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Reports: Chinese Moving Military to Border With Hong Kong

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Posted by    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9:00am 8/15/2019 at 9:00am
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When I began covering the protests in Hong Kong, I noted that China had two options for dealing with the city-state’s citizens and their demands for freedom and justice: Cooperation or crackdown.

Clearly, the decision has been made.

Large numbers of Chinese paramilitary forces have been filmed assembling just 30km (18.6 miles) from...

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California Sues Trump Over Rescinding of Obama-Era Restrictions on Coal-Burning Power Plants

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00am 8/14/2019 at 7:00am
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California and a coalition of 21 other states have sued the Trump administration over the decision to rescind restrictions on coal-burning power plants. These restrictions played a crucial part in Obama’s climate change policy.

State Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Trump’s effort to dismantle 2015’s Clean Power Plan undercuts efforts to reduce...

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President Trump Rolls Back Onerous “Endangered Species” Rule Protections

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00am 8/13/2019 at 7:00am
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President Donald Trump has promised to roll back business-killing regulations to create a healthier economic climate.

Some of the most difficult of those regulations came from the “Endangered Species Act.” The government implemented the rules initially to protect whales, eagles, and other wildlife. It eventually devolved into a green dictatorship in which...

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Audit Finds 84,000 Duplicate Voter Records in California’s ‘Motor Voter’ System

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Posted by    Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:00am 8/12/2019 at 9:00am
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California’s ‘Motor Voter’ system has produced the kind of results that you would expect from a power-grabbing, progressive bureaucracy.

California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes, according to an audit released...

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Spike in radiation reported after explosion at Russian military base

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Posted by    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:00pm 8/11/2019 at 4:00pm
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The Russian military is now dealing with a second, serious accident that has garnered international attention.

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful sit-in at city’s international airport

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Posted by    Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30pm 8/10/2019 at 7:30pm
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The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong continues for the 10th week, this weekend’s event featuring a peaceful sit-in at the city’s international airport.

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Trump sues California over new law targeting his tax returns

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Posted by    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00am 8/9/2019 at 10:00am
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Last week, I reported that President Donald Trump will be ineligible for California’s primary ballot next year unless he discloses his tax returns under a state law that just took effect.

As predicted, the President’s team is going to challenge the new rule in court, along with the state and national...

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California’s Minimum Wage Rules Kill State’s Largest Recycling Center

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Posted by    Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9:00am 8/9/2019 at 9:00am
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One might assume that an environmentally-minded firm such as a plastic recycler would enjoy doing business in deep-blue California.

That assumption is entirely wrong.

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Baltimore Sun shamefully questions motives of conservative activist who organized trash clean-up

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Posted by    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30pm 8/8/2019 at 7:30pm

The American media has really plumbed the depths of new lows this week.

Take, for instance, the story of conservative activist and social media maven Scott Presler.

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Sadness: It Turns Out McDonald’s Cannot Recycle the New Paper Straws

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/7/2019 at 1:00pm
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Green justice warriors touted McDonald’s paper straws as a “sustainable” replacement for the plastic straws that they insisted kill the ocean.

It turns out that they aren’t actually recyclable.

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Trump Slams China for Failing to Halt Fentanyl Exports to U.S.

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:00pm 8/6/2019 at 9:00pm
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Three months ago, China promised in the recent trade negotiations it would halt illegal shipments of the opioid fentanyl into this country.

While President Donal Trump was hopeful China would enforce the agreement, he has now accused his Chinese counterpart of failing to fulfill the promises.

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Shocking Video of Melting Greenland Glacier….in Summer Heat

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Posted by    Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:00am 8/5/2019 at 7:00am
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During my family vacation this year, we stopped in Iceland for a few days. The country was spectacular, and one of the memories I will cherish is our hike to the Solheimajokull Glacier.

While hiking, I noted the glacial lake and the signs warning visitors to be worried about calving, especially during...

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California Gov. Newsom signs measure to force Trump into releasing tax returns

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Posted by    Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4:00pm 8/4/2019 at 4:00pm
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I once noted that current California Governor Gavin Newsom would ultimately make his predecessor, Jerry Brown, look like Ronald Reagan in comparison.

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Protests in Hong Kong continue with three days of civil disobedience

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Posted by    Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/3/2019 at 6:00pm
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While I was on my family vacation, I was following the events in Hong Kong through my step-daughter (who is fluent in Chinese, works in Beijing, and holds several degrees in Chinese language and culture).  She noted that the Hong Kong protests were likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

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HUD administrator blasts Ocasio-Cortez for prioritizing border over rat problem in her own district

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Posted by    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00pm 8/1/2019 at 7:00pm
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While Congressman Elijah Cummings is now dealing with new interest in how $15 billion in federal aid allocated for Baltimore was spent, an administration official is now targeting anot...

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Rat Becomes Media Star, Photobombing Baltimore Reporter’s Coverage of City’s Living Conditions

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00am 7/31/2019 at 11:00am
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A rat in West Baltimore has become an unexpected media star, after running through a local Fox TV reporter’s live shot as she discussed President Donald Trump labeling the city a “rat and rodent infested mess” in a recent Tweet.

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President Trump signs executive order expanding kidney treatment options

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/12/2019 at 5:00pm

In a wonderful move that can help up to 30 million Americans, President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that permits an overhaul of the way kidney disease is treated within this country.
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