Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 730)
 

Senate Lawyers Paper-Over Reid and Durbin’s Burris Problem

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Posted by    Monday, January 12, 2009 at 4:13pm 1/12/2009 at 4:13pm

It has just been announced that Senate lawyers have agreed that Roland Burris’ paperwork is in order, and he should be seated. If you followed the commentary on my post The Burris-Murkowski Double Standard, you would have seen this coming. There is no way that Reid and Durbin could maintain the...

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The Burris-Murkowski Double Standard

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:43am 1/11/2009 at 10:43am

Harry Reid and Dick Durbin have been adamant that they will not seat Roland Burris unless Illinois Secretary...

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Harry Reid Is Wrong — There Has Been A Senate Appointment Without A Secretary Of State Certification

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 6:17pm 1/10/2009 at 6:17pm

Harry Reid is refusing to seat Roland Burris because Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will not sign a certificate complying with Senate Rule 2. Reid made the following statement justifying his position:

And we have a situation here...

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Emergency Alert: Islamic Jihad Seizes Israeli Soldiers’ Hot Dogs

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 4:55pm 1/10/2009 at 4:55pm

This just in:

First, the bad news – Islamic Jihad has seized the hot dogs of invading Zionist-entity soldiers.

Next, the good news – The hot dog wrappers were empty.

Then, the really good news –

“Meanwhile, the IDF has boasted somewhat more impressive achievements Saturday. The army said it killed Gaza City rocket chief...

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Even More Childish Reasons To Support Sanjay Gupta

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 3:51pm 1/10/2009 at 3:51pm

Yesterday I posted Support Sanjay Gupta Since Michael Moore Hates Him. A nice, tight little piece joking how the mere fact that Michael Moore hates Sanjay Gupta is enough for me to support Gupt...

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Will The Fate Of The Constitution Turn On An 8×10″ Framed Certificate?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:58am 1/10/2009 at 9:58am

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Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, needlessly has created a potential constitutional crisis over the seating of Roland Burris, the lawful appointee of Illinois Gov....
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U.S. In Massive Arms Resupply To Israel Days Before Obama Inauguration

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 8:59pm 1/9/2009 at 8:59pm

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that the U.S. has arranged for a charter ship “to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as ‘ammunition’ on two separate journeys from...

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Harry Reid’s Ego v. The Junior Senator From Illinois

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:55pm 1/9/2009 at 2:55pm

Harry Reid refuses to give in to the U.S. Constitution. With each passing day, Reid has been embarrassing himself more and more. The decision of the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Roland Burris is the lawful appointee of Gov. Rod Blagojevich makes clear that this dispute is about Reid’s ego,...

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Illinois Supreme Court Denies Burris Request – Does Burris Win By Losing?

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:56pm 1/9/2009 at 1:56pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied the request of Roland Burris for a writ of mandamus ordering Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and seal the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. While seemingly a loss for Burris, t...

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A Simple Solution To The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:30am 1/9/2009 at 10:30am

In a previous post, I discussed the lawsuit filed by Roland Burris in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to compel Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to sign...

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Support Sanjay Gupta Since Michael Moore Hates Him

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:38am 1/9/2009 at 9:38am

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Opposition appears to be growing to Barack Obama’s intention to nominate Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General. The opposition is among Democrats who want to push single-payer (i.e., nationalized) healthcare. This opposition apparently stems from a confrontation Gupta had with Michael Moore over Moore’s...

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Another Example Of Why Obama’s Infrastructure Plan Is A Waste

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:03am 1/9/2009 at 9:03am

My home state of Rhode Island has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to grabing proposed federal instrastructure stimulus dollars. Although it has been known for weeks if not months that Barack Obama was ready to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at historically inefficient and mob-influenced infrastructure projects,...

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Providence Journal Columnist Compares Israel To Auschwitz Prison Guards

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:00pm 1/8/2009 at 8:00pm

In a guest column in The Providence Journal, Susanne Garrison Hoder of Tiverton, Rhode Island, “founder of the Interfaith Peace Initiative,” compares Israel to Auschwitz prison...

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Illinois House Impeachment Report Sets Up Clash Over Fitzgerald Prosecution Evidence

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 10:40am 1/8/2009 at 10:40am

The Illinois House impeachment committee has just released its Proposed Report on its investigation and recommendation of impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The 69-page report will be the subject of further posts, but one thing is clear, the Report sets up an inevitable clash with U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald over evidence...

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Hoping For The Wrong Result On The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:46am 1/8/2009 at 8:46am

Legally, the Illinois Supreme Court should rule that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is required to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. But emotionally and politically, I hope the Illinois Supreme...

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Catch 22 — Burris Suit Turns on Meaning of “Commissions”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:29pm 1/7/2009 at 4:29pm

On December 31, 2008, Roland Burris filed suit in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order compelling Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment (see Exhibit A to Burris’ Complaint) signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Burris to Barack Obama’s open...

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At Least Harry Reid Didn’t Call Roland Burris “Articulate and Clean”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:27am 1/7/2009 at 11:27am

Harry Reid just held a news conference in which he continued to refuse to seat Roland Burris. Reid’s justifications are transparent and unjustifiable. Reid claims he is waiting for the Illinois Supreme Court to force Illino...

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