December 5, 2016

Donald Trump choices for Cabinet lack executive experience to run massive federal agencies

Forget "Team of Rivals." President-elect Donald Trump is instead assembling what critics are calling a team of novices — government outsiders or politicians who have little executive experience at the helm of the kinds of massive federal agencies they'll be running.

Mr. Trump's pick of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to ...

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Montel Williams Urges Female Journalist To Die

Are his days on Twitter numbered?

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Fake Pizza News: Avoid the Noid?

(John Hinderaker) I've known for a while that liberals are trying to blame their electoral defeats on "fake news" propagated on Facebook and other venues. Having spent much of the last 14 years exposing fake news emanating from the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS News, CNN, and so on, I wasn't impressed and devoted zero time to the subject. But now, the liberals really have something to talk about: a

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McMorris: Fake News Is Whatever Liberals 'Determine to be Believed by the Right'

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Ray Buckley, top Democrat in New Hampshire, makes bid to be DNC chair

In his quest to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, New Hampshire's Democratic Party chairman is touting his state's success in fending off the GOP as proof he's best equipped to lead his party back to winning at the national level.

Ray Buckley is running against Rep. ...

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Non-Profit Suppresses Reports Of Anti-Trump Hate Crimes To Focus On Bashing Him

2,000 educators claimed they saw anti-white sentiment

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Tariq Fatemi, Pakistani aide, sees opening for better ties with Trump administration

The incoming Trump administration will provide Pakistan a "fresh opportunity to burnish its credentials" with Washington, despite the president-elect's sharp comments on Islamic extremism on the campaign trail, a senior Pakistani diplomat told reporters on a Washington visit Monday.

Tariq Fatemi, special assistant on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Nawaz ...

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Michigan GOP Files Appeal To Stop Election Recount

The recount, which began Monday, may cost taxpayers up to $12 million

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Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

data-privacy-law The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications of American citizens. Digital privacy advocates had hoped that the appeals case might prompt reform for a contentious portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) known as Section 702. Read More

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Inside the Beltway: In praise of Trump's 'fireside tweet'

Certain journalists, broadcasters, public personalities and political operatives take offense that President-elect Donald Trump continues to tweet with great vigor — including his characteristic candor from the 2016 campaign trail. His critics suggest that somehow this is not presidential, or that nimble tweeting in casual language compromises media coverage and ...

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Congress Strikes Deal On Flint, California Drought Funds

'Has not been easy'

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GoDaddy buys WordPress services startup WP Curve

wp curve Web hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WPCurve's customer base, assets and "a few dozen" of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch Read More

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The Machiavellian Trump?

(Steven Hayward) What is Trump up to? News item: Trump's most vocal loyalists during the campaign, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Guiliani, have been completely passed over for senior positions. (In Christie's case, he was publicly humiliated and defenestrated.) News item: Trump meets twice with Mitt Romney, dangling the position of secretary of state to one of his most severe critics in the GOP nomination battle. News item: Trump meets today

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SEIU Texas Declares Bankruptcy After Losing Millions to Company

The Texas chapter of one of the nation's most powerful unions filed for bankruptcy after losing a multi-million dollar lawsuit for a smear campaign against a Houston janitorial company.

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Victoria's Secret Angels Can't Contain Their Excitement For The Fashion Show [VIDEO]

Get ready for the sexiest night in televsion

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HackerNews calls for "political detox," critics cry censorship

censorship Can social media even exist without political debate? What about trolls? HackerNews, the social news site run by Y Combinator, is trying to find out. The head of the HackerNews community since 2014, Daniel Gackle (whose HN handle is "dang") on Monday initiated a site-wide "Political Detox Week." To introduce the temporary ban on political content, Gackle… Read More

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Ralph Peters: Iranian Leadership 'Should Be Very Afraid' of Mattis

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The Latest: Lawmakers spar over immigration resolution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California lawmakers proposing bills to protect immigrants (all times local):

2:11 pm

A resolution over immigration has sparked a heated debate on the first day of California's new legislative session - a day more typically reserved for handshakes and bipartisan photo-ops.

Democratic state ...

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A Century After Prohibition, The Government Is Funding Moonshine

Almost $3 million in grants went to alcohol producers this year

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Why education should become more like artificial intelligence

Image: Getty Images/kentoh/istock Artificial intelligence is all around us. It's in our cars, our homes and our pockets. With all this information, this intelligence, at our fingertips and lips, shouldn't our educational system catch up? Teaching not rote facts and figures, but instead teaching students the paths to find this knowledge on their own. Teaching students — as we do with computers through AI… Read More

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National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Drawn Up for Next Congress

The new Congress is still weeks away from being sworn in, but one Republican congressman has already written a national concealed carry reciprocity bill to submit to it.

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Ahead of Trump, Obama promotes rules for use of force in terrorism fight

Mindful of President-elect Donald Trump's vow to get tougher on terrorists, the Obama administration released a rulebook Monday spelling out its own policies for the use of military force.

The 61-page document from the White House sets forth the departing administration's executive orders, legal opinions, rules for drone attacks and ...

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De Blasio Admits Protecting Trump Costs Drastically Less Than Previous Estimate

Still asks for $35 million

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Flutterwave aims to unify Africa's fragmented payment systems and empower small businesses

flutterwave_logo_diag There's no shortage of entrepreneurs in Africa, but their ambitions are often hampered by the lack in many countries of reliable and affordable digital payment systems. Moneywave wants to empower individuals and small merchants to take part in the thriving digital economy by letting them accept payment however it's offered, and receive it instantly in whatever form they choose. Read More

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North Carolina Governor McCrory Concedes

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.

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Trump selects Ben Carson to head HUD

(Paul Mirengoff) In a move that's been expected for some time, president-elect Trump has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be his Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. I see pluses and minuses to this selection. On the plus side, I'm confident that Dr. Carson will act decisively against the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" (AFFH) regulation promulgated by the Obama HUD. If he does, this "plus" will likely outweigh any

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Obama Administration's Midnight Regulations to Total $44 Billion

The Obama administration has put forth 25 so-called "midnight" regulations, which will cost the economy $44.1 billion, according to a report from the American Action Forum.

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The problem with state-based retirement plans

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans lost the health insurance they liked. Now, the same could happen with their retirement savings.

In August, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a little-known rule that allows states to set up retirement plans for private sector workers. States that do so ...

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Pennsylvania's Largest Counties Complete Recounts And Clinton Wins FIVE Votes

'People out there are trying to use those phony numbers...'

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Trump Picks Carson for HUD, Still Seeks Sec. of State

Bloomberg Politics' Ben Brody updates the latest new about President-Elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks. Brody speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Pat McCrory concedes defeat in N.C. governor's race

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded defeat Monday after his post-election challenge failed to produce enough votes to overtake Democrat Roy Cooper's lead, bringing to an end a contentious race billed as a referendum on transgender rights.

Mr. McCrory, who had filed requests for recounts based on concerns over voter ...

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Netanyahu Plans To Team Up With Trump To Rip Up Iran Deal

'industrial-scale enrichment of uranium'

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Shopify acquires digital studio Tiny Hearts, makers of Wake Alarm, Next Keyboard & more

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-9-51-41-am E-commerce company Shopify is doubling down on its mobile product ambitions with today's acquisition of digital product studio Tiny Hearts. The studio has released a number of mobile apps, games and bots over the past several years, including popular consumer-facing apps like Quick Fit, Next Keyboard, InstaMatch, and Wake Alarm. Prior to the deal, the team had also worked with… Read More

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Russian Plane Slides Off Deck Of Decrepit Aircraft Carrier And Into The Sea

'A cable in the arresting gear snapped'

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Plume's plug-in WiFi pods are now available

Plume WiFi The home WiFi network extender space sure got real crowded, real fast. Startups Eero and Luma have been battling it out for some time before Google elbowed its way in, earlier this fall. All of the devices offer different somewhat different solutions to the problem of spotty home wireless networks. Like those offerings, Plume takes a similar approach of arriving solo on in a bundle, so users… Read More

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Carson Accepts Offer to Lead Housing Agency, Trump Team Says

Ben Carson accepted Donald Trump's offer to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a statement from the president-elect's transition office Monday.

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Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo: 'We have lost everything'

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."

They were among a few hundred ...

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Blink's home security camera gets an outdoor version

blink_outdoorv2_front-hero_logo_36in_jpg CES is still a full month away , but consumer security startup Blink is getting a jump on things with the announcement of a new outdoor camera designed to slot into the company's home surveillance ecosystem. The Blink XT will be making its in-person debut at CES in January and will start shipping the following month, but company's offering up pretty much all you need to know about… Read More

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