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Friday News: McMaster Out, Bat**** Crazy Bolton (Comstock’s pal has “record of warmongering, bigotry, and pushing conspiracy theories”) In?; Mueller Crosses Trump’s “Red Line?”; VA-GOP 6th CD Contest a Complete Cluster@$#!

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, March 16.

  • Quizzical

    Russia and probably others are hacking into the controls of the US power grid
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/kevincollier/the-trump-administration-is-accusing-russia-of-trying-to

    Remember all those articles from late 2016 about nations setting up cyberwarfare units?

  • RobertColgan

    Re the latest “newsworthy” exploits of the Trump administration:
    the late, great social analyst Christopher Hitchens said:
    “Coexistence with psychopathic dictatorships is, in fact, not possible.”

    As with most of what Hitchens said, perfectly correct.

    Neither the electorate, nor the planet’s inhabitants can afford to have this bizarre and twisted group much longer in a position of empowerment. USA regime change can’t come soon enough for everyone on the planet, and elsewhere.
    (And I don’t mean a sick theocratic underwearstain like Pence taking over—– that entire cabal has to go away)

  • Connolly Leads Letter to Appropriators in Support of Full PRIIA Funding for Metro

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly and members of the National Capital Region requested the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development continue to provide the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) with $150 million in federal funds for critical capital and safety improvements. The letter was signed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Representatives Holmes Norton, Sarbanes, Delaney, Beyer, Brown and Raskin.

    “Metro is “America’s Subway” and the federal government cannot be a free rider. We saw positive steps taken by Virginia last week towards increased dedicated funding, making this federal installment all the more critical if we are going to restore Metro to a world-class transit system,” Connolly said.

    In their letter the members wrote, “The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA, PL 110-432) created this successful federal-state partnership under which the three WMATA jurisdictions collectively match this funding with another $150 million each year. Without federal participation, this successful funding partnership would unravel, leaving a massive shortfall in WMATA’s capital budget.”

    “WMATA is a $40 billion asset to the National Capital Region and is essential to the operation of the federal government, with federal employees representing approximately 42 percent of Metrorail’s peak period customers. More than one-third of all Metrorail stations are located on federal property, serving federal facilities. Unlike other transportation networks in the nation, the WMATA system serves a unique vital national security role for the federal government, providing transportation for thousands of federal employees traveling to and from the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security facilities, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters. On multiple occasions, the system has demonstrated it is vital during times of crisis, including evacuation for weather events and national emergencies,” they added.

    The FY19 funding request marks the 10th installment of PRIIA funding.

    The full letter follows and is available here: