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September 1: Storms - Past and Approaching

by Countable | 9.1.17

The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching
  • Harvey, of course. But also Russia—and possible ties to Russians. According to a new report, Special counsel Robert Mueller is meeting with members of the IRS’ Criminal Investigations (CI) unit as part of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. At the same time, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) is reporting that lawyers for Donald Trump have met several times with Mueller "and submitted memos arguing that the president didn’t obstruct justice by firing former FBI chief James Comey and calling into question Mr. Comey’s reliability as a potential witness."

  • Meanwhile, the State Department has ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as annex buildings in New York and Washington, D.C. The State Department said the decision was made "in the spirit of parity" for the Kremlin’s decision to expel 755 U.S. diplomats and staff from Russia last month.

What’s Worth Watching

DACA. Politicians on both sides of the aisle, and citizens on both sides of the fence, are waiting anxiously to see what the Trump administration will decide to do with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. According to multiple sources, "The White House is looking at whether the state attorneys general who are pushing for a decision on the [DACA] program would be willing to extend their deadline of September 5 for action from Trump," CNN wrote. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that the administration hadn’t yet reached a final decision, but “when it is, we will certainly inform everybody in this room.”

The President: D.C.

  • 11:00 AM EDT - President Trump speaks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan by telephone

  • 1:00 PM EDT - The President receives an update from disaster relief organizations on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Have a nice long weekend, CountaLaborers.

"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia." —Otto von Bismarck

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • CatherineCampbell
    09/01/2017
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    Remind all of the folks who are opposed to Universal Health Care because they don't want to pay to care for people that they don't know and because they feel they don't need healthcare that that is exactly what we do with emergency funds for hurricanes Etc. We all pay into the system to help everybody affected by natural disasters, and we do not all benefit from that money paid in. But we also do not resent having to pay that money in to help our fellow Americans, because one day we may be the ones who need that help. Universal Healthcare is precisely the same sort of social program. In my opinion, anyone who is opposed to Universal Health Care should refuse to accept any funds from FEMA.

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  • Azrael
    09/01/2017
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    Amazing I think if they use any Fema or healthcare money for a wall it better be a wall enema for each member of this admin because at this point they are all full of 💩and I'm personally fed up

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  • Pam
    09/01/2017
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    Do not take 1cent of FEMA money to pay for the useless border wall.

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  • Anna
    09/01/2017
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    It is important to encourage and protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president.

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  • Deirdre
    09/01/2017
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    Everyone knows that trump collided with Russia. Just impeach him already. He is destroying the very foundation that our forefathers built. He is destroying people's lives and our land. I personally do not want a wall to surround our country. He is racist and just plain disgusting. He is making a mockery of our democracy. Just impeach him

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  • Linda
    09/01/2017
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    We cannot let disaster relief bankrupt the country. Houston will never be the same. The bottom line question is should rebuilding in flood zones be funded, and should the taxpayers be responsible to fund multiple rebuilding of ill placed structures. As beautiful as Houston was, now is the time to rezone to prevent residential building in flood zones. Dangerous commercial business such as chemical, oil, gas, should also not be located in these areas without properly developed safety systems to protect against industrial accidents that endanger the health life. It's time for smart reconstruction. Sadly.

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  • Barbara
    09/03/2017
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    The issue with Comey, the Russians, and who knows what else, may be important, but no less important is Hillary's emails and what actually happened in Benghazi. Why isn't that being investigated?

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  • Susan
    09/03/2017
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    The majority of the country does not approve of the Trump administration and need I say more? We cannot afford to endure the poor leadership and immoral destruction to our country. Now is your chance to turn everything around. Stop the dirty politics and have a conscience for 2018 is nearing!

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  • 1citizen
    09/03/2017
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    It's time to get rid of the Electoral College. Americans are realizing that they aren't voting for their candidate; they're voting for electors in each state who select the winner with their vote. 538 people out of millions select the president. Most states are winner take all. So those votes that didn't go to the person who won the Electoral vote are rendered worthless. It's time to correct the system. The popular vote ( one man, one vote ) should prevail.

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  • Leslie
    09/02/2017
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    Will the Republicans finally admit to global warming and start to proactively put some plans in place to slow down the warming of our planet? Or will they continue to pander to the coal, gas and oil industries?

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