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Report: Twitter COO Resigns

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  by Eric Lieberman Twitter COO Anthony Noto is resigning from his post at the social media company and heading to the helm of a growing personal finance company. After a career on Wall Street, Noto joined Twitter as CFO in 2014, then took over as head of operations in 2016, according to Bloomberg, which was the first to report the move. ...

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Facebook Admits Social Media May Be Bad For Democracy

  by Eric Lieberman A top Facebook executive admitted Monday that the social media platform may have a harmful effect on democracy, an apparently dire concern of the company. There have been many moments in the past where it appeared like social media helped cultivate democratic principles and institutions, however, more recent events changed Facebook’s perception. “From the Arab Spring ...

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Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution For Running For Office

Chelsea Manning running for Senate

  by Jonah Bennett Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate as a Democratic candidate in Maryland, but according to former military lawyers, such a run subjects Manning to prosecution for violating Pentagon regulations on political activities. Manning, the transgender soldier who spent seven years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, recently filed paperwork with ...

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NYT Changes Headline On Gov’t Shutdown To Lessen Blame On Dems For Impasse

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  by Chris White The New York Times changed a headline in an article Saturday morning about the government shutdown that absolves Democrats of blame for the impasse. The original version of the NYT headline on an article reporting the news reads: “Senate Democrat Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms” — which went through various changes as negotiations ...

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Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans

  by Rob Shimshock A Thursday poll showed that about two-thirds of likely 2018 voters are in favor of school choice. Sixty-three percent of Americans likely to vote in the 2018 elections support school choice, with minorities more likely to support it than whites, according to a press release obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I’m not surprised,” said Lance ...

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CNN Poll Confirms Democrats Out Of Touch On Shutdown

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  by Thomas Phippen Most Americans disagree with Democrats that getting funding for Dreamers is worth shutting down the government, according to a new CNN-SSRS poll released Friday. Given a choice between funding the government and supporting illegal immigrants, more than half of respondents (56 percent) said that avoiding a government shutdown is more important than securing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ...

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Amazon Narrows Its Second Headquarters Search To 20 Cities

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  by Eric Lieberman Amazon has whittled down its search for a city to be home of its next massive headquarters, known as HQ2. “Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host HQ2,” a press release published Thursday reads. Now, there are only “20 metropolitan areas” still in consideration: – Atlanta, GA – Austin, TX – Boston, MA – Chicago, IL ...

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Watch: Liberal TV Host Gets Stumped By Anti-PC Professor

Liberal TV host stumped by Anti-PC Professor

  by Rob Shimshock A professor left a left-wing TV host speechless Tuesday after the host asked him why his right to free speech should take priority over transgender individuals’ right not to be offended. Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman posed a question to University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson, reported The Spectator. “Why should your right to freedom of ...

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Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

  by Robert Donachie Democrats are threatening to hold national security hostage, potentially costing the economy billions and forcing hundreds of thousands of federal government employees to go without pay in exchange for securing legal protections for 800,000 illegal immigrants. Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an ...

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Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’ – Why Not?

  by Robert Donachie President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back earmarks, a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled with special interests, out-of-control spending and unaccountability. “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks,” Trump said Tuesday to a group of Republican and Democratic congressman ...

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Internet Sales Tax Probably Coming Thanks To The Supreme Court

Internet sales tax

  by Kevin Daley The Supreme Court will decide whether to expand the power of the states to collect sales tax from online sales, which could precipitate a vast increase in internet sales tax. The justices announced Friday that they will take a challenge to a 1992 precedent which allows states to collect sales taxes only from those companies with a physical ...

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White House, GOP Conservatives Reject Flake’s DACA Proposal

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  by Will Racke A top White House official said Thursday that a bipartisan proposal to give legal status to younger illegal immigrants is too weak on border security and immigration reform to pass muster with President Donald Trump. The agreement trades some border security enhancements, plus some limits on family migration and the diversity visa lottery, for a path ...

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Only Thirteen Percent Of Voters Think Michael Wolff’s Book Is Credible

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  by Henry Rodgers Only 13 percent of U.S. voters believe Michael Wolff’s book on the early days of President Donald Trump and his administration is credible, according to a new poll released Wednesday. A Morning Consult and Politico poll conducted between Jan. 4-5 found that 19 percent of voters think Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House” is “somewhat credible,” ...

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South Korean President Says Trump Deserves Credit For Making Talks With North Korea Possible

Donald Trump

  by Ryan Pickrell President Donald Trump’s intense pressure campaign appears to have done the trick, the South Korean president suggested Tuesday. Trump “made a huge contribution to make inter-Korean talks happen,” President Moon Jae-in explained to reporters Tuesday night, adding, “I’d like to express my gratitude.” He reportedly said that talks “could be the effect of the sanctions and pressure led by the ...

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