April 6, 2016

Climate change fears put wolverine on endangered species watch

The solitary, aggressive wolverine faces few threats in the wild — even humans tend to give the remote creatures a wide berth — but it does need snow to create dens.

Hence a federal judge's ruling this week ordering the Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its 2014 decision against ...

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You Can Now Pay Your Taxes At 7-Eleven

Individuals can pay up to $1,000 a day and are charged a small fee

Via: The Daily Caller

White House Criticizes Congress for Inaction on Zika Money

The White House announced Wednesday it will shift $589 million in government spending to combat the Zika virus, and warned Congress that it would regret ignoring the Obama administration's request for $1.9 billion to increase research and defenses against the disease.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Hillary Clinton launches attacks on Bernie Sanders, risks alienating liberals

Hours after losing the Wisconsin primary, Hillary Clinton fired a barrage of charges at Sen. Bernard Sanders on Wednesday, questioning his commitment to the Democratic Party and accusing him of enabling the gun industry to arm mass killers, as she seeks to regain liberals' backing.

Analysts said it was a ...

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Newtown, Conn. Teacher Brings Gun To School, Faces Up To Five Years In Prison

Had legal permit, but guns are banned on school grounds

Via: The Daily Caller

How to deal with IoT challenges through abstraction

IOT The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tech industry. Yet the way IoT is evolving raises serious concerns: There are too many complexities, moving parts, diversities and competing trends and technologies that must be managed when developing IoT solutions. One practical approach that could help deal with the complexities of IoT would be the use of the concept… Read More

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Ivanka Trump Scarves Made-in-China Are Recalled Over Burn Risk

About 20,000 Ivanka Trump-branded scarves recalled by GBG Accessories Group because they "do not meet the federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a burning risk," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in statement on its website. Scarves made in China, according to statement NOTE: Ivanka Trump is daughter of Donald Trump and his first wife Ivana NOTE: Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has attacked China and warned about the dangers of deficient im

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Merle Haggard, RIP

(Scott Johnson) I've celebrated Merle Haggard and his incredible body of work several times here. Today I write in sadness to note his passing at the age of 79 — to be exact, on his seventy-ninth birthday. The Los Angeles Times marks his passing here. The Times also compiles reactions to his death here. Like Elvis Presley and Ray Charles, Hag was a singer in whose voice one could hear all the

Source: Power Line

Sanders Hits Clinton With A Sick Bern

'Iraq War victims'

Via: The Daily Caller

Yik Yak's CTO drops out as the hyped anonymous app stagnates

Yik Yak down Is Yik Yak a thing anymore? Not so much, according to download stats, traffic charts, surveys, and a source that says the college app's monthly user count has been declining. That source with intimate knowledge of the company also tipped me off that Yik Yak's original CTO Tom Chernetsky has bailed, which the startup now confirms. He's not the only one who thinks the… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Party Like It's 1992: Empire State Primary Matters Again

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine, and the New York Times' Adam Nagourney discuss the state of the race ahead of the New York primary on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Ivanka Trump Brand Scarves Recalled for Fire Hazard

Ivanka Trump's brand of scarves are being recalled under order from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The post Ivanka Trump Brand Scarves Recalled for Fire Hazard appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Spat escalates over secret legislative records in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Staff attorneys and advisers to the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday stood by their refusal to turn over documents to prosecutors in the criminal investigation of former state Sen. Phil Griego.

The Legislative Council Service said in a court filing that it is duty-bound to ...

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Germans Ordered To Stay Away From Windows When Obama Comes To Town

Cost Americans millions

Via: The Daily Caller

Hillary: An Unborn Child Has NO Constitutional Rights – Even On The Due Date

hilary view1No rights for the unborn in Hillary's world

The post Hillary: An Unborn Child Has NO Constitutional Rights – Even On The Due Date appeared first on DailySurge.

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Brooklyn Brawl: Clinton, Sanders Set Their Sights on NY

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss whether Hillary Clinton is worried about Bernie Sanders and what is the best case scenario for the Vermont senator in the Democratic race on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Police Dog Rewarded With Whipped Cream After Saving 12-Year-Old Girl

A Dallas police dog is being hailed as a hero after finding a 12-year-old girl who'd run away from home.

The post Police Dog Rewarded With Whipped Cream After Saving 12-Year-Old Girl appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Advocates offer lukewarm support of solar energy bill

BOSTON (AP) - Renewable energy advocates are offering lukewarm support to a compromise solar energy bill that could be headed to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk, calling it a short-term fix.

The bill raises caps on the state's net metering program, which allows homeowners, solar developers and municipal governments to ...

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America's Former Top Spy Makes His Pick For President

'Proposals that rise far above bumper-stickers'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Campaign Wrap: After Losses, Front-runners Burrow Into NY

A list of lists of everything you need to know about the day that was in U.S. politics.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Should the GOP Nominate By Plurality?

(John Hinderaker) To me, the nomination math is simple. As soon as one of the candidates receives the votes of a majority of the delegates (i.e., 1,237), either on the first ballot or on a subsequent ballot, he or she is the nominee. Until someone gets a majority of the ballots, the delegates keep voting. Historically, it has not been unheard of for 30 or 40 ballots to take place in political

Source: Power Line

Clinton Adviser: Critics of Clinton's Goldman Sachs Speeches Driven by 'Cynicism'

A long-time adviser to Hillary Clinton said criticism of the candidate's six-figure speeches to banks is "ridiculous" and driven by "cynicism," during an interview with podcast host Ezra Klein on Wednesday.

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Pence, lawmakers face backlash over new Indiana abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Following on a campaign in which women called Gov. Mike Pence's office to tell him about their periods, activists plan a more traditional protest this weekend of a new law banning abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities that makes Indiana one of the most restrictive states in ...

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Clinton Denounces Sanders Over Aimless Campaign Promises

'Like a lot of people, I am concerned that some of his ideas just will not work'

Via: The Daily Caller

Sharethrough grades your headlines with its new Hemingway tool

headlines Ask most writers and editors and I'll bet they agree: Writing headlines is hard. It's not easy to come up with something exciting and attention-grabbing that also conveys the important information about a story in just a few words. Meanwhile, brands and marketers are creating more of their own content, so they have to worry about this, too. Native advertising company Sharethrough… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Professor Obama: Lecturer-in-Chief

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Iowa Senate OKs bill to protect crime victims from eviction

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would prevent landlords from evicting crime victims who contact law enforcement for help.

The Democratic-controlled Senate voted unanimously 50-0 Wednesday for the bill, which would create rules for how cities and counties must handle cases of emergency assistance ...

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The Threat Of Terrorist Bombings In The West

Unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan, here in the West, terrorists have access to all the bomb making materials they could want.

Via: The Daily Caller

The Silicon Valley of Transylvania

bucharest, romania Romania has long been a hotbed for tech companies outsourcing contact centers, software development and even research and development. Now, Romania is growing its own entrepreneurial culture. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

White House Takes on Allergan CEO in `Un-American' Remark Spat

The White House traded dueling accusations of unpatriotic behavior with the CEO of a major drugmaker after unexpectedly tough new rules from the U.S. Treasury Department on corporate inversions derailed a $160 billion merger between Pfizer Inc. and Allergan Plc.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

'Mr. Social Security' Indicted in $600 Million Disability Fraud Scheme

Eric C. Conn, a flashy Kentucky lawyer who called himself "Mr. Social Security," was arrested for his alleged role in a $600 million federal disability fraud scheme, according to an indictment that was unsealed Tuesday.

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Delaware lawmakers seek to eliminate civil forfeiture

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers are introducing legislation to eliminate the practice of civil forfeiture, which allows police to seize property thought to be associated with criminal activity, even if the owner has not been convicted of, or arrested for, a crime.

Supporters of the bill say the government ...

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Cruz: 'School Choice Is The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century' [VIDEO]

The Democratic Party is 'in hock to the union's bosses and the teachers' unions'

Via: The Daily Caller

Rev3 Founder David Prager forms new fund, Monstro Ventures, to back early-stage tech startups

David Prager, Dalton Crosthwait and Mauricio Balvanera of Monstro Ventures The team behind Monstro is launching a new microfund called Monstro Ventures according to co-founder David Prager. For the unfamiliar, Monstro is an ad agency with headquarters in Oakland and another office in Los Angeles, that specializes in video creative, including videos that get hype going around crowdfunding or launches of new tech products. Prager is best-known as the founder of… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

The Coming Default Wave Is Shaping Up to Be Among Most Painful

When the next corporate default wave comes, it could hurt investors more than they expect.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Republican Riots, and Other Oxymorons

(Steven Hayward) I have to admit to being amused at the prospect, touted both by Donald Trump and his Wormtongue, Roger Stone, that there will be riots in Cleveland if the nomination is "stolen" from Trump. First of all, try to picture a "Republican riot." Do Republicans even know how to riot? My image of a Republican riot is filling out strongly-worded comment cards for the membership club suggestion box. Republicans are

Source: Power Line

Report: Post Office Has Lost More Than $50 Billion Since 2007

The U.S. Postal Service has lost more than $50 billion since 2007, and without major reforms, it is likely that it will continue to lose money, according to a report from the Cato Institute.

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Lawsuit demands feds weigh immigrants' ability to pay bond

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrant advocates in Southern California are suing to demand the federal government consider immigration detainees' ability to pay when setting immigration bond.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California filed suit in Los Angeles Wednesday contending at least 100 immigrants are jailed in the region ...

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Merle Haggard Dies At 79

The country music legend has passed

Via: The Daily Caller

FAA releases report detailing categories for drones flying over crowds

Game+of+Drones,+Battle+Quads On Monday, the Associated Press got early access to a report commissioned by the FAA on how drones flying over or near people should be categorized and restricted. Today, that report was officially released, with all the juicy (and boring) details you've come to expect from government task force briefings. Read More

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Trump Holds Wide Lead in N.Y. With Cruz in Third: Monmouth Poll

Donald Trump has 52% support in N.Y. Republican primary, John Kasich at 25% and Ted Cruz at 17%, in Monmouth University poll. "If this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State's delegates," says Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University Polling Institute Trump has more than half the vote in NYC, Long Island and Upstate New York: Monmouth NOTE: N.Y. primary is April 19; state's 95 delegates the 2nd-largest prize remaining on

Source: Bloomberg Politics

After Wisconsin Loss, Hot Mic Catches Clinton Telling Supporter 'We've Got to Get the Energy Going'

The post After Wisconsin Loss, Hot Mic Catches Clinton Telling Supporter 'We've Got to Get the Energy Going' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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New campaign finance laws drop criminal provisions

PHOENIX (AP) - A sweeping campaign finance bill enacted by the Arizona Legislature that critics say will flood the state with dark money in campaigns also removes criminal penalties for various types of political corruption.

The criminal punishments eliminated under the bill include a law that was used to indict ...

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Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Made His Grandson 'Uncomfortable'

'What are you doing, Grandpa?'

Via: The Daily Caller

VideoStitch unveils the Orah 4i, a tiny 360 livestreaming 4K camera

Orah4i_6 There's no shortage of 360 cameras on the market these days. If you have a desire to shoot immersive video and a ton of disposable income there's nothing stopping you! The issue is what happens to that content after its captured. I'd say 90% of the photos I take on my DSLR never make it off my camera to be seen by someone else, that problem is only multiplied for 360… Read More

Source: TechCrunch