June 30, 2016

Trump Tells Hilarious Humor Joke About Mexican Planes Attacking Him Or Something

Donald Trump says words. Lots and lots of words. All the time. People like it when he says words. Here are some words that Donald Trump said today. "…Mexico, and I respect Mexico, I respect their leaders, what they've done to us is incredible, their leaders are so much smarter, so much sharper, and it's […]

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Zenefits revalues itself at $2 billion, giving later shareholders more ownership

Fireside Chat With Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks Zenefits is executing a change in its current ownership structure that will increase the overall ownership of the company for late-stage investors in a move that revalues the company's Series C round at $2 billion. It's another move that new CEO David Sacks is doing in what's been a massive cleanup effort of the company following report after report of the company… Read More

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Scripted Donald Trump Acts Like a 'Normal' Candidate

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss Donald Trump's speech about manufacturing job loss and trade policy in New Hampshire.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

House to Vote on Gun Measure Next Week

House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is planning to schedule a vote on a watchlist-based gun ban bill.

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Obama signs reform of FOIA law

President Obama signed into law Thursday an update of the federal Freedom of Information Act that proponents say will streamline and improve the 50-year-old law.

With his own administration often criticized for failing to respond to FOIA requests quickly or fully, Mr. Obama said the reform law will make it ...

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Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

'How well they communicate the risk of climate change'

Via: The Daily Caller

Facebook throws out the news Paper

Facebook Paper Trash Facebook Paper could have given publishers the reach they lost yesterday in the News Feed, but no one wanted the standalone news reading app. Facebook has pulled the Paper app from the app store and will discontinue support for existing downloads of it on July 29th, according to a message show to all user. Despite it's eye-catching, progressive design, the experience proved unnecessary… Read More

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How U.S. Politics Affect the Global Economy

Conor Sen, New River Investments portfolio manager and a Bloomberg View columnist, discusses how U.S. politics affect the global economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal, Scarlet Fu and Matt Miller on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)

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Energiewoopsie, Or, What Happens When You Dump Nuclear Power

(Steven Hayward) The greens have been aflutter for years about Germany's energiewende, or "energy revolution," partly because it involves a lot of their sacred windmills and solar panels and partly because it's a revolution man, so dig it! Better put the patchouli-infused hemp robes away for the moment, because Germany is backpedalling fast. From Reuters yesterday: Germany waters down climate protection plan Germany has abandoned plans to set out a timetable to

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Trump Jokes That Mexican Plane is About to Attack Rally

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Democrats urge Sen. Richard Shelby to drop Ex-Im blockade

Dozens of Senate Democrats urged Sen. Richard Shelby on Thursday to reconsider his decision to block a nominee to the Export-Import Bank, arguing his blockade is holding back an agency that enjoys majority support from Congress.

Mr. Shelby, Alabama Republican and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, is refusing to ...

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DHS Sec.: 'No Idea' About Deleted Terrorism Records At DHS [VIDEO]

'You're entitled to give speeches at other times'

Via: The Daily Caller

How Mexico went from telecom laggard to mobile trailblazer

mexico city skyline Twenty years ago only one out of 10 people in Mexico had a telephone of any kind. Today, more than 100 million people have cell phones and, more amazingly, more than 70 percent of those are smartphones. To keep up the torrid growth, scrappy competitors are offering smartphones for every budget and plans that let users choose right from their handsets which services they want and how much they… Read More

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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: N.C. Again Spotlighted in Presidential Race

The pick of North Carolina as the site for Hillary Clinton's first joint campaign appearance with President Obama this year underscores the shifting demographics that have turned a once conservative stronghold into one of the handful of competitive political battlegrounds. The change in the home of late GOP Sen. Jesse Helms -- a conservative icon -- was highlighted by Barack Obama's narrow win there in 2008 N.C. returned to the GOP fold in 2012 when Mitt Romney claimed its 15 electoral votes --

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Peters: Terrorists' Commitment to Victory Greater Than White House's

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Calhoun County coroner charged in gun-pointing incident

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State agents say they have arrested the Calhoun County coroner after he used his badge and gun to intimidate boaters racing on the Congaree River last year.

The State Law Enforcement Division said 61-year-old Donnie Porth isn't licensed to carry a concealed weapon and the county ...

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Trump Held Fundraiser For Jeff Sessions' Democratic Opponent

Now, they're tight

Via: The Daily Caller

Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird

spotify on iphone Figuratively, of course. The companies are at it again, and this time it's not only bothersome to the businesses themselves, but to the end consumer. Going to the next level in an on-going spat over Apple's subscription rules, it would appear that Apple has rejected Spotify's latest update to its app in late May, citing business model issues. Shortly before that, Spotify… Read More

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Bill Clinton Meeting With Lynch Reignites Republican Critics of E-Mail Probe

The encounter renewed calls by Republicans for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail account when serving as secretary of state.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

White House Struggles to Defend Lynch's Private Meeting With Bill Clinton

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Bernie Sanders needs money to fly his delegates to party convention

While his chances of being the Democratic presidential nominee are virtually nonexistent, Sen. Bernard Sanders is still asking his supporters for money — but not for himself.

In an email Thursday, the Vermont senator said his campaign needs cash to send its nearly 1,900 delegates to the party convention in ...

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How Long Can We Sustain Our Unsustainable Fiscal Policy?

How long can we sustain the unsustainable? Not much longer, is my prediction.

Via: The Daily Caller

NASA and Apple enlist Weezer and Trent Reznor to make music about Jupiter

Juno With the Juno mission set to arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, NASA did what any reasonable space agency would to celebrate the momentous occasion, teaming with Apple to release a short film and enlisting artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor to celebrate. A short film, Visions of Harmony, has been released through iTunes, featuring some stunning visuals and… Read More

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Do You Feel the Johnson?

(Steven Hayward) Forget "Feel the Bern." Do you "Feel the Johnson"? As in Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president? The Johnson-Weld ticket is the most serious ticket the Libertarian Party has ever nominated, which to be sure is like being the tallest building in Wichita, but still, if ever the Libertarian ticket might actually contend it is this year. I've been saying for a while that if Johnson, who can

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Chinese National Sentenced to Prison for Exporting Military Weapons

A Chinese national was sentenced to 30 months in U.S. prison for smuggling military-grade weapons to China, including sophisticated night vision and thermal imaging rifle scopes.

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White House won't comment on propriety of AG Loretta Lynch's private meeting with Bill Clinton

The White House refused to say Thursday whether it approved of Attorney General Loretta Lynch's private meeting with former president Bill Clinton at an airport, but insisted that she understands the need for the Justice Department's probe of Hillary Clinton's email system to be free of political meddling.

"I'll let ...

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White House: Questions About Loretta Lynch's Sneak Meeting With Bill Clinton Are 'Legitimate'

'I'll let the Attorney General speak to her meetings'

Via: The Daily Caller

Digi.me bags $6.1M to put users in the driving seat for sharing personal data

WALSENBURG, CO - AUGUST 05: Clinic office assistant Joan Vest searches for a patient's missing medical file at the Spanish Peaks Family Clinic on August 5, 2009 in Walsenburg, Colorado. The Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, which treats rural residents from throughout southern Colorado, plans to move to an electronic health records system before the end of 2010. Administrators say they expect the costs of upgrading the system will eventually be recovered through federal funds, as part of the overhaul of the nation's healthcare system. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) There is a lot of noise in the privacy space, says serial entrepreneur and Digi.me founder Julian Ranger. And cutting through that noise is one of the big challenges he reckons stands in the way of his current startup. But the concept behind Digi.me is so intriguing that you really have to hope the team manages to make themselves heard. Today the UK startup is announcing a £4.2… Read More

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Ryan Plans House Vote on Gun Provision After Democratic Sit-In

Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans Thursday that he will hold votes on a "terrorism package" next week that will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Carlos Beruff Called Out for Attending Crist Fundraiser After He Left GOP

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The Latest: Trump's immigration plans panned on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

12:34 p.m.

Some of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals are getting public criticism on Capitol Hill.

Without mentioning Trump, GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina brought up the wall idea at a Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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Feds Arrest Another Boston Official In Union Extortion Case

'He was indicted in a two-count federal indictment charging him with conspiracy to extort a company and extortion'

Via: The Daily Caller

Google Wallet vets get $19M more for Index, which helps offline retailers be more like online ones

index-new-leaf As companies like Apple, Google and PayPal continue to hone in on virtual wallets for consumers who dream of using phones or watches to pay for everything in person without fumbling around for a plastic card or cash; a startup called Index is focusing on how to make the experience better and more connected for the brick-and-mortar retailers selling to them. After opening for business in… Read More

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