By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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POLITICS 11/07/2018 02:49 pm ET Updated 5 minutes ago Trump tweeted the news and announced Matthew Whitaker would be the acting attorney general. By Ryan J. Reilly and Mollie Reilly WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Donald Trump’s request on Wednesday after enduring more than a year of criticism from a president enraged by the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe, which allowed for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. “At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” Sessions wrote in a letter delivered to Trump’s chief of staff and released by the Justice Department on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions wrote in the letter that he had been “honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency.” In what read like a … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions Resigns As Attorney General At President Trump’s Request
June 1, 2018 By O. Kay Henderson Governor Kim Reynolds. (file photo) Governor Kim Reynolds has taken action on a dozen bills today, wrapping up her review of legislation passed by the 2018 Iowa General Assembly. Among the items tucked in a massive budget bill is a requirement that the University of Iowa Credit Union ditch that name, since it’s not associated with the university. “I don’t think that’s unreasonable to ask for that, “Reynolds said earlier this week in Boone during a question-and-answer session with reporters. State payments to local schools, plus state spending at the public universities and community colleges are outlined in the batch of bills Reynolds signed into law today.. Reynolds also approved spending plans for multiple state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources and the DOT. Most state agencies will be operating under “status quo” budgets, although legislators did set aside an extra two-million dollars … [Read more...] about Reynolds takes actions on remaining bills from 2018 legislative session
By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A 64-year-old Cleveland, Ohio, man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week in Ohio.Customs agents seized the money through a process known as civil asset forfeiture, a law enforcement technique that allows authorities to take cash and property from people who are never convicted or even charged with a crime. The practice is widespread at the federal level. In 2017 federal authorities seized more than $2 billion in assets from people, a net loss similar in size to annual losses from residential burglaries in the United States.Customs says it suspects that the petitioner in the case, Rustem Kazazi, was involved in smuggling, drug trafficking or money laundering. Kazazi strongly denies those allegations and says that the agency is violating federal … [Read more...] about 64-year-old put his life savings in his carry-on. U.S. Customs took it
New York’s elected officials may have learned a lesson – don’t mess with the state’s teachers. This session, the state Legislature is coalescing around a bill to decouple public school teacher evaluations from state test scores. It already passed in the Assembly and has garnered broad, bipartisan support in the state Senate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signaled that he would sign the bill if it was passed by the state Legislature. But state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has the power the block the legislation from coming to a vote, which may be the last hurdle that keeps it from passing before the end of the session in June. Earlier this month, Flanagan, formerly the chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, issued a statement about the legislation that wasn’t an endorsement but also didn’t dismiss it. He said the state Senate was performing “an extensive review of this legislation to determine the best path forward,” citing … [Read more...] about 2018 Session Countdown: Education