September 12, 2016

Good grief, John Kerry — Part Two

(Paul Mirengoff) After months of negotiating with Russia, John Kerry has obtained a "cease fire" agreement in Syria. The Washington Post characterizes the agreement as "the renewal of a cease-fire," which tells you all you need to know about the value of this deal. Like its predecessors, this agreement was made to be broken as far as Russia is concerned. Even significant portions of the Obama administration appear not to believe in

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez fights to restore death penalty after horrific murders

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has reignited her fight to bring back the death penalty as the state reels from a recent string of horrific murders, including the slayings of two police officers and three girls.

The Republican governor, who won her first term in 2010 as a staunch supporter ...

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America's Public Schools Are Getting Significantly Less White

Less than 25 percent in one school

Via: The Daily Caller

Crunch Report | Tesla Upgrades AutoPilot

It's the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt SF. We highlight one of the compnaies from Startup Battlefield, Tesla upgrades its autopilot to Version 8, Microsoft has a major CRM win, HP is buying Samsung's printer business and eBay launches a cell phone trade-in site quick sale. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Blavity, the Buzzfeed for black millennials, gets $1 million and a redesign

morgan-debaun84 Blavity, the new media and lifestyle site for the young and black in America, takes on meaningful subjects like the Black Lives Matter movement, NFL player protests and discrimination from Airbnb. The site, which showcases Buzzfeed like content such as "15 times athletes joined Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest," reaches about 7 million unique visitors per month and… Read More

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Clinton Campaign Swears Hillary Has 'No Other Undisclosed Condition'

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ID cards used for a lot more these days; Detroit next city

DETROIT (AP) - ID cards are being issued by a growing number of U.S. cities to make it easier for poor people and immigrants living in the country illegally to open bank accounts and access social services.

Those IDs are now being used for pharmacy discounts, free museum memberships and ...

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ISIS Controlling Low-Level Terrorists From Afar To Potentially Distract From Larger Plot

'Islamic State has filled up the pipeline with militants in Europe'

Via: The Daily Caller

CrunchBase Pro brings new search and analysis features for power users

crunchbase-skyline Today, live on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, CrunchBase announced CrunchBase Pro, a major update to its heavily used startup database. CrunchBase will still offer the same free features to longtime users, but more advanced search capabilities, market trend analytics, and lists to track industries, people, companies, and investors will add premium value for power users. The new features… Read More

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Former Clinton-Era Intelligence Director Woolsey to Advise Trump

R. James Woolsey, former head of CIA under President Clinton, says that though he's been Democrat all his adult life, he's "pleased to be asked" to advise Donald Trump.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Jill Stein Says She Would Not Have Killed Osama Bin Laden

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that she would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The post Jill Stein Says She Would Not Have Killed Osama Bin Laden appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Trucking: Safely Moving Our Communities Forward

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a good time to remember those who keep our country running.

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3D Systems outlines plans to shift 3D printing from prototype to production

The 3D printing industry has had a rough go of it, of late. In a few short years, it's gone from technology darling to victim of its own industry hype, a move that has had serious implications for some of the industry's biggest players. But as the consumer-facing wing of the space has seemingly hit the skids, another aspect of the technology is gaining serious momentum. Late… Read More

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Next President Should Make Fed More Transparent, Chamber Says

The Federal Reserve "should have to abide by the same basic principles as other regulators -- transparency, accountability, and due process in writing rules," according to a capital markets reform plan released Monday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Walkin' pneumonia

(Paul Mirengoff) Does Hillary Clinton really have pneumonia? I hadn't questioned the claim until I saw the clip below. It shows Clinton hugging a small girl immediately after leaving Chelsea Clinton's apartment. Isn't pneumonia a contagious disease? Walking pneumonia is. According to WebMD, the contagious period in most cases lasts less than 10 days. Moreover, researchers also think it takes prolonged close contact with an infected person to transmit walking pneumonia. Even

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Philippine President Calls for Withdrawal of U.S. Special Forces

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that U.S. special forces training Filipino troops in the southern Philippines against jihadist militants "have to go."

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Obama marks Muslim holiday with call to accept refugees

President Obama marked the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha Monday with a call for the U.S. to welcome refugees and immigrants.

"We are reminded of the millions of refugees around the globe who are spending this sacred holiday separated from their families, unsure of their future, but still hoping for ...

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GOP Funds HUGE Staffing Surge In Key States

'They lag behind our effort in organizers, volunteers, and voter registration'

Via: The Daily Caller

Instagram now lets everyone filter comments using blocklists, will show friends' comments first

instagram icon 2016 iOS Instagram today is rolling out a feature to all its users that will allow everyone to decide for themselves how they want to moderate comments on the photo-sharing service. First launched for business accounts in July, the social network is now making its default and custom comment keyword blacklists available to all users. This new feature will allow people to either enable a filter that… Read More

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Despite Concerns, Florida Begins Spraying for Zika

zikaIs Zika more dangerous than poison spray?

The post Despite Concerns, Florida Begins Spraying for Zika appeared first on DailySurge.

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Pence, Ryan to Hold Press Conference Tuesday in Washington

House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold press conference with Donald Trump's vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and other GOP House leaders Tuesday at RNC, according to statement from speaker's office.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Congress to Host First-Ever Forum in Favor of Boycotting Israel

Congress is scheduled to host what insiders described as the first-ever forum in favor of boycotting Israel, according to congressional sources and an invitation for the event being circulated by an anti-Israel organization.

The post Congress to Host First-Ever Forum in Favor of Boycotting Israel appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Opening Ceremony tackles issues in star-studded pageant

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening Ceremony, always game for something different at New York Fashion Week, threw a "Pageant of the People" hosted by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein with a star-studded panel that took on tough issues ranging from personal identity to prison reform.

Staged on Sunday night at ...

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Report: Clinton Campaign Staffers Were Infected With Same Bug That Hit Hillary


Via: The Daily Caller

CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service

College Paying for college sucks. And, unfortunately, college is getting more expensive just as having that degree is only increasing in importance as one of the keys to the kingdom of American success. I saved for college for years, working part-time jobs over several summers to help pay for the cost of my fancy liberal arts school degree (ask me about my job as a crawfish packer in Baton Rouge).… Read More

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Mitchell Frustrated With Clinton for Botching Health Episode: 'We've All Been Trying to Fact-Check' Conspiracy Theories

The post Mitchell Frustrated With Clinton for Botching Health Episode: 'We've All Been Trying to Fact-Check' Conspiracy Theories appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Donald Trump: People gaming the debates like Bobby Knight worked the refs

Donald Trump said on Monday that the system is being "gamed" ahead of the upcoming presidential debates, likening the situation to legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight working the referees and broaching the possibility of taking on Hillary Clinton with no moderator whatsoever.

"The system is being gamed, because everybody said ...

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Chris Brown Refuses To Stand For The National Anthem

'Stay classy...'

Via: The Daily Caller

LinkedIn courts users in emerging markets with LinkedIn Lite, online job placement tests

linkedin-india As LinkedIn continues to wait for the close of its $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft, it continues to build out its business, with the latest developments on the international front. Last week, LinkedIn announced that it had hit 100 million users in Asia Pacific, and today at an event in Delhi, India, it unveiled three new products it's rolling out in India, where it has 37… Read More

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