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Is Jeb's Mulligan on Iraq Convincing or a Tar Baby He Can't Escape?

Mark Green | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Mark Green


Jeb and TPP had second chances this week -- will they work? And what explains Stephanopoulos's gift to the Clinton Foundation? Rich Lowry and David Corn of National Review and Mother Jones debate these three "oops's". Then: who's "stupid" -- Dems for linking Amtrak funding and the Philly derailing or Boehner for de-linking them?

U.S. Regulators Order Amtrak To Improve Safety Of Northeast Corridor Route

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

(Adds details of FRA order, background) WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have ordered passenger railroad Amtrak to immed...

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Stupid Is as Stupid Does, Mr. Speaker

Erica Payne | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Erica Payne

At his weekly press conference, the GOP's "Crybaby in Chief" lashed out at a reporter for daring to question the role his party's cut-happy orthodoxy played in Tuesday's Amtrak accident.

Behind Amtrak's Failure To Gain Crash-Preventing Technology

International Business Times | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

In the public eye, the disaster on the rails this week in Philadelphia was not only tragic but also shocking. As a crowded Amtrak train approached a b...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Sue Over Oil Train Rules, Cite Amtrak Crash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups are suing the Obama administration over recently announced rules for transporting oil by rail, arguing they allow u...

Father, Son Shopping Near Amtrak Crash Help Pull About 20 People From Train

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News

A simple trip to the store became a rescue mission for a Philadelphia father and his 16-year-old son. Harry Krings and his son, Chris, were on the...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Schumer Slams Boehner For Saying It's ‘Stupid' To Think Funding Cuts Caused Amtrak Crash | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took time Thursday to directly attack House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for saying it’s “stupid” to ...

The Safest Place To Sit On A Train Is...

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed eight people and injured more than 200, has turned the country's attention to railroa...

'Green News Report' -- May 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hours after Amtrak crash, Republicans vote to cut Amtrak's budget; FBI violated its own rules to spy on Keystone XL pipeline protesters; Hawaii votes to be first in the nation to reach 100% renewable energy

Engineer Of Crashed Train Allegedly Criticized Safety Measures Online

The New York Times | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

For Brandon Bostian, the engineer in the fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia this week, a childhood passion for trains turned into a career....

Dana Liebelson

176 Miles Of Amtrak Rails Between D.C. And N.Y. Lack Key Safety System | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A key safety system is not in service on 176 miles of rail between Washington, D.C., and New York, Amtrak reported Thursday. Experts say...

Fund Infrastructure Now!

Richard Fowler | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Richard Fowler

Let's make the bold decision to transform our transportation system into something that Americans can be proud of. If we do that, the residual impacts will be much more than just safer transit to and from work and play. A real 21st-century American transportation system will stimulate our economy and revitalize our local communities.

Attorney: Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train Does Not Remember Crash

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2016 | Crime

By Jarrett Renshaw PHILADELPHIA, May 14 (Reuters) - Federal safety investigators probing the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia...

Gabriel Arana

Rachel Maddow: Amtrak Derailment Is Congress' Fault | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

Rachel Maddow went on a righteous rant about the state of the country's infrastructure on her show Wednesday, assailing government officials for faili...

Gabriel Arana

Rachel Maddow: Amtrak Derailment Is Congress' Fault | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media

Rachel Maddow went on a righteous rant about the state of the country's infrastructure on her show Wednesday, assailing government officials for faili...

Sam Stein

Riding Amtrak The Morning After The Deadly Crash | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

SOMEWHERE ALONG AMTRAK'S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR -- Elliott Gregg sat in the cafe car of Amtrak Train 174 late Wednesday morning, eating a hot dog and pret...

Daniel Marans

This Guy Used 5 Seconds Of Video To Calculate How Fast The Amtrak Train Was Going | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

According to multiple reports, investigators believe that Amtrak Regional Train 188 -- the train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing ...

Congress Must Raise Amtrak's Liability Cap

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

While this terrible tragedy is still in its very earliest stages, it's important to talk now not only about infrastructure and how to prevent similar disasters from recurring, but also about the victims and what they may face because of what Congress has done to them, too.

CEO and AP Staffer Dead After Train Derailment

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business

The CEO of a tech company and an Associated Press staffer are among the eight confirmed dead after an Amtrak train traveling from Washington to New Yo...

Elise Foley

House Committee Votes To Cut Funding For Amtrak | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within a day of an Amtrak derailment that killed at least 7 people and injured many others, a House committee voted Wednesday to slash f...

Horrific Photos Show Scene Of Deadly Amtrak Crash

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal and Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

Hours after the deadly crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, emergency crews worked to clean up the wreckage as investigators tried to to piece ...

7 Dead In Amtrak Train Derailment, Crews Search For Missing Passengers

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

Police have confirmed a seventh death in the investigation of an overturned Amtrak train in Philadelphia. Emergency response crews were sifting thr...

Dana Liebelson

Amtrak's Philadelphia Crash Defies Trend Toward Safer Rail Travel | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia that killed at least six passengers and hurt 146, eight of them critically, defies a tr...

Great Things to Do in the Hudson River Valley NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Drive 100 miles from New York City, straight up the Hudson River, and you'll find a trio of towns with very different personalities. Rhinebeck has been a tourist town since the mid 1700's, when it was a stage stop between New York City and Albany.