April 22, 2016

Venezuela's Pathetic Decline Continues

(John Hinderaker) Venezuela, one of the world's most oil-rich countries, can't keep the lights on. The country's socialist government has announced that Venezuelans will now be entirely without power for four hours a day. But that's not the worst of it: they will have to sit in the dark without beer: As Venezuelans digest news that they'll have no power for hours a day, they also may have to do without beer

Source: Power Line

Is Milo Yiannopoulos The Face Of Tomorrow's Political Right?

'Trump and I represent something that scares the Left -- the utter, wholesale rejection of political correctness'

Via: The Daily Caller

With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (04/22/16)

Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann present some of the biggest moments from the political week that was on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Harrington Breaks Down New Poll Numbers for Trump in California, Indiana

The post Harrington Breaks Down New Poll Numbers for Trump in California, Indiana appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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New Mexico eyes $24 million settlement in pay-to-play case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico officials are considering whether to accept a $24 million settlement from an investment firm in what would be the largest payment yet in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

The State Investment Council and attorney general have urged ...

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Brown University Students Flip Out After White Person Sings Hindu Chants

They just can't even

Via: The Daily Caller

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

LHC_data_at_your_fingertips Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump Plays Political Insider and Outsider to Skeptical RNC

Republican leadership left the beach-side conclave still leery of Trump

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Happy Earth Day!

(Steven Hayward) In all the excitement today (Fox Business News appearance this morning, then graduation ceremonies on the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu for the 2016 class at Pepperdine's Graduate School of Public Policy), I almost forgot that it's Lenin's birthday Earth Day! Actually Earth Day has become quite a bore, and the sheer repetition of reminding folks of the invincible ignorance and malice of environmentalists is equally tiresome, but

Source: Power Line

Legislature appoints ethics chief Les Kondo as state auditor

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature has appointed Les Kondo, head of the state's Ethics Commission, to serve as state auditor.

That means Kondo will be working for the Legislature to watch over the executive branch, instead of monitoring the ethics of the Legislature.

Kondo was criticized last year by ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Marijuana Activists Plan To Focus On Policy, Not Pot At DC's National Cannabis Festival

'Our cannabis community is responsible'

Via: The Daily Caller

Tech's new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry

IMG_1146 Tech's freshman class of diversity and inclusion leaders gathered at Rev. Jesse Jackson's PUSHTech 2020 conference today to answer the question, "What now?" Within the last six months, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twitter and Intuit have all hired employees charged with correcting their diversity problems. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

RNC Meeting: Manafort's Promises, Priebus' Call For Unity

Bloomberg Politics' Jennifer Jacobs discusses Trump aide Paul Manafort's promises to RNC members and Reince Priebus' comments at the RNC spring meeting in Florida on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

New Orleans eyes new gun-control measures to stem violence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The mayor of New Orleans, a city plagued by murders and shootings, hopes to stem the violence with new gun-control measures, including a requirement that stolen and lost guns are promptly reported to police.

On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members introduced the proposed ...

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Georgia Republican Takes On Obama's Sex Assault Policies

New regulations were imposed illegally, suit claims

Via: The Daily Caller

Tip your Uber driver

tip your uber driver Don't argue, just do it. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Manafort's Provocative Premise on Trump: Is He Right?

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss a presentation given by Donald Trump's convention manager Paul Manafort, in which he laid out the case for why Republicans shouldn't worry about the billionaire front-runner's low favorability rating. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Gov. Robert Bentley says no to auditor's order to testify

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that he would not respond to the state auditor's order to testify before him about his relationship with a former staffer and whether state funds were used to facilitate it.

Bentley issued the brief statement the day after State Auditor ...

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Trump Sr. Advisor Denies Campaign Accused Cruz Of Bribing Delegates

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The Donald Trump campaign denied it accused Texas Sen. of buying off loyalties of delegates Thursday. Trump campaign surrogate Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday that the Cruz campaign is bribing delegates to support his campaign. "I didn't see what he said. I didn't see the interview. So sorry," Trump campaign […]

Via: The Daily Caller

How IoT security can benefit from machine learning

machinelearning Computers and mobile devices running rich operating systems have a plethora of security solutions and encryption protocols from which to choose that can protect them against the multitude of threats they face as soon as they become connected to the Internet. Such is not the case with IoT. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Campaign Wrap: Pennsylvania Delegate Rules Undercut Payoff

Given its population, Pennsylvania would seem to loom as the big prize in Tuesday's round of 5 primaries. But even as Donald Trump has campaigned there this week to solidify his lead in the state's polls, the potential payoff for winning the GOP primary is surprisingly small.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Prince's case

(Scott Johnson) Writing about Prince last night, I mentioned his omnivorous musical tastes. I barely touched the surface, but wanted to suggest one of his most striking qualities. I had wanted to include Prince's version of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" to illustrate my point, but couldn't find a video with it posted on YouTube. Now we have this, rendered by Prince as "A Case of U," of course: Something in

Source: Power Line

VA Service Dog Study Members Speak Out For Its Expansion

Several of those involved in the Veterans Administration's study of how service dogs can be used to help treat veterans appealed on Thursday to members of Congress to expand the program.

The House Military Veterans Caucus heard from members of Canine Companions for Independence as well as a veteran and his personal service dog on the benefits of specially trained service dogs. The group was invited to Capitol Hill by Rep. Mike Thompson (D., Calif.), who supports the pilot program. He said service dogs provide a tremendous benefit to many veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Trump: We Need A Good President, 'I Don't Care' If It Was A Democrat [VIDEO]

'I'd rather not' be running for president

Via: The Daily Caller

Dell's SecureWorks stumbles in first tech IPO of the year

NASDAQ It has been a dry year for tech IPOs. Up until today's SecureWorks offering, there had been zero in the U.S. in 2016. Zero. This compares to seven in the same period last year and 24 in that timeframe the year before. So tech investors and late stage private companies were watching SecureWorks closely, to see if the tech IPO window would reopen. It is one of the few indications we have… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Obama Says NC and MS Bathroom Laws Are Wrong

Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, President Obama was asked about laws recently passed in two states that restrict rights for gay and transgender people. "The people of North Carolina and Mississippi are wonderful people," the president said. "I also think that the laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Jon Keyser Takes Break From Campaign Trail for Reserve Duty

U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser is taking a break from the campaign trail in Colorado to report for duty in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

The post Jon Keyser Takes Break From Campaign Trail for Reserve Duty appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Vermont House starts, puts off debate on EB-5 emails

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House will resume debate next week on the release of documents possibly related to an immigrant investor scandal.

The House began debate on competing resolutions by Burlington Progressive Rep. Chris Pearson and Ripton Democratic Rep. Willem Jewett on Friday afternoon. Pearson's asks for release ...

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Hillary's IT Guru Again Refuses To Talk To Congress

Lawyer says recent reports have been 'misleading'

Via: The Daily Caller

MIT creates a control algorithm for drone swarms

2drones Swarms of drones flying in terrifyingly perfect formation could be one step closer, thanks to a control algorithm being developed at MIT. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Ron Johnson Lands Endorsement From Nation's Largest Small Business Association

Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) has picked up the endorsement of the nation's leading small business association, his campaign announced Friday.

The post Ron Johnson Lands Endorsement From Nation's Largest Small Business Association appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Illegal Immigrant Family Crossings Into The US Have Surged

More than double

Via: The Daily Caller

Drastic disruptions are underway in the energy market

shutterstock_103274513 What if energy 'agents' could help us make better choices to cut costs and save the planet? Read More

Source: TechCrunch