Day 560 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
Student organizers nationwide are planning to display life-size statues depicting a panicked student crouched under a school desk during a mass-shooting lockdown drill, part of an effort to sway voters to support candidates who back gun control. washingtonpost.com/national/you-s…
Families are apparently still being separated at the border when the government alleges gang ties. WaPo found that many times DHS will back away from those claims, sometimes within days, but it's often too late & kids can be separated indefinitely. washingtonpost.com/local/accused-…
The federal gov't plans to triple the amount of space for unaccompanied migrant children at the Tornillo immigrant detention camp so that up to 3,800 children can be held there.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas is suspected of having killed four women and abducting a fifth.
Talks between Washington & Pyongyang have sputtered, raising doubts about whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is willing to relinquish his nuclear arsenal and putting pressure on South Korean President Moon Jae-in to broker progress once again.
Avenatti argues Trump could be indicted.
"The fact that Trump is a sitting president should not derail a process that applies to all Americans, regardless of stature or station. He would still have the post-indictment relief available to all."
Analysis: If anyone knows about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, it's Paul Manafort. That may explain the prosecutors' interest in a plea deal.
Trump is planning a "Florence" tour next week so he can see affected areas but White House says they will plan trip in ways to avoid disruption to recovery efforts.
Hope he brings plenty of play-doh and paper towels.
The WH issued a "lid" for the day meaning no planned news events or presidential movements.
That means no coverage of Trump & Pence storm briefing this afternoon. No golf trip.
Trump has not appeared publicly since Wednesday.
Update: Death toll from Florence now at 11 after North Carolina officials report three more people have died in the state as a result of the tropical storm. More than 790,000 customers in the Carolinas are without power
Official #Florence death toll is 11.
Trump is either not working the phones and getting updates as pictured or trying to publicly reduce the number of fatalities.
Trump considering replacing Mattis after midterms.
Strains between Trump and Mattis are deepening: he’s weary of pushing back on his erratic boss, and the NSC thinks he’s trying to stock the Pentagon with people who supported Hillary. nytimes.com/2018/09/15/us/…
Trump doubles down, claims there’s “no way” 3,000 people died from Puerto Rico hurricane hill.cm/dg2ANe2
Ex-CIA acting Dir. John McLaughlin: "For many of us, keeping our mouths shut about what we see in our own country would be akin to not alerting our government to a threat from abroad. Failure to warn is the ultimate sin in the intelligence world."
Arkansas removed 4,353 people from its Medicaid rolls at the beginning of September for failing to meet new work requirements this month, the first hard data demonstrating the impact of a policy championed by the Trump admin.
ICE plans to deport Francis Anwana, a 48 year-old who is deaf and has cognitive disabilities, back to Nigeria. His visa was not renewed as he was being moved in foster care.
Advocates, who say deporting him would be a virtual "death sentence." on.freep.com/2CvLdJO
Lambda Legal & American Oversight filed a lawsuit seeking to compel HHS to produce docs related to Kavanaugh's work in the Bush admin, "particularly his involvement in policies that discriminated against LGBTQ children, families and relationships."
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claims earnings of at least $46,800,000 in 2017, his ethics filing shows.
The Republican finger-pointing is underway:
Hill Republicans & their establishment allies blame the Trump show. But senior WH aides fire back by pointing to all the open seats they must defend - Including that of one Paul D. Ryan
The wealthiest supporter of the GOP in Ohio, CEO Leslie Wexner, says he's no longer a member of the Republican Party, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Wexner, now an independent, adds he "won't support this nonsense in the Republican Party."
Climbing back from Trumpism will take more than just casting a single ballot, necessary as that ballot is. theatlantic.com/amp/article/56…
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Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper rebutted Trump's criticism of NFL player protests.
"These are some of the most patriotic people & best people," Tepper said. "So to say [they aren't patriotic] makes me so aggravated and angry. It's just wrong." cnbc.com/2018/09/13/tep…
WNBA champ Seattle Storm were invited to the W.H. after winning the title in 2010. But this year, they apparently haven't been invited & say they'd decline an invite if one was extended by Trump.
"At this point does it even need to be discussed?" seattletimes.com/sports/storm/t…