February 10, 2016

Outside investigator into DOC probe meets with lawmakers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - An outside investigator hired by a Senate panel to assist that chamber's inquiry into the erroneous early release of thousands of prisoners in Washington state told lawmakers his team has reviewed more than 54,000 documents so far.

The brief appearance of Mark Bartlett, a partner at ...

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VA Bosses Want To Cut Red Tape That Blocks Firings

In dramatic reversal, Obama-appointed agency leaders tell Congress excessive civil service appeals need to go

Via: The Daily Caller

Jay Carney: Obama 'Has Signaled' His Preference for the Democratic Nominee

"… would be the best candidate in the fall and the most effective as president in carrying forward what he has achieved."

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Pennsylvania College Confirms Student Has Tested Positive for Zika Virus

"… there is no additional health risk to anyone on campus." 

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A Rant About Why Twitter's Past Failures Make It Nearly Unfixable

Twitter_Down Twitter had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad earnings day, and unfortunately, the only thing that might save it is a time machine. The company announced that it saw zero growth in its total user count. Excluding SMS-only users, it actually declined from 307 million to 305 million users. That's despite it launching and buying expensive TV commercials promoting Moments, which was… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Clinton Reassesses Campaign With Thursday Debate Next Test

The day after suffering a stinging defeat at the hands of New Hampshire primary voters, Hillary Clinton retreated to New York to assess her campaign organization and her message and to prepare for a Thursday debate that now takes on greater importance as she heads into the next round of contests.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Republican field sets sights on South Carolina

BEDFORD, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich vowed to build on his strong showing in the New Hampshire presidential primary, and Donald Trump said he is prepared to face dirty campaigning as a slimmed-down Republican field shifted to South Carolina on Wednesday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and businesswoman Carly ...

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University Of Texas Police Give Preacher Citation For Offending Students

'It's against the law to offend somebody'

Via: The Daily Caller

Congressional Black Caucus to Endorse Clinton Thursday

Announcement planned for 11am at Democratic National Headquarters, according to an advance notice from aides to Rep. Gregory Meeks, who heads caucus' political action cmte. NOTE: Many of caucus' 40 members, incl. Chairman G.K. Butterfield, have already backed Hillary Clinton; announcement tmrw to be formal backing together to underscore support ahead of S.C. primary on Feb. 27 NOTE: Rep. James Clyburn of S.C., member of caucus, told CNN Wednesday he would not endorse anyone this week; Wash. Post

Source: Bloomberg Politics

South Carolina voters will choose anti-Trump GOP candidate

The South Carolina primary has become a do-or-die showdown between Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush over who will break out as the mainstream alternative to front-runner Donald Trump.

Both men need a strong finish in the Palmetto State's first-in-the-South primary Feb. 20 to attract new donors and sustain their ...

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$750 Million Obamacare Bucks Went To ILLEGALS

'Lack of verification does not mean an individual is ineligible'

Via: The Daily Caller

FBI Has 'Encircled' Remaining Occupiers at Oregon Wildlife Refuge, Agents in Armored Vehicles Demanding Surrender: Report

Four occupiers remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, which armed protesters took over in early January.

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BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry, Launches Marketplace

BuildDirect Sample Warehouse_2 BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace. Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight products like flooring and roofing materials online takes a very different approach to logistics than selling books. As BuildDirect's co-founder and CEO Jeff Booth and its… Read More

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Which Candidate Will Big Wall Street Money Back?

Former Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO John Mack discusses the 2016 Presidential elections. He speaks on "Bloomberg 'GO'." (Source: Bloomberg)

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MSNBC Panel: Clinton's Attempt to Distract Voters By Using Gender Isn't Working

The post MSNBC Panel: Clinton's Attempt to Distract Voters By Using Gender Isn't Working appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Marco Rubio: I went into debate hoping Republicans didn't have to attack each other

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday he's going to continue criticizing President Obama for what Mr. Rubio called an intentional effort to weaken America's standing in the world and that he went into Saturday's GOP presidential debate hoping Republicans didn't have to attack one another.

"All these guys repeat ...

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Ted Cruz Might Be The Real Winner In New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. — Let's dispel with the notion that moments don't matter and that the media over-hyped Rubio's bad debate. Minutes after the last Republican debate ended, I went on CNN and declared that it had been a disastrous night for . And I wrote the very same thing on this very blog on Monday. Tuesday's […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Watch NBA Coach Gregg Popovich's Candid On-Air Reaction to Learning the Winners of New Hampshire Primary

"Who is it?"

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Cizoo Drops The Beat So That You Can Send Music Messages To Your Friends

singer-690117_1280 Meet Cizoo, a new iOS app that is all about making it easier to create music. Learning to play an instrument can be hard, but anyone can sing and rap. Cizoo lets you record tidbits of songs on top of a looping music background. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Cruz Rocks Granite State With 3rd Place Win – Spent Less Than Anyone Else

cruz1Cruz spent so little and won so much.

The post Cruz Rocks Granite State With 3rd Place Win – Spent Less Than Anyone Else appeared first on DailySurge.

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Presidential Race Poised to Intensify in South Carolina

The campaigns are entering an electoral arena where mean-spiritedness and racial undertones aren't uncommon.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Donald Trump on biggest threat to him in GOP field: 'I wouldn't necessarily pick one'

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, fresh off a resounding win in New Hampshire Tuesday, said Wednesday he wouldn't necessarily name a particular candidate when asked who in the Republican field is the biggest threat to him now.

"I think they all are," Mr. Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "They're ...

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EXCLUSIVE: New O'Keefe Video Shows How Easy It Is To Commit Voter Fraud In New Hampshire [VIDEO]

'It's very, very easy'

Via: The Daily Caller

Backed By YCombinator, YardBook Is An Online Marketplace For The $30.9 Billion Lawncare Business

15803118_94277c7719_o Each year, Americans spend roughly $30.1 billion dollars paying for yard work. It's a huge amount of money that's typically handled by a variety of local vendors who are mostly finding work through word of mouth referrals. Well, Yardbook, a one-year-old company launched by serial entrepreneur, Brian Gamido, is looking to change that system, and capture a huge chunk of that… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump, Sanders Top Establishment in New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire voters rejected establishment candidates in the nation's first primary, pushing Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to victory. Bloomberg's Megan Murphy examines the fallout of the vote for Hillary Clinton, the race for number two in the Republican Party and the appeal of Bernie Sanders in South Carolina. She speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

Source: Bloomberg Politics

AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier this month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014.

That's according to an internal U.S. Navy report on the Jan. 12 incident obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press ...

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Why Stock Buybacks Won't Save the Market This Time

There's a reason investors have blindly trusted Wall Street's "buy the dips" mantra since 2009. In fact… there are 2.3 trillion reasons. That's because since 2009 U.S. companies spent more than $2.3 trillion buying back their own shares, according to a report by Aranca Investment Research Services. All that buying acted as a floor for […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform

science classroom Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simplify and digitize a transaction that still relies on analog methods far too often. The need is so apparent that it's no wonder SchoolMint, a software as a service tool that for digital enrollment… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Zinke: WH Should Focus on Fighting, Not Feminism

The only Navy SEAL in Congress says that the Obama administration's push to put women into the infantry imperils the effectiveness of the military.

The post Zinke: WH Should Focus on Fighting, Not Feminism appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Santa Fe archbishop to host Albuquerque forum on immigration

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester is planning to host a forum around the subject of immigration.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced that week the immigration symposium will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Albuquerque on Feb. 24.

The forum will come after Wester ...

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New Hampshire Bucks the Establishment to Back Trump and Sanders

The results underscore the pessimistic mood of the electorate.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Karma Ventures, Advised By Ex-Skype Engineers, Is A New €40M European Series A Fund

karma partners 2 The so-called 'Series A gap' — that is the lack of Series A funding compare to seed — is still a much discussed topic here in Europe, and in the last few years we've seen a plethora of new funds aiming to plug that gap. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Senate prepares vote on removal of Pennsylvania AG Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general faces a vote in the state Senate on whether she should be removed from office on grounds that she cannot properly run the office while she lacks a valid law license.

The Republican-controlled Senate plans to vote on a resolution Wednesday on whether ...

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Trump and Sanders Thump Rivals in New Hampshire

Voters in both parties sent a rebuke to establishment candidates.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

SUICIDE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Christie's Attack On Rubio Helped Trump

ChristieChristie Bounces Rubio And Heads Home.

The post SUICIDE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Christie's Attack On Rubio Helped Trump appeared first on DailySurge.

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Jeb Bush to New Hampshire: You All Have Reset the Race

2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks in New Hampshire after the Granite State's primary.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Where does the Republican presidential race stand?

(Paul Mirengoff) Here, via FiveThirtyEight, are the new betting market odds on the GOP race: Trump 43 Rubio 20 Bush 17 Cruz 16 Kasich 3 Christie 1 In my opinion, the Bush number is way too high and the Cruz number way too low. But then, Bush has been overestimated and Cruz underestimated ever since the race began. Almost everyone's two takeaways from the New Hampshire primary are (1) Trump is now

Source: Power Line

Bill Kristol Thinks This Is the 'Single Most Likely GOP Ticket At This Point'

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Chinese Tech Group Led By Qihoo 360 Bids $1.2B For Browser Maker Opera

opera-new-logo-brand-identity-portal-to-web There's been plenty of speculation around the future of browser maker Opera, and now that looks like it will soon be resolved. Today the Norway-headquartered company confirmed that it has received a $1.2 billion acquisition offer from a group fronted by Chinese consumer tech companies Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360. Read More

Source: TechCrunch