House to take up gender pay gap, Violence Against Women Act

March 18, 2019 inPolitics

The House will consider legislation in the coming weeks to address the gender pay gap, reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and reinstate net neutrality rules, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Monday.All three measures are among... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Democrats demand FBI probe into Trump's ties to Chinese massage parlor operator

March 18, 2019 inPolitics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded Monday that the FBI open a counterintelligence probe into President Trump’s relationship with Li “Cindy” Yang, saying the owner of a chain of Florida massage parlors appears to have had undue access to the president. Mrs. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer issued a joint statement saying they backed an investigative request by House committee chairmen and Senate ranking members last week. “The facts in...

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 cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in marijuana plants that is non-psychoactive and won’t get users high like THC. It’s the latest mainstream candy to jump on the marijuana edible trend, joining the saturated market of gummies, chocolates and fruit snacks. Klein sold Jelly Belly in 1980...

Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch

March 18, 2019 inPolitics

Vice President Pence will travel to South Carolina later this month to join Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as the senator launches his reelection bid.Graham's campaign announced that the vice president will attend events in Myrtle Beach... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

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 last week's New Zealand mosque attacks, as a Twitter account believed to belong to suspect Gökman Tanis recently posted a photograph of the rifle used by NZ gunman Brenton Tarrant.  The shooting is now being treated as a terrorist attack, per Mayor Jan van Zanen. A previous note about a a Twitter account...

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 Sunday, Jan. 20, when he went on NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN's "State of the Union." Between the lines: Sources familiar with Giuliani's thinking say he views a major part of his job as trying to undermine public confidence in the Mueller probe and harden the support of...

GOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks

March 17, 2019 inPolitics

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) on Sunday came to the defense of Chelsea Clinton after a video of protesters confronting her at a vigil for victims of a massacre in New Zealand went viral.Crenshaw replied to a tweet from liberal activist Linda Sarsour,... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

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 comments have been detrimental to bipartisan support for Israel. The Maryland Democrat’s statement comes as Mr. Trump[2] reportedly claimed the Democratic Party hates Jewish people, and has continuously criticized lawmakers for not quickly condemning and calling out Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman lawmaker who has recently come under scrutiny...

North Carolina county declares itself 'gun sanctuary'

March 15, 2019 inPolitics

MURPHY, N.C. (AP) - Officials in North Carolina’s westernmost county have voted to declare themselves a “gun sanctuary county.” The Cherokee[1] Scout reports...

The Latest: Death penalty sought against Salvadoran

March 14, 2019 inPolitics

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on criminal charges against a Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who is accused of killing...

New York’s super mall Hudson Yards opens this weekend — and here…

March 15, 2019 inEconomics

It’s being called the largest private real-estate development in the history of the United States: Hudson Yards, a collection of shopping centers...

'Hope' Rebound Sparks Surge In UMich Sentiment Despite Inflation Slump

March 15, 2019 inEconomics

University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey was expected to rebound further in March and it did...dramatically, from 93.8 to 97.8. In preliminary data...

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...

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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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