August 29, 2016

GOP silent on AFFH, as Democrats target House seats in wealthy suburbs

(Paul Mirengoff) The conventional wisdom holds that Republicans will maintain control of the House even if Donald Trump loses the presidential election decisively. However, most of those who subscribe to this view believe that the Democrats have some hope of taking the House. How might the Democrats accomplish this? According to the New York Times, the plan is to target seats held by Republicans in affluent suburbs of big cities. The Times

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Govt. Documents Dispute Va. House Candidate's Claim She Created 1,000 'Local' Jobs

A Virginia Democrat running for Congress released her first television ad purporting that her D.C.-based real estate company created 1,000 "local" jobs without clarifying whether any actually landed in Virginia.

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Obama Supreme Court recess appointment thwarted by Senate pro forma sessions

Twice a week since mid-July, the Senate has been going through the motions of gaveling into session, reading a brief announcement setting the date for the next meeting and then shutting down the floor.

It takes only a single lawmaker a mere 30 seconds, yet each of those brief meetings ...

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Trump Dramatically Increases Ads In Battleground States, Outspends Hillary

'Trump's positive message of economic opportunity is working'

Via: The Daily Caller

19 Stunning Pictures Of Mariah Carey [SLIDESHOW]

'These photos are proof she's a superstar'

Via: The Daily Caller

CNN Corrects Clinton Surrogate's Spin of Hillary Email Scandal

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GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to speak in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign has confirmed he will host an immigration speech in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Trump's campaign website says the event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The doors open at 3 p.m. and tickets are available online.


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Michael Moore Jokes That He Stole Trump's Tax Returns

'So, we had an idea...'

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You earn a million dollars a year and can't get funded?

scrooge-mcduck The funding environment is so overheated that it often seems like no idea is too silly to attract investment. You might be surprised by how many companies struggle to raise money — even those that manage to bootstrap their way to a million dollars (or more) in revenue. Read More

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (08/29/16)

John Heilemann and Mike Barnicle are joined by Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, the New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and James Bennett on "With All Due Respect."

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David Keene's gun rights warning

It is a timely, revealing book — to be released just as the election season peaks. "Shall Not Be Infringed: The New Assaults on Your Second Amendment" by David A. Keene and Thomas L. Mason will be published Oct. 11. The authors offer a meticulous review of the gun control ...

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VIDEO: Woman Becomes Unglued Over Lyft Driver's 'Racist' Hula Doll

'You'll be, like, the next Internet meme'

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ET is that you? Astronomers detect intriguing signal 95 light-years away

Allen Telescope Array / Image courtesy of SETI Institute Are we alone in the universe? An international group of astronomers has detected an interesting radio signal spike, one that could possibly be of alien origin, from a star system located 95 light-years away. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe, a field known as SETI, find the powerful signal unique enough to warrant permanent monitoring of the… Read More

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Clinton Readying for Whichever Trump Shows Up to Debate

Maybe he will try to be presidential and "try to convey a gravity" or use insults to "score some points," Hillary Clinton says of debating Donald Trump, in remarks overheard by reporters at a private fundraiser in Easthampton, New York.

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Aetna, UnitedHealth pulling out of Obamacare, leaving customers with fewer options

Nearly a third of the country could have just a single company offering plans on their Obamacare exchange next year, according to an analysis this week that says the exodus of big players such as UnitedHealth and Aetna is denting the health law.

Competition from multiple insurers was supposed to ...

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The Ballot Selfie: Where It's Illegal, And How Snapchat Is Fighting To Change That

'Important part of free speech'

Via: The Daily Caller

Expanding Internet To Rural Areas Creates Epic Showdown Between Feds And States

'Wasting its time on illegal efforts to intrude on the prerogatives of state governments'

Via: The Daily Caller

Google Cast now integrated directly into Chrome

Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 10.49.32 AM Google just took a big step in tying together your computing world, with full integration of its Google Cast capability directly into its Chrome browser. This is a step up from the Cast extension it has offered for the past two years, which allowed users to broadcast content from their Chrome browser to Cast-enabled devices like the Chromecast. Now, you don't even have to download any… Read More

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Never tweet

On the topic of race relations in America, it's been a sobering summer. Likewise, Donald Trump's poll numbers among African-Americans tell a stark story: the Republican nominee is historically deficient when it comes to support among that voting bloc. Trump has been making attempts to remedy the problem by appealing to African-Africans in a series of speeches (albeit in front of predominantly white audiences). But Bloomberg Politics' Kevin Cirilli reports that Trump is planning to visit Detroit

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Obama Date Movie Opens to Disappointing Numbers

A new movie depicting the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama premiered in a modestly wide release to disappointing numbers over the weekend, earning $3 million from 813 theaters.

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Trump binds Hillary Clinton to Anthony Weiner, says it shows her 'bad judgment'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is making a "very wise decision" to separate from her husband Anthony Weiner, and that she'll be better off without him.

But Mr. Trump said he's worried the former congressman might have been a security risk.

"I only worry ...

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Russia Sends Banned Doping Athletes To Plant Trees And Lead Workouts In Syria [VIDEO]

'Every time a fighter jet took off, it was like a lullaby we had been waiting for to put us to sleep'

Via: The Daily Caller

New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

19793862459_d3350b1a38_o The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pounds and that are being used for business purposes, whether that's scientific research, education, media, or inspection and surveying of land, traffic, prisons, stadiums or anything else.… Read More

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Clinton Aide Abedin Separating After Husband's New Scandal

Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, announced she's separating from former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner following a report that he again exchanged sexually charged messages with another woman.

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Longtime Clinton Aide Blames Sanders for Her Poor Poll Numbers

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French official: Calais border deal with UK must be changed

LONDON (AP) - The leader of the French region that includes the Channel port of Calais said Monday he wants a new system for handling asylum-seekers trying to reach Britain from France.

Xavier Bertrand told the BBC that people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom should do so at a ...

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Mylan's First Generic EpiPen Released At 50% Discount

'The new $300 generic is still some 3 times higher than the price of the EpiPen in 2007'

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In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it's born

DSC_9928 A Polish company, In Utero 3D, is doing something really sweet. They're printing 3D models of babies in the womb so blind mothers can feel their children before they're born and experience the same joy sighted mothers have when viewing ultrasounds. Their project, called Waiting Without Barriers, is based in northern Poland but is available in Europe. For 1PLN or 1 Euro they will… Read More

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Gold Star Mother to Colin Kaepernick: 'Shame on You for Your Disrespect'

A Gold Star mother whose son was killed fighting in Afghanistan forcefully condemned Colin Kaepernick's refusal last week to stand during a pre-game performance of the National Anthem, calling the 49ers quarterback "ungrateful, privileged, and arrogant."

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Anderson Cooper, Megyn Kelly top choices to moderate presidential debates: poll

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Fox News host Megyn Kelly are voters' top choices to moderate the upcoming presidential debates, according to a poll released Monday.

Mr. Cooper was the top choice for 34 percent of registered voters, followed by Ms. Kelly at 25 percent and Fox News anchor Chris ...

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Sheriff David Clarke Wasn't Impressed By Beyonce's Gun-Control Stunt At The VMAs [VIDEO]

'We all know Beyonce is a one-percenter and all she's trying to do is to get her book stamped to show that she's down with these people.'

Via: The Daily Caller

GOAT raises $5 million to help sneakerheads buy and sell covetable kicks

Footwear is evaluated for authenticity and condition before being shipped to a GOAT customer. Los Angeles startup GOAT (incorporated as 1661 Inc.) has raised $5 million in new venture funding to grow its mobile-only marketplace for used and collectible sneakers. The GOAT app features everything from Adidas' Yeezys to Nike's Jordans and Flyknits, in men's or women's sizes, new and used condition. Instead of operating like an open marketplace such as E-bay, letgo… Read More

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QB Colin Kaepernick: No RESPECT for the Flag

flag burningGod Bless the Red, White, and Blue

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FBI Says Two State Election Systems Hacked: Yahoo News

FBI uncovered evidence foreign hackers penetrated 2 state election databases in recent weeks, prompting agency to warn election officials across the U.S. to enhance security of their computer systems, Yahoo News reports.

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Iran Deploys Russian-MadeS-300 Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site

Iran has deployed the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system around its Fordow underground uranium enrichment facility, Iranian state media reported on Monday.

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S-300 Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site
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Trump: Both Candidates Should Release Detailed Medical Records

'I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?'

Via: The Daily Caller

The last thing the API economy needs is copyright friction

Hands pulling on rope during game of tug-of-war The Oracle versus Google verdict set a positive precedent for the future of the API economy, but will it last? What is at stake if the decision is reversed? While on the surface Oracle versus Google might seem like a battle for profit between two tech giants, the implications are much more significant. This is a battle for interoperability and the merit-based making of entire markets. Read More

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