Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he will not seek re-election amid mass protests

July 21, 2019 inPolitics

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday that he will not seek re-election next year and will step down as president of the New Progressive Party, but stopped short of saying he will resign as governor before the end of his term. Why it matters: Protestors took to the streets last week to demand Rosselló resign over leaked Telegram messages between the governor and his top aides that were reported to...

Illinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad'

July 21, 2019 inPolitics

The Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association shared and later apparently deleted a movie poster-style meme labeling four Democratic minority congresswomen the “Jihad Squad.” The post was shared on the group’s Facebook page early Saturday... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Mexico says US noted advance in migration enforcement

July 21, 2019 inPolitics

MEXICO CITY (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo[1] acknowledged that Mexico has made significant progress on migration enforcement during a Sunday meeting with his Mexican counterpart, according to Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard said in a statement that due to these advances, Mexico sees no need to negotiate a “safe third country” agreement with Washington that would require migrants to apply for asylum in Mexico rather than in...

How you can run with the bulls who’ve beaten the market

July 21, 2019 inEconomics

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Stories about investing and retirement that hit home with MarketWatch readers this past week include an interview with a veteran money manager about how to beat the market, and his recommendations of stocks with above-average potential. Also, read about a legendary mutual fund manager’s “right stuff” that helped him beat the market, plus insight from an investment manager about being a successful stock...

2 Republican senators introduce resolution to label antifa as domestic terrorists

July 21, 2019 inPolitics

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have introduced a nonbinding resolution that would label antifascist activists known as antifa as “domestic terrorists,” according to the Washington Post.“Antifa are terrorists, violent masked... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Bids For $260 Million Harlem Apartment Ensemble Disappear Overnight Thanks To New NY Legislation

July 21, 2019 inEconomics

About 12 investors made offers on a collection of rent stabilized Harlem apartment buildings that listed in April for $260 million, according to Bloomberg. But then, the NY legislature re-wrote the rules of stabilized rents, which capped property values and slashed the potential for increases in rent overnight.  The bids for the 28 building "Harlem Ensemble" apartments that were on the sale block instantly disappeared.  David Chase, partner at B6 Real Estate...

Israeli foreign minister visited Washington, Mike Pompeo didn't find time to meet him

July 20, 2019 inPolitics

Israel's new foreign minister Israel Katz visited Washington, D.C., this week for the first time since he was appointed, but didn't get to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Israeli and U.S. officials say the reason given by Pompeo's office was his tight schedule. Why it matters: This is unusual compared to previous visits to Washington by Israeli foreign ministers. Typically, a first visit to Washington by an Israeli foreign...

Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president'

July 20, 2019 inPolitics

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), a staunch White House ally and member of the House Judiciary Committee, predicted former special counsel Robert Mueller’s House testimony next week could be a political boon to the president.“We are going to re-elect... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Rubio criticizes reporters, Democrat for racism accusations against McCain

July 19, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is criticizing news outlets, reporters and a congressman for statements including allegations of racism against the late Sen...

The surveillance camera next door

July 19, 2019 inPolitics

Get ready for a debate over the role of private security cameras, particularly the doorbell cameras used in services like Ring and...

Fed’s wisest strategy is to cut interest rates at first sign of…

July 18, 2019 inEconomics

Bloomberg News/Landov New York Fed President John Williams walking with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell last summer at the annual Fed retreat...

Senate Bill Would 'Properly Identify' Antifa As 'Domestic Terrorist Organization' 

July 19, 2019 inEconomics

A new resolution introduced by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) would "properly identify" Antifa as "Domestic Terrorists." Introduced Thursday, the resolution...

A Game of Benches?

A Game of Benches?

February 28, 2018 inOpinion

Republican activists manipulate judicial selection, diminish judicial independence Author’s note: As a Republican judge having presided in a Harris County misdemeanor criminal court...

Build the Wall

Build the Wall

June 5, 2017 inVideos

Can America solve its illegal immigration problem both justly and humanely? Yes, but it requires first building a border wall. Washington Post...

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A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

It's no secret... getting a top secret security clearance is hard. It requires a rather...

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