June 24, 2016

With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (06/24/16)

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)

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (06/24/16)

John Heilemann is joined by Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, Katy Tur, MSNBC political correspondent, Clive Crook, a Bloomberg View columnist, and Jonathan Freedland, a columnist for The Guardian, on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)

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The last driver license holder

liam Say hello to Liam. He recently celebrated his first birthday. Not only is he a cutie, he is the last person to get a driver license. Impossible? Not in your lifetime? I don't know if Liam will be the last person to get a driver license. It could be Sophia or Ethan. But one thing is certain: The last person to get a driver license is already born — the speed of technology… Read More

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Ladar Levison finally confirms Snowden was target of Lavabit investigation

snowden-selfie Ladar Levison's three-year fight for freedom to speak about the government order that shuttered Lavabit, his secure email service, is finally over. Levison was finally able to confirm today that Lavabit was targeted by the government during its investigation into the Edward Snowden leaks. Although Apple's legal battle to keep its users' data encrypted is more widely… Read More

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Anti-gun violence activist launching new crowd-funded PAC

BOSTON (AP) - A leading anti-gun violence activist in Massachusetts is launching a new national political action committee aimed at appealing to average citizens for contributions to battle the firearms lobby.

Stop Handgun Violence founder John Rosenthal said Friday that he's creating the crowd-funded Don't Be a Target PAC to ...

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Why a Palantir IPO might not be far off

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 3.22.04 PM Earlier this week, BuzzFeed got its hands on a stock purchase offer arranged by Palantir for its employees, one that asked current and former employees to agree to a host of stipulations. Among them, the 12-year-old, data analytics outfit asked former employees to renew their non-disclosure agreements, agree not to solicit Palantir employees for 12 months, and promise not to sue the company or… Read More

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COMMENTARY: Senator Bill Cassidy's Contacts Lens Cronyism

contact-lensThe art of the backroom deal

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Brexistential Crisis: Why Hillary Clinton Should Worry

On With All Due Respect, John Heilemann and John Micklethwait talk about what the U.K. Brexit vote means for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the U.S. presidential election. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Indicted Arizona lawmaker has dropped her re-election bid

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker indicted on food stamp fraud charges has dropped her re-election bid, but is keeping her seat for now.

Paperwork released Friday by the Secretary of State's office shows Rep. Ceci Velasquez filled out a form Thursday to withdraw as a candidate for the House ...

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Backstage With The Daily Show's Trevor Noah

After their guest appearance on The Daily Show, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann join Trevor Noah in the green room, where he talks Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and U.S. elections in general. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Jeff Sessions and Hillary Clinton React to Brexit

(John Hinderaker) Senator Jeff Sessions released a statement on yesterday's Brexit vote. As usual, Sessions has his finger on the pulse: [The people's] strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end, however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. …

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What UK startups make of the shock Brexit vote

torn-uk-flag Shock, disbelief and disappointment were common sentiments echoed by the startups TechCrunch spoke to, many of who had scrambled emergency meetings this morning to consider their immediate steps in the face of a seismic shift in the political and economic landscape of both the UK and the European region as a whole. Read More

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Clinton's State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores of Entries

An Associated Press review identified at least 75 meetings were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.

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From indifference to uncertainty, Brexit talk hits Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday.

Wales coach Chris Coleman spoke of the virtues of free movement of workers in Europe, while England striker Harry Kane conceded to having little interest in the referendum that changed ...

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Can the smartphone cure Zika?

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 04: Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species which transmits the dengue virus, chikungunya fever and zika is photographed on March 04, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images) The smartphone has become the digital Swiss Army Knife of modern life. Beyond making phone calls, it takes pictures and videos, facilitates purchases, connects us to our social networks, helps us navigate around town and runs applications for almost any imaginable purpose — including one you couldn't imagine. Read More

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Review: Acton's Blink Board is a quirky board with an unpolished remote

DSCF6215 As you can already tell, this is an electric skateboard. It's not my first rodeo on one either and it won't be my last. But here's something I learned the past few days: Acton's budget-friendly electric skateboard has been the least fulfilling of the electric rolling planks I've ridden. Summed up, it's an electric skateboard with a few quirks. Price as… Read More

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Obama Says Brexit Outcome Shows Challenges of Globalized Economy

President Barack Obama said Friday that Britain's vote to exit the European Union is a demonstration of the challenges of globalization, and he reiterated that the U.S. "special relationship" with the country would persist.

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And Now Back to Our Regular Programming

(Steven Hayward) You owe it to yourself to take in "Orange Americans for Trump," a nice parody of several familiar tropes. But for real fun, I can't believe I'd never seen this video of Trump and Rudy Giuliani from back in 2006 (only 45 seconds long):

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Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in Virginia

As congressional Democrats spent the week pressing for the passage of new gun control legislation, violent felons in Virginia were able to take steps towards having their right to own a firearm restored thanks to action taken by the state's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

The post Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in Virginia appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Hillary Clinton's camp criticizes Trump over Brexit response

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said Friday that Donald Trump's response to Britain's exit from the European Union and the negative impact it has had on global markets is more proof that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is unfit to be president.

Mr. Trump backed the "Brexit" referendum and reporters Thursday ...

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Oculus removes hardware DRM that locked games onto its headset

Oculus An Oculus update posted today quietly removes a feature that blocked Oculus software from being played on other headsets — something that the community has been up in arms about for a month. The removal is essentially a mea culpa from Oculus, which over the last few weeks has faced hard questions from press and users about its strategy in locking down content to its own platform. Read More

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