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Dodging CIPA Graymail Bullets…And Other Legal Notes

Dodging CIPA Graymail Bullets…And Other Legal Notes

I’ve been a bit busy the last few days (and still am, as well as being exhausted and missing my peanut…again), but after taking some time to do a brief roundabout on the legal news of the last coupla days, I am compelled to jot a few notes on the doings in a few courtrooms.First, from David Johnston this morning.  (And a hat tip for the heads up on the article.)  If Luskin is coming out and saying publicly that they got a letter from Pat Fitzgerald which says that Rove will not be charged, there are two things that I want to see and know:  (1) what does the letter actually say, word for...

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Arizona Rank-And-File Teachers Plan Day Of Action In ‘Ground Zero’ For Koch Brothers’ Agenda

Arizona Rank-And-File Teachers Plan Day Of Action In ‘Ground Zero’ For Koch Brothers’ Agenda

The average income for elementary school teachers in Arizona ranks last in the United States. On March 28, Arizona teachers and supporters plan to gather in Tucson, Phoenix, and northern Arizona for a “Day of Action” against the condition of the state’s education system.Two grassroots rank and file organizations are spearheading the protest. One of those campaigns is Arizona Educators United, a group that formed just a couple weeks ago and is heavily inspired by West Virginia’s recent teacher strike.Noah Karvelis, a music teacher in the Littleton Elementary School District and an organizer...

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FHA Commissioner David Stevens Cannot Serve Two Masters: Fire Him Immediately

FHA Commissioner David Stevens Cannot Serve Two Masters: Fire Him Immediately

Official Picture of David StevensThe that David H. Stevens will be taking over as head of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Stevens currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration. He has a conflict of interest so deep that he should be fired at once.Here is how HUD describes :Commissioner Stevens has direct responsibility for oversight and administration of the FHA insurance portfolio, which includes multifamily housing, insured health care facilities and well over 20...

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Mar 15
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Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote

Rand Paul Must Want Somebody’s Vote

Rand Paul spoke out on Ferguson, but where’s Hillary?Responding to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Missouri, Rand Paul  that in most respects look like what you would hope that a Democratic candidate for the office would put forth:There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement.Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes...

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Aug 18
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Economic Crisis or Nonviolent Opportunity? Gandhi’s Answer to Financial Collapse

Economic Crisis or Nonviolent Opportunity? Gandhi’s Answer to Financial Collapse

ByGandhi's image on the Indian rupee is a sign that the world has much to learn about his idea of economics.On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points; the sixth-worst point decline for the Dow in the last 112 years and the worst drop since December 2008. Every stock in the S&P 500 index declined.It is easy to blame bipartisan bickering for the impasse that led to Standard & Poor’s downgrading of the American debt, and in turn the vertiginous fall of the Dow. This bickering—this substitution of ideology for reason, of egotism for compassion and responsibility on the part...

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Eric Stoner
Aug 11
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My FDL Archives - Page 5304 of 5319 - Shadowproof

My FDL Archives - Page 5304 of 5319 - Shadowproof

YouTube public URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Wd4yIOeKY Click here to view the video as a WMV file (42 seconds, 912 kilobytes) This YouTube video may be reposted with attribute.Just when I thought “man on dog” was the height of ridiculous arguments against same-sex marriage: Leo Morris of the Fort Wayne, IN News-Sentinel , writing for the paper’s editorial board, asks: But if homosexuals should have the same marriage rights as heterosexuals, what about bisexuals? Is it fair toStraight people who tie the knot in other states (or abroad) have their marriages legally recognized here in...

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Miller $1M – Wilson $1.8M

Miller $1M – Wilson $1.8M

reports that Joe Wilson’s challenger is behind by $0.8 Million now.Hope Miller is can rabble-rouse better than WilsonShadowproof is a financially independent news organization. All of our funding comes from small donations made by readers like you.We use your donations to hire freelance writers and cover our operating costs. Monthly membership subscriptions give us the stability we need to make plans while ensuring our organization does not depend on grants or major funders. If you like what you read, support our writers with a donation today. 

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CNN suspends Roland Martin for homophobic Tweets – and the double-sided race card

CNN suspends Roland Martin for homophobic Tweets – and the double-sided race card

“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”That was the released by , after political analyst Roland Martin was suspended for ridiculous, homophobic Tweets, kicked off by his reaction to this commercial that aired during the Super Bowl:“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!...

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Pam Spaulding
Feb 8
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Geithner: House Republicans Already Assured President They Would Raise the Debt Limit

Geithner: House Republicans Already Assured President They Would Raise the Debt Limit

Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Congressional Republicans, announcing that they assured President Obama that they would vote to raise the debt limit later this year.Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he is certain that Congress will raise the debt ceiling, saying leaders are “not going to play around with it” and risk the “catastrophic” consequences of defaulting on the nation’s debt obligations.“I want to make it perfectly clear that Congress will raise the debt ceiling,” Geithner said in an interview with ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane...

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David Dayen
Apr 17
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Two Middle Fingers To Anwar al-Awlaki

Two Middle Fingers To Anwar al-Awlaki

Salafist Saudi cleric Salman al-Ouda pens a denunciation of Awlaki’s bloodthirstiness:The single-minded pursuit of resistance and fighting will not improve the state of the people. It will not develop them morally, nor will it strengthen their faith. It can neither foster economic development nor stabilize society. It won’t build mosques, schools or factories. It does nothing but harm others, and more often, it harms the perpetrator more than the people he targets.Apparently Ouda’s got the credentials to make this case. Free Radicals bin Laden defending him in the past — he later urged bin...

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Spencer Ackerman
Dec 24
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Oh Please Don’t Go There…

Oh Please Don’t Go There…

:Touting his accomplishments as mayor Tuesday while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Giuliani crowed, “I took a city that was known for pornography and licked it to a large extent, so I have my own set of qualifications.”I’m afraid you’ll have to write your own joke. I’m having some digestive issues.(h/t Raven)Shadowproof is a financially independent news organization. All of our funding comes from small donations made by readers like you.We use your donations to hire freelance writers and cover our operating costs. Monthly membership subscriptions give us the stability we need to...

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Jane Hamsher
Oct 25
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Pull Up a Chair

Pull Up a Chair

Dead of Winter (photo: axelkr/flickr)This is that midwinter time when it isn’t time to start planting, and it’s a bit cold for the outdoors; the days may be getting longer but they feel the same, and I light candles to cheer myself up.  I know a few people who get serious bouts of blues, that these days we call instead of doldrums.Some people use light therapy boxes to drive away the blues, and one I know who has one is Chicago Dyke.  She’s got a bunch to keep her busy right now, too, redecorating her house.The other day I went to a nearby sports/health/gym to talk about joining, to see if...

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Ruth Calvo
Jan 21
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Stop Kids From Eating Cancer Causing Shrimp? Not My Job!

Stop Kids From Eating Cancer Causing Shrimp? Not My Job!

The White House, the FDA and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board are teaming up with a group of celebrity chefs September 13 to promote the eating of Gulf Seafood.It isn’t "sexy news" to discuss a higher percentage of cancers for small children who eat Gulf seafood more than once a month. But pointing out to the media that the FDA has flawed testing protocols and have ignored safety concerns is news. NOAA using only 12 shrimp to prove the safety of 5,000 miles of the Gulf should be news to the media.This Monday the media will be shoveling shrimp into their mouths and they...

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Sep 11
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If I may ramble

If I may ramble

I don’t know how you could possibly imagine this, but sometimes getting up at three in the morning to write something for this place can be difficult. Most mornings I have no idea what I’m going to post about. And after I’ve put something up, many of you may have the same general thought, that I have no idea what I am writing about. Sometimes inspiration comes more easily than others.I was going to write that I didn’t watch the debate because I just don’t enjoy these things and how they are structured and analyzed. The whole point of debates now is to give some slobbering pundit a chance to...

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Attaturk
Feb 22
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RIP Jim Carroll

RIP Jim Carroll

Poet, literary sensation, diarist, musician, cultural influence J while writing at his desk in Manhattan. Through his poetry, books and music, Carroll updated the outlaw poet ethos for the punk rock generation, and also made Catholicism seem really hot, sexy and damaged. The stark contrasts of his teenage life–basketball star and Catholic schoolboy/heroin addict and bisexual street hustler/poet enthralled the art and literary world and made him an underground pop culture icon.I read The Basketball Diaries in 1980 and it had a profound influence–for art very good; for some lifestyle parts,...

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Lisa Derrick
Sep 14
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Morning Cuppa Children’s Health Progress

Morning Cuppa Children’s Health Progress

On the SCHIP reauthorization, the House voted last night to .That’s 40 votes better than the original House bill but not quite the 2/3 majority we’ll need to override Bush’s threatened veto. We’ll still need to turn around about 20 votes in the House in the next week or so to win this thing after the veto. Howie Klein . The Senate vote should come in the next day or two.From Speaker before the House vote:Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I’m reminded of the Bible tonight, and I speak with all of the sincerity and all of the hope to President Bush in the hope that he will change his mind. To dig deeply...

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Sep 26
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Republicans In Liberal Clothing

Republicans In Liberal Clothing

Fixed: In sheep clothing by manitou2121, on Flickr I can’t understand why the GOP is always so angry at the President.  After all, Obama has shown himself to be a committed conservative.  What’s that?  He is a Democrat you say? Well he had me fooled.With 2012 just around the corner, the election season for the GOP primary candidates is in full swing as evidenced by the recent .  Candidate after candidate, with a few minor exceptions,  recycled the same old slogans to rally the troops.  In short it was the typical calls for “smaller government, deregulation, lower taxes, blah blah blah.”  As...

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Rania Khalek
May 10
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Citigroup: Take a 40% Stake, Please!

Citigroup: Take a 40% Stake, Please!

Image by Admit1Citigroup is pressing the US government to agree on a new capital injection that would increase the authorities’ stake in the troubled bank to about 40 per cent but stop short of an outright nationalization.Of course they are.  Not that nationalization would mean much, if Geithner and Summers have their way—as they envision it, it will be just long enough to take all the crap off a bank’s books at taxpayer expense, then they’ll sell it back to the private sector.  It’s becoming pretty clear that even when Geithner and Summers are forced to the right thing, they’ll do it...

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Ian Welsh
Feb 23
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VIDEO: Azadeh Zohrabi on CA Hunger Strikers, Solitary Confinement, and Herman Wallace

VIDEO: Azadeh Zohrabi on CA Hunger Strikers, Solitary Confinement, and Herman Wallace

Azadeh Zohrabi spoke in San Francisco on November 8, 2013, at an event alongside Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in continuous solitary confinement. We will be releasing more video footage soon, of both King and Zohrabi during the Q and A following the screening of the new film about King entitled Hard Time.Azadeh Zohrabi has almost 10 years of experience visiting and advocating for people in California’s prisons. During this time, she has worked on a range of issues including improving the conditions of confinement for pregnant women and limiting the...

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Compare and Contrast

Compare and Contrast

I'm here to piggyback on the excellent posts done by Jane and Brendan on NARAL's Nancy Keenan and her strange Susan-Estrich-like ineffectiveness as head of what was once a top-shelf pro-choice advocacy group.Many of you were wondering, as the news of the Roberts Court's decision criminializing the safest form of late-term abortion had spread, if Ms. Keenan — whose refusal to back a filibuster of Alito, and support for Rape Gurney Joe () — made the Roberts Court possible — would have the gall to use the emergency she'd created as a pretext for putting out the collection plate.   Sure enough,...

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Phoenix Woman
Apr 21
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VIDEO: Randall Terry Thrown Out of Jim Moran/Howard Dean Event

VIDEO: Randall Terry Thrown Out of Jim Moran/Howard Dean Event

Last night Jim Moran managed to draw the rolling freak show down on himself targeted by out-of-district teabaggers. Reston has a voting population that is about 75-80% Democratic, so as Moran noted when Randall Terry (founder of Operation Rescue) started agitating from the crowd, these weren’t people who live there.Moran finally had to have Terry thrown out. Terry was stirring up the highly emotional and not quite bright teabagger set by ranting that abortion would be covered in this health care bill (thank you and , it won’t). I while Ben Tribbett of got Terry being ejected on video, which...

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Jane Hamsher
Aug 26
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FL Sen: Independent Crist Still Holds Lead in Three-Way Race

FL Sen: Independent Crist Still Holds Lead in Three-Way Race

Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is running for US Senate as an independent, is still holding on to his lead in the three-way race against Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek. That is the finding of a new poll of registered voters in Florida.(7/9-11)Crist 35Rubio 28Meek 17This confirms the pattern we have seen in  on Florida’s open Senate seat. Crist holds a small lead over Rubio, and the Democrat is stuck down in the teens. The good news for Crist is that despite a really bad economy, he remains a popular Governor with high job-approval numbers. From :While incumbents have...

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Jon Walker
Jul 13
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The Gaffer

The Gaffer

The Right-Wing Chorus, always focused on the "BIG" things literally, burned up the internet over Obama mixing up Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.I’m going to to go out on a limb here and declare they were both hell-on-earth.But, somehow this minor error — of a type that each of the candidates make regularly in some fashion the more they speak during the never-ending campaign, has to them suddenly become the biggest story EVAH!This would really concern me, if I thought Obama had lost the votes of the likes of Powerline, Redstate and Michelle Malkin. But amazingly, he never had...

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Attaturk
May 29
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