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Hurricane aftermath threatens to unleash Florida election chaos

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to issue an emergency order as early as Wednesday morning concerning early and absentee-ballot voting. | Chris O’Meara/AP Photo Elections One option for Gov. Rick Scott: Use his emergency power [...]

Breaking taboo, negative ads fly during Florida hurricane

Elections By MARC CAPUTO 10/10/2018 02:39 PM EDT Updated 10/10/2018 04:19 PM EDT 2018-10-10T04:19-0400 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> It had once been considered taboo in Florida to run negative campaign attack ads [...]

Brock Long, FEMA chief, avoids Trump Hurricane Maria death toll controversy

FEMA chief Brock Long on Sunday declined to criticize President Trump for claiming Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria had been inflated to help Democrats in a mid-term year. Mr. Long, who is steeped in the response to Hurricane [...]

After the Storm: Market Lessons for Hurricane Season

Last year’s tropical storms killed thousands of people, caused $ 280 billion in damage and left Wall Street numb as company after company warned that an aggregate $ 1 billion in profit had washed away between the flooding and the wider [...]

The Rude Pundit on Manafort, Kavanaugh, the hurricane, and Trump

Home News The Rude Pundit on Manafort, Kavanaugh, the hurricane, and Trump Lee Papa, aka “the Rude Pundit,” talks to us about the breaking Manafort plea deal and what it means for Trump, the latest sexual assault bombshell in the Brett [...]

Trump says it’s not fair to count thousands of Hurricane Maria deaths. Researchers say he’s wrong.

President Donald Trump accused unnamed Democrats of adding deaths “for any reason, like old age” to the death count. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images By MATTHEW CHOI 09/13/2018 05:31 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on [...]

First responder emails appear to undermine Trump’s narrative on Hurricane Maria

U.S Army soldiers offload bottled water from a helicopter during recovery efforts four weeks after Hurricane Maria struck on Oct. 18, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Emails [...]

Trump tries to rewrite history on Maria as Hurricane Florence approaches

From the moment Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, he has made a habit of rewriting history, challenging the public to ignore what people can plainly see with their own eyes. | Eric Thayer-Pool/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share [...]

Trump reignites hurricane feud with Puerto Rican officials

While President Donald Trump claimed that his administration did a “great job” in Puerto Rico, recovery efforts on the island are ongoing even as the scale of Hurricane Maria’s toll has only recently become clear. | Susan [...]

Trump claims his Hurricane Maria response was an ‘incredible unsung success’

President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Oval Office on Tuesday. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The president has long complained he hasn’t [...]