May 10, 2016

Pimping For Paradise at the New York Times

(John Hinderaker) This morning, a classic New York Times correction: Because of an editing error, an article on Monday about a theological battle being fought by Muslim imams and scholars in the West against the Islamic State misstated the Snapchat handle used by Suhaib Webb, one of the Muslim leaders speaking out. It is imamsuhaibwebb, not Pimpin4Paradise786. That's quite an "editing error." One suspects there is a story behind it. Maybe Scott

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The Latest: Sundheim attacks Harris' crime-fighting record

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Latest on the televised debate in California's U.S. Senate race (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Lagging in polls in the race for U.S. Senate, Republican Duf Sundheim is attacking front-runner Kamala Harris on her record on crime-fighting.

Sundheim used his opening statement in a debate ...

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Software piracy claims can ruin your business and reward those responsible

piracy There is a highly divisive and costly practice that software companies have inflicted on their customers for nearly a decade. This practice brings with it significant emotional duress, time investment and financial penalties — all of which divert meaningful resources from revenue-driving activities. And to add insult to injury, this practice very often rewards with financial gains the… Read More

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Sanders Wins West Virginia, Trump Moves Closer to Clinching Nomination

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has won both the West Virginia and Nebraska Republican primaries Tuesday night while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has won the West Virginia Democratic primary.

The post Sanders Wins West Virginia, Trump Moves Closer to Clinching Nomination appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Donald Trump pulls even with Hillary Clinton in swing states Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in new polling in the key swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, as Republicans begin to coalesce around their presumptive nominee, beginning a six-month sprint to Election Day.

Mr. Trump took another step to ensure the nomination ...

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Nebraska Buries Cruz's Re-entry Hopes

May lose by 50 points

Via: The Daily Caller

West Virginia GOP voters feel 'betrayed' by Republican politicians

GOP voters handed Donald Trump another win in the West Virginia primary, and many said Republican in Washington have abandoned them.

Exit polls showed that half of GOP primary voters in West Virginia said they "feel betrayed by Republican politicians" compared to 47 percent who said they do not.

Mr. ...

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Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia Democrat Primary

Another white rural state goes for Sanders

Via: The Daily Caller

Hyperloop Technologies becomes Hyperloop One, pulls in $80 million and announces global partners

Sunset in paradise The news comes just days after rival hyperloop builder Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced a licensing deal to power its own prototype with magnetic levitation technology. Both Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) and HTT are based in L.A. and both are working on models of Elon Musk's Hyperloop – a vacuum tube-based transportation technology promising… Read More

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Donald Trump Wins West Virginia Republican Primary

The presumptive Republican nominee was declared the winner in the Mountain State almost immediately after polls closed there.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Summer of Hate

(John Hinderaker) We have commented on violent anti-Trump protests, e.g., here. But anti-Trump demonstrations are pretty much a daily occurrence. As the estimable Zombie says, "The media is only interested in these protests when violence or riots erupt." You may remember Zombie, who chronicled Communist Bay Area demonstrations a few years ago. (S)he is back, portraying the ugliness of anti-Trump protesters–ugliness that the liberal media would rather not show you. Zombie writes:

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Donald Trump scratches white nationalist from delegate list, blames campaign oversight

Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that a self-described white nationalist was mistakenly included on its slate of delegates for the California primary.

"Upon careful review of computer records, the inclusion of a potential delegate that had previously been rejected and removed from the campaign's list in February 2016, was discovered," ...

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Rush Limbaugh: The Donald 'Is An Internet Troll' [AUDIO]

'American politics is determined by trolls on the internet today'

Via: The Daily Caller

Please don't learn to code

codecode There's an idea that's been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here's the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy. We live in an ultra-competitive world, with people turning to all sorts of methods to make ends meet. Selling coding as a ticket to economic salvation for the masses is dishonest. Read More

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With All Due Respect (05/10/16)

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by pollster J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., and political strategist Mark McKinnon, a former advisor to George W. Bush, on "With All Due Respect."

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Andy Slavitt misled Congress on Obamacare state health exchange spending, House panel says

A House panel said Tuesday that a top administration health official misled Congress last year by seeming to suggest that the government had already recaptured hundreds of millions of dollars from struggling state exchanges under Obamacare.

Instead, federal officials can point to only about $21 million in money they kept ...

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Rubio: Even If ISIS Is Destroyed, Another Radical Group Will Just Fill Its Place Until Assad Is Gone

'Assad has his hands soaked in blood'

Via: The Daily Caller

Obama Makes Basketball the Presidential Pastime

When it comes to how U.S. presidents unwind, there's a new game in town. Bloomberg Politics contributor Will Leitch explains on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

McCaskill: Clinton's Coal Comments Were 'Unfortunate'

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CHARLES HURT: Obama, Loretta Lynch use distorted lens of racism to attack bathroom bill


The economy is gasping, the world shudders in violence, invaders heave across our southern border and despair is etched on the faces of the American people. So, in the final year of his reign, what does our great Prophet of Hope and Change give us?

Bathroom liberation. Pee free ...

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Rapper Offers Reward And Smack Down To Fan Who Throws Can At Him [VIDEO]

Rapper Ja Rule offered fans a thousand dollar reward to find the person responsible for throwing a beer can at his head during his show, and, after finding the culprit, smacked him on the head. The rapper — whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins — was reportedly furious after he was hit in the head […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Shaving for the Red Hook Initiative

b4fae405-62d0-4624-990b-9aa969d13a18 We're here in Red Hook, Brooklyn for TechCrunch Disrupt NY and Jon Shieber's beard is getting out of control. It's getting shaved for the Red Hook Initiative. Use this GoFundMe page to contribute to the cause or donate directly to the Red Hook Initiative here. Jon is a gentle soul and a fine writer. As a Senior Editor he is tasked with organizing and managing Crunch Network. Read More

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Democrats Unsure New Puerto Rico Bill Will Fix Their Issues

U.S. House Republicans say they are on track to release a new draft of their Puerto Rico debt bill, but Democrats are skeptical that it will address most of their objections.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Rep. Bera's Father Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges

Father of Rep. Ami Bera (D., Calif.), Babual Bera, has pled guilty to illegally donating to his son's congressional campaign to the tune of $268,326.

The post Rep. Bera's Father Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Governor, lawmakers to testify at Hubbard trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some of the most prominent names in Alabama government will be testifying at House Speaker Mike Hubbard's ethics trial.

Court records filed Tuesday show that subpoenas have been issued to Gov. Robert Bentley, former Gov. Bob Riley, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and multiple state ...

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'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Phil Robertson Supports Trump Now

'No question,' voting for Trump

Via: The Daily Caller

Bark helps parents keep kids safe online without invading their privacy

girls-6435e6d13ff6f421124a883ebab4cd9edf606bcd8b55bc3d85c96ac066204ca1 Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is a new service called Bark, aimed at parents who want to keep their kids safe online. Unlike traditional "parental control" software or net nanny-type watchdog applications, Bark's goal is to strike the correct balance between respecting a child's right to privacy while also protecting them from online predators… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Rubio Says Differences With Donald Trump 'Remain': CNN

Marco Rubio says he'll abide by his previous pledge to back the Republican nominee for president, though stands by his criticism of Donald Trump during the primary campaign. "I'm not voting for Hillary Clinton," he says in interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "I'm not throwing away my vote" Says doesn't know if he'll go to GOP convention Says will focus time on campaigning for Republicans in tough races; cites Pat Toomey in Pa., Rob Portman in Ohio; says "that's where I can be of best use"

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Facebook Manager In Charge of Trending Topics is Max Clinton Donor

The person in charge of Facebook's Trending Topics section, which has come under fire in recent days over accusations that the social media platform deliberately suppressed news articles that were published on conservative websites, is a maximum donor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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Return of 'Lucifer'

The Texas senator returns from his presidential run with a higher profile, significant fundraising clout and, many Republicans believe, his eye on another race in 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

With Rhodes as my witness

(Scott Johnson) The New York Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes by David Samuels has prompted a counterattack. In the profile Rhodes proclaimed his success in promoting a false line on behalf of the Obama administration's deal/alliance with Iran. Rhodes showed himself to be the ultimate ingrate. He expressed contempt for the reporters and others who disseminated his lies. To those who served as fools for Obama, Rhodes offers this tribute: "The

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton locked in tight contests in Ohio, Pa., Fla: polls

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton are locked in tight contests in three key swing states, with Mr. Trump holding a 4-point edge in Ohio and Mrs. Clinton maintaining 1-point leads in Florida and Pennsylvania, according to polls released Tuesday.

Mr. Trump had a 4-point, ...

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What Sharon Knew About Ozzy's Cheating Changes EVERYTHING

Sharon Osbourne suspected Ozzy Osbourne was cheating on her for a long time. After reports surfaced that the two were splitting after 33 years of marriage because she found out he was having an affair with a younger hairstylist, a source said Sharon knew he was having an affair for some time. (RELATED: Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne […]

Via: The Daily Caller

Walgreens wants customers to check their own mental health online

MDLive_Photo Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., has launched a partnership with Mental Health America, and a telehealth company MDLIVE, to encourage people to screen themselves for mental health problems, and if they need to, seek help from a therapist online. More than 20% of American adults between the ages of 18 and 49 are dealing with some form of mental illness, whether… Read More

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Puerto Rico Bill to Obama by July 1 Is Feasible, Bishop Says

A new version of a congressional bill to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt crisis may advance next week toward floor action, according to Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Feds pay researcher to have bee sting his penis

Taxpayers paid for one scientist to have a bee sting his penis, and paid other researchers to figure out that cheerleaders look more attractive in a group than individually, according to a painful new survey of wasteful spending being released Tuesday by Sen. Jeff Flake.

At a time of tight ...

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Private Equity Lobbyist Changes Name as New CEO Eyes More Firms

The private equity industry's lobbying group, which represents firms such as KKR & Co. and Carlyle Group LP, changed its name as Chief Executive Officer Mike Sommers casts a wider net for members affected by existing and potential regulations.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Microsoft will close MSN China to focus on selling other services

shutterstock microsoft china beijing Microsoft announced today that it will shut down MSN China, its web portal for China, early next month. Read More

Source: TechCrunch