July 29, 2016

Clinton Leads Trump After Dem. Convention: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 6 percentage points, Reuters reports, citing Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, after she formally accepted her party's nomination. 41% of likely voters favor Clinton compared with 35% for Trump, according to an online poll of 1,043 people conducted July 25-29, Reuters says Poll has a credibility interval of 4 ppts and reflects a slight change of wording from previous surveys, replacing the "Neither/Other" option with "Other"

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Mosby's futile prosecutions nearly bankrupted police union

(Paul Mirengoff) The Baltimore Sun reports that the cost of defending the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray emptied the coffers of the city's police union. The union was able to stay afloat only because its members voted to double the dues. The vote was unanimous, according to the Sun's sources. Marilyn Mosby has finally dropped all charges in these cases. However, the dues will

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Bernie Sanders Won't Rule Out Future Presidential Run

Could he run again?

Via: The Daily Caller

Indonesia will be Asia's next biggest e-commerce market

Indonesia, Jakarta, View of city during sunset Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation's e-market at $130 billion by 2020. With an estimated annual growth rate of 50 percent and strong mobile-first initiatives, retailers have a unique opportunity in Indonesia to focus on developing truly mobile platforms to help facilitate… Read More

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A glimpse inside Tesla's super secretive Gigafactory

factory Even having grown up in California, I'm realizing I'm not built for this heat. We're 30 minutes or so outside of Reno, but it feels like I'm on the sun. I can feel my sunscreen baking off. Why the hell did I wear black today? It's okay; it's worth it. I'm out here for a glimpse inside Tesla's Gigafactory, days before its official grand opening. Read More

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Abortion-Rights Groups Blast Kaine Over Funding Measure View

Abortion-rights groups, which have been strong backers of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, criticized her running mate Friday for reaffirming his support for a law that restricts federal funding for the procedure.

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Nebraska state lawmaker faces allegations of sex video

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska state lawmaker says he reported the possibility of a sexually explicit video involving another state lawmaker to Gov. Pete Ricketts' office last year.

Omaha Sen. Bill Krist says he informed Ricketts' office after someone contacted another state senator offering to sell an explicit video ...

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Now That The DNC's Over, Let's Look At The Most Absurd Elements Of Their Hacked Email Leak

DNC Staffers discuss Ariana Grande donut-licking video

Via: The Daily Caller

Charging startups to apply to an accelerator is exploitative and dumb

money-208 Yesterday, a little birdie told me about Nextt, an accelerator (probably more accurately referred to as an incubator) for early-idea-stage startups. The idea is to take a napkin-stage idea and turn it into an MVP of sorts in six weeks. Not a shabby idea, but the insidious thing here is that Nextt charges $100 per idea. Not to participate, mind you — to apply. Read More

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Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Was 'Very Average'

At a campaign event in Colorado, Republican nominee Donald Trump comments on Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Clinton Campaign Computers Also Hacked

Hillary Clinton's campaign computer networks were also hacked in cyber attacks on Democrats, according to Reuters.

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Wording approved for Arkansas term limits proposal for '18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of stricter term limits for Arkansas elected officials are shifting their focus to 2018 after failing to make the November ballot this year.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to limit the maximum amount of ...

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Gold King Mine Audit Delayed By Criminal Probe

'Investigative material that we cannot reveal'

Via: The Daily Caller

Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

Dedrone detects unmanned aerial vehicles in airspace around various venues and businesses. A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces and remote locations. Through their partnership, Dedrone will integrate Airbus's long range radar technology into its systems which are… Read More

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BREAKING! The One Thing You Must Take Away From The Democrat Convention (VIDEO)

bill-clinton-dnc-balloons-1Insert sarcasm here.

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Is Donald Trump's Name-Calling Still Working?

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss Donald Trump's penchant for insults and whether it's still an effective tool.

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Trump Beats Clinton in Convention Speech Viewership

Donald Trump had 2 million more viewers than Hillary Clinton when each gave their nomination acceptance speeches at their parties' conventions.

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Trump tops Clinton in TV ratings for convention speeches: 'We beat her'

Score one for the Donald: Republican Donald Trump's nomination speech drew a larger audience than did Hillary Clinton's.

"We beat her. We beat her," said Mr. Trump at a campaign appearance Friday in Colorado Springs.

Preliminary Nielsen ratings tabulated by industry publications reported that 30 million people tuned in to ...

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Pilots Union Accuses American Airlines Of Compromising Safety, Skirting Rules

'This erosion of the safety margin cannot be tolerated'

Via: The Daily Caller

Clinton campaign reportedly breached by hackers

hillary-clinton-shutterstock Hillary Clinton's campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. The hack follows on the heels of breaches at the Democratic National Committee and at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee earlier this year. More than 19,000 emails from DNC officials were published on WikiLeaks just prior to the Democratic… Read More

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Planned Parenthood to Seek to Change Kaine's Abortion Stance

Planned Parenthood Action Fund will "redouble" efforts to inform vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine "on the dangerous impact" the Hyde Amendment "has on women with public insurance coverage," PPAF President Cecile Richards said in a statement PPAF reaction to Kaine's comment on CNN earlier today reiterating his support for decades-old provision banning federal funding for abortions unless pregnancy result of incest or rape or life of mother endangered "While we strongly disagree" with Kaine o

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It Wasn't Sunny in Philadelphia

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Larceny, theft charges against state Rep. Sam Krone, of Cody

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office says it has filed larceny and theft charges against state Rep. Sam Krone, of Cody.

The Republican was charged Friday with three felony counts of larceny, three misdemeanor counts of larceny and one misdemeanor count of theft. The Attorney General's Office ...

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Venezuela Implements SERFDOM To Cope With Food Shortages

Citizens can be forced into farm labor teams for months at a time

Via: The Daily Caller

There won't be an 'Uber for healthcare' anytime soon

online health care The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik's Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

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U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Pence, Kaine Contradict Their Running Mates

The timing was perfect -- today, both vice presidential nominees made statements at odds with positions staked out by the tops of their tickets, spotlighting the delicate dance the understudies must sometimes perform. Mike Pence, calling himself a free-press advocate, said in a radio interview the Trump campaign will "continue to be available to the media, whether they're fair or unfair" Donald Trump, though, has been banning some media outlets, including the Washington Post, from receiving pres

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The Latest: Russia: we will work with UN on Syria corridors

GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on the war in Syria and international efforts to resolve the crisis around the embattled city of Aleppo (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

Russia's Defense Ministry says it is willing to work with the United Nations on setting up humanitarian corridors in Aleppo.

Deputy Defense ...

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Five Mistakes Cost Marilyn Mosby The Freddie Gray Case

'Likely resulted in the loss of a conviction ...'

Via: The Daily Caller

Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

mobvoi ticwatch 3 If you haven't been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung's (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More

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