Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was met with a laugh when he predicted as many as 30 Republican senators may vote for the “infrastructure” plan. Appearing on the New York Times “Sway” podcast Monday, Buttigieg was asked about the prospect of a bipartisan deal. The secretary claimed 70 percent of Americans support the $2.5 trillion spending extravaganza that redefines “infrastructure” to include electric vehicles and elderly care. “We’re seeing this weird law of political physics that something that is wildly popular among the American people on both sides of the aisle can’t always get that same support in Washington,” he said. Buttigieg refused to “give in” to that and indicated the administration will go to the constituents of those senators to win them over, citing a “child tax credit” and “healthcare for the elderly.” “How much of this can Republicans vote for? That’s what we’re working through right now,” he said. “But I’ve got to believe there’s 10 votes or … [Read more...] about Host Laughs as Pete Buttigieg Predicts 30 Senate Republicans May Vote for ‘Infrastructure’ Plan
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Remember the ‘90s? Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/2015 Getty Images On Tuesday, Verizon announced that it would be selling Yahoo and AOL. On the latest Pivot podcas t, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss why it was never logical for the telecom giant to dabble in media and whether Yahoo was sold for less than it’s actually worth. Kara Swisher : Verizon is selling Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to a private-equity firm called Apollo. You know, Apollo, run by Leon Black, who got in some trouble with the Jeffrey Epstein situation. Several AOL people wrote me, saying, “It looks like you were right back then, when you called this a ridiculous sham.” And I got in a lot of trouble from Tim Armstrong and the Verizon CEO at the time. So what do we think about this? Pivot Twice weekly, Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher host Pivot , a New York Magazine podcast about business, technology, and politics. Subscribe on: Apple Podcast Google Podcast … [Read more...] about Verizon’s Media Business Never Made Any Sense
CASTAIC (CBSLA) — Firefighters were expected to face hot temperatures Thursday as they continued to make strong progress against a large blaze which erupted in the Castaic area Wednesday afternoon and briefly forced hundreds of people to flee their homes. April 28, 2021. (CBSLA) At last report late Wednesday night, the North Fire had burned 650 acres and 25% contained. All evacuation orders had been lifted. READ MORE: 2 Innocent People Killed When Drugged-Driver Slams Into Car During Pursuit Near LAX The North Fire was first reported as a one-acre brush fire burning uphill in the 29000 block of The Old Road at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze quickly grew, and within several hours, it had exploded and was threatening residential neighborhoods. Moderate winds pushed the flames east, and the blaze narrowly missed an apartment complex. A large plume of smoke could be seen by drivers on the 5 Freeway. April … [Read more...] about Crews Make Progress On North Fire Which Threatened Homes In Castaic; Mandatory Evacuations Lifted
The brute stands five stories tall at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Lincoln Street in Denver, wrapped in panels of red Colorado sandstone and concrete, its grids of rectangular windows facing every direction but north. Thousands pass by the Denver7 building every day. For a few historic preservationists, it’s a sterling, rare example in Denver of brutalist architecture — and a prominent Speer neighborhood landmark. To others and its owner, it’s neither historic nor architecturally significant, a relic waiting to be destroyed. Denver7 General Manager Dean Littleton said the lot on which the brute resides is a “gateway for downtown” and an opportunity for the city. (The station, like the building, is owned by the Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Company.) “And it can be so much more than this giant cement block that has this tall security fence around it,” Littleton said. None of these people get the final say on the building’s future. That job is for the Denver City … [Read more...] about Denver7’s brutalist building: a landmark or unremarkable?
ASPEN — Two men who drowned at a Colorado reservoir have been identified. The Aspen Times reports Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis identified the victims Sunday night as John Teague and James “Bret” Varra. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says the 46-year-old Teague died Saturday after jumping into the water at the Ruedi Reservoir to help the 59-year-old Varra, who was having difficulty in the water. Both men lived in Carbondale. Bettis says no other information will be released until the autopsies are finished. She says those should be completed this week. Authorities say two boats were tied together away from the shore when one man, Varra, went swimming and struggled. That’s when Teague jumped in. Policies Report an Error Contact Us Submit a News Tip … [Read more...] about 2 men who drowned at Colorado reservoir identified