From Politico, how Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico: An investigation shows a persistent double standard in the president’s handling of relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s famous telescope is still under threat. The Puerto Rican town Arecibo left to stew in toxic waste. Hurricanes expose governments’ decades of negligence in Caribbean climate change preparedness. Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. Inside Puerto Rico’s plan to influence the midterm elections: Frustrated by Congress’ response to Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rossello is preparing to drop a “hammer” in targeted states in 2018.

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