May 3, 2016

Indiana Primary: Candidate Reaction in 2 Minutes

Donald Trump won big in the Hoosier State on Tuesday, emerging as the presumptive GOP nominee. His rival Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race, saying a viable path to the nomination had been "foreclosed." On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders scored an upset victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton. "I understand that Secretary Clinton thinks that this campaign is over," he said. "I've got some bad news for her."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

It Ain't Over Till . . . Oh Wait, There's the Fat Lady

(Steven Hayward) I suspect John is right that the GOP race is now over, but I can still see some extremely unlikely scenarios whereby the GOP convention in Cleveland nominates someone else. But it would take some kind of fatal stumble from Trump, and let's face it, if nothing he's said or done so far has slowed him much, what could he do now that would cause delegates to want to dump

Source: Power Line

DCCC Fundraises After Cruz Drops Out: 'Donald Trump Could Be Our Next President'

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly sent out a fundraising email Tuesday after Donald Trump effectively wrapped up the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, asking for money to address the "terrifying" possibility of Trump being "our next president."

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Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

PHOENIX (AP) - The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Keating died in an ...

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Navajo Nation In Crisis As EPA Tries To Shutter The West's Largest Coal Plant

'EPA needs to understand that the Navajo Nation has a job crisis'

Via: The Daily Caller

Asia's mobile-first economy and how the West is feeling the effects

asianphones Asia-Pacific leads the global digital infrastructure as home to half of the world's mobile phone subscribers and the largest number of wireless Internet connections. However, the region also has historically attracted less than one-third of global mobile marketing spend — making its role in the digital economy largely underrepresented amongst its western counterparts. Read More

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GOP Establishment Nightmare: Ted Cruz 2020

The Texas senator keeps the door open for another presidential run in four years.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Bernie Sanders Upsets Clinton in Indiana

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was declared the winner of the Democratic primary in Indiana Tuesday, dealing an upset to Hillary Clinton.

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Pro-life center, attorneys general in bid to lift injunction on undercover videos

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's investigation into fetal-tissue sales has run into a large obstacle: a federal judge's preliminary injunction protecting the National Abortion Federation.

The injunction, issued Feb. 5, bans the pro-life Center for Medical Progress from releasing video taken at two NAF conferences. But the order is creating ...

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Trump: Cruz Was 'One Hell Of A Competitor' [VIDEO]

'He is a tough, smart guy, and he has got an amazing future'

Via: The Daily Caller

Ted Cruz Suspends Presidential Campaign

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) suspended his presidential campaign Tuesday evening following disappointing results out of Indiana.

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Bernie Sanders wins Indiana primary

Sen. Bernard Sanders captured a surprise win over Hillary Clinton in the Indiana primary on Tuesday, defying polls that had shown the former first lady in the lead and giving his campaign more fuel to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.

Networks called the race at 9:10 p.m. ...

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Bernie Wins Indiana Democratic Primary

Sanders still needed 1,026 delegates to claim the nomination going into Tuesday

Via: The Daily Caller

A conspiracy so intense, cont'd

(Scott Johnson) Democratic officeholders seem to be operating a conspiracy to stifle free speech and suppress heterodox thought. They're on C.P. time, alright: Communist Party time. Glenn Reynolds named names in his USA Today column "Dear attorneys general, conspiring against free speech is a crime." Glenn identified U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as co-conspirators. Glenn laid out the

Source: Power Line

After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday – only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Faust's office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request.

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Republicans cajole #NeverTrump faction by focusing on Supreme Court battle

Republican officials have started imploring the #NeverTrump faction to resolve its rancor over Donald Trump and unite behind the party's likely presidential nominee, and they have succeeded at times by focusing on U.S. Supreme Court picks at stake in this presidential election.

It's a conversation underway from coast to coast ...

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Anti-Trump Super PAC: We're Not Done With The Donald Yet

'A substantial number of delegates remain up for grabs in this highly unpredictable year'

Via: The Daily Caller

MetaProp NYC kicks off the second class of its real estate accelerator with lease marketplace Flip

flip If you need (or just want) to get out of the lease on your apartment, a startup called Flip can help you do it — and you might even make money in the process. The company launched back in December, and now it's joining as the "anchor startup" for the second class at MetaProp NYC, an accelerator for real estate startups. Flip co-founder and CEO Susannah Vila told me… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump's Indiana Win Boosts His Claim to Be Presumptive Nominee

Real-estate developer Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Indiana on Tuesday, dealing a devastating blow to Ted Cruz's effort to stop the front-runner from becoming the party's presumptive nominee before the national convention in July.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Donald Trump Wins Indiana

Donald Trump was projected to be the winner of the Republican primary in Indiana Tuesday, dealing a blow to Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) in the winner-take-most state.

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Lawsuit accusing Maine governor of blackmail is dismissed

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political opponent, a flap that roiled the Legislature and led to an impeachment effort.

U.S. District Judge ...

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'OITNB' Actress Talks About Immigration And Donald Trump

'He is dividing us'

Via: The Daily Caller

Mark Zuckerberg celebrates the end of WhatsApp ban in Brazil

whatsapp encryption Access to WhatsApp has been restored in Brazil, roughly 24 hours after telecom providers began blocking the messaging app in response to a court order. A judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe ordered local phone carriers to block access to WhatsApp for 72 hours, but his ruling was overturned on appeal. Read More

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What Went Wrong For Ted Cruz in Indiana?

Bloomberg Politics' Alexander Trowbridge explains how it all went wrong for Ted Cruz ahead of the Hoosier State primary.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Latest: Mattiello: Probe doesn't involve State House

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says he doesn't believe the alleged wrongdoing that has led to the resignation of a powerful House lawmaker extends into the ...

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Indiana GOP Primary Results…

Trump vs. Cruz

Via: The Daily Caller

Well, it's practical: Google's next self-driving car is a Chrysler-Fiat minivan

pacifica There's a lot to like about Google's own self-driving cars, but if you've got kids, you'd need a fleet just to get them to the soccer game and back. That, presumably, is why the Google initiative's first direct collaboration with an automaker will automate a nice, roomy new Pacifica minivan. Read More

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News Anchors Love Saying 'Knockout Blow' For the Indiana Primary

The gloves are on: news anchors across America have found the perfect metaphor to describe what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could do to their rivals in the Indiana primary. By Matt Negrin.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

A new play in the Terrell Owens playbook

(Scott Johnson) Readers with a memory longer than mine may recall that the athlete Terrell Owens claimed to have been misquoted in his 2006 autobiography, T.O. That's the autobiography in which Owens states on page 2, "These are my words, straight from me to you." The flap was over a piece in the book that described his comeback in the Super Bowl XXXIX as "heroic." Owens denied using the word; he attributed

Source: Power Line

E.U. Will Hit Nations Rejecting Refugees With $300,000 Per Head Fine

European nations that turn away refugees could be forced to pay roughly $300,000 in fines for each individual rejected, European Union officials are expected to announce Wednesday.

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NATO Confirms Who Will Lead Fight Against ISIS In Libya, And It Isn't The US

US to continue focus on ISIS 'parent tumor' in Iraq and Syria

Via: The Daily Caller

Craig Wright will publish "extraordinary proof" that he is Satoshi

Usual-Suspects-m01 Another day, another confirmation that the shadowy figure called Satoshi Nakamoto is indeed Craig "Verbal" Wright. This time Wright himself claims that he will offer "extraordinary proof" that he is Satoshi. This means, we can assume, he will sign messages using Satoshi's private key. He writes: So, over the coming days, I will be posting a series of pieces… Read More

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Campaign Wrap: Cruz, On the Brink in Indiana, Unloads on Trump

The polls close at 7 pm ET tonight in Indiana, as front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton try to solidify their leads going into the home stretch of primary season.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Ex-N.Y. Legislative Leader Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.

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Republicans seek to yank police funding offer to Wilmington

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Republican lawmakers are seeking to rescind more than $1.5 million in bank settlement money offered to city of Wilmington by legislative budget writers to help fight crime because of the city's refusal to abide by conditions attached to the offer.

Under a bill introduced Tuesday, the ...

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Don't Let Foreign Governments Have Our Tax Information

Sen. Paul is right to block the treaty.

Via: The Daily Caller

The key to global empowerment is technology

key With the exponential growth in technology, the world has seen not only profound change in various industries, but also a fundamental shift in the structure to our global society. To unwrap this bit of jargon, let's look at the intersection of human rights and technology. The fundamental nature of human rights is to allow individuals to exercise their autonomy, liberty and free will,… Read More

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'No-Show' Hassan Skips Out on NH

New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte's campaign accused Democrat Maggie Hassan of foregoing her duties as governor to fundraise in Washington, D.C.

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Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday

A court allowed anti-terrorism police officers ...

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Payment startup Zooz raises $24 million as global fintech looks for standards

payments Zooz's series C round more than doubles the total amount invested in the company to $40.5 million, raised in four rounds. The latest round included Fang Fund, iAngels, Kreos Capital and existing investors Blumberg Capital, lool ventures, Rhodium, Claltech (Access Industries' Israeli tech vehicle), XSeed Capital, CampOne Ventures and angel investor Eilon Tirosh. Read More

Source: TechCrunch