Category: Politics

Lithuania Demands China Revoke Sanctions Against Official Over Taiwan Visit

VILNIUS—Lithuania’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it had issued a formal protest to the Chinese regime over sanctions against the Baltic country’s deputy transport minister, calling for the restrictions to be rescinded. The Chinese foreign ministry said on Aug. 12 that it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for…


Locals React to FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—George said he thinks former president Donald Trump got what he deserved with the Mar-a-Lago raid. But he also said the raid was politically motivated and that he doesn’t trust the FBI. “Even though I don’t like him, I think it’s all part of the same game from the other side, just…


Former Overstock CEO Files Motion Urging Release of Trump Raid Affidavit

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, a key figure in a December 2020 White House meeting seeking to encourage then President Donald Trump to investigate allegations of election fraud, has filed a motion in the Department of Justice’s investigation of Trump, calling for the release of the key document justifying the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago. Agents…


New Jersey Teachers Union Labels Concerned Parents ‘Extremists’ in New Ad

New Jersey’s largest teachers’ union has drawn criticism after airing an ad that appears to call parents who voice their opposition against inappropriate sex and gender indoctrination in schools “extremists.” Amid the controversy over New Jersey’s sex education standard set to be implemented this fall, the 200,000-member-strong New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) on Monday released…


Gov. DeSantis Announces the Pending Arrest of 20 for Voter Fraud

DeSantis announces “the state of Florida has charged and is in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud.” At a press conference that began at 2:43 p.m.in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 18, Flordia, Gov. Ron DeSantis—backed by no less than 15 law enforcement officers and flanked by Attorney General Ashley Moody,…


Florida Charges 20 With Voter Fraud, Gov. DeSantis Says

Twenty people in Florida who had been disqualified from voting because of felony convictions are now facing voter fraud charges, Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Aug. 18. “The Office of Election Crimes and Security, in conjunction with the Attorney General’s office and the FDLE [Florida Department of Law Enforcement], has charged and is in the…


Mitch McConnell Sounds Alarm on Republicans’ Chances of Retaking Senate in 2022 Midterms

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Thursday that the GOP may not retake the Senate during the November 2022 midterm elections. “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “Senate races are just different, they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with…


US Circuit Court Ruling Clears Biden Administration’s Executive Order Pausing New Oil and Gas Leases

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, on Aug. 17, cleared the way for the Biden administration’s pause on new oil, gas leasing on federal lands and waters, issued in 2021. A lower U.S. district court in Louisiana previously ordered that the administration to cease its moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on…


Manchin Promises to Ensure the IRS ‘Doesn’t Harass Anybody’ After $80 Billion Bulk-Up

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), a key sponsor of the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act, has vowed to ensure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “doesn’t harass anybody” after receiving an $80 billion appropriation in the bill. The IRS provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act were among its most controversial. The $80 billion allocated to the…


National Institutes of Health Failed to Make Sure Clinical Trial Results Were Reported: Watchdog

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) violated policy that requires the agency to make sure results from trials it funds are published, and did not impose consequences on parties that broke federal law governing the reporting, a watchdog has found. Out of 72 NIH-funded studies in 2019 and 2020, half of which were conducted by…