March 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wins Florida, North Carolina

Hillary Clinton was projected the winner of the Democratic primaries in Florida and North Carolina Tuesday evening.

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Stenehjem says state Health Council violated meetings laws

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the North Dakota Health Council broke open records and meetings laws by failing to provide sufficient notice of a public meeting.

Stenehjem says the council failed to give public notice of its August 2015 meeting at the same time its members ...

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Rubio Suspends Campaign After Florida Loss [VIDEO]

'After tonight, it is clear that we will not be on the winning side'

Via: The Daily Caller

Your mobile phone bill is sparking an edtech renaissance

studentwifi Have you ever noticed that 90 cent charge at the bottom of your phone bill? Little did you know, that is the key to fueling a renaissance in education technology. Read More

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Life After Florida: Is Rubio Looking to Make a Deal?

Former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor and The Seventy Four co-founder Campbell Brown discuss Marco Rubio and the GOP race ahead on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Indiana gay rights groups say history is on their side

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana LGBT rights activists said Tuesday that history is on their side and they will continue pressing for statewide civil rights protections for gender identity and sexual orientation despite lawmakers' unwillingness to act during the recently adjourned legislative session.

"The momentum is on our side. Public perception ...

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If The GOP Wants To Win The White House, It's Time To Join Team Trump. Here's Why.

Whether the GOP establishment likes Trump or not, he is increasingly becoming their best chance of winning in November.

Via: The Daily Caller

Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards

Monogram 1 As a creative, you're most likely to get hired for a job off the back of your portfolio of past clients and work. Aimed squarely at this market, Moo — the company better known for their business cards — launched Monogram, a free app helping make portfolios more portable. Using the app, you can create a series of themed portfolios showing off what you do. Read More

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Sen. Rob Portman: John Kasich Win in Ohio Will Change Dynamic of Race

On "With All Due Respect," Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, discusses John Kasich, Donald Trump, the state of the GOP race and a Senate bill addressing the nation's heroin epidemic.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Hillary Clinton's Four Days of Gaffes

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House panel passes bill increasing money in Arizona politics

PHOENIX (AP) - A bill overhauling the state's campaign finance laws that passed a House panel Tuesday would allow politicians to give campaign contributions to each other, a move critics call the "kingmaker provision."

The GOP secretary of state's office and Republicans who support the bill say it's a housecleaning ...

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Former Mil Officials: Obama's National Security Council Is Full Of Activists

'The NSC should not be activists'

Via: The Daily Caller

Instagram is switching its feed from chronological to best posts first

instagram-locket1 The average Instagram user misses 70 percent of what's in their feed, including great photos with tons of Likes and posts by their best friends. So today Instagram announced it will start rearranging the order of posts in its feed. Rather than strictly reverse chronological, Instagram will order posts "based on the likelihood you'll be interested in the content, your… Read More

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Washington's Troubled Subway to Suspend Service for Safety Check

Washington's commuter rail will suspend service for more than a day for a system-wide safety inspection after a fire Monday in a train tunnel disrupted the morning commute.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The lady's memory vanishes

(Scott Johnson) I missed Chris Matthews's town hall with Hillary Clinton on MSNBC last night. I imagine that I'm in good company in that oversight. Would Matthews have quizzed her about her voluminous email related lies? I also imagine that Chris Matthews is as sick of hearing about Hillary's unsecured private email server as Bernie Sanders is. The conversation did turn to foreign policy in general and Libya in particular (video below).

Source: Power Line

Gun > Hatchet

A good samaritan saved a 7/11 clerk on Sunday by shooting a hatchet-wielding man who had attacked the store

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Los Angeles Mayor Introduces Transgender Advisory Council

'The progress we have made toward equality in the last few years has been historic, but we are far from done.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Squarespace former employee alleges "overt" racism

squarespace Accounts of racism, sexism and discrimination are unfortunately way too common in the tech industry. The latest comes from Amélie Lamont, a black woman and former employee at website creation company Squarespace, who was fired after slapping a co-worker at a bar. Lamont was a customer care supervisor at Squarespace from September 2011 through February 2014. Squarespace, founded in 2004,… Read More

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Reid Pumps More Dark Money Into Hassan's Race

A Super PAC affiliated with Sen. Harry Reid (D., Nev.) will spend another $200,000 on an attack ad aimed at Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, according to a report.

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Silicon Valley's First Comic Con Is Here, And It's Showcasing Crazy New Tech [VIDEO]

Showcasing apps like YakSee, a new take on global connectivity

Via: The Daily Caller

In pursuit of empathetic machines

robotheart The universal reaction to Atlas, the newly upgraded next-generation humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics (a company owned by Alphabet), was lots of empathy. Unmindful of being punched, pushed and teased, it focused on finishing tasks in a demo video. People who watched the video responded with comments like "stop bullying" and "say no to bullying." Read More

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Obama Assails 'Vulgar' Campaign Rhetoric, Without Naming Trump

President Barack Obama called the 2016 campaign a "race to the bottom," expressing alarm at the rhetoric of candidates he didn't name, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he suggested to Republican front-runner Donald Trump that he discourage violence at his campaign rallies.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Ted Strickland Calls Hillary Clinton's Coal Comments 'Unartful'

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ted Strickland, a U.S. Senate candidate in Ohio, described Hillary Clinton's recent comments about coal-industry jobs as "unartful" after the former secretary of state received criticism for pledging to put coal miners and companies out of business.

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Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapers

March 12, 2016

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register

Drown Illinois higher education, drown the state's future

Illinois, if it's ever to get out of the budget crisis in which it finds itself, must improve its business climate and grow its economy.

So it's mind-boggling to try to figure out why the ...

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Pete Rose Walks Back Trump Endorsement

'Pete did not send any candidate a baseball or a note of endorsement.'

Via: The Daily Caller

This new Star Wars Virtual Reality experiment looks beautiful and insane

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 11.45.26 AM Around June of last year, Lucasfilm and its usual cohorts — Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound — announced that they were banding together to form the ILM Experience Lab, or ILMxLab. The new team would focus largely on figuring out how to translate the Star Wars universe into something magical in virtual reality. The team's latest project, Trials on Tatooine, a VR… Read More

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Obama May Counter Trump on Immigrants With Supreme Court Pick

President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nomination may prove to be his sharpest repudiation yet of the anti-immigrant sentiment stirred by Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama to Energy Producers: Drop Dead

(Steven Hayward) Oh, well, if Hillary kills off what's left of the coal industry, at least we still have a booming natural gas industry, creating lots of good-paying jobs and with a potential for significant exports to help with our miserable trade balance. Wait, what's that? U.S. Rejects Multi-Billion Dollar Jordan Cove Gas Export Plan U.S. regulators rejected Veresen Inc.'s multibillion-dollar proposal to build a terminal in Oregon that would export as

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Watch Obama Pontificate About Divisiveness In Politics [VIDEO]

'Some may be more to blame'

Via: The Daily Caller

Dashlane hires former and Makespace CFO David Lapter

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 1.25.26 PM David Lapter, formerly of and MakeSpace, is moving on to Dashlane to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Dashlane is a password management service that helps users keep track of their passwords, as well as helping with safe online transactions through a Dashlane digital wallet. Lapter started out his career at a boutique strategy firm called Parthenon, where he served for nearly… Read More

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