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DEBATE PART 2: Liveblogging the Primetime Candidates

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

*DING* Round 2!

DEBATE PART 2: Liveblogging the Primetime Candidates

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8/6/2015 at 8:45pm
Everyone still with us? That first debate wasn’t just a debate–it was a firehose of information, talking points, and (most importantly) soundbites. The night is young, though, and we’re ready to see how the top ten candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination measure up. Here’s who you should expect to see…
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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/schumer-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/

Iran Nuke Deal – Chuck Schumer’s time for choosing (UPDATE – Schumer AGAINST Deal)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Obama loyalist to the bitter end?

Iran Nuke Deal – Chuck Schumer’s time for choosing (UPDATE – Schumer AGAINST Deal)

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/schumer-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/
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8/6/2015 at 7:30pm
Senator Charles (“Chuck”) Schumer of New York faces a particularly tough choice: back Obama’s Iran deal and anger many of his New York Jewish constituents, or oppose the deal and anger Obama and much of the Democratic Party leadership. My prediction: Schumer will cave to Obama and cling to his own long-nourished…
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http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/06/russia-hacks-pentagon-computers-nbc-citing-sources.html

Reset Button Activated: Russia hacks Pentagon

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Wonder what Edward Snowden thinks.

Reset Button Activated: Russia hacks Pentagon

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/06/russia-hacks-pentagon-computers-nbc-citing-sources.html
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8/6/2015 at 6:19pm
After the Office of Personnel Management Chinese hacking, it seems that almost no government system is secure. Now another example. From NBC News: U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system, which has been shut down and taken offline for nearly two weeks….
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LIVE: Candidates Face Off in First GOP Presidential Debate (5 pm Liveblog)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Battle for top tier status

LIVE: Candidates Face Off in First GOP Presidential Debate (5 pm Liveblog)

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8/6/2015 at 4:52pm
It’s time, people. Debate season is upon us, and tonight, we get double the pleasure of watching seventeen Republican candidates face off in two debates. This post will cover the first debate; these participants didn’t poll in the top ten of all GOP candidates, but many are saying that this slate…
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Will we see riots on #Ferguson anniversary?

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Slow recovery, or no recovery?

Will we see riots on #Ferguson anniversary?

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8/6/2015 at 3:15pm
It’s hard to believe that we started talking about Ferguson almost a year ago. For better, worse, or neutral, what happened in that town between teenager Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson has changed the way this country regards the ever-evolving relationship between citizens and the police. August 11th marks…
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Steven Salaita lawsuit survives Motion to Dismiss (Update – Chancellor Resigns)

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Key claims can move forward, while some claims dismissed.

Steven Salaita lawsuit survives Motion to Dismiss (Update – Chancellor Resigns)

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8/6/2015 at 1:34pm
The Court in the Steven Salaita lawsuit, arising out of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ decision not to hire him, has just issued a Memorandum and Opinion [Full Embed at bottom of post] which allows his key claims to move forward. For background on the case, see our prior posts: Anti-Israel…
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Hungary gets tough on mass immigration, builds border fence

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Hungary’s stand irks EU Heavyweights

Hungary gets tough on mass immigration, builds border fence

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8/6/2015 at 12:00pm
Common sense is a rare commodity in Brussels (the seat of European Union’s bureaucracy) when it comes to tackling the issue of mass immigration. The number of immigrants entering the European Union by land and sea has risen drastically in 2015. According to the UN, 153,000 migrants have crossed into Europe so…
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Reverse Pinkwashing: Exploiting isolated Israeli anti-gay violence to excuse widespread Palestinian LGBT persecution

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Palestinian Gay Pride Parades Always Are Violence Free – Because There are None

Reverse Pinkwashing: Exploiting isolated Israeli anti-gay violence to excuse widespread Palestinian LGBT persecution

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8/6/2015 at 10:30am
After a murder and multiple stabbing at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last Thursday, by an individual who perpetrated an attack a decade ago, the anti-Israel movement has kicked into high gear. There is a concerted effort to undermine an indisputable truth — Israel is the safest, most-welcoming, most open society for…
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Bobby Jindal Does Push-Ups, Goofs Off with Buzzfeed

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Are they laughing with him, or at him?

Bobby Jindal Does Push-Ups, Goofs Off with Buzzfeed

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8/6/2015 at 9:00am
Remember Bobby Jindal? He may have not made it into tonight’s Fox News debate as a top-tier candidate, but he hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, he’s become the next in a line of Republican candidates who have taken to more liberal outlets for a shot at becoming the next political viral…
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Jon Stewart’s Double Standards – A Retrospective

Posted by  ▪  August 6, 2015

Speaking truth to power (as long as Republicans are in charge.)

Jon Stewart’s Double Standards – A Retrospective

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8/6/2015 at 7:00am
It’s ironic and perhaps not accidental that tonight marks both the first Republican Primary debate on FOX News, and the final episode of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I look forward to a ratings comparison next week. Stewart’s political shell game occupies two sides of the same coin. On the first…
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So then I saw these photos of George W. Bush reporting for jury duty

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

Miss him yet?

So then I saw these photos of George W. Bush reporting for jury duty

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8/5/2015 at 8:45pm
There really isn’t much to smile about these days. Looking for something to write about tonight was an exercise in been there, done that: (1) Obama-Kerry anointing Iran regional nuclear hegemon at Israel’s expense, and belittling people who disagree – √ (2) Anti-Israel propaganda machine firing on all cylinders – √ (3) Planned Parenthood sells baby parts for…
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Scott Walker has a Question for the Fox News Debate Slate

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

…how will they answer?

Scott Walker has a Question for the Fox News Debate Slate

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8/5/2015 at 7:15pm
Tomorrow, ten Republican candidates will stand on a stage in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural debate of the 2016 cycle. Personally, I’m preparing myself for a lot of nonsense in the hours leading up to the main event. So far, our slate of candidates has not held back on lobbing personal…
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http://www.hoover.org/research/great-terror-40

Robert Conquest, who documented Stalin’s terror, dead at 98

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

Reviled by the Left, while for me it became personal.

Robert Conquest, who documented Stalin’s terror, dead at 98

http://www.hoover.org/research/great-terror-40
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8/5/2015 at 5:45pm
The British-American historian Robert Conquest died on August 3, 2015, at age 98. That name may not ring a bell to you, but it does to students of Soviet history, of which I was one in college. In the 1960s Conquest documented the extent of Stalin’s terror, which outlets such as The NY…
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Obama: I have met the enemy, and it is Republican

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

What don’t you understand about “Death to America?”

Obama: I have met the enemy, and it is Republican

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8/5/2015 at 4:16pm
“I say this not to be provocative, but to state a fact.” That was the theme of President Obama’s speech today at American University, in which he offered a spirited, low-blown defense of the Iran nuke deal. The address, however, was indeed provocative, and more often than not devoid of the very…
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State Department Plays Politics, Manipulates Human Trafficking Report

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

Institutionalizing a gray area for slavery, trafficking

State Department Plays Politics, Manipulates Human Trafficking Report

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8/5/2015 at 2:48pm
The US State Department has problems. Whether we’re talking about major, deadly problems like the Benghazi scandal, or their mere inability to keep it together for a press conference, you can always count on State to show time and again what it means to achieve mediocrity at the highest levels. There’s…
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Reince Priebus Throws Biden-Shaped Wrench in Clinton Machine

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

Do “Nice Guys” win the White House?

Reince Priebus Throws Biden-Shaped Wrench in Clinton Machine

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8/5/2015 at 1:07pm
Are you ridin’ with Biden? If you’re reading articles on Legal Insurrection, probably not; but I’d be willing to wager anyone spending as much time as we have analyzing the Republican field isn’t planning on voting for Biden, Hillary Clinton, or any other candidate with a “D” after her name. When…
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Someone is getting screwed, but it’s not the Ayatollah

Posted by  ▪  August 5, 2015

John Kerry warns Congress not to “screw” Ayatollah Khamenei, the same guy who still calls for Death to America and Israel.

Someone is getting screwed, but it’s not the Ayatollah

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8/5/2015 at 11:30am
There John Kerry goes again. Jeffrey Goldberg, the go-to person when the Obama administration wants to get its position out because Goldberg is pro-Israel, landed an interview with John Kerry. The topline storyline is that Kerry is warning the U.S. Congress not to screw (with?) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: “The ayatollah constantly believed that…
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