January 20, 2016

City council members in Allentown call on mayor to resign

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - City council members in Pennsylvania's third-largest city are calling on the mayor to resign in the wake of an FBI probe of government contracting.

The Allentown City Council voted 7-0 on a no confidence resolution Wednesday night against Democratic Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

The resolution, which is ...

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ATF: New Rule On Gun Sellers Will Be Handled On A 'Case By Case' Basis

'It depends on how much you're doing it and there's no line'

Via: The Daily Caller

Judge Napolitano: Evidence Against Clinton Is 'Overwhelming' and 'Damning'

"Mrs. Clinton should be consulting very high-powered, national security criminal defense lawyers."

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Capital of World's Most Powerful Country Crippled by One Inch of Snow

"So this is not a usual commute from work to home."

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Is Privacy A Right Or A Privilege?

PrivacyNo you may not look at my private emails!

The post Is Privacy A Right Or A Privilege? appeared first on DailySurge.

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For President, Marco Rubio

(John Hinderaker) As regular readers know, I have long been a fan of Marco Rubio, the original anti-establishment Tea Party rebel. I don't claim to be a personal friend, but I have interviewed Rubio quite a few times, have worked with him in various circumstances, and think very highly of him. He was in town yesterday morning for a breakfast fundraiser. Afterward, he was gracious enough to give me a few minutes

Source: Power Line

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley looms as key church-state separation Supreme Court case

A playground spat over surfacing made out of scrap tires is looming as a pivotal church-state separation case, one that religious freedom advocates say could provide relief from what they see as government hostility toward faith.

The U.S. Supreme Court teed up the battle when it agreed last week to ...

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Gov't Distrubuted Subsidies Meant For Minorities Are Going To White People

'It defies logic for federal agencies to distribute settlement funds without first verifying the eligibility of prospective recipients'

Via: The Daily Caller

Radio Host Asks Sen. Thune for Probability of Open GOP Convention. He Gets This Answer in Return

"So that's a probability of what?"

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Scientists Think They Have Made Huge Discovery in Solar System: 'My Jaw Sort of Hit the Floor'

 "I had never seen anything like this…"

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Clinton Says U.K. Debate on Trump Rhetoric Sends a Message

U.K. Parliament's debate on Donald Trump sends a message "about what our closest allies think about all of this," Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says during campaign event in Burlington, Iowa. "It matters what you say as a president," Clinton says "It might make it harder for him to travel" NOTE: U.K. Parliament held debate this week about banning Trump from entering country after his comments about Muslims; see related story

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Hillary Clinton: New Email Revelations Change Nothing

Hillary Clinton said there is nothing changed by the letter from the Inspector General showing there were emails on her private server classified above top-secret.

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Nixon focuses on ethics in final State of the State speech

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon made another push Wednesday night to tighten Missouri's ethics laws, delivering his final State of the State speech to a Republican-led Legislature under heightened scrutiny following scandals that prompted the resignations of two lawmakers.

Nixon, who leaves office in January 2017 ...

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Oberlin President Tells Complaining Students To Take A Hike

Refuses to respond to 14-page list of demands

Via: The Daily Caller

Elder Care Startup Honor Makes Contractors Full-Time Workers With Equity

honor-logo Honor, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed company focused on caring for seniors as babyboomers tip over into retirement, is making its contractor workforce into a full-time one. The care workers, called CarePros within the company, will have the potential for stock options. "I really don't want two classes of people in our company. Everyone is in it to help the elderly and everyone… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Author Jay Newton-Small on Hillary Running as a Woman

TIME's Jay Newton-Small, author of "Broad Influence," discusses her new book, Hillary Clinton and the influence of women in politics on "With All Due Respect."

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The Latest: Democrats respond to Haley's State of the State

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's sixth State of the State address, delivered Wednesday to the General Assembly:

7:50 p.m.

Democrats say if South Carolinians really want to improve their state, they need to stop voting for Republicans.

Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell of Lancaster ...

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FDA Advisor Pleads Ignorance Of Imminent E-Cigarette Prohibition

He hasn't seen anything suggesting a prohibition

Via: The Daily Caller

See Results of Latest CNN N.H. GOP Poll — and Take a Look At Who Has Suddenly Doubled Support

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Claim by DNC Chair Rated as False by Fact-Checking Group: 'Her Statement Is Very Disingenuous'

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Palin Effect: What's the Reaction to Trump Endorsement?

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss the reaction to Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

State Lawmakers Create Coalition To Overhaul Digital Privacy Laws

5535613157_499f6d4863_b State lawmakers and the District of Columbia have put together a group of bills pushing for legislation to protect our digital privacy. The coalition of 16 states and D.C. say surveillance technology and a lack of regulation has given Big Brother too much power when it comes to monitoring online information. "A bipartisan consensus on privacy rights is emerging, and now the states… Read More

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The confirmation of Wilhelmina Wright

(Scott Johnson) The Senate confirmed Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina (Mimi) Wright as a Minnesota federal district court judge on Tuesday. Heritage Action announced that it opposed her confirmation and that it was important enough that it was scoring the vote on her confirmation as a key vote. Several conservative outlets more or less protested her pending confirmation in advance of the vote. Most Republican Senators voted against her confirmation. If I

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Star of reality show 'Wicked Tuna' pleads guilty to fraud

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A man featured on the reality television show "Wicked Tuna" has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Vermont he received government benefits while he was fishing on the show.

Fifty-year-old Paul Hebert (HE-burt), of Gloucester, Massachusetts, appeared Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Burlington where he ...

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Ron Paul: Trump's Probably Going To Win The Nomination

Polling is 'generally rigged'

Via: The Daily Caller

Louis Farrakhan Offers Praise for Donald Trump's Muslim Immigration Plan, Says It Is 'Wise'

"Now, if you let them in and you don't vet them carefully, you might be letting in your own destruction."

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'Our Mission Going Forward Is to Honor Braden': Ben Carson to Resume Campaign After Staffer's Tragic Death

"We are made stronger when we remember who we are fighting for."

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Palin Blames Son's Domestic Violence Arrest on Obama, PTSD as Trump Tour Rolls On

The former Republican vice presidential nominee continued her full-throated advocacy for the billionaire front-runner.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Anxiety Party

anxious We have a somewhat unusual design team at GV. There are six of us. Four product designers, a researcher and a team coordinator. Each of us held fairly senior design positions previously, and we each have a lot of experience. Because we're all experienced, we function as peers —  no one is at the helm… or maybe we all are. Read More

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Chuck Todd Schools Clinton Spokesman on 'How Classified Information Works'

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Navy's 'Great Green Fleet' Runs On 90% Diesel

When the Navy first tested 20,055 gallons of biofuels in 2012, it spent up to $424 per gallon

Via: The Daily Caller

Washington Redskins Linemen Donate Thousands of Bottles of Water for Flint, Michigan

"It's amazing what a simple group chat can do."

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CNN to host 'town hall' for Democratic candidates in Iowa on Monday

The three candidates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination are slated to participate in a town hall Monday evening in Des Moines, about a week before the Iowa caucuses.

CNN will air the town hall, to take place from 9-11 p.m. (ET), and make it available to its Iowa affiliates ...

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Iconic Marine Sgt. R. Lee Ermey of 'Gunny Time' Reveals the One Firearm He'd Choose if He Could Have Only One

 "The greatest weapon we've ever invented."

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Poll Finds Stunning Abortion Opinions Among 'Pro-Choice' Americans That Could Cause Some to Totally Rethink Labels

Is abortion "morally wrong" or "morally acceptable?"

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File Sharing Service Send Anywhere Pulls In $6M Series A From Rakuten Ventures

file transfer Send Anywhere, a free peer-to-peer file transfer system, is getting a power boost of its own after ESTmob, the Korea company behind the service, landed $6 million in new funding. Read More

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JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

Leaping frog with huge mouth. JFrog, a developer of open source software distribution tools, announced a $50 million round today. The investment represents a substantial jump for the company, which previously had raised $10.5 million across two rounds. Investors include Scale Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Battery Ventures, Vintage Investment Partners and Qumra Capital, as well as participation from existing… Read More

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What Kind of Man Spends Millions to Elect Ted Cruz?

Robert Mercer is one of the wealthiest, most secretive, influential, and reactionary Republicans in the country.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

A Roadmap For Pitching Your Startup

8017529825_a7bda0973a_k While there is no definitive guide to raising money, there are tactics entrepreneurs can use to make their idea more attractive for venture funding. Read More

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Feds Spend $149,997 to Change Farmers' 'Skepticism' of Man-Caused Climate Change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 in an effort to change farmers who have a "skeptical" view of human-caused global warming.

The post Feds Spend $149,997 to Change Farmers' 'Skepticism' of Man-Caused Climate Change appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Israel's Cannabis Industry Blazes Ahead

marijuana, cannabis In January the government announced plans to open the local medical marijuana market to new farms and sellers. Adding to the developments on a governmental level, Israeli startups are utilizing cannabis for medical and technological advancements all the while working their way around regulations and other hurdles. Read More

Source: TechCrunch