June 29, 2016

Samantha Power takes veiled shot at Donald Trump over refugees

Without mentioning him by name, the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations criticized presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's call to halt the flow of refugees from Muslim countries, saying this sort of policy "personally offends" her.

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, an immigrant from Ireland herself, said on Wednesday ...

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How Turkey Came Crawling Back To Israel

Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said on Monday the two countries will appoint ambassadors soon.

Via: The Daily Caller

It's official: Kleiner just pulled off a $1.4 billion fundraise

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: Dollar bills standing on a table on February 15, 2016, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images) So much for losing its mojo. Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partner, Kleiner Perkins has raised two new funds totaling $1.4 billion, show newly processed SEC filings. The firm's digital growth fund — its third — has secured $1 billion in… Read More

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Three Amigos Decry Protectionist Sentiment Fueling Trump, Brexit

President Barack Obama and his counterparts from Canada and Mexico warned against protectionist and isolationist sentiments that drove the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union and now are coursing through the U.S. presidential campaign.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The FBI Investigation of Hillary: Is the Fix In?

(Steven Hayward) Now I know what you're thinking based on this headline: Of course the fix is in, you idiot! What makes you think the Obama Administration will allow the First Woman President to be indicted for mere sloppiness about emails? And then there's this breaking story out of Arizona this morning: Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix PHOENIX – Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and

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Congressman Blasts Obama Admin's 'Lame' Terrorist Screening Proposal

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R., Fla.) criticized the Obama administration's proposed plan to ask foreigners entering the United States permission to screen their social media accounts, arguing that terrorists would not be compelled to "voluntarily offer up incriminating evidence."

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AG: Williston broke law with meetings on man-camp ban

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the city of Williston broke the state's open meetings law when more than one commissioner got involved in meetings with industry leaders to discuss the status of "man camps."

Stenehjem says the city followed the law when Williston Mayor Howard Klug ...

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Obama: Trump Isn't A Populist, I Am!

'Maybe that was an elitist movement on my part'

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Here's a big list of all the "Ok, Google" commands you've probably forgotten

ok google The aptly named Ok-Google.io is the big ol' massive list of "Ok, Google" commands that Google is too proud to build right into Android. It's gorgeous, it's easy to navigate, and it's pretty much guaranteed to teach you at least one trick you didn't know Google Now could handle. Read More

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Obama: Free Trade Has to Be Fair Trade

Speaking at a joint news conference at the North American Leaders' Summit, President Obama discussed trade in an integrated global economy. While acknowledging that the politics of trade are difficult, the president advised against "shutting ourselves off from the world." He said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is "the right thing to do."

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30% of Businesses Say They Would Eliminate Jobs As A Result of $15 Minimum Wage

Thirty percent of businesses said they would eliminate jobs if the minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, according to a survey from Express Employment Professionals.

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6 Honduran National Police officers charged in US drug case

NEW YORK (AP) - Six Honduran National Police officers are charged with conspiring with the son of a former Honduran president to import drugs into the United States.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York CIty announced the charges Wednesday. None of the officers are in custody.

Prosecutors say the ...

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WATCH: Conservative Pundit Takes Left-Winger To School On Systemic Racism, Sexism [VIDEO]

'Where do you draw the line?'

Via: The Daily Caller

A post-seed round is not a bridge

The Julien Dubuque Bridge traverses the Mississippi River. It joins the cities of Dubuque, Iowa, and East Dubuque, Illinois. The bridge is part of the U.S. Highway 20 route. It is one of two automobile bridges over the Mississippi in the area the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge three miles 5?km north links Dubuque with Wisconsin, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A few times every month I get an email from a CEO or investor that says something like this: "We are seeking a Bridge for our company. Since we already raised our Seed and you do Post-Seed, we thought you would be ideal to speak to about this." I have concluded there is a lot of confusion over how a post-seed round differs from a bridge round. Read More

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Rubenstein: How the Next President Can Revitalize Growth

David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer at Carlyle Group, offers his opinion on what the next president can do to revitalize growth in the U.S. He speaks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker at the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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NRA Announces First Election Ad, $2 Million Dollar Buy

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State panel may tweak candidate financing

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Ethics Commission will not penalize a publicly-funded Democratic candidate for using a vague campaign finance rule that allowed his volunteers to pay for $1,800 worth of mailings.

Commissioners instead plan to clarify the so-called house party exemption, a rule meant to allow volunteers to ...

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Blow To EU Fanatics: Huge Majority Oppose Second Brexit Vote

Hopes of a second referendum on Brexit are fading fast, with a new poll showing overwhelming opposition to a fresh vote. Less than a week after the U.K. voted to leave the EU, 58 percent of Brits say there shouldn't be a second referendum, while just 31 percent disagree. According to pollster YouGov, 29 percent […]

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Opinion: Brexit is tragic, but the UK's tech ecosystem is open for business

Politic relationship between Europe Union and Great Britain. Brexit This is a guest post by Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First Almost no one in the UK tech ecosystem wanted Brexit. Most of us are worried about the impact on our country and the continent – but one group that's well positioned to thrive is the UK's startups. I've spent much of the last few days talking to Entrepreneur First's portfolio and there… Read More

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The European Union: What Went Wrong

(Steven Hayward) The migrant crisis is thought to be the chief precipitating event behind the shocking UK Brexit vote outcome, along with the general sense that the European Union and its ever expanding bureaucracy and high-handed intrusiveness is becoming intolerable. But remember that the decision to hold a referendum in Britain was made three years ago, after several years of agitation by EU critics, who are not limited to just the UK.

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McAuliffe: Supreme Court Can't Stop Restoration of Felon's Voting Rights

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D., Va.) doesn't care whether or not the Virginia Supreme Court reverses his executive order that restored voting rights for 206,000 felons because he plans to circumvent the judicial branch if he has to.

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Brazil official says political crisis not a risk at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Andrei Rodrigues, responsible for overseeing Brazil's security at special events, said on Wednesday that there will ...

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Is This The Most Pansy Handshake In The History Of Politics? [VIDEO]


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Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear and Yeezy retail stores

(L-R) adidas CMO Eric Liedtke and Kanye West at Milk Studios on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. adidas and Kanye West announce the future of their partnership: adidas + KANYE WEST Kanye West and Adidas just announced they are turning their Yeezy collaboration into a full-fledged partnership. The deal, which Adidas is calling "the most significant partnership ever created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand", will result in the creation of a new business unit inside of Adidas – akin to how Nike handles the Michael Jordan brand. The new unit will… Read More

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McAuliffe Pushes for Tim Kaine to Be Clinton's Running Mate

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Senate Dems Blame Lack Of Diversity For Decline In New Businesses

'Woman are fairing badly when trying to access capital'

Via: The Daily Caller

AWS's Elastic File System is now ready for production use

aws_logo Over a year ago, Amazon's AWS cloud computing unit announced the beta launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). While AWS already offers a number of cloud storage services in the form of S3, Glacier and Elastic Block Store, the idea behind EFS is to offer AWS users access to a more straightforward file storage system that at least partly mirrors the features of the kind of… Read More

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CIA Director Brennan Says Istanbul Bombings Should Serve as Warning to U.S.

CIA Director John Brennan said that the suicide bombings in Istanbul, Turkey bore the signs of ISIS and should serve as a warning to Americans that the terrorist group is aiming to carry out similar attacks in the U.S.

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Democrats promise to replace partisan boards if they can

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic legislative leaders are promising to do away with new partisan commissions overseeing Wisconsin elections and ethics laws if they gain majority control of the Legislature.

Democratic lawmakers held a news conference Wednesday to mark the final day of the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board. The Republican-controlled ...

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Christie Will Rasie NJ's Gas Tax To 9th Highest In Nation

This marks the first time in 25 years NJ has raised its gas tax.

Via: The Daily Caller

Box Shuttle helps ferry legacy file stores to cloud

Space Shuttle with two rocket boosters attached. Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service. Previously, companies with files stored in network file shares or legacy content management systems like Microsoft SharePoint, EMC Documentum or OpenText were on their own when it came… Read More

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