Hurricane Laura: Donald Trump visits storm-lashed Louisiana and Texas

Donald Trump got a first-hand look on Saturday at hurricane damage to south-west Louisiana, two days after Hurricane Laura roared in off the Gulf of Mexico with winds up to 150mph, killing at least 15 people, knocking out power and causing extensive flooding and lack of running water across several towns. After arriving at Lake Charles before meeting with politicians and emergency workers and a second, scheduled stop in Orange county, Texas, Trump said: “I’m here to support the great …

House panel announces contempt proceedings against Pompeo after speech at Trump’s RNC – live

12.59pm EDT 12:59 I’m handing over to Joan E Greve in our Washington office now, so according to a tradition I’ve just invented, I’ll leave you with a brief post about Leonard Cohen. The great Canadian singer can’t object to versions of his song Hallelujah being played during Donald Trump’s acceptance of the Republican nomination at the White House on Thursday night, because he died in 2016, one day before Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. But his fans can. Charlotte Clymer …