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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...
Trump Signs Memo Aimed At Undocumented Immigrants
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Trump Signs Memo Aimed At Undocumented Immigrants

Trump Signs Memo Aimed At Undocumented Immigrants By Hector Rodriguez President Donald Trump signed a memo aimed at undocumented immigrants this past week. It essentially prevents said undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census – which in turn means they will not be represented when officials determine how many representatives are needed in Congress for particular states. Because undocumented immigrants tend to vote in states that lean Democrat, this move would likely end up harming Democrats more than Republicans. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was a key figure behind the decision. He is in charge of the census, and as such, will be tasked with providing President Trump with appropriate data regarding the number of undocumented people in each state. Those totals ...
Democrats Fear Election Interference From Global Agitators
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Democrats Fear Election Interference From Global Agitators

Democrats Fear Election Interference From Global Agitators By Theresa Goldman Democrat lawmakers fear election interference in the looming 2020 Presidential Election from global agitators like Russia, Iran and China. This week, notable Democrat lawmakers spoke out publicly over potential issues that may arise in the coming election how to protect it from foreign enemies. Namely, the Democrat officials want federal authorities to reveal how they are planning for the election, and what steps are being taken to protect its integrity. Last Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi penned a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on the matter. It was signed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as some of the top Democrat lawmakers in Congress. The letter indicated...
Kayleigh McEnany: Trump Will Find Solution To Immigration Woes
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Kayleigh McEnany: Trump Will Find Solution To Immigration Woes

Kayleigh McEnany: Trump Will Find Solution To Immigration Woes By Theresa Goldman White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany spoke out this week and assured President Donald Trump’s supporters that he is looking for a permanent solution to America’s immigration woes. “As the President announced, he’s working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system,” she said. “That will be the intent of the executive order. But the President has long said that he would look for a legislative solution on DACA, and he would work with Congress to pursue that legislative solution, and one that could include citizenship, along with other strong border security and permanent merit-based reforms.” This week, a court ordered that the Trump Administration must restore its DA...
Bill Barr Says China Is Trying To Replace America As Superpower
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Bill Barr Says China Is Trying To Replace America As Superpower

Bill Barr Says China Is Trying To Replace America As Superpower By Hector Rodriguez Attorney General Bill Barr spoke out this week against China’s attempts to replace the United States as a world superpower. Specifically he cited the opposing nation’s gradual focus on overtaking certain aspects of the global economy that used to be dominated by America. “For a hundred years, America was the world’s largest manufacturer — allowing us to serve as the world’s ‘arsenal of democracy,” he said. “China overtook the United States in manufacturing output in 2010. The PRC is now the world’s ‘arsenal of dictatorship.'” Barr did not stop there, though. He specifically called out China for its array of wrongs, including consolidation of power and promotion of socialism. “The General S...
President Trumps Rips Apart Joe Biden’s Entire Platform
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President Trumps Rips Apart Joe Biden’s Entire Platform

President Trumps Rips Apart Joe Biden’s Entire Platform By Hector Rodriguez During a press conference on Tuesday, President Donald Trump took former Vice President Joe Biden’s entire platform to task. Nothing was off limits. “Joe Biden’s entire career has been a gift to the Chinese Communist Party,” the President remarked. “Joe Biden and President Obama freely allowed China to pillage our factories, plunder our communities, and steal our most precious secrets,” he continued. President Trump did not stop there, though. “Biden’s gone radical left,” he said. “In other words, he wants to install the Green New Deal into our country,” the POTUS remarked. President Trump also took issue with Joe Biden’s policy recommendations as they pertain to immigration. “Everyone 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...
Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Explodes On ESPN
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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Explodes On ESPN

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Explodes On ESPN By Lisa Michaels Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong exploded on ESPN this week. Specifically, he took issue with the network’s response to a letter from Senator Josh Hawley where the lawmaker asked for the NBA to support resistance to China’s incursions on civil liberties. ESPN did not heed the Senator’s call, leading to much criticism from many – including Wong. “For those of us fighting for our very lives against Chinese repression ON A DAILY BASIS, this is a really big slap in the face,” Wong tweeted. “The multibillion American sports industry (including @NBA, @espn and @KingJames) ought to stop just talking loud at home then kowtowing to Beijing.” As of Friday evening, ESPN has yet to address Wong’s concerns. Re...
US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal
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US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal

US Withdrawal From WHO Sparks Outrage From Health Journal By Thomas Smith The Lancet sharply criticized President Donald Trump and the United States this week for the decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Citing the move as “unlawful” and one that will result in “dire consequences,” the UK-based publication took serious issue with America’s recent fallout with the WHO. “Withdrawal from WHO would have dire consequences for US security, diplomacy, and influence,” the Lancet states. “WHO has unmatched global reach and legitimacy. The US administration would be hard pressed to disentangle the country from WHO governance and programmes.” The criticism did not end there, though. “Severing ties with WHO could impede US access to crucial tools for deve...
Amazon Orders Employees To Delete TikTok As Trump Considers Banning App
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Amazon Orders Employees To Delete TikTok As Trump Considers Banning App

Amazon Orders Employees To Delete TikTok As Trump Considers Banning App By Theresa Goldman Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has ordered employees to delete TikTok from their phones over the security risk it presents. This comes on the heels of President Donald Trump publicly discussing banning the popular application from the United States, much as India has done. TikTok is an immensely popular Chinese-owned video application that has fallen under increased scrutiny as of late. According to an e-mail that was sent out to Amazon employees, anyone who does delete TikTok from their phones will be prohibited from accessing any work-related materials from said device. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Americans to avoid downloading TikTok unless want their private infor...