Firebrand Roy Moore Wins Alabama Runoff
Roy Moore, former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, beat incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a Senate GOP runoff election in Alabama on Tuesday. President Trump had backed Mr. Strange, while former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon backed Moore. Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones in the December special election. Read the story from The AP.
‘Obamacare’ Survives — Again
Short of the votes needed to pass the latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress conceded the defeat of the Graham-Cassidy bill on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “We haven't given up on changing the American health care system,” but for now, Republicans will focus their attention on overhauling the nation’s tax code. Read the story from The AP.
Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico
Days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, many of the more than 3.4 million U.S. citizens in the territory are still without power, clean water, and adequate food. President Trump pointed out problems Puerto Rico faces in a series of tweets on Monday night, and on Tuesday he announced that he plans to visit Puerto Rico next week. Read the story from The AP.
Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble..— TheRealDonaldTrump (@RealDonad_Trump) September 26, 2017
...It's old electrical grid, which was in terrible shape, was devastated. Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars....— TheRealDonaldTrump (@RealDonad_Trump) September 26, 2017
Equifax Chief Steps Down After Massive Data Breach
Weeks after announcing that hackers had accessed highly sensitive personal information about 143 million Americans, the credit reporting agency said on Tuesday that Chairman and CEO Richard Smith is retiring. Read the story from NPR.