Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 80)
 

Modern Language Association members pass ANTI-BDS resolution by 2-1 margin

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:10pm 6/14/2017 at 7:10pm

In a severe blow to the anti-Israel academic boycott movement, the 18,000 member Modern Language Association has passed a Resolution explicitly rejecting the academic boycott of Israel.

The academic boycott of Israel had been termed a grave threat to the academic freedom of everyone and the free exchange of ideas by over...

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195 Congressional Democrats file Emoluments Lawsuit against Trump

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/
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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:20pm 6/14/2017 at 12:20pm
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In a case docketed today, 195 Democratic Senators and Congressmen, led by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman John Conyers, filed suit against President Trump seeking to declare a violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. This follows a prior lawsuit by the Attorney Generals of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Jeff Sessions slew the innuendo dragon today

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30pm 6/13/2017 at 9:30pm

Watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was both an inspiring and infuriating experience.

When it comes to inspiration, there’s Jeff Sessions. He did as well as he possibly could in slaying the media and Democratic innuendo machine. For several months we have heard conspiracy theory...

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Confirmed (again): Hamas used hospitals to launch rockets during 2014 Gaza conflict

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Hamas provoked the 2014 Gaza war through relentless rocket launches at Israel.

In retaliating, Israel faced a dilemma — Hamas used the Gaza civilian population as human shields. Hamas also intimidated journalist into trying to cover up this human shield strategy so that the media focused primarily on the civilians killed or...

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Trump at risk from Comey/Mueller: If “they don’t get you on the crime, they get you on the process”

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:10pm 6/12/2017 at 9:10pm
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I was a guest today on Newsmax TV – America Talks Live with Bill Tucker.

The main topic was my post about James Comey’s Senate testimony, Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friends:

“… the case has dramatically changed since James Comey was outed, or outed himself, as the leaker of a...

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9th Circuit upholds Hawaii injunction against Trump Travel Order No. 2

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:50pm 6/12/2017 at 1:50pm
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We’ve been here before. Another judicial opinion upholding an injunction against Trump’s Travel Order No. 2. This time from the 9th Circuit arising out of the injunction by the Hawaii District Court.

The Opinion (pdf.) is embedded below. The Trump administration already has the Hawaii injunction be...

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Jewish Voice for Peace targeted at-risk LGBTQ contingent in Israel Day Parade

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:15pm 6/11/2017 at 9:15pm

There apparently is no depth to which so-called Jewish Voice for Peace will not go in its anti-Zionist activism.

For those who are not familiar, JVP’s name itself is highly misleading, as it is not Jewish and is not for peace. Rather, JVP provides a Jewish cover for the anti-Semites and Israel-bashers...

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Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friends

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Posted by    Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:35am 6/11/2017 at 10:35am

The Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller barely has gotten off the ground, and already there is a stench.

That stench was created by former FBI Director James Comey, who admitted in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked, through a friend, memoranda purporting to document improper conversations between...

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Trump denies key Comey claims, willing to testify under oath (Reader Poll: Will Trump actually testify?)

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Posted by    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:23pm 6/9/2017 at 3:23pm

Donald Trump has laid down the gauntlet, or maybe taken the bait, on key portions of James Comey’s Senate testimony.

We’ll have a transcript and video when available. Here are the key Trump points: Never told Comey to close Flynn investigation, never asked for loyalty pledge, willing to testify under oath.

On the...

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British Election Final Results: Theresa May pulls out slim victory

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/09/general-election-results-theresa-may-talks-dup-coalition/
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Posted by    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:30am 6/9/2017 at 8:30am
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Oh what a night.

The disaster to Western Civilization from a Jeremy Corbyn Labour Party victory “may” have been averted. The British Conservative Party lost seats, and doesn’t have an absolute majority in the House of Commons, but appears to have struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party.

The Telegraph reports:

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Pathetic endings to prosecutorial careers of James Comey and Loretta Lynch

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Posted by    Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/8/2017 at 7:00pm

I was not able to watch James Comey’s testimony today live, as I was in the car much of the day.

I was able to listen to the first hour and a half on terrestrial radio, as so many AM stations were carrying it that I was able to keep tuned even...

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While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:00pm 6/7/2017 at 10:00pm
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It’s understandable why everyone is focused on The Greatest Show on Earth, the appearance of James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

But barring some surprise testimony not in Comey’s prepared statement, the hearing will merely confirm “bad” news for Trump already leaked to the press –...

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Comey: Told Trump not personally under investigation, no attempt to interfere in Russia probe

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:32pm 6/7/2017 at 2:32pm

The official statement (pdf.) from James Comey, to be read during the hearing tomorrow, has bombshells — but they are helpful to Donald Trump. The statement is embedded in full at the bottom of this post.

Comey confirms — contrary to media reports — that he told Trump that Trump was not personally...

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Countdown to Comeygeddon – Nuclear Blast or Dud?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:25pm 6/6/2017 at 7:25pm
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On Thursday James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

It will be the Greatest Show on Earth that day, broadcast live by every major network:

“The Young and the Restless” will be preempted by a different soap opera on Thursday. The star will be former FBI director James B. Comey.

In a...

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen descendant of Pocahontas: Would be “sensitive topic” to tell Liz Warren

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/06/05/badass-women-of-washington-jeanne-shaheen-dana-bash-orig.cnn/video/playlists/badass-women-of-washington/
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Posted by    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/6/2017 at 2:30pm
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Elizabeth Warren has claimed at various points in her life to be Native American, most notably when she was climbing the law professor ladder. When she got tenure at Harvard Law School, she dropped the self-identification.

By all available evidence, Warren’s claims are false.

Warren never has come forward with any credible evidence,...

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Stupid travel “ban” tricks

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:05pm 6/5/2017 at 7:05pm
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There he went again.

Early this morning Donald Trump launched a twitter storm regarding the issue of the Executive Orders regarding visa entry to the U.S. from 6 (originally 7) majority Muslim nations previously identified by the Obama administration as posing unique security risks.

On January 28, 2017, just after the first Executive...

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Justice for Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10:00am 6/5/2017 at 10:00am

You may recall Rasmea Odeh, who recently pled guilty to one count of obtaining naturalization unlawfully based on her non-disclosure on immigration forms of her conviction and imprisonment in Israel for the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She also was convicted of attempting...

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