May 15, 2016

Memo to DNC: Stock up on Panic Buttons

(Steven Hayward) Well now isn't this interesting? From Reuters: Donald Trump's support has surged and he is now running nearly even with Democrat Hillary Clinton among likely U.S. voters, a dramatic turnaround since he became the Republican party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The results could signal a close fight between the two likely White House rivals as Americans make up their minds ahead of the

Source: Power Line

Why Game of Thrones Is On Fire — Literally

This episode was shocking, and not just because of the nudity

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump Says Marco Rubio Not Under Consideration as Potential VP

Washington Post report on potential VP candidates "is wrong. Marco Rubio and most others mentioned are not under consideration," Donald Trump says on Twitter. NOTE: Carson Says Trump VP List Includes Palin, Cruz: Washington Post

Source: Bloomberg Politics

#NeverTrump third-party search a 'suicide mission,' Reince Priebus warns

The Republican Party and Donald Trump inched toward unity Sunday as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus moved to squelch efforts by #NeverTrump conservatives seeking a third-party alternative.

Mr. Priebus said a search for a more conservative presidential option would be a "suicide mission" that would all but guarantee a ...

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Fake Bomb Clears Out Manchester United Game

'Incredibly lifelike explosive device'

Via: The Daily Caller

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Presidential election a choice between truth and repose


As Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote in an essay titled "Intellect," "God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both." Rarely in our nation's recent political history has Emerson's instructive insight seemed more apropos.

Those opposing President ...

Source: stories: Politics

Study: Legalizing Weed Could Net $28 Billion In Tax Revenue

It could be a cash cow for politicians

Via: The Daily Caller

Top Currency Traders Warn White House Race May Echo Brexit Chaos

Traders wanting to know what November's U.S. presidential election will mean for the dollar need look no further than the U.K.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Pennsylvania Democrats to host DNC convention amid 'endemic' party corruption in state

Pennsylvania Democrats, no strangers to corruption, are surpassing their own dirty reputations as they prepare to host the Democratic National Convention this summer in Philadelphia.

There's former Rep. Chaka Fattah, an 11-term Democrat from Philadelphia whose trial opens Monday in federal court on charges of bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign ...

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Obama-era gun surge recedes as manufacturers flee post-Newtown restrictions

The Obama-era gun surge finally is receding, according to the latest government statistics that show the total number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. dropped in 2014 for the first time during this administration.

The numbers also showed the beginnings of a post-Newtown shift in production, as companies began to ...

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Poll: Presidential Race Neck And Neck In Georgia

Bernie Sanders polled higher than Clinton

Via: The Daily Caller

How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

3d print Although there is still a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing and how it may or may not be the next industrial revolution, the cost of printing continues to drop while the quality of 3D prints continues to rise. This development can be traced to advanced 3D printing technologies becoming accessible due to the expiration of key patents on pre-existing industrial printing processes. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump supporters watchful for signs backpedaling

Some of Donald Trump's supporters watched with trepidation as he was whisked around Washington last week to powwow with GOP leaders and markedly softened his tone, worried that he was being co-opted by the party establishment.

Mr. Trump became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee because voters were thrilled by his ...

Source: stories: Politics

Susan Rice Denies Deceiving The Public On The Iran Deal, Evidence Says Otherwise

'There was no effort to or reality of misleading'

Via: The Daily Caller

Why haven't there been more unicorn mergers?

double-unicorn Last year was a massive year for mergers, with industry giants like Dell and Aol finally closing deals that were large enough to make 2015 a record-breaking year. Predictions mostly held that 2016 would be another huge year for mergers, as they are one of the best ways to continue growing share price after a prolonged bull market. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Obama's Pivot to Asia Staggers as Trade Deal Stalls in Congress

With two rows of sailors standing behind him, President Barack Obama strode alongside Manila Harbor last November to inspect an aging U.S. Coast Guard cutter that's now the pride of the Philippine navy.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

How Gov't Uses Crooked Research To Wage War On Food, E-Cigarettes And Alcohol

Called 'lifestyle regulations'

Via: The Daily Caller

Obama Says 'Ignorance Is Not a Virtue' in Latest Swipe at Trump

President Barack Obama told graduating students at Rutgers University that "ignorance is not a virtue" in politics, as the president continued to attack Donald Trump -- by implication, if not by name -- for his provocative campaign pronouncements.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

President Obama takes swipe at Donald Trump in Rutgers speech, blasting 'ignorance' in politics

In his most extensive attack yet on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, President Obama said Sunday that "ignorance is not a virtue" in politics.

Speaking to graduates at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Mr. Obama also criticized the Republican's proposals to keep immigrants and Muslims out of the U.S. The ...

Source: stories: Politics

Trump Assures Brexit Voters US-UK Relations Are Safe If He Becomes President

'It wouldn't make any difference'

Via: The Daily Caller

3 ways startups are fighting for digital and physical security

dark alley Internet accessibility for all people, of all ages and in all places has unleashed unprecedented resources and opportunities. It also unlocked our digital and physical security. The sacrifice of safety is an unintended consequence of the Internet age. Can the tools that caused this vulnerability be reappropriated to make us safer? Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Trump Running-Mate Speculation Rife as Possible Choices Speak

Donald Trump has said he probably won't name a running mate until July. That hasn't stopped speculation on who the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will select for his unconventional ticket.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Hillary's Anchor—Is It Bill?

(Steven Hayward) An "anchor" is either the mainstay of an enterprise—think "anchorman" in a mile-relay or in a TV broadcast—but it is also what holds you in one place and prevents movement. If a boat anchor is tied around your neck, it takes you to the bottom. Seldom has the ambiguity or contrasting meaning of "anchor" been more apt than in the case of Bill Clinton. Politico reported Friday about the Big

Source: Power Line

Now Is The Time To Buy Hiking And Trail Running Shoes

Merrell outdoor shoes are on sale

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump Targeting Crossover Support to Remake U.S. Election Map

The "crossover support" that presumptive nominee Donald Trump has attracted in winning Republican primaries this year will help him compete in states that have gone Democratic for decades in presidential elections, according to a top aide.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Gates: I Always Thought Obama's Notion that Nuclear Deal Would Change Iran Was a Stretch

The post Gates: I Always Thought Obama's Notion that Nuclear Deal Would Change Iran Was a Stretch appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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The Latest: 52 climate activists arrested in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on oil protests (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

Authorities cleared the tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state.

A spokesman for the rail line near two refineries in northwest Washington says about 150 people spent the night in tents ...

Source: stories: Politics

INNOVATE2016: Why the internet has failed and how to fix it

4095031235_3a97b8765b_b Power now resides with massive centralizing corporations like Google and Facebook and thus the Internet no longer reflects the interests of its users. So, the digital revolution has pretty much failed, according to Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger. But not all is lost. Wenger has a three part solution to fix the future – all of which rests of putting power back into the hands… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Gates Isn't Sure There's Anyone Left in Obama Administration Who Can Speak Truth to the President

The post Gates Isn't Sure There's Anyone Left in Obama Administration Who Can Speak Truth to the President appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Palestinian men traveled through 8 countries to reach US

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States.

The Palestinian men had traveled across the world to ...

Source: stories: Politics

Michael Moore And Bill Maher Vow To Stop Trump [VIDEO]

'This is the end of Donald Trump'

Via: The Daily Caller

Carson Says Trump VP List Includes Palin, Cruz: Washington Post

Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie "are all people on our list," former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who now helps with presumptive nominee Donald Trump's search for a running mate, said in an interview published Sunday, according to the Washington Post. Carson said there's no plan to suggest himself, although he polls well, the Post said

Source: Bloomberg Politics

He who controls the past

(Scott Johnson) In his Times Magazine profile of Ben Rhodes, David Samuels shows how the Obama administration created a fictional narrative to support our alliance with Iran. If the truth does not inhibit you, you can make stuff up. If you can make stuff up, and if you've got an army of willing tools to retail your stories, you've got it made. Taking his cue from Stalin, George Orwell put it this

Source: Power Line

Walter: Women Voting for Clinton Are More Against Trump Than They Are For Hillary

The post Walter: Women Voting for Clinton Are More Against Trump Than They Are For Hillary appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Paul Manafort, Trump strategist: House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't ask Donald Trump to 'change'

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan did not ask presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to "change" during their meeting with GOP leaders last week on Capitol Hill, a top Trump aide said Sunday.

"Donald Trump was not asked by the leadership to change, and there's no reason for him to ...

Source: stories: Politics

Guns & Politics: Hillary Clinton Is No Sybil Ludington

Sybil Ludington provides a much better example of what an American woman is all about

Via: The Daily Caller

How threat intelligence sharing can help deal with cybersecurity challenges

cyber-security-data-sharing In the ever-shifting landscape of cyberthreats and attacks, having access to timely information and intelligence is vital and can make a big difference in protecting organizations and firms against data breaches and security incidents. Malicious actors are getting organized, growing smarter and becoming more sophisticated, which effectively makes traditional defense methods and tools… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Gingrich: Not an 'Automatic Yes' to Take Trump's VP Slot

"If he asks me, I'm certainly going to say I want to sit down and talk about it," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday on Fox News when asked how he'd respond if presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asked him to be his running mate. "I think you have to think through what does he think the job involves": Gingrich "If he can convince Callista and me that it's doable and that it's serious and that we would in fact contribute, I think we'd be very hard-pressed not to s

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Primary could foreshadow shake-up in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's Legislature could see a major shake-up next year if last week's primary results are any indication.

At least five incumbents appear to face a serious threat in the general election, having finished second in the primary to challengers. One lawmaker could be eliminated once provisional ...

Source: stories: Politics

Priebus On Trump's Taxes: 'The Traditional Playbook' Doesn't Apply [VIDEO]

Trump's 'rewritten the playbook'

Via: The Daily Caller

CNN: Email Investigation Worries Clinton Campaign Most Because They Can't Control It

The post CNN: Email Investigation Worries Clinton Campaign Most Because They Can't Control It appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Dartmouth Students Defend Tearing Down Police Display With 566-Word Letter

Wearing headphones is 'violence' against black people

Via: The Daily Caller

There's an online soccer game used to fight gender based violence

The online game BREAKAWAY culminates with a girl being abducted, forced into a locker and left there after continual bullying and abuse. But the game is not glamorizing gangs, instead it's trying to teach boys and girls between the ages of 9 and15 what constitutes –- or doesn't constitute — a healthy, equal attitude towards girls and women. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Things Left Undone

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, an exhibition at the Met Breuer, is filled with curiosities.

Take, for instance, the 1775 portrait of a Spanish noblewoman by Anton Raphael Mengs. The subject sits in a chair, resplendent in a silk dress and fur-lined coat. The sumptuous fabric, for which the sitter undoubtedly paid a tidy sum in order to impress viewers with her status, is not what draws the eye or raises eyebrows today. At some point the sitter's face was blurred, her distinguishing features reduced to ghostly black shadows cast on opaque flesh. She looks rather like a bank robber wearing pantyhose over her head. The sitter's lapdog was traced but never painted, leaving a pug-shaped outline of raw wood panel in the middle of the portrait, surrounded on all sides by the rich colors and textures of a finished oil painting.

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Climate activists march near 2 refineries in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Demanding energy policy changes, hundreds of climate activists marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels.

The protest developed Saturday as smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities for a second day.


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Trouble with the law leads to veterans' exile

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Just before dusk, Carlos Torres gets ready for work on the night shift.

The memories of his former life hang all around his concrete box of a home in the Aquiles Serdan section of Reynosa, one of the poorest neighborhoods in one of the hemisphere's most ...

Source: stories: Politics

Sanders Supporters Protest at Nevada Democratic Convention: 'This is Fixed'

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) protested what they viewed as unfair practices by Hillary Clinton's supporters at the Nevada Democratic Convention on Saturday.

The post Sanders Supporters Protest at Nevada Democratic Convention: 'This is Fixed' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

5 Worst DC Metro Disasters Of 2016

'It was like chaos'

Via: The Daily Caller