Air pollution reduces average life expectancy by 2 years

November 19, 2018 inPolitics

Data: Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago; Map: Harry Stevens/Axios Globally, air pollution reduces average life expectancy by 1.8 years, according to a new index developed by the University of Chicago. The metric, known as the Air Quality Life Index, or AQLI, attempts to clearly indicate how emissions of tiny particles, called particulates, are having an affect on people's health worldwide. Why it matters: The report comes at a...

Pelosi: The press 'loves' Trump

November 19, 2018 inPolitics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the likely next Speaker of the House, said in an interview published Monday that she believes the press "loves" President Trump, citing his near-constant coverage on cable news as evidence.Pelosi... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Judge: Ejecting teacher from school board meeting broke law

November 19, 2018 inPolitics

A judge says a school board violated Louisiana’s open-meetings law by ejecting a teacher who spoke out against giving the superintendent a $30,000 raise. Judge David Smith also threw out the raise given Jan. 8 to Superintendent Jerome Puyau (PEE-oh), who returned to work this month despite a 6-2 school board vote putting him on paid leave. Smith ordered the board to follow the law and board policy about public comments, and...

FTSE marks back-to-back stumbles as pound rises amid Brexit developments

November 19, 2018 inEconomics

London’s main stock index Monday finished lower to start the week as the British pound firmed with the vagaries of Brexit politics. How are markets performing? The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, -0.19%[1] closed down 0.2% to 7,000.89. The index on Friday logged a...

Senate Dems sue to block Whitaker from serving as attorney general

November 19, 2018 inPolitics

Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday challenging President Trump’s decision to name Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general.  The lawsuit brought by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Mazie Hirono (D-... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

David's Chapter 11: America's Largest Bridal Chain Files For Bankruptcy

November 19, 2018 inEconomics

Following a missed debt payment in October on $270 million in unsecured notes, America's largest bridal-chain, David's Bridal, has begun a pre-packaged financial restructuring by initiating a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.  The company will remain in operation during the restructuring which will cut outstanding debt by more than $400 million out of its overall debt load of $760 million, according to Bloomberg.  The court-supervised process is expected to be completed by early...

Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to help Johns Hopkins become "forever need-blind"

November 18, 2018 inPolitics

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday said he’s giving $1.8 billion to his alma mater Johns Hopkins University to provide financial aid to students from low- and middle-income families. This is said to be the largest private gift to a single academic institution. The details: Bloomberg wrote in an online op-ed for the New York Times that his gift will enable the private university in Baltimore to...

Trump labels Schiff ‘little Adam Schitt’

November 18, 2018 inPolitics

President Trump on Sunday attacked Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), labeling him as "little Adam Schitt" after the congressman suggested the appointment of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was unconstitutional."So funny to see little Adam Schitt... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

NYC lawsuit: immigration detainees denied day in court

November 16, 2018 inPolitics

NEW YORK (AP) - A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City[1] is accusing federal authorities of denying...

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

November 15, 2018 inPolitics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali...

Watch out for these 10 ‘retirement killers’

November 17, 2018 inEconomics

There are plenty of things that can ruin a person’s retirement plans — divorce, illness, job loss, overspending. Some leave a retiree...

Dollar, Yields Tumble On Clarida Growth Warning, But "Fed Put" Remains Distant

November 16, 2018 inEconomics

Two days ago, Fed chair Powell held a much anticipated Q&A at the Dallas Fed, in which while some read incremental dovishness...

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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For Harris County Republicans, Trash the Slate is the thing

For Harris County Republicans, Trash the Slate is the thing

Harris County Republican activists have long known that the paid endorsement slates that are sent...

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