October 10, 2016

Phoenix VA Hires Fed After She Was Fired By Chicago VA For Lies, Abuse

Rules give even terminated feds re-hiring preference over vets, public applicants

Via: The Daily Caller

The new world of mobility

wificar The race to rule the autonomous car market is on. Google, Ford and now Uber have stepped up to the challenge, each with their own vision and ambitions as to what a driverless world will look like. What's clear is that technology is playing an ever-increasing role — where cities and existing modes of transit have stumbled — allowing us to completely rethink the mobility landscape. Read More

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Mexican officials helping Haitian illegal immigrants reach U.S.

Mexican officials are quietly helping thousands of illegal immigrant Haitians make their way to the United States, according to an internal Homeland Security document that details the route taken by the migrants, the thousands of dollars paid to human smugglers along the way and the sometimes complicit role of the ...

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Bill O'Reilly Blames Liberal Pubs For Backlash Against Chinatown Video

The host stands behind his 'gentle satirist.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Duolingo's new chatbots help you brush up on your foreign language conversation skills

duolingo-chat-app A lot of startups are talking about the possibilities of chatbots, but Duolingo recently launched one of the most interesting uses so far — practicing a new language. The Duolingo chatbots allow users to hold text message conversations in French, Spanish or German, with the chatbots take on different personas and discuss different topics. You probably won't mistake them for real… Read More

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Memorable and Creepy Moments From the Second Debate

Branding and image analyst Donny Deutsch breaks down the second presidential debate with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Clinton Adviser Asked if David Brock Was a 'Republican Plant'

A top adviser to Hillary Clinton, Neera Tanden, speculated in a newly leaked email that David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America, might actually be a "Republican plant" because his efforts to help Clinton were so "counterproductive."

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Obama's 'racial political era' topic of book

President Obama's name isn't on the ballot this year, but his skin color is.

That's the thrust of a new book by a political scientist, Michael Tesler, whose research of politics in the Obama era asserts that both major political parties have become more racially polarized as a response to ...

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Former Football Standout Arrested For Drug Possession

He's in big trouble

Via: The Daily Caller

The World Economic Forum is setting up a tech-focused hub in San Francisco

The logo of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is seen on the building of the Davos Congress center as the sun sets on January 29, 2011 in Davos. Some 2,500 political and industry leaders are gathered in the small alpine village for the forum, which ends on January 30. (Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) Recognizing the central role that technology now plays in the global economy, the World Economic Forum is establishing a new center in San Francisco to connect tech companies and policymakers in the heart of the world's technology industry. Building off the Forum's thesis of a "Fourth Industrial Revolution," the new facility will focus on bringing government officials… Read More

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Paul Ryan Is 'Making a Mistake': Trump Campaign Adviser

"This is a time our party should come together and focus on winning not just the House but the White House," Sarah Huckabee Sanders, senior adviser to Donald Trump, tells Bloomberg about House Speaker Paul Ryan. "We have seen what a Democrat president can do even if there is a Republican House. He is making a mistake if he doesn't understand that" NOTE: Ryan told Republican lawmakers in a conference call earlier today that he wouldn't defend Trump, would focus his efforts on electing members of

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Leaked Emails: Clinton Aides Feared Elizabeth Warren Would Back Sanders

Senior advisers to Hillary Clinton feared that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) would back primary opponent Bernie Sanders if the Democratic presidential nominee failed to forcefully oppose Wall Street banking, according to emails published by WikiLeaks on Monday.

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Fed up with Trump and Clinton, some voters weigh options

NEW YORK (AP) - Enough, already.

In a campaign in which the size of a candidate's genitalia has been publicly discussed, in a week in which shockingly sexual video has been unearthed and after a debate in which the leading contenders for the White House exposed new depths of down-and-dirty ...

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Afternoon Mirror: The Debate Edition (Round 2)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "No kids, it doesn't have to be like this … and it isn't always like this. This is an unfortunate year." — David Gregory, CNN political analyst.   Comedian Chelsea Handler disses Melania Trump  "1 on 3. That's just how he likes it. #Debates" — Chelsea Handler, comedian. Also this: "Hopefully […]

Via: The Daily Caller

How VCs can do more good

Woman holding a paper heart in her hands Venture capital does many great things for the United States. Importantly, it fuels the innovation economy, churning out disruptive products, companies and entire new industries. Indeed, venture is extreme capitalism. Creative destruction rolls over incumbents, and society is usually better off as a result. But a good society requires more than just a robust economy. Read More

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Clinton: Trump's "Locker Room Talk" Excuse Is Weak

Speaking at a rally in Detroit, Michigan, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for his apology during Sunday's debate for his sexually aggressive comments about women in a 2005 video.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Eleanor Holmes Norton: Clinton's 'deplorables' remark was 'worst line I've ever heard in politics'

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton declared Monday that Hillary Clinton's "deplorables" remark was one of the worst things she's ever heard a politician say.

The D.C. Democrat and Clinton ally told radio talk show host Bill Press that Mrs. Clinton had "some work to do" after Sunday night's presidential ...

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Leaked Emails Show Facebook Exec Shared Research With Clinton Campaign

Now Hillary's considering her for a cabinet position

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Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures

cutler_hololens_sim One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn't transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way. Read More

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Debate Coach: Trump Sniffed 'Louder Than Any Coke Fiend I've Ever Known'

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Clinton campaign feared Elizabeth Warren would endorse Bernie Sanders, hacked emails show

Hillary Clinton's top aides feared progressive hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren would shun the former first lady and instead endorse Sen. Bernard Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary, emails show, confirming that the Clinton campaign was well aware of its potential liabilities among liberals.

Emails released Monday by WikiLeaks show Clinton ...

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Hillary's Greek Tragedy

Trump went where no Republican presidential candidate has gone before – to talk frankly about Bill Clinton's behavior.

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German report calls Tesla's Autopilot a "hazard"

A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. Global car makers showed off hundreds of vehicles in China's commercial hub Shanghai on April 20, as the world's biggest auto market continues to attract despite a sharp deceleration in sales growth. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) A new study from Germany's Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) found that the autopilot feature of the Tesla Model S constitutes a "considerable traffic hazard," according to a report in Der Spiegel. Unsurprisingly, Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't agree and today said in a tweet that those reports were "not actually based on science," and repeated… Read More

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Clinton Foundation Infighting Alleged in New WikiLeaks Release

The Wikileaks website posted more than 2,000 new e-mails it said were hacked from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman after an initial batch last week purported to show excerpts from speeches the Democratic nominee gave to Wall Street banks.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Re-elect Ron Johnson

(Paul Mirengoff) Ron Johnson's victory over Russ Feingold in 2010 was probably the highlight of that election night for me. Unlike in Illinois, the victorious Republican was a strong conservative. Unlike in Pennsylvania, the Republican defeated an entrenched incumbent and one of the most left-wing members of the Senate. Sen. Johnson has not disappointed in office. Despite representing a purple state, Johnson has been a staunch conservative. His lifetime rating by the

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Clinton Campaign Fundraises Off of Trump's 'Jail' Threat

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is fundraising off of Donald Trump's threat to prosecute and possibly "jail" the Democratic nominee for her personal email use at the State Department.

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Undocumented immigrants find opportunity in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - For a long time, Lidia Gonzalez couldn't tell her story in detail without breaking down.

"She wasn't able to communicate with me - it was just all tears," said her attorney Yazmin Rodriguez.

Traumatized by her long captivity in Guatemala by a man who assaulted ...

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The Army Is The Fattest Military Branch

'The Army has strict physical fitness requirements'

Via: The Daily Caller

The IPO window may be opening, but for investors, getting liquid is still complicated

Image (1) unicorn-rainbow.jpg for post 85282 Venture capitalists and their financial backers may be feeling a skip in their step this week, following the recently successful IPOs of several tech companies, including the cloud software companies Nutanix, Apptio and Coupa Software. Snapchat is reportedly eyeing an IPO, too, which many industry insiders hope could spur an even broader wave of offerings. As always happens, media outlets… Read More

Source: TechCrunch