September 13, 2016

As Obama Hosts Suu Kyi, U.S. Firms Eye Piece of 8 Percent Growth

When Aung San Suu Kyi heads to the White House on Wednesday in her visit as de facto leader of Myanmar, U.S. companies will watch closely for any sign they'll get more access to the fast-growing Southeast Asian nation.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The 2016 Power Line Picks

(Paul Mirengoff) However one feels about this year's presidential election, I don't think conservatives can dispute the importance of the congressional races. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, a Republican House and Senate will be crucial to thwarting her left-wing designs. If Trump wins, a Republican House and Senate will be crucial to advancing the conservative part of his agenda (if any) and blocking the liberal part (if any). It's true that

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Black Maryland lawmakers push for diversity in marijuana industry

Maryland's black state lawmakers are weighing options to ensure that the state's nascent medical marijuana industry includes its fair share of minority-owned businesses.

The Legislative Black Caucus, which comprises 45 of the General Assembly's 188 members, has criticized the lack of racial diversity in an independent commission's licensing of 15 ...

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Powell: Trump Is The Best Shot To Beat Hillary Clinton For Republicans

30,000 emails stolen from his personal email account...

Via: The Daily Caller

See Jane Go live today

See Jane Go app Ride hailing services aimed at women drivers and passengers are a small but growing niche. See Jane Go is officially up and running today; drivers and passengers can download the app on iOS or Android to get started. SafeHer will be launching in Boston this fall with plans to expand to four cities soon after. In reporting on See Jane Go and SafeHer (the ride hailing service known briefly… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Which basket are you in?

There are just eight weeks to go until election day, and while many of us have had pneumonia on the mind for the past 2 days, the meme that will likely stick with voters these next two months is "basket of deplorables." Hillary Clinton's fundraiser-comment-heard-'round-the-world doesn't look like it's going away, but that not be the worst thing for the Democratic nominee. Donald Trump clearly believes that the "baskets" remark is a slam dunk, and so far has mostly avoided the topic of his oppone

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Lawmakers Consider Bill Expanding VA Firing Powers

House lawmakers this week will consider the latest legislative effort to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to more easily hold employees accountable for misconduct, amid warnings from the Obama administration that the new bill would "undermine" the agency's workforce.

The post Lawmakers Consider Bill Expanding VA Firing Powers appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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The Latest: Tennessee House debates whether to oust member

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a bid to oust a sitting Tennessee state legislator for the first time in 36 years. (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

Tennessee lawmakers are debating whether to oust a sitting member for the first time in 36 years.

The move to expel state ...

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Police Sued After Allegedly Body-Slamming Autistic Teen

'Delivered "knee strikes" and punches'

Via: The Daily Caller

Apple just released tvOS 10 and here's what's new

Apple TV The Apple TV is receiving an update today — tvOS 10. Apple announced the update at WWDC and it's now available to download. Head over to the Settings app on your Apple TV to download the update. While it was the smallest of the updates announced at WWDC, it got even more minor over the summer as single sign-on isn't available yet — Apple will ship this feature later… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

George W. Bush's 9/11 Tribute Stands in Contrast to Protests

gw2Love of the Red, White, and Blue shines through

The post George W. Bush's 9/11 Tribute Stands in Contrast to Protests appeared first on DailySurge.

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Potential Bridge Closure Juror Questions Witness Honesty

A potential juror questioned the honesty of witnesses who make deals with prosecutors ahead of the trial of two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, where a key government witness has such an agreement.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Vast White Blood Cell Conspiracy

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Pence: Clinton trying to distract voters from 'deplorables' comments

Donald Trump' s running mate Mike Pence said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's attempts to tie the GOP ticket to former KKK leader David Duke and "people of ill motives" is a desperate move aimed at distracting voters from her slandering of their supporters as "deplorables."

Mr. Pence is making the ...

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Germany Takes Out ISIS Sleeper Cell Full Of Syrians, Finds Fake Passports And Tons Of US Cash

The men were suspected to have ties to the Paris attack terrorists

Via: The Daily Caller

Microsoft's Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux

A Microsoft logo sits on a flag flying in the grounds of the Nokia Oyj mobile handset factory, operated by Microsoft Corp., in Komarom, Hungary, on Monday, July 21, 2014. Microsoft said it will eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest round of cuts in its history, as Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella integrates Nokia Oyj's handset unit and slims down the software maker. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty Images Microsoft's CTO for Azure (and occasional novelist) Mark Russinovich is extremely bullish about microservices. In his view, the vast majority of apps — including enterprise apps — will soon be built using microservices. Microsoft, with its variety of cloud services and developer tools, obviously wants a piece of that market. With Service Fabric, the company offers a service… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Reinstate Ohio's Voting 'Golden Week'

Rejecting calls from Ohio Democrats, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reinstate a voting period known as "Golden Week," when people could register and cast ballots at the same time.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Syria "cease fire" already violated

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, I wrote about the farcical Syria cease fire negotiated by John Kerry with Russia. If I had waited a few hours, I would have learned that the agreement, which went into effect yesterday, was immediately violated. According to the Washington Post: Residents and activists of the besieged rebel portion of Aleppo said that Syrian government helicopters had dropped barrel bombs on one neighborhood of the city and that loyalist

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Iran Threatened to Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Surveillance Aircraft

Iran threatened on Saturday to gun down two U.S. Navy surveillance planes that were flying in the Persian Gulf in close proximity to the Islamic Republic's territory, Fox News reported Tuesday, citing three defense officials.

The post Iran Threatened to Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Surveillance Aircraft appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Pagliano defies subpoena to avoid testifying on Clinton emails

Bryan Pagliano, who helped maintain Hillary Clinton's controversial email server, defied a congressional subpoena and refused to appear for a hearing Tuesday looking into the setup and deletion of her secret email account.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said he's going to figure out what options he can pursue, ...

Source: stories: Politics

Students At This Massachusetts Elementary Can Kiss Homework Goodbye

Essex Elementary teachers can put down the red pens and their students can jump for joy

Via: The Daily Caller

Industrious co-working space startup lands $37 million Series B

hires_bk_145 Industrious, a WeWork competitor that offers workspace to entrepreneurs, has today announced the close of a $37 million Series B round. Riverwood Capital led the round, with participation from Outlook Ventures and Maplewood. Industrious currently has 12 locations across the country, including cities like Atlanta, St. Louis, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Chicago, Austin, and… Read More

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Pence Assures House Republicans Trump Message Will Be Positive

Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, assured House Republicans in meeting this morning that the pair would be putting forward a message about a positive agenda, Rep. Dennis Ross says.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Charlie Rose to Bill Clinton: 'I'm Trying to Be as Helpful Here as I Can' About Foundation

The post Charlie Rose to Bill Clinton: 'I'm Trying to Be as Helpful Here as I Can' About Foundation appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Mexican living in Houston gets life term for human smuggling

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a 36-year-old convicted human smuggler from Mexico linked to the deaths of two immigrants must live out his life in a U.S. prison.

Noe Aranda-Soto of San Carlos, Mexico, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Victoria.

Investigators say Aranda-Soto, who was in ...

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Iran Threatened To Shoot Down 33 US Navy Aviators In International Airspace

'It's one thing to tell someone to get off your lawn, but we weren't on their lawn'

Via: The Daily Caller

GGV Capital just made a couple of high-profile hires

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-9-08-20-am GGV Capital, the nearly 20-year-old cross-border venture firm, with offices on both Sand Hill Road and in Beijing and Shanghai, has brought some new, interesting people into its orbit: Jason Costa, who spent the last three years as a product manager at Pinterest and the two previous years working on Twitter's platform, has joined the outfit as an entrepreneur-in-residence;… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Coming Soon to a State Near You: A Single Judge Takes Over Connecticut Public School System

judge-gavelLiberals are giddy at this takeover

The post Coming Soon to a State Near You: A Single Judge Takes Over Connecticut Public School System appeared first on DailySurge.

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Clinton Aide Pagliano Will Not Testify Before Congress: Lawyers

One of the aides who helped maintain Hillary Clinton's private email server will not come to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte on Tuesday, according to a letter from his lawyers to the Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Joe Biden says he could beat Donald Trump at jogging

Deflecting concerns about the health of Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said even he is in better physical shape than Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"I'd like to jog with him. I don't think he could keep up," Mr. Biden, 73, told reporters while fundraising Monday night in Rock ...

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Massachusetts Voters Oppose Charter Schools

'Not everybody can go to the charter schools'

Via: The Daily Caller

Native mobile adtech startup Avocarrot acquired by Glispa Global Group for $20M

1 Native mobile advertising startup Avocarrot — which, interestingly, was in the first cohort of company builder Entrepreneur First — has been acquired by adtech company Glispa Global Group. Read More

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Altman: Don't See Clinton's Health as Serious Problem

Roger Altman, founder and executive chairman at Evercore Partners, and Harvard University Professor Kenneth Rogoff discuss concerns over Hillary Clinton's health, problems with Donald Trump's economic plan, anti-trade populism, and bi-partisan support in Washington for infrastructure spending. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Ellison's 9/11

(Scott Johnson) In advance of the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, the Washington Post opened its pages to Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison for a column under the headline "I'm the first Muslim in Congress. I believe America can beat Islamophobia." It's another manifestation of the phenomenon John wrote about in "The true significance of September 11…." Ellison doesn't have much to say about the association of terrorism and any form of

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Bill Clinton: Hillary Clinton almost certainly healthier than Donald Trump

Former President Bill Clinton says that based on Hillary Clinton's lifestyle and underlying indicators, she's almost certainly in better health than her GOP rival Donald Trump, but that it's tough to know for sure because Mr. Trump hasn't disclosed as much information as Mr. Clinton's wife has.

"First of all, ...

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Sourcery raised $5 million to help restaurants and food vendors deal with each other, and not lost receipts or invoices

Restaurants use Sourcery to handle accounts payable without a lot of paper to Web data entry. Sourcery Technologies Inc. has raised $5 million in venture funding for software that helps restaurateurs and corporate kitchens order from vendors, keep track of their inventory and expenses, and figure out the appropriate prices for different ingredients. Marker LLC led Sourcery's new round joined by Steadfast Venture Capital and the company's earlier backers including Palantir… Read More

Source: TechCrunch