November 30, 2016

Donald Trump creating business-friendly White House

President-elect Donald Trump was already closing a deal to keep U.S. workers employed at the Carrier air conditioner plant in Indiana as he stacked his Cabinet with Wall Street titans Wednesday, creating the most business-friendly White House that America has seen in a long time.

Trump transition officials boasted that ...

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Michigan Recount Could Cost Taxpayers $4 Million

State officials scramble to complete hand recount of 4.8 million ballots by Dec. 13 deadline

Via: The Daily Caller

Crunch Report | GoPro Cuts 15% of Workforce

Hanging out with former TechCrunch writer and current editor in chief at Mattermark, Mr. Alex Wilhelm, GoPro cuts 15% of its workforce, Amazon can move your data by the truckload and now you can download Netflix for offline viewing. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Must the Constitution Protect Flag Burning?

(John Hinderaker) Democrats are burning American flags in violent demonstrations and riots across the country, which led Donald Trump to re-ignite an old debate with a tweet: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016 Trump's suggestion that flag burning should not be treated as protected

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Death penalty winning support after yearslong slide

This year's election results suggest that reports of the death penalty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated.

Voters in three states — California, Nebraska and Oklahoma — lined up behind statewide initiatives in support of capital punishment, suggesting that the death penalty may be making a comeback after a 20-year ...

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Make Energy And Commerce Great Again: Give Shimkus The Gavel

Rep. Shimkus was able to highlight the intransigence of the Democrat leadership and the bankruptcy of their energy policies.

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Elon Musk: The Beloved Taxpayer Abuser

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft was filled with about 5,000 pounds of supplies slated for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)Musk in no Tony Stark

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Court: No immigration protection for former gang members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld federal immigration standards ...

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Islamist Extremist Infiltrated In German Intelligence Agency Had A Side Gig In Gay Porn

Used his porn stage name as terrorist alias

Via: The Daily Caller

Online real estate service OpenDoor raises $210M Series D despite risky financing model

Home and money on hand This afternoon, Norwest Venture Partners announced that it led a massive $210 million Series D investment round in OpenDoor. With the new capital, the startup is looking to expand the usage of its marketplace platform for buying and selling real estate to 10 cities. OpenDoor is unique in that it owns its own inventory of homes. While the predictive analytics the company employs to project… Read More

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The Fierce Reaction to Trump's Cabinet Picks

After Donald Trump ridiculed Wall Street on the campaign trail, the President-elect tapped former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin to be his Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to lead the Commerce Department. Trump even met with Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn inside Trump Tower. Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio has more on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)

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House passes 21st Century Cures bill, funding medical research and fighting drug epidemic

The House overwhelmingly approved a medical-innovation bill Wednesday that fast-tracks regulatory approval of groundbreaking drugs, ushers in bipartisan mental health reforms and provides $1 billion to tackle America's prescription-painkiller and heroin epidemic.

The $6.3-billion package enjoys support from the White House and passed on a 392-26 vote, heaping pressure on ...

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Reddit CEO Announces Plan To Suppress pro-Donald Trump Subreddit

Many users are outraged

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (11/30/16)

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are joined by Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell of California, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, and NBC News' Kasie Hunt on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Tom Price advocates watchdog to report to Congress on budget process

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, who is poised to become part of the Trump administration Cabinet, said tensions between Congress and the White House could be lessened if lawmakers could figure out how to write and stick to their budget.

The Georgia Republican and physician, whom Mr. Trump has ...

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More Whites Dying Than Having Kids in 1/3 of States

Population still growing due to Hispanic and Asian births

Via: The Daily Caller

Tesla will move to open Richmond store after DMV win

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19: People look at a Tesla Motors vehicle on the showroom floor at the Dadeland Mall on February 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Tesla said today it earned $46 million in the fourth quarter on a non-adjusted basis, or 33 cents a share, causing shares in the company to jump 12 percent. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tesla has won the right to open and operate its own dealership in Virginia, after the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner reversed a ruling from September denying it a license. In his decision, the commissioner cited overwhelming public support, as well as unique sales and service requirements as reasons for his finding that "no dealer independent of Tesla" in… Read More

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Trump Vows 'Total Exit' From Business to Avoid Conflicts

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss how President-Elect Donald Trump plans to extricate himself from his business empire amid concerns about conflicts of interest. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Harrington: Democrats 'Not Listening' to Working Class Americans

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The Latest: Carrier says Trump promised improved biz climate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):

5:35 p.m.

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says an agreement to keep jobs in Indianapolis was doable because President-elect Donald Trump has promised to "create an improved, more competitive U.S. business climate."

In a statement Wednesday, the company ...

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DC Metro Leaders Reveal Plan To Get The System 'Back2Good'

'We remain focused on track safety and reliability'

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Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during the Big Ten Championship Game

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 5: The Oregon Ducks wait for the signal by umpire Matt Jordan to begin a play against the Arizona Wildcats in the second quarter on December 5, 2014 during the Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Oregon won 51-13. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Are you upset your team isn't playing in a championship game this weekend and need a reason to watch? Well here's a reason to watch at least one game on Saturday: Referees will wear hats with built-in GoPros during this weekend's NCAA Football Big Ten Championship Game between Penn State and Wisconsin. The project is part of a deal between FOX Sports Lab and GoPro to offer… Read More

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Ukraine Plans Missile Drills Near Crimea Amid Threats From Russia

Ukraine plans to conduct missile test launches near the border with Russian-occupied Crimea this week amid threats from Moscow that it will launch a military strike in retaliation.

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Failing Anti-Fracking Movement Piggybacks On Anti-DAPL Protests

'It started with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)'

Via: The Daily Caller

Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI

amazon-echo-money Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open source efforts. Today, Amazon joined the crowd by announcing a new program for startups developing conversational AI. This is Amazon's first foray into the world of accelerator programs, though its $100 million Alexa Fund has already invested… Read More

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Bharara Agrees to Continue as U.S. Attorney After Obama's Term

Preet Bharara will stay on as the U.S. attorney in Manhattan next year, the prosecutor said Wednesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

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UN Imposes New Round of Sanctions Against North Korea

The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday to impose new sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test in September.

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U.N. hits North Korea with new round of sanctions over nuclear program

The United Nations Security Council imposed fresh export sanctions on North Korea Wednesday in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test.

The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution to reduce North Korea's coal exports by about 60 percent, with an annual sales cap of $400.9 million. Coal is the ...

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Law Enforcement: We Used 'Great Restraint' Against Pipeline Protesters

'These professional protesters cause fear and terror'

Via: The Daily Caller

AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality

snowball-edge Amazon's popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company's re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit crazy AWS Snowmobile, the aforementioned Snowball will be getting a storage increase to 100 terabytes in addition to computing functionality. Users of the new Snowball Edge will be able to perform basic analysis on their data… Read More

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Scaramucci Says Mnuchin Is Perfect Pick for Treasury

Anthony Scaramucci, co-founder of SkyBridge Capital, discusses Donald Trump's pick of Goldman Sachs alum Steven Mnuchin to serve as Treasury secretary and the president-elect's trade policy. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura on Bloomberg Radio. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Shaq Tells Americans to Give Trump a Chance

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump won the election "fair and square" and Americans need to give him a chance.

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Democrats 'doubled down on the status quo' with Nancy Pelosi: RNC

The Republican National Committee said the return of Nancy Pelosi as leader of House Democrats exposes the tone deafness of her party.

"This year voters went to the polls and made a bold statement for change in Washington but House Democrats just doubled down on the status quo," the RNC ...

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Tim Ryan Rattles Pelosi With Leadership Challenge: 'I Wasn't Alone Here'

'There were a lot of people who were supportive of me'

Via: The Daily Caller

AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices

dsc06975 Amazon today announced the launch of Greengrass, a new service that will be built into IoT devices to bring them better and smarter compute capabilities. As AWS CEO Andy Jassy noted in today's keynote at Amazon's re:Invent developer conference, Amazon expects that the majority of on-premises hardware will soon be IoT devices as enterprises move their servers into the cloud.… Read More

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