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  • A Rick Perry Reversal on Gutting Energy Department

    January 19, 2017 2:40 PM 6

    This morning, Rick Perry will make his case before the Senate Energy Committee that he is qualified to run the agency he vowed to abolish when running for president in 2012. The former Texas governor will address his awkward history on the issue up front in his testimony. “My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy

  • Hot Stove trades: Reds reportedly get impressive return from Marlins for Straily

    January 19, 2017 2:40 PM 6

    The Reds get three prospects for a player they claimed off waivers last April Last April, the Reds claimed starting pitcher Dan Straily off waivers from the Padres. So they grabbed a player they only needed to pay the league minimum without losing any other player. Now, Straily has been dealt to the Marlins for three prospects, per multiple reports (Jeff

  • Teens spotted 'subway surfing' on back of New York commuter train

    January 19, 2017 1:52 PM 11

    Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A New York subway rider captured cellphone footage of three teenagers "subway surfing" by clinging to the back of a train as it departed a station. Alexander Campos, who posted the video to Facebook, said he was at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station in the Bronx about 4 p.m. Tuesday when he spotted the teens climbing onto the back of the train

  • Chelsea Manning, precedents, and why conservatives could never stand President Obama

    January 19, 2017 1:12 PM 4

    For the first question of his final news conference as president Wednesday, President Obama was asked to defend his decision to commute Chelsea Manning's prison sentence. Let's be clear: Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence, so the notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital classified information would think

  • The one metric that predicts which Democrats are most likely to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration

    January 19, 2017 1:02 PM 10

    The safest Democratic congressional seat in the country right now is Rep. José E. Serrano's New York district in the South Bronx. In the past 10 elections, the “worst” performance by a Democrat has been winning this district with 66 percent of the vote. The Democrats who won't be there Friday come from some of the most Democratic districts in the country

  • US home construction jumps, led by more apartment building

    January 19, 2017 12:49 PM 11

    WASHINGTON – U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. The Commerce Department says housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, after a sharp fall in November and big gain in October. Apartment construction, which can be volatile month to month, soared 53.9 percent

  • Stressed out over Trump’s election? Most Clinton supporters say yes

    January 19, 2017 12:04 PM 11

    A large majority of Clinton supporters say they are stressed out over Donald Trump's election as president, a sign that anxieties from the long and toxic campaign have persisted during the Trump “honeymoon.” A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds 65 percent of people who wanted Clinton to win the election say Trump's victory has increased the amount

  • Rick Perry seeks to lead the Energy Department, an agency he pledged to abolish

    January 19, 2017 12:01 PM 14

    As Rick Perry bowed out of the presidential campaign in September 2015, the former Texas governor took a not-so-veiled parting shot at the frontrunner Donald J. Trump. “The conservative movement has always been about principles, not personalities,” Perry said in an email to supporters, urging them to vote for a candidate true to those principles. “Our nominee

  • Protests, anti-Trump events offer inauguration alternative

    January 19, 2017 11:02 AM 12

    Rallies, protests and marches will be erupting throughout Washington, D.C., as Trump is officially sworn into office on Friday. Andy Shallal, the owner of D.C.’s popular Busboys and Poets restaurants, is holding The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance on the eve of Inauguration Day. The sold-out event will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the recently

  • Kremlin hits out at Obama, says was always ready for nuclear arms cuts

    January 19, 2017 10:19 AM 14

    MOSCOW The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal. Obama said overnight he had told President Vladimir Putin he was ready to proceed with nuclear disarmament, but that Russia didn't want to negotiate