Column: Liz Cheney is putting America first

Country over party.
With unflinching firmness, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has chosen to take her stand for democracy and the Constitution over the cult of Donald Trump that is now the Republican Party.
For that, Americans owe her big time: As vice chair of the special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrectionist sacking of the Capitol, Cheney showed again this week that she is giving that essential investigation a bipartisan credibility it wouldn’t otherwise have. Republican leaders have refused to participate.

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China’s Challenge to the Monroe Doctrine

Time magazine reported earlier this year that China is South America’s top trading partner. Chinese companies, according to correspondents Ciara Nugent and Charlie Campbell, invested nearly $13 billion in Latin America in 2019, while China is a major consumer of Latin American exports, purchasing “beef from Uruguay, copper from Chile, oil from Colombia, and soya from Brazil.” State-controlled Chinese tech companies (Huawei, ZTE, Dahua, Hikvision) have made inroads in Latin America, Time reports, that will allow “Beijing to dictate the rules of commerce for a generation.

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Biden just announced he would support killing the filibuster to get voting rights passed – ‘and maybe more’

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden salutes Airmen from Langley here Feb. 6. The vice president stopped by Langley on his way to a conference in Williamsburg, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Vernon Young)
Democratic strategist lays out 5 ‘tipping points’ that could help Biden defeat Trump in November

President Joe Biden just made big news – and made a lot of Democrats happy.
Up until now he has strongly opposed killing the filibuster, an antiquated, undemocratic Jim Crow relic.

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Jonathan Turley: Biden family corruption is an elephant the media works to ‘disappear’

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This week marked an anniversary of one of the greatest political tricks in history: the disappearance of Hunter Biden scandals.
One year after the New York Post broke the story, new emails were recently released that added new details to what was a raw influence-peddling operation which netted millions of dollars from foreign sources. A new tranche of emails connecting President Joe Biden to key accounts prove just how this political sleight of hand was worthy of Harry Houdini.

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Jonathan Turley: Biden family corruption is an elephant the media works to ‘disappear’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
This week marked an anniversary of one of the greatest political tricks in history: the disappearance of Hunter Biden scandals.
One year after the New York Post broke the story, new emails were recently released that added new details to what was a raw influence-peddling operation which netted millions of dollars from foreign sources. A new tranche of emails connecting President Joe Biden to key accounts prove just how this political sleight of hand was worthy of Harry Houdini.

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Jonathan Turley: Biden family corruption is an elephant the media works to ‘disappear’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
This week marked an anniversary of one of the greatest political tricks in history: the disappearance of Hunter Biden scandals.
One year after the New York Post broke the story, new emails were recently released that added new details to what was a raw influence-peddling operation which netted millions of dollars from foreign sources. A new tranche of emails connecting President Joe Biden to key accounts prove just how this political sleight of hand was worthy of Harry Houdini.

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Has the DOJ’s Campaign to Root Out Chinese Spies on College Campuses Gone Too Far?

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In late August 2019, federal agents converged on a leafy cul-de-sac in Lawrence, Kansas, and arrested a chemical engineer named Feng “Franklin” Tao. His alleged crime? Working a second job in China while employed as a professor at the University of Kansas. He became the latest academic of Chinese descent to be apprehended under a Trump-era program aimed at “countering Chinese national security threats,” particularly at research labs and universities.

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Has the DOJ’s Campaign to Root Out Chinese Spies on College Campuses Gone Too Far?

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In late August 2019, federal agents converged on a leafy cul-de-sac in Lawrence, Kansas, and arrested a chemical engineer named Feng “Franklin” Tao. His alleged crime? Working a second job in China while employed as a professor at the University of Kansas. He became the latest academic of Chinese descent to be apprehended under a Trump-era program aimed at “countering Chinese national security threats,” particularly at research labs and universities.

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What Should Really Alarm Us About China’s New “Hypersonic” Missile Test

A new type of Chinese missile is triggering panic among some U.S. defense officials, but the alarms are overblown.
In a test this past August, according to an article in last weekend’s Financial Times, this missile flew at “hypersonic” speeds in a low orbit all the way around the globe. Toward the end of the flight, it released a vehicle (capable of containing a nuclear warhead), which then glided toward its target. Such a missile could approach the United States not just from the north—as normal ballistic missiles would—but from the east, west, or south.

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There’s Nothing Honorable or Decent About Colin Powell’s Long List of War Crimes

Colin Powell, soldier, statesman, and lifelong public servant to the imperatives of empire, died yesterday, at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his eponymous doctrine and at least 185,000 Iraqi civilians.
Born in 1937, Powell preceded by a decade the institution that would define both his life and much of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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