Elon Musk’s New Project

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The Headline

Elon Musk’s Boring Company begins first major project

The Grind

Elon Musk’s Boring Company this week broke ground on an ambitious project to construct an underground transportation system for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

The $48.6 million tunnel, approved by the city in May, will connect the LVCVA’s new exhibit hall to its existing campus. The convention space itself covers approximately 3.2 million square feet.

The Details

The tunnel, dubbed the “Viva Las Vegas Loop,” is the Boring Company’s first commercial project and scheduled for completion in January 2021.

“The innovative transportation system will transport convention attendees across the LVCC’s 200-acre campus in approx. one minute,” tweeted the LVCVA on Friday.

The Boring Company’s machinery will begin tunneling at a point located 40 feet underground and is expected to eat through 100 feet of soil per day.

When the project is complete, the Viva Las Vegas Loop will function as an autonomous subway carrying up to 4,400 passengers at speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. The Loop will also include a sidewalk for pedestrians making the underground journey on foot.



This Stops Now

The Headline

Republicans strategize as Democrats move closer to impeachment vote

The Grind

House Democrats are moving forward with impeachment despite having failed to obtain crucial documents and testimony from first-hand witnesses such as Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Rudy Giuliani.

“I think we have been hampered in our ability because the White House, the State Department, [and] the Department of Defense have all withheld documents from us,” argues Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). “But even with our hands tied behind our backs, we’ve been able to present the American people a compelling argument for moving forward with a review of whether or not we should have articles of impeachment brought to the floor of the House.”

The Details

This week, the House Intelligence Committee began preparing a report that will serve as the basis for articles of impeachment. The articles will focus on bribery, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power.

Top Republican senators met with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday, deciding tentatively to give Dems two weeks to present their “evidence” during a Senate trial if the House votes to impeach President Trump.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is convinced Democrats lack sufficient evidence to impeach Trump and predicts some Democrats will join Republicans in voting against impeachment.

In the meantime, a court is deciding whether to allow former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify regarding the allegations of obstruction of justice detailed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference.

The Takeaway

President Trump is in trouble. If there’s one thing that can bring together the fractured remnants of the Democratic Party, it’s the chance to remove Donald Trump from office.

With a majority of Republicans content to re-elect Trump in 2020, a successful impeachment at this time would wreak havoc on the election and assure a victory for Biden, Warren, Sanders, or perhaps Buttigieg.

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