September 29, 2015

Santa Monica Unions Want Out Of Their Own Minimum Wage

'Are unions supporting this just to help themselves and boosts their own ranks'

Via: The Daily Caller

Trey Gowdy's 10-Word Response to Suggestions He Be Drafted as Next Majority Leader

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Here's How To Watch The Live Stream For The Launch Of Tesla's Model X SUV

model x launch Tesla has a press announcement scheduled at their campus in Fremont tonight, and they're not being too coy about the subject matter: it's the Model X, the electric SUV they've been working on for years. Hell, they just went ahead and called the event "Model X Launch" on the invite. Want to watch it live as it happens? Alas, there's no embeddable live stream… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Jeb Bush Nabs Trump Critic Anthony Scaramucci

The hedge fund manager and former Scott Walker national finance co-chairman once dismissed Donald Trump in no uncertain terms.

Source: news

Teamsters' wariness of Hillary could spell trouble for her and her party

(Paul Mirengoff) Fox News reports that the Teamsters union has decided not to endorse Hillary Clinton for president at this time. According to James Rosen, the union's 26-member board decided unanimously to withhold endorsing Clinton. Rosen's Teamsters source cited three reasons. First, the Teamsters are unhappy with Clinton's recent announcement that she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Second, they want to see whether Joe Biden will enter the race. Third,

Source: Power Line

Recovery board folding with mixed track record of stimulus plan

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board will shutter its doors Wednesday, six years after it was created to monitor hundreds of billions of dollars that President Obama doled out in spending and tax breaks under his 2009 stimulus — and some watchdogs are sorry to see it go.

The board ...

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Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Met With the Pope, Lawyer Tells CBS News

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The Super Tweet

3381380090_3098a3454c_b Twitter is about nine years old and has a little over 300M monthly active users. It's a killer real-time platform. You know what it's for, I know what it's for, and even most of our moms know what its for. What it will become, or more to the point — contain, is what none of us know. But it needs to grow. Those of us who are hardcore users shook in our boots a bit today… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Europe Tries to Bridge Gap as U.S., Russia Maneuver on Syria

With Russia and the U.S. sparring over how to fight Islamic State and end Syria's bloody civil war, European nations besieged by refugees are trying to bridge the gap.

Source: news

Court grants Filipino general reprieve from removal from US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Filipino general accused of trying to overthrow the Philippine government in the late 1980s won a reprieve Tuesday from an immigration board's order that he be removed from the United States.

A federal appeals court said the Board of Immigration Appeals used the wrong standard ...

Source: stories: Politics

Trump Returns To Fox News: O'Reilly Gets Trump To Admit Calling Rubio A 'Clown' Wasn't 'Fine' [VIDEO]

'I'm a counter puncher.' Rubio 'hit me very viciously'

Via: The Daily Caller

Watch How Bill Clinton Dismisses Question on Hillary's Low Favorablity Ratings — and How CNN Host Responds

"If I were sitting in your chair and you were sitting here…"

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AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

roboarmy Much like the evolution of systems design, IT-enabled process change ebbs and flows over time. We see this in history as each technology revolution brings with it a refactoring of business operations. We're about to see another "flow" of transformation thanks to resurgent interest in artificial intelligence and the emergence of the AI-powered business application. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

FBI Chief Comey Pressed on Clinton E-Mail by House Committee

Members of the U.S House Intelligence Committee are pressing FBI Director James Comey for more details of the bureau's recovery of e-mail messages that Hillary Clinton said had been deleted from a private computer server.

Source: news

Keystone XL developer drops landowner lawsuits in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is shifting course in Nebraska and will withdraw lawsuits seeking to gain access to the property of landowners who oppose the project, the company announced Tuesday.

TransCanada Inc. said it will abandon its current efforts to invoke eminent domain ...

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'You Felt Bad for John Boehner?': Beck Confronts Carly On Her Past Criticism of Ted Cruz's Tactics

"We all want to repeal Obamacare. But here was different then."

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Watch Iranian-Americans Blast Obama's Nuclear Deal With Iran

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Why Snapchat's Only Non-Ephemeral Content, The Profile GIF, Is A Big Deal

Snapchat Profile GIF Not everything on Snapchat disappears. As much as the app wants memories to span just 10 seconds and live for just 24 hours, one piece of content doesn't self destruct. The profile GIF. And through its permanence, Snapchat has found a way solve a major problem with its identity system and social graph. Snapchat quietly added the profile GIFs in July alongside the flashier shift from… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Where the 2016 GOP and Democratic Contests Stand

Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and former RNC Presidential Campaign Counsel Ben Ginsberg discuss the state of the Republican and Democratic primary races on "With All Due Respect."

Source: news

Heilemann: Let's Hope Bill Clinton Doesn't Know What Snapchat Is For His Own Sake

The post Heilemann: Let's Hope Bill Clinton Doesn't Know What Snapchat Is For His Own Sake appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Rafel Castro's speech spotlights divide with U.S.

President Obama hailed a new chapter in the U.S.-Cuba relationship this week at the United Nations, but analysts say realities on the ground on the communist island — and the continued "Cold War rhetoric" of Cuban President Raul Castro — demonstrate that the easy part of mending the bilateral relationship ...

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One Of The World's Most Powerful Bankers Issues Dire Warning On Climate Change

'The far-sighted amongst you are anticipating broader global impacts on property, migration and political stability, as well as food and water security'

Via: The Daily Caller

Rand Paul Slams Ted Cruz, Explains Why the Texas Senator 'Can't Get Anything Done Legislatively'

"…it is a problem."

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Rapper Azealia Banks: LGBT Community Are Like The Ku Klux Klan

2CC16F6800000578-3253835-image-a-92_1443553734315                    Rapper Azealia Banks is under fire once again after sending out a series of tweets comparing the gay community to the Ku Klux Klan She also called gays weaklings who are easily offended. "LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay KKK's. Get them some pink hoods ...More

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Carl Icahn May Form Own Political-Action Committee: WSJ

PAC designed to advance his agenda in Washington, WSJ said, citing an interview with Icahn. Would be funded with $100m-$150m of his own money NOTE: Earlier, Billionaire Icahn Endorses Donald Trump as 'Business' Candidate Link NOTE: Earlier, Icahn Wants to Help Tax Man Cut Some

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House Republicans Consider Suing Obama for Violation of Iran Nuclear Deal

House Republicans are still considering a lawsuit and other measures to prevent the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal and the provision of billions of dollars in sanctions relief to Tehran, according to one of the leading lawmakers opposed to the agreement.

The post House Republicans Consider Suing Obama for Violation of Iran Nuclear Deal appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Agencies to announce closures because of budget cuts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State agencies will announce Wednesday what state parks, drivers' license offices and National Guard armories will shut down or reduce services because of budget cuts.

Gov. Robert Bentley's office said state agencies will announce plans for dealing with funding reductions in the fiscal year that begins ...

Source: stories: Politics

Hitachi Develops Crime Predicting Tech For Police Testing

Society just got a little bit closer to making the Minority Report a reality. Hitachi has developed a technology dubbed the Visualization Predictive Crime Analytics (PCA) to anticipate crimes before they are committed, Sean Captain of Fast Company reports. The system is based on machine learning, a technique of recognizing patterns or outliers from enormous […]

Via: The Daily Caller

PepperTap Lands $36M To Expand Its Grocery Delivery Service To 75 Cities In India

Screenshot 2015-09-29 18.35.10 PepperTap, a nine-month-old grocery delivery service in India, has closed its third round of investment this year after announcing a $36 million raise. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Hillary Clinton Fixes Sights on Ripe Target: Prescription Drug Prices

It's a calculated risk by the front-runner, who has steered clear of other corporate targets pursued by rival Bernie Sanders.

Source: news

Hillary, transparently (2)

(Scott Johnson) I took a look at Hillary Clinton's performance responding to questions put to her by Chuck Todd on Meet the Press this past Sunday here (video and transcript are posted at the link). Todd carefully circumscribed the scope of his questions, avoiding anything that touched on Clinton's exposure of classified information to hostile foreign governments on an insecure private server. Instead, Todd sought Clinton's reassurance that the "drip, drip, drip"

Source: Power Line

Artifacts Recovered From Over 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Reveal 'How the 1 Percent Lived in the Time of Caesar'

"Titanic of the ancient world"

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Hispanic Heritage Month event set at Nebraska Capitol

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska is set to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at the Capitol.

The Nebraska Latino-American Commission is hosting the 9th annual heritage commemoration on Oct. 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Six Nebraska students, two organizations and three community leaders will be honored.


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Despite a Safe, State Dept. Says Classified Content in Hillary Clinton's Emails From Private Server No Longer Secure Enough in Lawyer's Office

"It shows how badly the wires were crossed."

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Report: Government Unions Take from the Poor to Give to the Rich

The government employees who now make up a majority of the nation's union members are a far cry from the blue-collar archetype of old, according to a new report.

The post Report: Government Unions Take from the Poor to Give to the Rich appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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New US immigration office opening its doors in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A new immigration office is opening in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services dedicates its new office in suburban Charleston on Tuesday with an open house and a naturalization ceremony.

The new center is being dedicated in memory of the late Edward Floyd, ...

Source: stories: Politics

Qualcomm Plans $150 Million Startup Fund For India

Mobile World Congress 2015 Roll up, roll up, there's more funding incoming for startups in India after Qualcomm announced plans to invest up to $150 million in strategic investments in the country. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

New York mayors brainstorm on gun crime prevention

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The mayors of several cities in new York are brainstorming for ways to curb gun violence.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren organized a discussion Monday following two recent shootings in her city in which multiple victims were struck. One of them, a drive-by outside the Boys and ...

Source: stories: Politics

Planned Parenthood President to Address Congress on Undercover Videos — Read Her Prepared Remarks

"It is clear they acted fraudulently and unethically — and perhaps illegally."

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Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy

AppleEvent_2015_13 Three years ago, a common human being interested in the privacy policy of a gadget or service it was using was a rare bird. With the revelation that a large amount of the communications and private data of both foreign nationals and native residents of the U.S. were being collected and scrutinized by the government, all of that prototypical fine print came home to roost. Read More

Source: TechCrunch