Archive for November 19th, 2010

Michael Connolly at Club for Growth – In Defense of the 2012 GOP Presidential Field

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Everywhere I go, I hear people dismissing the 2012 Republican presidential field as weak. I’m not sure what they could be talking about.

Don’t get me wrong. I have my own qualms with all of the names that have been bandied about. But by any objective measure, the 2012 Republican field seems to me the strongest either party has cobbled together in a long time.

Erick Erickson on Texas – Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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National Review – Cornyn v. DeMint

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Assessing The Obama Coalition, Part II – Sean Trende

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Where’s My ObamaCare Waiver? – Michelle Malkin

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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NY Daily News editorial – Ahmed Ghailani’s near escape from guilty verdict shows the folly of civil trials for terrorists

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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WSJ editorial on US Attorney General Eric Holder – How to botch a terrorist trial and harm the U.S. reputation for justice

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Victor Davis Hanson – The George W. Bush Fixation

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Karl Rove – Don’t Get Cocky, GOP. Obama is weak, but it is always difficult to defeat a sitting president

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Democratic Senator Jim Webb: Ghailani Verdict Affirms Need for Military Commissions

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Press Releases

Senator Webb: Ghailani Verdict Affirms Need for Military Commissions

Says such individuals “do not belong in our courts, our prisons or our country”

November 18, 2010
Senator Jim Webb issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s civilian court verdict for Ahmed Ghailani, who actively participated in al-Qaeda attacks in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Saalam, Tanzania, which killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. Ghailani was found guilty on a single conspiracy charge but cleared on 284 other counts.

“Yesterday’s verdict acquitting international terrorist Ahmed Gailani of 284 of the counts against him affirms what I and others have said from the beginning: those charged with crimes of war and those who have been determined to be dangerous law-of-war detainees do not belong in our courts, our prisons or our country.

“I again call on President Obama to use the new military commission system that is in place to try the terrorist detainees currently held at the Guantanamo detention facilities. The new commission system is consistent with international standards. Moreover, it balances robust procedural and substantive rights for the defendants, including prohibiting the introduction of evidence obtained through torture, against the reality that these are not common criminals but violators of the law of war.”

Politico – Pricey bills will test GOP promises

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Barbour, Daniels to wait until spring to decide on WH bid

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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The Hill – Biden on Palin: ‘I don’t think she could beat President Obama’

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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US government – Nearly 1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Airports consider congressman’s call to ditch TSA

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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White House to put up to 5,000 salad bars in schools

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Bangkok, AP – 2,000 fetuses found at Thai Buddhist temple

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Chinese woman sentenced to a year in a labor camp could be the first person in the country persecuted over a tweet – human rights groups

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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Wired – Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

Friday, November 19th, 2010

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site – regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.”