August 30, 2016

Trump Heads to Mexico Looking to Shake Up Presidential Race

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sent invitations to both the Trump and Clinton campaigns for the candidates to meet with him.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

State Fair

(John Hinderaker) The Minnesota State Fair is one of the world's great social gatherings. It is, by common consent, the most remarkable fair of them all. And, at a time when one might think that cultural currents are moving in a direction antithetical to such traditional entertainments, the Minnesota Fair is booming, more than ever. So it makes sense that my think tank, Center of the American Experiment, will have a substantial

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Donald Trump weighing Mexico trip, visit with Enrique Pena Nieto

Donald Trump is considering an unlikely diversion during his Wednesday trip out west to outline his immigration policies — Mexico.

According to multiple media outlets Tuesday night, the Trump campaign and Mexican officials were trying late Tuesday to work out the logistics and security issues surrounding a meeting between Mr. ...

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Feds Still Haven't Reviewed Two Decades of Manipulated Energy Data

'The resulting report identified 29 deficiencies'

Via: The Daily Caller

Dropbox employee's password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

Adobe_Dropbox_iPad (3) Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users' credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought. Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and confirmed by TechCrunch sources. The revelation of a password breach at Dropbox is an… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Houston Chronicle. Aug. 30, 2016.

Congress and Zika: Nero fiddled as Rome burned, and Congress' response to the Zika epidemic is just as bad

While the U.S. Congress has been lying on its collective beach towel and soaking up the rays during its seven-week recess, the Zika virus has been ...

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Pentagon Does Nothing As Employees Hit The Strip Clubs

'DOD experienced potential national security vulnerabilities'

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Detroit's music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment

Downtown Detroit, Michigan On a recent podcast called "The Watch," one of the hosts made a joke about "grabbing the aux cord" in a friend's car to play new music. When self-driving cars could be whizzing us around cities in the next decade, it's strange to think that we haven't yet come up with a great solution for a much simpler problem — how to make listening to… Read More

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Marco Rubio Wins Florida Republican Senate Primary

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) has won the Republican Senate primary in Florida, the Associated Press reports.

The post Marco Rubio Wins Florida Republican Senate Primary appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Donald Trump's immigration policy spun by media

The news media's appetite for Donald Trump's immigration policy has been building up for days. New organizations are hungry and poised to ambush the GOP nominee just as he gives a major policy speech on Wednesday, outlining his plans for border security and much more.

A negative news narrative is ...

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Latest NY Court Ruling Could Open Doors For Father Custody Battles

'They came up with some mushy stuff'

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Happy birthday Iris Apfel, and thanks for making our messages mod

Iris Apfel designed emojis as a digital accessory to her Macy's INC 2016 fall line. Nonagenarian cover girl, designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel turned 95 yesterday, and spent part of her birthday sharing her thoughts about creativity and technology with TechCrunch. If you think you're not familiar with Apfel, you probably are. Her influence in textiles, interior design and fashion is longstanding. As The Metropolitan Museum of Art wrote of her: "Her originality… Read More

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Rubio Wins Primary, Setting Up Key Senate Race Against Murphy

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida easily turned back a Republican primary challenge from a millionaire businessman Tuesday, setting up a November election against Democratic Representative Patrick Murphy in a race that could determine control of the Senate.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Judicial Watch submits questions for Hillary to answer under oath

(Paul Mirengoff) Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan granted Judicial Watch additional discovery on the Hillary Clinton email matter. As a result, Clinton was ordered to answer written questions from Judicial Watch "by no later than thirty days" after their submission. Under federal court rules, Judicial Watch is limited to twenty-five questions. Today, Judicial Watch announced that it has submitted the questions to Clinton. You can read the questions

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IRS doesn't tell 1 million taxpayers that illegal immigrants stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency's inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, ...

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California regulators warm up to the idea of driverless cars sans steering wheel

self-driving car Proposed rules that would allow for testing of truly driverless cars on roads in California are gaining steam in the state's legislature. Specifically, Assembly Bill 1592 in California was revised on Monday to soon allow: "the testing of autonomous vehicles that do not have a driver seated in the driver's seat and are not equipped with a steering wheel, a brake pedal, or… Read More

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Could Donald Trump Participate in Only One Presidential Debate?

On "With All Due Respect," Republican strategist Dan Senor discusses how he would oversee Donald Trump's presidential debate preparation, whether the Republican nominee will participate in all three, and how Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson's presence could change the nature of the contests.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Latest: Senators want info. about driver in US illegally

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on fatal bus crash in Louisiana (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Louisiana's U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and ...

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Ex-Istanbul police chief, others detained in anti-coup probe

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey detained a former police chief, several governors and nine journalists Tuesday as part of the probe into the movement allegedly behind last month's abortive coup, according to state media.

Also, Greek authorities said that a man claiming to be a judge facing persecution in Turkey after ...

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New York Times Scrubs NYC Children's Services Quote From Weiner Article

'Campaign upset?'

Via: The Daily Caller

Okta extends identity management to APIs

Man and woman back to back with smart phones. Behind them on chalk board is a collection symbols representing different apps. Okta announced it was bringing identity management to APIs today at its Oktane customer conference in Las Vegas. For a long time, Okta was about connecting people with cloud applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce or Office 365. A couple of years ago, the company extended that capability to enable customers to control the devices where employees could access those cloud… Read More

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FBI May Release Clinton E-Mail Investigation Report Wednesday: CNN

FBI to release report on its probe of Hillary Clinton's use of private e-mail server as soon as Wednesday, CNN says in Twitter post, without attribution.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Read more, watch ESPN less

(Paul Mirengoff) John Skipper is the President of ESPN, Inc. The Washington Post adoringly paints him as one-time Southern hippie who studied literature, wanted to write the Great American novel, and enjoys late night "high level sophisticated conversations about American literature, Faulkner's place in it, [and] the influence of alcohol and race. . . ." You probably know the type. In a commencement address at the University of Central Florida, Skipper bemoaned

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NLRB Opens Backdoor for NCAA Athlete Unionization

The National Labor Relations Board's decision to allow graduate student unionization has inspired other universities to organize unions and could re-open the door to the unionization of NCAA athletes.

The Democratic board reversed precedent on Aug. 23 that prevented student teaching and research assistants from organizing unions and gave the go-ahead for graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia University to organize and collectively bargain through the United Auto Workers union. Less than a week later students at Yale University petitioned the board to join UNITE HERE—a hotel workers union that also represents Yale service employees.

The post NLRB Opens Backdoor for NCAA Athlete Unionization appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Poll: disgraced lawmaker frontrunner for Richmond mayor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new poll shows a flamboyant former Virginia lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl is the current front-runner in the race to be Richmond's next mayor.

According to a new poll from Christopher Newport University, Joseph Morrissey ...

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One Dead As Violence Grips DC In Rash Of Shootings And Stabbings

Homicide count rises to 90

Via: The Daily Caller

Twitter targets individual creators for its Amplify ad program

Twitter Amplify After opening up its Amplify program last fall to a wide range of publishers, Twitter says it's expanding the video ad program again, this time to individual creators. After creators are approved for the program, the company says that when they're about to tweet a video, they can just check a box to include a pre-roll ad, with the revenue split between Twitter and the creator.… Read More

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New York Times Calls for Clinton Foundation to Cut Foreign Donors Now

The Clinton Foundation should "ban contributions from foreign and corporate entities now," rather than after a potential Hillary Clinton presidential win as the foundation currently proposes, the New York Times said in an editorial Monday.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obamacare Architect: Clinton One of the 'Most Transparent' Candidates in History

The post Obamacare Architect: Clinton One of the 'Most Transparent' Candidates in History appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Chicago mayor to unveil plan for new police oversight agency

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to outline his plan to overhaul the city agency that investigates police misconduct.

The Chicago Tribune reports that members of the Chicago City Council were told Emanuel will introduce the measure Tuesday and hopes for a vote in two weeks.

The ...

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This Is The Most Popular Surge Protector. It Is On Sale Today

One day only

Via: The Daily Caller

The future of mobile video is virtual reality

A visitor wears a Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PlayStation VR as he tries a virtual reality (VR) game during a demonstration by Tokyo VR Startups in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, June 29, 2016. Tokyo VR Startups has launched the first Japanese incubation program focused on the virtual reality market, says the company website. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images After the dust settles, the real takeaway from Instagram's cloning of Snapchat is that the connected camera revolution is just beginning. Instagram Stories sends a powerful message to hundreds of millions of people for the first time: No moment is too small to capture with your smartphone camera. Read More

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