October 24, 2015

Democrat John Bel Edwards heads to Louisiana governor runoff

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democrat John Bel Edwards secured a spot Saturday in the Louisiana governor's runoff election, which will decide who follows Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal into office in a state beset by deep financial woes.

It wasn't yet clear after the day's balloting which Republican ...

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Democrat Advances to Louisiana Governor's Runoff

Edwards easily advanced in Saturday's voting to the two-man race to decide who will follow term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal into office.

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Past Behavior Does Not Determine Future Purchases

shoppingbags Ever wonder why after buying shoes online (or any other consumer goods), for the next few weeks or months, you can be sure to spot ads or promotions for those same shoes on nearly every website you visit? What's more, you'll see which shoes your Facebook friends bought, which shoes their friends bought and which shoes "others like you" bought. You already bought shoes,… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Tarantino joins activists to protest police brutality in NY

NEW YORK (AP) - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino joined hundreds of demonstrators waving signs, shouting through megaphones and marching along the city's streets on Saturday to protest police brutality nationwide.

"I'm a human being with a conscience," said Tarantino, who flew in from California for the event. "And if ...

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After Donald Trump Calls Him 'Super Low Energy,' Ben Carson Pushes Back With an Observation His Rival Can't Make

"I'm not sure that there's anybody else running …"

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Ben Carson Tells Donald Trump `I Have Plenty of Energy'

Ben Carson, newly minted frontrunner for the Iowa Republican presidential caucus, is pushing back against criticism from billionaire Donald Trump that he is "super low energy."

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Immigrant-friendly laws passed in California this year

California this year passed measures to help immigrants in the U.S. illegally by improving their access to health care, opposing discrimination and enabling more people to apply for legal status.

One measure aims to help immigrant crime victims apply for federal government visas.

A look at some other bills passed ...

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Protesters Clash With Cops in NYC Streets, Caught on Video Chanting Familiar Phrase That Police Just Don't Like Very Much

"… from New York to Greece!"

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Why IoT Security Is So Critical

smarthomesecurity Twenty years ago, if you told me my phone could be used to steal the password to my email account or to take a copy of my fingerprint data, I would've laughed at you and said you watch too much James Bond. But today, if you tell me that hackers with malicious intents can use my toaster to break into my Facebook account, I will panic and quickly pull the plug from the evil appliance. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Father of Arrested Oklahoma Driver: 'This Is Not the Person That's My Daughter'

"I can't figure this out."

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Donald Trump Huge on Ego in Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll

Republicans planning to attend the Iowa caucuses are still sorting out their presidential preferences, but there's one decision they've overwhelmingly made: Donald Trump is the most ego-driven in their party's crowded field of candidates.

Source: Bloomberg.com news

Megastorm Patricia Inflicts Little Damage on Mexican Coast

"We were fortunate as to where it made landfall. It was not a densely populated area."

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Bush's Response to Reports of Campaign Cutbacks: 'Blah, Blah'

"Blah, blah, blah," Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Saturday in South Carolina when addressing speculation about recent financial cutbacks to his campaign, according to USA Today. "That's my answer — blah, blah, blah," the former Florida gov. added. RELATED: Jeb Bush Orders Across-the-Board Pay Cuts for Struggling Campaign

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Hillary Lies About Guns

(John Hinderaker) Hillary lies…it's not exactly a news flash. On the contrary, based on the liberal media's reaction to her Benghazi testimony, her willingness to lie, brazenly, is a positive virtue. So I wasn't surprised to see this, when I got home from shooting my AR-15 at a local range: Let's take that apart: The NRA basically represents manufactures and the sellers. No, the NRA represents firearm owners and others who want

Source: Power Line

Trump Mocks Bush in Florida: 'Losing Badly and Embarrassing His Family'

"Bush has no money. He's cutting. He's meeting today with mommy and daddy and they're working on their campaign."

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Congressman: Hillary Could Face A Second Benghazi Subpoena

Hillary Clinton could be subpoenaed for a second time by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, committee member Ohio Rep. said on Friday. "If you made an agreement about her testifying once, and new material arrives that undermines the agreement, don't you have the right to subpoena her again?" radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Yes, You Can 'Carve' a Halloween Pumpkin with a Gun! (Well, a Sharpshooter Can)

"He's gonna be a Quasimodo pumpkin, I think."

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The White House Is Ready For Tech To Step Up In Government

800px-WhiteHouseSouthFacade It's no secret that the tech community has historically reacted with hesitation at the thought of collaborating with the public sector, what with the red tape, bureaucratic processes, lengthy sales cycles and a generally poor standard of implemented technology (remember Healthcare.gov before Marketplace Lite?). Clashes with Uber and Airbnb have created an image of our government as… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

S. African Tokyo Sexwale says will run for FIFA president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Tokyo Sexwale (sesh-WAH'-lay), a South African businessman and former political prisoner who fought against apartheid, says he intends to be a candidate in the FIFA presidential election.

Sexwale announced his intention to run Saturday, two days ahead of the deadline for candidates to submit papers for the ...

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REPORT: Seattle Wage Hike Off To 'Pretty Bad Start,' Kills 700 Jobs

'It looks like the Seattle minimum wage hike is getting off to a pretty bad start'

Via: The Daily Caller

Three People Dead After Car Crashes Into College Homecoming Parade: 'People Were Flying Everywhere'

"We heard somebody scream, 'Look out!'"

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Strategist David Plouffe Endorses Hillary Clinton

The political strategist wrote Saturday on Medium that Clinton would be "a president who will wake up every day, prepared to overcome any obstacle on their behalf." NOTE: Plouffe managed then-Sen. Barack Obama's 2008 run for president, helping Obama beat Clinton in Democratic nomination race

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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

The (Meriden) Record-Journal (Conn.), Oct. 21, 2015

Sorry Taylor Swift fans, but it's hard to imagine that decades from now the singer will still have legions of fans.

No knock against Ms. Swift; the vast majority of ...

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Hillary Says Her Support For Anti-Gay Marriage Law Was A 'Defense Action' [VIDEO]

Clinton tries to explain why she opposed gay marriage

Via: The Daily Caller

See How a Georgia Farm Paid Tribute to 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle That Caught His Wife's Attention

"I thought it was about time that we actually honored a hero."

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Wisconsin GOP abolishes John Doe probes, seeks other changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republicans are moving at breakneck speed to abolish secret investigations into political corruption such as one that haunted Gov. Scott Walker, do away with the state's unique nonpartisan elections board and legalize coordination between candidates and shadowy issue advocacy groups that don't disclose their donors.


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Trump Slams Carson As "'Super Low Energy" [VIDEO]

'We need tremendous energy.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Pot legalization effort in US heartland takes many paths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?

A ballot proposal before Ohio voters next month would be the first in the nation to legalize ...

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TASTEFUL: Raleigh Bar Plans 'CHOPPED' Themed Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

'Help us support an organization ... no matter what!'

Via: The Daily Caller

California Adopts Special Visa for Illegal Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

"It was truly a trauma."

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Forget Climate Change, 'Planet X' Is Coming 'In 40 Days' AND WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE [VIDEO]

NASA swears there is no need to panic

Via: The Daily Caller

Major Democratic Fundraiser Indicted on Fraud Charges

"After years of waiting, I will now have my day in court."

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Raise Your Seed Round By Treating Investors As Team Members

teamworkdiverse The psychology of seed-stage investing is complex. As the one raising money, it's easy to fall into the trap of treating the process like a transaction. But at the seed stage, neither investors nor the startups can make accurate predictions on numbers alone. Investors look for other data points to evaluate the opportunity, such as the strength of the team and who else has already… Read More

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A look at the race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pledging to restore integrity on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while shattering records for campaign spending, seven judges are vying for an unprecedented three open seats in the Nov. 3 election.

Those candidates and six others eliminated in the May primary raised $10.5 million and spent $8.3 ...

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College Newspaper Apologizes to Malia Obama After Photo of Her at a Party Went Viral

"The college application and selection process is stressful for most students who go through it."

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Uber Refueling Its Warchest Yet Again, At A Valuation Of Up To $70BN

uber headquarters Another month, another billion for Uber… The ride-hailing business is reportedly raising yet again — planning to raise close to $1 billion in new investment according to the NYT citing "people close to the matter", with investors looking at a valuation of between $60 billion and $70 billion for the six-year-old startup. Read More

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When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

facebook_shirt Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their vast universe of information about their billion-plus users. Read More

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Live from Council Bluffs, it's Ted Cruz

(Scott Johnson) Nebraska attorney David Begley continues his series of reports on appearances of the presidential candidates in Iowa for us. Yesterday Dave attended the appearance of Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Omaha World-Herald's report on Cruz's appearance is posted here; Dave's is below: I saw Ted Cruz for the second time this campaign season. The first time was before a very large crowd in Des Moines and

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Watch Congressman Adam Schiff Awkwardly Sing 'Meet the Mets' on House Floor

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'We Cannot Yet Let Our Guard Down': Strongest Hurricane on Record in Western Hemisphere Drenches Mexico

"I felt guilty for taking my kids here."

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How Alcohol Made America Great (Most of the Time)

Reading Susan Cheever's Drinking in America: Our Secret History reminded me of an exchange between Elaine and Jerry on Seinfeld. Jerry insists that only 4 to 6 percent of the population is attractive.

Elaine: So basically what you're saying is 95 percent of the population is undatable?

Jerry: Undatable!

Elaine: Then how are all these people getting together?

Jerry: Alcohol.

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Evangelical Leader Calls Trump's Christian Backers Unchristian

Oy vey

Via: The Daily Caller

House Passes Bill Gutting Key Parts Of Obamacare And Planned Parenthood

obamacareThe fight over Obamacare isn't over on Capitol Hill. House lawmakers voted on a measure Friday that would essentially gut parts of Obamacare and block federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The bill, that would repeal the requirement for Americans to have health insurance and blocks funding for planned parenthood for at least a year, faces turbulence in the Senate and a veto from the president. Supporters look forward to a political confrontation. ...More

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Buxom Blonde Brit Crosses Atlantic To Play College Golf, Break Hearts [SLIDESHOW]

SLIDESHOW ... and the last picture is totally NAKED

Via: The Daily Caller

Fox News Host Megyn Kelly Excoriates Media for Declaring Hillary 'Victorious' in Benghazi Testimony

"And yet, to watch most of the media today, you would think we never saw that email."

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A Dog Was Noticed Lying in the Street. Then, People Realized Why It Was Waiting in One Spot

"This one has been lying down, alone…"

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