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Ted Cruz has ‘short list’ of V.P. possibles – one name confirmed

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Senator Ted Cruz is planning the final leg of his open convention strategy and it centers on who his running mate might be. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday. A Fiorina top aide confirmed that she is on the list of Vice-Presidential possibles ...

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Dealing with Drones -or- How to Pop a Peeper

4 ways to take down a drone

With the collision of a drone and commercial aircraft in Britain last week, scores of near-misses at U.S. airports and the numerous stories of Dads with shotguns taking out remote peeping Toms, it was only a matter of time before the market provided some defense against those pesky flying cameras. First, if you plan on taking the ‘Murika’ approach and ...

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What Americans buy – in real time [chart]

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Advanced economies are typically heavily reliant on the domestic consumption of goods and services, and the United States is no exception. This visualization shows U.S. consumption in real-time. https://www.couponbox.com/real-time-consumption/embed/Source: Couponbox.com Lottery tickets, coffee or a book? We buy 10 times in lottery tickets what we do in books. DOOM! Doom I say! Or .. maybe I can have that gold plated ...

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What the heck is so special about 420?

4-20 means something different to different groups of people – almost all of the things that 420 marks are infamous at best. First, April 20th is Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The infamous German dictator was born in Branau am Inn, Austria to Klara and Alois Hitler on April 20th, 1889. 110 years to the day after the birth of Hitler came the ...

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Is Paul Ryan re-thinking the Presidency? [video]

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There has been much speculation as to whether or not Paul Ryan would accept a GOP nod in an open convention. Speaker Ryan had previously said that he was not interested. Stephen Colbert dug deeper and got the real answer.

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Trump runs away with NY delegates, Kasich grabs a few and Cruz .. not so good

Trump speech NY 4-12-16

As of 11:15pm Donald Trump had more than 50% of the vote in almost all the voting districts in New York and near 60% of the entire state’s vote. Certainly Trump was expected to dominate in his home state, but he came away with an even more impressive win than many were projecting. Analysts had expected the billionaire presidential candidate to pull ...

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So exactly what kinds of jobs are people actually finding these days? [chart]

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An estimated 589,000 jobs were created in the first three months of 2016 – an accomplishment the Obama administration and liberal analysts tout. Just what kinds of jobs were created should have them rethinking that self-praise. Here’s a visual breakdown of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) private sector job growth data for Q1 2016. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist ...

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U.S. foreign policy failures with Russia and Israel continue

How the U.S. stands up to Russian Aggression - in a single image

President Obama and Joe Biden further weaken America’s world image and piss off an ally .. all in one day. Days after two Russian fighter jets buzzed a U.S. warship, Obama had a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two world leaders discussed the disaster that is Syria, but Obama didn’t bring up the dangerous and provocative flyover ...

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Houston Floods may worsen with more rain in forecast

Houston flooding

Houston, Texas has experienced historic rainfall and flooding in recent days and more rain is on the way. At least five people have died and the Governor has declared 9 counties as disaster areas. Current weather forecasts for the Houston area project waves of thunderstorms to roll through at least until Thursday and have kept flash flood warnings in effect ...

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New York Primaries to be Held Today

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Polls open shortly in the empire state and the front-runners in both parties spent Monday vying for every vote. Likely hurt by his New York values comment, Ted Cruz has all but written-off New York City. Cruz spent last week trying to court upstate New Yorkers, but is concentrating his efforts in Philadelphia and Maryland now – both of which are ...

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Full Event – Donald Trump rally Buffalo, NY 4-18-16 [video]

Trump rally Buffalo NY

Monday, April 17, 2016: Full Replay of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Buffalo, NY at the First Niagara Center. Mr. Trump drew a record crowd and was introduced by Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan. Trump starts speaking at 2:04:51 in the video for those who’d rather skip the intro’s.

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16yo boy wins $247,000 as Drone Racing hits the big time [video]

Drone Racing video

Locking up speeds of up to 75mph the drones buzzed around the iconic stadium and further proved why the sport of drone racing is gaining more and more popularity. The event was live streamed for the first time to spectators over EE’s 4G network, with 4GEE Action Cams attached to the drones in a world first, bringing fans closer to ...

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