President Donald Trump is denying any suggestion he or his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tried to get federal government forecasters to disavow their work on the projected path of Hurricane Dorian, calling it a hoax and fake news.
President Donald Trump is denying any suggestion he or his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tried to get federal government forecasters to disavow their work, calling it a hoax and fake news.
The forecasts showed there was a miniscule chance Hurricane Dorian would impact Alabama.
A U.S. House panel on Wednesday opened an investigation into U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' potential role in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to rebuke an Alabama weather service office for dismissing a warning on Twitter from President Donald Trump about Hurricane Dorian.
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, the Democrat who chairs the Science, Space and Technology Committee, said in a letter Wednesday to Ross that in an apparent effort to back Trump's "incorrect tweet ... Commerce officials may have taken a number of steps to pressurize NOAA into supporting the president's assertions." Trump wrote on Twitter on Sept.
1 that "in addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated" by Dorian, then one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever.
The NWS Birmingham office responded on Twitter 20 minutes later writing: "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.
We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama.
The system will remain too far east." After days of controversy, NOAA -- which is part of the Commerce Department -- on Friday released an unsigned statement Friday that suggested the Birmingham tweet "spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time."
Trump was suddenly escorted out of the White House briefing on Monday afternoon. Secret Service agents removed him as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing, reports Newser. The president returned minutes later saying there had been a shooting outside the White House. He then went on to say that the situation was "under control." The shots were fired by law enforcement and Trump believes the individual who was shot was armed.
Donald Trump was abruptly evacuated from the White House briefing room by security on Monday. This happened after shots were apparently fired outside the building, reports CNN. Trump returned to the briefing room minutes later, confirming a shooting. "There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work.
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly interrupted by the Secret Service moments after his coronavirus news conference began, to later come back to the podium to say there had been a shooting outside the White House fence. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly whisked out of the White House briefing room on Monday after reports of a shooting outside the White House. Trump later returned to the podium and said he did not know if it was a threat towards him.
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney dropped as much as $550,000 in stocks. He did it on the same day Trump assured the public the economy was “doing fantastically” during the coronavirus outbreak. According to Business Insider, Trump said the “consumer in the United State is unbelievably strong.” Paperwork submitted by Mulvaney showed he unloaded his holdings in three different mutual funds.
As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11 states, there's a shortage of intensive care unit doctors to take care of non-COVID-19 patients, too. This week's update shows that Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all could face a shortage of intensivists.
[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
[NFA] A caisson bore the body of the lawmaker and civil rights icon who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 and was met with a bloody police crackdown that drew national awareness to the fight for voting rights. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
UPI reports US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has been hospitalized. At 82 years old, Ross is the oldest member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet. A Commerce Department representative said Ross's hospitalization was for an issue not related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ross was hospitalized for 'minor, non-coronavirus related issues' but is said to be doing well and expects to be released shortly.
President Donald Trump has made the media rounds with his major line of attack against Democratic opponent Joe Biden: Biden is mentally unfit for the job. After all, Trump can't attack Biden for being white. Or for being a male. Or for being in his seventies. Nevertheless, CNN reports Trump's strategy may backfire when push comes to shove on the debate stage.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday dug into Democrats for wanting "Uncle Sam" to pay unemployed Americans more than they'd normally make amid the coronavirus crisis, while Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer hit back, saying such a comment is "demeaning" to hard-working citizens.
[NFA] For the first time in 25 years a Democratic presidential candidate is running TV ads specifically targeting Texas, and Democrats say even a small investment in the Lone Star state could boost down-ballot contests and force Republicans to shift resources from other battlegrounds. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
[NFA] After U.S. counterintelligence said Russia was actively working to undermine Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said China was trying to actively interfere as well. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
U.S. Representative Roger Marshall won the Kansas Republican primary for the Senate on Tuesday, defeating anti-immigration firebrand Kris Kobach with the help of the party establishment, which feared Kobach would hurt Republican chances in the fall. Ryan Brooks reports.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday asked for the US Elections to be delayed. "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" Trump said. The date of the presidential election — the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year — is enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change, including agreement from the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. One Republican governor, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, quickly shot down Trump's idea: “Make no mistake: the election will happen in New Hampshire on November 3rd. End of story. Our voting system in NH is secure, safe, and reliable. We have done it right 100% of the time for 100 years – this year will be no different."
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday defended himself in front of a Democratic-led House of Representative committee, denying accusations that he abused his power to help President Donald Trump's associates.
U.S. President Donald Trump promised reporters Wednesday during a press conference at the end of his stay in New York that he would release more transcripts of more calls. He then accused the press of..