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Alan Grayson Burning Cross

Alan Grayson entitled to same presumption of innocence as George Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

Let’s not rush to judgment that Grayson is a wife-beater, because we’re, um, uh, better than that.

Alan Grayson’s wife, Lolita, has accused Grayson of physical battery, and obtained a protective order. The Orlando Sentinel reports: A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend. Lolita Grayson’s…
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3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (72% score)
 
Romeike Family

German homeschool family can stay in U.S.

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

A victory for the Romeike family, a loss for consistent enforcement of immigration laws.

Yesterday we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal from the Romeike family, which was seeking asylum in the U.S. due to Germany’s ban on homeschooling. The parents risked fines, imprisonment and loss of custody of their children if they returned and failed to send…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Lois Lerner House Testimony

Lois Lerner’s on again, off again, on again (?) testimony

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

Emails show negotiation over Lerner testimony, unclear what she will do tomorrow

The House Oversight committee on Monday released a series of emails between committee staff and an attorney for Lois Lerner after recent confusion about whether or not the former IRS official would testify before the committee this week. On Sunday, committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told FOX News Sunday that Lerner –…
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http://youtu.be/AMHxH5yyj9M

Debate: “Affirmative action on campus does more harm than good”

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

What if affirmative action actually hurts minorities?

Badger Pundit has the rundown on a debate at Harvard Law School over the proposition in the title of this post, Epic smackdown of affirmative action at Harvard — following debate, audience’s opposition rises nearly a third. It’s a discussion that people on campuses don’t like to have. Good for Harvard Law…
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1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (85% score)
 
Obamacare Burning

Another Obamacare delay? The HelpDemCandidates Delay Act of 2014

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

Nothing is surprising anymore.

Here we go again? According to The Hill, New O-Care delay to help midterm Dems: The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats. As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive…
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8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
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Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014
We have witnessed a series of “zero tolerance” incidents in which school officials punish young children, usually boys, for using their imagination to play act guns: 10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners 12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun” Maryand school offers counseling for students…
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8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)
 
Netanyahu AIPAC 2014 2

Netanyahu at AIPAC (Video of speech added)

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing the AIPAC conference this morning. Netanyahu to Abbas: “Recognize the Jewish state. No excuses, no delays. It’s time.” #AIPAC14— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 4, 2014 Peace is Israel’s highest aspiration. I am ready to make a historic peace with our neighbours the Palestinians. #AIPAC14 #Netanyahu—…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
2014-03-04_063028_Massad_Barhoum

Treating Syrian Casualties in Israel

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

Dr. Massad Barhoum Speaks at AIPAC

The video embedded at the bottom of the post is of Dr. Massad Barhoum, the medical director of the Western Galilee Medical Center, one of three Israeli hospitals to treat Syrians wounded in that country’s civil war. He tells of how his hospital was informed by the IDF that they would…
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3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
 
Bumper Sticker - Ithaca - 99 percent Obama

And you are proud of it?

Posted by  ▪  March 4, 2014

How’s that workin’ out for ya?

Spotted at the Wegmans parking lot in Ithaca last weekend. Part of a series.
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
 
Martha Robertson We Need Single Payer 2009

Martha Robertson, under fundraising cloud, named to “Red to Blue” list in NY-23

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2014

Democrats are putting a lot of eggs in Robertson’s basket.

Martha Robertson’s fundraising cloud just won’t go away in her challenge to Republican Tom Reed in NY-23. Robertson raised funds based on the claim that GOP operatives were caught trying to take down her website during a critical fundraising period. She never has come forward with any proof, and broke her promise…
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6 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (70% score)
 
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Hobby Lobby also argues its case in social media

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2014

Hobby Lobby using 21st Century tech to defend Biblical principles

You may have heard about the upcoming Supreme Court case of Sebellius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. On November 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., a case arising out of commitment of the Green family, the sole owners of Hobby Lobby S…
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8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (74% score)
 
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Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2014

How does warm press conference mesh with Obama’s warnings yesterday?

President Obama has been meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. From the Washington Post: Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.But facing a U.S.-imposed April…
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6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (95% score)
 
Obama Cuts Military Cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Armed Forces

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2014
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13 votes, 4.69 avg. rating (93% score)
 
Romeike Family

US Sup Ct refuses to hear Romeike homeschooling case

Posted by  ▪  March 3, 2014

Family faces deportation to Germany, where they risk fines, imprisonment and loss of children for homeschooling.

In an Orders list just released, the US Supreme Court has refused to grant certiorari to the petition filed by the Romeike family seeking asylum because of persecution of homeschoolers in Germany. The result is that the family faces deportation back to Germany, where they will risk fines, imprisonment, and loss of…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)