September 10, 2016

The tragic reality of sentencing reform

(Paul Mirengoff) Steve Cook is president of the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys. He has been a key figure in the fight against softer sentencing for federal drug felons and the early release of such felons. Writing in LifeZette, Steve explains why the sentencing reform legislation being pushed in Congress would have tragic consequences for innocent Americans. He writes: Not all crimes are preventable — but some are. The serious

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Aspiring Dem Voter John Hinckley Is Now A Free Man

Lawyer says 'what he did was not an act of evil'

Via: The Daily Caller

Slowly but surely, Congress will join us in the 21st century

Exterior Of United States Capitol Under Construction Against Sky With Congress' approval ratings in the single digits, and in the midst of an ugly political season, our legislature might not appear as a hopeful place to start putting U.S. democracy back on track. Shows that depict Congress as sinister and conspiratorial don't help its dismal reputation. The truth is less dystopian, if not as entertaining: Congress isn't organized enough to… Read More

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'Worst Single Day': Oliver North Recounts 9/11, Looks To The Future Of America [VIDEO]

'Why aren't we fighting to win?'

Via: The Daily Caller

Meet The Fiery Black Republican Who's Killing It For Trump In Texas

'Integrating ourselves into the black community'

Via: The Daily Caller

Facebook isn't just fighting ad blockers, it's fighting the underlying causes of blocking

Damaged Poster On Wall Many have interpreted Facebook's move to "block the blockers" as a sign that Facebook is prioritizing its relationship to advertisers over users. It's actually far more subtle. Facebook is trying to find — and own — the middle ground that neither advertisers nor publishers have been able to inhabit successfully. Read More

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Germany Considers Deporting Half Its Afghan Refugees

Tens of thousands

Via: The Daily Caller

15 Years After 9/11, Terror Attacks Have Become The New Normal In The West

More deaths in 2016 than any other year since 9/11

Via: The Daily Caller

When's the best time to share on Facebook?

Montage of lots of people using laptop computers There's all manner of advice and guidance on the web for online publishers looking to optimize their social media efforts: CoSchedule, Fast Company, HubSpot, ShortStack, Forbes, Hootsuite, QuickSprout and others all claim to have the answer. However, many of the strategies used by publishers for optimizing engagement and boosting referral traffic from social are flawed. Read More

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Dismayed 'Values' Voters, Fearful of Clinton, Learn to Live With Trump

The Supreme Court has become a powerful unifying force for a nominee many Christian conservatives distrust.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Thwarted in attempted show of disrespect for U.S., female soccer star lashes out

(Paul Mirengoff) I don't follow women's soccer closely. However, I've seen enough of the U.S. team to know that if there's an act to get into, Megan Rapinoe, the flamboyant star midfielder, is probably going to get into it. Thus, it wasn't surprising when she decided to emulate Colin Kaepernick and disrespect America by refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Bill Lynch, the owner of the Washington Spirit against whom Repinoe's

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Hillary Clinton walks back comments slamming Donald Trump backers as 'irredeemable'

Hillary Clinton attempted Saturday to walk back her remark that half of Donald Trump's supporters are sexist, racist and homophobic and "irredeemable," saying she regretted saying "half."

"Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea. I regret saying 'half' -- that was wrong," Mrs. Clinton said ...

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After more than a decade, the fire still burns for Box CEO Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie at TechCrunch Disrupt Box CEO Aaron Levie has been at it for more than a decade. For a guy barely past 30, that means it's all he's done professionally for his entire adult life. You could forgive him if he were thinking about another challenge, but even after all this time, the fire still clearly burns for Levie. When I asked him about possibly getting bored in an in-person interview this week at… Read More

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Trump Tries to Capitalize as Clinton Regrets `Deplorables' Comment

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she regrets describing half of Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables" in a speech at a fundraiser, as Trump's campaign tried to capitalize on what it considered a major gaffe by the Democrat.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Clinton Apologizes for 'Deplorables' Remark on Trump Voters

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she regretted describing "half" of Republican Donald Trump's supporters as "a basket of deplorables" in remarks at a fundraiser.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Man Arrested After Stealing $600 From Old Lady's Bra

'They're stealing my money!'

Via: The Daily Caller

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

kinetise_screenshot01 Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, non-developers are able to create and deploy mobile apps. The company originally focused on selling… Read More

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Emily Ratajkowski Is Keeping Things Scandalous On Instagram

She won't apologize for wanting attention

Via: The Daily Caller

Pence Rebukes Clinton for Describing Some Trump Supporters as `Basket of Deplorables'

Americans who plan to vote for Donald Trump deserve Hillary Clinton's respect, his running mate Mike Pence said in a speech on Saturday, responding forcefully hours after the Democratic nominee described half of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables.""Hillary Clinton's low opinion of the people who support this campaign should be denounced in the strongest possible terms," the Indiana governor, a Republican, said Saturday at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington. "They're hard wo

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Mike Pence rebukes Hillary Clinton for her 'deplorable' slam of Trump voters

GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said Saturday that Hillary Clinton disrespected millions of hard-working Americans when she described a broad swath of Donald Trump's supporters as "irredeemable," arguing that it is more proof the Democrat is unfit to be the 45th president of the United States.

"Hillary Clinton's low ...

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Former EPA Chief Admits She Was Wrong About Air Quality Post 9/11

'I'm very sorry that people are dying'

Via: The Daily Caller

Gillmor Gang: The Enterprise Show

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Enterprise Gang — Paul Greenberg, Esteban Kolsky, Brent Leary, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. This enterprise-focused show features leading independent analysts discussing the changing nature of industry influencers, thought leaders, and the media. Realtime social networks are changing the nature of television, politics, and business as mobile intersects with the digital economy. Read More

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Disgrace: Clearly the FBI Intended to Let Hillary Get Away With Breaking National Security Laws

Hillary Clinton's Greatest Hits! The Email SUPERCUT – MUST WATCH VIDEO!The FBI was in on it.

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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

Record-Journal (Conn.), Sept. 9, 2016

Fifteen years ago, everything changed when a small group of fanatics took control of three large passenger jets and used them as guided missiles against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. ...

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Catholic University Drops Judge As Speaker Over Pro-Life Backlash

'Not respectful'

Via: The Daily Caller

With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (09/10/16)

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

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Basket of deplorables

(Scott Johnson) Hillary Clinton is circling the wagons and fighting off her enemies. She's not so much naming names as she is calling names, reducing the Democratic playbook to its essence. There is a bracing purity about this. I'll give her "grossly," but "generalistic"? (Don't spellcheck me, bro!) I think I know what she means. Do lift us up, Madam Hillary! Quotable quote: To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half

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Donald Trump campaign calls on Clinton to apologize for smearing supporters as 'deplorables'

Donald Trump's presidential campaign is calling on Hillary Clinton to apologize for calling half of his supporters "deplorables."

Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman, said in a statement that Mrs. Clinton has sunk to a new low.

"Just when Hillary Clinton said she was going to start running a positive campaign, ...

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North Dakota Oil Pipeline Rerouted Extensively To Please Protester Demands

Area deemed historically significant to Native Americans

Via: The Daily Caller

Italy: Public Masturbation Is Not A Crime


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Clinton: Half of Trump's Supporters in 'Basket of Deplorables'

The post Clinton: Half of Trump's Supporters in 'Basket of Deplorables' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Hillary Clinton: Half of Donald Trump supporters in 'basket of deplorables'

Hillary Clinton said Friday night that half of Donald Trump's supporters are sexist, racist and homophobic, writing off roughly a quarter of the American population as "irredeemable."

At a fundraiser in New York, Mrs. Clinton attempted to explain the support for Mr. Trump, who is running neck-and-neck with her in ...

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Pre-9/11 Flashback: How Bill Clinton Missed Bin-Laden

'I nearly got him. And I could have killed him'

Via: The Daily Caller

The Beginning Of Protest

end-of-protest The most provocative book I've read this year is The End Of Protest, by Micah White, one of the two initiators of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Remember Occupy? Those crazy days when, giddy with the apparent success of the previous year's Arab Spring, independent, decentralized groups of protestors, connected by cell phones and social media, seized public spaces across… Read More

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