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China Outraged Over Houston Consulate Closure
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China Outraged Over Houston Consulate Closure

China Outraged Over Houston Consulate Closure By Hector Rodriguez China did not hide its outrage on Wednesday over the closure of a consulate located in Houston, Texas. Following the United States’ decision to shut the Chinese consulate in Houston down, America’s foremost economic rival threatened to retaliate. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Wang Wenbin, revealed that on Tuesday his country was notified that it had three days to shut down Houston consulate. He described the move as “unprecedented escalation” and revealed that his country retaliate in kind. According ton Morgan Ortagus, a State Department spokeswoman, the move was made with the intention of protecting US intellectual property. Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, was pressed on the motivati...
New York Shifts Resources Due To Rising Crime Rates
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New York Shifts Resources Due To Rising Crime Rates

New York Shifts Resources Due To Rising Crime Rates By Lisa Michaels  New York is shifting its city resources due to rising crime rates. Cuts are being made to agencies that oversee affairs pertaining to the homeless, and instead those resources will be deployed to focus on gun violence. The move is seen as a direct byproduct of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s recent pledge to defund the police. Approximately 115 officers who previously focused on driving traffic oversight and nearly 90 officers who formerly oversaw homeless affairs are being diverted to focus on gun violence. Official documents passed around various NYPD sections confirm that this move is in fact happening. New York has recently seen a rise in shootings. Many view the uptick in shootings as the result o...
Stuart Varney: Joe Biden Will Do Damage To 401Ks
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Stuart Varney: Joe Biden Will Do Damage To 401Ks

Stuart Varney: Joe Biden Will Do Damage To 401Ks By Hector Rodriguez Stuart Varney spoke out against former Vice President Joe Biden this week, indicating that the Democrat Presidential candidate will do damage to people’s 401Ks if he beats President Donald Trump. Appearing on Fox Business this week, Varney made the case during his “My Take” segment that Vice President Biden will be problematic for investors if he ultimately emerges victorious this November. Moreover, because regular folks often have trouble understanding how markets truly impact them, Varney spelled it out in basic terms: it will impact your 401K. As things presently stand, President Trump is at a substantial polling deficit compared to former Vice President Biden. Recent polls had him trailing by as many as 1...
California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions
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California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions

California Relaxes Certain Workplace Restrictions By Hector Rodriguez California relaxed certain workplace restrictions on Monday in hopes of pumping some economic life back into the state. During a press conference on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that hair salons and barbershops would now be permitted to service customers in outdoor spaces. This no doubt comes as welcome news to business owners, as just last week various organizations operating in the “personal care services industry” were ordered to shutter. In an effort to add clarity to the situation, the Governor’s office has published a set of rules on the state website defining how haircuts need to go from here on out. Although the Governor modified rules as it pertains to haircut salons and nail shops, he ...
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump
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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Fauci, Calls Out Trump By Hector Rodriguez Mark Zuckerberg defended Dr. Anthony Fauci and called out President Donald Trump during a recent interview. The Facebook founder sat down with Dr. Fauci and expressed his concern about the growing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his displeasure with how the Trump Administration has handled the entire thing. “It’s really disappointing that we still don’t have adequate testing, that the credibility of our top scientists like yourself and the CDC are being undermined,” Zuckerberg said in a one-on-one interview with Dr. Fauci. Zuckerberg was referencing the what appears to be coordinated effort to undermine Dr. Fauci and his response to COVID-19 by the Trump Administration. During the interview, Dr. Fauci su...
Providence Mayor Calls For Reparations
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Providence Mayor Calls For Reparations

Providence Mayor Calls For Reparations By Lisa Michaels Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an executive order on Wednesday designed to begin a reparations process for African Americans and indigenous people. “Today’s announcement is a commitment that we’re making to a process,” the Mayor said. “What we’re doing here together is truly something historic… but most importantly, it comes directly from the voice of our Black community.” Despite the announcement, it is unclear what Mayor Elorza will actually be able to accomplish on this front. He insists the process will begin with his administration meeting a group of African-Americans advisors regarding a plan for sharing the state’s role throughout history. They will also delve into the topic of genocide, slavery and seiz...
Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism
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Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism

Anthony Fauci Responds To Trump Administration Criticism By Hector Rodriguez Dr. Anthony Fauci has responded to a consistent stream of criticism directed towards him by the Trump Administration as of late. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dr. Fauci called the attacks “bizarre” and reiterated that they made little sense. "I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that," he said. "I think they realize now that that was not a prudent thing to do, because it's only reflecting negatively on them." When word of Dr. Fauci’s statement got back to President Trump, he took the opportunity to respond. “I have a very good relationship with Anthony." "We're all on the same team," Trump continued. Time will tell if the attacks on Dr. Fauci from the ...
Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year
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Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year

Official Promises ‘Tens Of Millions’ Of Vaccine Doses By End Of Year By Theresa Goldman An official in President Trump’s administration suggested that “tens of millions” of vaccine doses for COVID-19 by the end of 2020. “We feel very confident by the year end we will have tens of millions of vaccines to put into American arms,” the official remarked. “We will begin phase three clinical trials over the next couple of weeks with at least one and probably two [vaccine] candidates.” Clinical trials have been a key part of getting these vaccine doses in place to be ready by year’s end. “We need 30,000 persons in each of these clinical trials and we need to conduct the clinical trials in areas there are outbreaks. The current outbreaks might help us get a vaccine faster than if...
Barack Obama: Voting By Mail Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issue
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Barack Obama: Voting By Mail Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issue

Barack Obama: Voting By Mail Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issue By Hector Rodriguez President Barack Obama came out this week and pointed out that voting by mail should not be a partisan issues. This despite the fact that Republicans and Democrats have been battling over the matter for years. “Voting by mail shouldn’t be a partisan issue–especially during a pandemic,” he wrote on social media. “Everybody should be able to request an absentee ballot, and make their voice heard in every election.” President Donald Trump disagrees with that sentiment. “We’re not going to destroy this country by allowing things like that to happen. We’re not destroying our country,” he previously said. “This has more to do with fairness and honesty and, really, our country itself.” Attorney Ge...
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Sanctioned By China Over Criticism
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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Sanctioned By China Over Criticism

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Sanctioned By China Over Criticism By Hector Rodriguez Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were sanctioned this week by China over their criticism of the country. Both American lawmakers have consistently called out Beijing over the treatment of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiant region by China. In response, Senators Rubio and Cruz, along with Congressman Chris Smith out of New Jersey, were targeted with sanctions. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the  announcement. “We urge the U.S. to immediately withdraw its wrong decision, and stop any words and actions that interfere in China’s internal affairs and harm China’s interests,” she said Tensions between American political leaders and China are reaching a breaking point. This is a situatio...