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How Millennial Leaders Will Change America

Love ’em or hate ’em, this much is true: one day soon, millennials will rule America. This is neither wish nor warning but fact, rooted in the physics of time and the biology of human cells. Millennials–born between 1981 and 1996–are already the largest living generation and the largest age group in the workforce. They outnumber Gen X (born 1965–1980) and will soon outnumber baby boomers (born 1946–1964) among American voters. Their startups have revolutionized the economy, their tastes hav...
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Billionaire Seth Klarman blames low rates and 'capitalist excess' for his fund's languishing returns — and says we've seen only the 'tip of the overvaluation iceberg'

Billionaire Seth Klarman's annual letter to investors was wide-ranging, touching on topics including private equity's pile of unused money, modern monetary theory, WeWork, and foreign policy in the Middle East. The 17-page letter seen by Business Insider showed that the $30 billion fund returned less than 10% in a year when the stock market surged by 30%. Klarman blamed value stocks' continued slump and a "few mistakes" that he didn't identify.  Klarman is not questioning his belief in value i...
Tags: Washington, White House, Boston, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Netflix, Middle East, Denmark, Cbs, Greenland, WeWork, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Neumann, Adam Neumann


Ohio judge apologizes for calling gay people “savages” who deserve to die of AIDS

A judge in Ohio says he no longer holds the homophobic beliefs he used to spout in college. Maumee Municipal Court Judge Dan Hazard issued an apology this week after several vile letters to the editor he wrote as a sophomore in college resurfaced. The letters were published in Ohio State University’s student newspaper The Lantern in the early 1990s. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); In one letter, published in December 1992, Hazard advocates for cutt...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Lifestyle, Ohio, Homophobia, Viggo Mortensen, Ohio State, Hazard, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Homophobic, Ohio State University, Maumee Municipal Court, Dan Hazard


Warren Pledges To Release Impeachment Docs Withheld By WH

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pledged Friday to release the trove of impeachment-related documents that the White House has barred, should she become president. On day one as president, I will order the release of every document related to this impeachment inquiry that the administration has been hiding. The public needs to know what happened. All the other candidates for president should commit to take this step as well. — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 24, 2020 She added that Republ...
Tags: News, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Adam Schiff, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Impeachment, Kate Riga


Dems Aim to Put ‘Knife in the Heart’ of Trump’s Defense

About four hours into Thursday’s session of the Senate impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House’s lead impeachment manager, had yet another video clip queued up to show senators in order to help make Democrats’ case for President Trump’s removal.Taking full advantage of their video privileges, the impeachment managers had played dozens of such clips since opening their arguments in the trial on Wednesday. But when Schiff tried to show a segment of White House aide Lt. Col. Alexander...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, Dnc, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Indiana, Fbi, Gop, Arkansas, House, Iowa


White House Rules Would Restrict Foreign Travelers From Coming To The U.S.

President Trump is again restricting foreign travelers to the U.S. The administration has announced an expanded travel ban and a rule denying visas to some pregnant women.
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The 10 Things Dems Say Prove Trump Acted Corruptly In Ukraine Scheme

Sure, the bogus investigations that President Donald Trump wanted Ukraine to launch into Joe Biden and the 2016 election were conspiratorial garbage. But beyond that, House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued Thursday, there are 10 clear reasons that the push for the investigations was corrupt on its face. On the Senate floor, Schiff brought up an exhibit listing them in neat sentences: Here’s how he argued the case: 1. President Trump Cared Only About The  Announcement Of Invest...
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Garcetti says LA to partner with Feds to address homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he has reached a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city’s homelessness crisis. Garcetti said he discussed plans with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson while in Washington, D.C., where he took part in the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s annual meeting. “The city of Los Angeles has already shown a strong commitment to our neighbors in need by pulling together and fundi...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Hud, Homeless, Times, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Ben Carson


Lindsey Graham Says He Would Oppose Effort to Compel Hunter Biden Testimony

Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Friday said if Republican colleagues attempt to compel Hunter Biden to testify in the impeachment trial of President Trump, he will vote against the subpoena."I don’t want to call Hunter Biden. I don’t want to call Joe Biden. I want someone to look at this when this is done," Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill."I don’t think it’s wrong for us to look at the Biden connection in the Ukraine, the $3 million given to the vice president’s son by the most corrup...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, White House, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Maine, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Graham, Capitol Hill, Republican, Bolton, Biden, Susan Collins


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White House Rules Would Restrict Foreign Travelers From Coming To U.S.

President Trump is again restricting foreign travelers to the U.S. The administration has announced an expanded travel ban, and a rule denying visas to some pregnant women.
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U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. sanctioned four companies that it says have traded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Iranian petroleum and petrochemicals in its latest effort to clamp down on the Islamic Republic’s revenue sources.The Treasury Department penalized Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Sage Energy HK Limited, Peakview Industry Co. Limited, and Beneathco DMCC for dealings with the state-owned National Iranian Oil Co., it said in a Jan. 23 statement. The transactions helped finance Iran...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, White House, China, Singapore, Bloomberg, Iran, Shanghai, Treasury, Sage, Islamic Republic, Treasury Department, NIOC, National Iranian Oil Co, Steven Mnuchin, COSCO Shipping Corp


Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution?

During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln decided to suspend habeas corpus, a protection in the Constitution that prohibited imprisonment without a trial.From Lincoln's point of view, following the law to the letter during that unprecedented and pivotal moment in history (i.e. the threat of war and secession from the Union) would put lawfulness itself at risk, so some restrictions of civil liberties were necessary.The war and the president's actions changed how the founding document is interpreted a...
Tags: Politics, Democracy, Government, Society, History, War, Policy, Peace, Military, United States, Terrorism, Innovation, Slavery, Lincoln, Justice System, Abraham Lincoln


Biden Calls DACA Recipients ‘More American Than Most Americans’

Former vice president Joe Biden said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that most undocumented immigrants benfitting from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are “more American than most Americans.”“These kids have come, they’ve done well, most of these kids — there’s a lot of them . . . they in fact have done very, very well,” Biden said. “In many cases, they’re more American than most Americans are because they have done well in school. They believe the basic ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Iowa, Biden, Trump, U S Citizenship and Immigration Services


President Trump says Mark Zuckerberg running for president 'wouldn't be too frightening' (FB)

President Trump was asked about Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, in a new interview with CNBC's Squawk Box. "I heard he's going to run for president," Trump said. "That wouldn't be too frightening I don't think. But he does have that monster behind him." He also praised Zuckerberg's handling of political ads, which . "He's done a hell of a job when you think of it," Trump said. "And he's gonna do what he has to do."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald ...
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We compared what the 6 major streaming TV services offer, from Netflix to Disney Plus to Hulu

Netflix is the streaming champion, but the competition is growing stronger. Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus launched in November to drastically different receptions. Ahead of the launch of HBO Max and Peacock this year, we broke down the biggest assets for six current major streaming services. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. People are inundated with more TV options than ever before and there are still more to come.  WarnerMedia's HBO Max and NBCUniversal's Peacock will laun...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Office, Time, Disney, US, Syfy, Barack Obama, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, House, Michelle Obama, Steven Soderbergh


Pentagon Says 34 Troops Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury After Trump Downplays It as 'Headaches'

The White House initially minimized the consequences of retaliatory Iranian missile strikes that hit joint U.S.-Iraqi bases in Iraq on January 8 in response to Donald Trump’s reckless decision to assassinate a senior Iranian official. But last week, news broke that at least 11 U.S. troops had actually been treated…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, Iraq, Neuroscience, Iran, US military, Brains, Donald Trump, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries


Writer has Facebook meltdown after being fired from newspaper for saying there are “only two sexes”

Jon Caldara (Youtube screenshot) Jon Caldara is a regular columnist for The Denver Post. Or rather, he was until last week, when he was abruptly fired after publishing a rambling op-ed that attacked LGTBQ inclusion in public schools. While the newspaper hasn’t clarified exactly why Caldara was let go, he believes it has to do with that fact that, in his op-ed, he argued that calling people by their preferred proper pronouns violates his free speech. Then he accused LGBTQ people of being too “...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Lifestyle, Diversity, Elton John, Lgbtq, Caldera, Ellen Degeneres, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Inclusion, Denver Post, GLAAD, The Denver Post, Chaz Bono, Caldara




White House breaks silence on Jeff Bezos phone-hacking scandal, calls Saudi Arabia an 'important ally' (AMZN)

The White House broke its silence Thursday on reports that Saudia Arabia was likely behind the hacking of Jeff Bezos' phone. The White House called Saudi Arabia an "important ally" and said it doesn't have any additional information on the hacking allegations but it's taking the situation "seriously." The spokesperson did not say whether the US plans to investigate the hacking, which the United Nations called for on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The White H...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, Trends, United Nations, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Saudia Arabia, AMZN, White House Principal Deputy Press, Gidley, Hogan Gidley


100 seconds to midnight: Why we’re closer to Doomsday than ever

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a non-profit group dedicated to monitoring the potential for global catastrophe, last night set the Doomsday Clock forward. We’re now 100 seconds away from midnight. As Douglas Adams was fond of writing: don’t panic. This doesn’t literally mean we’ll all be dead in the next minute-and-a-half. As the Bulletin puts it: The Doomsday Clock is a design that warns the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making....
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Meet the guy who hopes to become California’s first openly bisexual state legislator

24-year-old Alex Lee is one of nine candidates currently vying for the Assembly District 25 seat that represents Alameda and Santa Clara counties in California. If he were to win, Lee would become both the youngest Asian American and the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the California State Assembly, though he admits he’s struggled with how to message this. “My identity being Asian I am more conscious about than my LGBT side for some reason,” he tells the Bay Area Reporter. AdBridg...
Tags: Politics, California, Lifestyle, Newark, Santa Clara, Bisexual, Bay Area, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Candidate, Lee, Alameda, California State Assembly, Alex Lee, Assembly District, Bisexual Candidate


In Impeachment’s Obstruction Dispute, Dissembling by Both Sides

On Friday, the House impeachment managers conclude the presentation of their case by focusing on the president’s alleged obstruction of the House investigation. This claim (Article of Impeachment II) has not gotten the degree of attention given the Ukraine abuse-of-power caper (Article I). Though overblown, the obstruction allegation could gain some traction thanks to the president’s defense. The assertion that Trump has been impeached merely for going to court involves some sleight-of-hand, ove...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ukraine, Canada, Democrats, United States, House, State Department, Bolton, Justice Department, Defcon, Trump, Nixon


‘Fox & Friends’ Desperately Tries to End Unhinged Giuliani Interview, Repeatedly Fails

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani showed up on the president’s favorite morning program on Friday—and apparently didn’t want to leave.A day after Giuliani claimed on Twitter that he was about to go public with evidence that will reveal the “Biden Family Enterprise made millions by selling public office” when Joe Biden was vice president, the former New York City mayor sat down on Fox & Friends’ curvy couch for what can generously be described as an unhinged, rambling, off-...
Tags: News, Obama, Stephen Colbert, White House, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump


White House Details Exactly How It Plans to Rein In Sales of Fake Crap Online

The Trump administration is adopting a tougher stance to combat the multi-billion dollar market of selling counterfeit goods on online platforms like Amazon, per a Department of Homeland Security report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, White House, China, Online Marketplace, Counterfeit, Department Of Homeland Security, Fake, Counterfeiting, Trump, Fakes


Dick Norton, N6AA, on ARRL board politics and its CEO

Dick Norton, N6AA, the ARRL Southwest Division Director, recently spoke to Quartzfest, an annual gathering of hams out in the desert. This talk was recorded by Randy, K7AGE. Dick is a real straight shooter, and he has some interesting comments on ARRL politics, the vote not to re-elect WB2ITX CEO, and the search for the new CEO. I got a chuckle out of his comments about the “blogosphere,” as it was evident that he’d read my previous posts about WB2ITX. The video below starts at the 6:20 mark...
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EPA Reasoning For Gutting Fuel-Economy Rule Doesn't Hold Up, Senator Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Trump administration has for several years been working to weaken federal vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. To justify these changes, regulatory agencies argued that more stringent standards would both cost consumers more and reduce road safety. A draft version of the new final rule, however, seems to directly contradict those lines of reasoning. The draft of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule has not been released...
Tags: Obama, White House, Tech, Ars Technica, Epa, Trump, Carper, Sen Thomas Carper D Del


Democrats walked right into Mitch McConnell's trap

As the Senate wrapped up its long, loud squabbling about the rules of the impending impeachment trial in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, it was obvious that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had successfully lured Democrats into yet another procedural trap. The louder the partisan shouting gets, the more McConnell has succeeded in making the president's crimes seem like just another day in a D.C. that is widely loathed by voters. Now in full control of the trial proceedings, and hence the pr...
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White House breaks silence on Jeff Bezos phone-hacking scandal, calls Saudi Arabia an 'important ally'

The White House weighed in on reports that Saudi Arabia hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone, saying it takes the situation seriously.
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