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  • The outbreak persists, but Obama’s Ebola Czar is moving on

    12/07/2014 3:17:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The height of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Europe, and the United States also coincided with a period in which the Obama administration came under the heaviest scrutiny over its response to that health crisis. Amid criticism, President Barack Obama rejected calls from lawmakers to impose some travel restrictions on the areas affected by Ebola, but he did say his administration was open to appointing one figure to oversee his government’s response to the crisis. Days later, Obama appointed Ron Klain, a long-time Democratic political operative and veteran of both Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s presidential campaigns, to serve as...
  • Twtter 'Outraged' & Distracted by Tiffany Trump's Bare Legs at White House Turkey Pardon Ceremony

    11/22/2017 1:10:19 PM PST · by drewh · 113 replies
    AOL News ^ | Nov 22nd 2017 12:20PM | Maggie Parker
    The first daughter attended the White House pardoning ceremony for the National Thanksgiving Turkey yesterday in a short leg-baring outfit, stealing the spotlight from the two turkeys being granted a second chance — Wishbone and Drumstick. For the occasion, Tiffany wore a short red tweed peacoat with hints of pink. She must have been wearing an even shorter dress or skirt underneath, as her legs were bare and accentuated by black pumps. The public was in large part shocked; multiple news outlets have reported not on the event, but on Tiffany’s outfit. Hollywood Life called her jacket “very short” and...
  • Freep a Poll! AOL (media to blame for GOP shooting at baseball practice?)

    06/18/2017 6:35:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    aol ^ | 6-18-17 | aol
    POLL OF THE DAY Do you think the media is to blame for the GOP baseball practice shooting this week? Yes Somewhat No
  • Why I love AOL

    05/06/2017 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Walrus · 56 replies
    Vanity | May 6, 2017 | walrus
    Headline from AOL: "Horse Wins 143rd Running of Kentucky Derby"" Um, what else would win the Kentucky Derby?
  • Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife's email address

    03/04/2017 6:54:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2017 8:13 PM EST
    Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife’s email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana’s governor. In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP “violated her privacy and our security.” The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP’s president and CEO. …
  • Hillary Clinton declares 'the future will be female' in first statement since Trump's inauguration

    02/07/2017 5:16:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 120 replies
    (UK) Evening Standard ^ | February 7, 2017 | Fiona Simpson
    Hillary Clinton claimed the "future was female" in her first public address since Donald Trump moved in to the White House. In a video for the 2017 Makers conference, the former Democratic candidate praised thousands of women who marched across the world in protest against President Trump's inauguration. [Snip] "Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organised a march that galvanized millions of people in our country and across the world. "Now more than ever we need to stay focused on the theme of this year's conference: Be Bold."
  • Huffington Post Owner AOL Lays Off 5% Of Staff: 500 Workers Lose Their Jobs

    11/17/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/17/2016
    Following news that vocally pro-Hillary Clinton Spanish language media conglomerate Univision, which had a Q3 loss of $30 million after revenues dropped 8% to $735 million, would lay off between 200 and 250 workers, in part driven by the media organization's recent acquisition of insolvent Gawker Media, on Thursday ReCode reported that the media bloodbath continues, with another 500 workers, or 5% of the total staff, set to be let go by AOL. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said that most of the cuts will come in its corporate units, while resources will be shifted more at mobile, video and...
  • Obama Went And Appointed An Ebola Czar — And Now The Man Is Nowhere To Be Found

    10/29/2014 6:44:46 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Roberta Rampton
    Roberta Rampton, Reuters October 29, 2014 It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the crisis. Since starting last Wednesday, Klain has been seen only once, in a photo op on his first day, leaving health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health - and...
  • Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

    04/11/2016 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 68 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 11, 2016 | by David Goldman
    Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly. CEO Marissa Mayer would like to see Yahoo through its struggles, but impatient investors are looking for a way to cash out. Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) has reportedly given interested parties until April 18 to make their offers. The company is expected to fetch something like $8 billion for its core Internet business. Who's buying? The list of interested parties matches the potpourri of businesses that Yahoo operates. Media companies, such as the Daily Mail and...
  • Arianna Huffington: Trump like N Korea's Kim Jong Un

    04/07/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4-5-16 | Matt Belvedere
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is the American equivalent of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. "[Trump] is both a buffoon and dangerous," Huffington told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday — citing, in part, as her reasons Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country and what she calls "inciting violence at his rallies." The Huffington Post first covered Trump's campaign as entertainment, Huffington said. "[But] the day he proposed to ban 1.6 billion Muslims from the United States, we started covering him as a clear and present...
  • Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen

    02/11/2016 10:29:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latinamerican or Hispanic origin, etc. Meanwhile, her septuagenarian opponent Bernie Sanders has enjoyed remarkable support from voters young enough to be his grandchildren. The AOL Email login-screen ad bought by her campaign is either an act of monumental cluelessness about how to reach those young voters, or (more likely), it's an indication that the campaign feels the need to double-down on the older voters who constitute the bulk of Hillary Clinton supporters. Does no one at the...
  • Teen stoner says he hacked CIA director’s AOL account

    10/19/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-18-15 | Philip Messing, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a stoner high school student who claims to have hacked into them. CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post. Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter...
  • The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration

    09/10/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 38 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM | Noah Rothman
    The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM By the middle of his second term in office, the intelligence community was said to be in full revolt against George W. Bush’s administration. “The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy,” said Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer in Europe, in a 2006 interview with “60 Minutes.” He alleged that the White House “chose to ignore” information related to Iraq’s WMD program in the run-up to war that...
  • Verizon to Acquire AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

    05/12/2015 6:18:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 12, 2015 | Dow Jones Newswires
    Verizon Communications Inc. is buying AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant's growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company's three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in premarket trading to $50.27. Verizon shares fell 1.6% to $49. The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.
  • Hillary's Server Conundrum: Is it going away?

    04/09/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 50 replies
    self | April 9, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    I was afraid this was going to happen. The rumor is Hillary is going to adorn the TV screens this weekend and announce she is thee Democrat candidate in the 2016 presidential race. This after one of the biggest scandals of the last 50 years, that of premeditatedly releasing the contents of her private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Whether this was for her own blackmail reasons, money laundering, or to secure even more bribes for the Clinton Foundation remains to be seen but I can envision of slew of potential indictable offenses not to mention straight...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 92 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • AOL first-quarter profit misses estimate; shares tumble 22 percent

    05/07/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2014 | Jennifer Saba
    (Reuters) - AOL Inc on Wednesday reported its quarterly profit fell, missing expectations as it sheds businesses and upgrades its advertising operations, sending its stock tumbling 22 percent. The digital and media entertainment company posted first-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 34 cents, falling far short of the average analyst estimate of 45 cents and overshadowing growth in revenue and advertising sales. snip AOL, which owns the Huffington Post website and the TechCrunch blog, has been investing in advertising, especially in the so-called programmatic side, referring to the machine-buying and selling of digital advertising.
  • AOL Blames Obamacare for Plan to Reduce Retirement Benefits

    02/08/2014 11:21:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    AOL Inc. blamed President Barack Obama’s health-care law for its plan to reduce its spending on contributions to employees’ 401(k) retirement plans. AOL, owner of websites such as the Huffington Post, will still match employee contributions to retirement plans up to 3 percent of their paychecks, Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong said. Under the new policy, it will make the matching payments in a lump sum at the end of the year, forcing employees who leave before then to forfeit the benefit, he said in an interview today on CNBC. “Obamacare is an additional $7.1 million expense for us as...
  • AOL cuts benefits, blames Obamacare

    02/07/2014 9:17:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 6, 2014 | Tami Luhby
    AOL became the latest company to blame Obamacare for cutting back on employee benefits. The tech firm will now pay its 401(k) company match only to employees who are active on Dec. 31 of that year, as opposed to in their paychecks throughout the year. So those who leave the company before the end of the year will forfeit the match.
  • Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook call for NSA muzzle - the privacy rights of the public.

    12/09/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    zdnet. ^ | 12-9 | By Charlie Osborne
    Summary: The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public. Household names including Apple and Google have formally called for changes to U.S. surveillance practices and policy, arguing that current operations undermine the freedom of people. Eight companies, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn have formed an alliance called the Reform Government Surveillance group. Although usually fierce competitors, the group have come together in agreement over the U.S. government's spying programs -- brought to light by former National...