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Ellison Barber

White House Won’t Confirm Obama’s Sequester Pay Cut

Posted by  ▪  May 21, 2014

All Obama promises come with an expiration date.

When Obama was claiming the sequester would be disastrous, he said he’d take a cut in pay. Did he? No one seems to know. Ellison Barber of the Washington Free Beacon provided an update yesterday… Ellison Barber: WH Won’t Say if President Took Pay Cut Like He Promised Staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon…
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Primary Night: McConnell wins (KY), Perdue-Kingston Runoff (GA), Wehby (OR)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

(updates to follow as results known in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon Republican primaries)

Kentucky Well, that was quick. Major media have called the race for Mitch McConnell. Erick Erickson says he donated to McConnell even before the polls closed. If I can, you can. #majority pic.twitter.com/nVsGXnalue— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2014 Rally around the Mitch? We congratulate Senator McConnell and urge Republicans to come together to defeat Alison Lundergan…
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China unhappy after cyber espionage charges

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

China warns recent indictment against several of its military officers will harm relations with U.S.

China is not taking lightly the recent announcement that the United States has charged five Chinese military officers with conspiring to hack into computers of commercial entities in the U.S. for competitive and economic advantage. In response to Monday’s announcement, China’s Assistant Foreign Minister summoned U.S. ambassador to China, Max Baucus, to…
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San Diego Fire #01

Arson Task Force to investigate San Diego Wildfires

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Man-made disaster

With a little help from cooler temperatures, atmospheric moisture, and robust emergency response, San Diego’s recent wildfires are well contained and a return to normal life is resuming for San Diego Residents…almost. As we reported earlier, evacuations have been lifted for residents of Camp Pendleton military base in San Diego, though some…
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What is going on in Mississippi Republican Senate primary? (Update)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Multiple angles of potential dirty dealing

I haven’t focused much on the Mississippi Republican Senate primary, in which Chris McDaniel is challenging Thad Cohran, except to have previously noted that NRSC race card play against challenger hurts us all. But the latest intrigue makes what came before look like child’s play.  Ed Morrissey and Allahpundit at Hot Air have…
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Dinesh D'Souza from Trailer America

Dinesh D’Souza pleads guilty to campaign finance charge (Update: Interview video)

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Lessons: (1) Don’t break the law, (2) especially if you are a high-profile critic of the administration.

We previously covered Dinesh D’Souza’s indictment on campaign finance fraud based on reimbursing others for campaign donations. The case stunk of selective prosecution, but selective prosecution is not a legal defense except in the most extreme circumstances. If you are caught speeding, it’s not a defense that others were speeding too. Today D’Souza pleaded…
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“I believe in truth even when it offends people’s sensibilities”

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

It’s not “Islamophobic” to stand up for the rights of women in the Muslim world.

We previously covered the revocation of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s invitation to be the Commencement speaker at Brandeis University as part of a larger effort to brand the defense of women’s rights in the Muslim world as “Islamophobic”: Honor Diaries: The silence of Western feminists is deafening Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The silence of…
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Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Yes we can!

Could 2014 be another 2010? There’s some recent polling evidence to support Republicans doing well. POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Democrats: President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the…
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Question for conservatives: Whom do you trust?

Posted by  ▪  May 20, 2014

Valerie or John?

Why would any conservative believe anything Valerie Jarrett says about what John Boehner promised to do? Conservatives have good reason to neither like nor trust Boehner. In addition, conservatives have been betrayed by the GOP before, so often that they’ve come to expect it. But seriously, what reason would Valerie Jarrett have to…
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U.S. charges Chinese military officers in cyber espionage case

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

Indictment alleges defendants conspired to hack into computers of commercial entities in the U.S.

The Justice Department today announced the indictment of several Chinese military officers over accusations of economic cyber espionage against American companies and organizations. From the Washington Post: A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has found that five Chinese People’s Liberation Army members hacked into the computers of a number of businesses and organizations…
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Suspended Columbia athlete files federal lawsuit over campus sexual assault conviction

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

Alleges one night stand was consensual, and university deprived him of due process rights under campus pressure to prosecute student athletes

Columbia University has been the focus of heated arguments over the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints. In recent days, the names of alleged “rapists” have been scrawled on bathroom walls and in flyers, as reported at The Columbia Spectator, The NY Daily News, and The Columbia Lion, and Jezebel, which provided this redacted…
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Vassar Nazi cartoon reflects campus dehumanization of Israel

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

Pro-Israel student leader at Vassar was warned: “Remember the devil has enough advocates”

Shortly before my speech at Vassar on May 5, 2014, Julian Hassan, the President of the Vassar Conservative-Libertarian Union which organized the event, received a message on a Facebook group from a leader of Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine: “Remember the devil has enough advocates.” Hassan responded: “Oh well we used to be…
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Georgia State Law

A southern style legal education and a lesson in diversity

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

“Remember that diversity exists in more than just the tone of one’s skin, but in their thoughts and opinions as well.”

I graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law on Friday and, as tends to happen at occasions like this, I found myself reflecting on the years I spent there. As I thought about the many specific instances of triumphs and shortcomings I experienced while in law school, I continually circled…
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Narendra Modi Indian Election Victory

Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

The second most populous country in the world just elected a strong pro-Israel leader and party.

I don’t know much about Indian politics, so I haven’t written about the election sweep which threw out the long-dominant Congress Party. I do know that successive Indian governments have had at times contradictory relations with with Israel; not as crazed anti-Israel as many, but not solidly on Israel’s side either. Indian-born writer Vijeta…
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No Fluke: Anita Hill was one of the first people to contact Jill Abramson

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

There isn’t enough popcorn in the world…

I just don’t know how much more I can take of the escalating brawl between The NY Times and its fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson. Abramson is playing the sexism card on The Times the way The Times plays the sexism card on Republicans. The Times responded by playing the “nuts” defense on…
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(Trigger Warning) You commencement disinviters are immature brats

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

And also take your privilege check and …

That’s a rough paraphrase of the Commencement address at Haverford College yesterday, via The Blaze: After more than 40 Haverford College students and three professors protested an invitation to Robert Birgeneau — former chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley — to speak at the suburban Philadelphia school’s commencement, Birgeneau eventually bowed out. Those opposed…
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How unbearable will Hillary’s 2016 run be? This unbearable.

Posted by  ▪  May 19, 2014

A non-stop cacophony of contrived cackles.

Source >> Barbara Walters Last appearance on The View. Really want to punish yourself? Click here (don’t worry, it’s safe for work, but you may never be the same).