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US Justice Dept names special counsel to probe Biden's son
by Paul Handley - August 12, 2023 - 11:52am
The US Justice Department on Friday escalated its investigation into President Joe Biden's son Hunter, naming a special counsel amid allegations of tax fraud and illicit overseas business deals.
US Supreme Court nixes Biden's $400 billion student debt cancellation plan
by Paul Handley - July 1, 2023 - 12:13pm
The US Supreme Court dealt President Joe Biden a significant political setback Tuesday when it overruled his landmark program to cancel the student debt of millions of Americans.
Pat Robertson, who made Christian right a political force, dead at 93
by Paul Handley - June 10, 2023 - 12:27pm
The longtime host of "The 700 Club" on his huge Christian Broadcasting Network and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach.
Chinese balloon's equipment 'clearly' for spying: US official
by Paul Handley - February 10, 2023 - 7:56am
Images from U2 spy planes showed that the Chinese balloon that flew over the United States last week was unmistakably equipped for collecting intelligence and not weather data, a US official said Thursday.
US shoots down Chinese spy balloon over 'unacceptable' violation
by Paul Handley - February 5, 2023 - 9:29am
A US fighter jet on Saturday shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, the Pentagon said, over what it called Beijing's "unacceptable violation" of American sovereignty.
Like none other: Profound impact of conservative US Supreme Court
by Paul Handley - July 3, 2022 - 9:45am
Analysts say the just-closed annual court season has revealed a set of judges more hard-line than anyone anticipated.
US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases
by Paul Handley - July 1, 2022 - 7:38am
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the government's key environmental agency cannot issue broad limits on greenhouse gases, sharply curtailing the power of President Joe Biden's administration to battle climate...
Russian invaders 'frustrated' by stiff Ukraine resistance: Pentagon
by Paul Handley - February 27, 2022 - 8:53am
The Pentagon believes the Russian invasion, utilizing a force of more than 150,000 troops, heavy armor, and missile and air barrages, has not progressed nearly as fast as hoped since it began just before dawn on...
Biden sees chance for Ukraine diplomacy, keeps pressure on Moscow
by Paul Handley - February 16, 2022 - 8:56am
"Analysts indicate that they remain very much in a threatening position," Biden said in an address on the crisis.
US deploys 3,000 troops in Ukraine standoff
by Paul Handley - February 3, 2022 - 8:39am
"As long as (President Vladimir Putin) is acting aggressively, we are going to make sure we reassure our NATO allies in eastern Europe that we're there," President Joe Biden said after the deployments were anno...
January 6 probe, new books lift lid on Trump's final days in office
by Paul Handley - December 13, 2021 - 10:38am
Trump's pushback against Biden's election victory was not just an extended fit of pique, but rather a serious effort to retain power, which the Republican mounted for weeks.
China expanding its nuclear arsenal faster than anticipated: Pentagon
by Paul Handley - November 4, 2021 - 8:05am
China could have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027, and could top 1,000 by 2030 — an arsenal two-and-a-half times the size of what the Pentagon predicted only a year ago, according to the report.
Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book
by Paul Handley - September 15, 2021 - 8:06am
Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley ordered aides to not act immediately on any move by Trump to use US nuclear forces, and he called a Chinese general to reassure Beijing, presidential chronicler Bob Woodward...
US ramps up Kabul evacuation efforts as August 31 deadline looms
by Paul Handley - August 24, 2021 - 7:49am
The number of people relocated from Afghanistan since July on US flights hit 53,000, with 48,000 of those since the intense airlift operations started on August 14 as the Taliban moved into Kabul.
US steps up evacuation from Kabul; says Taliban pledge 'safe passage'
by Paul Handley - August 18, 2021 - 7:18am
Washington wants to complete the exodus before its August 31 withdrawal deadline, and thousands of US soldiers were at the airport as the Pentagon planned to ramp up flights of its huge C-17 transport jets to as...
Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in US
by Paul Handley - August 6, 2021 - 10:45am
Biden said the move recognizes "the significant erosion" of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong by the Chinese government.
Mexican child, 9, dies trying to enter US — border patrol
by Paul Handley - March 27, 2021 - 9:47am
A nine-year-old Mexican child died while trying to cross the Rio Grande into the United States, the Border Patrol said Friday amid a surge in migrants seeking to enter the country.
North Korea tested missiles in first challenge to Biden administration: US official
by Paul Handley - March 24, 2021 - 7:40am
Two missiles were fired on Sunday, they confirmed, echoing Pyongyang's past practices for provoking and testing both Washington and Seoul.
Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, COVID-19, environment
by Paul Handley - January 20, 2021 - 6:26pm
Biden will sign 17 orders and actions just hours after being sworn in as US leader to break from policies of departing President Donald Trump and set new paths on immigration, the environment, fighting COVID-19 and...
US struggles to confront far right threat
by Paul Handley - January 13, 2021 - 9:57am
The violent assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump underscored how unready the United States is to confront its growing right-wing extremist threat, despite years of warnings.
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