September 15, 2016

Trump Acknowledges 'Obama Was Born in the United States'

Donald Trump's campaign said Thursday that the Republican presidential nominee believes President Barack Obama was born in the U.S., despite years of questioning that biographical detail.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

No, Incomes Didn't Soar In 2015

(John Hinderaker) On Tuesday, the Census Bureau released its annual report on income and poverty in the United States, based on the Current Population Survey. The report found that median household income increased by an inflation-adjusted 5.2% in 2015. President Obama and Hillary Clinton hailed this finding as a vindication of eight years of stagnation, and newspapers played up the 5.2% increase as the best economic news in a long time. Of

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Donald Trump acknowledges Obama born in U.S., blames Hillary Clinton for 'birther' issue

In a statement released Thursday night, Donald Trump moved to take the "birther" issue off the plate by releasing a statement acknowledging that Barack Obama was born in the U.S.

The statement accuses the Hillary Clinton campaign of bringing up the issue in the first place and says Mr. Trump ...

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Trump Drops 15% Rate for Partnerships in Latest Tax Proposal

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has dropped a major tax cut for businesses organized as pass-through entities, including partnerships, from his tax overhaul proposals, according to the latest version of those plans.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Is Hillary's "fainting" a game changer?

(Paul Mirengoff) Donald Trump had been gaining ground on Hillary Clinton before she appeared to collapse at a 9/11 event this weekend. Although the tycoon was still trailing, it seemed like he was within around two points of Clinton. When Clinton fainted (if that's the right word), I felt that this event, captured as it was by cameras, would be worth at least two points to Trump. The very latest polls suggest

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Audit: IRS Improperly Denied Information to Taxpayers

The IRS may have violated taxpayers' rights when they improperly denied information to those who filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the agency, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Planned Parenthood executive: Donald Trump is our 'biggest concern'

A prominent Planned Parenthood official said the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is the abortion provider's "biggest concern" right now.

Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of California Planned Parenthood, which performs more abortions than any other Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation, said in an interview with Capitol Weekly ...

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Obama Admin. Opens The Internet To Food Stamp Purchases

'Online purchasing shows great promise to improve access to healthy food'

Via: The Daily Caller

Warren Asks 'What the Heck Happened' at DOJ During Crisis

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, is urging the next U.S. president to investigate and potentially jail bankers involved in the 2008 financial crisis. She explains the questions she wants answered on the lack of indictments by the Department of Justice in the wake of the crisis. She speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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New U.S.-Israel Security Deal Edges Congress Out of Aid Appropriations

The Israeli government agreed to a provision under the new 10-year U.S.-Israel security aid agreement that requires the Jewish state to return any money appropriated by Congress that exceeds levels set by President Obama.

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 8 points in Iowa: Poll

Donald Trump has opened up an 8-point lead on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released Thursday.

Mr. Trump led Mrs. Clinton by a 45 percent to 37 margin in Iowa, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein ...

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It's Going To Be A Long Day For MTV's Ana Marie Cox

Speak your mind at your own peril.

Via: The Daily Caller

When music and technology collide

Fans hold up their phones during a concert Some might say that technology is killing the music industry. But if you look around, there's a beautiful marriage there — the music industry is evolving every day, and artists are embracing technology in new and innovative ways. Read More

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Donald Trump: Low-Income Americans Will Pay No Income Tax

Republican nominee Donald Trump discusses his tax proposal during a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Thursday.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Inside the Ring: North Korea Seeks Aid While Building Nukes

The North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop nuclear weapons and missiles at the same time the government is begging international aid groups to provide flood relief.

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John Boehner, former House Speaker, joins board of Reynolds American, tobacco company: Report

In 2014, John Boehner told Jay Leno, "I smoke cigarettes and I'm not giving that up to be President of the United States." The former House Speaker's new gig, however, is unlikely to come with any such pressures.

Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Mr. Boehner is joining the ...

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DNC Actually Floats Idea That Reading Their Leaked Emails Will Get You Hacked Too

'The DNC is the victim of a crime'

Via: The Daily Caller

500px's new app lets pros edit RAW photos, license their work & find jobs

500px1 500px, the photo-sharing service aimed at professional photographers, is today launching a new mobile app aimed at serving the needs of this audience by offering editing tools along with a way to license their images through the company's custom photography service. The company last year rolled out its global photography on-demand service to select clients, and now the new app, called… Read More

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Trump Health 'Excellent,' Doctor Says, Issuing Test Results

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in "excellent physical health," according to his long-time doctor, Harold Bornstein, who on Thursday provided a range of details from the candidate's laboratory reports for the first time.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The wheedle and the damage done

(Scott Johnson) No American president has ever done more damage to American national security or America's standing in the world than Barack Obama. We've never had a president quite like him before. I think the damage is attributable to his rabid belief in the myths of the left-wing critique of the United States. We will be living with the damage he has done for a long time to come (if we are

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House Votes to Temporarily Block Guantanamo Transfers

House lawmakers on Thursday voted to temporarily bar the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees from the United States and foreign countries, in defiance of a veto threat from the Obama administration.

The House voted 244-174 to approve the Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Prohibition Act, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, to foreign countries or the United States until the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for next fiscal year is signed into law or until the next president takes office.

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House votes to block Gitmo closure

The House voted Thursday to block any more transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, striking a symbolic blow against President Obama after he signaled last week he still believes there's a chance to shutter the prison before he leaves office.

The 244-174 vote, which broke chiefly along party lines, is ...

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Poll: Most Americans Aren't Willing To Pay For Obama's Global Warming Plans

Expected to cost a staggering $41 billion annually

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Carbon 3D raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3-D printing tech

carbon3d Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon 3D Inc., the Redwood City, Calif. company known for its rapid, 3-D printing technologies. The three-year-old startup added $81 million in venture funding to its Series C round, from strategic investors including BMW Group, GE, Nikon and JSR Corp., and… Read More

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Trump in 'Excellent Physical Health,' Doctor Says

Donald Trump has been hospitalized only once, for an appendectomy at age 11, and his parents lived into their late 80's and 90's, his doctor says in letter released by campaign.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

After 'Bridgegate,' Gov. Chris Christie's fortunes changed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, law-and-order leader. Then came "Bridgegate."

It started three years ago this month when two of the three approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge were shut down as part of what prosecutors say was a ...

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Cruz Fundraises With Vulnerable Senators

These Senators will get a huge boost in funding

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Defensibility creates the most value for founders

Glorieta, New Mexico. An antique Spanish suit of armour. Some advisers tell founders, "Don't worry about defensibility. Focus on doing something to delight customers and do it better." That's okay. But, if I have a choice, I'd rather start a business where I know if it works, it will be defensible… that I can really protect it from competition. The best way to get true defensibility in the digital world seems to be… Read More

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Hillary Clinton Hints She May Not Renominate Garland for Court

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hinted she might not renominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if she is elected and the seat remains unfilled.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

EXCLUSIVE: Berkeley Student Mob Shuts Down Pro-Trump Demonstration [VIDEO]

'F**k your wall'

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Microsoft says its Edge browser is still more energy-efficient than its competitors

browser_comparison_energy Once upon a time, browsers were all about getting faster and scoring better on JavaScript benchmarks than their competitors. While speed still matters, many developers have recently focused more on energy efficiency than speed (which makes sense, given that most users now browse on laptops). When Microsoft said that its Edge browser was more energy-efficient than its competitors like Chrome… Read More

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Trump: Flint Pastor Who Confronted Him Was 'Nervous Mess'

"Something was up" with pastor who confronted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at black church in Flint, Mich., yday, Trump says on Fox News.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Clinton health update

(Scott Johnson) The Clinton campaign released a letter from her personal physician addressing her physical condition following her collapse at the 9/11 Memorial ceremony in New York on Sunday. The letter disclosed that Secretary Clinton was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia. A copy of the letter has been posted online here. Clinton returns to the campaign trail today. We asked the prominent internist who wrote us regarding Clinton's diagnosis of pneumonia this past

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CNN Host Defends Clinton When Cuomo Calls Trump a 'Machine' Compared to Her

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton tied in four-way race: poll

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied in a four-way match-up in the presidential race, according to a CBS/New York Times poll released Thursday.

Among likely voters, Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton were tied at 42 percent apiece in the survey, with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson ...

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Pandora debuts a $5 per month streaming service with more skips, replays and offline access

The Inc. Prime Music mobile app is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Inc. introduced advertising-free music streaming with more than a million songs, ramping up competition against Apple Inc., Spotify Ltd. and Pandora Media Inc. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Confirming earlier reports, Pandora today announced the launch of a new paid music service called "Pandora Plus." While this service doesn't offer a true alternative to Spotify, in terms of on-demand listening, the new $4.99 per month paid option offers a wider set of features, including the ability to skip more songs, more replays, and support for offline listening. The… Read More

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Trump to Talk Taxes as Economists Question Cost

Donald Trump will visit the Economic Club of New York today to offer details on his tax plan. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker examines the biggest questions about the plan as Trump's campaign builds momentum in battleground states. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Obama will create first marine national monument in Atlantic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will establish on Thursday the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move that's designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England.

The White House said the designation will lead to a ...

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What it will take to create inclusive high-tech incubators and accelerators

diversity The success of high-tech accelerators has ignited the creation of similar models around the country hoping to replicate their accomplishments. But their achievements have not come without criticism. The exclusivity of the high-tech sector in general is reflected in the lack of diverse entrepreneurs being supported by high-tech accelerators and, to a lesser degree, by high-tech incubators. Read More

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