Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 4)
 

News Anchor accuses Al Franken of non-consensual kissing, groping in 2006

http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/
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Posted by    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:20am 11/16/2017 at 11:20am
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Leeann Tweeden, now a local radio news anchor in Los Angeles, has authored an article accusing Senator Al Franken of non-consensual sexual contact in 2006, during a USO tour in the Middle East. This contrasts with the accusations against candidate Roy Moore, which involve alleged conduct several decades ago.

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U. Michigan student govt passes watered-down anti-Israel non-divestment divestment resolution

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:40pm 11/15/2017 at 8:40pm
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There was a time that student government resolutions divesting from Israel were all the rage, and the center of the anti-Israel movement on campuses. We covered many such battles, most of which were defeated, though some passed.

They always were purely symbolic acts, since student governments have zero power to divest university...

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Cracks appear in Media Matters Twitter thuggery campaign against Hannity

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:30am 11/15/2017 at 8:30am
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Don’t think for a second that the attack on Sean Hannity’s advertiser’s led by Media Matters has anything to do with Hannity’s coverage of or interview with Roy Moore. The Moore coverage is just a pretext to carry out a plan to attack conservative media, Fox News and Hannity that has...

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Roy Moore “handwriting analyses” prove Trial by Twitter is no way to determine guilt or innocence

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:50pm 11/14/2017 at 9:50pm

Sunday night I asked, Would the Senate invoke Article I, Section 5, clause 2, to “expel” Senator Roy Moore?

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Don’t count Hillary out for 2020

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Posted by    Monday, November 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Donna Brazile’s revelation that the Hillary Clinton campaign co-opted the Democratic National Committee during the primaries was fairly devastating news to those still hoping for a Hillary 2020 run. The primaries being “rigged” further distances Bernie supporters, who provide all the energy in the party, from the Democrat establishment.

But make no...

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9th Circuit allows most of Trump Travel Order No. 3 to go into effect

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-surprises-first-batch-white-house-visitors-n730111
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Posted by    Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12:51pm 11/13/2017 at 12:51pm
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The District Court in Hawaii recently granted yet another injunction against a Trump Travel Order, in that case Travel Order No. 3. In light of prior Supreme Court stays of similar injunctions, the Hawaii District Court Order was plainly ridiculous. I noted at the time:

I can’t say I’m surprised by the...

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Would the Senate invoke Article I, Section 5, clause 2, to “expel” Senator Roy Moore?

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Posted by    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:00pm 11/12/2017 at 9:00pm
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The allegations against Roy Moore as detailed in a Washington Post story on November 9 are serious, and should be taken seriously. Because...

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Trump judicial confirmations moving along, but not fast enough

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Posted by    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00am 11/12/2017 at 11:00am

In numerous prior posts we have followed the tortuous process of getting Trump federal judicial nominees confirmed. Democrats have thrown down every procedural delay possible, even for nominees they didn’t oppose.

What Democrats fear is that Trump will take advantage of the historic opportunity handed him to reshape the federal judiciary for a...

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Amen

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Posted by    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00am 11/11/2017 at 7:00am

From Oregon Mike, who’s in Hawaii:

Happy Veterans Day from Kona!

Even saw a Trump sticker last night!!

Oregon Mike

 
 
 

Gibson’s Bakery sues Oberlin College over racial profiling accusations, Oberlin cuts business ties

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Posted by    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:15pm 11/10/2017 at 7:15pm

A year ago almost to the day, we covered a dispute involving Oberlin College students and a local bakery, Gibson’s Bakery.

The Oberlin students, with the support of some faculty and staff, accused the bakery of racial profiling three Oberlin students who were arrested for shoplifting. Those three students eventually pleaded guilty,...

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Lawsuit: BDS movement engineered takeover of American Studies Association

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Posted by    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/10/2017 at 1:00pm

The American Studies Association (ASA) passed an academic boycott of Israel in December 2013, along guidelines of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The ASA leadership backed the resolution, which was sent to the membership for a vote. Turnout for the onl...

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Get ready for The Left’s War on Scott Walker, 2018 Edition

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Posted by    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/9/2017 at 7:30pm

Scott Walker’s 2012 recall election wasn’t the first election I ever covered, but it definitely was one of the most intense.

It was what I called Wisconsin’s Long, Strange Trip, linking to our exhaustive coverage of all the crazy:

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Rumors of the demise of Betsy DeVos, Swamp-Drainer-in-Chief, are greatly exaggerated

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Posted by    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:45am 11/9/2017 at 11:45am

I saw it on Facebook. So it *must* be true. Betsy DeVos’s days are numbered, she’s on her way out, the swamp won.

The rumor was given a big boost when Salon.com ran an Alternet story about it.

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Election Late Night 2016 – Hillary’s destiny denied, Trump earthquake causes meltdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsvy10D5rtc&t=1482s
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Posted by    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:15pm 11/8/2017 at 10:15pm
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Earlier I covered how Election Day 2016 looked that morning, with Hillary expected to win easily, perhaps in a landslide, Election Day 2016 Morning – Awaiting Hillary Clinton’s Historic Victory.

As evening approached, the media, punditry, and Clinton team still were confident in Hillary’s win.

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Election Day 2016 Morning – Awaiting Hillary Clinton’s Historic Victory

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00am 11/8/2017 at 7:00am

Today we will have posts at key points during the day and evening retracing the 2016 presidential election day, ending with the late night stunner.

Coming into the day, it wasn’t supposed to be close. For months the demise of Donald Trump was predicted. This video compilation is pretty amaz...

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Russian lawyer meeting with Fusion GPS before/after Don Jr. mtg probably just *coincidence*

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:45pm 11/7/2017 at 8:45pm
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Remember the meeting Donald Trump, Jr. had with the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya? The meeting that Veselnitskaya arranged on the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton, but which appears to have been just a means of lobbying Trump on the Magnitsky Act. The leak about the meeting set off several news...

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NY Times: Our lawyer David Boies betrayed us by secretly helping Harvey Weinstein kill our reporting

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:05am 11/7/2017 at 10:05am
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Ronan Farrow, who did as much as anyone to rip the lid off the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment/assault scandal, has another eye-opener. And the subject is superstar lawyer David Boies, who among other things, represented the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage.

Weinstein, according to Ronan’s reporting, had an ...

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