Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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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’s Incredible Shrinking Climate Plan

The centerpiece of the White House’s climate agenda, the Clean Energy Payment Program, or CEPP, seemingly expired unceremoniously late last week due to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Progressives—who’ve watched the reconciliation package be winnowed down from $6 trillion to just $1.9 trillion—are now scrambling to figure out how to bring some kind of comparable emissions-reducing plan back from the dead before world leaders start debating the future of the Paris Agreement in Glasgow on Halloween.

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Hunter Biden pitched himself as expert in Russian oligarch targeted by FBI: Devine

Hunter Biden boasted he could provide intelligence on the shady Russian oligarch whose Greenwich Village townhouse was raided by the FBI on Tuesday.
The president’s son said he could provide Alcoa, a giant US aluminium firm, with knowledge about the “elite networks” connected to Oleg Deripaska in a proposal from his company Rosemont Seneca, emails on Hunter’s laptop show.
Federal agents carried out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at the Gay Street townhouse and a Washington mansion tied to Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Stand for life – death of 2-year-old Alta Fixsler reminds us of these truths

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On Monday, Alta Fixsler passed away after the government of the United Kingdom sentenced her to death. She committed no crime or wrongdoing. She was just 2 years old, innocent as could be. But Alta suffered from a severe hypoxic ischemic brain injury.  
Doctors at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Manchester, United Kingdom, concluded that Alta’s life was not worth living.

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Queen Elizabeth ‘Reluctantly’ Accepts Doctors Orders to Rest: Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth has “reluctantly accepted medical advice” to rest for a few days, according to a surprise announcement from Buckingham Palace that added the queen’s undisclosed ailment is “not COVID related.”
The statement announced the cancellation of the 95-year-old monarch’s long-planned trip to Northern Ireland. “Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

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The Road to Glasgow Does Not Lead Through Beijing

Amid bad political and economic news on several fronts, from the budget stalemate to the supply chain crisis, President Biden and chief of staff Ron Klain have put out the word that the administration desperately needs a headline win at the big climate meetings in Glasgow next month. The sessions, called COP26, are intended to build on the largely unfulfilled 2015 Paris accords to get firm commitments from the world’s major nations to meet accelerated climate goals.
But one major player stands in the way of Biden’s hoped-for headlines—China.

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The Road to Glasgow Does Not Lead Through Beijing

Amid bad political and economic news on several fronts, from the budget stalemate to the supply chain crisis, President Biden and chief of staff Ron Klain have put out the word that the administration desperately needs a headline win at the big climate meetings in Glasgow next month. The sessions, called COP26, are intended to build on the largely unfulfilled 2015 Paris accords to get firm commitments from the world’s major nations to meet accelerated climate goals.
But one major player stands in the way of Biden’s hoped-for headlines—China.

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