November 15, 2016

Sen. Sanders Protests The Dakota Pipeline At The White House

Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) spent Tuesday night protesting the Dakota Access pipeline outside of the White House, according to Instagram.

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Donald Trump's transition team hits major snags

President-elect Donald Trump's transition to the White House is running into its first major snags, with former Rep. Mike Rogers abruptly quitting as a national security adviser Tuesday and top ally Ben Carson saying he has no interest in a cabinet slot.

Democrats, meanwhile, are raising questions about the transition ...

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18 Of Supermodel Marisa Miller's Hottest Moments [SLIDESHOW]

She still looks amazing

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Ted Cruz Considered by Trump for Attorney General

President-elect Donald Trump is considering nominating Texas Senator Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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The Dogs Are Barking, But the Caravan?

(John Hinderaker) Post-election, the newspapers and talking heads have picked up right where they left off last Tuesday. They are in full anti-Trump mode. They try to convince us that a handful of alleged incidents of Muslim girls having their hijabs torn off constitutes a wave of terror that Trump is obliged to denounce. Never mind that some of those incidents, at least, are hoaxes. My guess is that most of them

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Trump dismisses Cabinet speculation: 'I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!'

Speculation about who'll serve in Donald Trump's Cabinet has been percolating around Washington. But the president-elect dismissed it all Tuesday night.

Mr. Trump took to Twitter to say only he knows who is in the running.

"Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other ...

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VA Execs Block FOIA Requests By Charging Thousands For 'Easy To Find' Documents

'Close enough'

Via: The Daily Caller raises $16 million so folks can better understand and monitor their networks

Dataplace, Alblasserdam It may not be the most compelling technology for consumers, but for businesses, it's important to know what's going on in a network. That's why has managed to raise $16 million in a new round of financing from investors led by OpenView Venture Partners with participation from the company's previous investors 83North and Giza Venture Capital. As a result of… Read More

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Harrington on How Immigration Affects the U.S. Labor Force

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Capitol Dome refurbishment completed ahead of schedule

A major restoration of the U.S. Capitol dome was completed Tuesday, and, in a feat worthy of President-elect Donald Trump, officials said the project came in on time and under budget.

The two-year, $59 million project was the first comprehensive repair and restoration of the national landmark in more than ...

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Emails: Clinton Donor Claimed To Be In Cahoots With Head Of Conservative Think Tank

'Of course I am delighted to talk with Hillary or her campaign people'

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Trump's Team Discussing Tax Overhaul With House, Brady Says

House Republicans are talking with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team about how to fashion the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Trump can easily reverse Obama, fast-track Keystone pipeline

A Trump White House, with the stroke of a pen, could reverse the Obama administration's course on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and put the once-shelved project on a fast track to completion.

Analysts said the key to President Obama's rejection of the pipeline last year was a George W. ...

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Enviros Warn Propping Up Struggling Clean Coal Plants Could Cost Billions

'Extending or expanding these tax breaks makes no sense and will cost taxpayers dearly'

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Levie on what Trump could mean for tech

c355a362-9471-4d54-86d6-c7b614b480c3-thumbnail Like many leaders in Silicon Valley, Box CEO Aaron Levie was a vocal supporter of Secretary Clinton. But after the shocking U.S. election outcome, the industry has been reflecting about what the next president could mean for the community.   We sat down with Levie for an interview at Box headquarters in Redwood City. While it's difficult to know what the capricious Trump will actually… Read More

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Turmoil in Trump Tower Amid Transition Shakeup

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team's rocky start.

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Republicans seek to bring back earmarks after past problems

A trio of respected Republicans is pushing for the return of some earmarks to Capitol Hill, saying it's time to restore Congress' full power of the purse — and drawing passionate pushback from conservative groups who say the GOP would betray its voters if it returned to pork barrel spending.


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MTV Writes BuzzFeed List to Promote New Show About Violent Vigilantism

'Rub zero percent of your body parts on her'

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Firefly takes $5.6M Series A for its online learning tool for schools

Firefly Learning Firefly Learning, a London-based edtech company which launched its SaaS teaching and learning support platform for schools back in 2009, has taken its first VC investment as it looks to accelerate growth of its user-base — announcing a £4.5 million Series A today. Read More

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Donald Trump Eyes Rudy Giuliani for Secretary of State

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss President-Elect Donald Trump's search for a secretary of state and how it will affect his foreign policy.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

North Korea Begs China to Stop Calling Kim Jung-un Fat

North Korean ministers have made a state request to officials in China begging them to stop referring to their "glorious leader" Kim Jong-un as "Kim Fatty III," according to the Sun.

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Authorities: Man accused in Somali bomb plot is escape risk

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused in a bomb plot targeting Somali immigrants in Kansas tried to use another inmate to sneak out of jail a letter that identified a confidential informant.

That detail emerged in a hearing Tuesday for Patrick Stein. Authorities say he's an escape ...

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Here Are The Early Favorites For Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Court observers bet these are the top contenders

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Chinese scientists CRISPR a human for the first time

DNA A group of Chinese scientists just injected a human being with cells genetically edited using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is the first time CRISPR has been used on a fully formed adult human and its encouraged a biomedical battle between China and the United States. The scientists from China are hoping the genetically edited cells will help their patient fend off a virulent type of lung… Read More

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CORRECT: Brady Says Carried Interest Tax Provision Under Study

(Corrects timeframe in headline, first paragraph.) House Ways and Means Cmte Chairman Kevin Brady says House Republicans are currently considering whether to change the taxation of carried interest as part of a tax overhaul that could move early next year. Brady, speaking to reporters at Bloomberg BNA conference in Washington, says House Republicans are discussing timing for major tax overhaul with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team -- and will be ready "to hit the ground running" in

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Democratic Senator Introduces Bill Eliminating Electoral College

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced legislation on Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College system in the wake of last week's election results that gave Donald Trump the presidency despite Hillary Clinton leading in the popular vote.

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Harry Reid calls on Donald Trump to rescind appointment of Steve Bannon

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday the election of Donald Trump to the White House has sparked a wave of hate crimes across the nation and called on the New York Republican to rescind his recent appointment of Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.

Mr. Reid said elected leaders ...

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Desperate Obama Cozies Up To Trump

Obama is desperate to save his legacy.

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AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel

Mezi is an AI-powered travel concierge app. A startup that originally launched as an AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, has pivoted to focus on travel only. Why not? There's little to do online that's more annoying than booking flights, hotels, and everything else you need just to take a break, or be somewhere for work. Mezi's newly designed app allows users to find and book flights, hotels and make restaurant… Read More

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79 Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested Didn't Vote in Election

At least 79 anti-Donald Trump demonstrators who were arrested in Portland, Oregon after protests turned violent did not vote in the presidential election, according to state records.

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Planned Parenthood fetal tissue investigators seek clarification of restraining order for University

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is asking a federal judge to clarify a temporary restraining order so congressional investigators can determine whether the University of Washington is trafficking in fetal body parts with Planned Parenthood.

The panel in April subpoenaed the university for public documents about its ...

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'Captain America' Says It's Time To Get Rid Of Electoral College

'This is an embarrassing'

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DJI debuts a monitor add-on for its controllers

banner-bg-1-2054f47f3a2a95b2fa3473a6073b0a5d Along with the debut of two drones at what we assume will be DJI's last big news of the year, the company showed off a new display add-on for its controller, aimed to take the place of a smartphone. The CrystalSky is a comes in 5.5 (920×1080) or 7.85-inch( 2048 x 1536) configurations, offering an ultra-bright screen designed for daylight settings that the company claims is up to… Read More

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Trump Transition Slows as Kushner Said to Oust Christie Team

Power struggles inside Donald Trump's transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government -- including what some say is an effort by the president-elect's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to clear out the ranks of loyalists to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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House Republicans Unanimously Nominate Paul Ryan to Stay as Speaker

Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on Tuesday afternoon was unanimously nominated by his House Republican colleagues to continue on as speaker next year.

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Tennessee firearms group calls Harwell 'pink elephant'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Firearms Association is denouncing Tennessee's first female House speaker as the "pink elephant in the room" in calling for Beth Harwell's replacement as the chamber's leader.

Harwell is seeking the Republican nomination for a fourth term as speaker when the House GOP caucus meets ...

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Google Moves To Combat Fake News

'In this case we clearly didn't get it right'

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FBI will receive 'limited' Twitter firehose access through Dataminr, but has to watch its step

twitter-fbi The FBI has publicly disclosed its intent to get at the "mission critical" Twitter firehose through third party monitoring service Dataminr. But Twitter, which has a 5 percent stake in Dataminr and of course has sovereign control over the firehose, recently told the company to stop providing data to intelligence agencies. So what's happening here? Read More

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Kellogg Says He Hasn't Been Offered Trump Cabinet Position

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg says he hasn't been offered or even discussed position in President-elect Donald Trump's administration. "If the president of the United States, or the president-elect of the United States, offers you a position to include walking his dogs, you have to seriously think about it," Kellogg tells reporters at Trump Tower in New York City NOTE: People familiar with transition team deliberations say Kellogg is potential pick for defense secretary position Asked what advi

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Illegals demand Obama issue mass pardons, last-ditch effort to stop Trump deportations

Illegal immigrants are preparing to ask President Obama to pardon some 750,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers, saying it's their last, best hope to stave off what they fear will be a wave of deportations once Donald Trump takes office.

Community leaders have planned a rally in New York on Wednesday to ...

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Gigi Hadid Goes Topless In Latest Magazine Shoot [PHOTOS]


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Evaluating IP infringement risks for designers and consumers of 3D printing services

3D printer blue herringbone gears close up Incredible design and manufacturing capabilities are available to almost anyone right now, thanks to 3D printing services and the designers/makers who populate those services' marketplaces with designs that are creative, original and/or functional. While we wait for the law to catch up to the technologies underlying 3D printing services, it makes sense to consider where the biggest IP… Read More

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