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Pilots criticize Boeing’s 737 Max design at House hearing

Debate over the factors that may have contributed to two 737 Max plane crashes consumed a House hearing Wednesday, as two pilots criticized Boeing’s design and rollout of the aircraft and some lawmakers questioned the qualifications of the foreign pilots involved in the crashes. While investigations into the 737 Max and crashes involving the aircraft…MORE

Sen. Tim Scott supports McConnell on not paying reparations for slavery

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only African American Republican senator, told CNN on Wednesday that he agrees with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that reparations are not a “realistic path forward” because it’s just too complicated to figure out who to compensate. “There is no question that slavery is a scourge on the…MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s rise opens a new chapter in the progressive primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders has company in the rapidly escalating race-within-a-race to lead the progressive wing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A series of recent polls have shown the Massachusetts senator on the rise, placing slightly behind Sanders in Iowa and Florida, and leading him in a recent survey out of Nevada.…MORE

Trump’s pick for acting Pentagon chief soothes GOP concerns

Republicans expressed relief on Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced Mark Esper, who currently serves as Secretary of the Army, would be the new acting Secretary of Defense after the dramatic implosion of Patrick Shanahan’s nomination. Esper is replacing Shanahan to lead the largest agency in the federal government as the administration faces multiple foreign…MORE

Polls: Warren rising, but Biden tops in perceived electability

Sen. Elizabeth Warren moved up to a second-place tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders nationally, but both remain behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who also tops the list of who people think would beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Monmouth University. In another poll, Biden leads the Democratic field at 30%,…MORE

Trump to honor Reagan economist Arthur Laffer with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump will honor economist Arthur Laffer, a former adviser to Ronald Reagan who is known as the father of supply side economics, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday afternoon. A White House statement lauded Laffer as “one of the most influential economists in American history.” The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the…MORE

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants — a rule that the agency itself says could result in 1,400 more premature deaths by 2030 than the Obama-era plan it will replace. The move fulfills part of President Donald Trump’s promise to help the…MORE