August 9, 2016

Ryan: Trump's 2nd Amendment Comment Sounds Like 'Joke Gone Bad'

"I hope he clears it up very quickly," House Speaker Paul Ryan says of Donald Trump's comments on how "Second Amendment people" could stop Hillary Clinton. Ryan, speaking at press conference after Wisc. primary win, says state's voters share his desire for "political leadership that is inclusive, not divisive" NOTE: Ryan defeated challenger Paul Nehlen, who portrayed Ryan as a "soulless globalist" who "betrayed" Donald Trump and Republican conservatives on trade, immigration; see related story R

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Do Blue-State Policies Lead to Prosperity?

(John Hinderaker) The New York Times publishes a lot of dumb stuff, but this article by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson titled The Path to Prosperity Is Blue is a classic. It purports to show that liberal policies at the state level lead to "broad prosperity," but the piece's logic is laughable. To begin with, the authors purport to be measuring prosperity, but of the five statistics they try to relate to

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Donald Trump jabs at Clinton need a better focus, GOP says

Donald Trump repeatedly took jabs at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally Tuesday in North Carolina, hitting her for the email scandal, the spread of Islamic State terrorism and the Iran deal.

But the scattershot attacks fell short of the singleminded assault on Mrs. Clinton that GOP strategists are ...

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America's Worst Radio Host Proves Why We Need Alternative Media

No more sanctimonious boors to tell us what's news anymore

Via: The Daily Caller

Crunch Report | Facebook will bypass Adblockers

Coffiest — a mixture of coffee and caffeine — is the newest offering from Soylent, Facebook will bypass adblockers but give users an option to opt out of some advertising, NES classic edition will save game play (hooray!), Amazon is testing new pilot episodes on Twitch, and NASA builds its own HDR camera. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Ryan Says He's 'Humbled and Honored' After GOP Primary Win

House Speaker Paul Ryan issues statement after winning GOP primary in Wisconsin's first district. "I am humbled and honored that Wisconsinites in the 1st congressional district support my efforts to keep fighting on their behalf Says he and wife Janna ''are grateful to have the support of so many in southern Wisconsin, and we are truly thankful for all of their hard work" Related: House Speaker Ryan Easily Defeats Political Unknown in Primary

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Paul Ryan Easily Wins Republican Primary

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) easily defeated Republican primary opponent Paul Nehlen Tuesday night for the right to run for his seat again.

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Paul Ryan Slaughters Paul Nehlen In Wisconsin Primary

The race drew national attention thanks to Trump

Via: The Daily Caller

For the ambitious ed tech company AltSchool, it's time for phase two

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 6.34.33 PM Much has been written about the ambitions of AltSchool, a San Francisco-based startup that's aiming to change the way that school children learn. Its big idea, broadly, is that personalized learning is far more effective than the standardized education that most students are stuck with today. As important, personalized learning is scalable, believes AltSchool, which operates seven… Read More

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Evan McMullin: I'm Proud of What I Learned at Goldman Sachs

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin discusses his time working at Goldman Sachs and what Americans think about the financial sector on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Chicago activist asks judge to block mental-health exam

DETROIT (AP) - A Chicago activist convicted of lying to get U.S. citizenship in Detroit is resisting a government request for a mental-health exam as she tries to overturn her conviction.

Rasmea Odeh's (OH'-duh) conviction could be thrown out if a federal judge finds that testimony about post-traumatic stress disorder ...

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'Sister Wives' Appeal To Supreme Court To Allow Plural Marriages

'Criminalization of private consensual relations'

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Sometimes the most qualified applicant is not the most obvious

applicant Hundreds of thousands of jobs that require both business and technical skills are open in the U.S., which means it's likely your company is hiring for an important member of your team. But if you are relying on typical tried-and-true measures to find candidates, there are many potential great fits with the right skills that won't even make it past the initial screening process. Read More

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Mixed Results for Trump in Battleground State Polls

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch discuss the results of polls in the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania and whether the numbers could be good news for Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Islamic State Threatens Miss Universe Pageant

(John Hinderaker) The 2017 Miss Universe pageant is scheduled to take place in January, somewhere in the Philippines. The Philippines have long been home to an Islamic insurgency, and ISIS reportedly is calling on its followers to bomb the pageant: Terrorists from the Islamic State group have allegedly called for attacks at the upcoming Miss Universe competition set for January 2017 in the Philippines. A string of threats recently posted to the

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GOP says Obama's Zika funding request didn't mention Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats are filibustering $1.1 billion in emergency spending on the Zika virus because the legislation blocks funding for Planned Parenthood, but the White House's initial funding request didn't provide money for the agency, either.

The White House's $1.9 billion request for Zika funding didn't direct extra money to Planned ...

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Silicon Valley Mogul Videotaped Kicking Girlfriend 117 Times Set For Sentencing

He referred to female applicants moving through the interview process as a "pussy pass"

Via: The Daily Caller

Only a few days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

disrupt sf 2015 Disrupt SF 2016 is right around the corner, and the time is running out to get tickets to the hottest startup show in the Bay Area for the lowest possible price. You have just four days left to snag early bird tickets to Disrupt for $1,995 apiece, a full $1,000 less than what it will cost you when early bird ticket sales end on Friday. Head over to our ticketing page and get your deeply… Read More

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GUNS – The Great Equalizer: A 4'11" 85 lbs Woman Survives Armed Attack By Shooting Her Attacker

KNXV Carolann Miracle_1470374213163_43758892_ver1.0_640_480Don't be a victim. Arm yourself.

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With All Due Respect (08/09/16)

Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch are joined by the Evan McMullin, Independent candidate for president, and Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, on "With All Due Respect" on Bloomberg Television.

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Next Round Of SafeTrack Repairs Hit Metro System Amid Fresh Concerns Over Safety

'Similar conditions that must be immediately addressed'

Via: The Daily Caller

NanoRacks' commercial space testing platform outside the ISS is now open for business

The NanoRacks module is the wedge-shaped object projecting into space there. Say you've got an experiment or prototype satellite that you want to expose to the ravages of space. Sure, you could launch it with a bunch of others, but what if you need it back afterwards? NanoRacks has you covered. Read More

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Trump Suggests 'Second Amendment People' Could Stop Clinton

The Republican nominee's comment came one day after he tried to get his campaign back on track with an economic address.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Clinton Stumps for Wasserman Schultz in Florida

Hillary Clinton stopped by the campaign headquarters of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) on Tuesday to give her old friend a boost in her primary fight against Tim Canova, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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Tim Kaine says Democrats can win Texas in November: 'We're very serious'

Reliably red states such as Arizona and Georgia already could be slipping out of Donald Trump's hands, but the Hillary Clinton campaign now believes it can make a real play for another grand prize: Texas.

Speaking to volunteers in Austin, Sen. Tim Kaine said the Clinton campaign believes it can ...

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Olympics Could Be Topped Off With Presidential Impeachment

The Brazilian president has been suspended since May

Via: The Daily Caller

Can chatbots help build your next website?

website building construction Small businesses have their pick of affordable DIY website-building platforms. But these "no coding skills required" platforms struggle to acquire and retain customers. While the UI is often beautifully designed, it's still too much work — and for business owners, who has the time? A fresh crop of startups is putting the power of design and development back into the… Read More

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Secret Service Says It's 'Aware' of Trump 2nd Amendment Comments

The U.S. Secret Service is aware of Donald Trump's statement today that 2nd Amendment supporters could "maybe" stop Hillary Clinton, spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan says in a statement. Secret Service wouldn't say whether it would investigate Trump's comments as a possible threat Earlier: Trump 2nd Amendment Comments 'Assassination Threat,' Murphy Says

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Clinton Ignores Questions About Father of Orlando Shooter Attending Her Rally

Hillary Clinton ignored questions on Tuesday about whether she knew that the father of the Orlando shooter was going to attend her rally in Kissimmee, Florida on Monday. Reporters asked Clinton about Seddique Mateen–father of Omar Mateen, the terrorist who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub in June–attending her campaign event as a supporter. Clinton dodged the ...

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US Makes Hollow Demand For China To Release Convicted Human Rights Activists

State Department's request likely to fall on deaf hears

Via: The Daily Caller

Disney will invest $1B into MLB's streaming video business

shutterstock disney The Walt Disney Company just announced that it's paying $1 billion for a 33 percent stake in BAMTech, the video streaming company created by Major League Baseball. As a result of the deal, BAMTech is also spinning out of MLB's broader digital media business, MLB Advanced Media. BAMTech's clients aren't limited to baseball (they include HBO Now, the National Hockey… Read More

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