Matthews: Hillary’s Campaign ‘Doesn’t Have a Soul’

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MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews declared that the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “doesn’t have a soul” and has “no focus” on Friday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews said, “I believe that Bill Clinton believes that this campaign of Hillary Clinton’s…it’s terrible, it’s badly run, it hasn’t even been thought through. There is no focus to it. When you ask her why you’re running, you don’t get a good answer, and there’s no joy. There’s no Clinton fun. It’s totally missing a soul. And if you have a campaign without a soul, you’ve got a real problem, no matter where you’re running. Anyway, that’s my latest theory, it doesn’t have a soul.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

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CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Ted Cruz in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing “fact-checker” Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let’s start at the beginning. Last Monday night, during the Iowa Caucus, I watched CNN live and saw the Carson segment in question that lit this political fire. At the time, there was no doubt in my mind that CNN, for whatever reason, wanted people to believe that Carson was dropping out of the race. Watch the segment with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash for yourself. Watch Bash turn a nothingburger turned into breathless “breaking news.” — — Bash even goes beyond reporting to ominously inform  viewers, “Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don’t go home to Florida. That’s just the bottom line. That’s the end of the story.” Oh, okay. Here is the most important fact: In the segment above, Bash
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World’s First Bitcoin Mining IPO Misses Target by AUD $14 Million

This post is by Benjamin Roussey

The first fundraising in the world for an initial public offering of a Bitcoin mining company has raised 5.9 million Australian dollars, (USD $4.2 million) – falling short of its target of AUD $20 million.

Based in Melbourne, the Bitcoin Group announced last week that it had raised AUD $5,927,168.40 in a bookbuild of its Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listing. The company also announced that it was still progressing though the listing process with ASX.

Even though the amount raised was less than a third of the amount it tried for, CEO of Bitcoin Group Sam Lee called it a “solid result.”

During an interview on CNBC on Tuesday, Lee said the amount raised is sufficient for the company to execute its current strategy of acquiring new mining equipment to expand its footprint.

Although it was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Bitcoin Group has not yet announced its quote on the ASX. It is expected that the company will trade under the ticker BCG.

The price of shares was at AUD $0.20, with AUD $2,000 as the minimum subscription. There is no maximum subscription. According to the Australian Taxation Office, Bitcoin is an asset for capital gains tax purposes.

This is the first time a publicly listed entity has been led by the Bitcoin Group Management since its incorporation in September 2014. Lee, the CEO, has a background in financial services and digital media.

On CNBC, Nicolas Debock, a venture capitalist at Balderton Capital in London, said he would need to think twice before investing in a Bitcoin mining firm, as it has a number of risks. He added that many venture capitalists have invested in Bitcoin in the last three years, but there still has been no money coming out.

Bitcoin Group produces approximately 1.2 percent of the world’s Bitcoin mining output, with six mining sites in Iceland and China. Due to the affordability of electric supply in China, a large percentage of its operations are conducted in China. However, since it is significantly lacking in diversification, the company could be left vulnerable to changes in regulations resulting from the Chinese stance on Bitcoin.

If the company had raised the AUD $20 million it had hoped for, the plan was to use AUD $18 million as an investment in equipment and facilities for Bitcoin mining. The remaining AUD $2 million was to be used for general corporate purposes, including costs for listing.

On CNBC, Debock said that a large number of people still believe in Bitcoin in the long term, whether it is the technology or the asset.

The post World’s First Bitcoin Mining IPO Misses Target by AUD $14 Million appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.


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John McCain on Cam Newton’s Post-Game Sulking: ‘I Know What It’s Like to Lose’

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Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” John McCain commented on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton electing to leave his post-Super Bowl press conference Sunday after his team lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10. McCain defended the 2015 NFL season MVP, saying he knows “what it’s like to lose” having lost a presidential election to President Barack Obama, but he does think Newton can bounce back from the Super Bowl loss. “You can’t understate the importance of the Super Bowl to Americans and around the world. This is a very incredibly transcendent event,” McCain said. “All I can say is, I know what it’s like to lose. I know it is tough. Your first instinct is to kind of wallow in self-pity. I’m very good at that, but Meghan will attest to that. But I think, just remember, he’s very young and he has got a lot to learn. Let’s give him another chance because he is going to be back.” He later quoted novelist Ernest Hemingway, saying, “The definition of courage is grace under pressure.” “I’m sure next time, he’ll show a lot more grace,” McCain concluded. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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A Day in the Life of a Marco Rubio New Hampshire Volunteer

Hey everybody, my name is Neil. I’ve been volunteering with the Marco Rubio campaign in New Hampshire since August. I’m from Derry, N.H., the fourth largest town in the Granite State. I’m a social media manager at a high-tech company in Boston, Massachusetts. I love politics, news, social media, and the New England Patriots! I…
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Christie: I’m For ‘Enforcing the Law,’ On Immigration, Rubio Isn’t, He’ll ‘Run Right Back’ To Gang of Eight

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Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie argued that fellow candidate Florida Senator Marco Rubio isn’t “for enforcing the law” on immigration like he is, and will “run right back to” the Gang of Eight bill “because his big donors…that’s what they want” on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” Christie said, after citing the Gang of Eight bill and saying Rubio “ran away from it.” “I’m for enforcing the law. We need to enforce the law in this country.” Christie added, “The problem is that he’s [Rubio’s] not for enforcing the law, and there’s nothing in his record that proves he is. In fact, what’s in his record is, that he signed on for an amnesty bill that would allow for legalization and citizenship for people who came here illegally, and he ran away from it as soon as the heat got hot. You can be sure he’ll run right back to it if he’s elected president of the United States because his big donors, that’s who — that’s what they want. And it’s not what’s right for the country, it’s not what the American people want.” Later on, Christie said he can relate to the struggles of voters while Rubio,
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