Republicans Ask Trump to Block Funding California High-Speed Rail

California’s House Republicans have penned a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to block a pending $650 million federal grant for California’s troubled high-speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed.

Brown at High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking (AP)

Senate Passes Iran Sanctions 99-0, Sen. Bernie Sanders Only No-Show

The Senate overwhelmingly voted to extend economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran for 10 years, 99-0, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the lone senator missing Thursday’s vote that sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama.

In a speech Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders failed to mention his victorious opponent Hillary Clinton even once, urging supporters to continue the fight for radical change