June 7, 2016

Clinton Claims Historic Victory as Battle With Trump Is Joined

Hillary Clinton declared herself the victor in the Democratic nomination race, becoming the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, and immediately launched her general election campaign with an attack on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Barack Obama, Gun Salesman?

(John Hinderaker) Gun sales have boomed during the Obama administration, and the conventional wisdom is that Barack is responsible. Witnessing repeated attacks on the Second Amendment, Americans have lined up by the million to buy firearms before it is too late. That narrative underlies this Free Beacon report: The month of May saw yet another gun-related background check record making it the 13th month to see an all time high. The FBI

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Hillary Clinton claims Democratic nomination, makes direct appeal to Bernie Sanders' supporters

As she becomes the first woman to lead a major political party's presidential ticket, Hillary Clinton took to the stage Tuesday night and delivered a clear message — her primary fight against Sen. Bernard Sanders was good for the Democratic Party, but it's now time to unite and prepare for ...

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Watch The Terrible Rendition Of The National Anthem Prior To Hillary Clinton's Speech [VIDEO]

Andseron Cooper apologiged for 'audio issues' and Twitter reaction was not kind

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Trump Delivers Victory Speech Aided By Teleprompter

Donald Trump spoke at his golf club in Westchester, New York, on Tuesday evening. With the help of a teleprompter, the presumptive GOP nominee attempted to reassure his supporters that he can bring the Republican Party together. "I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle and I will never ever let you down."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Renee Ellmers loses primary in North Carolian

Conservative groups celebrated Rep. George Holding's primary victory over Rep. Renee Ellmers in a North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

Mrs. Ellmers had a big bull's-eye on her back coming into the race after staking out positions that angered various segments of the GOP — including pro-life activists and opponents of ...

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Forget About Zika, These Pictures Are The Only Reason You Need To Go To The Olympics [SLIDESHOW]

She doesn't leave much to imagination...

Via: The Daily Caller

Clinton Set to Declare Democratic Race Over After New Jersey Win

Hillary Clinton, a day after clinching the Democratic nomination and securing a place in history as the first woman to run as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party, was preparing to formally declare victory in the race Tuesday after winning New Jersey's primary.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Donald Trump wins New Jersey primary

Donald Trump on Tuesday won the New Jersey Republican primary.

The win in New Jersey was largely overshadowed by the blowback Mr. Trump has received over questioning an Indiana-born federal judge's objectivity because of his Mexican heritage.

Mr. Trump was expected to address the controversy during an election night event ...

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Ryan: Trump Criticism of Judge's Mexican Descent Is 'Textbook Definition of a Racist Comment'

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New marker remembers 'unknown Russians' in Nebraska cemetery

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) - Some residents of Wood River in southern Nebraska have taken time to remember people they didn't know, unnamed people who died while passing through or who hadn't yet put down roots in the farming community.

About 40 people gathered Sunday at Wood River Cemetery to ...

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Chrissy Teigen Reportedly Calls Donald Trump 'A Racist'

She is not a fan...

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'The Powerpuff Girls' will save the world through coding while tutoring viewers in Scratch

The_Powerpuff_Girls_2016_Episode_125_Creative_Group_Still_2 (1) When you're a trio of superpowered kindergarteners tasked with saving the world on a weekly basis, you've got to use every tool in the old toybox. Thankfully for an animated world constantly in peril, this year's rebooted Powerpuff Girls have picked up a few new tricks along the way. Blue-eyed, pig-tailed sister Bubbles, for one, has kept up with the times by learning to… Read More

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Warren Decries Trump's 'Racism,' Hensarling's Bank 'Give Away'

If Republican unity means a "marriage between Donald Trump's toxic racism and Jeb Hensarling's Wall Street give away, then I think they'd be better off with division," Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren says. Such a combination would be a "path to ruin, both for our economic system and our country," Warren says during Senate Banking Cmte hearing Warren's comments refer to House Financial Services Chairman Hensarling's meeting today in NYC to discuss his legislative alternative to Dodd-Frank with p

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Getting ready for Hillary

(Scott Johnson) Today is a big day for Hillary Clinton. She has either just wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination or should do so after the results are tabulated in today's primaries. According to the AP's latest tally (including superdelegates, who can change their minds), Clinton is now the Democrats' presumptive nominee. Probably not in honor of the occasion, RealClearPolitics has posted Toby Harnden's Sunday Times account of Hillary Clinton's rally last

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Florida AG Solicited $25K From Trump Before Dumping Trump U Lawsuit

Florida's attorney general sought a political donation from Donald Trump while her office weighed whether to join a multi-state lawsuit pursuing fraud charges against Trump University.

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The Latest: Ex-governor returns to stand in ethics trial

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is returning for what will be his third day of testimony in the ethics trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

A defense lawyer on ...

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Richard Simmons's Hospital Stay Was More Serious Than We Thought

Richard Simmons's hospitalization was more serious than originally reported, a new report claims. Though the fitness guru claims he was only at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for about 24 hours because he was dehydrated, TMZ noted that photos of his housekeeper visiting the facility several times on Monday dispute that claim. (RELATED: Richard Simmons Released […]

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Lending Robot makes Lending Club investing easy as setting screen brightness

stock trading Thanks to Lending Robot, even those who took their finance lessons from Margot Robbie and Anthony Bourdain in "The Big Short" can invest in loans via primary and secondary markets. Users will be able to authorize the platform to trade on their behalf simply by sliding a bar to indicate risk preferences. Lending Robot integrates with peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Club to… Read More

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Ryan Says Trump's Comments About Judge Are Racist

Donald Trump's criticism of judge based on his ethnicity are "textbook definition of racism" and "absolutely unacceptable," House Speaker Paul Ryan tells reporters. Says Trump should acknowledge his comments are wrong, says he won't defend "indefensible" remarks Says such comments risk undercutting GOP policies, Related: Trump Orders Surrogates to Raise Criticism of Judge, Journalists Still, says Hillary Clinton isn't the answer for U.S. NOTE: Ryan speaks to reporters after unveiling anti-povert

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Critique of Pure Reason

For reasons that are still mysterious to me—you might say it's a holy mystery—I decided to attend this year's Reason Rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In the words of its organizers, the rally is meant to celebrate "secular, atheist, agnostic, humanist, freethinking, and nonreligious identities" and "showcase the presence and power of the nonreligious voting bloc, and to demand that reason be put at the forefront of our public and political discourse." According to its website, there will be "awesome speakers, bands, entertainment, and political leaders," including a member of the D.C. City Council, a Maryland state representative, a five-minute televised speech from Bill Maher, and a Beatles tribute combo. Will they play "Let it Be," I wonder?

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Susan Rice, Obama adviser, says Israeli settlements in West Bank 'corrode' peace efforts

White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice slammed Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank Monday night, while she pledged that the Obama administration will increase U.S. military support for Israel.

"Settlement activity corrodes the possibility of two states. It moves us toward a one-state reality," Ms. Rice told ...

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Campaign Manager: 'Big' Reason To Be Excited About Hillary Is She's A Woman [VIDEO]

Also, she's not Trump

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Swarm launches Perks and Challenges so you can get real-world rewards

perks-hero@2x For the last year, the team at Foursquare has been working relentlessly to turn Swarm into something fun. In many respects, checking in on Swarm is playing a game, and now the company is ready to reward you for your gameplay. Today the company launched Swarm Perks and Swarm Challenges, both of which are meant to offer real-world rewards to users. Let's start with Perks. Swarm Perks is… Read More

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San Francisco Reporter: Clinton Appeals to Older and Wealthier Demographics

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Paul Ryan to emphasize work, flexibility in anti-poverty plan

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will unveil a plan Tuesday designed to attack poverty "at its roots" by rewarding work, improving school programs and tailoring benefits to individual needs.

The first plank in a six-part policy agenda, the plan would stiffen work requirements tied to certain welfare programs, so long ...

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Almost 40% Of Bisexual Females In America's Sociology Classes Say They've Been Sexually Assaulted

Why are sociology classes on college campuses such disgusting dens of rape?

Via: The Daily Caller

Egnyte pushes beyond storage into document protection

File with social network connected to it. Those able to access are green. Those who can't are red. Egnyte has gotten as creative as it could as an online storage company. You could store your files on Egnyte in the cloud, on prem or with a competing storage service if you liked, but the company recognized that storage can only take you so far. Today it announced some new approaches designed to expand beyond that original storage vision. "As a pure-play stand-alone strategy,… Read More

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Hillary Clinton Wins Democratic Nomination: AP

With Democrats in six states still to make their choices on Tuesday, the Associated Press said that its count shows Clinton had secured the number of pledged delegates and superdelegates required to claim the Democratic nomination.  Bloomberg's Megan Murphy reports on "Bloomberg 'GO'." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Pelosi Endorses Clinton But Says Democratic Race Isn't Over

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Donald Trump: 'I don't care if the judge is Mexican or not'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says he doesn't care if a judge overseeing a fraud case being brought against Trump University "is Mexican or not" and that all he wants is a "fair shake."

"I don't care if the judge is Mexican or not — I'm going to do ...

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New Snowden document reveals UK spy agency warned of 'too much data' risk in 2010

datapitfall Another document from the original cache leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 has just been published by The Intercept, and it further bolsters the view that government intelligence agencies' bulk collection of data for investigatory purposes is counterproductive to national security efforts. Read More

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Is Donald Trump Getting Messaging Back on Track?

Rokk Solutions Partner Ron Bonjean discusses presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign and messaging. Bonjean speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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The TechCrunch Meetup in Stockholm is tonight

stockholmmeetup800x266 Stockholm, I have two things to tell you. First, you look so pretty today. I think I'm never leaving your country again. Second, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is t-o-n-i-g-h-t. We still have a few tickets available, so why don't you buy your ticket right now. Read More

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Clinton's New Task After Clinching Democratic Nomination Is Unifying Party

Clinton is the first woman to earn the nomination of a major party in the United States.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Nearly Half of D.C. Employers Said They Have Laid Off Workers, Reduced Hours Due to Minimum Wage Hikes

Nearly half of Washington, D.C. employers said they have either laid off employees or reduced the hours of employees to adapt to the District of Columbia's minimum wage hikes since 2014, according to a report from the Employment Policies Institute.

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Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores $20M Series C and merges with Doctoralia

Mariusz Gralewski CEO, docplanner.com_3 Europe's DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain's Doctoralia. The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development of the company's online practice management software solution. ENERN… Read More

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