A wave of harsh weather rolls across the nation
A series of recent, massive storms that conspired with a fresh push of Arctic air have led to bone-chilling temperatures and driving heavy snow from California’s Sierra Nevada to New England. By Monday night, parts of Pennsylvania and New England could see a foot of snow, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert said. Chicago could see up to 7 inches of snow and sleet. Behind the storm: bitter cold. Wind chill temperatures in the minus 30s were forecast Monday in Estherville, Iowa. In Illinois, the weather service warned that wind chills in the northern part of the state could fall to minus 28 degrees by Monday morning.Several tornadoes hit the Southeast Sunday afternoon, killing at least 23 people in one Alabama county on the USA’s deadliest day for tornadoes in over two years. Areas hit by tornadoes can expect drier, colder conditions Monday, AccuWeather reported.
House Dems step up rhetoric and investigation against Trump
On Monday the House Judiciary Committee plans to issue document requests from over 60 people connected to the White House and the Trump Organization, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” Among those individuals are the president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and Adam Weisselberg, the chief financial officer for the Trump Organization. Nadler, D-N.Y., expected that the full list of names would be made public on Monday. “It’s very clear that the president obstructed justice,” Nadler said. But the congressman cautioned that “impeachment is a long way down the road.”
Federal court to hear case of ISIS bride Hoda Muthana
A federal court on Monday will begin hearing the case of Hoda Muthana, who fled Alabama in 2014 to marry an Islamic State fighter in Syria and is now seeking to return to the United States with her 18-month-old son. The Trump administration has barred Muthana, 24, and her child from returning, contesting her claim to U.S. citizenship in a move that, if successful, could have serious and far-reaching implications for American citizens all over the world. The administration has determined Muthana, who was born in New Jersey, never qualified for U.S. citizenship because her father was a diplomat at the time of her birth. But the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, a Texas-based group, says she was born after her father left diplomatic service. The plaintiffs argue that only the courts can decide the citizenship question.