The new Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday had a lot of interesting numbers, particularly on the topics of the economy and approval ratings. Not just for President Donald Trump, but for the 2020 Democratic contenders, too. With regard to the economy, America is doing very well by the numbers. On the question of whether
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In this, the 40th year of the Taiwan Relations Act, it bears evaluating the state of the Taiwan-US relationship. There are many positive signs, arms sales, significant unofficial diplomatic contact, and a peak in Congressional activity. There are also signs of reserve on the part of the US administration, including uncertainty over the sale of
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The Trump administration could save “billions of dollars” if the Energy Department improved its management of radioactive waste clean-ups, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO report, released Tuesday, also reported Congress could save up to $4.3 billion by curtailing of eliminating the loan program that gave $192 million to a failed luxury
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President Ronald Reagan’s famous maxim, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” remains true today. Yet during times of great prosperity, it’s easy to take things for granted and assume that the good times will remain forever.  Today, despite the present economic boom, two types of bankruptcy threaten America’s fortunes.  The first bankruptcy
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Results of a Eastern Virginia Medical School investigation into the blackface photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s, D-Va., yearbook page will be revealed Wednesday, according to the Richmond-Times Dispatch. A team of lawyers conducted an investigation into the controversial photo on the 1984 yearbook page that got Northam into some political difficulty. The results of the probe are
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Introduction Protecting the safety of the nation demands not only that we have sufficient hardware and software to project force and communicate securely with our forces, but also a large, well-trained cadre of warriors ready to perform whenever called upon to do so. No one ever became rich wearing the nation’s uniform, however, and servicemembers
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The New York Times caused an avalanche of social media anger on Sunday after publishing a report finding that the happiest of all American wives consider themselves religious conservatives. What did the report say? A New York Times Opinion tweet said, “It turns out that the happiest of all wives in America are religious conservatives,
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used personal email for official business, according to a report released this week by the department’s inspector general. The report also pointed out the department’s failure to provide emails from DeVos’s private accounts following a request under the Freedom of Information Act, The Washington Post reported. Use of personal email has
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The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and the Russian Federation is set to expire on February 5, 2021. The treaty restricts each country to 700 deployed intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs); submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers; 1,550 accountable nuclear warheads; and 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM and SLBM
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Actor Jeff Daniels ripped President Donald Trump and his supporters during a television interview Monday, saying a Trump re-election in 2020 will be akin to the “end of democracy.” “The big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020, which I agree, and lose? It’s the end of democracy,” Daniels told MSNBC. Daniels is
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Alabama Public Television did not air an episode of the cartoon “Arthur” last week because the plot focused on a same-sex wedding between two male characters, according to AL.com. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” did not fit into the values Alabama Public Television wanted to expose potentially unsupervised children to, said
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William Barr says he took on the role of Attorney General because he felt the need to fight for the presidency, not necessarily for President Donald Trump. “I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr told the Wall Street
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A federal judge in Washington, D.C. rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to quash a congressional subpoena for his business empire’s accounting records Monday. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said the courts should assume Congress conducts investigations and issues subpoenas in good faith, despite Trump’s assertions that Democratic lawmakers subpoenaed his accounting records to embarrass
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Butler College Prep, a top-rated charter school on the South Side of Chicago, provides an atmosphere that reflects and engages the local community.  The founder and principal, Christopher Goins, built his school community by intentionally hiring teachers from Historically Black Colleges so students would have relatable role models. “If [students] don’t love the school and
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Eighteen months after the deadliest massacre in Texas history that left more than two dozen dead, the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first official worship services in its new building. Hundreds gathered Sunday where each of the 26 victims’ names were read aloud during a special service that honored the lives of
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Hezbollah been forced to make “draconian cuts” to its expenditures as a direct result of President Donald Trump’s 2018 sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Post. Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, received upwards of $700 million a year, or 70% of its revenue, from Iran in the past. But Iran’s ability to finance the
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Several Los Angeles politicians were reportedly involved in a late-night brawl that took place at an upscale California resort Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The politicians were reportedly attending a seminar on how to handle public crises. What are the details? Los Angeles-area government officials converged in Indian Wells to discuss public crises,
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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices in a 5-4 tribal rights decision on Monday, the Washington Examiner reported. The ruling upheld a Native American man’s hunting rights under a 19th-century treaty. The four other conservatives on the court voted against the decision. Clayvin Herrera, a member of the Crow Tribe, was
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In 1906, the first energy pipeline in the South Caucasus was completed, connecting Baku on the Caspian Sea with Batumi on the Black Sea. The pipes used in the construction were actually made in Mariupol, Ukraine—an indication of the broader region’s interconnectedness which prevails to this day. That first pipeline measured a mere eight inches
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