Tag Archives: Hurricane Maria

$300M No-Bid Puerto Rico Contract Awarded To Two-Man Company From Sec. Ryan Zinke’s Hometown

USA Today reports: A $300 million contract to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure, which was awarded to a small, two-year-old Montana company that had only two employees when Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory, has sparked calls for an investigation from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. In addition to its size and relative inexperience, the fact that ...

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San Juan Mayor Blasts The “Hater In Chief”

Talking Points Memo reports: After President Donald Trump continued his tirade against Puerto Rico Thursday morning, the mayor of San Juan shot back and said Trump’s comments sound like they were coming from “a ‘Hater in Chief,’” not the President. On Thursday morning Trump again criticized the U.S. territory’s debt and infrastructure issues. He tweeted that FEMA, the military and ...

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San Juan Mayor Doesn’t “Give A Shit” About Trump’s Attacks, 89% Of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power

USA Today reports: “I don’t give a shit.” That’s one of the first things that Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said to me, referring to her recent public exchanges with President Trump. In reference to his tweets calling her “nasty,” she went on to say, “This isn’t about me or politics. I’m not going to ...

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San Juan Mayor Hits Back At Trump With T-Shirt

Mediaite reports: The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico that President Donald Trump has been beefing with decided to make a statement against the administration by wearing a t-shirt that read “NASTY” across the front — a way of re-appropriating the insult Trump used against her. During a Spanish speaking interview with Univision, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz made a clear ...

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Trump Vows To “Wipe Out” Puerto Rican Debt [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: “We are going to work something out. We have to look at their whole debt structure,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired Tuesday night. “You know they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street. We’re gonna have to wipe that out. That’s gonna have to be — you ...

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Trump: The Fake News Is Lying, Puerto Rico Loves Me

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump told residents of Puerto Rico not to believe the “fake news” media regarding the federal response to Hurricane Maria, and said the administration is “getting great marks” for its recovery efforts. Trump has been criticized for his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico, and Democrats accused the president of paying more attention to ...

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PUERTO RICO: Furious San Juan Mayor Blasts Trump Administration’s Self-Praise For Hurricane Response

San Juan Mayor Carmen Cruz became tearful and furious during a CNN interview this morning after being told that the Trump administration is continuing to congratulate itself over the response to Hurricane Maria. Via Raw Story: After viewing a clip of acting secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke telling reporters this was “a good news story,” Cruz became increasingly furious ...

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Trump Lifts Shipping Restrictions On Puerto Rico, Feds Force Evacuees To Promise Repayment On Travel Costs

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced early Thursday that President Trump has waived the Jones Act, lifting shipping restrictions to bolster relief efforts on hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that the administration was considering lifting the law, which bans foreign-flagged ships from carrying freight between U.S. ports. But ...

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Trump Hesitates To Lift Shipping Restriction For Puerto Rico, Same Law Was Waived For Texas And Florida

The Washington Post reports: In the wake of Hurricane Maria, pretty much the entire island of Puerto Rico is dark, hot and running out of supplies — quickly. Because it’s an island, many lifesaving supplies will arrive by boat. But Puerto Rico has to wait until American boats can reach its shores with supplies because of an obscure, World War ...

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J-Lo Donates $1 Million To Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

The Associated Press reports: Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family’s native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Lopez says she’s also enlisting the ...

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PUERTO RICO: Governor Begs For More Federal Aid In Face Of Looming “Humanitarian Crisis For America”

CNN reports: A damaged dam is in danger of bursting. Most buildings are damaged or destroyed. Millions are without power, and the communication network is crippled. Puerto Rico is in a dire situation after Hurricane Maria, Governor Ricardo Rosselló told CNN in an interview on “New Day” Monday morning. “This is a game changer,” he said. “We need to prevent ...

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Pastor Bad Wig Takes Authority Over Hurricane Maria In The Name Of Jesus, Orders It Not To Hit Puerto Rico

“We see that hurricane coming to Puerto Rico. We command the hurricane to veer off course into the ocean, ricochet off into the ocean, ricochet off into the ocean, you shall not hit nor shall you destroy Puerto Rico. In the name of Jesus, we thank you Lord that you are giving us power over the elements because they have ...

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Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall ...

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Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica At Category 5, Governor Of Puerto Rico Calls For Evacuations [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Hurricane Maria left a trail of destruction as it hit the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm and then battered Guadeloupe with powerful winds early Tuesday. Forecasters warned that the storm could leave some parts of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands uninhabitable for months. NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins highlighted that Maria ...

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Hurricane Maria Strengthens To Category 4

ABC News reports: Maria was upgraded to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm this afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said, as islands including Puerto Rico brace for the impact. Maria is expected to approach Puerto Rico — which is under a hurricane warning — late Wednesday morning. Maria might make landfall on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and could ...

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Hurricane Maria Takes Aim At Battered Caribbean

CNN reports: Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. “Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane before it moves through the Leeward Islands,” according to the National Hurricane Center’s ...

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