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Nov 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: On May 23rd, 2005, then Senator Hillary Clinton argued that if President Bush could not earn 60 votes for his nominees then he should rethink whom he is nominating: HILLARY CLINTON: “So this President has come to the majority here in the Senate and basically said, change the rules, do it the ...

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Nov 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners, and its lax policies could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight ...

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Nov 20, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 20, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: DEVELOPING: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country. The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of ...

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Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he is looking at reforming Senate rules to prevent Republicans from filibustering President Obama’s judicial nominees. “I’m at the point where we need to do something to allow government to function,” Reid said when asked if he would consider using the so-called nuclear ...

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Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says George Zimmerman's girlfriend claims he choked her about a week ago but she didn't report it to police at the time. The prosecutor told a judge about the allegation during a first appearance Tuesday on domestic violence-related charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. The judge set George Zimmerman's ...

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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: A federal judge has refused Attorney General Eric Holder's request that he be allowed to proceed now with an appeal in a case where the House of Representatives is seeking to enforce subpoenas for documents related to the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun investigation. In a ruling Monday afternoon, U.S. District Court ...

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Nov 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Judgepedia: On the recommendation of Arizona U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain, Campbell was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush. Excerpted from Arizona Daily Star: A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed against federal officials connected with the botched Fast and Furious ...

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Nov 16, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NATIONAL REVIEW: Conservatives often argue that the federal government should function more like a private business. Obamacare supporters should be grateful it does not, because otherwise HealthCare.gov would almost certainly run afoul of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as of the recently established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Orson Swindle, who served ...

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Nov 15, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

DURHAM, N.C. — Crystal Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye after he broke down the bathroom door and dragged her out by her hair, Mangum's attorney told the jury during his opening statement Thursday. Attorney Daniel Meier said that's not Mangum's story of what happened on April 3, 2010. That's Daye's version, and the jurors will hear ...

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Nov 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

ORLANDO, Fla. — Police say no charges will be filed against George Zimmerman or his estranged wife after their domestic dispute in September. Lake Mary Police said in a report released this week that there was not enough evidence to file any charges. Police were waiting to see if images from an iPad could shed more ...

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Nov 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK — An unrepentant self-described “hacktivist” was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for illegally accessing computer systems of law enforcement agencies and government contractors. Before hearing his sentence, Jeremy Hammond told a Manhattan federal judge that his goal was to expose injustices by the private intelligence industry when he joined forces with Anonymous, ...

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A judge in Boston has sentenced crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to two life terms plus five years of imprisonment for 11 killings and other racketeering charges. Judge Denise Casper said before the sentencing that that the depravity of his crimes is "almost unfathomable". She also called Bulger's crimes "heinous" and "all ...

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Nov 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ABC NEWS: An elderly Florida couple who found themselves caught in the center of the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case last year has filed a lawsuit against film director Spike Lee for retweeting information that mistook their home for Zimmerman's. Lee sent a Twitter message last year to his 240,000 followers with an address that ...

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Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BizPac Review: In a resounding vote Thursday, a Florida House Committee rejected a bill to repeal the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law, saying the law might need improvements, but that its essential protection of the right of self-defense is unshakeable. When it was passed in 2005, “stand your ground” put “criminals on notice” ...

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Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Three people in Virginia, including a DMV employee, pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to get state IDs or driver's licenses for at least 300 illegal immigrants. Noemi Barboza pleaded guilty on Thursday to "a bribery conspiracy charge, admitting that she often drove illegal immigrants to the Fairfax DMV location where ...

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Nov 7, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from TWITCHY: Yep, at a fundraiser in Texas last night, President Obama said his administration is “remaking the courts.” Well that's terrifying RT @joshledermanAP: I missed this line from Obama last night at DSCC fundraiser: "We are remaking the courts."— S.M (@redsteeze) November 7, 2013 Here’s the full quote for context via a WhiteHouse.gov transcript: ...

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Nov 7, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRA-ILA: On November 6, 2013, the California Court of Appeals for the 5th District affirmed the lower court’s issuance of a permanent injunction in the NRA/CRPA backed legal challenge to Assembly Bill (AB) 962, Parker v. California. AB 962 would have banned mail order ammunition sales and required all purchases of so-called ...

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Nov 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: In a pair of closely watched abortion cases, the Supreme Court Monday received an appeal to block key provisions of a new Texas law restricting abortions, while the judges declined without comment to hear a case seeking to revive restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs. Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics in Texas asked ...

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Nov 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Nov. 4, 2013 - Egyptian State Television shows ousted President Mohammed Morsi, center, arriving for a court hearing at a police academy compound in Cairo, Egypt. After 4 months in secret detention, Egypt's deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him, saying he was the country's "legitimate" leader and those that overthrew ...

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Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal prosecutors filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport. If convicted, Paul Ciancia could get the death penalty. He was arrested Friday after authorities say he barged into a ...

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Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Times Dispatch: A black Baptist minister from Chesterfield County was sentenced Thursday to serve two years in prison for setting his front porch ablaze in a phony hate crime attack that included racist graffiti he painted to deceive police. Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, a minister of music at Gospel Shepherd Baptist Church, told the ...

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Oct 31, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Excerpted from Fox News: A federal appeals court issued a ruling Thursday reinstating most of Texas' controversial new abortions restrictions, just three days after a federal judge ruled they were unconstitutional. The decision by the panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals means as many as 12 clinics won't be able to ...

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