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Election Day By The Numbers

November 8, 2016 1:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6097
It’s been entertaining. It’s been painful. But this crazy 2016 Presidential campaign is finally coming to an end. So as we continue to wait today and wonder what the future has in store for our country, our wallets and our kids’ futures, it’s worth reminding ourselves what Election Day is all about, both this year and in… View Article

15 Election Night Party Ideas

November 6, 2016 10:48 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8788
Submit your vote and get ready to party, because Election Day is the perfect excuse to throw a patriotic-themed celebration to keep everyone’s spirits high as the results roll in.  The 2016 election season has been absurdly long and full of scandal, controversy, and unlimited dramatic moments. With this level of anticipation (and in some… View Article

Obama Lifts Import Restrictions On Cuban Cigars and Rum

October 17, 2016 1:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8017
The Obama administration announced Friday a new round of executive actions designed to increase trade and travel with Cuba, including eliminating the restriction on the Cuba’s famed rum and cigars. The new measures, which go into effect Monday, Oct. 17, are yet another effort of President Obama’s to increasingly and irreversibly improve U.S. relations with the… View Article

Another NSA Government Contractor Arrested for Stealing Secret Intelligence

October 6, 2016 1:09 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 15409
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article

Alec Baldwin Nails Donald Trump Impression on ‘SNL’ Season Premiere

October 3, 2016 2:11 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 18792
Alec Baldwin debuted his much-anticipated character impersonation as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live premiere episode — the iconic sketch show’s highest season premiere ratings in eight years. NBC announced its decision to select Baldwin to impersonate the GOP nominee last Wednesday with a promo on social media, just days before… View Article

TV Ratings During Trump-Clinton Debate Expected to Reach Super Bowl Levels

September 25, 2016 12:40 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 10880
Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to be the most watched debate ever, with an audience expected to exceed 100 million people. According to The Hill, nearly 3 in 4 voters will watch the first Trump-Clinton debate — an audience size never seen before in U.S. politics and one that rivals Super… View Article

First U.S. Commercial Flight to Cuba Lands in Over 50 Years

September 1, 2016 4:29 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13556
On Wednesday, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in over 55 years successfully arrived in Santa Clara, marking a new chapter in the Obama administration’s effort to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The historic JetBlue Flight 387 flight departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday morning and… View Article

New Texas Campus Gun Law Coincides with 50th Anniversary of University of Texas Massacre

August 2, 2016 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 14276
School commemorates the 1966 shooting the same day as the start of a new state law allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses A Texas law permitting concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms went into effect Monday – a date that coincides with the 50th anniversary… View Article

New Campaign Warns Travelers of Mobile Hacks at Rio Olympics

June 28, 2016 4:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 20040
The U.S. government is launching a multimedia campaign Wednesday advising Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other abroad destinations that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for security breaches. USA Today reported that the “Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield” program warns travelers that foreign security services… View Article

British Prime Minister David Cameron To Resign as Britain Votes to Leave EU

June 24, 2016 4:10 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8352
Today the United Kingdom is in shock after the nation voted 52% to 48% to leave the EU in a historic referendum, prompting  David Cameron to announce his resignation as prime minister in October. Cameron, who tirelessly campaigned to try to keep the U.K. in the EU, said he is not the “captain” that will steer the ship through the… View Article

Apple Refuses to Sponsor Trump’s GOP Convention

June 21, 2016 7:13 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4189
Over the weekend Apple announced it will not provide funding or resources for the 2016 Republican presidential convention, citing the party’s controversial Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, as the basis for its decision. In a departure from fellow tech giants who are committed to sponsoring the GOP, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Google, Apple is the latest… View Article