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US Announces $144 Million In Aid Money Will Go To Afghanistan

US Announces $144 Million In Aid Money Will Go To Afghanistan

Sebastian Hughes The U.S. announced it will provide an additional $144 million in aid to Afghanistan as part of efforts to help citizens in the country in a statement by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday. The assistance brings the total amount of aid to Afghanistan to $474 million in 2021, making the U.S. […]

Pentagon Says Almost 450 Americans Are Still In Afghanistan

Pentagon Says Almost 450 Americans Are Still In Afghanistan

Sebastian Hughes Nearly 450 American citizens are estimated to remain in Afghanistan almost two months after U.S. troops withdrew from the country, according to the Pentagon. Secretary of State Antony Blinken originally said the Biden administration believed there to be “under 200, and likely closer to 100, who remain in Afghanistan and want to leave,” on Aug. […]

What Do Americans Know About The Build Back Better Act?

What Do Americans Know About The Build Back Better Act?

Sebastian Hughes Only 10% of Americans claim to know many specifics about the $3.5 trillion Democratic spending package, while nearly 60% said they didn’t know any specifics at all, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll. “The average American only has so much time to devote to politics,” David Ditch, a policy analyst at the Heritage […]

China Says Taiwan Is ‘Inalienable Part’ Of Its Territory And There Is ‘No Room’ For Compromise

China Says Taiwan Is ‘Inalienable Part’ Of Its Territory And There Is ‘No Room’ For Compromise

Sebastian Hughes China said there was “no room” for compromise when it comes to Taiwan on Friday after President Joe Biden commented that the U.S. would defend the island if it was attacked, the Associated Press reported. “When it comes to issues related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and other core interests, there is […]

Harvard Trained The People Overseeing China’s Genocide Camps

Harvard Trained The People Overseeing China’s Genocide Camps

Sebastian Hughes Two officials who oversee detention camps accused of committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China, previously received fellowships from Harvard University, according to research by an Australian think-tank, The Financial Times reported. Between 2010 and 2011, Yao Ning studied as an Asia fellow at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation […]

Biden Admin Now Says It Will Get Around To Flying Americans Out Of Afghanistan By The End Of The Year

Biden Admin Now Says It Will Get Around To Flying Americans Out Of Afghanistan By The End Of The Year

by Sebastian Hughes State Department evacuation flights out of Afghanistan will resume by the end of the year, a senior State Department official told The Wall Street Journal. The operation to retrieve U.S. citizens and Afghan allies left behind will require coordination with the Taliban and other governments, the official told The Wall Street Journal. Kabul’s international airport remains […]

‘My Agent Called’: Viral Kamala Harris Space Video Featured Child Actors

‘My Agent Called’: Viral Kamala Harris Space Video Featured Child Actors

by Sebastian Hughes The first short in Vice President Kamala Harris’ YouTube Originals space series featured child actors who auditioned to be flown out to Washington, D.C., and participate in the video. The special, “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” was meant to excite kids about science and space, but quickly went viral over what commentators […]

‘I Don’t Think There Is An Answer’: Labor Secretary Shrugs Off Questions About Why People Aren’t Working

‘I Don’t Think There Is An Answer’: Labor Secretary Shrugs Off Questions About Why People Aren’t Working

Sebastian Hughes U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh told Axios he wasn’t sure why people aren’t rejoining the workforce despite a large number of job openings. “These questions are asked every month,” Walsh said in an interview released Sunday. “I don’t think there is an answer,” he continued. The jobs report for September showed the U.S. economy […]

Victims Of ‘Debilitating’ Havana Syndrome To Get More Support After Biden Signs Bipartisan Bill

Victims Of ‘Debilitating’ Havana Syndrome To Get More Support After Biden Signs Bipartisan Bill

by Sebastian Hughes President Joe Biden signed a bill on Friday intended to provide support to diplomats and government officials who developed brain injuries overseas as a result of the mysterious condition known as “Havana Syndrome.” “Civil servants, intelligence officers, diplomats, and military personnel all around the world have been affected by anomalous health incidents,” […]

Both China And US Will Abide By Taiwan Agreement, Biden Says After Phone Call With Xi Jinping

Both China And US Will Abide By Taiwan Agreement, Biden Says After Phone Call With Xi Jinping

by Sebastian Hughes President Joe Biden assured reporters that Chinese President Xi Jinping would respect the “Taiwan agreement” after a phone call with the leader in September. Tensions between China and Taiwan have increased recently as China ramped up incursions of Taiwan’s defense zone, with a record 52 warships entering the zone on Monday. Biden said he had “spoken […]