On Thursday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien stated that he believes that “the Chinese have the most sophisticated global influence programs and strategies and abilities and capabilities in the world.” O’Brien also stated that the United States will not allow any outside nation, “whether it’s the Chinese, who are trying to elect Joe Biden, or the Russians, who are denigrating Joe Biden, or the Iranians or the Venezuelans or Cubans or any other country,” to interfere in America’s elections. … [Read more...] about O’Brien: China Is ‘Trying to Elect Joe Biden,’ and Has ‘the Most Sophisticated Global Influence Programs’ – Russia ‘Denigrating’ Biden
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Polls now show not only a decisive consensus among Whites with at least a four-year college education that Trump has mishandled the coronavirus outbreak and the protests that emerged after the death of Floyd, but also that many of those voters believe Trump is exacerbating those problems through his actions. Those include his determination to hold in-person rallies and to accept the GOP nomination before a traditional convention audience this summer and his retweeting on Sunday of one video in which one of his supporters chants "White power," and another on Monday in which a White couple brandish guns at peaceful protesters. … [Read more...] about The white-collar revolt against Trump is peaking
Someone once told me you’re supposed to start an opinion piece with a story. Well here’s the story: Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE is not a good choice for America and he needs to be voted out. The end. … [Read more...] about Young voters are motivated to vote — don’t forget them this election
Mallory pointed to other positive gestures, such as China's decision to add language on IUU fishing to newly revised drafts of the Fisheries Law and the recently updated Distant Water Fishing. It has also created penalties for those who engage in IUU fishing, including a blacklist, fines, and the removal of fishing subsidies. … [Read more...] about Is China’s Fishing Fleet a Growing Security Threat?
Privately, The Wall Street Journal reports, U.S. and Afghan officials say the conflict is at best a stalemate. According to U.S. government figures, the Afghan government controls or influences 229 of the country’s 407 districts, the Taliban controls 59, and the other 119 are contested. Meanwhile, the United Nations said that in the first six months of this year, civilian deaths reached 1,692, the highest number of fatalities since the U.N. began tracking this data in 2009. Militant attacks and suicide bombs were the leading cause of death. … [Read more...] about White House Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Talks With Taliban