July 3, 2016

Trump's Star of David tweet displays incompetence, not anti-Semitism

(Paul Mirengoff) Donald Trump is under fire for a tweet describing Hillary Clinton as "crooked" and the "most corrupt candidate ever." The problem is that the tweet levels these accusations on a red Star of David on top of a pile of $100 bills. Moreover, the image apparently originated on a white supremacist movement message board. Does this tweet mean that Trump is anti-Semitic? No. Trump is vehemently pro-Israel and his daughter

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Emails: White House Task Force Member Gunned For Fraternity Smeared In Rolling Stone Article

'I want to see these guys gone'

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Donald Trump critics bash Hillary Clinton instead at conservative summit

DENVER — The maxim that emerged from the weekend's Western Conservative Summit went something like this: If you can't say something nice about Donald Trump, say something mean about Hillary Clinton.

Speaker after speaker at the three-day gathering avoided the subject of Mr. Trump while unloading on Mrs. Clinton, a compromise ...

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A Problem In The World? Just Blame 'Whiteness'

The Left's favorite scapegoat inevitably creates a new kind of racialism

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Hillary Clinton-Elizabeth Warren ticket won't satisfy Bernie Sanders' supporters

Some progressives want Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic presidential ticket and won't be fully satisfied with anyone else as Hillary Clinton's No. 2 — not even fellow anti-Wall Street crusader and liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Ms. Warren has emerged as a top contender to be Mrs. ...

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Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots

Young woman watching 3D printout. Focus on blue printout. Imagine a future where "moonshots" are part of our everyday reality. Imagine that funding for these innovations comes not from Silicon Valley venture capital, eccentric billionaires or maverick corporations, but instead from the United States government, which has already invested in moonshot technologies and is helping to make them a reality. And that's just the beginning. Read More

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From Bangladesh, a Profile In Courage

(John Hinderaker) Details about the terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, continue to emerge. The New York Times has this story about three friends from Atlanta's Emory University who were in the cafe when the terrorists struck: Early in the morning, the gunmen released a group of women wearing hijabs and offered a young Bangladeshi man, Faraz Hossain, the opportunity to leave, too, said Hishaam Hossain, Mr. Hossain's

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Donald Trump says no charges for Hillary Clinton in email probe, cites inside sources

Hillary Clinton's sit-down with the FBI snapped the political world to attention over the sleepy July Fourth holiday weekend, with Democrats saying charges are outside "the realm of possibility" and Republicans signaling the same, yet only because they think the Justice Department will not hurt President Obama's hand-picked successor.

Mrs. ...

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California Police Underage Sex Scandal Just Keeps Getting Wilder

'One less officer that's gonna arrest me'

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Newt Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Donald Trump running mate

DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday's Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit.

Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference ...

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Donald Trump's Hillary Clinton 'star' tweet appeared on neo-Nazi website

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's tweet that featured Hillary Clinton and a six-pointed star atop a pile of money has also appeared on a white supremacist website.

Trump's account on Saturday tweeted the so-called "meme" – then deleted it and replaced it substituting a circle for the star symbol that resembles ...

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Report: Two Numbers Show The Startling Rise Of Exorcism In America

'Double the number ... '

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Jabra is all talk with its Halo Smart Bluetooth earbuds

Jabra Smart Halo At $80, the Jabra Halo Smart is in a bit of a gray area. It's hardly what the majority of users would call "cheap," but it still comes in well below other wireless offerings from companies like Jaybird. They're not fitness buds, nor are they focused on sound or comfort. Jabra, much to its credit, went a different route entirely, eschewing the focuses of most… Read More

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UAE Man Mistaken for Terrorist in Ohio Spurs Diplomatic Incident

The handcuffing of a traditionally dressed United Arab Emirates citizen mistaken for a terrorist in Ohio last week spurred the nation's government to take the unusual steps of summoning a U.S. diplomat for a meeting and advising its citizens not to wear such clothing while traveling abroad.

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Bill Clinton's plane romp not his fault

You can't blame Bubba.

Former President Bill Clinton is just doing what Bubba does. What Bubba has always done.

You've got to remember that for all Bubba's high-flying, jet-setting, globe-trotting, poseur-statesman ways, Bubba is still just a Mississippi leg hound.

Only he's from Arkansas. Which just means he is a ...

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What this year's M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

MA With Dalian Wanda Group's $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year's media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn't slowed down. Comcast's $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation just three months later continued the trend of content consolidation and IP aggregation. The common denominator is access… Read More

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Catholic Cardinal Subtweets The Media

Wilfried Cardinal Napier worked in a slight at the mainstream press during an exchange with a Twitter follower late Friday.

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June Gun Sales Crush Previous Record

June 2016 saw the most FBI gun background checks of any June since the current system went into effect.

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Wilmington residents rally against gun violence

WILMIGNTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington residents have gathered to remember the victims of gun violence in the city.

The Wilmington News Journal reports (http://delonline.us/29fbUlr ) that dozens of gold balloons were released Saturday at Prospect Run Park, where people gathered for a rally to end gun violence. The balloons represented ...

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The art of relationships for fundraising success

Colleagues preparing for morning meeting With the incessant talk about unicorns, it's easy to lose sight of the opposite end of the investment funnel. What feeds the industry is not unicorns, but first venture round companies. Yet raising investments from institutional venture capitalists is becoming increasingly difficult for early-stage entrepreneurs — and it likely won't ease up through the remainder of 2016. Read More

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Potential Clinton Running Mates Say E-Mail Probe Uncompromised

Democrats jockeying to be Hillary Clinton's running mate defended the integrity of an inquiry into her use of a private e-mail server while U.S. secretary of state, as the probe threatens wider fallout weeks before the political nominating conventions.

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Loose Ends (10)

(Steven Hayward) • Seven almonds? Seven?? Lightly salted? This, the New York Times tells us this morning, is the snack Obama allows himself at the White House in the evening. I know successful politicians need to be very disciplined (except for Bill Clinton), but this is ridiculous. You'd think Obama would at least go for skinned olives instead. And doesn't Obama know that each almond grown in California (where most come from)

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Man arrested after firing gun at child in fireworks dispute

GREENFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A Greenfield man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of a child during a dispute over fireworks.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/29gIT8e ) the child called police Saturday evening, telling them that a neighbor fired a ...

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SuperCut: Media Blasts Clinton on Being Dishonest and Untrustworthy

The post SuperCut: Media Blasts Clinton on Being Dishonest and Untrustworthy appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Watch Celebrities Read The Declaration Of Independence [VIDEO]

See the 2003 dramatic reading.

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What businesses need to understand about chatbots

Sony Corporation Announces The Launch Of The Dog-Shaped Autonomous Robot Called  Welcome to the bot-centric future, which is set to make smartphone users navigate the internet in a chit-chat fashion with a virtual assistant. But "assistant" will soon become too impersonal… Alexa, Siri and others will cross the line from impersonal robots to entities that know our habits, routines, hobbies and interests just as well as, if not better than, our closest… Read More

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Wall Street Takes a Hit in Democratic Party's Platform Draft

Wall Street was hit hard in the latest draft of the Democratic Party's platform, which reflected the influence of Bernie Sanders by taking a sharp leftward turn from 2012 on a range of issues, from regulation and taxes to support for a $15 minimum wage.

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Schiff: Clinton's Private Server Was a Mistake, Created 'Unnecessary Vulnerability'

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Tom Perez, Labor secretary, praises Hillary Clinton despite her opposition to Pacific trade deal

Labor Secretary Tom Perez hailed Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Sunday even though she opposes the Pacific Rim trade deal that he has championed on behalf of President Obama.

Mr. Perez said the likely Democratic nominee will learn from past mistakes and hold other countries accountable in her trade ...

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California Marijuana To Cost Just $1 Per Gram After November Ballot

California's legalization measure could lead to rock bottom prices

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Why not the worst?

(Scott Johnson) Considering the Democratic presidential nominees since 1992 — Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton — we find a parade of repugnant characters. What a crew. Who is the most repugnant of them all? We can be overwhelmed by the present. At the time I thought Bill Clinton was an extraordinarily bad man, but Barack Obama has helped me understand how good we had it with

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Cokie Roberts Blames Sexism for Clinton's Poor Polling on Leadership

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Corey Lewandoski, ex-Trump aide, defends anti-Clinton ad with six-pointed star

Former Donald Trump chief of staff Corey Lewandowski defended the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's use of an anti-Hillary Clinton graphic that used a six-point star over piles of cash, saying it looked like the star used by sheriff's departments instead of the Star of David.

Mr. Trump initially posted the ...

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Bodycam Shows What Happens When A Cop Notices A Yelping Puppy Trapped In A Hot Car

'Come here little guy'

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The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers

various offices connected via light trails in city New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. Many disruptive companies (both new and existing) created new markets in periods following the introduction of PCs (Apple, Microsoft), mobile phones (Apple, Samsung) and cloud computing (Facebook, Airbnb). And this is what we are seeing in the enterprise… Read More

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Brown: Lynch Meeting With Bill Clinton Was 'Unfortunate'

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New US citizens to take oath in Independence Day ceremony

BOSTON (AP) - Fifty candidates for U.S. citizenship will take the oath of allegiance during a special naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in Boston.

U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. will preside over Monday's ceremony for citizenship candidates from 31 different countries, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, ...

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UFC Star Arianny Celeste Drops Incredibly Scandalous Photo On Instagram [PHOTO]


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Powerful Video: Sunni Muslim Speaks The Truth About Her Religion Of Peace

isis1Finally, the truth about Islam

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15 to become new Americans at July 4 naturalization ceremony

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Fifteen people are scheduled to become naturalized United States citizens during an Independence Day ceremony at the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says the 15 people expected to be naturalized Monday include several couples and a family of three.

This ceremony ...

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Clinton on Impropriety of Lynch Meeting With Bill: 'Hindsight's 20-20'

The post Clinton on Impropriety of Lynch Meeting With Bill: 'Hindsight's 20-20' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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France eyes prospects to pressure Britain over migrants

PARIS (AP) - Concern about immigration and a wish for stricter border controls were important factors in Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week.

But the mayor of Calais in northern France hopes the neighbor's decision to quit the bloc can have a reverse effect and eventually help ...

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#Brexit + #fintech: What happens now?

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: In this photo illustration, the European Union and the Union flag are pictured on a pin badge on March 17, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on June 23, 2016 to decide whether or not to remain a member of the European Union (EU), an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries which allows members to trade together in a single market and free movement across its borders for citizens. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The British public recently voted to leave the European Union. Only history will tell whether it was a good decision or not. The immediate issue is… what happens now? Those in financial services and technology firms will have to grapple with the unraveling of treaties that will have a direct impact on their business. But first… what happens next? Read More

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