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Joe Biden, vice president for Barack Obama and a former Democratic president candidate, is among the latest to criticize President Trump for his response to the deadly Virginia protests, suggesting the president has allowed the “darkest forces in America” to undo years of progress on civil rights.
The possible need to give hurricane relief funds to Texas could be an X-factor for Congress as it hustles to pass spending bills before October and avoid a government shutdown -- and the kind of political struggles that Republicans faced with 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday became the most recent high-ranking administration official to distance himself from President Trump’s remarks after the deadly Virginia protests, saying the president "speaks for himself.”
President Trump on Sunday got an early start on his legislative agenda this week -- pushing again for U.S.-Mexico border wall funding and confirming his visit to Missouri to tout his tax reform plan and apparently hammering incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill for her non-support.
President Trump on Sunday said he is planning a trip to storm-ravaged Texas, and praised the government response to Hurricane Harvey, including the “thousands rescued” by emergency crews, as storm water rises and strands residents across the state.