Tony Capaccio, Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Ari Natter Bloomberg Published 10:41 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 The U.S. Defense Department has issued a dire report on how climate change could affect the nation’s armed forces and security, warning that rising seas could inundate coastal bases and drought-fueled wildfires could endanger inland ones. The 22-page assessment delivered to Congress on Thursday says about two-thirds of 79 mission-essential military installations in the U.S. that were reviewed are vulnerable to current or future flooding, with more than half vulnerable to current or future drought. About half also are at risk from wildfires, including the threat of mudslides and erosion from rains following the blazes. “The effects of a changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to DOD missions, operational plans and installations,” Defense Department spokeswoman Heather Babb said in an email. The report, which was mandated by Congress, … [Read more...] about Pentagon report warns bases imperiled by climate change
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Matthew Lee, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press Published 9:07 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 Washington – She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. In dramatic fashion, Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, just before she and other lawmakers were set to depart on the previously undisclosed trip to Afghanistan and Brussels. Trump belittled the trip as a “public relations event” – even though he had just made a similar warzone stop – and said it would be best if Pelosi remained in Washington to negotiate to reopen the government. “Obviously, if you would like to … [Read more...] about Shutdown reaches Day 28 as Trump, Pelosi feud
First Lady Melania Trump reportedly flew to Florida on a US military jet, hours after President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s military flight because of the government shutdown. On Thursday, Trump scrapped Pelosi’s trip to Afghanistan “in light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay.” NBC News said Melania Trump flew from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The federal government shutdown is in its 28th day. No federal workers have received paychecks since the closure started on December 22. First Lady Melania Trump reportedly chartered a military plane to Florida on the same day President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to save government money. On Thursday – the 28th day of the government shutdown – Melania Trump flew to the private resort of Mar-a-Lago, Florida, from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on an Air Force jet, NBC reported. The reported trip came … [Read more...] about Melania Trump reportedly took a military plane to Florida, hours after Trump canceled Nancy Pelosi’s flight because of the shutdown
Updated 4:43 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 An Air Force bus waits on the plaza of the Capitol after President Donald Trump used his executive power to deny military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just before she was depart to visit troops abroad, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. less An Air Force bus waits on the plaza of the Capitol after President Donald Trump used his executive power to deny military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just before she was depart to visit troops ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 An Air Force bus waits on the plaza of the Capitol after President Donald Trump used his executive power to deny military aircraft to House Speaker … [Read more...] about AP Explains: Can Trump ground Pelosi’s plane?
President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to discuss border security. Betting website Bookmaker.eu had people place wagers on how many times Trump would lie during the speech, using The Washington Post's Fact Checker as the judge. By the end of the speech, The Post's fact checkers had corrected six of Trump's statements. Because the gambling site had so many people betting that Trump would tell more than 3.5 lies, it will have to pay out $276,424, odds consultant John Lester told Buzzfeed News. People who correctly bet that President Donald Trump would tell more than 3.5 lies during his Oval Office address on Tuesday night will win part of a jackpot totaling $276,424, Buzzfeed News reports.Betting website Bookmaker.eu offered users the chance to gamble on how many lies Trump would tell during his speech. The site used The Washington Post's fact-checking live blog as the judge on the president's truthfulness.According to The … [Read more...] about People who bet on how many lies Trump would tell during Oval Office address won more than $270,000