Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 20)
 

Beto skates past Elizabeth Warren in 2020 Dem polling

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Posted by    Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:30pm 12/3/2018 at 8:30pm

It’s too early for this.

NO, IT’S NOT.

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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by    Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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Did “ballot harvesting,” not a rejection of Trump, cost Republicans Orange County?

https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/republicans-lose-reagan-country-in-orange-county-1372374083795
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Posted by    Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8:14pm 12/2/2018 at 8:14pm
https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/republicans-lose-reagan-country-in-orange-county-1372374083795

What started as a good night for Democrats in the House on Election night 2018, turned into a very, very good result after paper ballots were counted days and sometimes weeks later.

In Orange County, often referred to as Reagan Country, it was a wipeout (see Map above).

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Brenda Snipes: On second thought, I’m not resigning as Broward Co. Election Supervisor

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article222488620.html
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Posted by    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 6:35pm 12/1/2018 at 6:35pm
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article222488620.html

I’m so old, I remember when Brenda Snipes, the controversial and disgraced Broward County Supervisor of Elections resigned after a firestorm of controversy over her handling of ballot counting in the 2018 midterms.

The resignation was effective January 4, 2019, the day after Republican Rick Scott’s term as Governor was to end...

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Brenda Snipes resigned effective next January 4, but Rick Scott just preemptively suspended her

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:30pm 11/30/2018 at 8:30pm
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Brenda Snipes, the Broward County Election Supervisor, is credited with making Florida ballot counting a joke, once again.

Republican Governor Rick Scott won the Senate race despite all the problems in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, where Bill Nelson closed the gap significantly after election day. Republican Ron DeSantis held off Andrew...

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More woman trouble for Michael Avenatti – Stormy Daniels turns on him

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 11/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Michael Avenatti has a woman problem again. No, not Julie Swetnick. No, not the woman in L.A. who accuses Avenatti of domestic violence.

Instead, it’s the woman who made Avenatti a household name: Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford.

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Airbnb’s hope for a 2019 public offering could be endangered by its boycott of Jews in the ‘West Bank’

https://www.facebook.com/airbnb/videos/302972220430074/
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Posted by    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/28/2018 at 5:00pm
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Airbnb is flying high.

It reportedly had $1 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2018, according to AP:

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Israeli company files discrimination claim under NY and CA law against Airbnb over ‘West Bank’ policy

https://www.facebook.com/airbnb/videos/302972220430074/
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Posted by    Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/26/2018 at 4:00pm
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Airbnb recently announced that it no longer would list homes for rent in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

Airbnb apparently singled out only Jewish-owned homes, and would continue to list homes in Arab communities in the West Bank.

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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, CIA Operations Officer killed in Afghanistan, 11-25-2001

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Posted by    Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/25/2018 at 7:00pm

Every year on November 25 we remember Johnny Micheal (“Mike”) Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was on that date in 2001 that Spann was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress.

The “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh was being held and interrogated at the...

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Reporters talk tough, but will they really defy new White House press conference rules?

https://twitter.com/ReliableSources/status/1066729920376840197?
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Posted by    Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/25/2018 at 4:00pm
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After the White House agreed to give CNN’s Jim Acosta his press “hard pass” back, the White House also rolled out new rules governing the conduct of press conferences.

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After Hillary lost 2016 presidential election, payoffs — I mean donations — to the Clinton Foundation plummeted

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Posted by    Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/24/2018 at 8:00pm
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Everybody put on your *shocked face* for what I am about to tell you.

In 2017, donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted compared to 2016. What possibly could have been the cause?

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Blown Israeli intelligence operation in Gaza has Hamas turning itself inside out

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Posted by    Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 12:04pm 11/24/2018 at 12:04pm

When news first broke that Nur Barake, a senior Hamas operative responsible for attack tunnel construction, was killed in an Israeli commando operation in Gaza, it was assumed that the operative was the target.

In the ensuing firefight, six more Hamas operatives were killed, as well as an Israeli special forces soldier....

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Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter for criticizing Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar

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Posted by    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/23/2018 at 7:00pm

The Twitter purge continues, but only of certain people.

If you are an Islamist anti-Semite like Louis Farrakhan, Linda Sarsour, or Congresswoman-elect Ihlan Omar, you are safe. If you are the military wing of Hamas, you are safe. If you are an unhinged anti-Trump conspiracy theorist, you are safe.

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Michelle Obama is the Democrat 2020 frontrunner, even if she doesn’t want to be

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Posted by    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:00am 11/23/2018 at 7:00am
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Michelle Obama says she doesn’t want to be president.

Yet she probably is the only Democrat capable of uniting the Democrat Party around something other than Trump hatred. It’s not that she doesn’t hate Trump, she’s made quite clear she does.

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A really quick Thanksgiving

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Posted by    Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/22/2018 at 8:00pm

I wasn’t planning on a “Thanksgiving” post.

This is a late in the day inspiration, now that we have returned home from a relative’s house and I’m fighting my best to keep from falling asleep.

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Trial of Kids Climate Change Lawsuit indefinitely postponed

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:14pm 11/21/2018 at 6:14pm
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The so-called Kids Climate Change Lawsuit seeks to hold the U.S. government liable for climate change and to compel remedial action. Seriously.

It’s a ludicrous lawsuit that was supposed to go to trial in late October 2018, after surviving a motion to dismiss.

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Court: NRA lawsuit against NY Gov Andrew Cuomo over “blacklist” can go forward

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00am 11/21/2018 at 11:00am
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The NRA appears likely to get its day in Court against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration.

We covered the lawsuit and the NRA’s longstanding dispute with Cuomo in May 2018, NRA sues NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for using financial regulator to “blacklist” NRA:

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