Month: January 2019

A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Thursday and said that he and the intelligence community “are all on the same page.” Trump met with his director of national intelligence and other top security officials in the Oval Office
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Homeland Security agents set up a fake university in Michigan that was used to lure foreign nationals who wanted to become “students” so they could illegally extend their U.S. visas, NPR reported. The University of Farmington, with a fake office in Farmington Hills, Michigan, offered no class schedules for students, but still they enrolled. On
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking steps to leave the Common Core education standards in the rearview mirror in his state. DeSantis, a former Republican member of the House, announced Thursday he has ordered Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to put together a new list of education standards for the Sunshine State over the next year.
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As American and Chinese delegations wrap up trade talks Thursday in Washington, the official word is that U.S. negotiators have articulated where they want China to make reforms. Unofficially, though, questions remain over how the White House perceives the future of U.S.-China economic relations, and how this might upset trade negotiations. So where are the U.S.
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In order to understand the relationship between mental illness, violence, and firearms, we must first understand the complex phenomenon of “mental illness.” Although many Americans will experience some degree of mental illness at least once in their lives, only a small percentage will develop serious, chronic mental illnesses that substantially impact their ability to function
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The United States is facing a wave of new threats from abroad. Unlike in previous decades, some of the most serious of these threats are cyber-related. On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the intelligence community’s annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, which identifies and evaluates these various threats to the nation.  Here are three key
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A Chicago-area man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for unlawfully possessing numerous guns and ammunition he had stashed in a storage locker. “This joint investigation demonstrates that law enforcement can combat emerging and existing transnational criminal organizations by employing the full range of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities
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End-of-life care issues are complex and difficult, and in the realm of public policy—where a zero-sum game over ethical alternatives is the norm—these issues can further divide an already polarized nation. Too often, partisans frame the national debate as if the only choice were between patients receiving drastic interventions (such as being hooked up to
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Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s warnings about a “precipitous withdrawal” from Afghanistan and Syria as “ludicrous,” and said the United States needs to learn as a country “how to declare victory.” “We’ve been there 17 years,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “We got (Osama) bin
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Over the next month, expect the left-wing press to tell you that the Trump administration, with its usual disregard for all that is right and sensible, is decontrolling exports of firearms, which will inevitably result in a flood of American firearms washing around the world and allow any terrorist or dictator to buy from the
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Zephaniah Sainta is headed to the University of Pennsylvania next year, but five years ago few would have thought it possible. Having immigrated to Philadelphia from Haiti, Zephaniah’s parents enrolled her and her brother in their assigned district school in Philadelphia. But the school struggled to meet her needs, and her family started looking for
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Last weekend, the Bank of England blocked Nicolas Maduro from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold from a Venezuelan state account. That action followed the United Kingdom’s decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela. Maduro will experience similar banking troubles elsewhere, as 52 countries — including the majority of nations in
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Polls from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health with Politico show a majority of Americans favor “Medicare for All” proposals – at least in concept, which is simple enough: a single, government-controlled health insurance program that would cover every person residing in the United States. The Harvard-Politico poll found that
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Economics isn’t called “the dismal science” for nothing. The doom-and-gloom crowd tends to dominate, especially if their negativity can help push a political agenda. The latest calamity supposedly befalling Florida’s economy was the government shutdown. The political spat was reportedly crushing Florida’s farmers, making it difficult to fly out of Miami, and disrupting South Florida recreation. Absent from all
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is slamming fired FBI Director James Comey for his comments about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Examiner is reporting. Specifically, Bharara singled out the remarks made by Comey during a press conference explaining why Clinton would not be prosecuted for her handling of emails. Bharara maintained Comey’s duty
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Syndicated Posts, Trump Administration, White House Watch January 30, 2019 President Donald Trump will meet with U.S. manufacturers and sign an executive order. In the afternoon, the president will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then meet with the Vice Premier of China. Keep up with Trump on President
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With neighboring Canada and individual states such as California and Colorado legalizing marijuana, the fight for recreational marijuana legalization has become a highly contentious topic. However, when reviewing both sides of the debate the choice becomes clear. Long term, legalizing marijuana can be the most beneficial option for the United States. Legalized marijuana has
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