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Tom Toles of The Washington Post perfectly captured the absurdity of the latest episode of Sharpie-Gate. And then the continuing saga took another predictable and worrisome turn yesterday when The New York Times broke the story (which was later confirmed by several other media outlets) that White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney had personally called Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and told him to get the weather service to retract their tweet that corrected the storm track misinformation put out by the President. And the President claimed in an impromptu briefing with the press that he knew nothing about it. Sure. Stay tuned. Who knows what insanity tomorrow will bring. And for another hilarious take on the NOAA saga, here is another Stephen Colbert gem. Laugh until you cry. I (Monica) did.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer Across the nation, 15 million residences are at high risk of flooding within the next 30 years, and most homeowners and renters aren’t aware of this risk. Only about half of states require any kind of disclosure when it comes to flood risk and those that do offer information […]
Hurricane Delta provided a knockout second punch to the Southwest Louisiana coastline, coming ashore within 20 miles of Hurricane Laura’s path, leaving more than 200,000 customers still without power late yesterday (at its peak the number was 700,000).
Why This Matters: Delta was the 25th named storm, the 10th to make landfall in the U.S. this year, and storm season is winding down but it is not over.
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