But SpaceX never stopped giving talking points to its critics. Musk, the company's head engineer and public figurehead, attracted a near-constant string of controversies: Smoking marijuana during a podcast interview, running afoul of federal regulators for posting misleading tweets about his electric car company, Tesla (TSLA), and lashing out at his critics on Twitter. And that was just 2018. … [Read more...] about How SpaceX and NASA overcame a bitter culture clash to bring back US astronaut launches
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Ex-Green Beret Jordan Goudreau, who operated a Florida-based security firm called Silvercorp USA, claimed responsibility for the failed attack and had hired his two former army buddies to prepare a small cadre of deserting Venezuelan soldiers living at the makeshift camps. … [Read more...] about American ex-Green Berets jailed over failed Venezuela attack
“It’s the first time in my career as a serial entrepreneur when I’ve seen talent flow from south to north as opposed to fighting tooth and nail to keep our talent here,” said Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto nonprofit to help tech founders grow their companies. … [Read more...] about Canada to Silicon Valley’s international workers: ‘We want you’
These and other basic services are funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is housed in the Department of Interior and has been decimated by the shutdown to the tune of 2,295 furloughed employees out of 4,057. Of the countless painful ironies of this freeze is one rooted in history — that the very existence of such benefits for Native tribes was originally meant as a trade-off for the vast swaths of land the U.S. government acquired from them over the centuries. “The federal government owes us this: We prepaid with millions of acres of land,” Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, told the Times. “We don’t have the right to take back that land, so we expect the federal government to fulfill its treaty and trust responsibility.” The shutdown is costing Payment’s tribe roughly $100,000 per day in services undelivered, the Times adds, including money that would normally go … [Read more...] about Trump’s Insults Toward Elizabeth Warren Are Racist. His Policies Toward Native Americans Are Worse.
President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax system. … Some view the search for new options as a result of Trump’s refusal to set clear parameters for his plan and his exceedingly challenging endgame: reducing tax rates enough to spur faster growth without blowing up the budget deficit. Administration officials say it’s now unlikely that a tax overhaul will meet the August deadline set by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. At least the White House is totally clear on its political strategy: According to the AP, “administration officials have signaled that they want to pass tax legislation with only Republican votes.” … [Read more...] about President Trump No Longer Has a Tax Plan