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  • White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears (Good article)

    05/01/2018 2:33:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 6 replies
    New York Times (sorry, but they're actually pretty good on Trade issues) ^ | April 30, 2018 | By Ana Swanson and Keith Bradsher
    WASHINGTON — It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: In April, China is said to have tested an invisibility cloak that would allow ordinary fighter jets to suddenly vanish from radar screens. This advancement, which could prove to be a critical intelligence breakthrough, is one that American officials fear China may have gained in part from a Chinese researcher who roused suspicions while working on a similar technology at a Duke University laboratory in 2008. The researcher, who was investigated by the F.B.I. but never charged with a crime, ultimately returned to China, became a billionaire and...
  • Oil Prices Surge After Houthi Missile Attacks On Riyadh, Aramco Facilities

    04/11/2018 9:09:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-11-2018 | Para
    Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement launched earlier on Wednesday drone strikes on a Saudi Aramco facility and on an airport in Saudi Arabia, Houthi-owned Al-Masirah TV channel reported on Wednesday. Aramco says that its plants are operating normally and safely, Reuters reports. The Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, who have been fighting a Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen since 2015, said that they targeted on Wednesday morning local time the Abha airport in Asir and Aramco in Jazan, according to the Houthis’ Al-Masirah outlet. Saudi Aramco has a 400,000-bpd refinery in Jazan in the country’s southwest. The refinery is part of a project...
  • U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

    03/16/2018 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 15 2018, 8:20 pm ET | Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
    DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria — Standing on a windswept mound, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga pointed to the spot just a mile away from where Russian mercenaries and fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired at his soldiers. "Those artillery rounds could have landed and killed Americans, and that's why we continue to prepare our defenses," said Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition. U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Only steps away sits a sprawling oil and gas refinery that American forces captured from ISIS last year and that is...
  • Michael Flynn was entrapped by an FBI agent with an ax to grind

    01/25/2018 10:17:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-25-18 | DrJohn
    On January 24, 2017 Michael Flynn was interviewed by the FBI. He was a victim of entrapment. Two people familiar with the matter said Trump was unaware that Flynn had spoken with the FBI until two days after the interview took place. An attorney for Flynn did not respond to a request for comment on this story. A brief phone call from the office of Andrew McCabe, the deputy FBI director, to a scheduler for Flynn on Jan. 24 set the interview in motion, according to people familiar with the matter. The scheduler was told the FBI wanted to speak...
  • Hotovely: 'UNWRA perpetuates Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

    01/17/2018 3:37:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18
    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely blasted UNRWA in an interview with the BBC. "UNWRA should do its job and cease being an agency which perpetuates fake refugees"...
  • The infamous Statehouse sex scandal of 1855

    12/13/2017 6:54:16 AM PST · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/12 | peter lucas
    This is a story about state Rep. Joseph Hiss. His claim to fame is that he was the first member of the Massachusetts Legislature to be thrown out of the House for sexual misconduct. As a matter of fact, he was the first legislator thrown out of the Legislature for anything. His name came up the other day following Senate President Stanley Rosenberg’s decision to temporarily step down from his position during an investigation over charges that his husband Bryon Hefner sexually molested and harassed four Statehouse lobbyists or associates.
  • Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S. With ‘Rifles, Missiles and Well-Oiled Tanks at the Ready’

    09/27/2017 8:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 26, 2017 | Cristina Silva
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation's military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. "We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace," said Maduro, who wore a green uniform and a military hat as he spoke with his army top brass during a military exercise involving tanks and missiles. "We need to have rifles, missiles and well-oiled tanks at the ready....to defend every inch of the territory if...
  • Mueller found the man (Trump), now he’ll find the crime

    07/20/2017 3:34:06 PM PDT · by ptsal · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 20, 2017 | William A. Jacobson
    [snip] As posted earlier, the Mueller team appears to be larger in size than would be needed for an investigation into Russian meddling in the election, something I pointed out in Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island. That team and its staffing suggest that Trump would be at risk even if there was no underlying crime, Trump at risk from Comey/Mueller: If “they don’t get you on the crime, they get you on the process”.
  • How can Ginsburg participate in Travel Order case after her campaign statements about Trump?

    06/05/2017 8:01:31 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    This case, unlike other more mundane cases involving Trump policies that may come before the court, clearly places Donald Trump’s words, personality and credibility in issue. One of the Justices already has expressed a view on Trump’s credibility. In July 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginbsburg was quoted in a CNN interview deriding Trump as “a faker”.... Justice Ginsburg made two other negative public statements about Trump during the campaign... Justice Ginsburg’s negative comments about Trump, though less direct, continued after inauguration.... In a case in which Trump’s campaign comments are front and center, how can Ginsburg hear a case in...
  • Hillary Clinton’s chain of command for dirty tricks

    10/24/2016 8:04:49 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2016 | Greg Richards
    If you put together data from James O’Keefe’s two videos for Project Veritas Action (transcripts here and here), you can see the actual organizational structure used by the Democratic Party for vote-stealing dirty tricks.  This piece pulls out the early story from the first video. There are two players: Scott Foval, National Field Director for Americans United for Change Bob Creamer, Founder and Partner of Democracy Partners
  • James O’Keefe sued for $1 million over video sting

    06/01/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    hotair ^ | 06/01/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    Politico reports that James O’Keefe has been sued for an undercover video sting he released last year: O’Keefe and his organization posted some of the videos online last October, purporting to show efforts by Democrats to provoke violence at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and events. The recordings led two Democratic operatives, Robert Creamer and Scott Foval, to leave their posts even as they decried O’Keefe’s tactics. In the new civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington Thursday, Creamer, his Strategic Consulting Group and a related firm called Democracy Partners accuse O’Keefe and several colleagues of conspiring to violate...
  • Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in Syria (agreement: Syria, Russia, Turkey)

    05/06/2017 7:21:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | May 7, 2017 | News Desk
    Full text of the agreement reached between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Astana on May 4 on the creation of de-escalation areas in Syria has been released. The memorandum released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the aim was “to put a prompt end to violence, improve the humanitarian situation and create favorable conditions to advance political settlement of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic”. Full text of the agreement made between Iran, Russia and Turkey in Astane on May 4 is as follows: “The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation...
  • Why China 'Urgently' Recruiting Korean-Chinese Interpreters For Town Near North Korea

    05/01/2017 12:52:29 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 5-1-2017 | Park Si-soo
    A Chinese town near the border with North Korea is "urgently" recruiting Korean-Chinese interpreters, stirring speculation that China is bracing for an emergency situation involving its nuclear-armed neighbor. The Oriental Daily, a Hong Kong-based news outlet published the story on Apr. 27, including a photo of a Chinese government document ordering the town of Dandong to recruit an unspecified number of Korean-Chinese interpreters to work at 10 departments in the town, including border security, public security, trade, customs and quarantine. The document did not specify the reason behind the unusual, large-scale recruiting. But experts and local citizens said the...
  • Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

    04/27/2017 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27th, 2017 | By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday. Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new...
  • Ancient Laws, Modern Wars

    04/06/2017 4:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence. The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period. Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Middle East-based terrorists concluded after 2009 that the U.S. saw itself in decline and preferred a recession from world affairs. In that void, rival states were emboldened, assuming that America thought it could not -- or should not -- any longer exercise the sort of political and military leadership it had demonstrated in the past. Enemies thought the U.S. was...
  • Trump to dissolve his charity

    12/24/2016 9:52:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/16 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would dissolve the charity bearing his name in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest as he prepares to enter the Oval Office. In a statement quoted by NBC News, Trump said that the Donald J. Trump Foundation has done "enormous good works over the years in contributing millions of dollars to countless worthy groups, including supporting veterans, law enforcement officers and children." "I am very proud of the money that has been raised for many organizations in need, and I am also very proud of the fact that the Foundation...
  • Donald Trump canceled his planned press conference on how he’ll extricate himself from his business

    12/15/2016 6:48:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Vox ^ | December 12, 2016 | Libby Nelson
    President-elect Donald Trump’s businesses provide an unprecedented opportunity for conflicts of interest and even corruption. And he just canceled the news conference where he was supposed to tell Americans how he’d deal with them. On November 30, Trump said that he’d announce his plans for the Trump Organization, his sprawling business empire, on December 15, promising he would be “leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Now that press conference has been canceled, according to Bloomberg Politics’ Kevin Cirilli, Caleb Melby, and Ben Brody. Unnamed...
  • Experts: Trump’s Conflict-of-Interest With His D.C. Hotel Raises Impeachment Concerns

    11/21/2016 12:25:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    LawNewz ^ | 11-21-16 | Rachel Stockman
    Steven Schooner, a law professor at George Washington University, raised serious legal concerns about Donald Trump and his on-going interest in Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, especially after a report in the Washington Post said that foreign diplomats felt pressure to stay there. He's not the only legal expert to raise constitutional questions.
  • Are the U.S. and China Headed Towards a Naval War in Asia?

    09/29/2016 4:53:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 29, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The United States does not have a coherent strategy to deal with a rising People's Republic of China in the Western Pacific. Nor do foreign policy experts specializing in the Asia-Pacific region have a concrete set of ideas to coax an increasingly assertive Beijing into accepting the U.S.-led post-Second World War liberal-institutional world order or to reassert Washington's dominance in the region. It is becoming increasingly clear that China hopes to chart its own course independent of the existing Western frameworks as Beijing reaffirms its claims to the South China Sea and continues to build artificial islands in the region,...
  • VANITY- Why Charlotte is Rioting: “Constant conflict is actually often good politics" - Clinton

    09/21/2016 9:14:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 57 replies
    Clonton quote | Sept 21,2016 | Clinton quote
    “Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day,” Clinton said on Monday, according to CNN. Not Fox News! Not Breitbart! Politico! http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/bill-clinton-government-shutdown-president-obama-98310.html?hp=l2