Amtrak wants more than $2 billion from Congress to replace its long-distance fleet

February 20, 2019 inPolitics

America's only real passenger rail company wants to ask Congress for permission to stop losing tens of millions of dollars on long-distance routes, the WSJ reports. The big picture: "Amtrak says it will need $2.2 billion to $2.7 billion between now and 2030, as part of a total $3.8 billion it expects to spend on replacing the long-distance fleet, including locomotives Amtrak has already ordered." All 15 of Amtrak's long-distance...

Dem lawmaker: 'The president has it in for California'

February 20, 2019 inPolitics

A Democratic California congressman says that President Trump has an ax to grind against his state after the Trump administration announced that the Department of Transportation would seek the return of federal funds for a high-speed rail... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Ex-mayor convicted of voter fraud, sentenced to year in jail

February 20, 2019 inPolitics

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama mayor convicted of voter fraud has been sentenced to a year in jail followed by two years of probation. The Dothan Eagle reports former Gordon Mayor Elbert Melton was sentenced to a three-year split-sentence Wednesday. Melton still faces an additional felony offense. A Houston County jury found Melton guilty last month on two counts of voter fraud. Last September, a grand jury returned indictments against...

Millions of Americans keep this dirty secret from their partner

February 20, 2019 inEconomics

Getty Images One in 5 people in a new survey say financial infidelity is actually worse than physical infidelity. Love & Money[1] is a MarketWatch series looking at how our relationship with money impacts our relationships with significant others, friends and family. Nearly 20% of people are keeping a savings, credit-card or checking account hidden from their live-in partner, according to a survey released this week by CreditCards.com[2]...

Graham cursed at acting DOD chief, declaring himself his 'adversary'

February 20, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he confronted President Trump’s acting Pentagon chief in a heated exchange over the administration’s Syria strategy.Speaking to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at a briefing at the Munich Security... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Hello Old Friend... Gold Nears $1,350 Resistance (That Has Repelled It 4 Times In 5 Years)

February 20, 2019 inEconomics

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, The past five years have been baffling for gold bugs. In an environment of massive central bank money creation, rising government deficits and a populist takeover of many countries’ political systems – all of which should be great for safe haven assets – gold has spiked to around $1,350 four times, only to be smacked back down each time. Very demoralizing. And now it’s gearing up...

Once an applause line, the Space Force is now a reality

February 19, 2019 inPolitics

The Space Force, once an applause line, is now a reality. Driving the news: President Trump signed a directive this afternoon starting the process for creating a U.S. Space Force within the Air Force, but with its own representative on the Join Chiefs of Staff, similar to how the Marines are within the Navy. The Defense Department will now draft legislation, as these efforts require congressional approval and funding. ...

Congressional aide arrested on pandering charges tied to prostitution raid

February 19, 2019 inPolitics

Jerod Prunty, an aide to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), was arrested Saturday and faces two charges of pandering in connection with a recent prostitution bust, the Acadiana Advocate first reported.His arrest comes after a sting operation involving... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Congressional aide arrested on pandering charges tied to prostitution raid

February 19, 2019 inPolitics

Jerod Prunty, an aide to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), was arrested Saturday and faces two charges of pandering in connection with a...

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

February 17, 2019 inPolitics

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is warning Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a “crime against humanity” if they...

"Very Dangerous Cars": Trump To Launch Car Tariffs?

February 18, 2019 inEconomics

Authored by Koen Verbruggen of RaboBank Summary The Commerce Department finished the report into whether automotive imports are a threat to the...

Here’s how Trump wants to pay for the border wall after invoking…

February 17, 2019 inEconomics

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE[1] President Donald Trump is planning to tap into several sources to build his signature border wall, invoking a national...

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...

Opinion

A Game of Benches?

A Game of Benches?

Republican activists manipulate judicial selection, diminish judicial independence Author’s note: As a Republican judge having presided...

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