October 9, 2015

This day in baseball history — Osteen succeeds where Drysdale and Koufax failed

(Paul Mirengoff) This month marks the 50th anniversary of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins. 1965 was only the Twins' fifth season in Minnesota and they were already in the World Series. In Washington, DC, from whence they came, the franchise hadn't been the Series since 1933. This World Series was dramatic in the sense that it went seven games. However, the games themselves didn't produce

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Listen to Reason Professor Gives When Asked Why He's Against Allowing Students to Concealed Carry

"Do you think other professors feel this way?"

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Maryland Obamacare Exchange Exposed 600K Customers' Personal Data To ID Theft

Personal data of more than 600,000 Marylanders mishandled, exposed to ID theft

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Nearly 600 Student Fail to Show Up for Class After Several Chilling Notes Found at High School

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T-Shirts And Tech: Solving The Sartorial Equation

Mark Zuckerberg Disrupt I don't normally pay much attention to fashion. I'm not a fashion blogger. I don't read fashion articles. If I think something looks good, I wear it. That being said, there's a really interesting trend in tech whereby dressing down is dressing up. If you show up to a VC pitch on Sand Hill Road wearing a suit, you'd look out of place. I've seen the same… Read More

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Hundreds Turn Out to Protest Obama in Oregon

20150215_zaf_b102_005.jpgA week after a gunman killed nine people and himself at Umpqua Community College, Obama landed on Air Force One to visit the survivors and grieving families in Roseburg, Oregon. Obama was met by hundreds of pro-gun protesters Friday when he showed up outrage by the way he demanded that Americans start politicizing those murdered ...More

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The Power Line Show, Episode 27: Bill Otis, Criminal Justice "Reform," and Chaos In the House

(John Hinderaker) Today John, Paul and Scott got together to record Episode 27 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by former federal prosecutor Bill Otis to talk about the criminal justice "reform" bill that is being rushed through the Senate. If you are unsure what that is all about, this podcast would be a great place to start. The rest of the show was devoted to the news story of

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The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):

6:04 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed off on a plan to extend California's health care program for the poor to cover immigrant children from low-income families, ...

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Grieving Friend Reveals Why Oregon Shooting Survivor 'Prepared a Speech' for Obama, but Decided Not to Attend President's Event

"She had prepared a speech, actually."

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In Private Meeting, Attorney General Loretta Lynch Makes Promise to the Media

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Siliconvicts Are The Tech Slogan T-Shirts You've Always Talked About Making

IMG_3068 Remember all those jokes about Silicon Valley you always said you'd put on t-shirts? Siliconvicts Clothing Co., a shirt company from Malibu, just beat you to it. With slogans ranging from 'Unicorn Hunter' to 'Coding Is My Cardio', recent Stanford grad Cameron Lindsay's side project will probably be the source of your next favorite t-shirt. Sitting on… Read More

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Ellmers Calls Messages Over Alleged McCarthy Affair 'Bats**t Crazy'

'I will be praying for those who find it acceptable to bear false witness'

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New dimensions in cynicism

(Scott Johnson) When I was a college senior I raised the money to bring Garry Wills to campus to give a lecture on the 1972 presidential election. Wills had recently published the book Nixon Agonistes, which mightily impressed me, and I wanted to hear what he had to say. He agreed to speak not only on the election, but also to throw in another lecture on Macbeth for free as part of

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UT professor cites campus-carry law in calling it quits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A tenured professor at the University of Texas says he will not teach next year because the new law allowing for concealed handguns at public universities has left him fearing for his safety.

Economics Professor Daniel Hamermesh says he teaches required courses that draw hundreds of ...

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The Newest Army Helicopter Is An Incredible War Machine [VIDEO]

Vertical flight AND forward speed capabilities

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Darrell Issa Makes Harsh Claim About Jason Chaffetz Amid Speaker Chaos: 'He Got His Job by Going to Boehner and Saying…'

"And I think that's going to hurt him."

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CAIR Official Confronts Bill O'Reilly Over Muslim-Themed 'Watters' World' Segment: 'I Think You're Overreacting'

"You are the head of this show and you allowed that to go on."

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House Republicans in Chaos Weeks Before Spending, Debt Deadlines

Republicans thought they could nominate a new leader Thursday in Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, but he shocked the caucus by pulling his name from contention to replace Speaker John Boehner just minutes before a vote.

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Driverless Car Accident Reports Make Unhappy Reading For Humans

google-self-driving-car California's DMV has published all the official accident reports involving autonomous vehicles tested on the region's roads, covering the period from last September to date. The data mostly pertains to Google's driverless vehicles, with eight of the nine reports involving Mountain View robot cars. Read More

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll casts questions ASSUMPTIONS, including her own. She writes I remember an outstanding episode of The Odd Couple in which Felix ended up in court over some minor incident. Naturally, he acted as his own attorney. When a hostile witness used the word "assume," he pounced. "Aha! When you 'assume,' you make an 'ass' of 'u' and 'me,'" he said triumphantly. And nowhere can one go further wrong, or

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Bro-Caster Luke Russert Was Absolutely Sure Kevin McCarthy Would Be the Next Speaker

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Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.

Obama will talk ...

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Armed Robbery Suspects vs. Texan With a Concealed Handgun — Guess How That Turned Out

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If MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Had a Gun to Her Head, Forced to Vote for a Republican Presidential Candidate…

"There you have it. Rachel Maddow endorses…"

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DNC Said to Brief Biden Aides on Filing Deadlines: New Yorker

Democratic National Committee staff briefed people representing Vice President Joe Biden this week on primary calendar, filing deadlines, and ballot access, New Yorker reported yesterday, citing unnamed DNC official. DNC has held similar meetings for Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley, Webb, and Chafee campaigns, report says Unnamed DNC spokesperson didn't confirm or deny meeting, said DNC offers such briefings to all Democratic presidential candidates and potential candidates

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Bunny Ranch Brothel Offers To Pay Down Student Loans For New Sex Workers

Obama's economy in action!

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'The Heart of America': The Pioneers Rebuilding Detroit One House at a Time

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Venturra Capital Is A Big-Hitting $150M Fund For Startups In Southeast Asia

southeast asia map In a further sign of the increasing maturity of Southeast Asia's startup ecosystem, a new fund has emerged to offer yet more financing options for emerging tech companies. Venturra Capital is a new, big-hitting $150 million fund announced this week that is focused on the region, where mobile internet adoption is rising rapidly across a cumulative population of over 600 million. Read More

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

Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.

Conway boasted ...

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Lawmakers Press White House To Strip OPM's Control Over Security Clearances

Reps. Ted Lieu and Steve Russell have come together in their mission to remove the Office of Personnel Management's control over security clearances following a massive data breach in December.

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Tunisian Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'Its Decisive Contribution to the Building of a Pluralistic Democracy'

"The prize is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people."

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Period Tracker App Clue Gets $7M To Build A Platform For Female Health

Clue App Berlin-based Clue, which makes a period tracker app designed to let women keep tabs on their monthly cycles and help predict their fertile window, has closed a $7 million Series A round, with investment from New York's Union Square Ventures and London-based Series A fund Mosaic Ventures. The new round brings Clue's total raised to-date to $10 million. Read More

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Can Hillary Clinton Win Dem Race for Toughest Wall Street Cop?

Hillary Clinton is just the latest presidential candidate to unveil sweeping plans to regulate financial dealings.

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The Wine Bible

My fiancĂ©e, who is otherwise appropriately territorial, has told me that if ever I am going to be permitted a hall pass in our relationship it will be for Jancis Robinson alone. Robinson, who has been writing about wine for 40 years now, is the lead editor and general force behind The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine, and Wine Grapes—this last, lavishly illustrated volume weighing in (an appropriate metaphor in this case) at 1,280 pages. She is the wine columnist for the Financial Times and edits an eponymous website for subscribers—devoted, of course, to the grape. In 1984, she became the first person not directly employed in the wine business to pass the hilariously demanding Master of Wine exam.

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Want to Understand VC in Europe? Catch These Top Investors at Disrupt London

Disrupt London The venture outlook in Europe is about as bright as it's been since the go-go dot com days, with Europe-based venture firms raising more than $2.2 billion in the second quarter alone of this year – more than two times what they raised in the first quarter and 30 percent more than what European VCs had collected by the same time in 2014. Partly, such enthusiasm for the asset class… Read More

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Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon.

He also will mute his message about new action against gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular. The White House says ...

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The Blunt Message Texas GOP Delegation Reportedly Delivered to McCarthy Behind Closed-Door Meeting

"They said…"

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12 Hot Photos Of Bombshell Ashley Benson [SLIDESHOW]

They will restore your faith in humanity

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NASA Scientists Taken Off Guard by What They Notice While Looking at Pluto Photo: 'Who Would Have Expected…?'

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Yuma sheriff: Feds let go immigrants who commit crimes

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma County is footing the bill to prosecute immigrants arrested by federal agents but not charged by the federal government, the sheriff's office said in a scathing letter on Thursday.

Capt. Eben Bratcher says Yuma authorities have jailed and prosecuted about 140 immigrants in the past ...

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The 8 Most Likely Candidates To Be The Next House Speaker

It's time for someone truly anti-establishment

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After Nearly 30 Years, Microsoft's Developer Division Head Leaves Company

shutterstock Microsoft The executive who oversees Microsoft's developer tools and services, S. Somasegar, has announced that he will leave the company after 27 years. In a series of tweets, Somasegar, who is usually called by his nickname Soma, said he plans to pursue other career opportunities. Read More

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