Posts by Kemberlee Kaye  (Page 156)
 

Medicaid expansion: Does crime pay? (Video)

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 9/30/2014 at 7:00pm

The latest video from the Foundation for Government Accountability argues that Medicaid expansion under Obamacare places convicts in line for Medicaid benefits before the elderly and vulnerable.

According to the

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Proposed National Forest System regs create photo and filming confusion

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:24pm 9/29/2014 at 7:24pm

The latest victim in the Obama administration’s overregulationpalooza appears to be just about anyone who wants to snap a picture in a nationally designated forest.

Proposed regulations would require permits for still photography and commercial filming on National Forest System Lands.

According to the Federal Register:

“The proposed amendment would address the establishment of consistent national criteria...

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Ferguson, Missouri still a mess

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:55pm 9/27/2014 at 3:55pm

Although Ferguson is no longer taking up primetime news real estate, violent confrontations with law enforcement persist. Last month, protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

Thursday, protests (they’re still protesting the death of Michael Brown) got nasty as...

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Iraqi woman tortured and executed by ISIS over Facebook post

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30am 9/27/2014 at 10:30am

A Muslim civil rights lawyer and mother of three was found guilty of apostasy by an ISIS-founded sharia court in Mosul. Her offense? She posted a blog post to Facebook that was critical of ISIS’ destruction of places of worship. She was then tortured for days and suffered a public executed by...

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Eric Holder Set to Resign

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Posted by    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 11:56am 9/25/2014 at 11:56am

Eric Holder will step down today as Attorney General, at least according to NPR. Sources told NPR that Holder plans to remain in his post until a replacement has been confirmed:

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked...

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Psych study: “trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism”

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:15pm 9/23/2014 at 8:15pm
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They come in all shapes, forms, manners of caps lock, and misspelled profanity, but one thing’s certain: no one likes an internet troll.

Internet trolls are the thorn in the side of most people who dare to express an opinion on the internet. Trolls are the people completely disinterested in honest debate, but love to...

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Why I’m against drug testing for unemployment benefits and food stamps

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Posted by    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00pm 9/22/2014 at 8:00pm

It’s long been a rallying cry of the right: if you want to be on the public dole, you should be able to pass a drug test. You’ve seen the memes and the bumper stickers. Sounds good, right?

Governor Walker of Wisconsin has proposed his plan that would require drug testing for those...

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Ad implores women to break up with Obama

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Posted by    Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4:00pm 9/21/2014 at 4:00pm

This one made me chuckle. Staged as though Obama is her boyfriend, the ad shows a woman betrayed by President Obama’s promises.

She says:

“In 2008 I fell in love. His online profile made him seem perfect. Smart, handsome, charming, articulate, all the right values. I trusted him. But by 2012, our relationship was...

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Latest ISIS victim: Gory Halloween props banned

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Posted by    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:59pm 9/20/2014 at 6:59pm
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Post-September 11, George W. Bush encouraged Americans to return to normalcy. Go shopping, go to restaurants, don’t be afraid. When the dust settled and it became clear that our enemy was al Qaeda, the joke became, “don’t let the terrorists win!” Not in the mood to grab a beer? “Don’t let...

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Are Rand Paul’s inconsistencies fatal to a presidential bid?

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 9/19/2014 at 7:30pm
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Earlier this week the Democrats released a video contrasting Rand Paul statements against Rand Paul’s previous statements on a handful of issues. The video is a hatchet job and of course some things are taken out of context, but it highlights a major issue that’s been bugging me about Rand Paul.

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Scots reject independence

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Posted by    Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:51am 9/19/2014 at 4:51am

The Scots voted against independence yesterday. At the time the BBC called the referendum election, the No votes (those voting against the referendum for independence) had garnered 54% of the votes counted.

Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party and leader of the pro-independence movement, conceded the referendum loss late...

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Iranian “Happy” dancers jailed, sentenced to 91 lashes

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm 9/18/2014 at 7:00pm

This is a horribly heart-breaking story. Seven young Persians filmed their own rendition of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, but in totalitarian regimes like Iran’s, no good deed goes unpunished.

A CNN Reporter tweeted the following:

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Surprise! Obamacare subsidizes abortions

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:07pm 9/16/2014 at 6:07pm

For all the times we’ve been told Obamacare does not fund abortion, a new GAO report proves exactly the opposite. Salon wrote this fantastic piece decrying anti-choice activists who bought into the Obamacare-abortion myth, and last night the Washington Examiner released their findings related to the GAO report and recapped the...

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US working with Iran (but not Syria) in ISIS fight

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:30am 9/16/2014 at 11:30am

Our friends over at National Review pulled this little gem. We’ve officially entered foreign policy bizarro world when the Department of State is absolutely refusing to work with Syria, but is open to working with Iran to fight (however they’re defining that) ISIS.

Blitzer asked Department of State Spokesperson Marie Harf if...

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Then they came for the squeaky fresh cheese curds

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8:31pm 9/15/2014 at 8:31pm

If the FDA’s overreach into cheese doesn’t compel you to grab your pitchfork and take to the streets, nothing will. Last week, we wrote about the FDA’s French cheese tyranny. Looks like the situation is only becoming more dire.

According to The Gazette, a cheese factory that specializes in cheese curds is...

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Gloves off in final push for Scottish independence

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:30pm 9/15/2014 at 5:30pm

We’ve covered the recent push for Scottish independence here, here, and here. With the referendum vote coming up Thursday, the ‘No’ votes have abandoned polite dissuasion in favor of a more direct approach. The ‘Yes’ camp has also become a little less shy.

First, John Oliver. If you’re not familiar with the former...

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Join Monday’s Thunderclap to send get well wishes to Mandy Nagy

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:38pm 9/14/2014 at 2:38pm

UPDATE: The final count is in, at the bottom of the post.

If you’ve been following, Mandy Nagy, our beloved editor was recently hospitalized following a stroke. Mandy is invaluable not only to Legal Insurrection, but to the movement.

Our good friends...

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