At a rally in New Mexico this week, Hispanic voters enthusiastically backed the president’s hard-line approach to immigration.
Trip Gabriel‘Asked about the mass shooting in El Paso when a gunman targeted Latinos, most Hispanics at a Trump rally near Albuquerque simply shrugged.’ @jennymedina captures the complex identity of NM Hispanics, many of whom look to Spain for their heritage.
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.
Trip GabrielCommerce chief Wilber Ross phoned the head of NOAA on Fri and demanded it walk back its correction of Trump. When the administrator balked, he was told top political appointees at NOAA would be fired, per 3 sources NYT cites.
The former vice president, at a climate change forum, seemed surprised by a question about Andrew Goldman, the host of one of his fund-raisers. His campaign denied Mr. Goldman was an industry executive.
Opportunity zones were created as part of the Trump tax law to lure investment to distressed areas. But much of the money is fueling real-estate developments targeting the affluent.
Trip GabrielICYMI: Eye-popping report on ‘opportunity zones’ meant to help poor nabes in 2017 tax cut: Pay no cap gains on money you invest, then pay no taxes on luxury apts and hotels you build. Who’s in? Chris Christie, Scaramucci, Kushners. nytimes.com/2019/08/31/bus… via @nytimes
Trip GabrielWhat a great quote from Mattis: "If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”
He spent years focusing on his city’s economic record but it is his record on policing, once a footnote, that is overshadowing his presidential campaign.
Trip GabrielIt is the great paradox of Buttigieg’s national candidacy: his handling of his police dept., once a footnote of his career, has overshadowed his economic record and halted his rise. My latest w Richard A. Oppel Jr. nytimes.com/2019/08/30/us/… via @nytimes
The number of heat-related deaths has more than tripled in Arizona and Nevada since 2014, new data show, raising concern about the limits of adaptation.
Trip GabrielHighs in Phoenix last summer averaged 106, three degrees hotter than second half of the 2Oth c.
Tens of thousands of premature deaths in US are expected by end of the 21st c.
‘There’s only so much our bodies can take.’
nytimes.com/2019/08/26/cli… via @nytimes
U.S. officials deported Ismail B. Ajjawi '23, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident of Tyre, Lebanon, Friday night shortly after he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport.
Trip GabrielIncoming Harvard student deported back to Lebanon after an immigration agent read social media posts by friends of his on his phone, he says, and yelled that they were critical of US policies.
President Jair Bolsonaro suggested that President Emmanuel Macron’s real motive behind the offer, made at the Group of 7 summit, was to shield France’s agriculture from Brazilian competition.
Trip GabrielThe anger and insults between Macron and Bolsonaro over the Amazon in flames -- with echoes of national sovereignty and global survival -- suggest a preview of ratcheting international conflict over climate change.