June 20, 2016

Tripstir helps you find friends while you're traveling

tripstir Tripstir is a new app that helps you share travel plans and tips with your friends. Think of it as a way to avoid those exasperating moments when you come back from a trip and you realize that one of your friends was in the same place at the same time — but you're only finding out when it's too late. Basically, you use Tripstir by entering information about upcoming trips.… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump Jr. Admits Involvement in Lewandowski Ouster

On "With All Due Respect," Donald Trump Jr., son of the presumptive Republican nominee, discusses the role he and his siblings played in their father's firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, giving more authority to Paul Manafort and the state of the campaign.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign's coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data.

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Pennsylvania law aiding NRA lawsuits rejected by high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is rejecting a law designed to make it easier for organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities' firearms ordinances in court.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday to void the law. The justices agreed with a lower court that packaging ...

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Taylor Swift and other big names join the music industry's campaign against YouTube

Taylor Swift The music industry ramping up its campaign against YouTube. Musicians including Katy Perry and Billy Joel sent a petition earlier this year to the US Copyright Office to amend the US Copyright Act. Now there's an open letter to Congress signed by stars like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and U2 expressing a similar sentiment. Music labels like BMI, Sony Music and Universal Music Group… Read More

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Apple's Cook Plans Ryan Fundraiser Amid Reported Doubts on Trump

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is hosting a June 28 fundraiser for U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and his political operation, according to two Republican aides.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama willing, Mateen unredacted

(Scott Johnson) FOX News reports that the Obama administration has relented in its redaction of the transcript of Omar Mateen's call to 9/11 during the Orlando massacre. The mockery of the Obama administration's arrant stupidity must have contributed to the outcome. Oh, how this must hurt. In any event, here is the report: Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, unredacted transcript

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FBI, DOJ Release Unredacted Transcript of Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

The Justice Department on Monday afternoon released the full, unredacted transcript of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen's 911 calls with operators and negotiators on the night of the mass shooting after an earlier version of the transcript omitted the words "Islamic State" and the name of ISIS leader "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."

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FBI no-fly list revealed: 81,000 names, but fewer than 1,000 are Americans

The FBI's no-fly list contains about 81,000 names, but fewer than 1,000 of those are "U.S. persons," a top lawmaker revealed Monday, giving the outlines of the secretive program on the floor of the Senate.

Another list maintained by the FBI, dubbed the "TSA selectee list" because it triggers higher ...

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VR is the future of porn, and it's a creepy future indeed

Naughty America This got real weird, real fast. And not just because I was demoing the technology in the middle of the E3 floor, surrounded by fellow show-goers. It's just – well, even after all the explainers in the world, it's hard to sufficiently brace your mind for all that virtual reality porn entails. It occupied a small space, tucked in the rear of the LA Convention, but Naughty… Read More

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Economists Estimate Probability of Recession Happening Next Year Is 21%

Economists estimate that the probability of a recession starting next year is at 21 percent, up from 10 percent a year earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Term limits initiative won't appear on Mississippi ballot

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A political group has fallen short trying to get a term limits initiative on the Mississippi ballot.

The Secretary of State's office spokeswoman, Anna Moak, said Monday that United Conservatives Fund missed Wednesday's deadline to submit petitions.

The political action committee proposed limiting legislators and statewide ...

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Is enterprise genomics good enough yet?

DNA LAB Genomics will make the dream of targeted therapies a reality, which will have a massive health and economic impact. Yet most large life science enterprises, from pharma to providers, have yet to fully adopt genomics as part of their toolkit for clinical trials, development, commercialization, and diagnostics. When will these organizations adopt genomics? Is genomics good enough yet to be… Read More

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Trump Moves to Quell Campaign Divisions After Weeks-Long Skid

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee ended the internal campaign duel between Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama touts TPP trade deal, bucks opposition from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

President Obama sang the praises Monday of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement stuck in Congress, pushing back against anti-trade rhetoric from both of the major parties' likely presidential nominees.

The president rattled off a list of purported benefits from the 12-nation trade deal in a speech at a federally-sponsored global ...

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Alternative lenders aren't going away, they're just misunderstood

humanlending What a difference a year makes. In 2015, Lending Club was a marketplace-lending leader with a $7 billion market cap, and the media was heralding the approaching tech-enabled lending revolution. Now, with Lending Club and OnDeck Capital's shares getting pummeled by public market investors, news outlets are asking if this is the end for fintech lenders. Read More

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Lewandowski: 'I Don't Know' Why I Was Fired

"At the end of the day, there's one person who makes decisions on the campaign" and that's Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Trump, says on CNN. "If Donald Trump wins, that's good for Corey Lewandowski and that's good for the country," so why wouldn't I want to do what's good for him, Lewandowski tells CNN "Bringing in a professional" like Paul Manafort "helped us to grow the campaign" and "everything Paul had to do with the campaign was one less thing that I had to do

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Loose Ends (7)

(Steven Hayward) • The Wall Street Journal this morning beat me to an idea that I was planning to roll out here: if various Gorebot attorney generals can bring a supposed fraud suit against ExxonMobil, why can't I bring a fraud suit against Al Gore and the climatistas whose political campaigning intends to depress the market values of hydrocarbon companies and boost the stocks of solar and wind power companies? That's the

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Sanders Supporters Plan to Stink Up Democratic Convention

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is about to stink, literally.

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Carlos Beruff: Marco Rubio should pass on 2020 White House run if he seeks re-election

The Carlos Beruff for Senate campaign questioned Monday whether Sen. Marco Rubio should be trusted to serve out a full six-year Senate term if he chooses to run for re-election, and not use the seat as a springboard for another presidential run.

Chris Hartline, a Beruff spokesman, called on Mr. ...

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The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search

Google health If you've ever turned to the interwebs when feeling sick you may have started worrying you had a deathly, flesh-eating virus instead of the common cold. Google aims to eliminate some of that anxiety and confusion in the following days with a few tweaks to the Google app. The Google app works by voice command searches for things like the weather in San Francisco or asking it to time… Read More

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Clinton Leads Trump Nationwide 47%-40%: Monmouth Poll

(Corrects pollster name in headline and first paragraph)

Source: Bloomberg Politics

David Brock: Bill Clinton Called Hillary a 'B—-' Prior to 1993 Inauguration

Bill Clinton called wife Hillary Clinton a "f---ing b----" just hours before he was inaugurated President of the United States, according to Clinton ally David Brock.

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Paul Ryan slams Obama for redacting 'radical Islam' from Orlando shooter transcripts

House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed the Obama administration Monday for editing out references to the Islamic State terrorist group when releasing transcripts of the Orlando shooter's telephone conversations with police.

Mr. Ryan called the selectively editing "preposterous."

"We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS. We ...

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The Garmin vivoactive HR is the Swiss Army knife of health wearables

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There are a plethora of ways to track and improve your fitness, from a simple notebook to hiring a team of Crossfit coaches who will work your core until you scream. One of the most compact and capable methods, however, might be the vivoactive HR. This $249 full-function GPS watch and heart rate tracker from Garmin is unique in that you're supposed to wear it all the time. Not unlike… Read More

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