“If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at a security conference, even as the White House announced plans to invite Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second meeting.
Against all the rules of contemporary taste, the fashion industry has asserted that once-derided styles such as fanny packs, Crocs and prairie dresses are desirable. And consumers will buy them because they’re comfortable, familiar and, occasionally, practical.
The proposal would strike language that guides officials to ignore economic impacts when determining how wildlife should be protected. Conservationists say the changes will weaken a law enacted 45 years ago to keep plants and animals in decline from going extinct.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for Monday on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation as the Veterans Affairs secretary. The rapidly scheduled vote came after revelations of a politically motivated purge of employees by the interim leadership.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a local news station that he has plenty of questions about the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee, and that it might have been an “inside job,” followed by a years-long coverup.
The person died from an infection involving Vibrio, a waterborne bacteria that eats flesh. So far this year, 23 people in the state have contracted illnesses tied to Vibrio, according to health officials, which is up slightly from last year.