What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some

first_imgFacebook Don’t have a ride to the polls? No problem. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Katie Carter Previous article‘L.E.S.S. is more’: New TCU Alert messages to be more conciseNext articleThree Horned Frogs receive postseason All-Big 12 honors Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got the results of the Mississippi runoff, an update on Ivanka Trump’s email scandal, and rising markets.Above the lawIvanka Trump said there is “no equivalency” between her use of a personal email account and Hillary Clinton’s Wednesday.Last week Ms. Trump was found to have been using her personal email account for government business.While secretary of state, Clinton stored classified information on a private server and used her private account for government work.During the 2016 presidential election President Donald Trump criticized Clinton for her use of a personal server.Mr. Trump has defended his daughter, noting that there are historical record of all her emails at the White House.The markets are jumpingAfter a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, stocks rose.Powell said the central bank “could be closer than expected to ending its current push to lift interest rates.”According to the New York Times, investors may be reading too much into Powell’s comments.Shortly after Powell’s remarks were published S&P 500 rose “sharply.”The 600 point surge erases the November losses.Midterm season has come to a closeRepublican Sen. Cindy Hype-Smith will win Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff election, according to CNN.Hyde-Smith will defeat Democratic challenger Mike Espy, a former congressman.This victory will make Hyde-Smith the first woman ever elected to Congress from Mississippi.The Democrats will hold 47 seats and Republicans will hold 53 seats in the U.S. Senate come January.Hyde-Smith will finish out the last two years of former Sen. Thad Cochran’s term. She will have to run again in 2020 to serve a full six-year term.There might be a government shutdown upon usHouse Republican leaders pressed Democrats to support President Donal Trump’s request for $5 million to fund the border wall.According to CBS News, Congress must pass several spending bills in order to avoid a partial government shutdown.Congress has to act on seven spending bills by Dec. 7. Five of the 12 annual spending bills have already been passed by the House and the Senate.Rep. Kevin McCarthy hopes that Democrats can “put politics aside” and solve the immigration “problem once and for all.”Pelosi wins nomination for House speakerHouse Democrats voted to nominate Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker of the House in a 203-32 vote.Pelosi was running uncontested.According to The Hill, the 32 votes against her were fewer than the 63 in 2016 when Rep. Time Ryan (D-Ohio) ran against Pelosi.During the first week of January the full House will meet to choose the Speaker in a public vote requiring a majority of the entire voting chamber.Where’d the money come from?Newley released tax records show that more than $79 million were donated to a liberal nonprofit during President Donal Trump’s first year in office, according to ABC News.The donors chose to remain anonymous.This money helped fuel opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.The contributions in 2017 represent a near $50 million increase from the $21 million donated in 2016 when President Barack Obama was still in office.That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Linkedin + posts Facebook Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ What we’re reading: The results are in ReddIt Ivanka Trump speaks during the “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” event with her father President Donald Trump in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Twitter What we’re reading: Now he wants a tourlast_img read more

State Road 7 closure in Jennings County begins today

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 7 Thursday, July 26 to replace a box culvert at Six Mile Creek located 0.3 miles north of the S.R. 3 junction at North Vernon.Motorists will be routed around the work site via S.R. 3 and the U.S. 50 bypass (S.R. 750).  INDOT officials say the closure will be in effect for up to 20 days.The new S.R. 7 Six Mile Creek precast box culvert measures 66 feet in length with a 10-foot rise and 12-foot span.Dave O’Mara is the state’s contractor for this $2,634,279 multi-structure project.  Two box culverts—both requiring closures—remain to be installed:S.R. 3 at Poplar Root Creek in Decatur County, 8.6 miles north of S.R. 7, between CR 1300S and CR 1400SS.R. 3 at Wyaloosing Creek in Decatur County, 16.1 miles north of S.R. 7, north of WestportUnder this contract, the state has replaced the S.R. 7 single-span bridge at Turnover Creek north of Sardinia and a nearby culvert, and small structures in Jennings County on S.R. 3 located 1.9 miles north of S.R. 7 and 2.6 miles south of S.R. 7.After remaining installations have been completed, contracted crews will return to structure sites for paving operations.  At that time, flaggers will direct traffic around workers and equipment.last_img read more