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Puerto Rico Issues State Of Emergency Ahead of Dorian as Residents Begin To Panic

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced issued a state of emergency Monday as residents panic ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian. People are “going bananas” as Puerto Rico braces for the storm, a resident said, ABC Action News reported. Garced also signed an order that freezes prices, including fuel, according to Bloomberg’s Michael Deibert. Dorian could strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane ...

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Puerto Rico Senate Tries To Oust Replacement For Governor Accused Of Corruption

Two prominent Puerto Rican politicians filed lawsuits to remove the territory’s Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, who stepped up to the position from secretary of state after former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned on Aug. 2. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz are behind the suits, NBC News reported Monday. Schatz’s suit maintains that Pierluisi stop acting ...

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US Lawmaker Calls For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Amid FBI Arrests 

The chairman of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico called on the territory’s governor to step down after the FBI arrested two of his former officials on corruption charges Wednesday. “We’ve crossed that crucible now,” Democratic Rep. Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, chair of the House Natural Resource Committee, said Wednesday to The Washington Post. “The restoration of accountability is ...

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Democrats Block $13.5 Billion Disaster Relief Because It Didn’t Include Enough Money For Puerto Rico

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Senate Democrats blocked a $13.5 billion bill for disaster relief from recent floods, hurricanes and wildfires on Monday, arguing that the more than $600 million provided to Puerto Rice was not nearly enough. The disaster relief package combined aid for a variety of natural disasters the country experienced, including to southern farmers, communities in California that were devastated by wildfires ...

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FACT CHECK: Are 43 Percent Of Puerto Ricans On Food Stamps?

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz claimed on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that 43 percent of Puerto Ricans receive some sort of government nutritional assistance. “Just to give you an idea, Anderson, 1.3 million Puerto Ricans out of 3.2 million that live in the island nation in Puerto Rico are receiving some sort of nutritional assistance. So that means that ...

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Puerto Rico Passes Own ‘Green New Deal’

Puerto Rico passed legislation Monday that sets a 100 percent renewable energy goal by 2050, according to Forbes. Senate Bill 1121, also known as the “Puerto Rico Public Energy Policy Act,” was passed by 21-4 in the Puerto Rican Senate. The bill brings dramatic change to Puerto Rico‘s power grid, the most notable being the elimination of monopoly status for ...

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Liberal Hurricane Death Toll Magic: Revise Calculations Upward; Blame Trump

If Obama can take credit for the current roaring economy after 18 months into the Trump presidency, then why is he exempt from blame for the damage and deaths caused by the hurricanes during the same post-Obama interval? Or to state it differently, how can Obama take credit for the good Trump economy, but liberals still blame Trump for any ...

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Critics Blame Trump For The Hurricane Maria Death Toll And Response But The Facts Tell A Different Story

  by Will Racke The Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria is facing a fresh round of criticism The response to the disaster has largely been evaluated in terms of partisan politics “Frankly, I would fault the Puerto Rican commonwealth government significantly more than the federal response,” a source said The Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria is facing a fresh ...

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ICE arrests 271 illegal aliens during operations in Florida, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 271 aliens as part of an enforcement action targeting immigration violators and those who pose a threat to public safety. The enforcement action ran March 18 through 22. ERO officers made the arrests across the state of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Of those ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, October 19, 2017

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President Donald Trump will meet with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico to discuss ongoing recovery efforts. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the Oval Office. In the evening, the President will participate in a gala dinner for UNHCR honoring First Lady Melania Trump at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait. President ...

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FBI Investigating complaints of officials misappropriating emergency supplies in Puerto Rico

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The San Juan office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it is looking into “mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies” in Puerto Rico. “The FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies provided by the federal government for the people of Puerto Rico, by local government officials,” the FBI in San Juan posted to ...

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President Trump, First Lady Receive Briefing on Maria Relief Effort [Live Stream]

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump receive a briefing on the ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The briefing will be held at 12:05 PM EDT in a hangar on Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico. They will then tour the devastation, talk with those working in the recovery and ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will depart the White House for Joint Base Andrews, en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will arrive in San Juan and will receive a briefing on Hurricane Maria relief efforts [Live Stream]. They will then visit with individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria. Later in ...

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