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Trump’s Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level Yet in New NBC News/WSJ Poll – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest point of his presidency, and nearly half of voters want their vote in the 2018 midterms to be a message for more Democrats in Congress to check Trump and congressional Republicans, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty eight percent of Americans say they approve of Trump’s job performance — down five points since…

Puerto Rico’s Governor Calls for Whitefish Energy Contract to Be Canceled – New York Times

Sunday, October 29, 2017

“There can be no distraction that alters the commitment to repair the power grid as quickly as possible,” Mr. Rosselló said in a statement on Sunday. “I have given instructions to immediately proceed with the necessary coordination with the states of Florida and New York, in order for brigades and equipment to arrive on the island.” The governor said the decision to ask New York and Florida for help was…

Rain, howling winds forecast as storm is expected to hit LI – Newsday

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The steady rain has led to puddles forming on some roads, including Horseblock Road in Medford, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Photo Credit: James Carbone A “significant storm” with howling winds, torrential downpours and the possibility of power outages is expected to be in full force from about 6 to 10 p.m. on Long Island on Sunday — the fifth anniversary of superstorm Sandy. A flash flood watch is in…

300000 rally against Catalan independence as autonomy stripped – CNN

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)Hundreds of thousands of anti-independence protesters rallied in the Catalan capital of Barcelona on Sunday after Madrid took unprecedented measures to quash the region’s bid to split from Spain. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/10/27/catalonia-celebrations-lok-erin-mclaughlin.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_40’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171027100010-04-catalonia-1027-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging =…

Gowdy slams Mueller team over leaks about charges in Trump-Russia probe – Fox News

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Rep. Gowdy on Russian dossier and accusations of collusion Chairman of the House Oversight Committee joins ‘Fox News Sunday’ to discuss new revelations surrounding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the leader of the House’s top investigative committee, slammed special counsel Robert Mueller on Sunday for allowing the news media to learn that he and his legal team now have charges in their Russia investigation. “In…

Trump’s Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level Yet in New NBC News/WSJ Poll – NBCNews.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest point of his presidency, and nearly half of voters want their vote in the 2018 midterms to be a message for more Democrats in Congress to check Trump and congressional Republicans, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty eight percent of Americans say they approve of Trump’s job performance — down five points since…

Forecast: Intense Wind And Rain Sunday Night – WBUR

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Our weather today is going to go downhill especially this evening and during the overnight hours. If you’re headed to the Patriots game, expect a couple of showers —  but I’m not looking for much in the way of wind or heavy downpours. Low pressure moves up through New England Sunday Night and Monday (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits) There is an intense area of low pressure developing off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline…

Trump team’s response to Russia news: Focus on Clinton, leaks or anything else – Politico

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Mariella Frostrup (not pictured) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Oct. 15 in Cheltenham, England. | Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Caught off guard by reports of criminal charges in the Russia probe, Trump advisers sought to keep up their political attacks and divert attention from allegations of Russian collusion. By ANNIE KARNI 10/28/2017 03:29 PM EDT The White House has been anticipating…

‘Not unrealistic’ for Catalan leader to get asylum in Belgium: minister – Reuters

Sunday, October 29, 2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Granting Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont political asylum in Belgium would be “not unrealistic” if he asks for it, the Belgian migration minister said, underlining his country’s position as a contrarian voice in the Spanish standoff. The Madrid government sacked the Catalan leader and dismissed the region’s parliament on Friday, hours after it declared itself an independent nation [nL8N1N280L]. Spain’s constitutional court has also started a review of…

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee – CNN

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Mogadishu car bombs leave at least 19 dead – CNN

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Tropical Storm Philippe bringing heavy rains and flood threat as it crosses South Florida – Sun Sentinel

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tropical Storm Philippe was passing over the Florida Straits about 75 miles southwest of Key West as of 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm formed just before 5 p.m. Saturday, and soon shifted west, putting more of South Florida in the cone; a tropical storm watch was issued for coastal South Florida from Miami-Dade to the Upper Keys on Saturday. Heavy rains across parts of South…

Trump Unworried About What Former Aides Will Tell Mueller, Lawyer Says – New York Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

“He likes and respects Mr. Manafort and appreciates the work he did for him during the three months he was with the campaign. He likes General Flynn personally, but understands that they have their own path with the special counsel,” Mr. Cobb said. “I think he would be sad for them, as a friend and a former colleague, if the process results in punishment or indictments. But to the extent…

At World Series, a racist taunt fuels a stunning episode of civility – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Yuli Gurriel rounds the bases ater homering off Yu Darvish in Game 3. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press) HOUSTON — Shocking acts of civility, common sense, accountability and generosity have broken out at the World Series. Please, someone put a stop to this before it spreads. On Saturday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros without pay for five games at the beginning of next season for making…

‘White Lives Matter’ organizers cancel second rally after taunts from counterprotesters – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Crowds of protesters began gathering at 8 a.m. on a cold, cloudy Saturday. They’d come to see Nazis. But, two hours later, there were still none. Around 10:30 a.m., one of the organizers of the counterprotest grabbed a microphone and began taunting the handful of rallygoers who had just shown up across the street. “Some master race,” he snickered. “Can’t even show up on time.” Local residents…

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons – New York Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has campaigned for a military buildup against the threat from the North, and Japan sits on a stockpile of nuclear material that could power an arsenal of 6,000 weapons. Last Sunday, he won a commanding majority in parliamentary elections, fueling his hopes of revising the nation’s pacifist Constitution. This brutal calculus over how to respond to North Korea is taking place in a region where several…

Tropical Storm Selma Hits El Salvador; Philippe Eyes Florida – Bloomberg

Saturday, October 28, 2017

San Salvador, El Salvador (AP) — Tropical Storm Selma made landfall on El Salvador’s coast Saturday with heavy rains and dangerous ocean swells, while Tropical Storm Philippe formed in the Caribbean and was expected to dump heavy rains across South Florida and the Keys after soaking Cuba. The National Hurricane Center said late Saturday that Selma had largely dissipated over land, but authorities in El Salvador reported mudslides, toppled trees…

Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe – Politico

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Attorneys close to the case said they were discussing whether the indictment in the investigation by special counsel Robert was for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn or former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The president’s lawyers and political aides are bracing for the first charges just five months into the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 10/28/2017 12:31 PM EDT President…

Dem governors push back against GOP tax reform plan – The Hill

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Democratic governors of New York and California staked their opposition to the GOP’s tax reform plan on Friday, saying the plan would lead to major tax increases for residents in their states. In a joint conference call with reporters, Govs. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) and Jerry Brown (Calif.) accused the Trump administration of using the tax code to punish blue states that supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal: Trump-tied data firm reaching out…

Catalan leaders removed, Spain asserts control over breakaway region – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

BARCELONA — Spain on Saturday began to assert control over Catalonia, sacking the region’s president, his ministers, diplomats, police chiefs and transferring all authority to the central government in Madrid. But it was an open question who was really in charge of the breakaway “Republic of Catalonia” in the hours after a divided Catalan parliament declared independence. Catalonia’s secessionist president did not appear in public, but issued a prerecorded call for…