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Bob Corker's 9 most devastating lines on Donald Trump in his CNN interview, ranked

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hours before Donald Trump was set to huddle with Senate Republicans to rally support for his tax cut measure, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered an absolute bludgeoning of the President. And even that may be an understatement.<p>In an interview with CNN's Manu Raju, Corker said the …

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The Ride-Hailing Effect: More Cars, More Trips, More Miles

A comprehensive survey in major U.S. cities finds Uber and Lyft aren’t living up to climate-friendly promises.<p>Ride-hailing: enemy or friend of public transportation? Climate change combatant or urban traffic snarler?<p>Years of emerging research has yielded a murky mix of answers to those questions …

A New Rule Protects the Poor From a Nightmarish Cycle of Debt and High Fees

The banking industry blasted the new rule.<p>For millions of financially strapped Americans, the chasm between a bill due now and a paycheck coming soon …

Personal Finance

Capitalism in America has been on a suicide mission for 40 years

On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record-breaking 22,000—its fourth 1,000-point advance in less than a year. That same day, I read the first sentence in Peter Georgescu’s new book, <i>Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation</i>: “For the …

Economics

This Smoky, Spicy Pasta is as Close to Carbonara as Vegetarians Will Get

For the last few months, I've spent Thursdays and Fridays working in a pork-centric restaurant. I've been a vegetarian (albeit one who's dabbled in fish) for more than twenty years, but since I'm in the pastry kitchen, dealing with doughs, batters, and custards rather than cheeks, chops, and …

Trump puts a price tag on his wall: 8 billion

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>For the first eight months of his campaign, one of Donald Trump's most steady and consistent messages has been that he will build a wall on the United States' southern border and make Mexico pay for it.<p>On Tuesday, as voters in New …

Christie Quits Race to Focus on Tormenting Rubio

NEW HAMPSHIRE (The Borowitz Report)—In a stunning announcement on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that he was dropping out of the Presidential race to focus his energies on tormenting Florida Senator Marco Rubio full-time.<p>“At the end of the day, running …

Brock: Time for Bernie's 'purity bubble' to be burst

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Hours after former President Bill Clinton caught the attention of Democrats all across the country with the debut of his stinging critique of Bernie Sanders in a 50-minute stemwinder in Milford, N.H., one of Hillary Clinton’s top allies piled on to his critique — and previewed …

Ben Carson: A Whale of a Tale at Yale

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson has had a lot to say about the "liberal media," and feels the vetting he has experienced is because he is a threat to the "secular progressive movement in this country." No one can accuse the conservative Wall Street Journal of being part of the left, yet even …

State of the 2016 race: One year out

Eight different Republicans have led polls since last year. "It's a mess," says one pollster.<p>It was Saturday night and Donald Trump was live from New York, playing a caricature of himself for laughs. “It is wonderful to be here,” Trump bragged about his “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig. “I will …

Clinton emerges stronger for next phase of campaign

Following her debate performance, the Benghazi hearing marked the second time in recent weeks that she made a difficult task look easy.<p>After a difficult summer slog, Hillary Clinton appears to be back on top.<p>The week began with Bernie Sanders, her chief Democratic rival, getting devastatingly …

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This 180-floor 'vertical city' could be the future of skyscrapers

Imagine if you could visit friends, shop at the grocery store, exercise at the gym — all in the same skyscraper. Or if you could commute to work by elevator.<p>That's one of many benefits behind the vertical city, an urban design concept that rethinks horizontal living. The idea is this: While normal …

5 takeaways from Biden's not-quite-campaign

In the words of a longtime ally, it became increasingly clear that the planning was more “fantasy football than football.”<p>There was so, so much going for a Joe Biden presidential campaign — wasn’t there? His shaggy-dog “authenticity,” the tantalizing possibility of a Hillary Clinton face plant, the …

Why Sanders' "Damn Emails" Comment Was Most Likely Scripted

Compared to the last two Republican presidential candidate debates, the first Democratic debate was not necessarily eventful. The candidates rarely insulted one another, and none of them came close to making half of the facial expressions Donald Trump made during the entire Republican debate just …

Hillary Clinton wins Dem debate

<b>HILLARY CLINTON WINS DEM DEBATE</b> — Frankly it wasn’t even close. The former secretary of state made easy work of a motley crew of challengers in the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas last night. Jim Webb spent most of his time complaining that he wasn’t getting enough time. Bernie Sanders had …

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CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

Government

The Supreme Court, 9-0, on student organizations’ “freedom to express ‘the thought that we hate'”

The recent UCLA controversy involving the fraternity and sorority Kim Kardashian/Kanye West party reminded me of the Supreme Court’s most recent pronouncement on university student speech. In that case, <i>Christian Legal Society v. Martinez</i> (2010), the Court held that universities may require student …

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. …

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

What 2016 means for the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court isn't usually a hot topic in the early days of a presidential campaign.<p>But the 2016 election will be different.<p>By the time the next president strides into the Oval Office, three of the Court's nine justices will be in their 80s. The stakes are high as the …

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?<p>A few weeks back, a group of New York City transit advocates took New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for a ride on the subway. Not the actual governor, mind you. He’s more likely to have …

What Bus Rapid Transit Is and What It Isn't | Smart Cities Dive

It isn't too often that mayors of North American cities travel to South America to admire urban planning models. There is one notable exception, and …

Donald Trump threatens to make Republicans' worst nightmare come true

"I'll have to see how I'm being treated by the Republicans," Trump said. "Absolutely, if they're not fair, that would be a factor."<p>The Republican businessman, who is leading most national polls, is under attack from many leaders in his own party who view his candidacy as a sideshow that could harm …

Overpasses: A love story

With American transportation in crisis, why are we spending our money on massive new roads? An investigation of one city’s addiction to megahighways.<p>MILWAUKEE—The Marquette Interchange is an engineering marvel, a steel and concrete symphony of girders and flyovers at the edge of downtown Milwaukee, …

Hillary Clinton Has The Most Diverse Campaign Staff, Report Finds

Clinton's campaign staff is nearly one-third non-white.<p>Hillary Clinton's campaign leads those of major Democratic presidential candidates in staff diversity, according to an analysis by a diversity hiring organization. <b></b><p>In a post<p>on their Facebook page, Inclusv -- an organization founded by one-time …

Hillary Clinton Rips Clueless Mitch McConnell For Really Not Getting It

Hillary Clinton ripped Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party for not getting it after the Senate Majority Leader attacked the Democratic …

Trump’s attack on McCain marks a turning point for him — and the GOP

Not one to back down easily from controversial statements, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s disapproval list continues to grow.<p>Not one to back down easily from controversial statements, the Republican presidential candidate continues to add to the list of people he condemns.<p>It was …