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Branco Cartoon – Shock and Awe

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2017

Didn’t see it coming

Branco Cartoon – Shock and Awe

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9/21/2017 at 7:00am
For more A.F. Branco cartoons at Legal Insurrection click here.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwQJWl7VchU

Senate Plans to Vote on Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Next Week

Posted by  ▪  September 21, 2017

Will the Graham-Cassidy bill survive?

Senate Plans to Vote on Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Next Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwQJWl7VchU
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9/21/2017 at 1:00am
Republicans still can’t get their act together on Obamacare repeal, but, they’re moving forward nonetheless. Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced plans to move the Graham-Cassidy bill to the floor for debate next week. Do they have the votes to open up debate on this bill? Your guess is…
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Prager U: Are Some Cultures Better Than Others?

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Or are all cultures and their values equal?

Prager U: Are Some Cultures Better Than Others?

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9/20/2017 at 11:00pm
In the latest from Prager U, Dinesh D’Souza discusses the issue of cultural superiority. From Prager U: Are some cultures better than others? Or are all cultures and their values equal? Bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza, who was born in India and moved to America, explains. Follow Kemberlee on Twitter @kemberleekaye
 
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Bye-Bye Benny’s

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Iconic Rhode Island discount retailer closing all 31 stores, another casualty of the shift to online shopping.

Bye-Bye Benny’s

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9/20/2017 at 8:30pm
It’s tough for bricks-and-mortar retailers. We reported earlier this year, how Retailers Filing for Bankruptcy Keep Piling Up, May Set Record in 2017. And recently how Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Chapter 11 at least allows a retailer to reorganize, and perhaps survive in some form. But other retailers are simply folding up…
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Study: 44% Of College Students Think “Hate Speech” Is Not Protected Speech

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

They also believe that “hate speech” includes speech they find “offensive” and “hurtful”

Study: 44% Of College Students Think “Hate Speech” Is Not Protected Speech

https://twitter.com/JackSmithIV/status/901935615876374529
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9/20/2017 at 7:00pm
I used to be puzzled by patently- and provably-untrue statements made by prominent Democrats.  For example, former Democrat governor, presidential hopeful, and DNC chairman and current “Democrat consultant” Howard Dean stirred controversy earlier this year with his insistence that “hate speech” is not protected by the First Amendment. I wrote…
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Employees Who Mishandled Infants, Called Them ‘Mini Satans’ Removed From Navy Hospital

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Awful.

Employees Who Mishandled Infants, Called Them ‘Mini Satans’ Removed From Navy Hospital

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9/20/2017 at 6:30pm
The Naval Hospital Jacksonville has removed the employees who mishandled infants and called them “mini Satans” in photos that went viral. From The Washington Post: One video shows a female staffer in gloves and medical scrubs holding the infant by the armpit, moving the arms and body as music played in the…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT-GFN9BsV8

RIP American Navy Pilot Mitchell Flint: Israel’s 1948 War Hero

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Decorated World War II vet helped found the Israeli Air Force, Dies at 94

RIP American Navy Pilot Mitchell Flint: Israel’s 1948 War Hero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT-GFN9BsV8
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9/20/2017 at 5:30pm
Mitchell Flint, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot during World War II who later became a founding member of Israel’s legendary first fighter squadron and flew dozens of missions on behalf of the fledgling Jewish state during its 1948 War of Independence, died of natural causes on Saturday (September 16) at…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO0hIASuAqY

Mexico City Earthquake Kills at Least 225

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Second quake to hit the area in 12 days.

Mexico City Earthquake Kills at Least 225

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO0hIASuAqY
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9/20/2017 at 5:00pm
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday afternoon and officials have said it has so far killed 225 people, including children who were in school at the time. From CNN: “The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured,” President Enrique…
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Disturbing trend: local governments engage in lawfare, suing public records requesters

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

“These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government”

Disturbing trend: local governments engage in lawfare, suing public records requesters

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9/20/2017 at 4:00pm
The right of the private citizenry to make a public record request has, at least until recently, required local and federal governments to maintain a certain level of transparency. But a disturbing new trend has private citizens and even journalists flummoxed. In Louisiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Oregon, individuals requesting public records…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAmBLepUkAM

State Dept. Announces $32 Million in Aid for Rohingya Refugees

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

421,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh.

State Dept. Announces $32 Million in Aid for Rohingya Refugees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAmBLepUkAM
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9/20/2017 at 3:30pm
I have been documenting the horrors the Rohingya minority are facing in Myanmar and their cries for help as they face genocide and ethnic cleansing. 421,000 Rohingya have escaped to Bangladesh with next to nothing and aid groups doing as much as they can to help these people. The U.S. has answered…
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Toomey, Corker Announce ‘a Path Forward on Tax Reform’

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Possible $1.5 trillion in tax cuts.

Toomey, Corker Announce ‘a Path Forward on Tax Reform’

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9/20/2017 at 2:30pm
Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Corker (R-TN), two members with opposing views on fiscal policy, have announced “a path forward on tax reform” that “would allow for a tax reduction, as scored on a statistic basis, over a 10-year period.” They hope to Senate Budget Committee will vote on said…
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https://youtu.be/6MSMj1gQeb8

Lawmaker Proposes Legislation to Balance Ideology at Evergreen State College

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

“I don’t like the fact they are rigging debate there.”

Lawmaker Proposes Legislation to Balance Ideology at Evergreen State College

https://youtu.be/6MSMj1gQeb8
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9/20/2017 at 1:30pm
Representative Jim Walsh of Washington State has a plan to make Evergreen State a little less radical. Will it work? My Northwest reports: Lawmaker wants to approach Evergreen with ‘carrot and stick’ A Washington state lawmaker is promoting legislation in response to Evergreen State College’s controversial spring quarter. If passed, it would not only…
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/struggling-after-irma-face-potentially-catastrophic-hurricane-maria-n802701

Puerto Rico braces for visit from Hurricane Maria

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Meanwhile, new data challenges the inevitable assertions about climate change that will follow Maria’s wake.

Puerto Rico braces for visit from Hurricane Maria

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/struggling-after-irma-face-potentially-catastrophic-hurricane-maria-n802701
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9/20/2017 at 1:00pm
The Caribbean is bracing for another, potentially catastrophic hurricane, and the US territory of Puerto Rico appears to be in its projected path. Category 5 Hurricane Maria’s maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday…
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CBS News: Manafort wiretaps may have picked up conversations with Trump

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Manafort was in the wrong place (Trump campaign) at the wrong time (2016 election), so his business dealings are subject to prosecution pressure tactics.

CBS News: Manafort wiretaps may have picked up conversations with Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP3seSDY3QA
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9/20/2017 at 11:30am
WiretapGate keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A couple of days ago there were reports that Team Mueller told Paul Manafort he likely would be indicted, and that Manafort was wiretapped before and after the 2016 election. Today brings a report from CBS News that those wiretaps took place during the campaign. The media…
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https://youtu.be/qT4nQ_ZKtEs

“Stand With Melissa” Campaign Started for Fired Pro-Israel U. Maryland Prof

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Fighting back.

“Stand With Melissa” Campaign Started for Fired Pro-Israel U. Maryland Prof

https://youtu.be/qT4nQ_ZKtEs
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9/20/2017 at 10:30am
Former students of Professor Melissa Landa of the University of Maryland have already spoken out on her behalf, claiming she shouldn’t have been fired. Now a support campaign has been launched. From the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington website: Professor Melissa Landa strongly believes that anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias contributed to the…
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https://youtu.be/h6LfhkkqWIg

Confederate Statue Issue Enters Race for Governor of Virginia

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

“our history is our history”

Confederate Statue Issue Enters Race for Governor of Virginia

https://youtu.be/h6LfhkkqWIg
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9/20/2017 at 10:00am
Virginians will vote for governor this November after a race that has drawn little notice until recently. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam is the Democrat and former RNC chair Ed Gillespie is the Republican. The Virginia Constitution prohibits Terry McAuliffe from running again. During a debate moderated by Chuck Todd last night, the…
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https://twitter.com/standwithraul/status/910191017382596608

Three Democratic Congressmen Arrested at Trump Tower During Protest

Posted by  ▪  September 20, 2017

Arrested for civil disobedience.

Three Democratic Congressmen Arrested at Trump Tower During Protest

https://twitter.com/standwithraul/status/910191017382596608
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9/20/2017 at 8:30am
Officers arrested three Democratic congressmen outside of Trump Tower during a protest against President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration. From Fox News: Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva‏, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez and New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat were taken into custody by police, according to Grijalva’s campaign Twitter account and a Gutiérrez aide. Grijalva’s…
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