• Ezra Klein Admits Mistake In Allowing Vox Editor To Invest In Bitcoins

    Ezra Klein Admits Mistake In Allowing Vox Editor To Invest In Bitcoins

    talkingpointsmemo.com 05 Sep '14, 7pm

    Vox's Timothy B. Lee wrote Friday about some of his recent investments in Bitcoin, arguing that it might be a sound strategy for others to follow his lead and put money in the virtual currency. But a few hours after Lee's post went up, Vox's editor-in-chief Ezra Klein walked the whole...

  • McDonnell donor "knew it was wrong" to buy ex-guv a rolex watch:

    McDonnell Donor 'Knew It Was Wrong' To Buy Ex-Guv A Rolex Watch

    talkingpointsmemo.com 31 Jul '14, 4pm

    "I thought it was wrong. It was a bad idea to give him that,” former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams said after jurors passed around the $6,000-$7,000 watch, according to The Washington Post . McDonnell reportedly received the watch, a gift he never disclosed in personal filings, ...

  • Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The Bling That Got McDonnell In Trouble

    Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The Bling That Got McDonnell In Trouble

    talkingpointsmemo.com 01 Aug '14, 4pm

    Photos of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) wearing what appears to be a Rolex watch and driving in a donor's Ferrari were added Friday to the evidence file in his federal corruption case. McDonnell donor Jonnie Williams, the star witness for the prosecution, testified Thursday t...

  • CEO Of Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead In Singapore, Possible Suicide

    CEO Of Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead In Singapore, Possible Suicide

    talkingpointsmemo.com 06 Mar '14, 12pm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The CEO of a virtual currency exchange was found dead near her home in Singapore. A police spokesman said Thursday that initial investigations indicated there was no suspicion of "foul play" in the Feb. 26 death, meaning officers do not suspect murder. The spokesman s...

  • Vegas Developer Selling $7.85 Million Mansion For Bitcoin

    Vegas Developer Selling $7.85 Million Mansion For Bitcoin

    talkingpointsmemo.com 14 Dec '13, 7pm

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A casino owner-turned-commercial developer is asking $7.85 million to sell a Las Vegas home, and he's willing to accept the online currency bitcoin for the deal. Jack Sommer said he got the idea to seek bitcoin for his 25,000-square-foot mansion from two of his sons, ...

  • Senator from Bitcoin

    talkingpointsmemo.com 02 Jan '14, 8pm

    North Carolina Town Councilman Resigns In Klingon January 2, 2014, 4:17 PM EST Indian Trail, N.C. town councilman David Waddell resigned from his post in Klingon, a language spoken by an extraterrestrial species… Read More → Peter King Calls NYT 'Apologists For Terrorists' January 2, ...

  • Cambodian Sneaker Factory Collapses, Killing Two

    talkingpointsmemo.com 16 May '13, 12pm

    SOPHENG CHEANG May 16, 2013, 8:35 AM PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven, in the latest accident to spotlight lax safety conditions in the global garment ind...

  • FEC To Approve Bitcoin Political Donations

    FEC To Approve Bitcoin Political Donations

    talkingpointsmemo.com 12 Nov '13, 8pm

    The Federal Election Commission is set to approve Thursday an advisory opinion that would permit political campaigns to accept Bitcoin donations, according to the Huffington Post . Contributions of Bitcoins, a digital currency best known for its use in illegal online transactions, wil...

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