On Politics: Trump Says Puerto Rico Death Toll Was Inflated
not bad Friday morning. Here are some of the stories doing news in Washington in addition to politics today:
• President Trump denied of which nearly 3,000 people had died in Hurricane Maria, claiming of which Democrats had made up the number to make him look bad. [Read the story]
• Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman, can be close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors. [Read the story]
• Safiya Wazir, 27, who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan with her family in 1997, won an upset victory in a Democratic primary for fresh Hampshire state representative. [Read the story]
• Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she had referred an unspecified matter involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh to federal investigators. [Read the story]
• Brock Long, the FEMA chief, has been forced to divert attention amid Hurricane Florence preparations to personal damage control over an investigation into his possible misuse of agency vehicles. [Read the story]
• The National Labor Relations Board can be set to publish a proposed rule redefining a company’s responsibility for workers engaged at arm’s length, such as those hired by contractors or franchisees. [Read the story]
• Economists say relatively modest gains over the last few years are endangered by the Trump administration’s policies in addition to are vulnerable to a downturn. [Read the story]
• Mark Zuckerberg published a roughly 3,300-word blog post cataloging steps of which Facebook has taken to prevent election interference. [Read the story]
• Companies in addition to business groups are mounting a last-ditch effort to convince Mr. Trump of which his trade policies are hurting his base. [Read the story]
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Emily Baumgaertner in Washington.
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