November 17, 2016

Harry Reid Blames 'Republican Operative' James Comey for Clinton Loss

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TV Reporter Fired For Celebrating Trump Victory On Her Private Facebook Page

Media claims her comments were racist.

Via: The Daily Caller

Pelosi Faces Little-Known Opponent as Democrats Rue Election

Representative Tim Ryan, a little-known Democrat from Ohio, said Thursday he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi to lead a party that's reeling from a disappointing Election Day.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

15 year-old Trump supporter beaten during high school protest

(Paul Mirengoff) A pro-Trump student was beaten yesterday during an anti-Trump march held by students from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland, about half an hour from where I live. The march occurred during school hours. The victim, who wore a "Make America Great Again" cap, argued with one of the protesters. Pretty soon, according to a witness, he was "jumped," and found himself being punched and kicked by the disputant

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Donald Trump transition team 'landing parties' descend on Justice, State, Defense departments

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team got down to nuts and bolts Thursday, deploying "landing parties" to federal agencies responsible for national security and reportedly having offered the next administration's first big appointment.

Visits to the National Security Council and departments of Defense, Justice and State to lay groundwork for the ...

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Crime Scene Tech Arrested After Police Seize Drugs, Cash And Guns

Police review all cases the crime tech worked on 'out of abundance of caution'

Via: The Daily Caller

Shinzo Abe has 'cordial and candid' first meeting with Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump held his first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader Thursday night, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Trump Tower hoping to build trust with the incoming administration despite harsh rhetoric Mr. Trump hurled at Japan and U.S. allies during the campaign.

Heading into the meeting, ...

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It's Scary What This Site Knows About You – Enter Your Name

Site reveals everything from driving records to known addresses

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump Considers Two Former Generals for Defense Secretary

Two former generals are in contention for defense secretary in President-elect Donald Trump's administration: James Mattis and Jack Keane, who served as an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Donald Trump offers Michael Flynn national security adviser job

Donald Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the job of national security adviser.

That's according to a senior Trump official.

The official wouldn't say whether Flynn has officially accepted the job. Flynn has been a close adviser to Trump throughout the presidential campaign and has worked with him ...

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Cal State University Vows To Defy Trump, Resist Immigration Enforcement

'We will not honor ICE immigration hold requests'

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (11/17/16)

Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch are joined by Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, Republican strategist Fred Davis and the Washington Post's Jenna Johnson on "With All Due Respect.""

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Infrastructure spending, a critique

(Paul Mirengoff) This past summer, Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser wrote a powerful critique of infrastructure spending. His article, which appeared in the City Journal, was a response to a proposal by Bernie Sanders to spend $1 billion on public infrastructure. But Glaeser's arguments apply to similar proposals by other politicians and might well apply to the proposal Donald Trump offers, assuming he follows through on his pledge to rebuild America's infrastructure.

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James Clapper's resignation gives Trump another hole to fill

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper abruptly announced plans to step down Thursday after six sometimes-contentious years in the post, opening another gap in the growing list of top national security posts the incoming Trump administration will have to fill in the coming weeks.

While Mr. Clapper's retirement at ...

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Here's A List Of Completely Substantiated (And Underreported) Attacks On Trump Supporters

Women beaten, Drivers assaulted, Elderly attacked…

Via: The Daily Caller

Apple addresses 'Touch Disease' with reduced cost repair for iPhone 6 Plus

iphone-6s-plus-3 Many an iPhone 6 Plus has been struck down by the scourge known as "Touch Disease," but Apple has not acknowledged the problem was systematic or widespread — until now. In what we have to imagine is as close to a mea culpa as Apple is likely to offer, iPhone 6 Plus devices exhibiting flickering displays and touchscreen issues are eligible for a reduced-price repair. Read More

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Donald Trump to Meet Former Critic Mitt Romney

The Washington Post's Jenna Johnson discusses the possibility of President-Elect Donald Trump putting Mitt Romney in his cabinet on "With All Due Respect."

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Obama Won't Denounce Anti-Trump Protesters

President Obama said Thursday that he will not try to call off or denounce the anti-Donald Trump protests that have broken out nationwide, ignoring requests from the president-elect's advisers for him to do so.

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Delaware AG pleads for money to hire more prosecutors

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's attorney general is warning that some crimes will eventually go unpunished if state lawmakers don't provide his agency with more money to hire prosecutors.

Presenting his budget request for next fiscal year, Attorney General Matt Denn said Thursday that his top priority is adding another ...

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Charges Against Minnesota Cop Not Enough For Protesters

'I'm a little distressed '

Via: The Daily Caller

These Adidas shoes are biodegradable

img_9944 These Adidas kicks are woven from Biosteel fiber, a material designed to replicate spider silk that was developed by a German biotech company. The material is lighter than other synthetic materials and quite strong. It's also, perhaps most notably, 100-percent naturally biodegradable. Fittingly unveiled at the Biofabricate conference held at Parson's School of Design in Manhattan,… Read More

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump Rhetoric Sent Shock Wave

Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, discusses working with President-elect Donald Trump and her views on his Cabinet appointees. She speaks with Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal and Scarlet Fu on "What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)

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Obama Breaks Record for Most Pages of Regulations in Single Year

The Obama administration set a new record Thursday by producing 527 pages worth of new rules and regulations in a single day, bringing the president's Federal Register up to 81,640 total pages for 2016, the most ever.

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Donald Trump to meet with Mitt Romney amid Cabinet speculation despite past dust ups

President-elect Donald Trump will meet this weekend with former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to multiple reports.

The unexpected meeting with Mr. Romney, who was one of Mr. Trump's most outspoken Republican critics during the presidential race, comes as the president-elect is holding scores of interviews to fill his ...

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Irina Shayk Shares Racy Lingerie Selfie Online [PHOTOS]

'So happy'

Via: The Daily Caller

Zesty, facing stiff competition, replaces its CEO and restructures

Zesty CEO and cofounder Chris Hollindale. TechCrunch has learned that there has been a management shakeup at Zesty, a business catering service that's health-minded and tech enabled. Funded by Index Ventures, Founders Fund, Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator, Zesty has raised $20.7 million in venture funding to-date. Cofounder Chris Hollindale stepped into the CEO role in July, after the departure of his cofounding partner… Read More

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Israel's Dermer Says He's Looking Forward to Working With Bannon

Israel's ambassador to U.S. Ron Dermer says his country looks forward to working "with all of the members of the Trump administration, including Steve Bannon." Comments come as Dermer exits elevator at Trump Tower with Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway Asked why he specifically mentioned Bannon, Dermer doesn't respond Says he's looking forward to "making the U.S.-Israel alliance stronger than ever" Retired Gen. Jack Keane and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell also seen at Trump Tower

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The Hazards of the Trump Transition

(Steven Hayward) The media is in full cry that Trump's transition is in complete chaos and "disarray." More proof, it is supposed, that Trump doesn't know what he's doing, and is in over his head. Hmm. Seems to me we've heard this kind of thing before. Oh yeah, this is what the media screamed about Ronald Reagan, who departed for his Santa Barbara ranch right after the 1980 election, to the horror

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Poll: Americans Think Healthcare Should Be Trump's First Agenda Item

Americans believe healthcare is the top issue for president-elect Donald Trump to address first when he gets in office, Reuters reported.

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Tim Ryan, Ohio Democrat, to challenge Pelosi for House minority leader

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio announced Thursday that he is challenging Nancy Pelosi in the race to be House minority leader in the next Congress — setting up the first major showdown within the Democratic ranks over the future of the party following a disastrous election.

The eight-term Congressman had ...

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Argues Obama SHOULD Pardon Clinton

'It will not stop'

Via: The Daily Caller

Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances

 President Obama awarded the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. Read More

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Pelosi Says Pence Will Be a 'Very Valued Player'

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence returned to his old stomping grounds of Capitol Hill on Thursday for a meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi said that Pence will be a "very valued player" in the new administration because he knows the territory.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Activists: Starvation, Limited Medical Access Threaten to Kill Quarter-Million Syrians in 20 Days

More than a quarter-million Syrians trapped in eastern Aleppo are at risk of dying over the next 20 days due to relentless aerial bombings by the Assad regime and Russian allies that have left the city with a dwindling food supply and sparse access to medical care.

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Michelle Obama is Democrats' best bet for 2020: Oddsmakers

Michelle Obama says she wants nothing to do with politics now, but oddsmakers still say she's got the best chance of any Democrat of winning the White House in four years.

Bovada, an online gambling site, says the odds of Mrs. Obama winning are 12-to-1. The next-best Democrats, Sen. Tim ...

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Sorry, Musk — Americans Are Flocking Back To SUVs

'Acceleration of the trend is much faster than even we expected'

Via: The Daily Caller

Oculus is giving its mesmerizing VR painting tool Quill away for free

15119819_1108321042557084_1140556551459700736_n VR has quite a bit to offer creative types in terms of building worlds and images that would be impossible otherwise. Oculus Story Studio is looking to redefine the concept of a digital art with their latest effort, Quill. Oculus announced today that it will be releasing the application for free on Dec. 6 in time for the launch of the Touch motion controllers. The input devices, which will… Read More

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Pelosi Says Comey Letter Was 'Foul Deed'

(Corrects House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's title.) Letter to Congress from FBI Director James Comey about Hillary Clinton's e-mails was wrong thing to do, and there should be an investigation, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says during news conference. Practice of federal prosecutors is "to historically not release that information" so close to election Pelosi says she knew Russians were hacking e-mails, not from official source, but because Democrats had to "spend money to figure out" i

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Democrat Erin Murphy Running for Governor

Erin Murphy, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party who represents St. Paul in the state legislature, filed the necessary paperwork on Thursday morning to launch a campaign for Minnesota governor.

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Bernie Sanders: I could work with Donald Trump on infrastructure, trade

Sen. Bernard Sanders said Thursday he can see himself working with President-elect Donald Trump on issues like infrastructure and trade, but said Mr. Trump needs to wise up on climate change and called on him to rescind his appointment of former Breitbart News executive Stephen K. Bannon as a top ...

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Gun Test: Browning X-Bolt Long Range

Tested in 6.5 Creedmoor this rifle punched micro groups - You have to take a look at this gun because it is truly technology as art

Via: The Daily Caller

How mixed reality and machine learning are driving innovation in farming

farming Farming is, by far, the most mature industry mankind has created. Dating back to the dawn of civilization, farming has been refined, adjusted and adapted — but never perfected. We, as a society, always worry over the future of farming. Today, we even apply terms usually reserved for the tech sector — digital, IoT, AI and so on. So why are we worrying? Read More

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Trump's Transition: Cabinet Appointment Questions

Aides to U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump suggested the names of more than a dozen people who may be candidates for jobs in the Trump administration as part of a conference call with reporters earlier today. Bloomberg's Jennifer Epstein has the details on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Schumer identifies common ground with Trump

(Paul Mirengoff) While Democrats around the country try to "process" what happened last week, wily Chuck Schumer is planning what will happen next year. The soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader announced that, unlike Republicans during the Obama years, the Democrats won't reflexively oppose whatever the president proposes. Instead, they will consider each proposal on its merits and work with President Trump when they consider his proposals meritorious. Schumer isn't just saying this to

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Army Sec: Trump Would Have Trouble Rolling Back Women in Combat

Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Thursday that it would be "very hard" for the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to roll back the Pentagon's decision to open up all combat jobs to women.

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Donald Trump sends 'landing parties' to federal agencies to prepare handover

President-elect Donald Trump deployed "landing teams" Thursday to prepare the handover of federal agencies, said transition team officials, first focusing on those responsible for national security and then expanding to other departments.

The teams focused on national security will go to work Thursday at the Defense Department, State Department, National ...

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Marijuana May Help Treat Opioid, Alcohol Addictions

'An exit drug'

Via: The Daily Caller

AfterShokz adds some wires to its Trekz bone conduction headphones for a big price drop

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-12-49-45-pm Bone conduction has been around in some form or another for some time now, but the technology still hasn't managed to crack the mainstream. New York-based hardware startup AfterShokz may have come the closes with its line of crowdfunded Trekz wireless headphones. The Bluetooth sport bands offered up good design and patented bone conduction technology that manages to vibrate their… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

US Spent $85 Million On 'Uninhabitable' Afghan 5-Star Hotel, Apartments

'Both loans are in default, possibly as the result of fraud.'

Via: The Daily Caller

COMMENTARY: When Is Trump Going to the Toilet and Other Media Revelations

635815747829805602-GOP-2016-Trump-Grun-1-Can Trump pee without the media?

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