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Brooks: Trump’s Puerto Rico Comments ‘Almost Pathological’

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks criticized President Trump for his comments on the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria as “a lie where you render nearly 3,000 Americans invisible,” and “almost pathological.” Brooks said, “It

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) speaks at a press conference calling for the passage of the Dream Act at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Without legislative action thousands of recipients of the Dream Act will be at risk of deportation. (Photo …

Cong. Hisp. Caucus Chair Rejects WH Hispanic Heritage Month Invitation

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) on Thursday evening declined President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House, claiming Trump has lied about Puerto Rico’s death toll after Hurricane Maria and “demonized and dehumanized the Hispanic community.”

A woman places one of the hundreds of shoes in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol, in San Juan, Friday, June 1, 2018. Puerto Rico's Institute of Statistics announced that it has sued the U.S. territory's health department and demographic registry seeking …

Media Spread Fake Hurricane Maria Death Toll, Blame Trump, Ignore Facts

Eight months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the effort to restore the island continues. The federal government has obligated $2.2 billion in federal aid, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and countless other contracted boots are still on the ground.

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Interior Department Denies Wrongdoing in Puerto Rico Reconstruction Deal

The Department of Interior is pushing back against media reports that there was any collusion between the agency and Montana-based Whitefish Energy, which has contracted with Puerto Rico to repair the island’s electronic grid taken out by Hurricane Maria last month.

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Drought Again? National Weather Service Says La Niña Likely

The National Weather Service predicts a 55 to 65 percent chance of a La Niña this winter as cooling over the tropical Pacific and colder deep ocean waters is expected to cause a drier and warmer West Coast and a wetter and colder Mid-West and East Coast.