Eight Days After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico Trump Waives Jones Act

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would temporarily waive a century-old shipping law for Puerto Rico that officials there said was hindering disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria.

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Trump Says He Won’t Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump has made it clear his administration isn’t planning to allow any additional outside aid to get into Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, the president cited business interests as the reason for refusing calls from lawmakers and activists to allow international organizations and governments to…

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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email for Government Work

Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and adviser to the president, used a personal email address to communicate with a government official after her father took office, according to documents that the nonprofit American Oversight obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and shared exclusively with Newsweek. The documents show that on February 28, Trump—identifying herself…

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10th person dies in Hollywood, Fla., nursing home tragedy

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A 10th nursing home patient died Wednesday, a week after the tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills began to unfold. Martha Murray, 94, was the latest victim of the sweltering temperatures in a building that lost power after Hurricane Irma swept through the state. According to Broward Medical Examiner Dr. Craig…

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Philippines’ Duterte says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution. Paolo Duterte, 42, this month appeared before a senate inquiry to deny accusations made by an opposition lawmaker he was…

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Amazon Deletes Negative Reviews of Hillary Clinton’s New Book

Amazon can’t just sell books, it has to alter how people feel about them. Via Yahoo, we saw the London Telegraph reported that “Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton’s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.” The result? As of Thursday night, fully […]

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Dismemberment Abortions are Still Legal in Texas Until Another Court Hearing in November

Last week we reported that U.S. District Court Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas had issued a temporary restraining order blocking Texas’ Dismemberment Abortion Ban– part of Senate Bill 8–while the full lawsuit brought by the abortion industry against the State of Texas moves forward. The TRO had been scheduled to expire in 14 […]

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Police Slow to Probe N.H. Boy’s Hanging, Family Alleges

Over the past two weeks, the alleged hanging of an 8-year-old biracial boy has roiled the small, picturesque town of Claremont, New Hampshire. As a few hundred residents gathered in town for a prayer vigil organized by local clergy on Tuesday night, fresh allegations by the boy’s family further rocked this normally quiet area. In an…

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Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Would Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Members of the US Senate today introduced new legislation that would repeal Obamacare and it also defunds the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The new Graham-Cassidy Healthcare bill has been introduced by pro-life Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy along with other pro-life members of the Senate. Pro-life former presidential candidate Rick Santorum also participated in […]

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Death Toll from Mexico Quake Rises to 90

The death toll from the massive earthquake that rocked southern Mexico has risen to at least 90, with most of the fatalities occurring in Oaxaca State. The powerful 8.2-magnitude quake struck off Mexico’s far southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday, about 100 kilometers from the town of Tonala. The earthquake triggered a 1-meter-high tsunami, according…

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