Oh…to be a fly on the wall

…Oh…to be a fly on the wall in Congress now … it’s let’s make a deal time…

Can Trump get ‘very rapid action’ from Congress on emergency funding for Texas?

How does Trump’s response to this natural disaster compare to that of past presidents? We talk to former FEMA administrator R. David Paulison. Plus, congressional reporter Mike DeBonis is back on the show to break down how relief funding works.

By Allison Michaels  •  Post Politics  •  Read more »


Freedom Caucus leader warns: Don’t attach Harvey aid to debt-ceiling increase

Rep. Mark Meadows, who heads the House conservative group, said such a move would be a “terrible idea.”

By Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


Trump’s Handling of Harvey Is a Massive Blunder—But Watch Out for What Republicans Will Do Next

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

Trump awkwardly pivots to tax cuts amid a national disaster—but GOP true believers will try to seize this moment. READ MORE»

11 STAGGERING NUMBERS THAT PUT HARVEY INTO PERSPECTIVE As the death toll rises to 35, a look at the storm that dumped 27 trillion gallons of rain water over Texas and Louisiana. [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR HOUSE FLOODS "Maybe you’re sitting in your living room looking out your window when it starts. Maybe you’re asleep. But you’re definitely surprised. You never thought the storm would get this bad." [HuffPost]

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