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  • U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can't deny 'dreamers' driver's licenses

    03/20/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 64 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Howard Fischer
    ... The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey has left in place. The justices gave no reason for their ruling. ... It was shortly after Obama’s action that Brewer directed the Arizona Department of Transportation to deny licenses to DACA recipients. She cited a 1996 Arizona law that saysstate licenses are available only to those whose presence in this country is “authorized by federal law.” “Obviously, they trampled...
  • Uber and Lyft want you banned from using your own self-driving car in urban areas

    02/04/2018 9:36:53 AM PST · by jiggyboy · 29 replies
    The Mercury News (San Jose, CA) ^ | February 3, 2018 | Ethan baron
    The rabble can’t be trusted with self-driving cars, and only companies operating fleets of them should be able to use them in dense urban areas. So say Uber and Lyft, as signatories to a new list of transportation goals developed by a group of international non-governmental organizations and titled “Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.”
  • Women Uber Drivers Earn Less Than Men, But Discrimination Isn’t to Blame

    02/10/2018 2:39:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/08/18 | Sissi Cao
    Men and women Uber drivers prefer different locations and hours. REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images Economists at Stanford University and the University of Chicago conducted an unprecedented study recently on the pay equality between men and women in the “gig economy,” where workers get to pick their own hours and get paid by project, instead of a fixed salary. The study sampled workers from one of the largest gig platforms of today—Uber. After tracking 1.8 million drivers (for Uber X and Uber Pool) nationally from January 2015 to March 2017, researchers found that male drivers, on average, make seven percent more than...
  • Uber Executive Calls On White Men To ‘Make Noise’ About Diversity

    03/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-13-2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to ‘make noise’ about diversity in the workplace. CNN reports that Uber chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to encourage diversity in the workplace during a panel at the South by Southwest film festival. “I want white men to look around in their office and say, ‘Oh look, there’s a lot of white men here. Let’s change this,'” said Saint John. She claims that it’s not the responsibility of minorities to encourage diversity: “Why do I — as the black woman — have...
  • Uber Halts Testing On Driverless Cars After Pedestrian Killed

    03/19/2018 1:33:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    cbs2la ^ | March 19, 2018 at 10:23 am
    The woman died of her injuries at a hospital and her name was not made public. In a statement Monday, Uber said: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We’re fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident.” Dara Khosrowshahi. the company’s CEO, tweeted this statement: Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened ... Uber has been testing the self-driving vehicles in Tempe and Phoenix for months. Late last month, California announced new rules that will allow driverless...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

    03/19/2018 11:44:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    SAN FRANCISCO — A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, the Tempe police said in a statement. The episode happened on Sunday around 10 p.m. The woman was not publicly identified. Uber said it had suspended testing of its self-driving...
  • Uber is stopping self-driving car tests in all cities after pedestrian killed

    03/19/2018 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 199 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 19, 2018 | Anita Balakrishnan
    Uber is temporarily halting self-driving car tests in all locations after a deadly accident. Programs in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Toronto will be paused after a woman was hit and killed overnight by an Uber self-driving car when walking across the street in Tempe, Arizona. It is likely the first pedestrian fatality caused by a self-driving car.
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 141 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Moms took children to a mosque and live-streamed their hate-filled tirade

    03/17/2018 10:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 03-17-2018 | Sara Sidner
    Two women were arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing items from an Arizona mosque and broadcasting the whole episode on Facebook Live, police say. In the videos, the women, with three children in tow, can be heard unleashing a steady stream of invective against Muslims. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer have been charged with third degree burglary, a felony, police in Tempe said.
  • Flake Considers Taking on Trump in 2020

    03/16/2018 7:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/16/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring at the end of his term but he may not be giving up on politics altogether. The staunch critic of President Trump said Thursday during a speech at the National Press Club that he may take on the commander in chief in 2020. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." He...
  • Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/16/2018 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hit the Republican Party on Thursday for its support of President Trump, saying the party may not deserve to lead. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in the world that everyone else lives in and reckon with the daily reality that they face including the very real anxiety that they feel, then my party might not deserve to lead," Flake said in an address at the National Press Club.
  • Republican Jeff Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/15/2018 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 74 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 15 March 2018 | Ashley Killough
    As Republicans face a potential Democratic wave in this year's midterm elections, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake argued Thursday that his party "might not deserve to lead" given its support for President Donald Trump. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in a world that everyone else lives in ... then my party might not deserve to lead," the Arizona senator said in a speech at the National Press Club.
  • Trump, inspecting samples for border wall, slams Gov. Brown for "doing a terrible job' running CA

    03/13/2018 2:05:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman
    President Trump broke from his inspection of border wall samples on Tuesday to castigate California's Democratic state government, saying that Gov. Jerry Brown is "doing a terrible job running the state." Trump's first visit to the nation's most populous state is to be brief — just one day — but long on symbolism. He spent about an hour inspecting border wall prototypes built at his direction in San Diego, and plans to speak at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and travel to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills that is expected to raise $5 million for the Republican National Committee.
  • White House says no temporary deal linking DACA with border wall funding

    03/14/2018 10:37:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 14 March 2018 | Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan
    The White House said Wednesday that President Trump opposes cutting a deal with Congress to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation for three years in exchange for three years of funding for a border wall. Mr. Trump does want to see funding for his border wall included, but doesn’t think it should be tied to legal status for “Dreamers,” spokesman Raj Shah said. ...He was shooting down a Washington Post report that the White House had signaled it was open to a “three-for-three” deal, which would have allocated ...
  • Meghan McCain is ‘optimistic’ for summer return by father

    03/13/2018 11:44:34 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 45 replies ^ | 2018-03-13
    PHOENIX – Meghan McCain said Tuesday that her father, Sen. John McCain, was doing well as he continues to undergo chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer in Arizona. “He’s good, he’s getting a lot of physical therapy and treatment,” McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos. “As everyone knows especially with this cancer, you have to take it scan by scan but he is doing really good, much better than I think people anticipated.” Sen. McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, last summer. The tumor was removed, but in November doctors discovered...
  • McCain: Trump’s CIA pick was involved in ‘one of the darkest chapters in American history’

    03/13/2018 1:45:11 PM PDT · by detective · 145 replies
    MSN News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday condemned President Trump's decision to nominate Gina Haspel to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in "one of darkest chapters in American history." While he expressed confidence in current CIA Director Mike Pompeo's ability to serve as secretary of State, an appointment Trump announced earlier Tuesday, McCain said in a statement that Haspel needs to explain her stance on torture. "The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history," McCain said. "Ms. Haspel needs to explain...
  • Hillary and Lamar: A Meeting of Minds on Russian Collusion

    03/06/2018 7:49:09 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    America’s anti-fracking enviros had a strange benefactor. While allegations of the Donald Trump campaign colluding with Russians to alter the presidential election outcome remain unproven at best, a clear money trail and U.S. intelligence reports demonstrate Russia’s active campaign of funding U.S. environmental groups. On March 1, U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), released a report on “Russia’s Social Media Meddling in U.S. Energy Markets.” The report details Russia’s motives in interfering with U.S. energy markets, influencing domestic energy policy, and manipulation of Americans via social media propaganda. “This report reveals that Russian agents...
  • Running Scared? Red State Democrat Cites His Own Bills That Were Signed By Trump In New Ad

    03/12/2018 4:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 12, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Is Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester running scared? That could be the case, or it could be that he just knows his state. His latest ad features him touting bills he co-sponsored that were signed into law by Trump. The Washington Post added that some of these bills are also not ones of great significance, like the tax bill for example. One of them named a mountain after a conservationist, but Trump’s name is attached to it. Still, any red state Democrat running this year knows he or she will be fighting for their political lives. Their states voted for...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown 1975: Don't 'Dump Vietnamese' Refugees on California

    03/12/2018 4:07:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 2 Jul 2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Governor Jerry Brown once fought to keep out South Vietnamese refugees from being delivered to his state during his first stint as governor of California in the 1970’s. Although he remains silent on the crisis that is happening on the southern border of his state, Brown’s position via legislation previously signed regarding illegal immigrants from Mexico Central America and South America is more favorable than the cool response he gave to the Vietnamese refugees who had escaped the tyrannical Viet Cong.