October 21, 2016

GOP Leadership Is Pouring Money Into Down-Ballot Candidates

Ryan, McCarthy step up efforts to hold the majority

Via: The Daily Caller

Crunch Report | Huge DDoS Attack on Major Websites

Huge DDoS this morning has been affecting many websites, Hampton Creek buyback allegations are being investigated, a team of engineers in Russia was able to design a computer vision system to recognize faces in television broadcasts, AT&T may buy Time Warner and Weebly notified everybody it had been hacked. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Duterte Quickly Realizes 'Separation' From US Was A Bad Idea

'I cannot do that'

Via: The Daily Caller

Malala makes surprise visit to Denver high school

DENVER (AP) - Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) has made a surprise visit to a Denver high school that offers special programs for refugee students.

The Denver Post reports (http://tinyurl.com/zk38ack) the Pakistani children's rights activist spoke at a South High School assembly Friday after students from Eritrea (ehr-ih-TREE'-uh), Cambodia and Sierra ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Trump Plans to Lay Out a Vision for First 100 Days as President

Donald Trump plans to set out a positive vision for his first 100 days as president, in what his campaign called a closing argument for voters that will come a day after he vowed to finish the race with "no regrets."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obamacare! What Can't It Do?

(John Hinderaker) Minnesota's version of the Affordable Care Act is called MNSure. Like all such implementations of the federal law, it has been a disaster. Last week, Minnesota's left-wing governor, Mark Dayton, created a firestorm when he accidentally blurted out the truth: "The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people." Dayton has been furiously backpedaling away from that comment ever since, but local Democrats

Source: Power LinePower Line

Netflix To Premiere Obama Film In December

'Barry finds himself pulled between'

Via: The Daily Caller

Full Show: With All Due Respect (10/21/16)

John Heilemann and Donny Deutsch are joined by Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, SurveyMonkey's Jon Cohen, Democratic strategist Anita Dunn, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio, Dr. Eddie Glaude, professor at Princeton University, and the Washington Post's Matea Gold on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Rolling Stone Paid Reporter Nearly $43,000 For Disastrous UVA Article

$4.75 for each retracted word

Via: The Daily Caller

Six reasons to be hyped for the Nintendo Switch (and four reasons to worry)

nintendo-switch Yesterday saw the introduction — after many leaks and rumors — of the Nintendo Switch, the company's next game console. It isn't due to arrive until March of next year, which is infinitely frustrating because it looks amazing for several reasons, not all of them obvious. Here's why I'm more excited about the Switch than for any Nintendo product in a long time. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Self-Inflicted Wounds Further Narrow Trump's Path

On "With All Due Respect," Jon Cohen, senior vice president of survey research at SurveyMonkey, discusses Donald Trump's very narrow electoral path and the toll it's taking on down-ballot races.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

'White privilege' is on the ballot with Trump, says Michael Moore: Interview

Donald Trump's candidacy means that "white privilege" and "racism" are on the ballot on Nov. 8, and supporters of Bernie Sanders need to turn up for Hillary to "save her from herself" and stop Trump's "legal terrorist" voter base from blowing up the country, according to Michael Moore, who sat ...

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Abedin To Clinton: 'We Should Talk About Putting You On State Email'

'Or releasing your email address'

Via: The Daily Caller

With its first VR series, CollegeHumor gives a completely accurate overview of presidential history

Abe Lincoln VR How do you make things funny in virtual reality? That's the question CollegeHumor is exploring with 1600 in 360, a new video series depicting some of the, um, highlights of US presidential history. Apparently, Google approached IAC-owned CollegeHumor about creating 360-degree content for YouTube and for its DayDream VR platform. Sam Reich, president at CollegeHumor's… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

ISIS Fighters Flee Mosul While Wearing Dresses

As Iraqi and Kurdish forces circle near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, many ISIS fighters are attempting to flee, with some in dresses.

The post ISIS Fighters Flee Mosul While Wearing Dresses appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

The (Meriden) Record-Journal (Conn.), Oct. 20, 2016

Back in March, when the wild and woolly Republican Presidential primary was in full-swing, we pondered what the general election campaign might look like if the bombastic Donald Trump was ...

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Is The Election Rigged?

If you think so, you need this

Via: The Daily Caller

The reality of AR/VR competition

vr-ar Virtual, augmented and mixed reality have a competition problem. But while most AR/VR companies will tell you how much better they are than their nearest direct competitor, they're picking the wrong fight. The main event isn't between the major companies; there are far bigger and scarier competitors out there: Status quo is AR/VR's biggest competitor. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Who Is Evan McMullin, the Presidential Candidate Surging in Utah?

Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

CNN: Kim Jong-un Fears for His Life Amid Assassination Rumors

The post CNN: Kim Jong-un Fears for His Life Amid Assassination Rumors appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

BALTIMORE (AP) - A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody.

U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite made the decision Friday after hearing arguments from the government and defense lawyers.

The Justice Department has accused Harold T. Martin III of ...

Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

Russia's Decrepit Flagship Isn't On Fire, But It Sure Looks Like It Is [VIDEO]

The Admiral Kuznetsov is desperately trying to get to Syria

Via: The Daily Caller

Zwift merges indoor fitness with massive multi-player online gaming

screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-12-26-30-pm At its core, Zwift is indoor cycling software. But layered on top of its functionality is a community, that in the two years the company has been operating, has grown in both scale and shear strength. At an event at Rapha's cycling in SF, I found myself surrounded by core users proudly flaunting their team names and meeting, often not for the first time. Even Barry Bonds showed up to… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump: 'Win, Lose or Draw' I'll Be Happy

At a rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, embattled GOP nominee Donald Trump told supporters he will continue to hold rallies in the campaign's final days to ensure that "win, lose or draw" he'll have no regrets.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Philippines' Duterte Says Didn't Really Mean 'Separation' From U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not severing ties with his country's long-time ally the United States, but merely pursuing a more independent foreign policy by strengthening relations with China.

The post Philippines' Duterte Says Didn't Really Mean 'Separation' From U.S. appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Clowns Are Officially More Terrifying Than Terrorism, Dying

Poor Ronald McDonald

Via: The Daily Caller

Alexa can now fact check the 2016 election

amazon-echo Having a heated argument while discussing the presidential elections with friends? Good news: Alexa can now fact check the 2016 campaign, answering questions about the candidate's claims right on the spot. This includes statements made by Clinton and Trump, as well as other candidates and politicians whose comments have been checked. This fact-checking is being made possible by way of… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump: U.S. 'So Weak' Philippines Left for China, Russia

At a rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, Donald Trump said that the Philippines have "broken with decades of pro-American foreign policy to instead leave for the orbit of China and Russia." The GOP nominee attacked President Obama for spending too much time campaigning for Hillary Clinton instead of working. "Our economy isn't growing at all," he added.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Loose Ends (13)

(Steven Hayward) • The best laugh line of the week comes from—where else?—the New York Times, which ran an op-ed about how Trump's hypermasculinity is causing problems for the raising of boys. Here's the punch line from the piece: Even at my son's preschool, the children's interest in Mr. Trump led to a circle-time discussion about bullying. Ah yes, circle time. Wonder if that preschool had circle time discussion of President Clinton

Source: Power LinePower Line

Survey: 70% of Economists Believe Fed's Political Donations Undermine Its Independence

A majority of economists—70.6 percent—believe that the Federal Reserve's policy makers political campaign donations undermine the Fed's independence, according to a survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal.

The post Survey: 70% of Economists Believe Fed's Political Donations Undermine Its Independence appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Donald Trump: Obama should spend less time campaigning and more time governing

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said President Obama should be logging more time on his day job and less time campaigning on behalf of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

At a rally in North Carolina, Mr. Trump said Mr. Obama's lack of focus is hurting the nation on the world stage.

He ...

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Jim Beam Employees Vote On New Contract As Strike Continues

Union boss confident this proposal will pass

Via: The Daily Caller

Scientists made babies from mouse skin cells

3307883939_1cf40c270d_o A group of Japanese scientists from Kyushu University has successfully turned mouse skin cells into baby mice without the use of egg cells. The technology skips over the usual method of fertilizing egg cells with sperm and instead uses a method to grow the cells with the necessary chromosomal pairs needed for life to begin. This is the first time something like this has ever been achieved… Read More

Source: TechCrunch