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Taiwan has historically been a beacon for economic growth and economic freedom in the Asia–Pacific. However, with China’s steady rise as an economic powerhouse, Beijing’s ability to influence not just the Taiwanese, but other countries’ relationships with Taiwan, has become increasingly worrisome and a drag on the market forces that should determine Taiwan’s place in
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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema’s victory in the Arizona U.S. Senate race has sparked speculation about whether the state — home to Senate Republican presidential nominees Barry Goldwater and John McCain — is trending blue. Sinema’s win, along with those of other Democrats, already has sparked talk of a strong Democrat bid for the state’s other Senate
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., running unopposed in her bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel in the House, is facing opposition from a small group of House Democrats who are working to try to deny her the votes. But the longtime party leader is being proactive in extinguishing a challenge, per The Washington Post.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ office has denied rumors that she plans on stepping down from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in January. As Secretary of Education, DeVos has been subject to derision for her stance on charter schools, protections for transgender students, and investigations into allegations of sexual assault on college campuses.  Michael Petrilli, the president
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Stung by criticism for not attending an event honoring U.S. military dead, the White House says President Donald Trump didn’t want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France. Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence Saturday at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
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In 1938, Congress originally declared Nov. 11 as Armistice Day to recognize the end of the first World War. Changed to Veterans Day in 1954, this federal holiday is dedicated to pay tribute to our nation’s courageous armed forces, who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us free and to protect, with our allies,
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Florida Republican Rick Scott intensified his legal efforts on Sunday as recounts began in the state’s Senate race, The Hill reported. Scott’s team filed emergency motions in Palm Beach and Broward County demanding that all voting machines, ballots and tabulating devices be impounded when they are not in use. Scott’s campaign also filed a complaint in
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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Sunday called said the facts for recusal of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the Russia probe by special counsel Robert Mueller “are very strong.” In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press”  Schiff explained a letter sent to the Justice Department’s ethics department advocating for Whitaker’s
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Democrat Andrew Gillum has withdrawn his concession in the Florida gubernatorial race following a recount. “I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Gillum announced Saturday. Unofficial election results showed former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis ahead of Gillum by less than 0.5 points — triggering
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President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was upheld by
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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron worked Saturday to ease tensions after a dustup over their comments about European security that threatened to divert attention from a weekend ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I. The American and French leaders, who have had somewhat of an up-and-down relationship, worked
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Opening Remarks – Lee Edwards, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation  Introduction & Greetings – Michael Sawkiw, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Holodomor Committee – MC Prayer for the Victims of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide  His Eminence Antony, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USAHis Excellency John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop, Philadelphia Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church Introduction
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It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since the passing of intellectual historian and “master of letters” Russell Kirk, but his influence, far from waning, seems to be increasing. This year marks what would have been his 100th birthday, and there have been celebrations in Washington, D.C.; New York City; New Haven, Connecticut; and his
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President Donald Trump provided a lengthy commentary regarding the Florida elections mess during his flight to Paris on Friday, alleging “potential corruption” in Broward County as officials grapple with determining who won the Sunshine State’s Senate and gubernatorial races. While en route to France for ceremonies marking the end of World War I, Trump’s tweet
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Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is suing the state of Florida in an attempt to get election officials to count all provisional and mail-in ballots. The Tampa Bay Times said the lawsuit confronts a state law requiring elections officials to double check the signatures of those who cast provisional and mail-in ballots. Workers are required to
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President Donald Trump ripped Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., once again two days after the senator released an op-ed advising the GOP to “move beyond the cult of Trump’s personality.” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “Jeff Flake(y) doesn’t want to protect the Non-Senate confirmed Special Counsel, he wants to protect his future after being unelectable
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, R-N.Y., told President Donald Trump he sees no reason why Matthew Whitaker was named acting attorney general. Schumer’s comments came in a letter to the president on Friday.  “Your decision this week to dismiss Attorney General Jeff Sessions and name a Justice Department staff member, Mr. Matthew Whitaker, as Acting
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President Donald Trump says he’s not firing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — for now. The Cabinet secretary faces a number of ethics probes, including one involving dealings between a foundation that Zinke created and the chairman of energy services company Halliburton. Asked Friday by reporters if he would fire Zinke, Trump said, “no.” Trump added,
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Those who cherish religious liberty can celebrate a major victory this week. On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services published final rules that provide much-needed relief from one of Obamacare’s most egregious assaults on rights of conscience and religious liberty: the mandate that nearly all health insurance plans cover abortion-inducing drugs and contraception.
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