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Trump’s Lies Have Grown Far More Frequent—and More Dangerous

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In recent months, the steady stream became a deluge. Although Washington Post journalists and other fact-checkers have dutifully documented President Donald Trump’s now more than 5,000 misleading statements and outright lies, the American public may no longer pay much attention to the exhausting flood of misinformation. Now, a book-length study from the nonpartisan RAND Corporation warns that a growing disregard for basic facts could have dire longterm consequences for American democracy. From June through August, Trump averaged more than 15 bogus statements a day—more than triple his daily rate in 2017. Recently, he went after Google, falsely claiming the country’s biggest information search tool […]

Dissent is a slow brew on the streets at this year’s UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For a city that never shuts up, New York is pretty quiet in the first days of this year’s United Nations General Assembly — the annual circus that brings the entire world into Manhattan. From politicians to activists, they all roll in, the former rubbing elbows over expensive meals in plush hotels and embassies, the latter, at sign-making parties and marches. But with protest permits stacked up for next week — when the high-level meetings start to happen — the designated protest zone across from the United Nations was quiet on Thursday, jammed on […]

San Juan mayor: Puerto Ricans will ‘never’ forget images of Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane survivors

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Florida’s biggest environmental controversy is going to follow candidates into the general election

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MIAMI, FLORIDA — Tuesday will mark an end to a number of Florida campaigns after voters have their say at the polls. But the environmental crisis that has largely dominated the state’s primary season is set to follow candidates into the general election, whether they like it or not. “It’s a shame when our beautiful beaches have to be closed to the public due to the toxic algae crisis, but it’s a necessary step to protect people’s health,” wrote the official Twitter account for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson’s re-election campaign on Monday. “This is what happens after years of slashing critical […]

Trump says Hurricane Maria response was ‘unsung success’ despite nearly 3,000 deaths

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A recent study determined nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has accepted the findings of the report. However, that hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump from continuing to brag about the federal response to the storm. During a briefing about Hurricane Florence with FEMA administrator Brock Long on Tuesday, Trump called the response in Puerto Rico “an incredible, unsung success” and “one of the best jobs that’s ever been done.” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, an outspoken critic of the administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria, was quick to respond […]

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell lost her father to gun violence, and now she’s fighting for a better America

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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell lost her father to gun violence, and now she’s fighting for a better America The November 2018 election is coming up, and more women than ever are running for Congress. In our She’s Running series, HelloGiggles is highlighting some of the young, progressive women candidates who are reshaping the face of politics just by campaigning—and could have a hand in reshaping our future. Still need to register to vote? Do it here. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, born in Ecuador, immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with her mother and three sisters seeking the “American Dream.” Now, she’s in the running for a […]

Don’t Give Trump a Pass on Puerto Rico

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Melania Trump Is ‘Far More Relaxed’ When She’s Not with the President: Report

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump‘s every move together is the subject of ample speculation — and in a new piece by The New York Times, a source alleges that she appears more comfortable solo. “In private, a former White House official said, Mr. and Mrs. Trump give the impression that they like one another, but their rapport is not particularly warm,” the Times report, published Friday, states. “One person who has spent a considerable amount of time around her said Mrs. Trump was far more relaxed outside the presence of her husband than when he was around.” […]

Florida’s new Puerto Rican residents poised to have a big impact on midterm elections

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA — On a sweltering Sunday — the last day of early voting before Florida’s primary — a group of volunteers sat beneath a tent outside a public library in Orlando, waiting for Spanish-speaking voters to approach them with questions about the election. Latinos make up almost a quarter of Florida’s population and roughly 18 percent of the state’s electorate, and that number is growing. After Hurricane Maria left nearly 3,000 people dead and caused over $140 billion in damage to Puerto Rico in September of 2017, roughly 18,000 U.S. citizens relocated from the island to Florida, largely concentrating themselves […]

Congressional Nominee Mike Siegel to discuss Democratic Solutions for Flood Control

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Mike Siegel – Twitter KATY (Covering Katy News) – In the days before a Harris County bond election, Mike Siegel, Democratic Nominee for the Tenth Congressional District of Texas, will host a town hall meeting to discuss strategies to protect the county from flooding. Siegel’s general election opponent is incumbent Republican Rep. Michael McCaul. The gathering will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Noah’s Events, 21402 Merchant’s Way Katy, TX 77449. Siegel is calling for a national flood control strategy and massive infrastructure investments to protect the region from major flood events. “This campaign is about demonstrating […]