Trump to get briefed on opioid epidemic amid deepening crisis

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Opioid Crisis a "National Emergency

- weeklystandard.com
11 Aug 2017
The Weekly Standard 2017 Washington, DC Politics 2017-08-11 2017-08-11T05:05 2017-08-10T21:54 President Trump: Opioid Crisis a "National Emergency" President Donald Trump declared America's opioid epidemic a "national emergency" Thursday, following the advice of his opioid commission after declining to do so two days prior. "The opioids crisis is an emergency, and I'm ...

President Trump calls opioid crisis 'national emergency

11 Aug 2017
"The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying right now it's an emergency. It's a national emergency," Trump told reporters at his golf club in New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day working vacation. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis."
- abcnews.go.com

Opioid Crisis Is A National Emergency, President Trump Says, In Reversal

- npr.org
11 Aug 2017
President Trump and Vice President Pence speak to the press on Thursday at Trump's Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey before a security briefing. Trump said he would declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Trump declares opioid crisis 'national emergency' as overdoses claim

11 Aug 2017
A drug commission convened by Trump and led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently called on Trump to declare a national emergency to help deal with the growing crisis. An initial report from the commission noted that the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is "equal to September 11th every three weeks."
- japantimes.co.jp

Putin, Xi set to play heroes of North Korea crisis

- thehill.com
11 Aug 2017
But wait, there's more. At the same time the Trump administration is facing a growing crisis with a country that actually has nuclear weapons (North Korea), they are actively looking for ways to undo the P5+1 nuclear deal with a country that has yet-to-achieve nuclear weapons (Iran)?

Pronged approach solving the opioid crisis West Virginia University

11 Aug 2017
President Donald Trump was briefed today about the opioid crisis in the U.S., after last week receiving a report from the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis calling opioid addiction a "state of emergency." West Virginia University experts say that opioid addiction is a problem both medical and social, and the University has a multi-pronged ...
- wvutoday.wvu.edu

Trump Declares National Emergency In Opioid Crisis

- westernjournalism.com
11 Aug 2017
Two days after convening a public session about America's addiction to painkillers and heroin, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. Trump, speaking at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., said the paperwork to make the declaration official is in the works.

Trump pledges U S will beat opioid drug epidemic

11 Aug 2017
Trump's drug commission, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, recently called on him to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid crisis. An initial report from the commission says the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is "equal to September 11th every three weeks."
- ems1.com

Humiliated by North Korea, Trump threatens to yell louder

- shareblue.com
11 Aug 2017
Trump's latest threat, also probably not vetted by his new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, or any of his other advisers, is not likely to make the tense relations with North Korea any better. Instead, Trump is all but inviting North Korea to again call his bluff, attack his "senility" and lack of comprehension, and perhaps even get in another dig about his "working vacation.

North Korea, Trump, and Strategic Stability

11 Aug 2017
All of this makes it even more difficult to set credible lines on North Korea's behavior and nuclear program in the future. This is not a reality television show -- it's reality. It is tempting to chalk these remarks up to Trump's shoot-from-the-hip, loose-cannon style and say that everything will be all right because no one should or will take them seriously. But ...
- warontherocks.com

North Korea, Nukes and Islamists

- clarionproject.org
11 Aug 2017
North Korea is officially a communist, Stalinist dictatorship, but that hasn't stopped it from crossing the ideological divide to embrace Islamist regimes and, reportedly, even jihadist groups. The latest crisis between North Korea and the U.S. appears separate from the war with Islamism , but there are 10 ways it overlaps.

Trump threatens North Korea with 'trouble,' escalating tensions

11 Aug 2017
To that end, Trump said he "of course" would always consider negotiations with North Korea, but added that talks have failed for the last 25 years. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Asia this week, said North Korea could signal it was ready for such talks by halting any missile tests for an extended period.
- arabnews.com

The opioid crisis is an emergency

- localsyr.com
11 Aug 2017
Trump made fighting opioid abuse a key plank of his platform during his 2016 campaign, especially in states ravaged by the heroin and prescription drug abuse. "I just want to let the people of New Hampshire know that I'm with you 1,000%," Trump said in that state just before Election Day. He later promised to help people who "are so seriously addicted."

Trump's North Korea bombast is 'folly

11 Aug 2017
Such an approach was panned Thursday morning by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Trump's rhetoric was "probably necessary" and said of former government officials now critical of Trump, "when it was their turn to deal with North Korea, they failed miserably. There's no place for him to kick the can down the road."
- politico.com

Canada is failing to see the North Korea crisis clearly

- nationalpost.com
11 Aug 2017
For decades, the Chinese have delighted in feeding the attack dog in Pyongyang while unctuously denying that it had any ability to restrain North Korea. The stupefying failure of the three preceding U.S. administrations to deal with North Korea has been dumped into Trump's lap. I don't recall the Canadian media going into a dance of gleeful mockery when President Bill ...

Victor Davis Hanson on the North Korea Crisis and the Ongoing Problem with NeverTrumpers

11 Aug 2017
But Trump is in a situation now where he's iconic of everything the Left and the Republican NeverTrump people hate. So they're going to give him no margin of error. And, you'd think they would unite in a crisis like this, but Lindsay Graham, John McCain, all those that . . . Bill Kristol, that establishment, hates Trump with a visceral hatred. For a lot of reasons that ...
- amgreatness.com

Jeff Sessions responds to Trump calling opioid crisis a national emergency

- dennismichaellynch.com
11 Aug 2017
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. This subsequently led to widespread diversion and misuse of these medications before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly ...

Mitch McConnell Ordered By Trump to Solve North Korea Crisis

11 Aug 2017
Mitch McConnell was told by Trump today that, going forward, he will accept full responsibility of the ongoing North Korea crisis on behalf of the White House, and that all outcomes, good or bad, can thus be attributed to the Senior United States Senator of Kentucky.
- breetbort.com

Questions, 3 Answers About the North Korea Crisis

- realclearpolitics.com
11 Aug 2017
Answer: That remains to be seen, but the U.S. escalation of rhetoric was done quite deliberately. It appears to be a premediated strategy, not a reckless impulse. Trump and his national security team apparently believe that continuing to wait, an approach President Obama spun as "strategic patience," means that North Korea will soon have the capacity to destroy American ...

Trump's Tweets Aside, Here's What to Watch on North Korea Crisis

11 Aug 2017
Behind the scenes, however, it's not clear that a major military confrontation is imminent. Trump's sharp rhetoric is belied by the business-as-usual routines of the U.S. Defense Department, which has been on stand-by for a belligerent act from North Korea for decades.
- bloomberg.com

Trump dealing with nuclear North Korea And HE's attacked

- conservativereview.com
11 Aug 2017
"We may be on the brink of war," Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gravely noted in the opening monologue of his radio program. And which presidential administration stood by while North Korea developed its nukes? Hint: It wasn't the Trump administration.

Donald Trump declares opioid crisis in US a national emergency

11 Aug 2017
Last week, the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which is led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, issued a preliminary report that described the overdose death toll as "September 11th every three weeks" and urged the president to declare a national emergency.
- smh.com.au

Trump declares the opioid crisis a 'national emergency

- businessinsider.com
11 Aug 2017
Emergency declarations under the Public Health Service Act or Stafford Act have never been made for an issue like the opioid crisis, "so there's not a lot of precedent," Lainie Rutkow, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told health news site STAT earlier this week .
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