June 22, 2016

Nearly Quarter of Sanders Supporters Will Vote For Trump

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Jeff Duncan presses for tougher U.S. stance on Venezuela

The Obama administration needs to take a more aggressive stance to help resolve the political stalemate and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, a key lawmaker told administration officials Wednesday.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, the South Carolina Republican who chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, said the U.S. government ...

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Twilio's IPO festivities will include live coding from the New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange There are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on Twilio's initial public offering, like whether or not it will open the door for more tech IPOs. Here's a small-but-fun one: The company has organized a live coding event from the New York Stock Exchange. So tomorrow morning, Twilio will bring three developers to the NYSE floor, where they'll be trying to build as many apps as… Read More

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State Department Warns of Continued Instability, Terror Threats in Afghanistan

The State Department on Wednesday warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Afghanistan because of persisting instability and terror and insurgent groups targeting Americans in the war-torn country.

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As referendum looms, some Europeans eye British passports

LONDON (AP) - A few months ago, London-based lawyer Yves Elbaz went rummaging through his papers for tax and banking documents and began drafting his application to Britain's immigration authorities. With the country due to vote this Thursday on whether it should leave the European Union, the Canadian-French national wanted ...

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Hands-on with a compact medium format camera, the Hasselblad X1D

DSCF6242 Hasselblad picked a rather unique location — the Absolut Elyx house — in the Meatpacking District for me to meet their reps and play with the new X1D. For a quick refresher, it's the world's first compact medium format camera which was announced just this morning. Given that the X1D is still in pre-production until its launch in August, I wasn't allowed to shoot… Read More

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Trump's D.C. Hotel Project Draws Labor Dept Scrutiny: Politico

Labor Dept is investigating whether workers on Donald Trump's renovation of the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington are being paid less than federal law requires, Politico reports. Dept says it's looking into allegations of wage-rule violations by Craftsmen Group, Trump Organization subcontractor that restores windows Employees at site, including one Craftsmen Group worker, say they and others aren't receiving pay rates mandated by law; 2 of them produced pay stubs to back their clai

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Trump Rips Clinton, Associated Press Rips Trump

(John Hinderaker) Today Donald Trump delivered a major speech attacking Hillary Clinton. We may have more to say about the speech later, but for now I want to highlight one of the more remarkable instances of media bias in a long time. The Associated Press has historically been regarded as a straight, relatively non-partisan news source. That has changed in recent years, because of stories like this one on Trump's speech, by

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Hillary Pledges Support for Union Agenda

Hillary Clinton embraced many of the issues pushed by labor unions on Wednesday in an attempt to woo supporters of insurgent socialist Bernie Sanders.

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Obama calls Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan, applauds Stanley Cup win

President Obama called Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan Wednesday to congratulate him and the Penguins on their Stanley Cup victory, according to the White House.

Mr. Obama commended the team's talented players and applauded their teamwork and dedication throughout the season. He also invited the four-time Stanley Cup champions ...

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Google and Facebook push the president's cybersecurity commission for transparency

hacking-surveillance1 Poisoned trust. Yearnings for transparency. The cyber Pearl Harbor. Executives from Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and other major tech companies met with the president's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley yesterday. The discussion was laced with moments of high drama as industry representatives asked the Commission to recommend reforms and technological advances… Read More

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Trump Raised $3m Online Tuesday, Mnuchin Says on Fox Business

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump matched those donations with $2m of his own, campaign finance chief Steven Mnuchin says in interview on Fox Business TV. "We in the party have the necessary resources" for the campaign "Donald Trump has plenty of liquidity, there's nothing to worry about" "If it comes down to it he will contribute more money to his campaign" Funds will be spent mainly "on the ground campaign" Asked about e-mails seeking $100k "emergency" donations: "That e-mail w

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DNC Platform Co-Chair Embroiled in Ethics Scandal

Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is co-chairman of the Democratic National Committee rules committee, is facing criticism over correspondence showing that he offered assistance to health insurance giant Cigna as it was working to get Connecticut to approve its still-pending merger with Anthem.

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Hillary Clinton bashes Wall Street, corporations as she shifts left on economy

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday bashed Wall Street and large U.S. corporations for holding back economic growth and taking advantage of middle-class workers, vowing that, if elected president, she'd force companies to share profits with employees and slap new taxes on firms that try to move overseas.

During a speech in ...

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The implications of large IoT ecosystems

IoTgraph The Internet of Things genie is out of the bottle and growing at an accelerating pace. According to Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015. This number will soar to more than 20 billion by 2020. Here are some of the changes we'll face as IoT becomes more ingrained in our lives — and how the tech community is getting prepared… Read More

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There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

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GOP formally unveils its long-awaited health care plan

House Republicans formally launched an uphill bid Wednesday to redo national health reform amid withering criticism from the White House and Democrats, who said the long-awaited plan lacked details and that Obamacare already insures millions.

The GOP plan would erase the 2010 Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates and government-run exchanges ...

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House Democrats Stage Sit-In On Guns

(John Hinderaker) This morning Democrats brought the House's business to a halt by staging a sit-in in the chamber's well. They demanded votes on a series of anti-gun measures, presumably the same ones that failed in the Senate. Their rhetoric was characteristically restrained: "We have lost hundreds and thousands of innocent people to gun violence," [Georgia Democrat John] Lewis said as he urged fellow Democrats to stand with him in the area

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DHS Employee Arrested After Bringing Gun, Knife, Radios into D.C. Headquarters

Authorities are investigating a Department of Homeland Security employee with a top-secret clearance after he was caught bringing a gun, knife, infrared camera, pepper spray, and handcuffs into the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., CBS News reported Wednesday.

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White House blasts GOP alternative to Obamacare, says they're afraid to vote on 'unpopular' measures

The White House slammed the House Republicans' proposal Wednesday to replace Obamacare, saying it skimped on details that the GOP knows will be unpopular with Americans and that's why Speaker Paul Ryan won't put it to a vote.

"The proposal they put forward today does include more details but the ...

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Pinterest acquihires the team behind influencer-driven curated shopping app tote

Pinterest app Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behind tote, a shopping app that highlights products that are suggested by fashion influencers and friends. The tote founders are joining Pinterest's growth and monetization team. This isn't the only talent acquisition Pinterest has made even this month as well: Just last week, Pinterest acquired the team behind the custom keyboard… Read More

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Democrats Hold Sit-In on House Floor Demanding Gun Curb Vote

Democrats staged a sit-in on the U.S. House floor Wednesday in an effort to force Republicans to allow a vote on a plan to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns.

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CNN: Clinton Wouldn't Answer if She's a 'World-Class Liar'

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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:



Brits head to the polls Thursday to decide whether they "Brexit" the European Union or "Remain" in the dubious amalgam of 28 countries that joined forces in 1993, ostensibly to better their collective lot. We hope the ...

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Roam's Ropes earbuds put sound customization in your hands and around your neck

Roam Ropes A coworker just walked into the office and made fun of me for wearing the Ropes. Sure, he probably would have zeroed in on something else had I not put them on this morning, but they're a pretty easy target. Which is to say, while I admire Roam for taking a novel approach to Bluetooth headphone form factor, I really, really don't think this is for me. The Ropes are a pair of… Read More

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Trump to Sanders Voters: Join Us to Fix Rigged System

Donald Trump reached out to supporters of Bernie Sanders in a speech at one of his hotels in New York on Wednesday. (Source: Bloomberg)

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I Listened to Roger Clinton's Debut Record Album

Roger Clinton once answered the door of the guesthouse at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion wearing only a bath towel. He had decamped there for the night after playing a show in Arkansas and was mildly surprised to discover that friends of the Natural State's then-first lady would also be using the residence for the evening.

He didn't let it get him down, though, any more than he did the year he spent in prison in the '80s or the speeding ticket he got in 1993 almost immediately after buying a brand-new Dodge Stealth or the fact that his plan to star alongside Dan Ackroyd in a Blues Brothers sequel never panned out. Since childhood Roger has been living life in the fast lane.

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Elizabeth Warren to campaign with Hillary Clinton Monday

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign alongside Hillary Clinton at a rally in Cincinnati on June 27, the Clinton campaign said Wednesday.

The announcement comes as Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and progressive hero, reportedly is being vetted to serve as Mrs. Clinton's vice presidential nominee. The senator endorsed Mrs. Clinton earlier ...

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YouTube's 15-minute outage attributed to routine engineering push

A routine engineering push was the source of a 15-minute long global YouTube outage this morning, not a hack or DDOS attack. The issue has since been resolved, but was surprising given how reliable the Google-owned service has historically been. At the time of the outage, users who visited the site were met with a "500 Internal Server Error," blank screens, or other error… Read More

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