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The truth about Obama's high-speed rail program

(Source: Time magazine, August 11, 2014)

NEW YORK — Don't believe the New York Times or the train haters who cite it: High-speed rail is not an $11-billion failure. The New York Times has declared President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail program a failure. “Despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere,” America’s paper of record reported Aug. 6 — in its news pages, not its opinion section. The story quickly rocketed into Republican talking points and conservative op-eds as fresh evidence of presidential haplessness.

Full story: Time

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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