• GOP Senate candidate Matt Bevin: Nobody buying Mitch McConnell-Rand Paul ‘love narrative’

    The Fine Print

    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky, might seem like a natural friend for Kentucky’s Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul. But then why is Paul supporting McConnell?

    Bevin writes off the “Mitch-Rand love narrative” as a case of politics making for strange bedfellows and says Paul’s political aspirations factor into his endorsement of McConnell’s bid for a sixth term in the Senate.

    “There is nobody in Kentucky that is fooled by this Mitch-Rand love narrative,” Bevin tells “The Fine Print.” “The people who have ultimately coalesced behind Rand Paul are people who have from the beginning been with me in large measure … And those very same people are looking for someone else to be an alternative to what they see as the bit of the charade, the pretend conservativism that we get from Mitch McConnell.”

    In arguing that McConnell isn’t conservative enough, Bevin pinpoints Obamacare as a key issue that has made the Senate

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  • How safe is your computer? Symantec vice president warns of rise in cyber attacks

    Power Players

    How safe is your computer? The vice president of the security software company Symantec warns that it might not be as safe as you think.

    Symantec vice president Samir Kapuria tells Power Players that cyber attacks pose a “constantly growing” danger to the United States — threatening individuals, the government, and businesses alike.

    “The volume, the variety and the velocity in which these attacks are hitting companies and organizations around the world is constantly growing,” Kapuria said in an interview at Symantec headquarters in Silicon Valley, Calif.

    “The value of that information could be in something that is related to national defense security,” Kapuria said. “In another category, that could be the intellectual property, the lifeblood of a company. In another domain, that could actually be the intellectual property about you … your personal information that could affect you.”

    The recent attack by the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army on the U.S. Marine recruiting

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  • Cracking the ‘Waffle House Index’: How breakfast may determine the severity of this hurricane season

    The Fine Print

    If disaster strikes this hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will use an unconventional system to evaluate damage: the ‘Waffle House Index.’

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told “The Fine Print” that he started using Waffle Houses as an informal metric of measuring the severity of a storm in its aftermath. He first started using the method in his previous post overseeing emergency management in Florida.

    “If the Waffle House was open and had a full menu, it was green because that meant they hadn't lost power.”

    “If [it] was open but had a limited menu, it meant that there were more problems, so they were yellow. And if the store was closed, it was red.”

    Fugate, who is responsible for briefing President Obama after natural disasters strike, said he hasn’t shared the ‘Waffle House Index’ with the President, but that the two have enough experience responding to disaster sites.

    The Waffle House Index was put into use earlier this year in the deadly

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