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Transit riders may never live to see Hudson tunnels completed: Analysis

Release of the Federal Rail Road Administration’s draft Environmental Impact Statement confirms continuing increases in total project cost of the Gateway Tunnel Project, which is a plan to expand and renovate the train tracks under the Hudson River connecting New York’s Penn Station to...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:02am

GOP Rep. Steve King wants to pay for Trump's border wall with Planned Parenthood, food stamps funds

Mexico isn’t paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but Republican Rep. Steve King has a plan: use federal money typically earmarked for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help finance it. On Tuesday, a spending bill hit the House floor that would appropriate $1.6 billion...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:15pm

New evidence shows alleged Amelia Earhart photo was taken two years before crash landing

The recently discovered photo which purportedly showed Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on a dock in the Marshall Islands is now in question, according to a new discovery by a Japanese blogger. The History Channel discovered the photo in the National Archives and they suggested it...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:46pm

The Foreman Forecast: Between you and me

In my continuing quest to figure out what the heck is going on with the American electorate, it came to me this morning: This is like my breakup with a college girlfriend. I’ll call her Samantha. (Although her real name was Donna – I just like the name Samantha. Perhaps this is another...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:03am

Opinion: There's no room at Penn Station for more rush hour trains

There are both short- and long-term issues concerning Penn Station's capacity and operations. Proposals by some elected officials about relocating some Amtrak trains from Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal to support emergency maintenance repairs sounds great until you look into the details...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:49pm

James Comey memos might have leaked classified info after all, Trump gloats on Twitter

More than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump contained classified information and were government documents, a new report says. Comey penned seven memos describing nine Russia-related talks with President Trump — four of...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:24pm

Trump’s America: The Twitter equivalent of a shrug

Why stop with Vladimir Putin’s election hack? Aren’t there any other messes Donald Trump can “move forward” from? You bet there are. He can “move forward” from the nukes in North Korea, “move forward” from the complexities of healthcare and, while he...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

The Foreman Forecast: Obamacare lives on

Obamacare was doomed. On its deathbed. Dig the hole. That was the feeling far and wide soon after the election of Donald Trump. Congressional Republicans held both houses of Congress and had been pounding the drum to take it down for years. As a candidate, Trump enthusiastically took up the beat,...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived 1937 crash landing

Did Amelia Earhart survive her crash landing? A newly discovered photo suggests Earhart did not die in a crash landing in 1937. Amelia Earhart, the legendary first female pilot and the feminist icon who disappeared 80 years ago while attempting an around-the-world flight, is said to have survived...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:58pm

Everything you need to know about Charlie Gard and that Trump tweet

Between scathing attacks on the "Morning Joe" hosts, Trump's Twitter took on a quality with which his followers are likely unfamiliar: empathy. The tweet left many Americans wondering, “Who is Charlie Gard and why does Trump care so much?” "If we can help little #...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:47pm

Nikki Haley complains that Kim Jong Un made her work on July 4th

Ugh — isn't it unfair when you have work on a holiday? Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thinks so too! Especially when you have to skip the beach and BBQ to strategize how to forestall the eventual nuclear destruction of the West Coast. Yesterday, Haley...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:31pm

Trump is a threat to civilization; PS Told ya so: Doomsday Clock scientist

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight six days into Donald Trump’s presidency based on his words and actions as a presidential candidate. Six months into President Trump’s first year in office, John Mecklin, the editor in chief of the...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:13pm

Trump’s America: Vladimir, baby!

What do you say to Vladimir Putin? That depends. Are you Donald Trump? If not, you’d surely want to confront the Russian strongman on his illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory, his cynical support of the brutal Syrian regime and, especially, his campaign to alter the results of the 2016...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:15am

Could a Congressional oversight panel remove President Trump?

Shortly after President Trump took office, the Russian collusion investigation heated up and the president began displaying volatile behavior inconsistent with historical norms, political observers started talking about an obscure part of the Constitution. Section 4 of the 25th Amendment provides...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:39pm

White men protected more than black children by Facebook's hate speech censorship: Report

A review of Facebook's internal practices for policing hate speech on the social network found that they are inconsistent, appearing to favor white men, political elites and governments over minorities and grassroots activists. The investigation, conducted by the independent journalism...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:12pm

The Foreman Forecast: Sarah smiles…but not lately

Sarah is not smiling anymore. At least not so much. Remember when Sarah Huckabee Sanders started filling in for White House press secretary Sean Spicer? She was all grins and flashing eyes as she jested her way through the torrent of questions from the D.C. press corps. You could almost hear her...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:05am

FBI investigation into Bernie Sanders' wife could kill his chances in 2020

The FBI is investigating Bernie Sanders' wife on fraud charges and the one-time presidential candidate thinks the agency’s motives are political. Sanders, who is one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent politicians, has not ruled out a 2020 presidential bid — though he...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:25pm

Trump hosts ethically questionable re-election fundraiser

President Trump raised more eyebrows than an Upper West Side plastic surgeon on Wednesday, hosting a D.C. fundraiser for his re-election which cost five figures a plate, took place at a Trump hotel from which he is supposed to be recused financially, and during which he made racist remarks from the...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:18pm

NRA recruitment video basically calls for members to draw up arms against anti-Trump left

A new NRA ad is stirring up some pretty strong “us” vs. “them” rhetoric and earning harsh backlash on social media. In the one-minute clip, the National Rifle Association never actually says who “they” are, but its message is, nonetheless, pretty clear: They...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:34pm

The Foreman Forecast: 2020 launches

As horrifying, exhausting and depressing as it seems, the 2020 race for president has started. I know this because ‪Wednesday night President Trump hosted his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel here in D.C. I also know because the rivers are flowing backward, the sky grew dark...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:05am