Photo: Police patrol the area as Hurricane Irma slams across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 6, 2017. (Alvin Baez/Reuters)
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At a bipartisan Oval Office meeting yesterday, President Trump stunned fellow Republicans by making a debt-limit deal with the Democrats. This morning, he followed up with a tweet about DACA. Conservative Republicans are furious, but House Speaker Paul Ryan says the president wanted a moment of bipartisanship with another storm approaching. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi described yesterday’s event as "a long meeting," and praised Senate minority leader, Democratic Chuck Schumer, for "speak[ing] New York to the president." Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for Politico, has more on this productive instance of bipartisanship.
After hammering Puerto Rico and devastating other Caribbean Islands, Hurricane Irma is heading northwest toward Florida. Disaster experts are watching to see if the East Coast is better prepared for a monster storm than Texas, which won't get over Harvey for decades. Every state has its own rules for protecting homes and infrastructure from natural disaster. Some have no rules at all. As the Trump Administration takes another look at federal standards, are higher building costs worth it to reduce damage and the need for reconstruction?
Sharanya Majumdar, University of Miami (@UMiamiRSMAS)
Alice Hill, Hoover Institution (@alice_c_hill)
Mark Bove, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (@MarkCBove)
Paul Kirshen, University of Massachusetts Boston
"What happened." That's not a question, but a statement… and it's the title of Hillary Clinton's new book about last year's loss of the presidential election to the unlikely Republican winner, Donald Trump. It'll be out next week and is already topping advanced best-seller lists. But elected Democrats, party officials and campaign operatives are dreading the publicity and the months-long book tour to come. That's according to Edward-Isaac Dovere, senior White House correspondent for Politico.
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Restoring public confidence in our institutions Are President Trump and allies in Congress eroding public trust in democratic government? Even a former Republican governor warns that attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller have gone too far. A constitutional scholar and a former FBI agent see real threats to both federal law enforcement and national security.
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