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Brown at High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking (AP)

Congress to Hold Hearings on High-Speed Rail

Congress plans to hold hearings on California’s controversial Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project, as estimates from the project’s lead contractor predicted significant cost overruns that the rail authority is attempting to deny.

Black Friday Chicago (Lee Stranahan / Breitbart News)

Black Friday Chicago: A Win for Obama and Rahm Emanuel

The Black Friday Shut Down was one of the left’s most successful direct actions in a recent memory. And it couldn’t have happened without the help of President Barack Obama and his former chief of staff, current Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Crime A Rising Concern as Primaries Approach

The nation as a whole is experiencing dramatic increases in crime rates, after years of having them drop; and people have new concerns about whether the federal government is importing jihadists along with innocent refugees and installing them around the country as their neighbors.

A Best Buy in Vestal New York is ready for lines of shoppers on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. But there were fewer shoppers than expected, and little need for the barricades.

Black Friday Hype Can’t Overcome Economy

Consumer spending is always driven by a certain amount of hype, but the barrage of Black Friday events, sales and deals belongs in its own alternate reality. Sales can only be as good as the underlying economy. On that fundamental, this year’s retail sales picture looks bleak. For at least the past six years, the actual economy has almost always turned out to be weaker than the markets, analysts or the Fed have believed.