Pelosi: House vote on Trump veto could help court cases

March 20, 2019 inPolitics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued Wednesday that a vote to override President Trump's veto of a resolution disapproving his emergency declaration at the border could help in legal cases, even if the vote itself fails as expected.“Whether... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Almost 70 percent of Americans believe college admissions favors wealthy: Poll

March 20, 2019 inPolitics

Sixty-seven percent of Americans believe the wealthy are unevenly favored in college admissions, according to a Suffolk University-USA Today poll released Wednesday. “Respondents in the poll are saying money talks, and they don’t like it,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center, said in a statement. “Across all demographics, Americans find college admissions unfairly favor the wealthy and the well connected.” Nearly 70 percent of respondents said college admissions are...

Fed, seeing slower growth and softer inflation, now projects no rate hikes this year

March 20, 2019 inEconomics

CBS News Fed Chairman Jerome Powell talks with Scott Pelley of the CBS News program "60 Minutes" on March 10, 2019. Federal Reserve officials, seeing slower growth and softer inflation ahead, said Wednesday they don’t expect to hike interest rates much at all over the next three years. The new median forecast of Fed officials in the “dot-plot” graph was for no more interest-rate hike this year. The central bankers...

Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar

March 20, 2019 inPolitics

Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate Office building after Sen. John McCain amid a growing backlash against President Trump's recent comments about the late Arizona... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

FedEx Is Talking As If A Global Recession Has Already Begun... And The Numbers Back That…

March 20, 2019 inEconomics

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, “Slowing international macroeconomic conditions” is just a fancy way to say that the global economy is in big trouble.  For months, I have been warning that economic conditions are deteriorating, and we just keep getting more confirmation that we are facing the worst global downturn since the last financial crisis.  For the second time in three months, FedEx has slashed its revenue forecast for...

World Health Organization calls for strong regulatory framework on human gene editing

March 19, 2019 inPolitics

Top global scientists declined to declare the moratorium on gene editing heritable genes in humans called for by some experts, but warned it would be "irresponsible" to allow this in clinical practice and recommended initial steps for a global regulatory framework under the World Health Organization. Why it matters: The global scientific and ethical community continues to be divided on whether there should be a complete moratorium on editing germline, or...

House lawmakers introduce bill in response to college admissions scandal

March 19, 2019 inPolitics

Two House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at easing the burden of paying for higher education and incentivizing colleges to help students obtain well-paying jobs upon graduation.The bill — spearheaded by Reps. Mark Green... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

House OKs subjecting lawmakers, governor to record requests

March 19, 2019 inPolitics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan’s lawmakers and governor would be subject to public-records requests under bills moving forward in the Legislature. The House voted unanimously Tuesday for a package that aims to end Michigan’s status as one of just two states to fully exempt the Legislature and governor’s office from Freedom of Information Act requests. The legislation goes to the Senate for consideration next. Information such as communications with constituents could be...

Steny Hoyer: Trump, GOP exploited anti-Semitism for 'partisan advantage'

March 17, 2019 inPolitics

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Sunday President Trump[1] and his fellow Republicans have exploited anti-Semitism for partisan gain, suggesting their...

Inside Rudy Giuliani's cable news vanishing act

March 17, 2019 inPolitics

Rudy Giuliani has vanished from your television. The last time the president's once-ubiquitous attack dog did a major TV appearance was on...

CBD Easter candy has arrived

March 18, 2019 inEconomics

Easter candy is getting the CBD treatment. David Klein, the maker of quirkily-flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans, is now infusing candy with...

Three Dead As Utrecht Shooting Considered Act Of Terrorism

March 18, 2019 inEconomics

Update2: The Utrecht shooting - in which three people are now dead and nine injured according to the Mayor, appears to have been revenge for...

How polls mislead on guns and immigration

How polls mislead on guns and immigration

April 20, 2018 inOpinion

Americans tell pollsters that they want tougher gun laws and legal status for illegal immigrants who came here as minors - the...

Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

July 16, 2018 inVideos

Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this...

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Dems Fall Into the Monica Lewinsky Trap

Dems Fall Into the Monica Lewinsky Trap

In the Congressional elections of 1998, the Republicans failed to gain seats in either house...

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