September 19, 2015

Obama says women deserve higher pay -- even first ladies

President Obama made a pitch Saturday night for higher pay for women, including first ladies.

With first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the audience at the annual Congressional Black Caucus dinner, the president said equal pay for women is "everybody's issue."

"I want Michelle ...

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Obama: 'We'll Do a Better Job' Protecting Police 'if Our Communities Can Feel Confident That They Are Being Treated Fairly'

"… suddenly folks have videos and body cameras and social media. And so it's opened our eyes to these incidents."

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The TC Disrupt Hackathon Is Officially Underway

Another September, another Disrupt SF. And with any Disrupt comes the Disrupt Hackathon, where more than 700 hackers have gathered to build a product in under 24 hours. They're given food, beverage, and booze in the hopes that some combination of alcohol, caffeine and camaraderie will yield a stellar hack. We also equip the hackers with various APIs from our lovely sponsors, giving them… Read More

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John Kasich: 'Hispanics Play A Critical Role In America' [VIDEO]

'I've had a very reasonable position on immigration'

Via: The Daily Caller

Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

shrink The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still carrying their personal health information from one appointment to the next, or relying on memory. Read More

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Arrest Those Climate Skeptics!

(John Hinderaker) The totalitarian tendencies of American liberals have long been evident. Liberals have pretty much given up on trying to convince those who disagree with them–that happens, I suppose, when you consistently lose arguments. Now they want to have us arrested. The latest case in point comes from 20 climate alarmists who have written to President Obama, recommending that the realists who poke holes in their theories be charged with federal

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News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Son: Packers legend Bart Starr almost died a few weeks ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The son of Bart Starr says the Green Bay Packers legend almost died a few weeks ago.

Bart Starr Jr. tells WBAY-TV ( ) his father developed an infection that put him back in ...

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Police Launch Search After Woman Goes Over Niagara Falls

New York State Parks Police are calling the incident an "intentional entry."

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Bill Maher Tears Into Liberals Angered Over Muslim Student Arrested for Homemade Clock: 'What if It Had Been a Bomb?'

"The lack of perspective on this is astounding."

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Pope Francis Praises U.S.-Cuba Detente as 'Example of Reconciliation for the Entire World'

"For some months now, we have witnessed an event which fills us with hope …"

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Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

kittymyth The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for other startups have oversimplified the understanding of entry into the healthcare startup industry. Here are three myths I want to dispel to help some of those struggling healthcare startups find… Read More

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Prosecutor asks judge to drop charges against city officials

GALENA, Kan. (AP) - A special prosecutor has asked a judge to dismiss felony charges against a southeast Kansas mayor and six current or former city council members who are accused of misusing public funds to settle a private-party lawsuit.

Galena Mayor Dale Oglesby and the council members were accused ...

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Wrong-Way Driver Hit by Gunfire From Sheriff's Helicopter After 100-mph Chase, Dies at Scene

Authorities say he blew through stop signs, nearly hit pedestrians …

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Trump Tweets He's Not 'Morally Obligated to Defend the President' as Fallout Continues Over Audience Member Who Said Obama Is a Muslim

"If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance!"

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This Guy's Periscoping A Marathon From His Wheelchair

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 2.23.44 PM The great part about livestreaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat is that we get to see things that we rarely (or never) get to see from a completely new perspective. Today is one of those days, as well-known wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley is 'scopin his race from a mounted phone on his wheelchair in Australia. Check out this perspective: Absolutely inspiring. LIVE on #Periscope:… Read More

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Donald Trump says he has no obligation to defend Obama

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump fired back at the White House Saturday, saying he has no obligation to defend President Obama from critics.

"Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don't think so!" Mr. Trump tweeted, referring to ...

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20 High School Students Suspended For Wearing Confederate Flag

'They say that it's a racist thing even though it's not.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Cops Say Disabled Vet Who Claimed His Truck Was Vandalized With Black Lives Matter Graffiti Did the Job Himself

"Oh this just makes me sick."

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University Distributes Language Guide That Discourages Using Words With 'Man' In Them

"English has changed since the Declaration of Independence was written."

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Fiorina Is Woman of the Hour at South Carolina Conservative Gathering

Ben Carson and Ted Cruz pleased, but it was Fiorina enjoying the greatest post-debate bounce at the confab in the South's first primary state.

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Venezuelan film flourishing as society becomes more censored

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A new wave of cinema is emerging from the chaos and violence of modern Venezuela that focuses on highly personal tales of gay love affairs and little boys who want to wear party dresses.

Following the tradition of 1990s gay Cuban cinema, Venezuelan directors are finding ...

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Emerson Combat Series: Developing The Power Punch

I'm talking about having a grenade detonate every time your fist strikes the target

Via: The Daily Caller

It's Raining Donuts, Or, The Limits Of Exponential Decline

raining-donuts In 1913, in what is now an affluent suburb of Cairo, Egypt, an American engineer named Frank Shuman built the world's first solar thermal power station, which pumped 100 gallons/second of Nile water into nearby cotton fields. He later declared in the New York Times: "After our stores of oil and coal are exhausted the human race can receive unlimited power from the rays of the… Read More

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The Week in Pictures: Fiorina Trumps Edition

(Steven Hayward) I'm back from a week in Washington and New York (and boy are my arms tired!), with a lot to catch up on. I think the world changed this week. I think we may have seen the emergence of our first woman president. I'll have more to say about that separately, and also how Trump—if he's for real—ought to respond to the media/Democrat-driven ruckus about not "standing up" to the

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UN nuke chief in Tehran on implementation of roadmap

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran is saying a Sunday visit by the U.N. nuclear chief to Tehran is aimed at implementing the current landmark nuclear agreement, not probing allegations of Iranian nuclear misconduct.

The official IRNA news agency on Saturday quoted Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's nuclear agency, as saying ...

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United Kingdom Could Soon Ban These Passengers From Boarding Airplanes

"It is actually a specific criminal offence to be drunk on board an aircraft."

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Activists: Al-Qaida fighters kill 45 Syrian army prisoners

BEIRUT (AP) - Members of al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria have shot dead at least 45 soldiers captured from a base in northwestern Syria last week, activists said Saturday.

Such killings of captured troops have been a common practice of the Islamic State group. However al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as ...

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A draft Trump press release

(Scott Johnson) The Trump campaign ground to a halt yesterday in the aftermath of Trump's town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire, where he let the first questioner drone on about Obama and Islam. The Trump campaign issued a press release that unsuccessfully sought to change the subject. Steve Hayward has a better idea. We have somehow come into possession of the working notes from a draft Trump press release seeking to

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The Tupac of the Founding Fathers

I wish I could say I liked Alexander Hamilton before it was cool. The truth is that I rode the same wave of resurgent popularity that has now given audiences the most creative, compelling, original telling of America's founding in pop culture memory.

I say pop culture, not high culture, since Hamilton, the hip-hop musical that has taken Broadway by storm since opening in July, is at once a masterpiece of musical theater and a highly entertaining, accessible telling of America's founding.

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What Trump Should Say

(Steven Hayward) As Paul noted earlier, Trump is taking fire for not repudiating the questioner who alleged that President Obama is a Muslim, and that we need to be preparing to deport Muslims somehow. Trump's one-trick-pony act ("I'm great, and I'll greatly look at a lot of things") didn't work, and his lack of experience on the stump stumped him—or maybe Trumped him? But of course the media and the Democrats (especially the shameless

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U.S. Government To Offer Each New Refugee Thousands Of Dollars In Social Services And Cash

Welcome to the USA. Here's your government assistance.

Via: The Daily Caller

'Why Can't You Answer?': Megyn Kelly Clashes With Pro-Trump Guest As She Grills Him Over Muslim Question

"You seem to be dodging. Are you uncomfortable on this issue?"

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