North Korea ...
US wants the UNSC to vote next Monday to impose “the strongest possible” sanctions on North Korea due to its 6th nuke test - H-Bomb.
South Korea's top security officials lean towards military measures vs dialogue w/ North Korea-increases pressure on Moon to change course.
Note "planning" for possibility of mass evacuation - not bring 60,000 citizens home. But still , something to note.
China talks a good game , but at the end of the day , China continues to enable NK.
If off today , UNSC meeting will be televised at 10:30am..
Would be pretty wild to launch an ICBM so too, but I guess we shall see..
Trump & Moon set to discuss North Korea over the phone shortly
Chinese state media #NorthKorea
ICYMI: The August 29th IRBM launch wasn't a surprise. If they test an ICBM into the Pacific in the next hours, it won't be a surprise.
All testing will come to an end until the solid fuel ICBMs, 2nd generation SLBM, and canisterized ICBMs/IRBMs are ready for testing.
The South Korean government is *not* requesting the deployment of US tactical nuclear weapons. (Contra a few reports in last 24 hours.)
South Korea to deploy four more THAAD launchers
US & SK to deploy aircraft carriers & bombers near North Korea - CNN
AP fires back at Trump's EPA: We stand by our on-site reporting on flooded toxic waste zones http://hill.cm/osAvH7g
Bush Commerce chief: If Trump ends protections for "Dreamers," it will be a "permanent blemish" on US http://hill.cm/OhCLXEH
NEW: Rising gas prices after Harvey may deal economic blow to Trump http://hill.cm/iP0Woxx
Arkema officials giving update on chemical plant fire and lifted evacuations in Crosby #KHOU11
Ex-CIA chief: Trump has made "imprecise" statements on North Korea that "could lead to great danger" http://hill.cm/RbF0reo
Most Dems remaining silent on support for Sanders' single-payer bill http://hill.cm/W3UldmP
Russia: US shutting down diplomatic compounds is "state hooliganism" http://hill.cm/FTNggRt
Trump to end protections for Dreamers, with six-month delay: report http://hill.cm/hcU91Qq
Mexican aid for hurricane victims set to arrive in Texas http://hill.cm/xxaNP3L
President Trump's decision to end DACA, with a 6-month delay, is likely to shore up his base http://politi.co/2vYPWv2
How do you relocate a town? Louisiana residents chased inland by rising waters, flood insurance prices http://politi.co/2gxFbuh
Water began to flood parts of W Houston last Monday. Homes S of I-10, W of Gessner , N of Briar Forest & E of Reservoirs were impacted.
80% of Texans don't have flood insurance; governor says state will need federal relief in excess of $125 billion. http://abcn.ws/2eyy8R8
Death toll attributed to Harvey , just for Texas , reaches 60....
Convoy of trucks deliver food, supplies from Boston http://on.khou.com/2vEvsfZ
Only one road open in and out of Vidor http://on.khou.com/2wwLPtC
Texas Army National Guard dropping life-saving supplies to communities still surrounded by water: http://on.khou.com/2x41Hpb
Neighbors adopt neighbors who don't have flood insurance http://on.khou.com/2x3OzQH
Woman kayaks more than 30 people to her home http://on.khou.com/2gCZry7
River and bayou levels are slowly receding. More details here: http://on.khou.com/2x3C4Vh
Ryan on hurricane victims: The House will be with them every step of the way..this package is our first step of keeping that promise.
No spending offsets called for in initial emergency spending bill to help with Hurricane Harvey
Initial spending bill to cover Harvey is an emergency suppkemental spending bill. 12 annual spending bills fund the gov't. This is a 13th
Text of initial emergency spending bill does NOT include language dealing with raising the debt ceiling
Initial emergency spending bill for Harvey is just several billion. Expect additional emergency spending bills 4 Harvey above $100b or more
None of the funds in inital Harvey are subject to sequestration or other budget caps because the spending will be deemed an emergency.
Get ready Florida....
Keep an eye if you live of the East Coast...
Hurricane Irma Satellite Image...
Some ensemble members have been kinda doing a Hurricane Donna thing with #Irma: hard N. turn + brings storm up coast. So, not unprecedented.
#HurricaneIrma ensemble models for 5 AM… https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-irma …
Here are the 5 am AST Sep. 4 Key Messages for Hurricane #Irma: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/news/AL112017_key_messages.png?020 …
Mission of Tiger Forces: connect to 137 brigade (formally lift the siege).Full lifting #DeirEzZor siege will from Shulah toward Airbase.
#DeirEzzor MAP:Syrian Army liberates Kabajeb and advance towards Shulah.
The advancing forces are expected to make contact with #SAA forces in DEZ in the next hours: the moral is very high in DEZ city & defenders.
Not at top of news cycle , but Qatar - Gulf Quartet Rift continues.....