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Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes - The New York Times

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Of all the pressing issues the White House needs to focus on, Obama spends time on.... TV? Really?

WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Friday his support for opening the market for cable set-top boxes, singling out the devices in millions of homes as a clunky and outdated symbol of corporate power over consumers as he introduces a broad federal effort to increase competition.

In an unusual step, Mr. Obama will weigh in personally on a pending proposal at the Federal Communications Commission, filing comments that encourage it to loosen cable companies’ grip on the boxes. And he will sign an executive order calling on every federal agency to send him proposals within 60 days for steps they can take to promote competition in a range of industries and better protect consumers.


Neil Cavuto Clashes With ‘Million Student March’ Organizer in ‘Socialist’ Shirt After She Claims Capitalism Has Been Proven ‘Illegitimate’ |

“We’re spending our money on wars, we’re spending our money on tax breaks for big, wealthy corporations,” Scruggs said. “This system of capitalism has proven itself illegitimate, and it cannot provide basic things like education, shelter [and] health care.”

Scruggs, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “the candidate of Walmart, Wall Street and war.”

Cavuto pressed Scruggs on what her ideal tax rate would be.

Scruggs replied that she wants to see taxes raised for “those who are making billions of dollars” and “Wall Street bankers.”

“Billionaires, not millionaires,” Scruggs said.

Watch the debate below:


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Tense Scene Unfolds When Black Woman Accuses White Student of Cultural Appropriation for Dreadlocks | Video |

San Francisco State University said Tuesday it had opened an investigation after a viral video captured a black female student accuse a while male student of cultural appropriation for having dreadlocks.

A 46-second video uploaded to YouTube captured an unidentified woman accost student Cory Goldstein in a hallway Monday over his hair style.

“You’re saying I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?” he asks.

“Because it’s my culture,” the woman replied.


Obama takes two Air Force One planes to Argentina for sightseeing - Washington Times

President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday.

After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as “baby” Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina.


GOP have a plan to take out Trump, but no plan to take out Hillary..... Hmmmmmm.....

"The Republicans have a 100-day plan to take out Trump. Where was the GOP's 100-day plan to take out Obama or Hillary Clinton? Anybody heard of that plan? Despite talk of unity and coming together, believe me, behind the scenes there is none of that. Behind the scenes all there is is scheming that is designed to protect what they've got. That's more important than the party winning elections. Do not doubt me." - Rush Limbaugh

Video of Worker Urinating on Kellogg’s Cereal Assembly Line Surfaces |

Graphic footage of a man urinating on a Kellogg’s cereal assembly line in Memphis, Tennessee two years ago has emerged online.

WMC-TV reached out to the Kellogg officials investigating the incident.

Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles confirmed to the news channel that the the video was recorded at the company’s Memphis facility in 2014.


Regulating the Future - John Stossel

Government pretends it's the cause of progress. Then it strangles innovation.

We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get "out of control."

When it's hard to innovate in the U.S., innovation happens elsewhere. The Japanese already offer largely automated hotels. At the Henn-na (or "Weird") Hotel, the front desk clerk is a robot dinosaur -- popular with the kids. Another robot stores your luggage, and another takes you to your room.

This may sound like an expensive stunt, but the robot hotel is cheaper than others nearby -- partly because it employs fewer people.


Iowa Senator Introduces Just The Whiniest Bill About The Stanford Band

The notoriously “edgy” Stanford marching band performed a skit full of dumb hick stereotypes during halftime of Stanford’s 45-16 thwacking of Iowa in the Rose Bowl. Despite the fact that the skit wasn’t particularly good, funny, or unexpected, everybody lost their goddamn minds. Iowa fans got mad, Rose Bowl officials got mad, and now a deeply stupid Iowa State Senator has gotten mad.


Farrakhan’s Warning About What Will Happen If Donald Trump Becomes President — and His Message About the ‘Character of the Whites’ Who Follow Him

MIKE'S REALITY NOTE: Louis Farrakan is the race baiter, Louis Farrakan is the one trying to take America into the abyss of hell. Farrakan is the piece of crap exacerbating the race situation in America.

The Minister Louis Farrakhan has a warning for the American public: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.”

That’s the message that the controversial Nation of Islam leader delivered in a recent video that was posted to his Facebook page.

In it, Farrakhan said that Trump has certainly “done great things in the business world,” but charged that the Republican presidential candidate is “exacerbating the race situation in America.”

“Mr. Trump is tearing away the skin of the onion of white civility and the more he pulls the skin of that onion back, he’s beginning to show something in the character of the whites that follow him, that they don’t care what he says,” Farrakhan said. “He could say one thing this minute, another thing the next minute and you can see that the man has a little problem.”

He then proceeded to warn about what he believes will happen if Trump becomes president.

“He’ll take America exactly where America is heading. He’ll take you there on a rocket ship,” Farrakhan continued. “If he becomes your president, you’ll be just like him. … When you get leadership that is not rooted in justice, then they begin to make the people just like themselves.”

At the end of the segment, he warned that America should be careful before choosing Trump.

“You’re headed into the abyss of hell, and if you make a mistake in choosing your leaders, maybe you’ll go there faster,” Farrakhan said.

Watch the clip below: