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Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States’ “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it was a … well … unique experience. Below are his full comments, along with our annotations of the most important parts. To see…

The Health 202: Moderates would have to swallow deep Medicaid cuts for GOP health-care push to succeed – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

THE PROGNOSIS Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is mustering some strong support among his fellow Republicans for his health-care bill. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) If you’re a conservative Republican who believes in empowering states instead of the federal government, voting for the latest Obamacare overhaul bill absolutely makes sense. But if you’re a moderate Republican who has fretted all along about cutting health-care benefits, it absolutely doesn’t. Just like the health-care bill the Senate rejected in July, the plan that…

Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

He said the island’s immediate priority was to rescue people who were trapped and provide medical care to the injured. “I am honestly not preoccupied with physical damage at this time, because it is devastating … indeed, mind boggling,” Mr. Skerrit said. He said that he expected the island’s airports and seaports to be inoperable for a few days. And he asked “friendly nations and organizations” to provide a helicopter…

CNN says Manafort was wiretapped. Does that vindicate Trump’s Obama-spied-on-me claims? – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Trump listens to a question during a meeting Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations. (Evan Vucci/AP) At some point on Tuesday, President Trump and/or the White House will likely claim vindication — vindication of Trump’s tweets that President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election. CNN reported Monday night that the government wiretapped Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, both before and after the…

Hurricane Maria cripples Dominica as it churns toward Puerto Rico – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Trump joins the UN club he once derided – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

But the bill faces substantial challenges, both political and procedural. Here are three reasons the effort may not succeed — and one very important reason it might. 1) Rand Paul is a hard no, which makes the math difficult. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has been making a big point of how he dislikes this bill and won’t vote for it. He said so in a series of tweets on…

The Daily 202: Mueller tightening the screws on Manafort – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: Could there be tapes after all? Two stories that popped overnight suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is aggressively pursuing Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign. – CNN reports that “U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election”: “The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when…

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role – Reuters

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Aug. 25 sparked a military response that has…

Dominica PM: Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ island – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Paul Manafort was wiretapped by feds, CBS News confirms – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped under a foreign intelligence warrant in connection with U.S. concerns that he was communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the American election, a former U.S. official familiar with the intelligence confirms to CBS News’ Andres Triay. The warrants were issued before Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to take over the investigation from the FBI. According to CNN, which…

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Trump to lay out vision of US role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday will present a vision of U.S. engagement with the world in a maiden address to the United Nations that aides said will be consistent with the nation’s “values and traditions” but will not focus on advancing democracy abroad. This dichotomy of a U.S. leader pledging to shape global conditions to ensure America’s prosperity and security without explicitly promoting its way of life is…

Myanmar Draws Scorn for Rohingya Crisis, but Few Urge Sanctions – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With regional powers vying to gain influence in Myanmar, China’s government sees potential benefit in backing Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, while she faces international criticism, said Yun Sun, a scholar at the Stimson Center in Washington. “This is basically an opportunity for China and a vulnerability of Aung San Suu Kyi,” she said. “The Chinese government says the Rohingya issue doesn’t…

Hurricane Maria grows into a Category 5 storm and makes landfall in the storm-battered Caribbean – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria, a dangerous Category 5 storm, reached the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean on Monday night with sustained winds of 160 mph, forecasters said. It was expected to deliver destructive waves, a storm surge of up to 9 feet, flooding and mudslides along a path that the National Hurricane Center said includes Guadeloupe, the Leeward Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The storm was moving…

Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“I think the odds have improved,” said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Republican leadership. “I just told Bill Cassidy he’s kind of the grave robber. This thing was six feet under, and I think he’s revived it.” It is still too early for Republican leaders to celebrate. Mr. McCain said he would pay attention to the views of his governor, but he also insisted that…

Trump Soft-Soaps the UN Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . . – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“It appears that he left out the anti-U. N. rhetoric he was so fond of during the campaign and instead recognized the potential of the U.N. to be involved in solving global crises and with an important role to play,” said Rachel Stohl, a scholar at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan research organization. By Tuesday, she said, “I would expect him to play to his base a bit and call…

Call about suspicious man was made by Georgia Tech student killed by police, investigators say – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The call that led Georgia Tech campus police to respond to a man reportedly wielding a knife was made by the student who was later shot and killed by officers,  police investigators said Monday night. That student, Scout Schultz, left three suicide notes behind in a dormitory room, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The developments added further layers of complexity to the death of Schultz, a 21-year-old who led…