Tom Bossert

White House: Trump never declared war on North Korea

Sarah Sanders said Monday that the White House "have not declared war on North Korea,"as their foreign minister claimed this morning. Sanders added …

Politics

Trump keeps up clash with NFL, claims ratings are 'way down'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday morning that he is not backing down from his feud with the NFL, claiming the league's ratings are down in the wake of growing protests during the national anthem.<p>"Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to …

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Puerto Rico suffering humanitarian crisis after Maria, San Juan mayor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, the US commonwealth looks something like this: Most are without power and phone service, with little hope of having it restored soon. Food and medicine are dwindling, especially for those isolated by impassable roads. And rescuers …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico governor's plea: ‘We need more help’

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a Tuesday morning interview said the island needs additional help in the wake of Hurricane Maria, urging …

Caribbean

Puerto Rico mayor warns of humanitarian crisis, ‘near-death conditions’ for elderly

The mayor of Puerto Rico's largest city said Tuesday that many elderly people in San Juan's nursing homes were found in “near-death conditions” after …

Caribbean

Trump to visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been coping with gas, food, water shortages and widespread power and telecom outages<p>U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll visit …

Caribbean

Trump Still Silent on Puerto Rico Amid Worsening Catastrophe

Alarming dispatches continue to roll in from Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria last week. Almost all of the territory is still …

Caribbean

Administration officials meet to develop climate strategy

Trump administration officials huddled at the White House on Wednesday in a bid to chart a more cohesive energy and environmental policy strategy, including a game plan for communicating its position on climate change, according to three people familiar with the meeting.<p>The meeting included more …

Climate

Human-Caused Climate Change Could Doom Coastal Cities, Neil Tyson Says

The United States "might not be able to recover" from climate change if extreme weather events and flooding continue to swamp the country's largest …

Climate Change

Irma and Our Age of Standardized Disaster

As President Donald Trump headed to Florida last Thursday morning, to survey the damage from Hurricane Irma, he was asked about the five million people in the state who were still without power. He said that repairs to the electrical grid were going well, thanks to what he called “the largest …

Culture

Smug elites USE hurricane victims to push phony climate religion

The green gospel begins in DC and is carried all the way down through the political and media elites and into Hollywood.<p>Posted September 15, 2017 …

Conservative View

Trump Marveled At Historic Hurricanes — Until Someone Brought Up Climate Change

“We’ve had bigger storms than this,” the president told reporters Thursday, walking backing earlier assessments of Harvey and Irma.<p>WASHINGTON — Days after expressing amazement at the size of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, President Donald Trump on Thursday suddenly didn’t seem too impressed about …

Climate Change

The Angels of Irma

A hurricane is a monster with two orders of magnitude. It is a weapon of mass destruction--an atmospheric daisy cutter that descends on a region and …

Long-form Journalism

FEMA’s Hurricane Response Is Making Trump Look Good. Thanks, Obama.

Trump can thank his predecessor, his predecessor’s pick to run the disaster agency, and the "deep state."<p>WASHINGTON ― As President Donald Trump basks in positive assessments of his handling of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he might consider two words to help explain things: “Thanks, Obama.”<p>While he’s …

News (U.S.)

There are hundreds of companies besides Equifax tracking what you do

Consumers finding that their personal data may have been exposed in the massive Equifax cyberattack might be surprised to learn how many companies …

Cybersecurity

Trump to visit Puerto Rico to see Irma damage

President Trump will visit Puerto Rico later this month to view the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma's landfall this week.<p>Puerto Rico Gov. …

Puerto Rico

Inside the White House Hurricane Response

At precisely 12:30 on Sept. 12, more than 60 federal, state and local emergency response officials from around the country convened on a video …

Hurricane Irma

The best and the brightest in the Trump administration … and everyone else

About a month ago, I noted that the Trump officials with significant public-sector experience were doing their job way better than the Trump officials with only private-sector experience. Let’s revisit that hypothesis, shall we?<p>The administration has received cautious praise for its handling of …

Trump Administration

Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma

President Donald Trump is headed to Naples, Florida, today to meet with Hurricane Irma first responders.<p>First lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike …

Hurricane Irma

White House Adviser Says They Take the Effects of Climate Change Seriously, but Not the Causes

What a fun and not-at-all dangerous distinction!<p>Here's an honest-to-god controversial take: Climate change is a serious and dangerous issue facing the world. Now it's beyond strange that such a notion remains controversial, but we live in a strange world of very strange people. And in case you …

Climate

On Fox & Friends, climate denier argues extra carbon is ‘good’ for the planet

Days after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida, marking the first time in U.S. history that two Atlantic Category 4 hurricanes hit the country in a …

Climate Change

Trump administration doesn't want to talk about climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Last year was the Earth's warmest recorded year, the third year in a row to set a new record for global average temperatures. Rising temperatures are likely to increase the intensity and impact of major storms, scientists say, yet in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the …

Politics

Trump administration will waste billions by disregarding science in hurricane recovery

The Trump administration is consciously choosing to reject climate science in its plan to rebuild from superstorms Harvey and Irma. And that means …

Liberal View

Top Trump aide to lead climate talks at UN

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Gary Cohn, the embattled head of President Trump's National Economic Council, will host international officials for a breakfast focused on climate and environmental issues ahead of next week's United Nations General Assembly, a person familiar with his plans said.<p>The meeting, set …

Politics

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday …

Coral Gables

Stevie Wonder: Anyone who doesn’t believe in global warming ‘must be ‘blind’

Stevie Wonder struck a political note at a concert to raise money for hurricane relief late Tuesday, saying anyone who does not believe in global …

Climate Change

Hurricane Irma Winds Down, Leaving a Trail of Destruction and Broken Records

Irma finally weakened to just a big storm Monday night, 10 days after it became a hurricane and started on a destructive and powerful path that killed 40 people in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States.<p>By 6 a.m. ET Tuesday, Irma was about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta. Its top winds were …

Weather

Why Irma wasn't as catastrophic in Florida as feared

Hurricane Irma was supposed to be a monster storm, immense and record-breaking in size as it charged toward Florida packing a punch that could lay waste to a state that is home to some 20 million people.<p>But as the sun rose Monday, floodwaters in Florida quickly receded, and torn off roofs, …

Hurricane Irma

Florida Officials Fear “Humanitarian Crisis” in Irma’s Aftermath

The storm has subsided, but flooding and power shortages will grip parts of the state for weeks.<p>As Hurricane Irma swept north into Georgia, veered toward Alabama, and was downgraded into a tropical depression Monday, officials finally began to assess the scale of the destruction wreaked by one of …

Florida Keys

The White House Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Climate Change And Hurricanes

“Causality is something outside of my ability to analyze right now,” Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert said.<p>The White House has refused to draw any clear link between Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and climate change despite growing pressure from advocates and other officials.<p>“Causality is …

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