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Trump’s New Mexico rally features bizarre pitch to Latino voters – Vox.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Donald Trump did his best to appeal to Latinx voters during his rally on Monday evening in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. His “best,” however, was profoundly bizarre. In one especially odd moment, Trump remarked upon how white one of his key Latino surrogates looks. “He happens to be Hispanic, but I’ve never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do. So I haven’t…

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,…

‘Baby Trump’ flies high in protest of president’s Bay Area visit – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Trump on Tuesday was greeted with protests — and a “baby Trump” balloon — on his visit to the Bay Area. Police cars and motorcycles from San Mateo County lined Alpine Drive from Interstate 280 west into Portola Valley. A protest by about 200 people took place at Rossotti Field, adjacent to Rossotti’s Alpine Inn, a Stanford University and Palo Alto-area institution. Members of the Raging Grannies, the Backbone…

Tropical Depression Imelda Hits Houston – The New York Times

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tropical Depression Imelda hit Houston on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rains and warnings of “life-threatening flash flooding,” and prompting some schools to cancel classes. The National Hurricane Center said that Imelda was expected to dump six to 12 inches as it slowly moved through the region. Up to 18 inches of rain could fall in some pockets, the center said. “Travel will be hazardous this evening, and flooding in urban,…

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer election setback – POLITICO

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu had sought an outright majority with his allies to secure immunity from an expected indictment. | Amir Levy/Getty Images Israel By ASSOCIATED PRESS 09/17/2019 08:47 PM EDT Updated 09/17/2019 10:14 PM EDT 2019-09-17T10:14-0400 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed, setting the stage for…

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer election setback – POLITICO

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu had sought an outright majority with his allies to secure immunity from an expected indictment. | Amir Levy/Getty Images Israel By ASSOCIATED PRESS 09/17/2019 08:47 PM EDT Updated 09/17/2019 10:14 PM EDT 2019-09-17T10:14-0400 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed, setting the stage for…

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer election setback – POLITICO

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Isrseli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu had sought an outright majority with his allies to secure immunity from an expected indictment. | Amir Levy/Getty Images Israel By ASSOCIATED PRESS 09/17/2019 08:47 PM EDT Updated 09/17/2019 10:14 PM EDT 2019-09-17T10:14-0400 JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed, setting the stage for…

Trump administration exploring police crackdown on homeless people – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The White House has said it is exploring using police to remove homeless people from the streets, a vague threat that has escalated concerns about Trump pushing a law enforcement crackdown in California. A new report from the president’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said “policing may be an important tool to help move people off the street and into shelter or housing where they can get the services they…

Trump says homelessness hurting real estate prestige, will destroy cities – NBC News

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Donald Trump renewed his complaints about homelessness Tuesday during a swing through California, talking about the harm it does to taxpayers seeking prestigious real estate and warning that cities will “destroy themselves” if his administration doesn’t intervene. The homeless are living in “our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to building,” Trump told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One with him to a string of fundraisers in…

Trump administration to revoke California’s power to set stricter auto emissions standards – The Washington Post

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Juliet Eilperin Brady Dennis September 17 at 9:44 PM The Trump administration plans this week to revoke California’s long-standing right to set stricter air pollution standards for cars and light trucks, the latest step in a broad campaign to undermine Obama-era policies aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, two senior administration officials said. The move threatens to set in motion a massive legal battle between California…

Lewandowski says he’s under no obligation to speak truthfully to the media | TheHill – The Hill

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California The Hill’s Morning Report – What is Trump’s next move on Iran? Democrats headed for a subpoena showdown with White House MORE suggested Tuesday that he was under no obligation to be truthful to members of the news media after House Democrats pressed him on his past remarks on national television. House Judiciary Committee counsel Barry…

Watch live: Corey Lewandowski testimony on Mueller report – Vox.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Former Trump presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will testify about the Mueller report before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what’s sure to be a circus of a hearing. (It begins at 1 pm ET and you can watch it at this link, or right here.) Lewandowski will be pressed about an episode special counsel Robert Mueller outlined in which President Trump met with him and tried to get him…

Congress weighs response to attacks on Saudi oil facilities – CNN

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Trump to strip California of auto emissions exemption:Report – AOL

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to announce Wednesday that it will revoke California’s legal authority to set its own auto emissions standards, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The state has been in an ongoing legal fight with the Trump administration for the last year over its right to that waiver, which has major influence on the manufacturing of all cars sold in the U.S. The revocation has long been…

Trump arrives in L.A. along with presidential gridlock. Here are the streets to avoid – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

President Trump arrived Tuesday in Los Angeles, and officials are warning Angelenos to brace for rush-hour congestion. The president is slated to have several campaign fundraising events during his visit, although the engagements are private and little has been revealed about his plans. After attending a Palo Alto fundraiser around midday Tuesday, the president arrived at Los Angeles International Airport about 4:10 p.m. and will make his way to downtown…

Israel election today: Exit polls show rocky political future for PM Benjamin Netanyahu – CBS News

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

In an apparent setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exit polls showed the longtime Israeli leader falling short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies in Tuesday’s election. The results posted by Israel’s three major TV stations indicated his political future could be in doubt. The three stations all showed challenger Benny Gantz‘s centrist Blue and White party slightly ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud party. However, neither party controls…

Hard-Liners in Iran See No Drawback to Bellicose Strategy – The New York Times

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

At the same time, Western officials have concluded, Iran began to demonstrate that it can threaten global oil markets, forcing others to share its economic pain. In addition to the attacks on tankers, which American officials say Iranian forces carried out with naval mines, Iran has also seized a few ships, including a British-flagged oil tanker that was taken in an apparent retaliation for the capture of an Iranian tanker…

EPA set to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle standards – CNN

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75 – ABC News

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75. Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the 50 greatest women in the history of broadcasting. She was named a “Living Legend” by the…

Justice Department sues Edward Snowden over publication of new memoir – NBC News

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Department of Justice has sued Edward Snowden over the publication of his new memoir, arguing the book violates the nondisclosure agreements it says he signed with the CIA and National Security Agency. Snowden is a former NSA contractor who leaked secret documents about the government’s secret intelligence collection programs. “The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book without submitting it to the agencies for pre-publication review, in violation of…