Category: State

Obama Had No State Department Inspector General for More than Four Years
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Obama Had No State Department Inspector General for More than Four Years

President Donald Trump is being criticized by his opponents after firing State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Friday night. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called it a “threat to accountable democracy.” However, President Barack Obama did not nominate an inspector general for the State Department during his entire first term. In fact, the post was vacant…

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Obama-Appointed State Department Inspector General Fired
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Obama-Appointed State Department Inspector General Fired

The State Department’s Inspector General, Steve Linick, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, was fired Friday night. Ambassador Steven Akard, a former career foreign service officer, will replace him, according to Politico. As is required by law, President Donald Trump notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the move, which will take effect in…

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VA Gov. Admits State Met Metrics for Phase One Reopening
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VA Gov. Admits State Met Metrics for Phase One Reopening

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Wednesday announced that the state would begin reopening its economy after it was almost completely shut down over the coronavirus pandemic, saying hospitals, dentists, and veterinarians offices can soon resume non-emergency procedures. “I want to assure Virginians that if we begin to see cases and hospitalizations rates rise again,…

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Chinese State Media Editor: Man Blocking Lockdown Protester Like Tiananmen’s ‘Tank Man’
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Chinese State Media Editor: Man Blocking Lockdown Protester Like Tiananmen’s ‘Tank Man’

The editor-in-chief of China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday compared a U.S. medical worker in scrubs to the “Tank Man” of Tiananmen Square for standing in the path of anti-lockdown protesters. That would make the anti-lockdown protesters the equivalent of the Chinese Communist Party, which arrested Tank Man and murdered hundreds of demonstrators to crush the…

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Trump’s hype for state lockdown protests puts Twitter and Facebook’s new COVID-19 policies to the test
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Trump’s hype for state lockdown protests puts Twitter and Facebook’s new COVID-19 policies to the test

A new flurry of tweets from President Trump is pushing the limits of social platform policies designed explicitly to keep users safe from the spread of the novel coronavirus, both online and off. In a series of rapid-fire messages on Friday morning, Trump issued a call to “LIBERATE” Virginia, Minnesota and Michigan, all states led…

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Blue State Blues: Rabbi Akiva’s Lessons for Passover in the Pandemic
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Blue State Blues: Rabbi Akiva’s Lessons for Passover in the Pandemic

Rabbi Eli Stefansky, who leads a worldwide daily lesson in Talmud, observed Wednesday that this year marks the first time in history that Passover has been celebrated in discrete families — save for the very first Passover, in Egypt, in the Exodus. The subtle implication: just as that generation endured a night of peril in…

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Sanctuary State: Illegal Alien Indicted for 92-Year-Old Woman’s Murder
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Sanctuary State: Illegal Alien Indicted for 92-Year-Old Woman’s Murder

An illegal alien has been indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering a 92-year-old Queens, New York, woman after he was released by police in the sanctuary state. Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old illegal alien from Guyana, was indicted by a grand jury for second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree sexual abuse, and tampering…

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Red State Democrat Governors Approve More Refugees for Their States
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Red State Democrat Governors Approve More Refugees for Their States

Democrat governors representing red states such as Kentucky, North Carolina, Montana, and Kansas have approved more refugee resettlement in 2020 for their states. For Fiscal Year 2020, President Donald Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees…

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