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Team Trump threatens to veto disaster relief for Puerto Rico after January's destructive earthquakes

Team Trump threatens to veto disaster relief for Puerto Rico after January's destructive earthquakes

The steaming pile of white nationalist garbage known as Team Trump is weighing in on disaster relief for Puerto Rico after the island, still attempting to recover from the catastrophic Hurricane
Fallout Continues in Puerto Rico After Warehouse Full of Unused Relief Supplies Is Discovered

Fallout Continues in Puerto Rico After Warehouse Full of Unused Relief Supplies Is Discovered

A video showing a Puerto Rican warehouse full of unused supplies—allegedly given to aid survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane María—has set off a political firestorm on the island, currently reeling
HUD will finally release $8 billion of the $18 billion illegally withheld Puerto Rico relief funds

HUD will finally release $8 billion of the $18 billion illegally withheld Puerto Rico relief funds

The Department of Housing (HUD) is going to release more than $8 billion in emergency disaster aid funding to Puerto Rico, sources tell Politico. There's nearly $18 billion that Congress has
This Is What Puerto Rico Looks Like After 2 Devastating Earthquakes

This Is What Puerto Rico Looks Like After 2 Devastating Earthquakes

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake was the most powerful to hit the island in more than 100 years.
Seven Trump Administration America First Wins in 2019

Seven Trump Administration America First Wins in 2019

President Donald Trump's administration has spent 2019 making significant strides in accomplishing his America First agenda.
My New Year's promise to Puerto Rico. Mi promesa de Año Nuevo a Puerto Rico

My New Year's promise to Puerto Rico. Mi promesa de Año Nuevo a Puerto Rico

You don’t have to be Puerto Rican to give a damn about what is happening, right before our eyes, to Puerto Rico. I’m not Puerto Rican. Sure, I have skin in the game since my husband, some cousins, my
Data science could reshape climate change disaster response

Data science could reshape climate change disaster response

In a world where crisis is the new normal, researchers are finding transformative new ways to use data and computational methods—data science—to help planners, leaders, and first responders tackle

FEMA Advisory Board Proposes Blockchain to Speed ‘Disaster Dividend’ Payouts

The NAC argued that blockchain could improve the speed of payouts communities rely on in the wake of natural disasters.

Emergency Alerts May Pop Up On Netflix, Spotify

Legislation introduced that could changed streaming services.
Americans Are Already Moving Away From the Rising Water's Edge

Americans Are Already Moving Away From the Rising Water's Edge

The U.S. is slowly being gripped by a flooding crisis as seas rise and waterways overflow with ever more alarming frequency. An idea at the forefront for how to help Americans cope is so-called
Obesity, Fire, Water, Claim More Lives Than Mass Shootings

Obesity, Fire, Water, Claim More Lives Than Mass Shootings

Fifty-three people were reportedly killed by mass shootings in America in August while 40,000 were killed by obesity during that same month.
FEMA Officials Tasked With Restoring PR's Power Charged With Fraud, Bribery

FEMA Officials Tasked With Restoring PR's Power Charged With Fraud, Bribery

Via the Washington Post: Two FEMA officials assigned to help manage restoration efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria have been charged with fraud and bribery for trying to enrich themselves by
Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds

Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds

Remember when Trump blasted Puerto Rico’s government for their corruption and thievery, explaining that he was the best thing that ever happened to that foreign country whose president’s name he
Puerto Rico: FEMA Officials Arrested in Hurricane Relief Fraud Case

Puerto Rico: FEMA Officials Arrested in Hurricane Relief Fraud Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief
FEMA official, former contractor with 'personal relationship' charged in Puerto Rico corruption case

FEMA official, former contractor with 'personal relationship' charged in Puerto Rico corruption case

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official who oversaw the restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid following Hurricane Maria has been arrested on federal corruption charges, along with a former
FBI Arrests Former FEMA Officials for Allegedly Misusing Hurricane Maria Recovery Funds to 'Enrich Themselves'

FBI Arrests Former FEMA Officials for Allegedly Misusing Hurricane Maria Recovery Funds to 'Enrich Themselves'

The Department of Justice has arrested the person the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put in charge of Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico along with two others on charges of committing
DHS has spent nearly $120 million on office furniture as migrant kids have gone without soap

DHS has spent nearly $120 million on office furniture as migrant kids have gone without soap

As Donald Trump’s administration has swindled millions of dollars from critical projects and agencies such as FEMA to aid his mass deportation agenda, an investigation by the Daily Beast finds that
What Walmart’s “improperly avoided” taxes could have paid for

What Walmart’s “improperly avoided” taxes could have paid for

The $2.6 billion Walmart allegedly dodged in US taxes via what a tax law expert called a "fictitious" Chinese JV would cover disaster relief or the whole Secret Service budget.
IG report says FEMA failed to keep its IT systems up to acceptable standards despite warnings

IG report says FEMA failed to keep its IT systems up to acceptable standards despite warnings

As Hurricane Dorian nears the U.S. coast, an IG report said that FEMA failed to keep its IT systems up to acceptable standards for more than a decade despite multiple warnings.What did the report
Donald Trump Warns of Monster Hurricane Dorian Approaching East Coast

Donald Trump Warns of Monster Hurricane Dorian Approaching East Coast

"We expect that much of the eastern seaboard would be ultimately impacted and some of it very, very severely," Trump said