October 15, 2016

Goldman Sachs, the Democrats' Friend

(John Hinderaker) Wikileaks has released transcripts of three speeches that Hillary Clinton gave for Goldman Sachs in 2013. These were events hosted by Goldman, presumably for clients–e.g., the "Builders and Innovators Summit." You can download the transcripts here. Hillary reportedly was paid $225,000 apiece. Some have found the speeches of great interest; ZeroHedge flags some relatively significant passages. My own opinion is that the speeches do not contain much of interest, and

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Hillary In Goldman Sachs Speech: People Who Oppose Immigration Are 'Un-American'

'They just have a backward-looking view of America'

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Hillary's Emails Allowed Clinton Foundation Donors To Get Favors On A 'Global Scale' [VIDEO]


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Interpol hunting for former Mexican governor

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican officials say the international police agency Interpol has issued a red notice for the detention of a former Mexican governor who is under investigation on allegations of corruption.

A federal official says the alert targets Guillermo Padres, who was governor of the northern border state ...

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El Chapo Is Coming To America In Early 2017

His legal team is still committed to fighting his extradition

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump Challenges Clinton to Drug Test Before Final Debate

Donald Trump tried to change the subject on Saturday, unveiling a plan to combat opioid addiction in the U.S. while also challenging his Democratic presidential competitor to take a drug test before their next debate. Yet he couldn't completely drop the subject of sex, or let go of the idea of a conspiracy to take the election from him.

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On pressuring the Supreme Court

(Paul Mirengoff) John has written about how Clinton operatives attributed Chief Justice Roberts' vote to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate to political pressure spearheaded by President Obama. The claim appears in WikiLeaks documents. There is little reason to believe that pressure exerted by Obama and his friends had anything to do with the Chief Justice's vote. Roberts' decision not to strike down Obamacare's key provision was consistent with his long held preference for

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DC Liberals Pose Threat To Democratic Mayor's Future

'People plead with me to run for mayor against Bowser'

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Employment in China's tech industry

Worker at small parts manufacturing factory in China looking through magnifier at microchips Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China's economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China's emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China's BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and hot startup scene have become part… Read More

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The Latest: Law enforcement seeks to reassure Kansas Somalis

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on an alleged plot against Somalis in Kansas (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Law enforcement sought to reassure Somalis and other immigrants in Garden City of their safety the day after three men were accused of plotting to target Somalis in the western Kansas ...

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Leaked Transcript Shows Hillary And Black Lives Matter Activists Clashed In Private Meeting

Systemic racism is 'the original sin of our founders'

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Trump Continued to Trail Clinton's Fundraising in September

Donald Trump raised $100 million for himself and the Republican Party in September, distantly trailing Democratic competitor Hillary Clinton as the campaign enters its final stretch.

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The AP Campaigns For Hillary

(John Hinderaker) We wrote here and here about how Associated Press reporter Jill Colvin has made herself and her "news" agency spokesmen for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Today Ms. Colvin outdid herself in reporting on Donald Trump's speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She begins: A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiated claims the contest is rigged against him, vowing anew to

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Tapper: Leaked Emails Show Clinton Allies 'Frustrated At Their Own Candidate'

The post Tapper: Leaked Emails Show Clinton Allies 'Frustrated At Their Own Candidate' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Law enforcement seek to reassure immigrants of their safety

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement sought to reassure Somalis and other immigrants in Garden City of their safety the day after three men were accused of plotting to target Somalis in the western Kansas community.

A complaint unsealed Friday charged Curtis Wayne Allen, Patrick Eugene Stein, and Gavin ...

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State Senator Under Fire After Sharing Photo Comparing BLM To Herd Of Cattle

'It's insulting, degrading'

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Trump Campaign Splits With Ohio's Republican Party Chairman

Donald Trump's Ohio campaign has severed ties with the Republican Party chairman in the battleground state, accusing him of "duplicity'' and of not fully supporting the billionaire's campaign, in the latest example of the dissension within the party over Trump.

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Ohio judge rules pipeline builder lacks rights to property

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio judge has ruled that a company seeking to build an ethane pipeline across Ohio for a Canadian company doesn't have the right acquire property through eminent domain.

The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2e7l0lv ) Wood County Common Pleas Judge Robert Pollex's ruling this week could ...

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National Park Service Has Another Case Of Sexual Harassment

The Park's superintendent failed to investigate or report the incident

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Funders must give minority founders a fair deal

Close-Up Of Black Token Against White Background I learned a shocking statistic recently: Less than 1 percent of venture capital funding goes to black founders. This must change. When funders fail to give entrepreneurs of color a fair chance, it's everyone's loss. Read More

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With All Due Respect: Best of the Week (10/15/16)

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

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Suspended judge gets new job with Iberville Parish

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A state district judge temporarily removed from the bench on misconduct counts has bounced back from a year-long suspension with a new job in Iberville Parish government.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2e40SCS) J. Robin Free, who until June presided over cases for the 18th Judicial District, is ...

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WIKILEAKS: Clinton Tells Union Members Anti-Fracking Extremists Should 'Get A Life'

'[M]y view is I want to defend natural gas'

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Tuberculosis comes to Minnesota

(Scott Johnson) Whatever happened to tuberculosis? I remember being tested for it in grade school in the late 1950's and early 1960's. I remember reading about it in The Magic Mountain in college. It's been a long time since I worried about it. The CDC reviews trends in tuberculosis in this fact sheet. Doing the work that the Star Tribune won't do, Michael Patrick Leahy reviews the Minnesota Department of Health study

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John Podesta email contains transcripts of Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs: WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks on Saturday published purported transcripts of paid speeches Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs in 2013.

The transcripts appear as attachments included in an email apparently sent to several members of Mrs. Clinton's campaign by its research director Tony Carrk on Jan. 23, 2016.

The subject ...

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EMAILS: Clinton Allies 'Believe The Obama Forces' Committed Voter Fraud In '08

'They are reliving the 08 caucuses'

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Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs

Person consuming overdose of medicines depicting concept of health expense Venture capital is a hell of a drug. Used properly, it's like adrenaline energizing many of the greatest companies of the past fifty years. Used incorrectly, it creates toxic dependencies. The conventional wisdom in the startup community is that when building the very best companies, more capital can be leveraged to accelerate even greater growth. But does this "go big or go… Read More

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Trump Campaign Raised $100m in Sept., Inc. $2m From Candidate

Donald Trump campaign says $100m a record amount for campaign. Campaign says $360m raised to date, inc. money from Trump Joint fundraising committees, campaign had $75m on hand at end of Sept. Comments made in e-mailed statement Saturday "Donald Trump continues to have incredible broad based support from across America" says Steven Mnuchin, Trump finance chairman NOTE: Clinton campaign said Oct. 2 it raised $154m in September including funds for Democratic Party

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Bill Maher blasts undecided voter Ken Bone as 'still too stupid' to pick either Trump or Clinton

Undecided voter Ken Bone became an internet sensation within moments of posing a question to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during last week's debate, but Bill Maher isn't amused by the sweater-clad everyman's newfound fame.

During Friday's episode of his HBO talk show, the comedian took aim at ...

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State Dept. May Have Used 'Friendly' Reporters To Manage Clinton Email Fallout

'Placing a story with a friendly at the AP'

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Gillmor Gang: Bret Taylor Talks Quip

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — A Conversation with Bret Taylor and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live at Dreamforce 16 Thursday, October 7, 2016. As CEO of Salesforce acquisition Quip, Bret Taylor returns to the Gang for a chat about his early work on Google Maps, co-founder of the legendary FriendFeed social network, CTO of Facebook, and his new role at Salesforce. @stevegillmor, @btaylor Directed by… Read More

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Former Lake Station mayor begins serving federal sentence

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Former Lake Station mayor Keith Soderquist has begun serving a four-year federal prison term for public corruption.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2drqhFm ) that, as of Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website showed the 47-year-old Soderquist was in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center ...

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People Prefer Soothing Young Female Voices For AI Robots

'They sleep next to them'

Via: The Daily Caller

How startups can use data to grow smarter

image: shutterstock/majcot Tech investing isn't what it used to be — even compared to six months ago. Investors are applying greater scrutiny to deals. Founders are realizing they can't favor growth over profitability, or vice-versa — both are crucial to success. There's a reason VCs are calling for "a return to fundamentals" — they don't want to see newly minted… Read More

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Bryant, other top Mississippi Republicans stick with Trump

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Several top Republicans in Mississippi are standing by presidential nominee Donald Trump as he denies accusations that he groped and kissed some women against their will.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker both say they want a Republican president to make the next ...

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Russia's War With The US Isn't A Possibility, It's Already Here

Russia's cyber campaign against the U.S. is just another form of war

Via: The Daily Caller

Watch all six episodes of our series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

trust-disrupted Our latest video series explores the world of bitcoin and the blockchain, and you can now watch all six episodes on YouTube and TechCrunch.com. The series features Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times reporter and the author of the book on which the series is based, along with several bitcoin developers, influencers and scholars tracing the history of bitcoin and analyzing its future.… Read More

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APNewsBreak: Report: US worker punished in retaliation act

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was punished by his supervisor for refusing to inflate damage estimates at a Vermont fish hatchery as it was being assessed for repairs after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, a federal investigation has found.

The ...

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