March 17, 2016

White House 'Absolutely' Has Confidence in EPA Chief Amid Calls for Her Resignation

"America has never had it better administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: - Stories

'I Couldn't Stop Screaming': Georgia Man Arrested After Allegedly Pouring Boiling Water on Sleeping Gay Couple

"Like, where was your head at? Why would you do this?"

Source: - Stories

Cleveland One Step Ahead of Trump's Convention Riots Prediction

Cleveland will be ready should Donald Trump's prediction come true of riots at the Republican National Convention if he's denied the presidential nomination, security officials say.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Liberal Activists Grow Fat on Union Dues

America's most influential labor unions have given hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal politicians and activist groups in recent years, according to a new analysis.

The post Liberal Activists Grow Fat on Union Dues appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Rubio Says He Won't Run For Governor Or Be 'Anybody's Vice President' [VIDEO]

'I'll be a private citizen in January'

Via: The Daily Caller

How the 'wonks' of public policy and the 'geeks' of tech can get together

tech-v-gov Technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls — at least according to conventional wisdom. The skirmish between Apple and the FBI is a prime example: Apple is refusing to allow policy to dictate how encryption should be included in products. It's nearly impossible to ponder emerging resource-sharing technologies without thinking of the restrictive… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

'I Feel Very Violated': 70-Year-Old Trump Supporter Says She Won't Be Intimidated by Death Threats, Vandalism

"I had one guy, yesterday, telling me I was going to die."

Source: - Stories

Senator Who Recently Joked About Cruz Being Murdered on Senate Floor Is Now Holding Fundraiser for Him

"I think [Cruz] the best alternative to Donald Trump."

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Republicans Dismiss Adding Garland to High Court in Lame Duck

Senate Republican leaders tried Thursday to shut down talk of a lame-duck vote to put Merrick Garland on the U.S. Supreme Court after cracks appeared in what has been a nearly unified front to block any nominee by President Barack Obama.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Top Rhode Island figures endorse immigrant driver's licenses

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - With backing from Rhode Island's governor, state police superintendent and Roman Catholic bishop, a movement to give driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally is getting more attention from state lawmakers this year.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and State Police Superintendent Steven O'Donnell are among ...

Source: stories: Politics

Olympian Morgan Craft: Crafting Her Own Fate

Olympic Team USA Shooting Sports Will Be Well Represented By Shotgunner Morgan Craft

Via: The Daily Caller

Nextbit cancels CDMA version of Robin smartphone, issues refunds

robin-hand After already delaying the CDMA by a few months, Nextbit has decided to cancel the production of the CDMA Robin for Verizon and Sprint networks outright, Recode reports. The company is now refunding Kickstarter backers and offering them a 25% discount on the GSM version should they choose to get one. "We were not sufficiently doubtful of what we were told given everything we already… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Glenn Beck Outlines Eight Predictions He's Made Since 1999 That He Believes Have Come True

"They mocked and mocked and mocked on that." 

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Stunning Video Shows What Happened When a Photographer Asked People to Respond to Deep Questions About Jesus 'Without Saying a Word'

"When you see Jesus face to face, what will you say?" 

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Sen. Graham Says He'll Help Cruz 'In Every Way I Can': CNN

"I think the best alternative to Donald Trump to stop him from getting to 1,237 is Ted Cruz, and I'm going to help Ted in every way I can," Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN. Graham, R-S.C., plans to host fundraiser supporting Cruz on Monday to "honor and support a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people," CNN says, citing invitation NOTE: Graham recently joked that "if you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you" He stops short of m

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama Hikes Post-Presidency Payments

President Obama sought to increase the amount of money available for the federal government to spend on former presidents in advance of his White House exit.

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The Latest: California ethics panel narrows lobbying rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California's political ethics panel approving a change to state lobbying rules (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

California's political watchdog panel has voted to change state rules in an attempt to curb unreported lobbying.

The Fair Political Practices Commission voted 3-1 Thursday to revise ...

Source: stories: Politics

Report Confirms Suicidal Vets Abandoned At Phoenix VA

'The VA is broken; it's the most corrupt system there is'

Via: The Daily Caller

Twitter kills TweetDeck for Windows, automates logins for TweetDeck users

tweetdeck-web Twitter today rolled out a change that will make it easier for users who switch between its desktop application TweetDeck and its website, by no longer requiring users to login to TweetDeck separately. That is, if users have the Twitter website open and are already logged in, they'll be able to skip the login process on TweetDeck. Related to this news, Twitter says it's also… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Sixth-Grader Tells Vegetarian Classmate That 'Vegetarians Are Idiots.' School Board Calls It 'Harassment.' Then the Whole Thing Goes Before a Judge.

"he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains"

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'Full of Fake Christian Persecution': Actor Responds to Atheists' Claims About 'God's Not Dead 2′

"Is he really the son of God?" 

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Video Emerges of Moment That Would Eventually Result in American Student Being Sentenced by North Korea to 15 Years of Hard Labor

See it for yourself. 

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Green Justice: A Glimpse at How Obama's SCOTUS Pick Would Likely Rule on EPA Cases on the High Court

"Garland's vote to side with the EPA's overregulation is just one of many instances where he went to bat for the liberal agenda."

Source: - Stories

Koch Brothers Nurture Rise of Hispanic Republicans

The billionaires are funding the Libre Initiative, a non-profit with offices in Arizona, Florida, and Texas that hopes to cut into Democratic dominance among Latino voters.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Blumenthal, Carter Agree 'More Must Be Done' to Deter Iran's Ballistic Missile Program

The post Blumenthal, Carter Agree 'More Must Be Done' to Deter Iran's Ballistic Missile Program appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Disabled rights activist leads Dublin St. Patrick's parade

DUBLIN (AP) - Record crowds celebrated Ireland's national holiday Thursday as a parade led by the country's most prominent disabled rights activist snaked its way through Dublin on St. Patrick's Day.

Parade grand marshal Joanne O'Riordan, who was born without arms or legs, beamed a joyous smile as she steered ...

Source: stories: Politics

Convicted Felon Bursts Into Adele's 'Hello' At Court Hearing


Via: The Daily Caller

Bumble launches contextual filters for profile pictures, starting with the 2016 presidential election

Swipe-based dating is hard work. With hundreds of potential suitors to swipe through, most of us just take a few seconds to glance at a picture and bio before we decide if we're going to swipe left or right. So, to help users quickly make an informed decision about which way to swipe, Bumble is taking a page from Snapchat's book and launching filters for user's profile… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Presumed Lost at Sea Nearly Five Weeks After Falling Overboard, Dog Reunited with Family

 "Just really mind blowing to tell you the truth."

Source: - Stories

'I Did What I Felt Was Morally Right': Driver Gets Kudos After Videotaping Himself Mowing Down Trump Campaign Sign. But Cops Catch Viral Clip as Well.

"Spread love, not hate."

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Group of Rabbis Planning AIPAC Boycott to Oppose Trump: Washington Post

A group of about 40 rabbis will boycott Donald Trump's speech at pro-Israel AIPAC conference next wk, Washington Post reports, citing protest organizer. "Jewish history teaches that when hatred is unleashed, it takes on a life of its own," organizer and Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin says to Post Some rabbis say they "hear echoes" of fascism in Trump remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin Rabbis also concerned over Trump's proposals to block Muslim and Mexican immigration Trump campaign did not re

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Bennet Backs Anti-Gun Supreme Court Nominee

Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (Colo.) expressed his support for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who has a history of opposing gun rights as a federal judge.

The post Bennet Backs Anti-Gun Supreme Court Nominee appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

A look at college investments that have been questioned

BOSTON (AP) - Some of the nation's top universities have drawn criticism for making investments in certain industries that activists say run counter to the schools' mission.

Many financial experts don't see a problem, contending that endowments have a duty to make sound financial decisions above all else.

Colleges are ...

Source: stories: Politics

How Google Maps May Be Helping Illegal Immigrants Skirt Border Controls

'Routes To Avoid'

Via: The Daily Caller

The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal

boats Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams….shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process. Developed by ex-NASA, Sikorsky, and HP engineers, the REVL Arc has a built-in motorized gimbal to keep the camera's view level with the horizon. The 4K camera is also waterproof up to 10 feet,… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Off-Duty Officer Who Fatally Shot 16-Year-Old Burglary Suspect Charged With Murder

"[Johnson] should pay with his life."

Source: - Stories

Dad Says He Encountered an Intruder Wearing Only Shorts in His Daughter's Bedroom — Then He Got 'Complete Tunnel Vision'

"I warned him to stay where he was at — he didn't listen."

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Republican Leaders Responsible for Trump's Political Rise: Reid

Americans are "scratching their heads" about the rise of Donald Trump, but the blame lies with Republican leadership, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says at event in Washington. Reid, speaking at Center for American Progress, says Trump's policies are "dangerous" and his behavior is "vile" Says "moral cowardice" is preventing GOP leaders from denouncing offensive comments made by Trump Reid says that Republicans have repeated a lie that anything proposed by President Obama, even a Republica

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Her heart belongs to Bernie

(Scott Johnson) Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared on CBS This Morning today (video below). The Free Beacon headlines its account of the interview "Elizabeth Warren won't answer any questions in CBS interview." She would prefer not to. Nothing unusual in that. The questions of interest to me in this interview relate to (1) her failure so far to express a preference for Sanders or Clinton in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination

Source: Power Line

Obama Admin Stalling Investigation Into U.S. 'Ransom Payment' to Iran

The Obama administration is being accused of stalling a congressional investigation into a purported $1.7 billion taxpayer-funded "ransom payment" to Iran in exchange for the release of several U.S. prisoners, according to documents and information provided to the Washington Free Beacon by sources familiar with the matter.

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Source: Washington Free Beacon

House votes to oppose Obama amnesty in Supreme Court

The House voted Thursday to add its voice to the Supreme Court case seeking to stop President Obama's deportation amnesty, escalating the stakes in what's shaping up as a major recalibration of presidential powers.


Speaker Paul D. Ryan pushed the vote, saying he wanted the entire House ...

Source: stories: Politics

Why Ted Cruz Should Reach Out To Mitch McConnell

As the Weekly Standard notes, " said that he won't humble himself before Senate Majority Leader to smooth over the rough relationship he has developed with colleagues." (Specifically, he said he won't go "on bended knee, with my hat in hand" to McConnell. I can understand the Cruz's desire to preserve his outsider status, and […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Looker's slick Slack integration inserts data directly into conversations

Chart on iPad Mini Looker, a data visualization and business intelligence startup announced a new component today that brings Looker data directly into Slack conversations without having to access the program separately. The new tool is called Looker Slack Bot and is built using the Slack bot technology. It provides a way for users working in Slack to access data related to the discussion.  They may want a… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Former Defense Secretary Says Obama Went Against the 'Entire National Security Team' on Egypt Coup

"Literally, the entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did," Gates said.

Source: - Stories

Current Generation of Killer Whales at SeaWorld Will Be Theme Park's Last

It's the end of an era.

Source: - Stories

Rubio Says Cruz Is Only Conservative Candidate Left: Minnesota Paper

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is "the only conservative left in the race," Marco Rubio told Minn. supporters in conference call Wednesday, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press. Rubio didn't endorse Cruz or John Kasich, according to report "I remain open to public service in the future if the opportunity is right for me," Rubio said, according to report Newspaper said it obtained audio of the call The Fla. sen. dropped out of race for White House after losing Fla. primary to Donald Tr

Source: Bloomberg Politics

NHL Player Michael Ferland Hammers Opponent, Slams Him Onto The Ice [VIDEO]

This is why everybody loves hockey

Via: The Daily Caller

Mobli launches Galaxia, a social network that encourages users to create numerous personas

Galaxia main Most social media platforms deter users from creating multiple profiles to prevent shenanigans like harassment and fraud. Galaxia, however, wants people to create a new profile (which it calls a "persona") for each facet of their identity. Created by photo-sharing network Mobli, the new iOS app (an Android version is in the works) acknowledges that people present different faces to… Read More

Source: TechCrunch