Critics of a recently-approved deal between Manitou Springs and the Pikes Peak Cog Railway are hoping to put the plan on hold until a public vote this fall.The 50-year pact would give the owners of the Cog Railway two tax breaks to help finance a multimillion reconstruction of the railway. Opponents are hoping to collect enough petition signature to put it on the November ballot.The opponents said they don't think the City County adequately considered the long-term impacts of the deal before voting 6–1 to approve it on June 26.Manitou Springs’ city charter allows citizens to void a recently-passed ordinance by petitioning for a public vote on the measure. However, interim City Administrator Malcolm Fleming told the petition’s backers Wednesday that the city's attorney doesn't believe a referendum can be held on the deal.Fleming did not explain why the deal wasn't subject to a referendum and the statement at a community meeting on the pact surprised John Schada, a … [Read more...] about Critics of Manitou Springs’ deal with the Cog Railway want it put to a public vote
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James Hohmann, The Washington Post Published 7:10 am PDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Yuri Gripas Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of Congress at thee White House in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2018. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of Congress at thee White House in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Yuri Gripas The Daily 202: Trump and Obama foreign trips show the contours of the new 'culture' wars 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump loudly and repeatedly complained as he traveled to Belgium, Britain, Scotland and Finland over the past week that the continent's immigration policies are ripping apart the "fabric of Europe" and destroying … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump and Obama foreign trips show the contours of the new ‘culture’ wars
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByGardiner Harris May 13, 2018 WASHINGTON — While many hands gripped the sword that undercut the Iran nuclear deal, no one outside the Trump administration was a more persistent or effective critic than Mark Dubowitz, the chief executive of a hawkish Washington think tank. But rather than publicly celebrate President Trump’s decision Tuesday to jettison the accord, he is mourning its demise, saying he genuinely wanted to fix the agreement and worries that its unraveling could be dangerous. That lament, though, has enraged the pact’s supporters, who never saw a fix as remotely palatable to Mr. Trump and blame Mr. Dubowitz above all others for providing the intellectual foundation for its passing. They now say he is trying to distance himself from the potentially catastrophic results. “I am being … [Read more...] about He Was a Tireless Critic of the Iran Deal. Now He Insists He Wanted to Save It.
Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post Published 5:21 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 President Donald Trump's decision Tuesday to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran may escalate the risk of confrontation of another kind: in cyberspace. Withdrawing from the Obama-era pact designed to curb Iran's nuclear program and reinstating sanctions on the country could lead Tehran-backed hackers to retaliate against the West after several years of relative quiet, former government officials and security experts say. Michael Daniel, who was President Barack Obama's White House cybersecurity coordinator, said Iran may have fewer qualms about using its cyber capabilities without the diplomatic agreement in place. "Now that the level of enmity between the United States and Iran is going to only increase, that does free them to carry out cyber operations against the United States," Daniel said. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Obama Calls Trump's Decision on Iran Nuclear … [Read more...] about The Cybersecurity 202: Now that Trump’s out of the nuclear deal, Iran may flex cyber muscle
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Anne Gearan by Anne Gearan Email the author April 24 at 7:15 PM Email the author President Trump signaled willingness Tuesday to consider what visiting French President Emmanuel Macron called “a new deal with Iran” that would address shortcomings in the existing nuclear pact, even as he continued to criticize the international agreement as “insane.” Trump also appeared to threaten a military attack if Iran menaced the United States and railed against the hundreds of billions of dollars he said the United States has wasted on Middle Eastern wars with “less than nothing” to show for the … [Read more...] about Trump signals willingness to entertain ‘a new deal’ with Iran