Sanders Will Run for President

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans to run for president as a Democrat, becoming the only official party challenger so far to Hillary Clinton, the New York Times reports. “According to people familiar with the senator’s plans, he will release a statement on Thursday and make a more formal announcement of candidacy later next month in […]

Walker Holds Double-Digit Lead in Iowa

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential field with 23%, followed by Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 10%, Rand Paul at 10%, Ted Cruz at 8%, Ben Carson at 7% and Chris Christie at 5%. […]

VR Watch: Can Stanford’s approach work for film?

There is a whole gang of players who want to define how we consume the  coming wave of virtual-reality content: start-up tech firms like Jaunt and Crescent Bay, traditional movie outfits like Fox, nontraditional movie outfits like Oculus Story Studio. Read more from the original source…

Home of the Day: A modern spot with a stable in Santa Barbara

This post-and-beam contemporary, with walls of windows and slightly pitched roofline, takes in city and ocean views from its vantage above Santa Barbara. Fruit trees, vegetable gardens, an outdoor living room, a pool and spa and a complimentary stable/workshop make up the three-acre grounds. Read more from the original source…

Foreign Money May Flow to Ballot Measure Elections

Rick Hasen points us to a Bloomberg BNA report: “The Federal Election Commission has dismissed—on a deadlocked party-line vote—charges that Manwin International, a foreign company producing online pornography, violated the law by bankrolling a campaign committee opposed to a Los Angeles ballot measure requiring the use of condoms in video sex scenes. According to documents […]

Gun Control Advocates Energized by Clinton Bid

“Gun control advocates have high hopes for Hillary Clinton?s presidential run, viewing her as an ally who can finish the push for tightened background checks that has stalled in President Obama?s second term,” The Hill reports. “Clinton has been a staunch advocate of gun-control proposals such as expanding background checks and banning assault weapons. Last […]

‘The Voice’ recap: 12 become 10 in tough elimination show

In a dramatic elimination show, in which the top 12 shrank to the top 10 and the viewers got their first chance to have complete say in who was sent home and who got to stick around, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams each saw a team member sent home, while Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton’s… […]

No Favorite Yet in South Carolina

A new Winthrop Poll in South Carolina shows Scott Walker and Jeb Bush leading the GOP field, with 14% and 13% respectively, and all other candidates in the single digits. “However, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Bush show the most potential support in a series of questions that asked respondents whether they would consider […]

Quote of the Day

“I don’t really care. I think they’re all losers.” — Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by CNBC, when asked to assess prospects for the 2016 Republican presidential field. Read more from the original source…