July 4, 2016

Team Clinton to Lynch: Maybe you can stay on as AG

(Paul Mirengoff) Deep into this New York Times puff piece about the wonders of a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidency, we learn that "Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton say she may decide to retain Ms. Lynch, the nation's first black woman to be attorney general, who took office in April 2015." Clearly, Team Clinton is dangling before Lynch the prospect of remaining attorney general provided, of course, that the Justice Department doesn't indict

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Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Pat Toomey lead Senate races amid 'substantial' ticket-splitting

Donald Trump may be down in the polls, but Republican Senate candidates are still faring relatively well, suggesting — at least for now — that they may escape being drawn down by the whirlpool that analysts predicted would drown all who surround the billionaire businessman.

While presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ...

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Did Tom Brady Post The Most 'America' Picture Ever On Independence Day?

Fireworks, BBQs, and Tom Brady with eagles

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Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Surprise Pulse Employees With VIP Concert

Wow, that's amazing.

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Obama joining Hillary Clinton on campaign trail to block Donald Trump, protect legacy

After restless months on the sidelines, President Obama will jump into the presidential campaign fray Tuesday with his first appearance with Hillary Clinton at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Obama's formal entrance into the campaign gives the presumptive Democratic nominee an advantage that is rare in the modern ...

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Emerging markets' challenge to Silicon Valley

moneygrowth Silicon Valley leads the global technology innovation markets with the credentials and an ecosystem that is second to none. We have had contact with many of the leading technology accelerators operating out of Silicon Valley; their opening line for the conversation is often: "How are you relevant to us?" However, those of us living in the rest of the planet have to ask: "When… Read More

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The spirit of Entebbe

(Scott Johnson) Israel's incredibly daring operation to free Jewish hostages held by murderous terrorists at the Entebbe airport in Uganda took place forty years ago today, as we celebrated the bicentennial Independence Day. It was a great day for freedom all the way around. Suffice it to say that the spirit of Israel's Operation Thunderbolt holds much in common with our Independence Day. Almost unbelievably, Prime Minister Netanyahu–the brother of the rakishly

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State Department thwarts deportations to appease illegal immigrant criminals' home countries

The State Department is thwarting efforts to deport immigrants to China, Guinea, Liberia and other countries that are reluctant to take back their own citizens convicted of crimes — forcing immigration agents to release often-violent criminals back onto the streets, U.S. government documents show.

Homeland Security's deportation agency has filed ...

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Newt Gingrich VP buzz intensifies with Donald Trump announcement possible this week

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, in a moment of levity, looked into the TV cameras at an Aspen, Colorado, event at which he and possible Donald Trump running mate Newt Gingrich were featured speakers on Saturday. As if addressing the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mr. Biden said of Mr. Gingrich, ...

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Charlotte McKinney Shares Topless Video For Fourth Of July [VIDEO]

God Bless America!

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How our founding fathers raised a Series A

A Currier & Ives lithograph of Benjamin Franklin and his son William using a kite and key during a storm to prove that lightning was electricity, June 1752. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) For some of us, hotdogs, patriotic songs, and fireworks are enough. We here at TechCrunch expect more of our readers. Why be satisfied with fireworks when you could literally launch a Kickstarter into the sky. If you're like me, you were likely quite disappointed to find out that Hamilton wasn't about an epic duel, I mean "syndicate," between Backstage… Read More

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Trump's Star of David tweet, a dissenting view

(Paul Mirengoff) A friend and long-time reader disagrees with my post about Donald Trump's Star of David tweet. I thought the tweet displayed incompetence; my friend (and he is not alone) sets forth a darker explanation: Having independently ascertained on Saturday that the graphic Trump tweeted out had originated at least as early as June 22 on a web forum apparently dedicated to — to put it mildly — "politically incorrect" homemade

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Football Commentator Urges NFL And Union To Lift Weed Ban

'The better approach would be for the league and the union to come to an agreement regarding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes'

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Augmented reality has no clothes

Steampunk Future Vision Woman AR/VR continue to buzz hotly as contenders for the next wave of computing. Tech-industry pundits predict enormous future markets based on speculation that AR will replace the smartphone. The technology looks promising, but other smartphone killers haven't panned out. Perhaps the industry is again engaged in wishful thinking, declaring AR as the future emperor and dressing it in… Read More

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Utah GOP delegates urged to reject Donald Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Some of Utah's 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention are urging the rest of the group to join an effort to oppose Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Conservative activist Gayle Ruzicka sent out an email to delegates last week urging them ...

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The Best Quotes From SCOTUS Justices About America And Freedom

Unsung patriots served the nation from the bench

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Clinton Bashes Trump for Tweeting 'Anti-Semitic Image'

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said the image featured a "sheriff's star."

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Analysis: Groups spent $800m lobbying government officials

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A newspaper analysis has found that special interests have spent $800 million lobbying government officials in Minnesota over the last 13 years.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press review (http://bit.ly/29f59gU ) of Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board data also found that the amount of annual ...

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German Nationalist Leaders Travel To EU Border To 'Hunt' Refugees

'These are ice cold and calculating warriors of Islam'

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Keep the Gov't Away from Your Grill

(Steven Hayward) Not sure whether I shared this Remy video back in 2003 when it came out, but it's worth running again on this July 4, as a healthy reminder to annoy liberals everywhere by grilling your beef rare, drinking domestic beer (from a can—bonus points), waving the flag, and enjoying fireworks.

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Naturalized citizens celebrate July 4 in central Louisiana

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A central Louisiana family celebrated this Fourth of July for the first time as American citizens.

Barbarito Labrada, wife Anilex and their four children came to the United States on March 16, 2010, legally as refugees from Cuba, where Labrada had spent three months in prison ...

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Undeterred By FBI Investigation, Obama To Campaign With Hillary

While attorney general squirms, Obama ignores concerns about interference

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Trump tweets at "dishonest media" in Star of David kerfuffle

the donald trump Happy American Independence Day, TechCrunchers. Today those of us in the U.S. celebrate the original Brexit with hot dogs, potato salad, and fireworks. Americans are also in the middle of a very weird presidential election, as you may know, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump has taken to Twitter once again today to explain why he's not a racist – or anti-Semite,… Read More

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Covering Minor League Baseball Is So Boring, Robot Reporters Do It Now

The new American way: use robots, not humans

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Wyoming delegation has differing takes on gun ruling

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning all domestic violence offenders from owning guns has drawn differing responses from Wyoming's congressional delegation.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis opposed the ruling in a statement from her office, saying the lifetime gun ban isn't a punishment that fits the crime in ...

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Naval Academy Signals Readiness To Accept New Pentagon Transgender Policies

'We've won. The war is over. Now it's the peace treaties we're working on'

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Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 11.07.44 AM An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, the Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun. Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all that. Zore is a Jerusalem-based startup that has built a smart gun lock. Through a connection to… Read More

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It depends on the meaning of "grandchildren"

(Scott Johnson) The PoliticalXray.com website claims to have obtained proving that when Bill Clinton boarded Attorney General Loretta Lynch's jet on the tarmac at Phoenix Internation Airport on June 27, 2016 and spoke for 30 minutes, he only spoke about his grandchildren. If so, the video reveals that Lynch has told the truth, Clinton style. I'm filing this under Laughter is the Best Medicine, but we should probably create an It Only

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Get Trashed Like The Founding Fathers This 4th Of July

George Washington spent 7% of his income on alcohol alone.

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You're doing DevOps wrong

Rows of office workers working on computers with data streaming Gone are the days of the quarterly product release cycle. To meet the evolving expectations of today's end user, software must continuously adapt. As a result, hyper-automation of the software development process has become the thing on which companies, regardless of industry, compete. From fledgling startups to enterprise heavyweights, business leaders are realizing that they need to… Read More

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A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

The Detroit News. June 28, 2016

State should close dying districts.

All eyes have been on Detroit Public Schools and its glaring debt problems. But the state's largest school district, which just received a $617 million bailout from the state, is far from the only district that faces financial troubles. ...

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Report: Hillary Is Considering Keeping Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Report: Hillary Wants To Keep Loretta Lynch On As Attorney General

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Arizona Teen Arrested For Terrorism Conspiracy Lives In FANCYPANTS GATED COMMUNITY

Swimming pools galore! Iron gates! Even a security guard post!

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Novelist Eliot Peper talks about fiction as a foreign country

unspecified This week on the Technotopia podcast I talked to Eliot Peper, the author of the cyberpunk novel Cumulus. Peper talked about the value of science fiction as travel for the mind. He has been an entrepreneur and VC and finds that those industries are often more about checking off boxes in a spreadsheet rather than true exploration. By writing – and reading – speculative fiction… Read More

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