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GAO: Obama admin broke law in Bergdahl swap

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

So what are you going to do about it? Huh, Congress?

Now this is interesting. The General Accounting Office has just issued a report concluding that the Department of Defense broke the law in the Bergdahl-Taliban swap (h/t @JakeTapper). It has to do with the requirement of congressional notification prior to transferring a detainee at Gitmo. Bowe Bergdahl was swapped for 5 high…
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#Ferguson Updates – Is the worst over?

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

What will the media do now?

The latest developments, a growing list, feel free to add more in the comments: NY Times, Missouri National Guard to Withdraw From Ferguson as Tensions Ease: As tensions on the streets here seemed to ease on Thursday, Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from the city. “I greatly appreciate…
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Three senior Hamas commanders killed, fate of Mohammed Deif uncertain

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

Hamas suffers a big blow, but is its military chief dead or alive?

Following up on an airstrike that hit the house of terror mastermind Mohammad Deif, Israel killed three Hamas commanders last night. Raed al-Attar, Mohammad Abu Shmallah and Mohammad Barhoum. While there are still conflicting accounts as to whether Deif was killed or not, including a disappearing death certificate; three of his…
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“Fat Shaming” becomes big issue in key congressional race (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

Political analyst: “a lot of folks” will say “this is an outrageous depiction of Tom Reed when he was a lot heavier.”

Martha Robertson is the Democratic challenger to Republican Tom Reed in the key NY-23 swing congressional district in upstate New York. Robertson is a “Red-to-Blue” DCCC designee, meaning that they rate her as one of the top prospects to flip a Republican seat. But the campaign has not been going well for…
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Wendy Davis campaigns on sexual assault reform

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

Interesting how this proposal comes just over two months before the election.

Earlier this month, Wendy Davis fell into the gutter with a new ad accusing current Texas Attorney General and fellow gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott of being soft on rape. Politicos on both sides of the aisle were put off by the ad, and many consultants believe that she may have actually…
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Pro-Israel student attacked at Temple U.

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2014

Students for Justice in Palestine admits pro-Israel student assaulted, but denies claimed anti-Semitic slurs.

When I told you on July 16 that I was Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall, you might have thought I was needlessly worried. But I have observed over the past academic year the increasing fury and frustration of the campus BDS movement – and that was before Gaza. So in my…
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AACONS Interviews Charles Krauthammer and Brian Kilmeade

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

Fox News fixtures Charles Krauthammer and Brian Kilmeade discuss new books!

[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS will begin posting their weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Listen To Politics Conservative Internet Radio Stations with AACONS on BlogTalkRadio Visit AACONS Blog Talk Radio page and…
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

Reports: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was beaten by Michael Brown

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

How would this evidence have changed public perception had it come out before the riots?

Fox News is reporting that police officer Darren Wilson was severely beaten by Michael Brown during the confrontation that ended with Brown’s death: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye…
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Holder Goes to Ferguson, makes matters (a) better, or (b) worse?

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

Will aggressive federal intervention make matters worse?

Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with law enforcement and civil rights leaders in Ferguson, Missouri today in an attempt to ease racial tensions in the St. Louis Metro area. It’s unclear, however whether Holder’s presence will calm the violence, or make things more difficult for local and state law enforcement: Justice…
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Senior Hamas official: We were behind kidnapping and murder of 3 Israeli teens

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

Viral NY Magazine article claimed Israel made it all up.

Earlier in the day, there were tweets from reporters about a Hamas admission during a conference in Turkey that its military wing was behind the kidnap and murder of there Israeli teens: #Breaking #Hamas leader Haruri takes responsibility for kidnaping, murder of three Israeli teens. Confession on @channel10 #fb— Richard C. Schneider…
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Obama Statement James Foley

Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

“We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.”

President Obama just gave a live statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of journalist James Foley. He condemned the murder, insisted that it was not representative of Islam as many of ISIS’ victims are Muslim, and called to vigilence. #Breaking: “Entire world is appalled” at killing of Mr. Foley, POTUS says, calling…
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Texas Dems strategy imploding

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

Why are Texas democrats willing to bet on a weak case against Rick Perry?

The midterm elections in Texas are shaping up to be just as interesting as the run to 2016, and the recent indictment of Governor Rick Perry is only serving as fuel for the fire as battle lines are drawn between conservatives and progressives. The apparent weakness of the charges against Governor Perry…
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Oakland Block the Boat sign No Peace Before Liberation

#BlockTheBoat – Once again BDS tells us it’s about destroying Israel

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

By raising the Hamas flag, they tell us how they really feel

We have seen how on Twitter, and on the streets of Europe and elsewhere, the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement tells us how they really feel. And how they really feel is that Israel must be destroyed. That’s not, of course, what they and their compatriots as groups like Jewish…
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Mohammed Deif

Mohammed Deif – Dead or Alive?

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2014

Fate of Hamas military head uncertain after Israeli attack on his house

LIVE feeds added at bottom of post Mohammed Deif is the head of Hamas’ military wing. Israel has made several attempt to assassinate him over the years, injuring but not killing him. The latest was last night, but Deif’s fate is unknown: Hundreds of Palestinians turned out on Wednesday for the funeral of the wife…
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