May 13, 2016

With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (05/13)

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

Trends in angel investing

angelmoney "Tell me about your cap table?" I asked the founder of an early-stage startup. He was clearly passionate about his business, and had assembled a top-notch team to help him achieve his ambitious vision. But the grit and determination that helped him overcome the challenges of his current and former startups seemed to falter a bit as he considered his response. He had a dirty cap… Read More

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No charges against fraternity president in sex assault case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A prosecutor says charges no charges will be filed against a University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity president who was accused of tampering with witnesses in a sexual assault investigation.

The Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reports that Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly said Friday that his office ...

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Milwaukee Public Schools Will Spend Almost $500,000 Pushing Black Lives Matter

Will create 'culturally responsive teaching practices,' whatever that is

Via: The Daily Caller

With All Due Respect (05/13/16)

Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch are joined by Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, and MSNBC's Kasie Hunt and Katy Tur on "With All Due Respect."

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A look at Missouri bills that passed or failed in 2016

The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its annual session Friday. Here's a look at some bills that passed or failed:



Provides $27 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1. Boosts funding for public schools, colleges and universities but blocks Medicaid money from going to Planned Parenthood. HBs 1-13.


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North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Snatching Hijab Off Muslim Woman

'This Is America!'

Via: The Daily Caller

Robots won't just take jobs, they'll create them

robotboss Robots and artificial intelligence have come a long way since a Roomba entered your home to vacuum your floor and Siri gave you advice on the best Italian restaurants in your parents' neighborhood. Cars drive themselves. Robots deliver pizza. A revolution is underway. Robots in the workforce present an opportunity to stimulate job growth and create new types of work. Robots will not… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Veepstakes: What Trump and Clinton Need in Their Picks

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch discuss what kind of vice presidential running mate choice can help enhance the brands of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Latest: Hearing on detention centers to resume June 1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a court hearing on issuing child care licenses to immigrant detention centers in Texas. (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A court hearing reviewing whether Texas can grant residential child care licenses to two detention centers housing families caught illegally crossing the southern U.S. ...

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'Castle' Star Sends Bizarre Tweets After His Show Gets Cancelled

'How unlike Castle and fresh and versatile I am'

Via: The Daily Caller

The importance of black boxes in an autonomous automotive future

A black box. Right now, if you get into a crash, it's usually going to be a driver's fault — a human driver. Parts can fail and tires can burst, but about 90 percent of all car crashes are caused by human error, depending on which study you read. But in the not-too-distant future, that clear-cut cause will evaporate as more vehicles take over more driving tasks, creating more and more data… Read More

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By the Numbers: Trump's Big Rallies vs. Big Data

On "With All Due Respect," Bloomberg's Sasha Issenberg discusses Donald Trump's plan to focus more on his trademark rallies than on data-driven outreach.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Pierson Compares Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal to Obama's False 'Keep Your Doctor' Promise

The post Pierson Compares Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal to Obama's False 'Keep Your Doctor' Promise appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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The Latest: Will Ferrell, David Letterman at state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the White House state dinner for Nordic leaders:

5:10 p.m.

President Barack Obama's state dinner for the five Nordic countries is bringing out a smattering of stars.

The guest list includes Will Ferrell, who famously parodied past President George W. Bush, and Bellamy Young, ...

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Mark Cuban on Trump: He's A 'Godd*** Air Head'

'Love-hate relationship'

Via: The Daily Caller

Playboy pitches advertisers on its nudity-free future

playboy Playboy looked both backwards and forwards during its first NewFront today, where it pitched advertisers on its plans for what CEO Scott Flanders described as "the new, multi-platform Playboy." Now, when I say "Playboy event," you've probably got some preconceived ideas about what's involved. Turns out, however, that it wasn't all that different… Read More

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Tennessee Man Convicted In Scheme Involving Romney Tax Returns

Michael Mancil Brown found guilty yday by federal jury in Nashville for "engaging in an extortion and wire fraud scheme" involving former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns, according to Justice Dept statement Brown found guilty of "participating in a scheme" involving an Aug. 2012 letter to PriceWaterhouseCoopers demanding $1m in Bitcoin digital currency be deposited in specific account to prevent release of "purportedly stolen Romney tax returns" for years before 2010 Letter "als

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Trump's Moment

(Steven Hayward) I recant none of my previous criticisms of Trump's unsuitability to be president, but the case that he—and he alone—has an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt (in the right ways) the crisis of American government today deserves to be understood. The most sophisticated, though perhaps sophistical, case comes from our friends at the Journal of American Greatness, though even they admit that they may be reading more into Trump than is

Source: Power Line

More Than Half of White House Press Briefing Questions Concern New Bathroom Law

Over half of the questions asked at the White House press briefing Friday were about the new Title IX "bathroom law" guidance issued by the Obama administration on Friday.

The post More Than Half of White House Press Briefing Questions Concern New Bathroom Law appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Lawsuit filed over Arkansas ethics measure's rejection

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock attorney is suing Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for rejecting the wording of his ballot proposal that would expand the state's ban on lobbyist gifts to elected officials and impose new campaign finance restrictions.

David Couch on Friday asked the state Supreme ...

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Dartmouth BLM Protesters Tear Down Memorial To Slain Police

Dartmouth students claim honoring police normalizes anti-black violence

Via: The Daily Caller

Why incident response plans fail

bigredbutton Following a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, emotions run high and the clock starts ticking. Suddenly what appears to be a well-structured incident response plan on paper can turn into a confusing "storming session" around who owns what. Rather than identifying, analyzing and eradicating the threat, organizations can easily become entangled in processes hindering response… Read More

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Trump Doesn't Intend To Pay Himself Back $50m in Loans: MSNBC

"This money is a contribution made in order to 'make America great again,' " MSNBC's Ari Melber says Donald Trump told him about $50m he loaned to campaign. Melber posts Trump's comment on Twitter

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The science of funny

chatterteeth Psychologists in Canada have developed a mathematical formula for quantifying the humor of nonsense. Most of us would be forgiven for thinking math and humor are mutually exclusive. One is perceived as logical while the other is considered an intangible, uniquely human trait. Still, science knows no limits and, as The Cat in the Hat once declared, "It is fun to have fun but you have to… Read More

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Upper hand

The push to register new voters will accelerate throughout the summer and fall, with the parties, non-profit organizations, and the campaigns spending millions to try to gain the upper hand.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Blumenthal on Clinton Not Using .Gov Email: 'I Did Not Give It Any Thought'

The post Blumenthal on Clinton Not Using .Gov Email: 'I Did Not Give It Any Thought' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Donald Trump: I'm not softening my stance on temporary Muslim ban

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Friday he's not softening his stance on a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, but also said proposals he puts forward now are really suggestions because he's not the president.

"No, I'm not softening my stance at all, but I'm always ...

Source: stories: Politics

People Are Livid Because Calvin Klein's Latest Ad Features An Up-The-Skirt Shot

'Take a peek...'

Via: The Daily Caller

COMMENTARY: Google More Powerful Than The Federal Government

googleGoogle is part of everyone's life

The post COMMENTARY: Google More Powerful Than The Federal Government appeared first on DailySurge.

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) For reasons that will become apparent, Ammo Grrrll MY GOOD RIGHT ARM. She writes: When I was a kid, I remember hearing my father refer to Lil, the senior sales clerk in his drugstore, as "my good right arm." I figured out it meant a very valuable person without whom he could not get along. Little did I know how apt that phrase would become. You know how sometimes people

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John Boehner: Anybody who thinks Donald Trump can't win, 'just watch'

Former House Speaker John A. Boehner said this week that while he disagrees with Donald Trump on a number of policy issues, Mr. Trump is the presumptive GOP presidential nominee "whether people like it or not."

"Donald Trump's going to be the nominee. And we as a party are going ...

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'The View' Wants To Replace Raven-Symoné

Word on the street is that...

Via: The Daily Caller

Petraeus Says He's Concerned About Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in U.S.

"I have grown increasingly concerned about inflammatory political discourse that has become far too common both at home and abroad against Muslims and Islam, including proposals from various quarters for blanket discrimination against people on the basis of their religion," former CIA Director David Petraeus says in Washington Post op-ed. "The ramifications of such rhetoric could be very harmful - - and lasting. As policy, these concepts are totally counterproductive: Rather than making our coun

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso and Juarez as relations between the United States and Cuba continue to normalize and Cubans fear losing their special status as immigrants, officials said.

A group of more ...

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Niblett: Trump Flip-Flops Could Make Him a Winner

Robin Niblett, director at Chatham House, discusses presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his ability to successfully flip-flop on issues. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Police: Drunk replacement worker hits protester with truck

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A protesting Verizon worker was hospitalized after police say a drunk replacement worker ran him down on a picket line in Massachusetts.

Fifty-five-year-old George Pulling pleaded not guilty Thursday in Westborough District Court to two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, ...

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Battleground State Registration Gives Democrats Early Edge

The push to register new voters will accelerate throughout the summer and fall, with the parties, non-profit organizations and the campaigns spending millions to try to gain the upper hand.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Mortals Listening to Mortals

You don't browse the classics list of New York Review Books looking for superlative masterpieces—for the Great Books—so much as for representatives of the next class down, the Very Good Books. Now, Very Good Books are the main stuff of pleasure, and so we ought to be grateful for NYRB's re-introduction into print of these semi-forgotten, oddball triumphs—for putting a little paint back on faded grand dames that were, many of them, belles-of-the-ball in their day, or at least got to chat from time to time with the girls who were.

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City: Group buys long-vacant old Chicago post office

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago says the massive Old Main Post Office has been bought by an investment group that plans a $500 million redevelopment of the vacant and deteriorating structure.

The city said in a news release that plans to buy and redevelop the structure were finalized ...

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South Korea's government launches its first accelerator program for international startups

The Global Startup Campus in Pangyo, South Korea In a bid to make South Korea's tech industry more diverse, the government has created an accelerator for startups from around the world. Read More

Source: TechCrunch