July 28, 2016

Chelsea Clinton's DNC speech softens Hillary's image, retains her political edge

PHILADELPHIA — In a speech to the Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Clinton described her mother as a warm and caring mom, a playful grandmother and most of all as a tireless fighter for children.

The younger Ms. Clinton, introducing Hillary Clinton to become the first woman to accept a major ...

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Dems Shout 'Black Lives Matter' During Moment Of Silence For Slain Cops

PHILADELPHIA — Shouts of "Black Lives Matter" rang out at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, during a moment of silence held in honor of slain police officers. The voice of at least one man and one woman are heard loudly yelling "Black Lives Matter" moments after Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez initiated the moment of silence in […]

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Crunch Report | Oracle Buys Netsuite

Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp launches real estate venture, UpThere raises $77 million for its new cloud storage service, Oracle buys NetSuite for $9.3 billion, Apple sold its 1 billionth iPhone. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to help build a train in Europe. All this on Crunch Report Read More

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Sherrod Brown: Ohio will reject Donald Trump's 'counterfeit campaign'

PHILADELPHIA — Republican Donald Trump will lose Ohio as voters in the key battleground state reject the billionaire's "counterfeit campaign," Sen. Sherrod Brown told Democrats at the party convention here Thursday night.

In his prime-time speech, the Ohio Democrat stuck to a theme heard throughout the week: that Mr. Trump ...

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Cuomo List $15 Minimum Wage As A Great Liberal Accomplishment

'And we enacted a $15 minimum wage in New York'

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How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution

shutterstock_61752394 The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publications with hundred-year pedigrees are having to rethink and relearn their trade from the ground up. Read More

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Patricof: Hillary Clinton Is Talented, Energetic, Focused

Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners co-founder and managing director, comments on Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination for president. He speaks with Bloomberg's Betty Liu on "Daybreak Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

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'Black Lives Matter' Cries Interrupt DNC Moment of Silence for Slain Policemen

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'Black lives matter' shout interrupts DNC moment of silence for slain police officers

PHILADELPHIA — Two people interrupted a moment of silence meant to honor slain police officers at Democrats' convention Thursday, shouting "black lives matter" as the rest of the thousands assembled were quiet.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, whose city was the scene of the ambush that left five police officers ...

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Gary Johnson: Romney Close To Endorsing Libertarian Ticket

'We are extremely dangerous'

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Clinton to Call 2016 Election 'Moment of Reckoning' for U.S.

In the biggest political speech of her lengthy career, Hillary Clinton will argue that the 2016 election marks a critical juncture in American history, with a stark choice between her and Republican Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The NCAA enters the bathroom wars

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about the NCAA's decision to participate in the bathroom wars by pulling its all-star game from Charlotte in response to North Carolina legislation on the matter. To no one's surprise, the NCAA has elected to indulge in similar leftist grandstanding. Ed Whelan has the details. He reports that the NCAA will require cities seeking to host championship tournaments to answer a questionnaire pertaining to state and local

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Democrats renew push for gun bans at DNC, convinced mass shootings have changed politics

PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen years after they concluded that gun control was a losing issue for them, Democrats say it's time for a rethink, convinced that a spate of mass shootings has changed the politics and left Americans clamoring for action.

From the stage this week, a powerful lineup of victims ...

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Official DNC Merchandise: I Shake My Ass For Democracy

Seriously

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Jesse Jackson: Donald Trump Is the Republican Party's Face

On "With All Due Respect," Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, discusses the Clintons, Donald Trump and the direction of the Democratic Party. He speaks with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann at the Democratic National Convention.

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Gary Johnson, Libertarian, won't fight Green Party's Jill Stein for Bernie Sanders' voters

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said he is not going to pursue Sen. Bernard Sanders' supporters with the same gusto as Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

"I agree with 75 percent of what Bernie has to say. But when it comes to economics, Jill and Bernie seem to be ...

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DC Metro Almost Suffered A Head-On Collision Over A Lunch Break

'It turned into this childish debate'

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SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

Messenger A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded, and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year. Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016. Because Pok√©mon Go was released in the US on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn't even show in the… Read More

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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Clinton's Big Test Follows 'Reaganesque' Night

Hillary Clinton will make history tonight when she accepts the Democratic nomination. Can she now win over the skeptics?

Source: Bloomberg Politics

ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A civil rights group says the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt.

The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement that Chelsea Manning, a 28-year-old transgender ...

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Pope Francis Just Fell Down The Stairs During Mass

The pope is ...

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The rise and rise of Mexican fintech

Pesos by Flickr user cyruss matencio Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech ecosystem is steaming ahead in Latin America quite like the rise of fintech. The financial services space ticks all the right boxes entrepreneurs look for when launching a company. On the flipside, Mexico's fintech industry has everything VCs daydream about. It's worth taking a step back to analyze the forces driving Mexico's… Read More

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Putin Potency Grows Effortlessly as NATO Does His Work for Him

If Vladimir Putin were scripting ways to weaken NATO, he couldn't do much better than what's happening right now.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Did Obama Help Hillary?

(John Hinderaker) Contrary to what seems to be the conventional wisdom, I don't think President Obama is a particularly good speaker. This is partly because he is lost without a teleprompter, partly because he has no gift for the memorable turn of phrase, and partly because he rarely talks about anything except himself. Think about it–when has an Obama speech ever moved public opinion on any issue? Never. If he has ever

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White House Dodges on Why Obama Didn't Mention Iraq or Afghanistan in DNC Speech

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Texas attorney general sues Austin over open carry rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas attorney general has filed suit against Austin, accusing the state capital of violating open carry rules by displaying "no guns" signs at city hall.

Republican Ken Paxton said in a statement Thursday that the Austin municipal building is violating a law approved last year ...

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DNC: 11 Million Illegals 'Must Have A Voice In Our Party And Our Nation' [VIDEO]

'We must stand up and fight for these 11 million, for we are our brother's keeper'

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Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

Sprig Gagan Biyani - 24 Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across its marketing and operations teams. In reviewing different aspects of the logistics behind Sprig's delivery platform, the company realized that some customers are feeling frustrated with the lack… Read More

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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Clinton Big Test Follows 'Reaganesque' Night

Democrats, for all the struggle to rally behind presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spotlighted at this week's start, will depart their convention more united than the Donald Trump-led Republicans, according to Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley. Trump left his convention in Cleveland last week still fighting former primary foes -- most notably Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich; "nothing close to that is happening in the Democratic Party," Shirley said in an interview President Obama

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Actress: Reproductive Rights Have 'Zero to Do w/ Abortion'

Actress Amber Tamblyn said reproductive rights have "zero to do w/ abortion," and accused the Washington Free Beacon of "majorly" lying about her lack of knowledge on the subject of trans women's access to women's health care.

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Michael Steele: Obama became Democrats' Reagan in many ways

PHILADELPHIA — Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Thursday that President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday propelled Mr. Obama to become the Democrats' Ronald Reagan in many ways.

Mr. Steele said Mr. Obama presented Hillary Clinton — or anyone, for that matter — with a ...

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Half Of ISIS Forces In Afghanistan Have Been Killed Off, Says US Commander

The group now has only 1,500 fighters

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Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

Gurbaksh Chahal Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4's leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal's other companies… Read More

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The Future of U.S. Energy Policy

Louis Finkel, API executive vice president for government affairs, discusses the future of U.S. energy policy with Bloomberg's David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Clinton Ally, Lawmaker Rejects U.S. Funding for Israeli Security Needs

A Democratic lawmaker scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday evening has come out against U.S. funding for critical Israeli security needs, sparking criticism about her commitment to joint U.S.-Israeli efforts to fight terrorist.

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Democratic Party stiffs Hispanics in prime time speaking roles: Report

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic convention has gotten less black and Hispanic compared to 2012, according to Univision, which said the party also hasn't given any major Latino leaders prime-time speaking roles.

In 2012 Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, was chairman of the convention, and then-San Antonio Mayor Julian ...

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Trump Hits Bernie For Caving To Hillary In New Instagram Post [VIDEO]

'Bernie caved #MakeAmericaGreatAgain'

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Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem

brazil high trees Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several years. As the mess untangles and we go up from what many experts consider the bottom, the consequences for the region's overall economy are now very real. For investors, it's a… Read More

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