October 16, 2016

Personal foul, shooting a jump shot

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about the absurd personal foul that was called a few weeks ago against Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins for celebrating a big play by pretending to shoot a bow and arrow. This week, Vernon Davis, also of the Redskins, was assessed a personal foul for something at least as innocuous — shooting a jump shot with the football. Davis is a native Washingtonian who played his

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EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone Is 'Pondering' Writing A Book On Trump Campaign And Election

Tweeted that his non-disclosure agreement is 'invalid'

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WTF is a container?

wtf-containers You can't go to a developer conference today and not hear about software containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and a bunch of other names with a nautical ring to them. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and everybody else seems to have jumped on this bandwagon in the last year or so, but why is everybody so excited about this stuff? To understand why containers are such a big deal, let's… Read More

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Obama administration sues Peter Thiel, Palantir; conservatives see political reprisal

A bitter struggle between an innovative Silicon Valley software inventor and the Army has shifted from the raging battlefields of Afghanistan to a sedate federal claims court in Washington.

For years, Palantir Technologies, led by big-bucks Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel, has pushed the Army unsuccessfully to buy its intelligence ...

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Here Are Al Gore Sex Assault Allegations The Media Covered Up

The New York Times and Washington Post have morphed into the personal Facebook pages of random women making unsubstantiated allegations against Donald Trump. So maybe they should at least finally quote a female masseuse's statements to police about Al Gore allegedly sexually assaulting her in a Portland Hotel. In 2010, the Portland Police announced they […]

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John Podesta emails encourage UFO buffs seeking declassification in a Clinton administration

If the truth is out there, John Podesta's private email may provide a road map to find it.

It's no secret that the Hillary Clinton campaign chairman is a UFO buff, but the recent WikiLeaks dump of Mr. Podesta's hacked account sheds new light on how deeply interested he is ...

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WIKILEAKS: Clinton Foundation Left Harlem For Wall Street Space With Goldman Sachs

'Keep in mind that we risk exposure'

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Republican Headquarters in North Carolina Firebombed; Is Democrats' Violent Rhetoric to Blame?

(John Hinderaker) Last night, the Republican Party headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina was firebombed, presumably by a group of Democrats: Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County's GOP headquarters, setting supplies and furniture ablaze. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed, apparently because the premises were unoccupied at the time of the attack. The fire gutted the Republican headquarters: It is rather

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Whiskey Rebellion: Union Workers Walk Out Of Distilleries

'We seek a better work/life balance'

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N.C. GOP office firebombed, vandals warn 'Nazi Republicans, leave town or else'

A North Carolina Republican Party office suffered major damage after being firebombed late Saturday or early Sunday in what a party official described as a "hate crime."

An explosive device was thrown overnight through the window of the headquarters of the Orange County Republican Party while a swastika and the ...

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Merkel Calls For 'National Push' To Get Rid Of Rejected Migrants

'Most of them came for economic reasons'

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N.C. County GOP Headquarters May Have Been Firebombed: Observer

Police say a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the Orange County Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina, according to a Sunday report in the Charlotte Observer. No one was injured, but "the office itself is a total loss," said Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of state party, according to the Observer Police said "Nazi Republicans get out of town or else" was spray-painted on nearby building: Observer

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EXCLUSIVE: CEO Says 'Stumpf Should Be Shipped To ISIS As Their Personal Banker'

'I think Congress missed the mark'

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A Look into Chile's innovative startup government

View of the Andes, plants and city from Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago, Chile For better or for worse, Chile is often held up as the economic model for Latin America. More so even than other up-and-coming tech centers, the story of startup entrepreneurialism in Chile is a story of concerted government policy. That policy is formulated by the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile, which is tasked with promoting economic growth in the country. Read More

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Civil War on the Left, Part 29: Leo in Trouble

(Steven Hayward) This is just too much fun—a chance for a "Civil War on the Left" and a Green Weenie Award post at the same time. The "rainforest" people are mad at Leo DiCaprio. From the Hollywood Reporter: Leonardo DiCaprio Urged to Step Down From UN Climate Change Role By Alex Ritman In perhaps the biggest attack on Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental credibility, a rainforest charity on Friday called on the actor to

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NASA's Mars mission on standby for next president

President Obama set a goal last week of landing a manned mission on Mars by the 2030s, but space exploration advocates say they have no clue whether the next president is prepared to follow through on that goal.

Indeed, other than a drive-by shoutout to the space program when they ...

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CNN Host Claims It's ILLEGAL For Public To View WikiLeaks Emails [VIDEO]

'Everything you're learning about this, you're learning from us.'

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Iraq founders gather at Fikra Fair to show their nation has more to offer than oil

Iraqi e-Commerce entrepreneurs speak at Fikra Fair 2016 in Baghdad. This weekend in Baghdad, tech entrepreneurs and local government officials gathered at the Fikra Fair to network, demo their apps and show the world that Iraq has more to offer than oil. According to the Human Rights Watch, challenging realities of daily life for many people in Iraq include sky-high food prices, cash shortages, a lack of communications infrastructure, and restricted access… Read More

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Those Fears About Fixed or Hacked U.S. Elections: QuickTake Q&A

Donald Trump, a man who prizes winning above all, shows no interest in being an agreeable loser, should it come to that. The Republican U.S. presidential nominee complains about a "rigged" system favoring Democrat Hillary Clinton and says he will lose in Pennsylvania, a battleground state, only "if cheating goes on." Even though the U.S. supplies advisers and observers to monitor democratic elections around the globe, Trump is far from the first politician to question the integrity and fairness

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INNOVATE2016: Are we on the verge of Brexit 2.0

The danger is taking the election for granted and then being sucker punched by a vast undercurrent of populist anger against the establishment. Read More

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Trump Says Polling-Place Cheating Leading to 'Rigged' Election

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his surrogates amplified their rhetoric on the racially charged issue of voting fraud, accusing Democrats of systematic cheating that could throw the election to Hillary Clinton.

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Who's Deplorable?

(Steven Hayward) One of the things that emerges clearly from the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta's email chain, as noted here previously, is the utter contempt liberals have for "everyday Americans," and their cherished institutions like the Catholic Church. The left has no problem discussing how they want to force the Catholic Church to change so as to conform to the current leftist party line. But this Podesta email, posted right after

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'Take The Money!!': Emails Show How Clinton Campaign Manages Foreign Donations

"Take the Money!"

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The loss of an ARM

Pounds Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank recently acquired British microchip manufacturer ARM Holdings. ARM's shareholders approved the $32 billion deal at the end of August, and the company was delisted from the London Stock Exchange on September 5. The deal represents the largest acquisition of a European technology company. Ever. Read More

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Podesta Wished San Bernardino Shooter Was Named Chris Hayes

In the wake of last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta privately wished that the shooter's name were Christopher Hayes, hacked emails show.

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Speaker pushing for review of state ethics laws

BOSTON (AP) - House Speaker Robert DeLeo is pushing for a special panel to review ethical guidelines for public officials in Massachusetts.

The Winthrop Democrat's resolution to create the 11-member Task Force on Integrity in State and Local Government is scheduled for a public hearing at the Statehouse on Tuesday.


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Email: Lobbyist Asks For Meeting With Valerie Jarrett And Offers $5,000 To Clinton Aide

'I think our new pro-engagement pac can contribute $5k to the event'

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Kaine: No Apology Necessary For Campaign Emails Mocking Catholics

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Mike Pence, GOP vice-presidential nominee: We will 'absolutely' accept election results

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence said his ticket will "absolutely" accept the results of the election, saying any sense of a "rigged" election stems from an avalanche of negative media coverage about his running mate, Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump has urged his supporters to watch out for funny business at ...

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Trump Behind By 4 Points In Latest Poll

numbers stable since Trump comments

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Pence Says He, Trump Will Accept Results of November Election

"We will absolutely accept the result of the election," GOP VP Mike Pence tells Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday. Pence goes on to say, "But the American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media. That's where the sense of a rigged election goes here, Chuck." NOTE: Yday, Trump Lashes Out at Accusers, Bemoans Election 'Rigged' by Media

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Analyze this

(Scott Johnson) In her weekly Wall Street Journal column Kim Strassel draws on the emails released last week by WikiLeaks for the illumination they cast on the proliferating Clinton scandals. Executive summary: "a devastating case against a Clinton presidency." Where to begin? Start with a June 2015 email to Clinton staffers from Erika Rottenberg, the former general counsel of LinkedIn. Ms. Rottenberg wrote that none of the attorneys in her circle of

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Gingrich: Trump Would Be Beating Clinton by 15 Points if Not for the Media

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Joe Biden: Donald Trump's own remarks offer 'textbook definition of sexual assault'

Vice President Joseph D. Biden Jr. on Sunday said Donald Trump suffers from an "instinctive abuse of power" and that his own words give credence to women who have accused the Republican presidential nominee of groping them.

Mr. Biden said the vast majority of men don't share the views of ...

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This 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch Was Too Much For Donald Trump

He's not happy...

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COMMENTARY: Will Big Sister be Watching You in 2017?

big-brotherAlways watching

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Pelosi Says Election Could Give Democrats Control of U.S. House

U.S. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said she thinks her party could win control of the chamber in the Nov. 8 elections.

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Pelosi Defends Clinton Secretly Insulting Environmentalists: 'I'm Never Good Enough for the Far Left'

The post Pelosi Defends Clinton Secretly Insulting Environmentalists: 'I'm Never Good Enough for the Far Left' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Mike Pence: 'Couldn't be more proud' to stand by Donald Trump, despite groping claims

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday the media are piling on with "unsubstantiated claims" about ticket-topper Donald Trump's past behavior around women and that he "couldn't be more proud" to stand with the real estate mogul.

A number of women — the latest tally is nine ...

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SNL Mocks Bill Clinton's Accusers, Who Hillary Tried To Destroy

I tried to watch last night's SNL, because in October 2016 it is a grim obligation. I tried, I really did, but I only got through it as far as the first bit below: Hillary: "Get real. I'm made of steel. This is nothing. Hi, girls!" [LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE] I couldn't watch after that. It's fine […]

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Peter Thiel will donate $1.25M to the Trump campaign, despite the latest controversies

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Peter Thiel surprised Silicon Valley enough when he endorsed controversial Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Valley investors and entrepreneurs — the vast majority of whom do not support Trump — are likely to be even more taken aback by the news that Thiel has chosen this point to donate $1.25 million to his campaign.… Read More

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Trump Says Lost Large Number of Women Voters on 'Made Up Events'

"Polls close, but can you believe I lost large numbers of women voters based on made up events THAT NEVER HAPPENED," Donald Trump says on Twitter. Trump repeats assertion that media is "rigging" the election NOTE: Oct. 14; Trump Talks 'Reckoning' as Clinton Gains; *NOTE: Oct. 14; Trump's Lead Shrinks in Pence's Indiana, Monmouth Poll Finds NOTE: Related story; Trump Challenges Clinton to Drug Test Before Final Debate

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Sunday morning coming down

(Scott Johnson) If the Nobel Prize for Literature is to recognize literary merit, I regret that Philip Roth has not received the award. He has deserved it for a long time. In the course of a long career John Updike distinguished himself in every literary form without ever winning the recognition of the award. His disappointment was refracted through satire in one of his lesser stories about Henry Bech, his literary alter

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Libertarian Party sees surge of new voters in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska's Libertarian Party.

Although it's still dwarfed by the Republican and Democratic parties, the Libertarian Party has seen a 28 percent increase in voter registrations since the state's May primary. The number of registered Libertarians ...

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When Art Mattered

You have to admire somebody who just never quits. Such was the playwright/novelist/filmmaker/ballet scenario-maker/artist Jean Cocteau, who was an indispensable part of early twentieth century French culture, and what his biographer Claude Arnaud calls "the sad clown of modernity." It all comes to a close when the emaciated, former opium addict Cocteau, lover of so many beautiful boys and men, dies in a world so different from the Belle Époque in which he came to flower, but in a world where Bob Dylan sang to the Tambourine Man, the Beats had issued their anti-Establishment howls, and where the virile Jean-Paul Belmondo had starred in Godard's Breathless. The world of Cocteau's youth was different. It was a world that now seems merely historic, a more perfumed world, replete with classical allusions (Cocteau wrote an Orpheus and other works on classical themes), a world where making it clear you wanted La Gloire made you already interesting.

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Guns & Politics: We Are NOT A Nation Of Immigrants

FACT: We Are A Nation Of Conquerors Founded With Guts, Gunpowder And Laws

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Des Moines Register Endorses Clinton for President (Earlier)

Hillary Clinton is the ''only choice for president,'' the Des Moines Register editorial board writes in endorsement published Oct. 15. The Democratic nominee is "intelligent, experienced and respected by our allies around the world": Des Moines Register "The case for a Clinton presidency could easily be made even if the GOP nominee wasn't Donald Trump, a man who has never held public office, never worked in the public sector, has no experience in foreign relations, and has relatively few politic

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The Obamacare meltdown

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama has two signature accomplishments: Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal. It will be a good while before we see the main consequences of the deal with Iran, though John Podesta's assessment that it may well lead to nuclear war and represents the biggest appeasement since Munich seems sound. As for Obamacare, Podesta's pal Bill Clinton's assesses it as "the craziest thing in the world." But we need not

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Trump Spends Heavily on Direct Mail to Win Mom-and-Pop Donors

Donald Trump has been spending heavily on direct-mail marketing to win the millions of small donations supporting his presidential campaign, new disclosures show.

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'Doubly invisible' immigrants yearn for ID

HOUSTON (AP) - Laura Vanessa Gutierrez doesn't exist, at least on paper.

She is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who was never issued a birth certificate. She's one of thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of U.S. residents not recognized by any nation. They are the so-called "doubly invisible."

"It's the ...

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Clinton Raised $295 Million in Third Quarter for Joint Committee

Hillary Clinton pulled in $295 million in the third quarter through a joint fundraising committee with the Democratic party, adding to her financial advantage over Donald Trump heading into the final weeks of the campaign.

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