April 16, 2016

Trump watches "the shows" but can't attract their experts

(Paul Mirengoff) Donald Trump says he is his own main foreign and military policy adviser. He says he obtained the knowledge required for this position by watching "the shows." He means televised news and talk shows in which experts discuss world affairs. Trump may have a high regard for certain talking heads on the shows, but the talking heads appear not to have a high regard for Trump. That, at least, is

Source: Power Line

This NHL Player's Playoff Hopes Aren't Bright, Luckily His Girlfriend Is A Bombshell [SLIDESHOW]

She is gorgeous

Via: The Daily Caller

How to deal with the rising threat of ransomware

ransomware Of all the money-making schemes hackers employ, the most prevalent is perhaps ransomware, a malware that is usually delivered through infected email attachments and hacked websites or websites featuring ads. Ransomware encrypts files on a user's computer and renders them unusable until the victim ransoms the key for a specific amount of money. Read More

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Clemson Swiftly Ends Students' Building 'Occupation' With Trespassing Arrests

Are college administrators finally getting serious about making campuses safe for academics?

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Clooney Admits His Expensive Hillary Fundraisers Are 'Obscene' [VIDEO]

Says Bernie Sanders is right to criticize

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Ted Cruz Sweeps All Republican Delegates Up for Grabs in Wyoming

Texas Senator Ted Cruz's campaign said he amassed all 14 delegates at stake Saturday. "Tremendous show of grass-roots support," Cruz says in statement. "This is how elections are won in America" Cruz won all delegates at April 8 Colorado Republican convention and won primaries in Wisconsin April 5 and Utah March 22

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Reince Priebus blasted for 'major breach of trust' by top RNC officials

Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus is coming under unprecedented fire from some of his top officials, all of whom have been considered loyalists throughout his six years in office.

They are accusing Mr. Priebus of dissembling to members about proposed changes to the rules that will govern the party's July ...

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The Czech Republic Wants To Be Called 'Czechia' Now, You Guys

Why can't this place get a name and stick with it?

Via: The Daily Caller

Protestor To Hillary Clinton: You Are Evil And Guilty

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The new-world insurance agent

insurance Silicon Valley is building the new-world insurance agent. My grandfather started selling insurance in the 1950s and insurance eventually granted him the American dream. Today, the industry accounts for 7 percent of U.S. GDP, with more than $1.1 trillion of net premiums paid annually. The aged way of conducting business is pushing the Valley to disrupt all layers of the value chain. Read More

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Ohio's Kasich Says Nevada Gov. Sandoval Has Endorsed Him

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed John Kasich for president, the Republican candidate told reporters at campaign stop in NYC. Related Story: April 14, Former N.Y. Governor Pataki Endorses John Kasich

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Ignorance

(Steven Hayward) Gee, who could have seen this coming? From the Los Angeles Times yesterday: California Minimum Wage Hike Hits L.A. Apparel Industry: "The Exodus Has Begun" Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as

Source: Power Line

Ted Cruz promises Wyoming Republicans to roll back 'war on coal'

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican candidate Ted Cruz promised to roll back what he calls President Barack Obama's 'war on coal' if he's elected president.

The Texas senator made the pledge in a speech to the Republican State Convention in Casper on Saturday.

Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, has ...

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Sabato: Sanders-Pope Meeting Could Help With Catholic Vote In New York [VIDEO]

Sanders trip isn't political

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Rosario Dawson, Who Supports Bernie Sanders, Was Just Arrested On Capitol Hill

Rosario Dawson was arrested on Capitol Hill Friday afternoon. The actress, who endorsed Bernie Sanders earlier this year, was put in handcuffs after she crossed a police line so she could sit with other demonstrators at a Democracy Spring protest. (RELATED: What Zac Brown Just Said About That Hotel Room Drug Bust Will Make Your Jaw Drop) Democracy […]

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Russian Jet Threatens U.S. Recon Aircraft

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday.

"On April 14, a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner," said Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez.

"This intercept comes shortly after the unsafe Russian encounters with USS Donald Cook," he added. "There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns, and we are very concerned with any such behavior."

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Donald Trump predicted to win Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries plus 55 delegates: polls

Back-to-back Monmouth University polls released Thursday have promising news for Republican front-runner Donald Trump in two states with upcoming primary elections on April 26.

"Donald Trump's sizable lead in Maryland's GOP primary puts him on track to claim all 38 delegates available," predicts one poll, which found that ...

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Public University Denounces Trump Chalking As A Threat To College Ideals

'Members of our community employed their power of free speech to create fear, hurt, anxiety and marginalization'

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How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map

smb-pin I come from a small-business family. My mom has owned three small businesses; most recently, a medical clinic in the South Bay. But it was in her first business, a Chinese restaurant outside Chicago, where I saw firsthand the challenges facing small-business owners. Unfortunately, for most of its life, Silicon Valley has failed to address this critical segment of the economy. Read More

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Trump Rips Obama as Bad Negotiator, Saves Barbs for Republicans

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said President Barack Obama "is the worst negotiator in the world -- except when it comes to negotiating with Republicans. Then he gets whatever he wants."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Why Do Democrats Hate Their Own Presidents?

(Steven Hayward) It has been widely observed that Hillary Clinton is having to repudiate the policy legacy of her husband's tenure in the White House in the 1990s, which is extremely telling about how far down in the deep end Democrats are today. After all, Bill Clinton's tenure coincided with robust economic growth, a balanced budget, and expansion of free trade. It also saw two of the greatest social policy achievements of

Source: Power Line

University of Missouri countersues professor in gun lawsuit

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is countersuing a law school professor who has asked a court to invalidate the university's ban on firearms.

Royce de R. Barondes' case has the potential to redefine the limits of acceptable gun regulations under Missouri's Constitution, which voters amended in 2014 ...

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Mayor Bowser Plans Big Fight With Congress Over DC Statehood

'Biggest ongoing voting rights violation'

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Bill lifts license suspension for those guilty of tagging

BOSTON (AP) - Graffiti artists and others convicted of tagging buildings would no longer face a one-year suspension of their driver's licenses under a bill approved by the Massachusetts Senate.

The bill would leave in place other penalties, including up to two years in jail and a fine of between ...

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Obama Fights Bill That Could Make Saudis Pay For 9/11


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The Planners vs. the People

I grew up in the suburbs. In fact, I grew up in quintessential suburbia, in a Dallas bedroom community called Coppell that was home to good schools and the corporate headquarters of CiCis, the official pizza buffet of pee-wee soccer leagues.

Coppell is placid, pleasant, and reasonably tight-knit, with a healthy culture of civic involvement and volunteerism that mostly revolves around the town's children. Overall, it is a fine place to grow up. Naturally, it is just the kind of place that urbanist visionaries—the types that fill out the ranks on planning boards and in influential think tanks—wish to fundamentally transform.

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Nokia and Skype strongmen invest in Finnish food delivery app

delivery service Even with billion dollar behemoths already in the food delivery market, Helsinki-based food delivery app Wolt has managed to raise $11 million fresh funding from heavyweight Nordic investors including the founder of Skype and the chairman of Nokia as the company announced its Stockholm launch on Friday. "We are now expanding in the Nordics and in the Baltic region. The funds go to the… Read More

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As 'monster' homes rise, how can Boulder stay affordable?

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Ellie Sciarra and her husband Wolf Reitz have lived in a 900-square-foot ranch house on Boulder's Orchard Avenue for years.

Reitz owns Coyote Motors, an auto repair shop on North Broadway. Sciarra is a dancer and massage therapist with a studio in a small cottage next ...

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The Ferguson effect in Chicago, a response to Prof. Rappaport

(Paul Mirengoff) Mike Rappaport, a distinguished law professor at the University of San Diego and a leading exponent of originalism, takes issue with a post I wrote called "'The Ferguson Effect' Documented in Chicago." Professor Rappaport says nice things about Power Line, which I appreciate, but calls my piece "really problematic" for two main reasons. First, he finds it outrageous to compare the situation in Chicago to that in Ferguson because in

Source: Power Line

These Scandalous Photos Of Emily Ratajkowski Are Skintastic

So. Much. Skin.

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Tuition, new driver's licenses on legislature's final day

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's high school graduates got free community college tuition and its drivers got new licenses on the last day of a tumultuous legislative session before a fall election season that could reshape the state's political power.

The House and Senate approved two-year, $68 billion spending plan ...

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Liberal Study: LGBT Parents More Likely To Get Frustrated With Their Children

Talk about a backfire.

Via: The Daily Caller