July 17, 2016

Three easy ways Obama could stop doing harm

(Paul Mirengoff) As John points out in this post, President Obama has spent seven years stirring up racial division for the sake of political gain. The police has been one of his targets, from his earliest days as president, when without knowing the facts he derided Cambridge police, through his recent speech in Dallas, when he claimed that policing in America is infected with racism. There isn't anything Obama can say that

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Schultz Plaintiff Appeal Zings Shrewish Obama Judge For Rank Bias

United States District Court Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee and donor, undoubtedly enjoyed herself immensely when she presided over Ed Schultz's 2015 trial, repeatedly berating and mocking the amiable lawyer for plaintiff Michael Queen. But she probably blew her chances of being confirmed to a higher bench if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Thanks […]

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Why metadata should not live forever

disappearing-text The surge in encrypted traffic and a wide adoption of end-to-end encryption by mainstream tech companies is a transformative shift in information security. Billions of online users now enjoy default peer-to-peer security, shielding the content of web communications from prying eyes of criminals and corporate surveillance. Yet the industry continues to collect and store massive amounts of metadata. Read More

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Republican National Convention kicks off amid tensions of terrorism, cop killings

CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday amid an atmosphere of heightened tensions, with last week's terror attack in France and the weekend slaying of three police officers in Louisiana fresh on the minds of delegates gathering in Cleveland.

Donald Trump, who will officially claim the GOP's presidential ...

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US Military Leaders: We Need To Modernize Nuclear Technology, Adversaries See U.S. As Weak

'Your numbers are bullshit.'

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Mike Pence bucked Republican establishment on rise to conservative stardom

Mike Pence's rise to conservative stardom began with defeats.

In 2003, as a second-term Republican in Congress, Mr. Pence bucked his party chiefs and voted against the new Medicare prescription drug benefit entitlement that President George W. Bush was insisting on — one of just 25 Republicans to break with ...

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Trump's Two Homers: Pence And A Promise For A Declaration of War

The GOP nominee surges while Hillary's stock seeks bottom.

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OurMine claims credit for attack on Pokemon Go servers

POKEMON GO THUMBNAIL 2 Having trouble logging in to Pokemon Go this weekend? You're not alone. A hacking team called OurMine has spent the past several hours hitting Pokemon Go's login servers with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, leaving some players frustrated and unable to log in to the game. The group said it would not stop the attack until representatives from Pokemon Go contacted them.… Read More

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Baton Rouge Murderer Identified

(John Hinderaker) Authorities have identified the man who murdered three police officers in Baton Rouge this morning as Gavin Eugene Long, age 29, a former Marine sergeant from Missouri. The Daily Caller claims to have identified a YouTube channel operated by Long. If that identification is correct, Long was a former member of the Nation of Islam who was obsessed with race (he hated "crackers") and with police shootings, including the death

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Milwaukee Officer Ambushed In Squad Car

'This is just another example of the risks our officers take'

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Trump Aides Add Black Minister to Prime-Time After Police Killings

Pastor Mark Burns "will be talking about unity and love" following the latest police killings.

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Donald Trump's convention speakers lineup 'unconventional'

Donald Trump's different kind of candidacy will be matched by a different kind of lineup from the speaker's rostrum at the Republican National Convention, which features his photogenic family and flashy celebrities but is light on the kinds of party heavy-hitters who usually make up Republicans' quadrennial confab.


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Weekend Circuit: Transgender Bathroom Case To SCOTUS, Tom Brady, And Website Trespassing

Major appeals headed to SCOTUS

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How generation Z females could be the answer to tech's gender diversity problem

girls While the biggest names in tech strive to close the gender gap and build more inclusive working environments, the pool of talent on offer is predominantly male. The truth is, while retention is an issue, there are simply fewer women opting for a career in tech. But new initiatives and an uptick of Gen Z girls opting for sciences in top-tier universities paints a very different future. Read More

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Obama Decries Baton Rouge Killings of Police as Unrest Mounts

President Barack Obama spoke on Sunday to a nation again shaken by violence involving minority communities and law enforcement, warning against "inflammatory rhetoric" after the killing of of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Marco Rubio will speak at Republican National Convention, officials says

Sen. Marco Rubio will appear after all at the Republican National Convention, convention officials announced Sunday afternoon, detailing the full schedule of speakers that is heavy on celebrities and relatively light on career politicians.

The GOP acknowledged it was an "unconventional lineup" that relies on veterans, political outsiders, faith leaders ...

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Obama Warns of 'Inflammatory Rhetoric' After New Police Killings

President Obama, speaking from the White House after three police officers were killed today in Baton Rouge, La., says "nothing justifies" violence against police officers, and that "this has happened far too often." "We are about to enter a couple of weeks" of political conventions where our rhetoric "tend to be more overheated than usual" "We don't need inflammatory rhetoric" Obama says people should focus on words/actions that unite rather than divide further; "we need to temper our words and

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Republican National Convention 2016 speaker schedule released

The Republican National Convention released its final speaker's list Sunday afternoon, highlighting the prominent role his family will play, along with the other headliners.

The convention said each day will have a theme, riffing off of Mr. Trump's campaign slogan to "Make America Great Again." Monday's theme will be making ...

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Chivas Regal's "The Venture" rewards social entrepreneurs around the world

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Trevor Noah and Eva Longoria join the 27 finalists on stage at Chivas' The Venture Final Event on July 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Chivas The Venture) *** Local Caption *** Trevor Noah; Eva Longoria With a dedicated fund of $1M, "The Venture" is striving to enable social entrepreneurs around the world to scale and gain exposure. Read More

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ThinkProgress Editor: Cop Killers 'Taking Justice Into Their Own Hands'

An editor at ThinkProgress, a leading liberal blog published by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, endorsed the murder of three Baton Rouge police officerson Sunday.

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Activists cancel protest at Minnesota mall over man's death

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - Activists have canceled a planned protest at a suburban Minnesota mall over the death of a black motorist shot by a police officer.

Black Lives Matter St. Paul had said it would shut down Rosedale Center in Roseville early Sunday afternoon with a protest.

But the ...

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Trump Supporters Sue Attackers: Will Donald Pick Up Their Legal Fees?

Trump made a promise

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How to change the world… one bot at a time

Bots have the potential to transform politics. Read More

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Loveland City Council considers changes to public comments

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The Loveland City Council is considering proposals to change how members of the public can address council members at open meetings.

The Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29NB7Bl ) that council members on Tuesday will voted on a proposal that would allow groups to have a 30-minute ...

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Mexican Migrants Buy Tons Of Empty Homes In Mexico With US Cash, Only To Never Live In Them

Remittances make up 2 percent of Mexican GDP

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Time for `Presidential' Trump, RNC Head Says on Eve of Convention

Campaign manager says Trump will "talk about his life" in Cleveland.

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Multiple Police Officers Killed In Baton Rouge [with comment by Paul][Updated]

(John Hinderaker) At least three police officers are reportedly dead and four more said to be in critical condition after being shot by a gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle in Baton Rouge. Reportedly, police received a call about a "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle." When they responded, the perpetrator opened fire. It isn't clear at this point whether the gunman was an anti-police liberal, a garden-variety

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Obama briefed on murders of officers in Baton Rouge


President Obama was briefed Sunday on the shooting deaths of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — the second major attack on law enforcement officers in the U.S. in 10 days.

Mr. Obama, who was criticized for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement last week at a memorial ...

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DC Restaurant Turns Rapidly Rising Speed Camera Tickets Into Free Meals

'It's about revenue'

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Arr, matey: Calling Trump a 'pirate' catches on with Republicans

The official theme of the 2016 Republican National Convention is "Make America Great Again," but the unofficial mascot might be Captain Jack Sparrow.

Supporters of Donald Trump are embracing former House speaker Newt Gingrich's comment last week that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is "like a pirate."

Trump convention manager ...

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Here Are The Five Ways The Crisis In Venezuela Could End

Things could get ugly

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Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

The Pokemon  Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are also likely to be waiving legal rights if they don't take a very close look at Niantic Labs' Terms of Service for the game. Read More

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Donald Trump to Launch Hispanic Outreach Tour: RNC's Priebus

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who's viewed negatively by many Hispanic voters and who initiated his candidacy with broadsides against Mexican immigrants, "is going to be doing a Hispanic engagement tour coming up soon," the party's chairman, Reince Priebus, said Sunday. "We have to improve those numbers, and we're planning to do that:" Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday" NOTE: An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll on Sunday showed Trump trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by fi

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CBS Panelist Swipes Alfred's Line From 'The Dark Knight' to Make Point About Trump

The post CBS Panelist Swipes Alfred's Line From 'The Dark Knight' to Make Point About Trump appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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North Pole lawmaker files ethics complaint against Walker

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A North Pole legislator has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Bill Walker for issuing a statement suggesting he would campaign for lawmakers who support him in the ongoing budget battles.

The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/29NJ248 ) that Walker on Wednesday issued a statement calling for ...

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Baton Rouge Police Officers Killed In Shooting

Witness saw suspect dressed in black with face covered

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Bouhlel Had Help?

(John Hinderaker) French police have arrested seven people in connection with Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's terrorist attack in Nice, six of whom are reportedly still in custody. It has emerged that Bouhlel sent a series of texts to accomplices, or at a minimum to people who knew what he intended to do. The texts said things like "Bring more weapons. Bringing in 5," and "It's good. I have the equipment," according to French

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60 Minutes Reporter: Hard to Remember the Last Time the World Was in So Much Chaos

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Trevor Noah emerging from Stewart's shadow

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe it's time to forgive Trevor Noah for not being Jon Stewart.

The new "Daily Show" host is finding his footing after a rough start replacing the man who made the broadcast essential. His comedy has grown sharper, he's becoming more comfortable with his adopted country ...

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Republican Senator: Purge Trump Supporters From GOP

'Those who want a Muslim ban, those who will disparage individuals or groups -- yes we ought to, we need to'

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Clinton Maintains Lead of 46% to 41% Over Trump: WSJ/NBC Poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican candidate Donald Trump in latest national poll, margin unchanged from last month, WSJ/NBC poll shows. Clinton leads Trump 41% vs 35%, if third-party candidates included, poll says Poll was conducted among 1,000 registered voters July 9-13; margin of error +/- 3.1ppts NOTE: June 26, Hillary Clinton at 46%, Donald Trump at 41%: WSJ/NBC Poll

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ABC: 72 Percent Believe Clinton Too Willing to Bend the Rules

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Former New Black Panther Party Leader: 'Highly Likely' There Will Be Arrests, Tear Gas In Cleveland [VIDEO]

'It's going to be happening'

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Too much big data running through my brain

Binary code over a face. Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans just haven't been built to do. Conventional tech wisdom states that the more data you have, the better the outcome — even if that sounds counter-intuitive. That's the thinking… Read More

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