Pelosi condemns Trump's 'sudden' replacement of Pentagon IG

April 7, 2020 inPolitics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump's “sudden” replacement of the inspector general for the Pentagon.Pelosi called the removal of acting Inspector General Glenn Fine part of the president’s “disturbing... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Coronavirus pandemic breeds Washington lobbying boom

April 7, 2020 inPolitics

WASHINGTON (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic has gut-punched global markets, put 6.6 million Americans out of work and raised the strong likelihood of a recession. But in the Washington lobbying world, business is booming. Companies, interest groups and entire industries are seeking help from lobbyists as they navigate a ...... Read more from our friends at the Washington Times

Market Snapshot: Stocks gain but trade off the highs as coronavirus spread appears to slow, more…

April 7, 2020 inEconomics

U.S stocks rise Tuesday afternoon, but are off the session highs, as the market extends a rally to a second session on growing signs that the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic may be leveling off in parts of the world. ...Read more from our friends at MarketWatch

Senate leaders aim to approve additional aid for small businesses on Thursday

April 7, 2020 inPolitics

Senate leadership is moving quickly to approve additional aid for small businesses, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he is working with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Be Careful When Explaining House Retirements

April 7, 2020 inPolitics

By Bradley Wascher When now-former Rep. Mark Meadows officially resigned from Congress earlier recently, there wasn’t much shock among the Republican Party. After all, Meadows, known for leading the conservative House Freedom Caucus, had initially stated his intentions to not seek re-election, as he foresaw an increased role in the Trump Administration.  That gamble paid off, because upon handing in his resignation, Meadows could simply walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to a new...

Did Capital One Run Into A Commodity Prepay Wall?

April 7, 2020 inEconomics

Did Capital One Run Into A Commodity Prepay Wall? Submitted by Jacques Simon, In our last post we touted a too-big too fail return in the commodity-sector (a name nobody dare to pronounced. Today prices are down but market volatility is up (VaR is up, prices are down). Capital one, a FDIC-insured bank is allowed to skip a $1B margin call related to energy exposure of an undisclosed nature. Zero Hedge suggested that the CFTC (Fed by...

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor from delaying state's primary

April 6, 2020 inPolitics

Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Monday blocked an executive order by Gov. Tony Evers (D) that attempted to delay in-person voting for the state's primary election — currently scheduled for Tuesday — until June 9. Driving the news: Judges ruled 4-2 along ideological lines that Evers does not have the power as governor to unilaterally postpone the election, despite the fact that the state has a stay-at-home order in place due to...

Pelosi: House shifting to digital floor documents system to help prevent coronavirus spread

April 6, 2020 inPolitics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday announced that the House will shift to a digital system to submit floor documents to help prevent members and staff from catching or spreading COVID-19.In a Dear Colleague letter sent to lawmakers, the... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

August 14, 2019 inOpinion

Mass shootings such as those that happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have given rise to an anguished national discussion...

2020 Senate Overview (April 3, 2020): Senate is (Still) In Play

April 3, 2020 inPolitics

By Nathan L. Gonzales & Jacob Rubashkin The spread of coronavirus has thrown even the most mundane tasks into uncertainty, yet the fight...

Robert F. Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing on Chesapeake Bay

April 3, 2020 inPolitics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan confirmed reports that the two people missing after boating on the Chesapeake Bay are the daughter and grandson...

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: The internet is being put to its greatest…

April 3, 2020 inEconomics

So far, the internet’s vast infrastructure has, for the most part, been holding up under an onslaught of heavy use with millions...

Finns Warned World's Best-Funded Welfare State Collapsing Under Virus-Triggered Mass Unemployment

April 4, 2020 inEconomics

Finns Warned World's Best-Funded Welfare State Collapsing Under Virus-Triggered Mass Unemployment On March 30, Finland said it would extend its countrywide shutdown until...

Where Does the Federal Government Get All That Money?

Where Does the Federal Government Get All That Money?

December 22, 2017 inVideos

Did you know that the U.S. federal government collects more than $3 trillion in taxes each year? Where does all that money...

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For Harris County Republicans, Trash the Slate is the thing

For Harris County Republicans, Trash the Slate is the thing

Harris County Republican activists have long known that the paid endorsement slates that are sent...

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