October 6, 2015

Daniel Webster's bid for House speaker gives GOP another option

Rep. Daniel Webster officially announced his bid for House speaker Tuesday morning, giving Republicans three options for their vote later this week on a replacement for retiring Speaker John A. Boehner.

Mr. Webster, a third-term Republican from Florida, joins Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, as challengers hoping to deny the ...

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Candidates For House Speaker Make Pitches To Conservative Lawmakers

Closed-door party election is Thursday

Via: The Daily Caller

Donald Trump Ignites Online Firestorm With Controversial Remark on Eminent Domain: 'Indefensible'

"What do you think of eminent domain?"

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Gilt Group Cuts 45 Jobs, Including CMO And International Head, Amid A Quest For Profit

goldglitter Some downsizing is on the cards for Gilt Groupe, the fashion flash-sales site that has been valued at $1.1 billion. TechCrunch has learned that the company is cutting 45 jobs, including its CMO Clay Cowan and head of international business Marshall Porter, as it tries to turn profitable by next year. TechCrunch first heard of the layoffs from two sources before confirming the details with… Read More

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FBI Probe of Clinton E-Mail Expands to 2nd Data Co: Wash. Post

Datto Co. said it will provide the agency with data it preserved from Hillary Clinton's account, the Washington Post reports, citing co'.s general council, Michael Fass. Republican chairman of Senate Homeland Security Committee sent letter to co. about it's role in Clinton e-mail system Datto was hired in 2013 to provide system backup Unclear if data provided by Datto includes material from Clinton's time as secretary of state Spokespeople for FBI, Clinton campaign didn't respond to requests for

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Crime rate soars; Republicans join leftists in seeking release of felons

(Paul Mirengoff) As ideological leftists and misguided conservatives rush to have felons released from prison, the crime rate continues to soar. It's certainly soaring in Baltimore, where the recently-fired police chief says that cops are "taking a knee" in response to lack of support from city officials. According to Fox News: For September, homicides were up 39 percent and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled over the same month in 2014, continuing a disturbing

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California Fair Pay Act threatens to accelerate state's business exodus

California Gov. Jerry Brown's signing Tuesday of what is billed as the nation's toughest equal pay law drew loud applause but also alarm over the additional government regulation threatening to accelerate the state's business exodus — with implications for Tinseltown too.

The California Fair Pay Act strengthens the state's existing ...

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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Russian Propaganda

Taking a page out of Trump's playbook

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Slaughter Amendment to Abolish Benghazi Cmte Fails: WP

With party-line vote, House Rules Cmte rejects amendement by Rep. Louise Slaughter, the panel's top Democrat, to abolish Select Cmte on Benghazi, the Washington Post reports. Slaughter sought to change GOP bill that creates new select cmte on Planned Parenthood; amendment would have removed language on Planned Parenthood and abolished Benghazi cmte Slaughter's move is first official legislative attempt to scuttle House's Benghazi panel; comes a week after Kevin McCarthy, House's No. 2 Republican

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Iran an unlikely beneficiary of Russia's military campaign in Syria

Russia's stepped-up military campaign in Syria is not only offering a lifeline to the embattled Assad regime, it is providing badly needed relief for Iranian proxies that will enable them to move more aggressively in the region's other conflicts — in particular in Yemen, where a war between Tehran-backed rebels ...

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Army Delays Discharge Of Green Beret Who Assaulted Afghan Boy Rapist

'I believe the best recourse now would be to allow SFC Martland to remain in the Army'

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AP Investigation: Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Material to Islamic State, Other Terrorists

"You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State."

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Ted Cruz Repeatedly Grills Sierra Club President With One Simple Question — Watch the Answer He Gets

"I'd like to repeat the question and get an answer."

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The State Of Agtech

farming Since the beginning of modern agriculture, farmers and entrepreneurs alike have been sharpening their focus and looking at ways to apply technology to compensate for the mercurial behavior of Mother Nature and the vagaries of food prices and government policies. Now, in the second millennium, we are challenged in new ways to increase productivity while minimizing inputs, managing costs and… Read More

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Hillary Clinton Trolls GOP Field, Sending Them Copies of Hard Choices

The Democratic front-runner has repeatedly been criticized by her Republican rivals over her record as secretary of state.

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Elizabeth Warren, Lisa Murkowski reluctant to sell-off oil reserves despite urging by GAO

The government's top watchdog has urged Congress to consider selling off some of the nation's strategic oil reserves amid an American production boom, saying it could deliver several billion dollars to the government right now — but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are still reluctant to reap the ...

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Taste Invaders: Chipotle Remakes Classic Video Game To Fight GMOs

'Chipotle has attempted to breath new life into its ant-GMO crusade by releasing its own take on the classic video 1970s video game - space invaders'

Via: The Daily Caller

In Rare Interview, Matt Drudge Issues Major Challenge to Obama and Hillary: 'I Dare You!'

"I challenge Hillary…"

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Report: Pure Storage Prices IPO at $17

pure storage Enterprise storage company Pure Storage has raised $425 million after pricing its IPO on the NYSE at $17 per share, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company is trading under the ticker, "PSTG." The Mountain View-based company competes with Dell, EMC, HP and others to provide flash storage products for businesses. Pure Storage warned in its filing that some of its… Read More

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Donald Trump: Gun in room could have led to different outcome in Oregon shooting

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that if there had been an armed civilian who knew had to handle a gun on the scene at last week's deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon, there could have been a different outcome.

Mr. Trump described himself as "a very ...

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McCain: 'I Slept Like A Baby' After Losing 2008 Election [VIDEO]

'Sleep two hours, wake up and cry, sleep two hours, wake up and cry'

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Israeli Stabbing Survivor Details How Palestinian Bystanders Stood by and Laughed While Her Husband Bled to Death

"They were only laughing and smiling."

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Westboro Showed Up to Protest Transgender Homecoming Queen. What They Encountered When They Arrived Reportedly Had Them Quickly Leaving.

"Westboro Baptist Church needs Jesus."

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Robin System Raises $15M For Its Data-Centric Compute And Storage Containerization Software

shutterstock_139471973 Robin Systems, a service that essentially makes it easier for businesses to set up a data-centric high-performance IT infrastructure, today announced that it has raised a $15 million funding round led by a subsidiary of USAA and DN Capital, with participation from Hasso Plattner Ventures and other existing investors. This round brings Robin System's total funding to $22 million. In… Read More

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Limbaugh: Why Liberal Media, GOP Leaders, Fox News Analysts Hope Trump Will Drop Out

DRIVE-BY-TrumpTalk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted 'the drive-by media' Monday for push to get GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump out of the Republican race.  "The Drive-By Media's got it in its head that it's over, Trump's finished, and he's gonna drop out at some point. Even though he's still leading in every poll, they've assumed ...More

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Rubio Proposes Regulation Cost Cap in 'Sharing Economy' Remarks

"I will place a cap on the amount regulations can cost our economy each year. I will also require federal agencies to include an analysis of exactly how each proposed regulation would impact competition and innovation," Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says in prepared remarks for appearance Tuesday at Civic Hall in New York to discuss "sharing ecomony." "Some ideas I've had are to maintain the 'physical presence' standard for taxation of online purchases, to stop discriminatory tax

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Record Number Of Americans Speak Foreign Language At Home

'The nation is headed into uncharted territory'

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VIDEO: Mom Steps to the Mic at UT Campus Carry Forum and Uses Obama to Make Very Pro-Gun Point

She's also a UT staff member.

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Heartbreaking Picture of a Cat Shot Through With an Arrow: 'This Cat Is Someone's Pet'

"That's a pretty serious crime."

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Facebook Unveils New Arsenal Of Second Screen Tools For Broadcasters

facebook-developer Facebook wants to see the relationship between its site and live TV content grow even more interconnected. The idea of the "second screen" where people engage with live TV events via companion social networking tools seemed to be the talk of the town several years ago when marketing professionals were eyeing the seemingly limitless future of social media. Fast forward a bit and… Read More

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Hillary Clinton ad invokes Kevin McCarthy's Benghazi remarks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is out with a new national television ad that includes a recent clip of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats have seized on to argue that the Select Committee on Benghazi is politically driven.

"The Republicans finally admit it," a ...

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Make Double-Digit Profits on the World's Cheap Growth Addiction

History shows that the best thing a country can do to get out of dire financial straits is to make structural reforms. But it can take years – long, difficult years – for the country that's attempting reform, and the politicians responsible have a funny way of not getting re-elected. So many countries opt for […]

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Scientist Reveals How Golf Lead Him to Nobel-Prize Winning Discovery and Why He Now Carries Around a Plastic Baggie

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to three scientists for work on parastic diseases. 

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Code42 Snares Huge $85M Series B Investment

concept image showing laptop and mobile devices swirling around the cloud Code42, the Minneapolis-based developers of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool, announced a massive $85 million round today. Code42 doesn't do them small. It has had only one previous round for $52.5 million at the beginning of 2012. The company could have gotten more if it wanted it, according to CEO Joe Payne. "This was the amount of money we needed for the next stage of… Read More

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17 smugglers arrested in Arizona; 490 pounds of pot seized

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona have arrested 17 suspected drug smugglers, 15 people posing as legal U.S. residents and seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 15 people posing as legal residents were arrested at the Wellton Station checkpoint ...

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Facebook And Eutelsat Partner To Deliver Internet To Africa From Space

space globe shutterstock As part of Internet.org, its initiative to bring billions of people around the world online, Facebook will partner with Eutelsat to launch a new satellite that will provide Internet access to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Internet.org's network infrastructure already includes drones and a laser communication system that are now undergoing lab tests, but this is its first project to… Read More

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