Posts by Amy Miller  (Page 3)
 

Phi Kappa Psi Sues Rolling Stone, Writer Over Discredited Campus Rape Article

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Posted by    Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:43pm 11/9/2015 at 4:43pm

The drama swirling around Rolling Stone, staff writer Sabrina Erdely, and the University of Virginia continued today when Phi Kappa Psi’s UVA chapter filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against the magazine over a (now-retracted) story claiming that a freshman girl was gang raped during a house party.

Erdely’s “A Rape on...

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Netanyahu at White House: “We have not given up our hope for peace”

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Posted by    Monday, November 9, 2015 at 1:24pm 11/9/2015 at 1:24pm

Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House to discuss ISIS, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, and the continuing scandal that is the Iran nuclear deal. It was the...

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Senator Ben Sasse: “The people despise us all”

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Posted by    Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:30am 11/8/2015 at 7:30am

The Senate is known for its well-prepared speeches and high-profile filibusters; what it’s not known for is for those speeches to have any real or lasting effect on long-term policymaking in Washington.

A freshman senator may have changed all that this week (okay, this is bluster, but bear with me) with...

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Carly Fiorina vs. The View, Part Deux: Point, Fiorina

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Posted by    Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 4:20pm 11/7/2015 at 4:20pm

Back in October, the ladies of “The View” decided to take out their political frustrations on Carly Fiorina’s…appearance.

The height of discourse, this show is not.

At any rate, their comments ignited a firestorm of intense politicking that culminated with a second appearance for Fiorina—and a panel in high dudgeon. Whoopi Goldberg kicked...

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Obama Says No to Keystone

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 4:22pm 11/6/2015 at 4:22pm

Earlier this week, the State Department rejected an industry request that they pause their review of the Keystone XL pipeline until the conclusion of negotiations between Nebraska policymakers and TransCanada officials. State rejected this request, and today, President Obama officially rejected TransCanada’s request to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

President Obama’s...

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Hillary Clinton Knew About Criminal Penalties for Mishandling Classified Information

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:45pm 11/6/2015 at 2:45pm

Last Friday, the State Department revealed that investigators had found 268 more classified emails stored on Hillary Clinton’s homebrew server. That discovery brought the grand total of sensitive messages stored where they never should have been stored to over 600.

We’ve still got three more releases to go, and there’s no...

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Report: Mustard Gas Used in Syria

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:15pm 11/5/2015 at 4:15pm

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has concluded that mustard gas was used during a late-August attack on the Syrian town of Marea. The chemical weapon was detected during a battle between Islamic State insurgents and rebel fighters just north of the ISIS stronghold in Aleppo. OPCW’s confidential...

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“Because I just said!” Reporter Kicked Out of Immigration Rally for…Asking Questions

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Posted by    Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:41pm 11/5/2015 at 2:41pm

Last summer, a young woman named Kate Steinle was murdered by an illegal immigrant named Francisco Sanchez. Sanchez had been previously detained and then released by San Francisco authorities under the city’s “sanctuary” laws. After Sanchez’s act of brutality hit the headlines, activists and conservatives in Congress sprang into action, drafting...

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Did an ISIS bomb bring down a Russian jet?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:26pm 11/4/2015 at 7:26pm

Last Saturday, a Russian jet carrying 217 passengers crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The Metrojet flight was making its way to St. Petersburg from a popular Red Sea resort when it went down in a remote, mountainous region of the Sinai.

Almost immediately, two European airlines suspended all travel over the region...

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State Department: Keystone XL Review Will Proceed

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 5:40pm 11/4/2015 at 5:40pm

Today the State Department informed TransCanada Corp. that the agency review of the Keystone XL pipeline and its associated permits will continue in spite of the corporation’s request that the process be paused.

TransCanada is currently in both a legal and logistical battle regarding the future pipeline’s route through Nebraska; the corporation...

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Brace Yourselves—the Media Just Made the Argument AGAINST Gun Control

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 5:06pm 11/3/2015 at 5:06pm

Back in October, I covered a Gallup poll that showed the majority of Americans don’t support a handgun ban. At the time, only 27% of Americans said they would support such a ban. Two studies covered by Legal Insurrection later that month revealed that the Obama Administration’s renewed push for stricter...

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Campaign 2.0: “Jeb Can Fix It” Flops Hard

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:10pm 11/3/2015 at 3:10pm

I officially feel sorry for Jeb Bush.

In the wake of the CNBC debate, I said without hesitation (for about the 55th time) that he simply doesn’t want to be president. I’ve seen nothing out of him that convinces me he really wants this.

(This is one of those “feature/bug” scenarios. I...

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TransCanada Wants to Hit “Pause” on Keystone XL Pipeline

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 1:13pm 11/3/2015 at 1:13pm

TransCanada, the Calgary-based company behind the push to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to pause the State Department’s review of the project until state-level negotiations on the actual construction of the pipeline are resolved.

TransCanada is currently in the middle of both a legal...

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You Should Be Worried about Erdogan’s Turkey

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:44pm 11/2/2015 at 7:44pm

Back in June, the anti-Democratic Erdogan regime fielded a major blow when Turkish voters, led by the Kurds, denied the Justice and Development Party (or A.K.P.) a parliamentary majority. It was a victory for not only the Kurds, but for liberal and/or secular Turks who had spent years protesting the power...

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Trump Goes Full Trump on MSM Debate Organizers

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Posted by    Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:44pm 11/2/2015 at 5:44pm

October’s CNBC-hosted Republican debate threw into full relief the bias inherent in the mainstream media’s handling of electoral politics. In the wake of the broadcast, both the MSM and RNC leadership fielded comments and accusations from candidates (and conservative bloggers…) rendered beyond frustrated at the CNBC moderators’ questions, tone, and...

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Bad Lip Reading Dresses Down the Debates

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Posted by    Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:30pm 11/1/2015 at 1:30pm

As much as I love electoral politics, every once in a while it’s good to flip the switch, stop taking things so seriously, and enjoy a heartfelt laugh at the expense of the politicians working their tails off to convince me that I should support their campaigns.

Let’s not kid ourselves—this...

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Video: #BlackLivesMatter Plays Hillary Like a Fiddle

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:00am 10/31/2015 at 7:00am

When it comes to social justice, no one is immune to the warriors’ tactics of persuasion—not even Hillary Clinton.

Yesterday, Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted an “African-Americans For Hillary” event with chants of “BLACK LIVES MATTER” and various hymns. Clinton was forced to pause her speech to address the interruption—and of course...

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