Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 3)
 

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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How Red is #NY27? Indicted Republican incumbent Chris Collins just declared victory

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:06pm 11/20/2018 at 7:06pm
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New York’s 27th congressional district, in the far western part of the state, is red.

How red? R+11.

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Airbnb to boycott Jews living in the ‘West Bank’

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Posted by    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:33pm 11/19/2018 at 9:33pm
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Airbnb has been under a sustained pressure campaign by anti-Israeli activist groups to cease listing homes and apartments for rent in Israeli Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).

The area was ethnically cleansed of Jews by the Jordanians after Jordan captured the area in Israel’s War of Independence. The...

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White House restores Jim Acosta’s press pass, issues new rules

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Posted by    Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:52am 11/19/2018 at 10:52am
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Jim Acosta and CNN were granted a Temporary Restraining Order on Friday, November 16, 2018, restoring Acosta’s White House “hard pass,” to allow him privileged access to the White House grounds for press briefings and other events, pending further court action.

The White House promptly announced that it would promulgate rules governing...

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Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Submits Resignation

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Posted by    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9:38pm 11/18/2018 at 9:38pm
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Controversial Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation just hours after a hand recount confirmed that Rick Scott won the Senate election.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel was the first to report the resignation:

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Acosta got his press pass back, but his media colleagues will pay the price

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Posted by    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:35pm 11/18/2018 at 7:35pm
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On Friday, November 16, 2018, the federal District Court in D.C. granted a temporary restraining order compelling the White House to reinstate CNN’s Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” that gives him privileged access to the White House for press briefings and events.

As described in our coverage of the decision, there is no...

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Court orders White House to restore Jim Acosta’s press pass

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Posted by    Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:30am 11/16/2018 at 10:30am
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Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee, has just ruled on the motion of Jim Acosta and CNN for a temporary restraining order restoring Acosta’s White House “hard pass”.

Based on reports from reporters in the media room, it appears that the Judge ruled that while the White House doesn’t have to...

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OANN Brief: Acosta’s “repeated, unprofessional conduct … has hindered our free press from functioning effectively during White House briefings”

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Posted by    Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:43am 11/16/2018 at 9:43am
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The Judge will rule today on the motion for a temporary restraining order filed by Jim Acosta and CNN.

While most of the media supports Acosta, One American News Network filed late on November 15, 2018, for permission to file an amicus brief (pdf.) (full embed at bottom of post) opposing...

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Jim Acosta and his media enablers are on the verge of creating law that will damage journalism

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Posted by    Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/15/2018 at 4:00pm

“Bad facts make bad law” is a common saying. What that means is that bad facts in a specific case can create legal precedent that is damaging to others, not just the bad actor in the case.

Nowhere is that more clear than in the pending motion by Jim Acosta and CNN,...

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Court adjourns without yet granting Jim Acosta and CNN the emergency injunction they requested

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:44pm 11/14/2018 at 5:44pm
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UPDATE: The Judge has postponed the decision from 3 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

A federal District Court Judge in D.C., Timothy Kelly, heard two hours of argument today on the motion for a temporary restraining order requested by CNN and Jim Acosta regarding his White House “hard pass”.

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Gov’t: Trump has discretion to limit Acosta access, particularly after “disrupting press proceedings”

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:30pm 11/14/2018 at 12:30pm
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On November 13, 2008, CNN and Jim Acosta filed in federal court in D.C. for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction seeking a court order overruling the White House decision to revoke Acosta’s “hard pass” — the press pass that provides Acosta with “regular and unescorted access to the White...

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