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Dems prep for major fight over Trump USDA science pick

Sam Clovis tageted by Dems for appt. as USDA science chiefPresident Trump’s pick to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) chief scientist is on track to face one of the rougher confirmation battles of the administration.

Democrats are girding for an all-out battle against Sam Clovis’s nomination to be USDA’s under secretary for research, education and economics, a position that would see him overseeing billions of dollars in research spending and serving as a cross-departmental science czar.

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How Washington lobbyists fought flood insurance reform

Lobbyists killed flood insurance reformThe catastrophic weather in Texas has thrown the spotlight on the federal government’s troubled flood insurance program, which is nearly $25 billion in debt after huge payouts following Katrina, Sandy and other devastating hurricanes.

But as Houston starts the long process of recovering, lobbyists in Washington have already maneuvered to slow lawmakers efforts’ to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program and protect their industries’ profits.

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Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Trump to end DACAPresident Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.

The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program.

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Warnings Issued as Hurricane Irma Strengthens

Hurricane IrmaThe newest hurricane that could threaten North America intensified Monday morning, though its future path remains uncertain.

As of 8 a.m. ET, Hurricane Irma was about 610 miles (980 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. It's packing maximum sustained winds of 120 mph (195 kph) as it headed west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).

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Harvey wreaks havoc on Houston's undocumented immigrants

Undocumented in Houston in dangerMagdalena and her family made it through Hurricane Harvey intact, but the fierce storm continues to devastate her family’s already meager finances.

Before the storm, Magdalena — who asked to only be identified by her first name because she is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador living in the U.S. illegally— and her household of seven were barely subsisting on the poverty-level wages her sister and brother-in-law bring home from their jobs at a factory and meatpacking plant.

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China says Trump's trade threat over N. Korea 'unacceptable'

China says Trump trade threat over N. Korea unacceptableChina said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to cut off trade with countries that deal with North Korea is unacceptable and unfair.

Trump had said on Twitter on Sunday the United States is considering halting trade with "any country doing business with North Korea." His remarks came after North Korea detonated a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

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Nearly 90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 10 days

90,000 Rohingya flee Mayanmar violenceNearly 90,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last 10 days, uprooted by reported rapes, murders and acts of arson by the Myanmar army.

Vivian Tan, regional spokesperson for UNHCR, told Al Jazeera on Monday that women, children and the elderly made up the bulk of the 87,000 who had crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25.

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Read The Letter Barack Obama Left Donald Trump Upon Leaving Office

Obama letter to TrumpUpon leaving office, former President Barack Obama left his successor President Donald Trump a letter that he left on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

Trump vowed to cherish what he called the “beautiful letter” during a swearing-in ceremony for several top administration appointees in January.

“It was really very nice of him to do that,” he said, adding that “we won’t even tell the press what’s in that letter.”

CNN on Sunday obtained and posted the contents of the letter, which was signed “BO.”

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Trump tweets lash out at South Korea, China after latest nuclear taunt

Trump tweets against S. Korea and ChinaPresident Donald Trump on Sunday upped pressure on South Korea and China to help contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, after his tough talk against the rogue nation failed to stop Pyongyang from another major provocation.

In a series of tweets, Trump accused South Korea of appeasement toward North Korea and warned the United States is looking at halting trade with any country doing business with the repressive regime, a threat that is almost impossible to back up given American dependence on Chinese imports.

TVNL Comment:  The tough guy tactics won't work, Donald.  You're not dealing with real estate lackeys anymore.  This is real life and someone has to stop your infantile tweeting.  We need a statesman, not a cowboy.  Geez.

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