America's rundown roads add to farmers' struggles

February 22, 2020 inPolitics

American farmers are struggling to safely use the roads that cut through their fields; decades of neglect and lack of funding have made the routes dangerous. The big picture: President Trump has long promised to invest billions in rural infrastructure, and his latest proposal would allocate $1 trillion for such projects. Rural America, where many of Trump's supporters live, would see a large chunk of that money. The Trump plan includes:...

Clyburn on Russian election meddling: 'There is something going wrong'

February 22, 2020 inPolitics

Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.), the No. 3 Democrat in the House, expressed alarm at recent reports that Russia is trying to meddle in the 2020 election. Clyburn, the House majority whip, told Greta Van Susteren in an interview set to air... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Clint Eastwood takes aim at Donald Trump, signals support for Michael Bloomberg in White House race

February 22, 2020 inPolitics

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Can stocks keep soaring as the U.S. dollar surges? What investors need to know

February 22, 2020 inEconomics

Here’s a market conundrum: A surging dollar doesn’t appear to be putting the brakes on an equity rally that’s pushed major U.S. indexes to all-time highs despite some periodic volatility tied to worries about China’s COVID-19 epidemic. A rapidly strengthening U.S. dollar can be a source of discomfort for stock-market investors for a few reasons. Most obviously, a stronger currency can make U.S. exporters less competitive overseas and dent overseas earnings...

2020 House Overview: The Bernie Factor

February 22, 2020 inPolitics

By Jacob Rubashkin & Nathan L. Gonzales The House majority wasn’t regarded as in play, unless Democrats were to nominate Bernie Sanders for president. Now that the Vermont senator is a legitimate frontrunner, his impact from the top of the ticket on Democratic control of the House should be taken seriously.  The conventional wisdom is that Sanders’ socialist policies will make re-election far more difficult for the 30 Democrats sitting in districts...

Paul Tudor Jones Literally "Bowed Down" To Pitbull At Florida Everglades Fundraiser Last Weekend

February 22, 2020 inEconomics

Paul Tudor Jones Literally "Bowed Down" To Pitbull At Florida Everglades Fundraiser Last Weekend It was at an event in Palm Beach this past Saturday night that Paul Tudor Jones literally bowed down to Pitbull, who was performing a concert for the Everglades Foundation. Jones, in addition to being a hedge fund manager, is a well-known conservationalist.  Joining other billionaires like David Tepper and Robert Kraft, Jones made his case to them...

Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama

February 21, 2020 inPolitics

The administration is gearing up to brief lawmakers on election security as the country wades deeper into the 2020 primaries.  Both the House and Senate will be briefed, separately, on March 10, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Maine Senate: Is Susan Collins Already Behind?

February 21, 2020 inPolitics

A February 10-13 SocialSphere survey for Colby College (my alma mater) about the Maine Senate race certainly generated plenty of buzz on Tuesday. My own reaction was less than enthusiastic. I tweeted that “The ballot test is not consistent with other (unreleased) numbers, and it conveys a misimpression of where the race stands. [Susan] Collins has lost support over the last couple of years, and she is vulnerable now. But [Sara]...

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...

Kennedy, Markey spar over experience in first Senate primary debate

February 19, 2020 inPolitics

Sen. Ed Markey (D) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D) went head-to-head in Massachusetts's first Democratic Senate debate on Tuesday, kicking off what...

Assange's lawyer claims Trump offered pardon for help concealing Russia hack of…

February 19, 2020 inPolitics

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Expats Flee Hong Kong Over Protests, Coronavirus

February 19, 2020 inEconomics

Expats Flee Hong Kong Over Protests, Coronavirus Expats living in Hong Kong have been fleeing the country after nearly a year of protests...

Why Is Health Insurance so Complicated?

Why Is Health Insurance so Complicated?

September 4, 2017 inVideos

Why is health insurance so complicated, while car insurance and life insurance are so simple? Can health insurance be more like, well...

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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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