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‘No excuse’: Ex-Obama transportation head calls Atlanta Airport blackout a ‘total and abject failure’

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A former chief of the U.S. Department of Transportation under President Barack Obama said that the total power failure at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport — the world’s busiest airport — is inexcusable and represents a “total and abject failure” by administrators to prepare for an emergency.

The Hill said Sunday night that Anthony Foxx was stuck on a Delta flight outside the airport when he wrote, “Total and abject failure here at ATL Airport today. I am stuck on @delta flight, passengers and crew tolerating it. But there is no excuse for lack of workable redundant power source. NONE!”

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Foxx was President Obama’s Secretary of Transportation from 2013 to 2017.

“The airport canceled nearly 700 flights as a result, and delayed almost 600 others, NBC News reported,” The Hill said. “275,000 passengers come through the travel hub each day, while 2,500 flights arrive and depart the airport on a daily basis.”


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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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