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California suing Trump over border wall, escalating battle with White House – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The politics of California’s anti-Trump legislation Bills passed on immigration, tax returns and censuring; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that the state will sue the Trump administration over one of President Trump’s paramount campaign promises—the border wall.  Becerra’s lawsuit, which targets planned projects in San Diego and Imperial counties, marks the latest shot in California’s legal and…

Fed to Shrink Assets Next Month, Boost Rates by Year-End – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Federal Reserve officials set an October start for shrinking their $4.5 trillion stockpile of assets, moving to unwind a pillar of their crisis-era support for the economy. They continued to forecast one more interest-rate hike later this year, saying storm damage will have only a temporary impact on the economy. “Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated many communities, inflicting severe hardship,” the Federal Open Market Committee said in its…

Rescuers search rubble of school as Mexican quake toll hits 217 – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation. The magnitude 7.1 quake on Tuesday killed at least 217 people, nearly half of them in the capital, 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake. The disaster…

Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico with 145 mph winds – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in southeast Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and entangling two-thirds of the island in hurricane-force winds. A las 2:30AM, contamos con 10,059 refugiados y 189 mascotas. — Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) September 20, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_47′,adsection: ‘cnn.com_us_extreme_weather_inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo =…

The Health 202: Everything you need to know about who stands where on Graham-Cassidy – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS Republicans are fixated on the latest version of their Obamacare overhaul legislation. But in their haste to secure approval, they’ve not exactly won over their deepest skeptics, who objected to the last dramatic repeal-and-replace go-round. Doctors, hospitals, insurers, activists and governors have been staking out their positions on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which the White House and leadership are furiously pitching this week to Senate Republicans as their final chance to ditch…

Trump blames Clintons for nuclear North Korea – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. | Evan Vucci/AP By LOUIS NELSON 09/20/2017 07:30 AM EDT President Donald Trump on Wednesday cast blame for the nuclear-armed North Korea that his administration faces on the Clinton family, blaming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton…

California politics updates: State to sue Trump administration over border wall plan – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the state that will challenge President Trump’s proposal to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, a project Becerra has called “medieval.” Becerra is scheduled to travel to Border Field State Park near San Diego to announce plans to sue over construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial counties.  The state’s lawsuit alleges that…

President Trump’s UN Speech Is Exactly What Kim Jong Un Wanted to Hear – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

All year every year, streams of North Korean schoolchildren make the pilgrimage to Sinchon, a farming town south of Pyongyang. There, a palatial museum teaches them a fundamental lesson: America is the enemy. Each diorama-filled room of the Sinchon Museum of United States Atrocities is dedicated to the “jackals that infiltrated into all areas of life of the Korean people to suck blood out of the country.” From brainwashing missionaries…

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200 – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Media captionMoments after the earthquake hit A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an…

GOP odds rise on ObamaCare repeal – The Hill

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are going all-in on a last-ditch effort to replace ObamaCare. Earlier this month, the GOP effort was all but dead as Republican leaders pivoted to tax reform. But the health-care legislation has picked up a significant amount of momentum over the past several days. “I’ve never felt better about where we’re at,” Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy…

Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Media captionThe strong quake was felt in the capital, Mexico City A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school where several children were reported to have died. There has also been widespread damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State. The tremor struck while many people took part…

Puerto Rico governor: Still time to get to shelters before Hurricane Maria – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(CNN)There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before powerful Hurricane Maria clobbers the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Tuesday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_34′,adsection: ‘cnn.com_us_extreme_weather_inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false)…

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt – Politico

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republicans hoping to jam a last-minute Obamacare repeal plan through the Senate are confronting a rising tide of opposition as health care groups, patient advocates and even some red-state governors join forces against a bill they worry would upend the nation’s health care system. The wide-ranging backlash threw the GOP’s repeal push into fresh doubt on Tuesday, even as White House officials and Senate Republican leaders insist they are on…

Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the UN – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TOKYO — The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong Un’s regime, but also to destroy an entire country of 25 million people. In his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump derided Kim as “Rocket Man” and said the United States would “totally destroy North…

Exclusive: Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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McConnell has until Wednesday to prove he’s serious about slaying ObamaCare – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With an end-of-September deadline fast approaching, Senate Republicans appear to be coalescing around the Graham-Cassidy bill as a last-ditch attempt to use the 2017 reconciliation vehicle to take a step, any step, toward keeping their promise to repeal ObamaCare. But will they move fast enough to do what must be done before time runs out? The next few days will tell. Earlier this month, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the…

In Trump’s UN speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks on the United States’ enemies — especially North Korea and Iran — Trump…

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing over 100 people – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MEXICO CITY — A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off Mexico’s Pacific coast, and just hours after a siren signaled an annual earthquake drill in the capital, Tuesday’s quake shook the ground with terrifying force, buckling walls and sending panicked…

Paul Manafort spokesman responds to wiretapping report – CBS News

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A spokesman responding on behalf of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort issued a rare response, after CBS News confirmed Manafort was wiretapped during an investigation encompassing the efforts of Russian operatives to influence the election.  “If true, it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged,” Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement released Tuesday. “The…

Category 5 Hurricane Maria closes in on Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(CNN)Conditions in the US Virgin Islands deteriorated Tuesday evening as Hurricane Maria’s ripping winds began to batter the Caribbean island, hours after the storm obliterated parts of Dominica and killed at least one person in Guadeloupe ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26′,adsection: ‘cnn.com_us_extreme_weather_inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919110956-hurricane-maria-eye-nasa-goes-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId…

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