Town investment pledge as staff start leaving Ford

Another 300 will go at the end of July when the last Sigma engine is made, leaving 800 on site until the plant closes in September. Ford set to close Bridgend engine plant in 2020 ‘Taskforce didn’t meet for eight months’ Bridgend and the M4: How the motorway shaped the town “The Ford site remains operational until September, and it is only then when we will begin to see the real impacts of the closure on the ground,” said Economy Minister Ken Skates. “Investment in the area will provide opportunities for future generations, and people entering the workforce, to replace the opportunities previously offered by Ford.” He described Ineos Automotive as a “magnet company” after it announced it would create …

Tim Kaine’s War Powers Resolution has the votes to pass in Senate, Dems say

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., center, joined from left by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Kaine also discussed his War Powers Resolution that the Senate is expected to vote on soon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Kaine’s resolution, which is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was introduced Thursday just as similar resolution in the House, spearheaded by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., passed with a majority vote. The Senate version will likely come up for a vote next week, but lawmakers anticipate the timing may …

Trump’s hypocritical golf habit

(CNN)How much has the government spent protecting President Donald Trump and his family on vacations, business travel and golf outings? Nobody knows for sure — because Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is fighting requests to disclose the costs until after the 2020 election. What we do know is that the Secret Service has spent $588,000 renting golf carts since 2017. And then there’s the hypocrisy of his golf habit. Trump repeatedly bashed his predecessor’s penchant for the links, claiming he would take a different approach as President. On October 2014, Trump tweeted, “Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the US, President Barack Obama spent the day playing golf.” In July 2015, Trump said, “I would …

CNN too fair to Trump, MSNBC host Lawrence ODonnell says

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell feels that CNN is too fair to President Trump. O’Donnell then claimed that Trump “kind of wants you to watch CNN instead of MSNBC” despite widespread acknowledgment that CNN has essentially established an anti-Trump programming strategy. “Because he knows on MSNBC there will be no one defending him. Because we don’t bring on liars. I don’t bring on a liar. I won’t do that,” O’Donnell said. CNN SETTLEMENT WITH COVINGTON STUDENT NICK SANDMANN A WIN FOR THE ‘LITTLE GUY,’ EXPERT SAYS Franken then asked if “you have to lie” in order to defend President Trump. “Yes,” O’Donnell said. “Absolutely, how else do you defend a liar? A pathological liar who lies about everything? You have to lie.” CNN …