November 24, 2016

White Nationalist Leader Richard Spencer Defends Meager Conference Attendance Compared To BronyCon

Also discusses Trump, Steve Bannon and more

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump's Appointments Continue to Impress

(John Hinderaker) If, as is often said, personnel is policy, the Trump administration may prove more impressive than many conservatives expected. His nominations so far have been outstanding. The latest is his choice of Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education. DeVos is a school choice activist who puts the interests of children first–especially inner-city children–rather than the interests of teachers' unions. The New York Times, intending to express outrage at

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Lands activists urge Trump to revoke Obama's national monuments

Western lands activists are urging Donald Trump to test the limits of executive power by revoking millions of acres that President Obama set aside as national monuments, setting up a landmark legal battle over one of the nation's most frequently used environmental protections.

Such a step would be historic. No ...

Source: stories: Politics

North Face Gear Is Nearly Half Off Right Now So Can We Officially Call It Black Friday?

Up to 44 percent off

Via: The Daily Caller

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain

blockchain-2048 At the time of its inception some two centuries ago, the supply chain was a revolutionary idea that would improve visibility and control on goods and products as they moved from point A to point B. But the old concept and technology can no longer support today's production and supply cycles. Hopefully, the supply chain problem can be remedied with blockchain. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Nancy Pelosi maintains House minority grip, despite losses

Rep. Tim Ryan is the latest Democrat to tangle with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and prognosticators say he'll likely end up where the rest of them did: on the losing end.

The California Democrat says she already has support of two-thirds of House Democrats, and has strenuously made the case for ...

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Jos. A. Bank Has Black Friday Doorbusters That You Certainly Want To Know About

These deals are just silly

Via: The Daily Caller

On Thanksgiving, Obama and Trump Find Time for Duties and Dining

For one President, it was his last Thanksgiving in power, for the next, his last before taking office. Both celebrated the holiday with family and friends after releasing video messages calling for Americans to come together after a divisive political campaign.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Trump Says He's Spending His Thanksgiving Keeping A Factory In The U.S.

'MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon'

Via: The Daily Caller

Southern Poverty Law Center's tax-exempt status challenged by watchdog group over partisanship

A group favoring limits on immigration said this week it will ask the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Southern Poverty Law Center and strip the hate-watchdog's tax-exempt status over what it described as illegal political activity undertaken before the Nov. 8 presidential election.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform ...

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You Could Use This Deal On Coleman Camping Gear To Camp Out For Black Friday Deals

Up to 60 percent off

Via: The Daily Caller

Tesla's Autopilot and the double standard for automotive safety systems

A member of the media test drives a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car equipped with Autopilot in Palo Alto, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Tesla Motors Inc. will begin rolling out the first version of its highly anticipated  This summer saw the inevitable controversy arise when a Tesla automobile was involved in a fatal traffic accident while operating in its headline-grabbing Autopilot mode. While early reports seem to point toward human error by both parties involved, many people are debating what responsibility falls onto Tesla and its autonomous-driving functions. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

James Mattis, Donald Trump's top Pentagon contender, cuts a distinctive profile

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, who had been forced out of the Pentagon over his outspoken opposition to the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, has emerged as the leading candidate to head the Defense Department as President-elect Donald Trump moves to fill out his Cabinet.

Revered within military ...

Source: stories: Politics

Is This New Chinese Missile Designed To Counter A Specific Pentagon Strategy?

Leaked photos show peculiar missile

Via: The Daily Caller

Faraday Future's factory construction paused; shipping timelines at risk

faraday-spy-shot Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future may not be able to make its first cars in time to hits its 2017 shipping deadlines, according to a new report by the Financial Times on Thursday. It's hard to ship a car when your factory itself isn't finished, is the main issue – FF's Nevada-based manufacturing facility broke ground in April, but construction has since been… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Thanksgiving Day in Pictures

(Steven Hayward) Because by Saturday all the good Thanksgiving Day memes will be as cold and stale as today's leftovers. So to start with, here's how my crystal clear day on the Left Coast began–with a short palate-cleansing run, and popovers (I'll append updates as I get the rotisserie going for the bird later on): And finally. . .

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Alleviate Pain And Stress With These Neck And Shoulder Massagers, Which We Got You EXCLUSIVE Deals On

Be thankful there is finally a way

Via: The Daily Caller

Watch this $9K VR walking rig really put players into the game

kat-vr-compressor [tc_aol_on code="5836201c869ea96411963172″] When TechCrunch went to Beijing recently, I got the chance to try out KatVR's Kat Walk virtual reality walking simulation rig. The setup encircles the player's waste, keeping them upright no matter what's going on in virtual space, while the special shoes and a slick plastic pad, both laden with sensors, help translate… Read More

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Donald Trump team to raise millions for Jan. 20 events

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The scramble to shape his administration underway, President-elect Donald Trump's team has simultaneously begun turning its attention to raising tens of millions of dollars for festivities related to his Washington inauguration.

Trump, who vowed during the campaign to "drain the swamp" of special interests corrupting ...

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This Deal Proves Sonos Is Not Messing Around This Thanksgiving

Get $50 off the best multi-room speaker on the market

Via: The Daily Caller

GoCardless spies a glimmer of hope for UK fintech amid the Brexit gloom

City of London Despite ongoing uncertainty for business about the impact of the UK Brexit vote to leave the European Union, London-based fintech startup GoCardless reckons the government is now signaling it recognizes the "high growth" potential of the sector. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Feds: Retired officer was crucial in Indiana bribery probe

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a retired police officer was instrumental in an investigation that led to bribery charges against a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor.

U.S. Attorney David Capp says Scott Jurgenson's voluntary cooperation and assistance helped federal investigators uncover the alleged ...

Source: stories: Politics

Mexican Cement Manufacturer Wants To Help Build Trump's Wall

'For the business we're in, Trump is a candidate that does favor the industry quite a bit'

Via: The Daily Caller

2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales for the first time

25934375455_67fa409306_k While turkeys are roasting away in the oven (or roaming freely, as with the turkey pictured here), early signs indicate that a lot of you are turning to the internet to get your holiday shopping started. Adobe is tracking e-commerce sales this year, and it said that between midnight and 11am Eastern time, some $336 million had already been spent online in the U.S.. That's putting us… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Return of The Committee to Horsewhip…

(Scott Johnson) Chief CNN International correspondent and anchor Christiane Amanpour received the Committee to Protect Journalists' Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom at the 2016 International Press Freedom Awards ceremony in New York on November 22, 2016. Amanpour is an insufferably condescending purveyor of the conventional wisdom in the name of truth, justice and the American way. In her acceptance speech (video below,

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Intel: Iran Using Commercial Planes to Smuggle Weapons to Terrorists

The Obama administration has given clearance to Western airline manufacturers to sell planes to Iran at the same time the Islamic Republic is using commercial airliners to smuggle weapons and other illicit arms to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, according to new intelligence and congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The disclosure of this new intelligence, which shows that Iran has been using its commercial airline company to smuggle advanced weaponry to Hezbollah and terrorists operating in Syria, has placed renewed focus on a congressional inquiry that has been stymied by Obama administration officials since early October.

The post Intel: Iran Using Commercial Planes to Smuggle Weapons to Terrorists appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Thanksgiving 1866: Wounds of war unhealed in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's streets were quiet on Thanksgiving Day 150 years ago.

Few people were out, in part because the mud on Nov. 29, 1866, was so deep, and the city's street crossings already were "the worst in the country," wrote the Daily Courier.

It was the fourth ...

Source: stories: Politics

It's Official: Trump Wins Michigan In Closest Race State Has Ever Recorded

Trump won by a very narrow margin

Via: The Daily Caller

Watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Daydream VR is actually fun

screenshot_20161124-102905 Livestreaming 360-degree video is rarely the right way to go if you're thinking about doing live broadcast for an event – but Verizon's (disclaimer: Verizon owns TechCrunch via AOL) use of it to show the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade actually makes sense. Especially if you happen to have a Daydream View headset, Google's new first-party mobile VR hardware. The… Read More

Source: TechCrunch