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54 Scientists Lose Jobs Amid NIH Probe Into Foreign Ties

54 Scientists Lose Jobs Amid NIH Probe Into Foreign Ties

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   An ongoing inquiry by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into grantees’ failures to disclose foreign ties has resulted in the firings and resignations of 54 scientists. The NIH investigation has investigated 189 scientists for undisclosed foreign ties, with 93 percent of the hidden funding coming from China. Some 77 grantees have […]

POLITICS | Top Democrats and Republicans Unite in Opposing Calls to Defund Police

POLITICS | Top Democrats and Republicans Unite in Opposing Calls to Defund Police

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV Top Republicans and Democrats expressed bipartisan opposition in recent days to the idea of defunding local and state police forces across the nation. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump opposed the idea, which has been promoted by far-left Democrats including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) “There won’t […]

National Guard Activated in 28 States as Riots Continue

National Guard Activated in 28 States as Riots Continue

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV More than 20,400 National Guard soldiers and airmen have been called up in 28 states and the District of Columbia as of June 2 in response to riots in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The riots erupted out of peaceful protests, with far-left extremist groups fomenting much of the violence, looting and […]

US Formally Ending Relationship With WHO, Trump Announces

US Formally Ending Relationship With WHO, Trump Announces

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   The United States will formally terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 29, according to President Donald Trump. The president had warned the WHO less than two weeks prior that the United States would cut funding to the group unless it takes significant steps to prove independence from the […]

House GOP Lawmakers Open Inquiry Into Law Enforcement’s Use of Chinese Drones

House GOP Lawmakers Open Inquiry Into Law Enforcement’s Use of Chinese Drones

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   Republicans from the House Judiciary Committee opened an inquiry into the use of Chinese drones by state and local law enforcement, according to letters obtained by The Epoch Times. A group of 14 lawmakers penned a pair of letters to the departments of Justice (pdf) and Homeland Security (pdf) on May 13 […]

POLITICS | DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Case

POLITICS | DOJ Drops Michael Flynn Case

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   The Department of Justice said on Thursday that it is dropping the criminal case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The stunning reversal came as the defense continued to bolster their case against Flynn’s former counsel and as the court received a stream of apparently exculpatory documents from an outside U.S. attorney […]

Governors Discuss Reopening Plans as Pandemic Ebbs

Governors Discuss Reopening Plans as Pandemic Ebbs

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV   Governors from across the nation defended plans to reopen their states in televised appearances on April 26 as signs continue to emerge of a pandemic on the decline. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, introduced on April 25 a road map for the state’s reopening. While the numbers of new cases and deaths remain high, […]

House Passes Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

House Passes Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV The House of Representatives on April 23 passed a stimulus bill with $484 billion in funding for the battle against the CCP virus and financial relief for American workers and businesses affected by shutdowns related to the pandemic. The Senate had approved the bill two days earlier and the president has signaled his intent to sign it. The bill […]

NY’s Cuomo: Hospital Figures Suggest Pandemic Curve Is Flattening in State

NY’s Cuomo: Hospital Figures Suggest Pandemic Curve Is Flattening in State

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded an optimistic tone about the state’s battle with the CCP virus pandemic on April 6, pointing to downward trends in key hospital metrics as evidence that the state may be “flattening” the statistical curve that’s oft-employed to visualize the effects of the outbreak. For five straight days, health care […]

Discharges Outpace Hospitalizations in New York for 4th Straight Day

Discharges Outpace Hospitalizations in New York for 4th Straight Day

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV Hospitals in New York State have discharged more COVID-19 patients than they have hospitalized for four days in a row, according to the latest data from the state hit hardest by the CCP virus pandemic. Hospitals in the state admitted 574 COVID-19 patients on April 4 while discharging 1,709 patients. The number of daily discharges had also surpassed the […]

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