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‘You’re a prop in the back’: Advisers struggle to obey Trump’s Kafkaesque rules – The Washington Post

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Then-national security adviser John Bolton listens as President Trump meets with the prime minister of Hungary in the Oval Office on May 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Ashley Parker Philip Rucker September 11 at 6:04 PM In President Trump’s renegade orbit, there are unspoken rules he expects his advisers to follow. He tolerates a modicum of dissent, so long as it remains private; expects advisers to fall in line and…

Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes – CNN

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump – The New York Times

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dr. Jacobs objected to the demand and was told that the political appointees at NOAA would be fired if the situation was not fixed, according to the three individuals, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the episode. The political staff at an agency typically includes a handful of top officials, such as Dr. Jacobs, and their aides. They are appointed to their jobs by the administration…

T. Boone Pickens, Iconic Oil Tycoon, Dead At 91 – NPR

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

T. Boon Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Larry W. Smith/Getty Images T. Boon Pickens founded the company that became Mesa Petroleum and later began a hedge fund focused on energy investments. He died Wednesday at age 91. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images Updated at…

‘Mr. Tough Guy': Trump delivers vicious takedown of Bolton – POLITICO

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President Donald Trump. | Alex Wong/Getty Images White House By QUINT FORGEY 09/11/2019 02:22 PM EDT Updated 09/11/2019 02:48 PM EDT 2019-09-11T02:48-0400 President Donald Trump on Wednesday savaged former national security adviser John Bolton one day after unceremoniously dismissing him via Twitter — blasting his hawkish ex-aide’s hard-charging brand of diplomacy and partly blaming him for launching the Iraq War. In a winding assessment of his tenure atop the White…

Mourners use reading of 9/11 victims’ names to criticize Rep. Omar and decry gun violence – CNBC

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

At least two 9/11 mourners reading the names of the victims at the annual memorial ceremony flipped the solemn moment into a dramatic political stage in New York on Wednesday. One decried gun violence and another mocked Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Nicholas Haros Jr. of New Jersey, who lost his mother, Francis Haros, in the World Trade Center attack, took the stage wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “Some people did…

At least 5 people are hospitalized after a workplace stabbing in Tallahassee, Florida – CNN

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Trump takes credit for GOP’s North Carolina win, tweets photo suggesting a third term for himself – The Washington Post

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President Trump addresses reporters as he departs the White House on Sept. 9 before a political rally in North Carolina. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Allyson Chiu September 11 at 6:52 AM After hosting a rally in North Carolina with Vice President Pence earlier this week and then blasting out endorsements for two GOP candidates running in special elections there, President Trump closely tracked the returns on Tuesday night. When it…

Trump slams ‘phony’ poll showing him trailing several 2020 Democrats – POLITICO

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“This is a phony suppression poll, meant to build up their Democrat partners,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday about the new Washington Post/ABC News poll showing him losing to five Democratic presidential hopefuls. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House By QUINT FORGEY 09/11/2019 09:33 AM EDT Updated 09/11/2019 09:55 AM EDT 2019-09-11T09:55-0400 President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed a new survey showing him trailing several of his…

Tucker hails firing of John Bolton: He was ‘fundamentally a man of the left’ – Fox News

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Video Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton. Tucker Carlson hailed the firing Tuesday of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, calling him a “man of the left” whose exit should be celebrated by young service members. “It is great news for America. Especially for the large number of young people who would have been killed in pointless wars if Bolton had…

US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves – CNBC

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The anniversary ceremonies center on remembering the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked planes rammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001. All those victims’ names are read aloud at the ground zero ceremony, where moments of silence and tolling bells mark the moments when the aircraft crashed and the trade center’s twin towers fell. But there has been growing awareness in…

Dan Bishop wins North Carolina election after Trump and Pence visits – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CLOSE Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. (Sept. 11) AP, AP Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won the special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the GOP’s grasp on the traditionally conservative seat.   President Donald Trump had won the Republican-leaning district by…

California governor signs bills limiting vaccine exemptions – CNN

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Warren On The Rise, Americans Lukewarm On Democrats And Trump, Poll Finds – NPR

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last month. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last month. Mario Tama/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren is on the rise among Democratic voters, but she and other Democrats are less popular with the overall electorate,…

John Bolton’s turbulent tenure comes to a Trumpian end – The Washington Post

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Karen DeYoung Josh Dawsey John Hudson September 10 at 8:41 PM Over a turbulent 17 months, President Trump and national security adviser John Bolton had disagreed on a variety of issues, from North Korea to Venezuela to Iran. But Trump finally decided to remove his top security aide on Tuesday after a heated discussion in the Oval Office, following accusations by other officials in the administration that Bolton had leaked…

John Bolton Is Fired. Or Did He Resign? – The New York Times

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Why John Bolton had to leave and what to expect next – CNN

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy – The New York Times

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

But the bill’s passage, which codifies and extends a 2018 California Supreme Court ruling, threatens gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft. The ride-hailing firms — along with app-based services that offer food delivery, home repairs and dog-walking services — have built their businesses on inexpensive, independent labor. Uber and Lyft, which have hundreds of thousands of drivers in California, have said contract work provides people with flexibility. They have…

Republican Dan Bishop Wins North Carolina Special Congressional Election – NPR

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dan Bishop, center, smiles as he gets up from the table after looking at election results with supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Monroe, N.C. September 10, 2019 in Monroe, N.C. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brian Blanco/Getty Images Dan Bishop, center, smiles as he gets up from the table after looking at election results with supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Monroe, N.C….

Trump officials look to fix California homeless problem, state officials say back off – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CLOSE Despite efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles, new numbers show the issue there has hit a new high. Video provided by Newsy Newslook SAN FRANCISCO — Trump administration officials confirmed Tuesday they are on the ground in California looking at ways to intervene in the state’s mounting homelessness issue, which President Donald Trump has criticized as “disgusting” and a “disgrace to our country.” But many elected officials and…