November 13, 2016

President Obama sets off to reassure allies on final foreign tour

President Obama embarks on his final foreign trip Monday, leaving behind a Donald Trump wave in the United States and heading straight into another Trump-like wave in Europe.

The lame-duck president is hoping to reassure allies about the stability of U.S. policy, while the president-elect is gearing up to unravel ...

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WTF is computer vision?

wtf-computer-vision Someone across the room throws you a ball and you catch it. Simple, right? Actually, this is one of the most complex processes we've ever attempted to comprehend – let alone recreate. Inventing a machine that sees like we do is a deceptively difficult task, not just because it's hard to make computers do it, but because we're not entirely sure how we do it in the… Read More

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Princeton Election Consortium: Clinton had a 99 percent probability of winning [With Comment by John]

(Paul Mirengoff) On the eve of the 2012 election, I viewed the Obama-Romney as a toss-up that the challenger would, slightly more likely than not, win. After all, the polls showed the president up by only around 1 point nationally and late deciders are thought generally to break against the incumbent. When I expressed this view to members of the smart set — both just before and just after the election —

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NATO Head Warns Trump That 'Going It Alone Is Not An Option'

'We need strong American leadership'

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Naver to launch $43M fund to seek out investments for its Snow and Webtoon services

money cash Naver, the company behind U.S.-Japan-listed chat app Line, has teamed up with SoftBank to launch a global investment fund worth $43 million to help two of its promising services push on. Read More

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NFL Week 10 Picks—and I've Made Them Great Again

I didn't publish picks the past two weeks—I was busy and figured the country was too focused on making America great again to even care about the NFL.

The post NFL Week 10 Picks—and I've Made Them Great Again appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Virginia governor's race may come down to early Trump supporter

Donald Trump's stunning victory has already emboldened his political acolytes, who are now searching for other races to prove his brand of Republicanism can win — and Virginia's governor's race is shaping up as ground zero.

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisor, says he thinks ...

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Ivana Trump Wants To Be A Czech Diplomat

'I'm quite known all around the world'

Via: The Daily Caller

How drones will reshape the enterprise

battle-drones Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

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Obama to hold press conference Monday before final foreign trip

President Obama will hold a press conference Monday afternoon at the White House before departing Washington on his final foreign trip.

It will be Mr. Obama's first news conference since the election of Republican Donald Trump. The White House announced the press conference Sunday night, as President-elect Trump was appearing ...

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Postal Service Spends An Undisclosed Amount Of Money On Studies It Can't Find

'Could not locate 30 of 97 requested studies'

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Cluelessness Runs Deep

(John Hinderaker) Here in Minnesota, the GOP had a very good, and nearly a great, election. Hillary Clinton carried the state by a mere 1.5%, lending credence to the view that Minnesota will go Republican in 2020. Two Republican Congressional challengers fell short by heartbreakingly small margins, in the 1st and 8th districts, and in District 7, old-time DFLer Collin Peterson could muster only 53% of the vote against an unknown challenger.

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Trump Picks Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday picked Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the favorite of the party's establishment and a low-key Washington insider, to serve in the influential position of White House chief of staff.

The choice of Priebus, a loyal campaign ally to Trump who has close ties with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, signaled a willingness to work with Ryan and the Republican-led Congress to get his agenda passed.

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Americans are Addicted to Controversial New Site – Enter Any Name

Public in disbelief that their records can be found online

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump Camp Urges Obama to Call Off 'Professional' Protesters

Two of President-elect Donald Trump's closest advisers dismissed the thousands of people protesting his victory as "professional" rabble-rousers and called on President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to intervene.

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American's accept Donald Trump as president


Noisy political theater is in full swing: protest marches over President-elect Donald Trump's victory have warranted considerable coverage by the media. But does the nation as a whole share in the protesters' angry insistence that Mr. Trump is "not my president?" Well, maybe not.


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College Football Playoff Power Rankings After Week Eleven

Major shake ups this week

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RNC's Reince Priebus Named Donald Trump's Chief of Staff

Reince Priebus will be Donald Trump's chief of staff when the Republican takes over as U.S. president in January, the president-elect's transition team said.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Reince Priebus named Trump chief of staff

Reince Priebus, the man who navigated treacherous GOP political waters over the last two years to emerge with a victorious presidential candidate, will be the new White House chief of staff, the Trump transition team announced Sunday.

President-elect Donald Trump also said Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News ...

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Female Fighters Launch Operation Against ISIS To 'Avenge' Sex Slaves

An-all female unit is ready to take revenge on ISIS

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Reince Priebus Said to Be Trump's Chief of Staff: Politico

An announcement may come within the next half hour, Politico's Marc Caputo says on Twitter, citing a person who spoke to President-elect Donald Trump.

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Inauguration Day protest space in court contention

If nationwide protests against President-elect Donald Trump are any indication, Washington will likely teem with demonstrations on Inauguration Day.

But where protests will be allowed along the inauguration parade route is a point of contention among activists, who are engaged in a court battle with the National Park Service over ...

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EXCLUSIVE: UCLA Poli Sci Department Calls For Emergency Meeting In Wake Of Trump Victory

'It is clear that the unexpected election of Donald Trump and events that have occurred since have left many in our community ... deeply anxious, fearful, and despondent'

Via: The Daily Caller

Defining our relationship with early AI

robot-friend AI has fascinated mankind for more than half a century, with the first public mention of computer intelligence recorded during a London lecture by Alan Turing in 1947. Once a plot device for science-fiction tales, AI is becoming real — and human beings are going to have to define their relationship with it sooner rather than later. Read More

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Trump's 'Art of the Possible' May Lift 2017 GDP Growth 30bps: MS

President-elect Donald Trump is likely to push an "art of the possible" scenario with policies that lift GDP growth ~30bps in both 2017, 2018, Morgan Stanley analysts led by Michael Zezas write in note. Sees set of policies that "both matters to markets and has the best chance of enactment at some level" including comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure spending, and trade protectionism "Art of the possible" scenario, one of three outlined, includes trade protectionism that goes "little further

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Obama's Decision On Dakota Pipeline Coming Sooner Than Expected

Confirmed Friday that President Barack Obama is moving up his decision

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Zuckerberg claims 99% of Facebook posts "authentic," denies fake news there influenced election

Mark Zuckerberg F8 2015 In case you missed it, last night Mark Zuckerberg published a response to accusations that "fake news" on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election, and helped Donald Trump to win. The CEO claimed that at least 99% of news content on Facebook was "authentic." Zuckerberg wrote: "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is… Read More

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Filmmaker Michael Moore on Democratic Party officials: 'They all have to go'

In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning election victory, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore says the Democratic National Convention needs a "clean sweep" and is calling for the establishment to make way for the party's more progressive wing.

"My sincere hope is that the DNC, that there is a clean sweep ...

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42 Percent Of Democrats Feel The Election Was Rigged

Changed their minds after Trump won

Via: The Daily Caller

FriendFinder Networks hack reportedly exposed over 412 million accounts

adult friend finder If you have an account on AdultFriendFinder,, Penthouse, Stripshow and/or — and reused it on other sites — you should probably change your password. FriendFinder Networks, the parent company of those sites, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the leak of of over 412 million accounts, according to Leaked Source (h/t to The Next Web). For context of just how… Read More

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Opponents fight California gun measure, count on Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's approval of even tougher gun restrictions leaves opponents trying to contain the damage within the most populous state and across the country, an effort buoyed by Donald Trump's election.

Proposition 63 bans possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, requires permits to buy ammunition and forces owners ...

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Trump Can End Obama's Most Important Lawsuits Once He Takes Office

Amnesty and transgender bathroom orders on the chopping block

Via: The Daily Caller

Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio

zencastr With podcasting growing rapidly as a medium, a new generation of audio-recording tools are appearing. Zencastr is a great example. The company's new product, launched today, is designed to make it easier to record high-quality audio for interviewees based anywhere in the world. Read More

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Ryan Downplays Deportation as Trump-Era Congress Agenda Emerges

Top House Republicans downplayed expectations for President-elect Donald Trump's signature immigration plans, saying his call for a "deportation force" to deal with undocumented immigrants isn't a priority and that drones could patrol parts of the Mexican border instead of having Trump's signature wall.

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Missouri donors say effort to limit money in politics failed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Although Missourians have voted to end the state's policy of unlimited political giving, mega-donors say the effort to limit the role of money in politics won't work and might inadvertently increase the clout of wealthy donors.

At issue is a constitutional amendment that caps donations ...

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Never Trumpers Romney, Kasich, Bush Call President-Elect With Congratulations

President-elect Donald Trump says he received congratulatory phone calls on Sunday from some of his harshest critics within the Republican Party. According to Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney each contacted him by telephone to congratulate him […]

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Michael Moore Accuses GOP of Poisoning Flint and Dems of Neglecting Blacks

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Donald Trump campaign says it has a 'mandate'

Kellyanne Conway, a key adviser to Donald Trump's transistion team, says the general election "was not close" and the president-elect has a "mandate" to carry out the will of the people on issues ranging from Obamacare to national security.

"This election was not close. It was not a squeaker," Mrs. ...

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CNN's Ana Navarro Spends Her Weekend Crying

Grab the Kleenex...

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How Facebook can escape the echo chamber

fb-echo-chamber-politics3 Facebook may have built an influence so large that it's cracking under the weight of the power and influence of its News Feed. Mark Zuckerberg began an interview on stage at Techonomy16 discussing the evolution of the News Feed and Facebook's impact on the election. Post-election, journalists politicians, and pundits have questioned Facebook's role in shaping the… Read More

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