May 9, 2016

Sanders: Clinton's Medicare Buy-In Proposal 'Not Good Enough'

"Secretary Clinton's proposal to let the American people buy into Medicare is a step in the right direction, but just like her support for a $12 minimum wage, it is not good enough," Bernie Sanders says in statement to Bloomberg Politics. NOTE: Hillary Clinton, at a campaign stop in Va. earlier Monday, said she's "in favor of what's called the public option, so that people can buy into Medicare at a certain age," in order to ease health care costs; see related story Sanders says Clinton's propos

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Bathroom Wars, Circa 1975

(Steven Hayward) One of the markers of irrepressible liberalism is how it came to realize it doesn't need to change the Constitution or the positive law to get what it wants. Remember the fuss over the Equal Rights Amendment back in the 1970s? Is there anything feminists have wanted that they haven't been able to get by legislation or litigation in the absence of the ERA? Hard to think of anything. One

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Blumenthal Won't Answer If FBI Has Interviewed Him On Private Server

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North Carolina transgender bathroom law HB2 likened to Jim Crow racism by Justice Dept.

The federal government compared a North Carolina law regulating bathroom access by sex to Jim Crow, and North Carolina accused the federal government of grossly overstepping its authority, as both sides filed lawsuits and slung mud at each other Monday.

The legal brouhaha concerns North Carolina law HB2, which prohibits ...

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Sid Blumenthal Continues To Assist Clinton: Won't Say If FBI Has Interviewed Him [VIDEO]

But he says he's in favor of transparency

Via: The Daily Caller

Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world

batterylife People love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world's information at our fingertips but tire of the need to constantly plug in to the world's electricity grid. The recharging model of batteries fails us — the marketplace is ready for a new approach to portable power. Read More

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There's An Unintended Consequence To Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns, Top Financial Strategist Warns

A world of new oil barons awaits

Via: The Daily Caller

Inside the Beltway: Voters agree with Donald Trump's 'America First' foreign policy

Here's a question to ponder. "Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same."

Rasmussen Reports ...

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COMMENTARY: The Secret Plan to Ban Online Gaming

sheldon1The Adelson Earmark = Cronyism

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How the Media Got It So Wrong About Donald Trump

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg discusses Donald Trump and the media's skepticism about his candidacy on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

James Rosen: Obama Administration Deceived Public, Media to Sell Iran Deal

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Kansas prosecutor looking into election official's conduct

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas prosecutor is looking into allegations of misuse of public funds against a top federal elections official when he was a county election commissioner in the state, two county officials confirmed Monday.

Brian Newby left Kansas for a job as executive director of the U.S. ...

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Report: D.J. Calvin Harris Charging Men More For Tickets Than Women

'Cheap offerings on a meat rack'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

fb_360_02.0 Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we're now entering what I call the "Experience Age." Read More

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With All Due Respect (05/09/16)

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by Priorities USA's Guy Cecil, the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, the New York Times' Jim Rutenberg, and actor Jeff Daniels on "With All Due Respect."

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D.C. leaders ask Congress to drop riders from federal budget affecting the District's laws

D.C. leaders renewed Monday their annual call for Congress to refrain from attaching riders to the federal budget that would specifically target local laws.

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said this year is especially important because the city is exercising its budget autonomy is sending to Congress for approval only the ...

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Trump's Protective Shield Is Already Up

The narrative of how the world works promulgated by the Blob, the EU and the UN is being turned on its head.

Via: The Daily Caller

Trumponomics: Is The Donald Playing With Economic Fire?

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss Donald Trump's stances on taxes, the minimum wage and the national debt on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Clinton Can't Explain to Small Business Owner Why Obamacare Raised Her Healthcare By $500 a Month

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Michael Bloomberg drops big donation to Oregon candidate

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has dropped $250,000 into State Rep. Val Hoyle's campaign for Oregon secretary of state in the May 17 primary.

A spokesman for Bloomberg said his support was prompted by Hoyle's role in helping pass the state's 2015 gun background-check ...

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Facebook Responds To Allegations Of Conservative Censorship

'We take allegations of bias very seriously'

Via: The Daily Caller aims to be the Pandora for stand-up comedy A company called wants to make streaming sets from the best comedians as easy as streaming music on Pandora. Though not yet available to the public,'s iOS application will allow users to follow both big-name comedians like Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and Amy Schumer, among others, as well as emerging stand-up comics looking for a way to grow and monetize their… Read More

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In Virginia, Clinton Calls For Health-Care Public Option, Medicare Buy-In

At a campaign stop Monday in Northern Virginia, Hillary Clinton reiterated her support for a government-run health plan in the insurance market, possibly by letting let Americans buy into Medicare, to stem the rise of health-care costs.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Academic Howler of the Week: How to Ruin Salsa

(Steven Hayward) It's Monday, so it's time for our Academic Absurdity of the Week, drawn as always from the service of Real Peer Review on Twitter. A few days ago Donald Trump got into his usual mischief over a taco bowl. He's underachieving. He's totally missing out on the trolling possibilities of  . . . salsa dancing! Because—wait for it now—salsa dancing is . . . racist, sexist, and imperialistic. Also "heteronormative."

Source: Power Line

Google Party Celebrates Revolving Door With Obama Administration

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KATIE TUBB: Environmentalists in blinders over Kosovo power plant

Extremely "green" activists have a strange way of going about improving the environment. Consider their behavior in the battle over a proposal to build a power plant in Kosovo.

Kosovo gets its electricity from two power plants built when the southeastern European nation was part of Communist-run Yugoslavia. Back then, ...

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Thousands Of Cubans Using Mexico To Get Into US

Close to 4,000 Cuban migrants are currently being sent from Panama to Mexico where they will then attempt to get into the U.S. The Cubans have been stuck in Panama for months, but can finally leave the country after Panamanian and Mexican politicians reached a deal letting them proceed north. There are now daily flights out of […]

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Botify is an SEO crawler that helps your website optimize for Googlebot

tcdisrupt_NY16-9425 Most businesses live or die on Google search rankings. If you can't crack the top few results, it's almost impossible to consistently drive organic traffic to your site. But how does Google decide which sites appear at the top of the results list? It uses Googlebot, a proprietary automated software script to "crawl" every website on the Internet and create an index… Read More

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State Department Lacks Clinton Aide's E-Mail File

The State Department has not located an e-mail file used by a staffer during a key period after he established and maintained a private computer server used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Report: Government Regulations Add $84,671 to New Home Prices

Government regulations are responsible for adding $84,671 to the final price of a new single-family home, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders.

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In Flint crisis, questions grow over quest for pipeline

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - With drab olive chairs and worn carpet, the conference room in the low-slung administrative building near the Genesee County wastewater treatment plant isn't fancy, but it showcases one of Jeff Wright's greatest treasures: Permit No. 2009-001.

Wright, a wiry man with trademark moustache and slicked-back ...

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Brazil House Speaker annuls presidential impeachment vote

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress has annulled last month's vote on impeachment, delaying the process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

A Senate vote on whether to accept the impeachment process had been scheduled for Wednesday. But Monday's request by Waldir ...

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Trump: A 'McCarthy Moment'—Or The New Barry Goldwater?

Yesterday, on CNN's Reliable Sources, I said this was "a time for choosing"—that where you stand on Trump today may define you for decades. This, I think, deserves some further commentary. As of today, I cannot—in good conscience—vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. In other words, this isn't a binary choice. A lot of #NeverTrump […]

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Here's the first demo of Viv, the next generation AI assistant built by Siri creator

Dag Kittlaus of Viv Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party services. This product is called Viv and, in a world first, Kittlaus just gave us a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that shows off the power of what they've built with Viv. Read More

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Ford, Citi Better With Trump; GE, Apple Clinton: Evercore ISI

Hillary Clinton would be "tougher on competition policy" while Donald Trump, would be better for M&A, write Evercore ISI strategists Krishna Guha, Terry Haines and Ernie Tedeschi in note. Trump "stock basket": Ford, Coca-Cola, Altria, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, NRG, Citi, Pfizer, Gilead, DeVry, CCA,Verizon Clinton "stock basket": GE, Deere, Monsanto, Nike, Tesla, HCA, CHS, NextEra, D.R. Horton, Alphabet, Apple, Netflix Autos, airlines,fossil fuel producers benefit under Trump "relative to gr

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Hillary Clinton's Prescription Pill Problem: OxyContin Inventor is a Clinton Foundation Donor

Hillary Clinton has turned her focus toward the problem of widespread addiction to pain killer drugs, but she has failed to mention that she has taken money from the family that turned the invention of OxyContin into a $14 billion fortune.

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Plea hearing set for Albuquerque officer shooting suspect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A change-of-plea hearing has been set for a suspect in connection with a fatally shooting an Albuquerque police officer in October.

Davon Lymon is scheduled Monday to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. He federal charges accusing him of being a felon in possession of ...

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Facebook MADE Black Lives Matter 'Trend' By Inserting It Into News Feeds

'They realized it was a problem'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF

Marten Mickos (left) and Nate Cardozo A panel discussion on finding a balance between security and privacy here at Disrupt New York 2016 touched on various aspects of a complex topic, including strategies for securing customer data and the big risks posed as more types of devices come online. Read More

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Sanders to 'Carl Icahns of the World': 'Greed Is Not Acceptable'

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders denounces "the greed and the recklessness that we are seeing from people like Donald Trump and Carl Icahn." Sanders speaks in Atlantic City, N.J. That city's trouble encapsulates "the ugliness and greed that we're seeing all over the country," Sanders says Related: Distressed Atlantic City Backdrop for Sanders Anti-Poverty Stage

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Report: Clinton Received More Wall Street Donations Than Any Other Candidate

Hillary Clinton raked in more cash from Wall Street executives than any other presidential candidate during the latest fundraising period.

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Report: Navy hospital ship was plagued by poor leadership

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Investigators have concluded that a U.S. Navy hospital ship designed to perform humanitarian missions and build goodwill for the country abroad was plagued by leadership problems for years before it set off to Latin America last spring with a brand-new commanding officer.

Citing investigative reports it ...

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Black Victims Of Nazi Policy, Before, During, And After The Holocaust

From Africa to Berlin to North Carolina

Via: The Daily Caller

Cloud Native Foundation adds Prometheus monitoring tool as its second hosted project

330362220_f2e067091c_o The launch of the Cloud Native Foundation (CNF) last July caused a few stirs because it brought together a very wide range of companies, including AT&T, Box, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Google, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Twitter and VMware. The idea behind the foundation is to "harmonize emerging technologies and foster innovation in container packaged, dynamically scheduled, and… Read More

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