July 30, 2016

More watched Dems than Repubs, but more watched Trump than Clinton

(Paul Mirengoff) We're still waiting to see how much bounce, if any, the Democrats gained from their convention. But the television ratings are in. The Democrats had larger audiences the first three nights; the Republicans received a larger share for the finale. The degree of the Democrats' edge varied over the first three nights. On Monday, apparently it was about half a million viewers. On Tuesday, the Dems had approximately 5 million

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Sen. Ben Sasse: Congress Is Actually Responsible For Obama's Executive Overreach [VIDEO]

Against any 'emperor-like figure'

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It's okay for Pikachu to watch you — as long as you want it to

pokemon-eyes-watching Millions who downloaded the new Pokémon Go app are living in a brave, new, augmented reality world. For the early adopters (meaning apparently everyone you know) on iOS devices, it meant unknowingly granting Pokémon Go the permission to fully access their Google accounts. You've got to risk it all to catch 'em all, right? Read More

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These Are The Sexiest Photos Of Ronda Rousey On The Internet [SLIDESHOW]

She's not wearing anything...

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It's Unlikely Koch Brothers Asked for Meeting With Trump as He Contends

Billionaire donors say they're concentrating on helping Republicans hold onto the Senate.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Attorney general says 2 boards violated open meetings laws

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general says two governing boards violated state laws on open meetings when the groups failed to outline the legal reasons for going into executive session.

Complaints about closed-door meetings were filed against the Griggs County Commission regarding a discussion with an attorney, ...

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US Base In Turkey On Lockdown, As Rumors Of Another Coup Swirl

'entrances and exits closed'

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In what contexts should messaging be the UI?

messaging-ui The current messaging hype is overstated. There are certainly some interesting and unique opportunities for messaging as an interface, but I contend the number of practical use cases is a fraction of what the current hype cycle suggests. Read More

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Trump Says Fracking Bans Should Be Left To Local Voters

'if a municipality or a state wants to ban fracking, I can understand that'

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Trump Not Keen to Have Presidential Debates Compete With NFL

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he's fine with the typical schedule of three presidential debates this fall before the Nov. 8 election but questions the proposed timing. "I'll tell you what I don't like. It's against two NFL games," Trump said in an interview with ABC News for broadcast Sunday on "This Week" "The NFL doesn't wanna go against the debates," Trump says, "and I don't think we should be against the NFL" Says debates against Democrat Hillary Clinton will be "very i

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Gary Johnson Has A Seemingly Tenuous Relationship With Libertarian Ideals

'I'd offer a more fully libertarian campaign platform. And I probably wouldn't be polling at 10 percent'

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Here's whats new in the latest Pokémon Go update

0 Word started spreading early this morning of an update rolling out to Pokemon Go — version 0.31.0, if you're keeping track. The update is reportedly rolling out now, but it's only gone out to a handful of Android users thus far. I'd imagine that a comparable iOS update is right around the corner, just making its way through Apple's approval process. Don't… Read More

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Trump Cites Own Sacrifices in Retort to Muslim War Hero Dad

Donald Trump pushed back against the Muslim-American parents of a fallen U.S. war hero after they questioned Trump's level of personal sacrifice in a widely hailed appearance at the Democratic National Convention.

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In the Immortal Words of Daniel Pipes…

(John Hinderaker) Daniel Pipes recently gave an interview to Germany's Global Review. His observations are pithy as always; here are some highlights: GR: Many people say that Islam is not a religion but a reactionary, totalitarian and repressive ideology comparable to fascism and communism; and that Islam cannot be reformed. Other people say that Islamism had nothing to do with religion and Islam. What do you say about relations between Islam and

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Mural of swimsuit-clad Hillary Clinton mural causes controversy in Melbourne suburb

A mural depicting Hillary Clinton in a revealing stars-and-stripes swimsuit has caused a commotion in the Australia suburb of Footscray near Melbourne.

The mural is the work of a street artist known as Lushsux and was painted on the outside of a local business with the permission of its owner. ...

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Trump, in Twitter Post, Says He Turned Down Meeting With Kochs

"Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better," Trump says in Twitter post. Koch brothers said to reject efforts by top Trump donors to set up meeting between them and the Republican nominee, Politico says

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Mt. Hood Community College censures board member for meme

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - The Mount Hood Community College Board of Directors has censured one of its members who had been pressured to step down after sharing an internet meme that depicted President Barack Obama in a noose.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2aoqNQO ) that the board voted 6-1 Friday to ...

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British Tabloid Upset Because They Thought Government Was Building A 'Toothbrush-Sized' Gun

'Honestly, the low-calibre of journalism graduates these days'

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Tech trends that will impact your home

smarthome High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely revamping how we design, build and live in our spaces. Read More

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With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (07/30/16)

Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann present some of the biggest moments from the political week that was on "With All Due Respect."

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Chicago environmentalists accused of bias for cheering Obama library after blocking Lucas museum

The same Chicago environmentalists who blocked filmmaker George Lucas from building a museum last month are now welcoming the nearby Obama presidential library, sparking accusations of political hypocrisy.

Juanita Irizarry, executive director of Friends of the Parks, said Friday that her group is "thrilled" to see Obama Presidential Center being ...

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Changing The Weather: Dem Platform Lurches Leftward Thanks To Green Billionaire Money

'You absolutely cannot' buy policy changes with political contributions

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Mansfield on Trump

(Steven Hayward) I've been waiting for Harvey Mansfield to offer up his considered judgment about Donald Trump, which he does today in the Wall Street Journal. One reason for this curiosity is not just that he's Harvey-Freakin'-Mansfield, but because I still recall his terrific takedown of Ross Perot in The New Republic back in 1992 (not available online unfortunately), and figured that there might be similiarities. Here's an excerpt from his Perot article:

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Donald Trump blasts fire marshal over audience cap in Colorado: 'Maybe they're a Hillary person'

The longtime fire marshal of Colorado Springs, Colorado defended his decision to limit the number of people allowed to attend a speech delivered by Donald Trump on Friday after being berated by the Republican candidate for president multiple times during the hour-long address.

Brett Lacey has served as fire marshal ...

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Could A Revenge Porn Bill Send Gawker's Founder To Jail?

A new bill in Congress aims to make revenge porn a federal crime

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Nonprofit's ID cards get recognition from police, immigrants

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A privately issued ID card that enables illegal immigrants in North Carolina to identify themselves to police is getting national attention, though Republican lawmakers want to shut it down.

The FaithAction ID program has issued more than 7,000 ID cards, recognized by police and some local ...

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CCW Weekend: This Unlikely Group Is Surprisingly Pro-Gun

This group is critical for the protection of our gun rights

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VR needs a hit

leap-motion I believe virtual reality is going to be huge. Huge. …Eventually. But when? Are we talking years, or decades? I visited yet another VR festival this week, and I couldn't shake the feeling that we're still in the very early days of the medium. It's amazing! It's thrilling! And it's still kind of the Stone Age. When do we get to discover bronze? Read More

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The (de)iceman cometh

(Scott Johnson) Yaron Steinbuch reports in the New York Post: "ISIS teen who killed priest passed background check for airport job." Steinbuch notes that "[t]he bloodthirsty jihadist who executed a Catholic priest in France 'easily' passed a background check to become an airport baggage handler[.]" The murderer "worked full time at Chambéry Airport in the Savoie region, which is used by more than 250,000 passengers a year, until just three months ago[.]"

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After Alexander

In 336 B.C., on the death of his father, Alexander the Great set out to conquer an empire—the largest empire the ancient world had ever known. It reached from Greece to India along one diagonal, Bactria to Egypt along the other, and it lasted until . . . well, that's the question, isn't it? Alexander died in 323 B.C., only a dozen or so years later, and in many ways his empire died with him—immediately carved up into rival satrapies by his generals, relatives, and friends.

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Why couples, women and the elderly are purchasing guns

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - Gretchen Lager's fondest childhood memories involved shooting bullets at tin cans and balloons along the Slippery Rock Creek in western Pennsylvania - but one day in 1995, guns became a far more menacing presence in her life.

Her brother-in-law killed his wife of 30 years - ...

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Tim Cook to Host Fundraiser With Clinton on Aug. 24: BuzzFeed

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is hosting the event as a private citizen, will help raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund, BuzzFeed reports, citing an invitation it obtained. The fund is a joint fundraising committee that contributes to the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee and 38 state parties: report Apple and the Clinton campaign declined comment: report

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Attorney general says Fargo Park Board group violated law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Fargo Park Board violated state law when it failed to provide notice about one of its meetings.

The Feb. 15 meeting involved a committee of two commissioners and three members of the general public who were considering candidates ...

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'Full House' Star Looks Amazing As She Celebrates Her 52nd Birthday [SLIDESHOW]


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