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Trump axes California’s right to set own auto emissions standards – NBC News

Thursday, September 19, 2019

President Donald Trump on Wednesday barred California from setting its own vehicle emissions standards, kicking off a battle that is likely to last well beyond the 2020 presidential election. “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, noting that the move will lead…

Military has spent nearly $200,000 at Trump’s Scottish resort since 2017 – POLITICO

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Trump helicopter sits outside near Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort. | Leon Neal/Getty Images white house The spending paid for the equivalent of hundreds of nights of rooms over approximately three dozen separate stays, the committee said. By NATASHA BERTRAND and BRYAN BENDER 09/18/2019 02:03 PM EDT Updated 09/18/2019 03:03 PM EDT 2019-09-18T03:03-0400 Since Donald Trump took office, the U.S. military has spent nearly $200,000 at the president’s luxury…

Trump’s communications with foreign leader are part of whistleblower complaint that spurred standoff between spy chief and Congress, former officials say – The Washington Post

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It was not immediately clear which foreign leader Trump was speaking with or what he pledged to deliver, but his direct involvement in the matter has not been previously disclosed. It raises new questions about the president’s handling of sensitive information and may further strain his relationship with U.S. spy agencies. One former official said the communication was a phone call. Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community…

Trump administration sideswipes California efforts to set strict auto emission standard – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CLOSE California officials are pledging legal action Wednesday in response to the Trump administration’s push to revoke the state’s authority to set auto mileage standards. (Sept. 18) AP, AP WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is revoking California’s waiver on auto emissions, a move that would undercut the state’s decades-long ability to set stringent standards on tailpipe discharges from cars and light trucks. President Donald Trump announced the move on Twitter, saying it would save…

Trump axes California’s right to set own auto emissions standards – NBC News

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Wednesday barred California from setting its own vehicle emissions standards, kicking off a battle that is likely to last well beyond the 2020 presidential election. “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, noting that the move will lead…

What to make of Trump’s new national security adviser – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Three factors suggest President Trump has chosen well in selecting Robert O’Brien to replace John Bolton as national security adviser — with one caveat. On the positive side, as shown by Trump’s warm announcement of his selection on Twitter, O’Brien retains Trump’s trust. This is the most crucial ingredient to working effectively with Trump. Ivanka Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and CIA Director Gina Haspel have mastered this trust-effect…

Israel election results: who won, who didn’t, and what comes next – Vox.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The September Israeli election results are in — and it’s still not clear who the country’s next prime minister will be. But the results are the biggest threat to incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power since he took office in 2009. With over 90 percent of the vote now counted, the centrist Blue and White party looks to have won the largest number of seats in Israel’s parliament,…

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues dead sex criminal’s estate executors, says he abused her ‘countless times’ – CNBC

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A woman who claims that she was sexually abused “countless times” by the late wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein — beginning when she was just 14 years old or younger — sued the executors of Epstein’s estate in federal court Wednesday. The woman, now in her early 30s, says in her lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages that she is one of several women whose claims about Epstein led to his indictment…

Here’s what we know about the Israeli election results that put Benjamin Netanyahu’s future in doubt – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu’s days as prime minister of Israel may be numbered. Or he may find some path to remain in power. But the morning after Israel’s second election this year, the inconclusive results are creating many possible outcomes in the complex parliamentary system, with few experts willing to wager a guess as to how it may all turn out. With 91% of the vote counted, there are likely to be…

Here’s what we know about the Israeli election results that put Benjamin Netanyahu’s future in doubt – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu’s days as prime minister of Israel may be numbered. Or he may find some path to remain in power. But the morning after Israel’s second election this year, the inconclusive results are creating many possible outcomes in the complex parliamentary system, with few experts willing to wager a guess as to how it may all turn out. With 91% of the vote counted, there are likely to be…

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Accused Of Running A Drug Den After A 3rd Man ODs – NPR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Activist and political donor Ed Buck is facing criminal charges after a third man was found to have overdosed on methamphetamine in his apartment. Buck was arrested Tuesday night. Ann Johansson/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ann Johansson/Corbis via Getty Images Activist and political donor Ed Buck is facing criminal charges after a third man was found to have overdosed on methamphetamine in his apartment. Buck was arrested…

Here’s what we know about the Israeli election results that put Benjamin Netanyahu’s future in doubt – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu’s days as prime minister of Israel may be numbered. Or he may find some path to remain in power. But the morning after Israel’s second election this year, the inconclusive results are creating many possible outcomes in the complex parliamentary system, with few experts willing to wager a guess as to how it may all turn out. With 91% of the vote counted, there are likely to be…

Trump axes California’s right to set own fuel emissions standards – NBC News

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Donald Trump on Wednesday barred California from setting its own vehicle emissions standards, kicking off a battle that is likely to last well beyond the 2020 presidential election. “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer, while at the same time making the cars substantially SAFER,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning, noting that the move will lead…

Democrats, stuck in Watergate mode, bungle Lewandowski testimony – Washington Examiner

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Have Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee figured out what President Trump did to them? By the looks of their questioning of Corey Lewandowski on Tuesday, the answer is no. Democrats chose the former Trump campaign manager for their first hearing after declaring the committee is considering impeaching the president. They apparently thought Lewandowski would elaborate on his extensive testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller and also on his testimony…

N.J. Amber Alert update: Mom pleads for abducted 5-year-old girl’s safe return as search resumes – NJ.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

As the search resumed early Wednesday for a 5-year-old girl authorities now believe was abducted from a New Jersey park on Monday, triggering a statewide Amber Alert, the girl’s mom issued a plea for the safe return of Dulce Maria Alavez. Noema Alavez said Wednesday that police have suggested that a family member played a role in Dulce’s disappearance from a Bridgeton park as she played with a sibling, but…

Elections Do Little To Point The Way Out Of Israel’s Political Impasse – NPR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption toggle caption Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP Israel’s second election in less than six months looks unlikely to clear up its political impasse, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once…

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Ed Buck on Charges of Operating a Drug Den – WEHOville

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department deputies arrested Ed Buck tonight on charges of operating a drug house and giving methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed at his apartment at 1234 N Laurel Ave. last week.  Ed Buck handcuffed in the back of a Sheriff’s Department cruiser outside his home at 1234 N. Laurel Ave. on Tuesday night. (Photo ANG News) According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office,…

Elections Do Little To Point The Way Out Of Israel’s Political Impasse – NPR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption toggle caption Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP Israel’s second election in less than six months looks unlikely to clear up its political impasse, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once…

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Ed Buck on Charges of Operating a Drug Den – WEHOville

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department deputies arrested Ed Buck tonight on charges of operating a drug house and giving methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who overdosed at his apartment at 1234 N Laurel Ave. last week.  Ed Buck handcuffed in the back of a Sheriff’s Department cruiser outside his home at 1234 N. Laurel Ave. on Tuesday night. (Photo ANG News) According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office,…

Elections Do Little To Point The Way Out Of Israel’s Political Impasse – NPR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption toggle caption Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at party headquarters after elections in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP Israel’s second election in less than six months looks unlikely to clear up its political impasse, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once…