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US News | The Epoch Times Mon, 25 Jan 2021 04:54:45 +0000
  • Biden Says CCP Oppression of Uyghurs is Genocide, Agrees with Trump Admin’s Designation President Joe Biden believes the Chinese regime has committed “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” against Uyghur Muslims in the region of Xinjiang—a designation made by the Trump administration a day before the presidential inauguration. “President Biden has called the oppression of the Uighurs a genocide, and he stands against it in the strongest possible terms,” […]
  • Authorities Investigate Explosion at Los Angeles Church The FBI and local law enforcement are investigating an explosion that occurred Saturday at a Los Angeles-area church that is known for its open condemnation of homosexuality. Police officers responded on 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 to what they initially believed was a vandal who had broken the windows of the First Works Baptist Church […]
  • US Reaffirms Commitment to Japan to Defending Islands Disputed With China TOKYO—New U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, during his first phone call with his Japanese counterpart, reaffirmed America’s commitment to Tokyo to defending a group of East China Sea islets claimed by both Japan and China, the Pentagon said. Austin, in talks with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, confirmed that Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan security […]
  • Rep. Biggs Criticizes Media for ‘Generating Ever-More-Sensational Lies’ Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), one of the members of Congress to object to electoral votes on Jan. 6, on Friday refuted allegations that he organized and encouraged the storming of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, noting that some media are “generating ever-more-sensational lies” about him. “Since January 6, many on the Left and in […]
  • Migrants Increasing at ‘Concerning Rate’ on Southern Border, Says CBP Agent As caravans build up in Honduras, migrants are increasing at a “concerning rate” at the United States southern border, according to Matthew Hudak, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) chief patrol agent of the Laredo sector in Texas. He warns that immigration is just a piece of the threat coupled with the pandemic health risk […]
  • Officer Under Investigation After Police Car Hits Pedestrians at Street Race Incident, 2 Injured TACOMA, Wash.—At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car’s windows in downtown Tacoma on Saturday night, officials said. The incident happened just before 7 p.m. as […]
  • Constitutional Amendment to Prevent Supreme Court Packing Resurfaces Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation on Jan. 22 to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the Supreme Court to nine justices, the numerical cap that has been in place for well over a century, in order to prevent Democrats from enlarging the court’s membership. Amending the Constitution is no easy task. The amendment […]
  • ‘We Can’t Wait’: Biden Admin to Push Congress for Pandemic Relief, Stimulus Checks The Biden administration will push Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus bill, including $1,400 in direct payments, according to a spokesman, who said it’s needed to avert an economic crisis. Brian Deese, the director of the National Economic Council, has told reporters that he will speak to senators as part of a White […]
  • Boris Johnson, Biden Discuss UK-US Coordination on China Policy British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed the need for coordination on China and other foreign policy priorities in a phone call on Saturday. The leaders discussed “the need for coordination on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Iran, and Russia,” the White House said in a statement. Biden “conveyed his […]
  • National Guard Disputes Claims Troops Intentionally Turned Backs on Biden’s Motorcade The National Guard disputed a claim that troops intentionally turned their backs on President Joe Biden’s motorcade as it passed through D.C. “These National Guardsmen were on duty with a mission to protect the president against potential threats,” Capt. Tinashe Machona, a spokeswoman for the D.C. National Guard, told the Stars and Stripes newspaper. “Some […]
  • Biden’s Transportation Nominee Pete Buttigieg Says Gasoline Tax Hike Possible President Joe Biden’s pick for secretary of transportation said recently that a tax on gasoline is possible. “I think all options need to be on the table. The gas tax has not been increased since 1993, and it’s never been paid to inflation. And that’s one of the reasons why the current state of the […]
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations Declining in Orange County SANTA ANA—Orange County reported 1,795 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths on Jan. 24, bringing the county’s totals to 223,288 cases and 2,638 fatalities since the pandemic began. As of Jan. 24, there were 1,732 people hospitalized countywide with the disease, 467 of whom are in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to […]
  • Michigan Rep. Upton Unanimously Censured by County GOP for Impeachment Vote A Michigan county’s Republican Party voted to censure Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) for his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this month. During the Allegan County Republican Convention, members voted Jan. 21 “censure and condemn” Upton in a unanimous vote, according to a statement, adding that Upton “ignored the voice of his voters in […]
  • At Least 24 Shot, 5 Fatally, Across Chicago Over the Weekend: Police At least 24 people were shot, including five fatally, between Friday night and Sunday morning in Chicago. Police in Chicago said the weekend’s first fatality occurred at 8:55 p.m. Friday after a 26-year-old man was shot in the head on South Kenneth Avenue, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. An hour later, a woman was found dead in […]
  • China’s Sanctions on Former Trump Administration Officials an ‘Escalation’: Sen. Cotton The Chinese regime’s sanctions against former Trump administration officials is an escalation that must be met with a reciprocal response, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Sunday. “These sanctions against former Trump administration officials are a dangerous and insidious escalation of China’s effort to influence American policy,” Cotton said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” The Chinese […]
  • Romney Says Impeachment Trial Against Trump Should Go Forward Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) asserted Sunday that the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump should proceed, saying that it is not unconstitutional. Romney told CNN on Sunday: “Well, I’ve read a number of law review articles, and I think if you put aside the partisan columns if you will written in various publications and […]
  • Arizona Republicans Censure Ducey, Flake, McCain The Arizona Republican Party voted on Jan. 23 to approve resolutions to censure the state’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake, and Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). The party censured Ducey for imposing restrictions in response to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus that “restrict personal liberties and force […]
  • State Department Examining Trump Administration’s Designation of Houthis as Terrorists The Biden administration is reviewing the designation of the Houthis as a terrorist group that was made late in former President Donald Trump’s term. “The State Department has initiated a review of Ansarallah’s terrorist designations,” a spokesperson told news outlets. “We will not publicly discuss or comment on internal deliberations regarding that review; however, with […]
  • ‘Your Order Is a Direct Attack’: Utah Tribe Seeks Exemption From Biden Drilling Pause A Native American tribe called on the Biden administration to “immediately amend” a White House executive order “to provide an exception for energy permits and approvals on Indian lands.” “The Ute Indian Tribe and other energy-producing tribes rely on energy development to fund our governments and provide services to our members,” the Ute Indian Tribe said in […]
  • Orange County Launches Latest Vaccine Super POD, Despite Supply Shortage Orange County needs enough supply to inoculate 600,000 people in order to push through the first tier of its vaccination schedule, its top doctor said. Speaking during a Jan. 23 press conference to announce the opening of the county’s latest super point of distribution (POD), Dr. Clayton Chau said bolstering its supply has been a […]
  • White House Chief of Staff: Biden Administration Taking Responsibility for COVID-19 Vaccines President Joe Biden is taking responsibility for distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines in America, his chief of staff said Sunday, as he also defended statements different health advisers made. “The fundamental difference between the Biden approach and the Trump approach is that we’re going to take responsibility at the federal government. We’re going to own […]
  • Yellen Nomination Sails Through Senate Panel; Final Vote Set for Monday WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 22 unanimously approved Janet Yellen’s nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies. The full Senate will vote on Yellen’s nomination on Jan. 25, Senate Majority Leader […]
  • Biden Administration Pauses Federal Drilling Program in Climate Push President Joe Biden’s administration has temporarily suspended oil and gas permitting on federal lands and waters in the latest of a series of rapid-fire orders aimed at fighting climate change and tamping down the U.S. fossil fuel industry. The order appeared to be a first step in delivering on newly sworn-in Biden’s campaign pledge to […]
  • Over 78,000 Facebook, Instagram Users Removed for QAnon, ‘Militarization’ Policy Violations Facebook removed more than 78,000 profiles on both Facebook and Instagram, saying they had posted QAnon content and content related to “militarized social movements” since August 2020. “We continue to strengthen our enforcement by identifying additional militarized social movements, new terms associated with QAnon and how people attempt to skirt our detection, including focusing more on […]
  • US Unemployment Claims Decrease Modestly; Housing, Factories Underpin Economy WASHINGTON—The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits decreased modestly last week as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the nation, raising the risk that the economy shed jobs for a second straight month in January. Despite the labor market woes, the economy remains anchored by strong manufacturing and housing sectors. Other data on Thursday […]
  • US Factory Activity Near 14-Year High; Home Sales Rose in December WASHINGTON—U.S. manufacturing activity surged to its highest level in nearly 14 years in early January, but bottlenecks in the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up prices and signaling a rise in inflation in the months ahead. Other data on Jan. 22 showed an unexpected increase in sales of previously owned homes […]
  • Rubio Rips McKinsey for Response to Arrest of Putin Critic Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says serious questions are surfacing about “McKinsey’s core values and corporate culture” following the famous international management consulting firm’s order barring its Moscow office employees from joining the growing protests in Russia against the arrest of Alexei Navalny. Navalny was arrested last week as he returned to Russia from Berlin, where […]
  • Trump Impeachment Trial Is ‘Bad for the Country’: Sen. Rubio Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the pending impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is pointless and unnecessarily divisive. “It’s counterproductive,” Rubio said on Sunday, according to an interview with Fox News. “We already have a flaming fire in this country, and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of […]
  • New Mexico Officials Express Alarm Over White House’s 60-Day Pause on Oil Leases Officials in New Mexico have expressed alarm over President Joe Biden’s 60-day pause on new oil and natural gas leases and permits to drill, saying the industry is tied to spending on education and other programs in the state. “During his inauguration, President Biden spoke about bringing our nation together. Eliminating drilling on public lands […]
  • New York Times Contributor Loses Think Tank Job After Suggesting Biden Should ‘Lynch Mike Pence’ A New York Times contributor was let go from another job after he suggested President Joe Biden lynch former Vice President Mike Pence. Will Wilkinson wrote on Jan. 20 on Twitter, “If Biden really wanted unity, he’d lynch Mike Pence.” One of Wilkinson’s employers, the Niskanen Center, a think tank, announced that they were firing Wilkinson. […]
  • Biden’s HHS Nominee Says US ‘In a Nosedive’ on COVID-19 Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the head of Health and Human Services (HHS), said Sunday that the United States is seeing an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. “The plane is in a nosedive. And we’ve got to pull it up,” Becerra told CNN. “And you’re […]
  • Mexican President: Biden Will Pledge $4 Billion to Central American Countries President Joe Biden spoke with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with the Mexican leader saying the White House would send $4 billion to Central American countries. López Obrador on Jan. 23 said that Biden pledged the billions to help development in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to stem migration from Central America to Mexico. […]
  • Former Border Patrol Head: Biden Administration Made America Less Safe Within Hours Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan accused the Biden administration of making the United States less safe within hours of President Joe Biden being sworn in last week. “With the stroke of a pen, President Biden made this country less safe,” Morgan told Breitbart News on Jan. 23. “It’s pure politics over […]
  • Former Trump Adviser: Biden’s Early Priorities Uniting Country Against Him President Joe Biden’s early priorities are uniting the country against him, an adviser to former President Donald Trump said Saturday. “Does any normal person right now in this country think the top priority is to make sure we don’t deport criminal illegal aliens who’ve committed violent offenses against U.S. citizens?” Stephen Miller, who was for […]
  • Ward Reelected as Arizona GOP Chairwoman After Trump Endorsement Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, an ally of former President Donald Trump, was reelected to the role on Jan. 22, fending off several challengers for the role, after Trump endorsed her for another two-year term. She won 51.5 percent of the vote, to 48.5 percent for challenger Sergio Arellano in the second round of voting. […]
  • Seattle Interim Police Chief Announces Tougher Policy on Protest Vandalism Seattle Police will get tougher on people who vandalize and destroy property during protests, the department’s interim police chief announced on Jan. 23, ahead of a scheduled demonstration. Seattle Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz’s announcement comes follows a protest during which buildings were damaged and vandalized in the downtown area of the city, including a […]
  • Republican Senator: Canceling Keystone XL Means Oil Goes to China, Other Countries, or Less Safe Rail Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) criticized President Joe Biden’s revocation of the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the oil that would have traveled through the pipeline will go to China or another country or be shipped to the United States by rail, which Rounds said is less safe. “Look, they’re going to pump the […]
  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew: Mass National Guard Deployment During Inauguration Was ‘Overkill’ Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) has called the deployment of tens of thousands of National Guard troops on inauguration day hypocrisy and “overkill.” Democrat-turned-Republican Van Drew, who serves as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Newsmax on Saturday that he thought it was hypocritical of Democrats to send tens of thousands of […]
  • FBI: Texan Charged in Capitol Riot Tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’ DALLAS—A 34-year-old Texas man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Garret Miller, who is from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, was arrested Friday after being named in a five-count […]
  • Orange County Reports 2,752 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths SANTA ANA—Orange County reported 2,752 new positive COVID-19 cases and 78 more deaths Jan. 23. To date, there have been 221,493 coronavirus cases and 2,625 fatalities, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. There are currently 1,818 people hospitalized countywide with the disease, 482 of whom are in the intensive care unit.  The county’s state-adjusted […]
  • Law Professor Dershowitz Outlines Legal Possibilities for Senate on Upcoming Trump Impeachment Trial Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz shared his expert opinion on free speech and the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump in an interview with Cindy Drukier, host of NTD’s “The Nation Speaks.” He noted that Trump asked for peaceful and patriotic demonstrations. And in America, it has been a custom to differentiate […]
  • Andy Ngo: Twitter Did Nothing to Stop Antifa Planning, Promoting Riots in Portland, Seattle Twitter did nothing to stop Antifa planning and promoting riots in Portland and Seattle weeks in advance, according to Journalist Andy Ngo.
  • South Dakota Governor Will Propose Bill to Ban Abortions of Down Syndrome Babies South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced on Jan. 23 that she’ll introduce a bill to her state’s legislature on Jan. 25 that would ban abortion of babies based solely on a diagnose of Down syndrome. The Republican governor made the decision on the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. […]
  • Sen. Rubio Accuses Biden of Talking Like a Centrist but Taking Far-Left Actions Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized President Joe Biden on Friday, saying he is talking like a centrist but taking far-left actions. “An important thing to point out this morning, President Biden is talking like a centrist, he is using the words of the center, talking about unity. But he’s governing like someone from the far-left,” […]
  • West Virginia Governor Wants to Boost Vaccine Administration to at Least 5 Million Per Day West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called for a ramp-up of vaccination administration efforts to between 5 and 10 million shots per day, and suggested Congress adopt a targeted vaccine bill quickly to help states fund immunizations rather than wait for a large relief package that could be delayed for months by partisan squabbling in Washington. Justice […]
  • Defense Intelligence Agency Buys Phone Location Data Without Warrants, Memo Says A U.S. intelligence agency is buying phone location data without using warrants, according to a newly released document. In a memo dated Jan. 15 (pdf) to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) said analysts had searched U.S. device location data five times in the past 2 1/2 years. The Supreme Court ruled […]
  • Telegram Experiences Massive Growth in January: 90 Million New Users Messaging app “Telegram” sent a message to its users announcing that in January alone it gained 90 million new users. “In January 2021, more than 90 million new users from around the world joined Telegram,” reads the encrypted messaging app’s message. “Thank you! These milestones were made possible by users like you who invite their […]
  • Teen’s Suicide Attempt Prompts Warning Over Pandemic’s Mental Health Dangers On Christmas night, a 14-year-old girl walked away from her family’s Orange County home and headed toward a bridge. When she arrived, she leaped from the 50-foot structure, shattering two back bones in an attempted suicide brought on by some inner demons she’s been fighting since the start of the pandemic. Sydney R., of Huntington Beach, is among […]
  • US Marshalls Rescue 33 Missing Children in ‘Operation Lost Angels’ More than 30 children were rescued by U.S. Marshalls from human trafficking in Southern California, including eight who were being sexually exploited, the FBI announced Friday. The multi-day joint agency “Operation Lost Angels” involved more than two dozen partner agencies and was initiated on Jan. 11. The rescue operation recently culminated in the recovery of 33 […]
  • Sidney Powell Launches Super PAC to ‘Fight Vigorously for Our Constitutional Rights’ Attorney Sidney Powell, who filed third-party election lawsuits on behalf of former President Donald Trump, has launched a Super PAC dedicated to a range of aims, including freedom of speech, Constitutional rights, and “the sacred right of free and fair elections.” In a statement on Saturday, Powell announced the launch of the Restore the Republic […]