President Donald Trump will return to the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey, according to the White House.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
Christian baker Jack Phillips says he lost employees, income after not baking cakes for gay weddings
Washington Times, by Alex Swoyer Posted By: Lalo- Thu, 31 20 2017 10:20:36 GMT The Christian baker bringing his high’profile case before the Supreme Court later this year filed his opening brief with the court on Thursday, telling the justices he has lost 40 percent of his family income and most of this employees since he was forced not to sell wedding cakes to avoid violating his religious beliefs. The high court agreed to hear Jack Phillips‘ case in June after he refused to bake a wedding cake for a same’sex couple in Colorado and was ordered by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to bake wedding cakes for same’sex couples or
The Moscow Times, by Staff Posted By: Lalo- Thu, 31 35 2017 10:35:47 GMT The U.S. State Department on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and scale back activities in annexes in Washington D.C. and New York by Saturday, Sept. 2. Here are the reactions from Moscow so far: — Russia´s Foreign Ministry “The minister expressed regrets over the escalation of tensions in bilateral relations, which were not initiated by us,” it said in a statement describing a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “Moscow will closely study the new measures announced by the U.S., after which it will announce our reaction.” — Leonid Slutsky,
´Just tell ´em we love Texas´: Pence conveys message from Trump as he holds emotional tour of rubble’strewn Texas town for first close’up of Harvey´s aftermath after Trump claims he saw wrath ´first hand´
Daily Mail (UK), by Geoff Earle Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 31 16 2017 11:16:54 GMT Vice President Mike Pence toured a devastated Texas Gulf Coast town and met first’hand with victims of Hurricane Harvey – conveying a message he got from President Donald Trump by phone. ´I called the president on Air Force Two this morning. I asked him what he wanted me to tell you. And he just said tell ´em we love Texas,´ Pence told a small crowd as he viewed some of massive damage wrought by 130 mile’per’hour winds. Pence offered reassurances and prayers – and repeatedly referenced Trump, who visited Texas on Tuesday but took flack for failing to meet with
On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy under President Obama Richard Stengel argued that Hurricane Harvey is a partially man-made disaster and expressed concern with Vice President Mike Pence saying that southeast Texas would rebuild “bigger and better than ever before.” After saying that he “took issue” with Pence’s statement, Stengel continued, “Part of the problem with Harvey, like Katrina, is, these are man-made disasters in part. Because the thousands and thousands of buildings that have been built in Houston on floodplains, on 100-year floodplains over the last ten years. These are problems of public officials and unregulated expansion that has made these areas vulnerable. To me, it’s not about building bigger and better, it’s about building to a 500 or 1,000-year plan the way Amsterdam is and other cities that are threatened like this. This is a problem of public servants.” (h/t Daily Caller) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
It’s no secret that the sports media attempts to interject race, and racism, into every story. However this is a little extreme, even for them.