Robert Mueller has reportedly told the White House that he intends to interview six current and former top staffers in relation to his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — As Hurricane Irma continues its trek through the Caribbean, Floridians prepare for storm’s uncertain landfall. **UPDATES BELOW** UPDATE 8 a.m. ET: The National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory has the storm located at 22.6°N 79.6°W, moving west at 12 mph, 225 miles southeast of Miami. Some of the key updates include the extension of watches and warnings by the National Hurricane Center: SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for… * Volusia/Brevard County Line southward around the Florida peninsula to Chassahowitzka * Florida Keys * Tampa Bay A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for… * North of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Flagler/Volusia County line * North of Chassahowitzka to Suwannee River A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Flagler/Volusia County Line southward around the Florida peninsula to Chassahowitzka * Florida Keys * Lake Okeechobee * Florida Bay * Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, and Matanzas * Northwestern Bahamas A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * North of the Flagler/Volusia County Line to Fernandina Beach * North and west of Chassahowitzka to Indian Pass * Cuban provinces of Holguin and Las Tunas A Tropical
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher remarked that it’s “an inconvenient truth” that climate change deniers have houses in the path of Hurricane Irma and members of the audience cheered and applauded the prospect that the deniers’ houses would be destroyed. Maher said, “This is so interesting, climate change, the deniers all have beach houses in the way…of the storm. Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, the Koch Brothers all have houses that are going to be wiped out, probably. I’m not gloating.” Maher’s audience then cheered and clapped before he stated, “It’s just an inconvenient truth.” He added, “But, you know, even though everything that scientists said was going to happen, that the waters were going to get warmer, and it’s going to soup up the storms and that Irma’s the worst storm ever and Harvey was a 500-1 shot and they’ve had three years in a row with 500-1 shots, the right-wingers are still, ‘No, we can’t blame climate change.’ Yes, I agree. My theory is this has something to do with Hillary’s emails. … Rush Limbaugh has been telling his listeners all week that Irma is a liberal hoax to promote their climate change
Republicans slammed the Friday announcement by President Donald Trump's justice department that it will not investigate the official who allegedly oversaw the IRS' secret sabotage of Americans' civic groups before the 2012 election.
Last week at a Brookings Institution forum on criminal justice reform, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) said the Confederate monuments in his state should be torn down. McAuliffe said, “Our efforts to date have started a long overdue conversation about how we view justice and how we can live up to our own American ideals. But we cannot continue that conversation without acknowledging how we got here in the first place. So, yes, let’s tear down those monuments and put them in the museums, the battlefields and the cemetery where they truly belong. But let us also tear down the insidious policies that keep inequality and racism alive in our institutions and in our attitudes. .” He continued, “The greatest monuments that we can build to our nations core values We must actually live the American legacy that we all seek to honor by ensuring that every single child in this country has an equal shot to succeed, that every single man and woman who’s made a mistake has a chance to make it right and that every American has a place to call home. That’s what we work hard to do in Virginia under my watch.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam
During a Thursday joint White House press conference with the Amir of Kuwait, President Donald Trump responded to a reporter’s question on North Korea’s nuclear program, stating that military action against North Korea “would certainly be an option,” but he “would prefer not going the route of the military.”