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California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail funding

CLOSE California Governor Gavin Newsom is abandoning plans to build a high-speed railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco, saying the ambitious project that was approved by voters and championed by his predecessor is too costly. TimeCalifornia sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling federal funding for the nation’s first high-speed rail train, the […]

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Trump doesn’t understand working class struggles

CLOSE President Donald Trump used an official government speech at a liquefied natural gas export facility to handicap his potential 2020 Democratic opponents and attack the Green New Deal proposal for aggressively cutting carbon emissions. (May 14) AP, APFormer Vice President Joe Biden pushed back Tuesday against a recent attack from President Donald Trump, who said […]

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Trump to nominate Barbara Barrett for Secretary of U.S. Air Force

CLOSEBarbara Barrett (Photo: Barbara Barrett)Barbara Barrett, the former ambassador and Arizona gubernatorial candidate who married the former CEO of Intel, will be nominated to be the next secretary heading the U.S. Air Force.President Donald Trump announced his decision with a tweet on Tuesday.”I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former […]

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Trump not getting credit for economy, Biden in lead

CLOSE His party may be enraged by Donald Trump’s presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. (May 18) AP, APWASHINGTON — A newly released Quinnipiac University Poll shows that that favorable feelings about the economy aren’t helping President Donald Trump’s […]

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Trump pardons of accused and convicted murderers would betray military

Rachel E. VanLandingham, Opinion contributor Published 11:17 a.m. ET May 21, 2019 CLOSECrimes are crimes and must be punished whether they occur in downtown Los Angeles or in a dusty Afghan village during military combat operations.The commander in chief is betraying our troops. By strongly signaling that it’s acceptable, even laudable, for our service members to commit murders […]

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I’m guarding presidency not Trump

CLOSE Attorney General William Barr told a network television interviewer that he wants answers on how the probe began into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. (May 17) AP, APWASHINGTON – In the short time since his return to the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr has faced a tidal wave of public controversy and criticism […]