Bernie Sanders told “60 Minutes” that it would be “unfair” to say “everything is bad” about Cuba’s Communist revolution.
Patricia MazzeiMr. Sanders and his advisers “don’t understand the tentacles of what they’re doing.”
Patricia MazzeiFlorida operatives said they were inundated with phone calls and text messages from elected officials, candidates and activists worried that down-ballot candidates could suffer. Some wondered privately if they should disavow Mr. Sanders now.
Patricia Mazzei“He’s basically saying to Cuban-Americans, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, ‘Your pain is not a big deal,’” said Mike Hernández, a Democratic consultant and Cuban-American who said he would not vote for Mr. Sanders if he were the nominee: “I’ll write someone in.”
Homeowners and cities say they’re getting pennies on the dollar. Some insurers have gone out of business. Lawsuits and claims of fraud — on both sides — are flying.
Patricia MazzeiTwo dozen cities don’t have emergency alert sirens, even as hundreds of earthquakes have rattled Puerto Rico for weeks. The sirens were destroyed during Hurricane Maria, and insurers still haven’t paid claims that would allow the cities to install new ones
The governor dismissed three members of her cabinet, but some Puerto Ricans still took to the streets in protest.
Patricia Mazzei@AlejandraRosaM The man looked straight into his camera and promised that the footage to come would be outrageous. “Share what you’re about to see,” he urged his viewers. Cases of bottled water. Pallets of new diapers. Boxes of wrapped portable stoves.
Patricia MazzeiUnused emergency aid sat gathering dust in a government warehouse in Ponce, P.R., as thousands of people prepared to spend their third week sleeping outside to stay safe as a swarm of earthquakes continued to assail the island. w/@AlejandraRosaM
“Once again, the federal government hasn’t showed up the way they should,” the New York governor said.
Patricia MazzeiPuerto Rico has become a recurring cudgel for Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York in his attacks on President Trump, which have included criticism over federal immigration policy and the president’s failure to disclose his tax returns. via @luisferre
More than two dozen states are expected to debate issues like whether college athletes can cut endorsement deals or hire agents. The N.C.A.A. says a patchwork of rules could jeopardize competition.
Patricia Mazzei"In other places, though, like Florida, bipartisan coalitions have encouraged supporters of expanded student-athlete compensation." On this first day of the Florida legislative session, here's @alanblinder on the push to expand college athletes' rights
A 5.9-magnitude aftershock came on the 15th day since tremors large and small began terrorizing southern Puerto Rico.
Patricia MazzeiAn aftershock on the 15th day since tremors began terrorizing Puerto Rico stunned the island just as signs of life had started to return. Now there were more power outages, more cracked buildings, more feelings of dread that the worst was not yet over.
Patricia MazzeiIt has not stopped trembling in Puerto Rico. USGS just registered two tremors, of 4.5 and 4.6 magnitude, 14 minutes apart tonight. Reupping this story about the endless feeling of dread in the southwest is the island
The lines and poles rebuilt after Hurricane Maria held up, but some power plants did not, leading to another worrying blackout.
Patricia MazzeiPuerto Rico’s power system faced the opposite problem in the earthquake than the storm: The lines and poles held up, but some of the power plants did not, revealing another urgent need for the bankrupt power authority, @ivanlpenn@FrancesRobles
Patricia MazzeiThe deaths prompted fears that the southern part of the island — where thousands of people are in the dark and on the street — could face serious health problems in the wake of the disaster, as occurred in the months after Hurricane Maria, w/@FrancesRobles
Patricia MazzeiGUÁNICA, P.R. -- It was the third interminable night living on the edge of a road in their wrecked Puerto Rico town.
"This is the longest part," Ana Ayala said.
Our dispatch from a street encampment in Puerto Rico's earthquake zone, w/@erikaprodriguez
Thousands of Puerto Ricans slept outside, fearing new tremors, after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island Tuesday.
Patricia MazzeiIn Puerto Rico, where 70% of structures were constructed before quake-resistant building codes were enacted, many fear that children may be enrolled in unsafe schools or that fissures in homes could expand and lead to collapse, w/@edmyayala@FrancesRobles
President Trump, who has been gripped by anxiety about evangelical voters abandoning him, took wide swipes at Democratic rivals one day after the strike on a top Iranian leader.
Patricia MazzeiPresident Trump rallied his evangelical Christian base of supporters on Friday, portraying himself as the restorer of faith in the public square and claiming that God is “on our side.” Via @jennymedina@maggieNYT
“I’m not excited to talk about this,” one Republican said, echoing the sentiment of others when it comes to the House impeachment vote.
Patricia MazzeiKathryn Whitaker’s supporting impeachment makes sense: She’s a Democrat and a State Senate candidate. But her position is complicated by the most intimate relationship in her life: Her husband’s a Republican who thinks impeachment is “a huge waste of time”
Students from Saudi Arabia have been grounded in the wake of a shooting at a Pensacola Navy base that left three people dead.
Patricia MazzeiThe Navy has grounded Saudi military trainees in Florida, suspending their flight instruction indefinitely in the wake of a shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force, w/ @EricSchmittNYT
Patricia MazzeiNEW, with @EricSchmittNYT: The Pentagon has suspended operational training for ALL Saudi military students in the U.S. - not just Florida - indefinitely halting flight instruction, firing range training and all other operations outside the classroom
The sailors who were fatally shot on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola had only recently arrived to train in naval aviation, grieving relatives said.
Patricia MazzeiThree young men, one of them not yet 20, recently arrived in the Florida Panhandle, fresh-faced and eager to pursue their dreams at the cradle of American naval aviation.
Patricia Mazzei“He hollered back for people to get out, to run, and he tackled him,” Sheila Watson, Ensign Kaleb Watson’s mother, said in an interview, her voice wavering with emotion. “He was fighting with him, trying to unarm him, and he was shooting my baby.”
Miscalculations, and an unexpected victory by President Trump, have put abortion access at its most vulnerable point in decades, and the left on the defensive. Now it is trying to recover.
Patricia MazzeiThe shift in the abortion wars has been attributed to the right’s well-executed game plan. Less attention has been paid to the left’s role in its loss of power: “We were screaming at the top of our lungs, everything is not fine” via @elizabethjdias@llerer