Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Malé, Maldives, October 28, 2020. (Ron Przysucha/State Department) Who knew that the future of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific could hinge on the Maldives? The small island nation is getting some attention following Mike Pompeo’s stop there on his swing through South
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1. France attack: Three killed in ‘Islamist terrorist’ stabbings 2. Parishioners remember sexton killed in Nice terror attacks One of the three people killed in the Nice terror attack has been named as Vincent Loqués, a father of two who worked at the Notre-Dame basilica. Loqués, 55, had his throat cut by the attacker and
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Reuters) The message to our young girls is clear: Your success matters only if you subscribe to a certain type of progressive feminism. Yesterday, the Girl Scouts congratulated Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation. Then, they deleted the tweet.
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Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow won’t make Election Day a school holiday despite a student petition urging for the move, the Harvard Crimson reported Thursday. Bacow said there were “lots of complexities in declaring holidays” like their effects on “obligations on various union contracts” and federal research funding, the Harvard Crimson reported. Bacow said the
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I see that a redoubtable trio of law professors—Akhil Amar, Vikram Amar, and Neal Katyal—has published a New York Times op-ed contending that the position that Justice Kavanaugh has expressed (point 1 here) on a state legislature’s authority over voting in presidential elections is “preposterous.” I’d respectfully suggest that the law professors overlook some important
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HBO host Bill Maher said this week that the Democrats are the “loser” party and that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have resigned during former President Barack Obama’s presidency. What are the details? In remarks on Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Maher — who hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”
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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment alleging corporate entities conspired to steal technology from a Houston-area oil & gas manufacturer, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. Jason Energy Technologies Co. (JET) in Yantai, People’s Republic of China; Jason
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Michael Moore famously predicted Trump’s win in 2016. Today he appeared on the Hill’s show Rising and warned that the presidential race could be closer than it appears, especially in battleground states: “Trump has tightened virtually every one of these swing states to the point where—what are they saying this morning…Biden’s 5 points ahead in Wisconsin,
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President Trump rallies with supporters in Goodyear, Ariz., October 28, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) For The Bulwark, Michael Stokes Paulsen argues that pro-lifers should “vote against Donald Trump’s reelection.” I don’t have any blanket view of how pro-lifers should vote in 2020. Personally, I subscribe to Ramesh Ponnuru’s and Robert George’s view that Joe Biden has practically
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( rclassenlayouts/Getty Images) As society roils with COVID and the election, the biotechnological revolution rushes forward with scientists bound by few enforceable ethical boundaries. As a consequence, we have already seen babies born who were genetically engineered, the march toward three- (or more) parent human embryos, and increasingly radical proposals for creating novel family forms.
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Former DHS official, Miles Taylor, appears in a Republican Voters Against Trump ad. (Screenshot via YouTube) After the New York Times published the infamous “anonymous” op-ed by a Trump administration official in September 2018, the paper’s then-opinion editor James Dao described in a follow-up why the Times had described the author of the piece as
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New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton noted Wednesday how conservatives were reacting on Twitter to Philadelphia looting on the heels of the fatal police shooting Walter Wallace Jr., a black man, who approached officers while reportedly armed with a knife Monday: Watching my Twitter feed since last night very notable the intensity of tweets
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Chalk up another Operation Warp Speed reveal, thanks to corporate reporting. Moderna has one of the three most promising and advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which is currently in Phase 3 testing. Following a similar announcement from Pfizer earlier this week, Moderna told its investors that they have begun “actively preparing for the launch of mRNA-1273,”
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As the global economy continues to rebound from the economic shocks of COVID-19, ensuring women’s economic empowerment is now more important than ever. Women will be key drivers of sustainable economic recovery and contributors to meaningful long-term development. The Trump administration positioned the U.S. to lead on these efforts even prior to the pandemic. Recognizing
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Senator Marco Rubio speaks to reporters following a briefing for members of the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 10, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday condemned the New York Times‘ decision to attribute the tell-all “anonymous” op-ed to a senior Trump administration official after the author’s identity was revealed
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As part of the Trump Administration’s goal of delivering life-saving vaccines and therapeutics in record time through Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an agreement with Eli Lilly and Company to purchase the first doses of the company’s COVID-19 investigational antibody therapeutic
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Microsoft said Wednesday they stopped hacking attacks on numerous “high profile” accounts, according to an official company blog post. Phosphorus, an Iranian-backed hacker group, attacked more than “100 high-profile” possible attendees to the Munich Security Conference and the Think 20 Summit in Saudi Arabia, according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Tom Burt. Microsoft said the
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Lotta chatter last night about how Trump introduced her at yesterday’s rally in Arizona, with some comparing it to how one might call a dog to come. Having watched the clip, I didn’t take it that way. But it does seem as if she wasn’t scheduled to speak and he decided, impromptu, to give her
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Politics in 2020 is all about hating the other side, yet that isn’t compatible with how most people live, among the near and the familiar. “Trump-Pence” signs and banners are seen on a street in Olyphant, just outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 11, 2020. (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) Northampton County in Pennsylvania
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