Report: U.S. considers asking Afghanistan to postpone election

November 12, 2018 inPolitics

The Trump administration is considering pressuring the Afghan government to postpone next year's presidential election as it seeks a peace deal with the Taliban to end the 17-year war, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people briefed on the talks. Why it matters: Some officials in Washington fear that voting irregularities and violence that routinely occur in Afghan elections could undermine or destroy the prospect of a peace deal. But this...

Republicans jockey for top GOP spot on House Foreign Affairs Committee

November 12, 2018 inPolitics

 GOP Reps. Mike McCaul (Texas), Joe Wilson (S.C.) and Ted Yoho (Fla.) are all vying to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce (Calif.) as the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee.Each says they have subject-matter expertise and the ability... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Beto O'Rourke favored in 2020 betting lines, gambling site shows

November 12, 2018 inPolitics

Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas is favored to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to an online gambling website. BetDSI released betting lines Monday that ranked Mr. O’Rourke as the person to beat following his failed bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, giving him +500 odds of capturing his party’s nomination. “With the amount of publicity the Texas race received, as well as the media’s affection with O’Rourke...

Tesla had a record third quarter, so why do doubts persist?

November 12, 2018 inEconomics

Why isn’t everyone satisfied with what Tesla Inc. reported as its third-quarter results? Tesla TSLA, -3.33%[1] delivered more cars to customers in the third quarter than it did in all of 2016, and delivered for investors $271 million in pretax operating profit, its first...

Duckworth marks her 'Alive Day' in Veterans Day post

November 12, 2018 inPolitics

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Monday marked her “Alive Day,” the anniversary of the day she was wounded in Iraq, as the U.S. observed Veterans Day.Duckworth, an Iraq War combat veteran, served as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004 ... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

"iPhone Story Is Showing Cracks": Apple Slides Under $200 After Key Supplier Plummets On Forecast Cut

November 12, 2018 inEconomics

Still confused by Apple's shocking announcement that it would halt its quarterly reporting of iPhone unit sales? Don't be. Overnight, Longbow analyst Shawn Harrison published the latest bearish note on the "neutral" rated Apple, warning that the iPhone story "is showing cracks with contacts now citing weaker iPhone orders year over year and Baidu iPhones search trends highlighting a red flag." Longbow was also the latest firm to sound a warning about...

Coming tonight: Episode 2 of "Axios on HBO"

November 11, 2018 inPolitics

Illustration: Caresse Haaser/Axios "Axios on HBO" is back tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. Driving the news tonight: Our poll finds 61% of Democrats think Republicans are racist ... Inside the flood of new investigations about to hit Trump ... Impeachment pressure ... The new way women ran — and won. Go deeper: First look at our interview with Rep. Adam Schiff, featured in this morning's Axios AM.... Read more from our friends at Axios

Top House Dems on investigative committees endorse Pelosi for Speaker

November 11, 2018 inPolitics

The top three Democrats on the House's investigative committees endorsed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker on Sunday."She's got my vote. Nancy Pelosi has been battle-tested," said Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who is slated to... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

GOP candidate hits back at SNL: Vets don’t deserve to have wounds…

November 4, 2018 inPolitics

Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw (R) on Sunday hit back at "Saturday Night Live" after cast member Pete Davidson mocked Crenshaw over the eye patch he...

A Few Moves on the Eve of the Election

November 6, 2018 inPolitics

By Nathan L. Gonzales On the eve of Election Day 2018, the battleground is largely set, but GOP prospects have dimmed in at...

Kraft-Heinz shares battered after earnings miss by a wide mark

November 2, 2018 inEconomics

Kraft-Heinz Co. shares slid almost 10% Friday after the company missed profit estimates by a wide mark[1] in its latest quarter, offsetting...

"No One Has Outlawed Recessions" Stockman Sees S&P Fair Value "Way Below…

November 6, 2018 inEconomics

"If you're a rational investor, you need only two words in your vocabulary: Trump and sell," says David Stockman, former President Reagan's...

A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

March 4, 2018 inOpinion

It's no secret... getting a top secret security clearance is hard. It requires a rather extensive (some would even say invasive) background...

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...


Why Do Governments Fail? (The Exponent Problem)

Why Do Governments Fail? (The Exponent Problem)

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128...




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