The spat began Thursday evening on Twitter, when U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., quoted the commanding officer of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as saying that Vindman was a "political activist in uniform." Vindman, a National Security Council official, testified during House Democrats' impeachment inquiry last year that Trump's Ukraine dealings left him in a state of "shock." Democrats quoted from Vindman's remarks during the Senate trial on Thursday. … [Read more...] about GOP senator suggests impeachment witness part of conspiracy as third day of Trump trial wraps up
Don't be a lead foot. Slowing down from 70 mph to 60 mph on your daily commute will trim your fuel usage each week by about 1.3 gallons. Keep your tires inflated properly. Low pressure will reduce fuel efficiency. Don't drive with a dirty filter. A clogged air filter will hurt your car's fuel economy. Avoid using your trunk for storage. When your car is heavier, it burns more fuel. Use the air conditioning when you're warm. Opening the windows will put more drag on the engine and cause you to use more fuel. Once you lower your fuel costs, be sure to put those savings to good use. Stash the cash in a high-yield savings account and build up a nice reserve for emergencies — or for your dream life in retirement. … [Read more...] about Here’s What You’ll Pay at the Pump in Lisle
U.S. President Donald Trump assured reporters during a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday that U.S. officials “have a plan” to deal with the new outbreak, praising experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “terrific, very great professionals, and we’re in great shape.” … [Read more...] about At Least 10 Chinese Cities on Lockdown; 830 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Across Country
Coronaviruses “are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans,” the World Health Organization said in a statement to the Epoch Times. … [Read more...] about ‘Worse And Worse’: China Quarantines 11 Million People In Wuhan To Try To Halt Coronavirus Outbreak
This lackluster boom at the box office has made one thing very clear. Twenty minutes of footage can become the hottest ticket in town. That's what happened with Star Trek. I, like every journalist in the Los Angeles area, headed down to Paramount Pictures Studios to watch a few nuggets from this supposedly anticipated sci fi reimagining last Wednesday. The enormous theater was packed, and the buzz was over bearing. It was a strange mix of industry types and shitty blog critics, but the feeling in the air was palpable. The anticipation level was a few degrees higher than that felt in the advanced screening room for Twilight. And we weren't even seeing the whole film. Thus far, every single source of on-line information has chimed in with their two cents. Some accounts have been dripping with substantial prose, and offer an insightful bird's eye view on what you missed. Other, lesser sites have piped in screaming missives in bold type like, "Outstanding! Unbelievably incredible! More … [Read more...] about BOOS! and WHOOP-DOOS!: Star Trek Vs. Thanksgiving!