August 30, 2015

Kanye West: 'I'm Running For President In 2020′ [VIDEO]

Singer makes announcement after admitting to being high

Via: The Daily Caller

'We're All in This Together': Prayer Walk and Vigil for Slain Houston Sheriff's Deputy Attracts 1,000 Supporters

"There are no words for this."

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Kanye West Stuns With Lengthy, Bizarre VMAs Speech: 'I Have Decided, In 2020, to Run for President'

"Y'all might be thinking right now, 'Did he smoke something before he came out here?' The answer is, yes."

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Alaskans concerned Obama visit a ploy highlight green legacy

President Obama on Monday will begin a three-day trip to Alaska to hike on a glacier and call attention to climate change, amid concern from Alaskans and the oil and gas industry that the president merely wants to use the resource-rich state as backdrop to burnish his legacy as an ...

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Nicki Minaj Verbally Attacks Miley Cyrus While Accepting Award [VIDEO]

Calls Cyrus a 'b****' while her dad is in the audience

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Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

rottenapple Despite Silicon Valley billionaires' remarkable track record of innovation, it appears they have decided to throw in the towel on higher education. Each year, many donate millions to old-line American colleges and universities that, together, graduate the same number of engineers as we did 25 years ago. STEM jobs will grow by more than 17 percent in the next decade, but an aging STEM… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

German Physicists: Late 20th Century Warming "Nothing Unusual"

(John Hinderaker) As regular readers know, a battle over global warming hysteria is raging among scientists, and the alarmists are consistently getting the worst of it. German scientists Horst-Joachim L├╝decke, Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss have published two influential studies in the European Geophysical Union journal. The first, published in 2013, examined the past 250 years of climate history. The second, published earlier this year, extended the research through the past

Source: Power Line

Obama to rename Mount McKinley as Denali in Alaska trip

President Obama plans to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, as Denali to show the federal government's harmony with the state's native people, the White House announced Sunday.

Mr. Obama had the mountain renamed Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," to recognize the sacred ...

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Chrissy Teigen Is Not Wearing Underwear At The VMAs [PHOTOS]

And she's practically bragging about it

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Big-Name Filmmaker Sees Something 'Cool' About President Obama's 'Attitude' at the Moment

"Everyone always talks about these lame-duck presidents."

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Bernie Sanders pushes back against claims he's soft on gun control

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders, who is surging in the polls and becoming a threat to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in early-primary states, pushed back Sunday against her campaign's charge that he is soft on gun control by promising that he will pass new gun control laws, if elected.

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Miley Cyrus Barely Wears Clothes On Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

HOLY. COW.

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Giffiti Jazzes Up Photos With GIFs

Giffiti In the ever-escalating social media arms race, GIFs are the best way to get attention. Static photos are so 2013. But a new app called Giffiti (like graffiti with GIFs) lets you enhance your pics by overlaying animations.  Announced by Nalin Mittal this month with a simple post on Reddit, Giffiti rocketed to the front page and hit #14 amongst U.S. Entertainment apps on… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Debbie Wasserman Schultz refuses to budge on DNC debate schedule

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's own party leaders have accused her of being "undemocratic" and rigging the presidential primary debate schedule to help Hillary Rodham Clinton, but she is standing firm on her decision to strictly limit the number of presidential debates.

The rift between Mrs. Wasserman Schultz ...

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Father of Slain WDBJ Reporter: 'They Messed With the Wrong Family'

"there's got to be some kind of protocol established …"

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Tokyo Wins Little League World Series, Beating Pennsylvania Squad 18-11

The Kitasuna Little League team, also the winner in 2001 and 2012, gave Japan its 10th title.

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Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You

ribboncutting Early in a startup's life, the main focus is building the right product for the right market. For most B2B startups, this is the period when you start winning your first 10 customers. These 10 customers are unlike any others you'll have over the course of your company. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Venezuela in the Midwest

(Steven Hayward) Illinois can't pass a budget, and now can't even pay out to lottery winners. When a state can't even manage to pay out lottery winners. . . From Time magazine: Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there's no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings

Source: Power Line

Tulane University College Democrats To Mitch McConnell: 'Suck My D***'

Vulgar declarations from the mouths of College Dems

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IRS sued over treatment of Americans who bank abroad

(Paul Mirengoff) The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires, in essence, that U.S. citizens who reside outside the U.S. disclose to the IRS all of their foreign banking assets including retirement plans, savings accounts, etc. It also requires foreign banks to assist the IRS in applying the disclosure rules or else face enormous penalties. As its not-so-subtle acronym suggests, the Act purports to be an anti-fat-cat measure through which to crack

Source: Power Line

Bernie Sanders: I'm Not Weak On Gun Control

Vermont Sen. and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is determined to prove to the Democratic  base he is not soft on gun control. He told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of The Union" Sunday, "I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue. In fact, I have been strong on this […]

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Obama Is Renaming the Tallest Mountain in North America — Here's Why

The name has long been a sore spot for Alaskans …

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Islamic State Explosion Severely Damages Ancient Temple of Bel in Syria, Activists Say

"it is total destruction"

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'The Kind of Thing You See in Dictatorships': Univision Reporter Tossed by Trump From Presser Lays Out His Concerns

"incredibly authoritarian"

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Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

banned-apps "Brace yourself, Marco…we've just been removed from the App Store." With those words, I visualized everything we'd slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise. Despite stellar traction at over 4 million users and 15 million flings opened per day… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Clinton to Be Endorsed by New Hampshire Sen. Shaheen: NYT

Hillary Clinton's campaign says Jeanne Shaheen will announce endorsement Saturday, NYT says. Related story: Clinton Lead Shrinks to 7ppts Over Sanders in Iowa: Poll Link Story: http://nyti.ms/1KmwuhQ

Source: Bloomberg.com news

Obama's Stonewall Tactics: A Case Study

(John Hinderaker) The Obama administration has proved to be the least transparent in our modern history. To an unprecedented degree, the administration is staffed by scofflaws who flout their legal obligations. When confronted with requests for information, let alone actual investigations, Obama's habitual response is to stonewall. This strategy has been remarkably successful in avoiding accountability, in part because legal processes are so slow. We have seen this pattern dozens of times.

Source: Power Line

Scott Walker: Building a Wall Along U.S. Border with Canada a 'Legitimate Issue'

The Wisconsin governor goes even further than Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg.com news

ABC Calls Out Bernie Sanders for Not Addressing Foreign Policy on Website

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Jindal: 'We Need To Move Away From Hyphenated Americans… We're All Americans' [VIDEO]

'We're not African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Indian-Americas, rich or poor Americans'

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Chris Christie Says Immigrants Should Be Traceable Like FedEx Packages

"We go get you and tap you on the shoulder  and say, 'Excuse me, thanks for coming, time to go." 

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On Sunday Shows, Bernie Sanders Reflects on Iowa Poll Momentum

He's now within striking distance in Iowa.

Source: Bloomberg.com news

CNN: DNC Not Backing Iran Deal 'Big Embarrassment' for Obama

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Christie Lampoons Clinton: 'She's a Disgrace' For Comparing Republicans To Terrorists

'Can you imagine if we compared the Democratic Party to terrorist groups?'

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'Standing Up for God': Thousands Flood S.C. Statehouse Grounds at Anti-Abortion, Pro-Traditional Marriage Rally

"A lot of the laws that have been passed are not biblical." 

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ABC: 'Troubling' New Poll for Clinton Shows Her Smallest Lead Yet in Iowa

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

During the Great Depression, counties and cities in ...

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Florida Lottery Secretary Resigns After Using Agency Credit Card for Personal Expenses

"We have a high standard…for all state agencies." 

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Islamic State Plotting 'Second Blow' to U.S. Financial System in Bid to 'Purify the Earth of Corruption'

"Dawning of a new age." 

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Rating The Websites Of The 2016 Republican Political Candidates

According to a recent report, 2016 political candidates will spend a billion dollars on digital communications before November of next year. More than likely, only a fraction of that will be spent on website design, content and optimization. Even so, candidate websites are where most voters will first connect and engage with a candidate. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Presidential Candidates on Both Sides Confronting Angry Iowans

Both Democrats and Republicans are mad as hell. Just about different things.

Source: Bloomberg.com news

Walters & Murray: The New Jim Crow revisited

(Scott Johnson) After John Walters wrote a Weekly Standard article on President Obama's commutations of incarcerated drug offenders, I asked him to take a look at Michelle Alexander's dreadful but influential book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. I noted the Walters article and discussed Alexander's book in the post "Meet the new Jim Crow, same as the old BS." Now Mr. Walters has turned his attention

Source: Power Line

Federal Court Finds Due Process Violation In NY County's Confiscated Gun Policy

State Confiscates Guns - Court Orders Return Of Guns

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Surfer Uninjured After Coming Within Striking Distance of Shark – Here's What She Says the 'Worst Part' Is

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'She Was a Fighter': Injured Hiker Lost in Rugged Mountains Crawled for Two Days to Find Water

"Very thankful to be saved and to get out of there." 

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Audacity of Hope

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court released its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which allowed two people of the same sex to be issued marriage licenses in all fifty states. Months earlier during oral argument, Chief Justice John Roberts remarked, "Every definition that I looked up, prior to about a dozen years ago, defined marriage as unity between a man and woman as husband and wife. You're not seeking to join the institution, you're seeking to change what the institution is."

Source: Washington Free Beacon

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

The protest comes a ...

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Iowa poll: Trump 23, Carson 18; Clinton 37, Sanders 30

(Paul Mirengoff) A brand new Bloomberg-Des Moines Register poll of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa finds Donald Trump in the lead with 23 percent. Ben Carson runs second with 18 percent. Carson is the second choice of 14 percent; Trump ranks second for 9 percent. In three polls taken earlier this month, Trump led Carson by an average margin of almost 8 points. Thus, Carson has gained on Trump. But Trump will

Source: Power Line

HTC Forges More VR Relationships As Co-Founder Peter Chou Joins Visual Effects Firm

HTC Vive HTC's much-anticipated VR headset, created in partnership with games firm Valve, just had its launch delayed until the first quarter of next year, but that isn't stopping the Taiwanese firm from forging relationship with content companies in the virtual reality space. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Gov. Haley's new chief of staff has roots in Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Swati Patel, who became Gov. Nikki Haley's chief of staff this week, remembers feeling like a "rare bird" while growing up in Anderson.

Like Haley, Patel is the daughter of Indian immigrants. In the 1960s, her parents each came to Raleigh, where her father graduated from ...

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Check Out What Black Lives Matter Protesters Choose to Chant — During March With Police Escort

"This is what democracy looks like."

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Graduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What?

graduates While hip hop may have 'too many mc's and not enough mics', in tech, there are too many startups and not enough seasoned technologists. Over the last seven years, hopeful entrepreneurs have flooded the market, looking to cut their teeth in the hopes of building the next billion-dollar business. Read More

Source: TechCrunch