The incident sets back efforts to restore electricity across the island, which is struggling to recover from destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in September.
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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
The president signs a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.
The Kentuckian, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits, repeatedly blocks action on a budget plan. However, the Senate is now racing to vote before dawn.
Released from prison in 2017 after 35 years, the Puerto Rican nationalist and activist explains why he’s optimistic about the future and independence for the island.
The measure contains more money for the Pentagon, infrastructure and disaster aid—and balloons the deficit—but leaves "Dreamers" unprotected.
The agreement, which now goes to the House for a confirming vote, does not address immigration, and both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces have swung against it.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will oppose the almost-completed budget pact unless the chamber's GOP leaders promise a vote on legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants.
A leader of House conservatives predicts the group's objections to big domestic spending increases would not be enough to block the Senate's proposed budget.
“They were like death. And un-American,” he says about Democrats at the State of the Union speech. “Somebody said treasonous. Can we call that treason? Why not?”