July 11, 2016

To succeed in IoT, hire a chief data officer

digitalofficer For many businesses, ownership of the Internet of Things lies within a number of C-suite titles. But IoT demands an interdisciplinary approach, whether the desired outcome is to streamline internal processes, introduce new customer experiences or uncover new revenue. This requires collaboration among multiple business units, some of which traditionally work independently from each other. Read More

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House Republican Chairmen Seek U.S. Perjury Probe of Clinton

Two House Republican chairmen are asking federal prosecutors to open an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton committed perjury before Congress.

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Victims of a Misapprehension of Fact

(John Hinderaker) I wrote here that the common belief that blacks are disproportionately killed by police officers is wrong. In fact, a minority of those shot by policemen (26% in 2015) are black, and that percentage is just about exactly in line with the number of blacks involved in violent crime. And a large majority of those "victims" were in the act of attacking a policeman or someone else when shot. But

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Biden: Clinton Will Win With 'Straightforward and Honest' Campaign

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GOP-led Senate passing bills at rate not seen in decades

The Senate is off to its best year since 1990 by at least one measure, with more than 30 of its bills having been signed into law by President Obama.

Eighteen months into Republican control of the Senate, the upper chamber has settled into a new normal. The partisan fights ...

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Israel Engaging In Drone Strikes Against ISIS In Egyptian Territory — Egypt Could Not Be Happier

A shared threat brings former enemies closer

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Mobile events app DoubleDutch lays off nearly 25% of its workforce

screen-shot-2015-08-12-at-5-19-22-am Mobile events and conferences company DoubleDutch announced today that it will be laying off 55 of its employees as a part of a company-wide restructuring. The company, founded in 2011, has raised over $78 million in funding to power its mobile tools which allow event organizers to create dedicated app experiences that give them the ability to easily share information with attendees… Read More

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (07/11/16)

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Ed Martin, president of Eagle Forum, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Andrew Tobias on "With All Due Respect."

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D.C. Consultant Complicates Beruff's 'Outsider' Candidacy in Florida

Carlos Beruff, who is challenging Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican primary and has portrayed himself as the race's "Washington outsider," employs a Washington-based political consultant named Curt Anderson and is using a campaign talking point that another client of Anderson's has also used.

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California agency fines Lyft $6K for late lobbying reports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's campaign finance watchdog is issuing a fine to ride-sharing service Lyft for repeatedly breaking state campaign finance disclosure laws over the last three years.

Lyft has agreed to pay the state $6,000 to settle a case of what the Fair Political Practices Commission characterized Monday ...

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Report: Holder Blocked HSBC Trial On Drug Cartel Money Laundering Scandal

The 'Too Big To Jail' report

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On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A

Universal Avenue founders Universal Avenue, the Stockholm-headquartered startup that lets companies access a local sales force on-demand, has closed a deal of its own. The company has raised $10 million in fresh Series A funding, adding to the $5 million "extension" to its seed round a little under a year ago and bringing total funding to $17 million. Read More

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Tim Kaine Set to Audition for Clinton VP Spot

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate on "With All Due Respect."

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Black NRA Commentator Slams Media Coverage of Philando Castile Shooting

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'Zombie programs' waste money with no Congress oversight


Each year, Congress appropriates funds for programs that were never authorized or whose authorizations have long since lapsed. These "zombie programs" continue to operate with little to no oversight or evaluation and cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars annually for activities that in some cases have outlived their ...

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Britney Spears Strips Down For Fans, Teases New Music

'Stay tuned'

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Tesla under investigation for possible breach of securities law, WSJ reports

A member of the media test drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car equipped with Autopilot in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. will begin rolling out the first version of its highly anticipated  Tesla is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported, for a possible securities law breach. What's at issue is whether the electric vehicle company should have notified shareholders immediately following a fatal accident on May 7th that killed a Tesla Model S owner who was using Autopilot at the time of the crash. A spokesperson… Read More

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Va. Delegate Law Thrown Out After 'Never Trump' Lawsuit: ABC

Va. law binding delegates to support Donald Trump is voided after legal challenge from one of the state's delegates to the GOP natl convention, ABC news' Katherine Faulders says on Twitter. Related: Trump: 'I Am The Law-and-Order Candidate,' Clinton Is 'Weak'

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Democratic Platform at Odds With Hillary on Minimum Wage

The Democratic Party has adopted the $15 minimum wage on its platform despite presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton's fears that it will eliminate jobs.

Democrats on Monday released their proposed 2016 platform, which lays out the party's official principles and policy statements. The party officially endorsed the $15 minimum wage at the center of a long-running union campaign. The wage rate, which is more than double the federal minimum of $7.25, would also apply to tipped workers, such as waiters, who earn $2.13 an hour.

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Massachusetts lawmakers want police attack to be hate crime

BOSTON (AP) - Two Massachusetts lawmakers want to make attacks against police officers a hate crime.

Democratic Reps. Michelle DuBois and Alan Silvia filed a bill after the fatal shooting of five officers in Dallas on Thursday.

The bill would add police officers to the list of protected classes under ...

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Assad: Western Support Of Syrian Rebels Has Caused Terror Backlash In Europe

'Those leaders give support and political cover to terrorist groups inside Syria'

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Republican Platform Subcommittee Follows Trump on Trade

A party platform subcommittee on the economy, jobs and debt voted on Monday voted to remove a reference to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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U.S. Buys Iranian Nuke Materials for $8.6 Million, Iran Says

A senior Iranian official announced Monday afternoon that the United States has completed a $8.6 million taxpayer-funded purchase of Iranian nuclear materials, a deal undertaken by the Obama administration to keep Iran in compliance with last summer's nuclear agreement.

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Bentley impeachment committee to hire special counsel

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A committee probing the possible impeachment of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is hiring special counsel to lead the investigation.

The House Judiciary Committee will meet Friday to discuss and approve the appointment.

The committee is looking into whether there are grounds to impeach the Republican governor ...

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You Do Not Want To Miss Out On Amazon Prime Day Tomorrow

'Deals on things you want, things you need, and everything in between'

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A court ruled that it could be a federal crime to share your Netflix password

shutterstock_449679763 Last week the U.S Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that an employee acted "without authorization" when he used a old coworker's login (with their permission) to gain access to "computer data owned by the former employer". This led to the court upholding a decision that the employee violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a federal law… Read More

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Christie Stumps for Trump, Says Clinton Stands for 'Rule of Her'

Chris Christie joined Donald Trump at a campaign event in Virginia on Monday. The New Jersey governor, who is a potential vice presidential pick for Trump, attacked Hillary Clinton in the wake of FBI Director James Comey's criticism of her e-mail practices while secretary of state.

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Dems Assigned Conservative Groups to Attack on Senate Floor

Democratic senators have been assigned conservative nonprofit groups to call out by name on the chamber floor in speeches on Monday and Tuesday criticizing corporations and advocacy groups for opposing Democratic climate policies, internal emails reveal.

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Former Democratic AG Lautenschlager named chair of Ethics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former Democratic Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager has been selected as chair of Wisconsin's new Ethics Commission.

Lautenschlager was picked as chair Monday after lots were drawn to determine that the first leader of the commission would be a Democrat. Members of the six-member commission to oversee ...

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Hillary Complains That Politicians 'Get Away' With Saying 'Nonsense' [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton might as well have been criticizing herself in a recent interview in which she discussed the erosion of public trust in the media and political elites. "Look at the nonsense that people say running for office. I mean, just ridiculous stuff," Clinton told Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein in a 40-minute interview released on Monday. […]

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A status report on our digital freedom

freedomdig People are fascinated by the relationship between free will and a pre-destined path. This relationship has never been more interesting than in today's digital world, where the ultimate goal of most companies is to personalize their web content based on your demographic data and known preferences. Read More

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Christie Opens for Trump at Virginia Rally

The New Jersey governor was the latest vice presidential hopeful to appear with Trump at a campaign stop.

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Academic Absurdity of the Week: Talking About Racism Is Racist?

(Steven Hayward) As the old saying goes, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (even when it involves Bill Clinton), and sometimes talking about racism is actually about racism. But apparently, for the rarified academic mind, talking about racism is actually . . . racist! At least I think that's one reading of this week's absurd abstract, taken from the Journal of Applied Philosophy: On White Ignorance, White Shame, and Other Pitfalls

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Black Lives Matter Leader Stands By Controversial Tweets

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Trump's 'Make America Great Again' target of minority satire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Navajo artist in New Mexico has created a hat that touts "Make America Native Again." A Mexican-American activist in Brooklyn, New York, is selling a cap with the words "Make America Mexico Again."

As presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump prepares to formally accept the ...

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REPORT: Food Stamps Favor Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens

'Income limits'

Via: The Daily Caller

Chevy cuts 4G LTE data price in half

GMC Canyon with OnStar In the past two years, more than 2 million Chevrolet cars with 4G LTE data connections have been sold, and according to GM, those connections have chewed through 3 million gigabytes of data. Now each of those bytes will cost half as much, since Chevrolet is dropping the price of its data by 50%. Where a 1 GB per month plan used to cost $20, now it's $10. Annual plans are still $150, but… Read More

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