by Kenneth Fine
The Obama administration pledged $3 billion to an international fund meant to aid the hardest-hit countries. Only $1 billion of that had been transferred to the fund by the time President Trump took office on Jan. 20. He wants to walk away from the balance of the commitment, though Congress may have the last word.Trump took to Twitter last night to announce that he's making an announcement:
Mr. Trump, his Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and Stephen K. Bannon, a top White House adviser, argue that meeting the terms of the Paris accord will strangle the American economy and lead to major job losses. Many in manufacturing and fossil fuel industries also want the United States to leave the pact, but corporate opinion is deeply split. Quitting Paris was a central Trump campaign pledge.
I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017
Former FBI director James B. Comey is preparing to testify to Congress as early as next week about his private conversations with President Trump leading up to his abrupt firing, according to an associate of Comey’s.3) Raleigh T-shirt shop immortalizes Trump gaffe.
Since his dismissal last month, Comey had been expected to testify at some point about his private interactions with the president, as well as the detailed memos he took describing the conversations.
Before he could testify, however, Comey had to ensure that his appearance at a public hearing would not complicate the ongoing investigation of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is overseeing the probe of possible coordination between Russian agents and Trump campaign officials during last year’s presidential campaign.
Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
Board members had asked Superintendent Dr. Todd Wirt ahead of the work session to prepare a draft revision of the dress code policy which reads:5) Erstwhile Raleigh landmark Finch's to reopen.
"Clothing and accessories are not to substantially disrupt the education process. Students are not to wear clothing, buttons, patches, jewelry or any other items with words, phrases, symbols, pictures or signs that are indecent, profane, or racially intimidating that creates a reasonable forecast of disruption."
LaTarndra Strong, the parent behind Hate-Free Schools Coalition which has been leading the movement to ban the Confederate flag from Orange County schools said she was disappointed with the suggested policy.
"I'm actually baffled," she said. "I want a statement from the school that they understand that the Confederate flag is in itself disruptive enough."
Owner Peggy Jin, who ran the landmark former drive-in that was razed to make way for the new Peace Street overpass on Capital Boulevard, told me Wednesday that the new Finch’s will open at 3211 Chapel Hill Boulevard, probably in July.That's it for now. Have a solid Thursday everyone.
“We’ll have breakfast all day long,” Jin says. “We’ll probably have some new dishes, but a lot similar.”
Jin’s company pulled a renovation permit in March for the site near University Drive. Diners can look forward to chicken pot pie and other menu items, Jin says.
Finch’s in Raleigh started business in 1945 and operated as a drive-in for many years. Its fate was sealed when state and local authorities unveiled a plan to relieve traffic on the nearby Capital Boulevard overpass, itself built in 1948.