Puerto Rico Will Hold Statehood Referendum

The United States territory of Puerto Rico will hold a nonbinding referendum on statehood in November. Governor Wanda Vazquez said the vote will ask a simple question: “Should Puerto Rico be immediately admitted as a US state?” http://www.yahoo.com/… In 2017, the last time the island voted on the question 97% approved of statehood but opponents boycotted…

Trump spokesperson refers to Puerto Rico as 'that country'

Apparently, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley is taking his cue from Donald Trump, who sure seems to think Puerto Ricans are a bunch of ungrateful foreigners with their hands out (i.e., not U.S. citizens). Discussing Trump lashing out at Puerto Ricans and complaining they’ve received too much money, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley twice refers…

Report: Trump needs big, colorful pictures to pay attention to hurricane

Deep within a Thursday Washington Post story about Donald Trump’s hog feces lagoon of a tweet on Hurricane Maria we find this revealing gem: Trump’s aides said they have tried to focus the president’s attention on Florence, noting that he has been engaged in daily disaster briefings and called governors, senators and other officials representing North…