Author archive: Christina Paulos

China Summons US Ambassador Over Arrest of Huawei CFO China
China Summons US Ambassador Over Arrest of Huawei CFO
December 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

China’s vice foreign minister has summoned the U.S. ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, in a protest over the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, and said it will take “further action” if needed. Read More

Tesla’s Elon Musk on ‘60 Minutes’: ‘I Do Not Respect the SEC’ In The News
Tesla’s Elon Musk on ‘60 Minutes’: ‘I Do Not Respect the SEC’
December 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Elon Musk stuck a finger in the SEC’s eye Sunday night on “60 Minutes.” “I want to be clear: I do not respect the SEC. I do not respect them,” the Tesla chief executive told Lesley Stahl on the nationally broadcast CBS news program. Read More

In His Own Words: James Comey’s Testimony on Clinton, FBI Probe In The News
In His Own Words: James Comey’s Testimony on Clinton, FBI Probe
December 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

After former FBI Director James Comey testified behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Friday, he tweeted that the interview by members of two House committees “wasn’t a search for truth.” Republicans see it differently. Read More

Johns Hopkins Promised to Elevate All Children’s Heart Institute. Then Patients Started to Die at an Alarming Rate Health
Johns Hopkins Promised to Elevate All Children’s Heart Institute. Then Patients Started to Die at an Alarming Rate
December 10, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Sandra Vazquez paced the heart unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Her 5-month-old son, Sebastian Vixtha, lay unconscious in his hospital crib, breathing faintly through a tube. Two surgeries to fix his heart had failed... Read More

Chief of Staff Kelly Leaving White House at End of the Year, Trump Says White House
Chief of Staff Kelly Leaving White House at End of the Year, Trump Says
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

John F. Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Donald Trump’s second chief of staff, will be leaving that post by month’s end after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a White House beset... Read More

Trump Administration Presses for Peace Deal in Afghanistan by April, But Prospects Appear Dim Afghanistan
Trump Administration Presses for Peace Deal in Afghanistan by April, But Prospects Appear Dim
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

The Trump administration is pressing to open peace talks with insurgents in Afghanistan by April, a timetable driven by the president’s mounting impatience with the stalemated 17-year-old war. The short-term goal, current... Read More

After Years of Election Fraud Complaints in Rural North Carolina, a Congressional Vote Dissolves Into Scandal Voting
After Years of Election Fraud Complaints in Rural North Carolina, a Congressional Vote Dissolves Into Scandal
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

In the run-up to the Nov. 6 general election, North Carolina officials were so concerned about ballot fraud in Bladen County that they sent letters to every voter who requested a mail-in absentee ballot, warning them not to... Read More

Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays Economy
Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Big states such as California, New York and Texas likely will miss out on millions in sales tax revenue this holiday shopping season because they have failed to implement laws and regulations for collecting state sales tax from... Read More

Pena Nieto Leaves Office As First Mexican Leader in Decades Not to Get a US State Visit Mexico
Pena Nieto Leaves Office As First Mexican Leader in Decades Not to Get a US State Visit
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Standing in front of both nations’ flags, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto stood shoulder-to-shoulder with President Donald Trump, smiling for the cameras and shaking hands before sitting down to sign a new North American... Read More

Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again Congress
Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again
December 9, 2018
by Christina Paulos

It was nearly a century ago that Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from Missouri, introduced a bill to make lynching a federal crime. With vigilante slayings of African-Americans rampant, it promised to force the federal government... Read More

Bills Flying in Lame-Duck Frenzy Could Be Unconstitutional, Legal Experts Say In The News
Bills Flying in Lame-Duck Frenzy Could Be Unconstitutional, Legal Experts Say
December 8, 2018
by Christina Paulos

Republican lawmakers in Michigan may be violating the state constitution with fast-tracked bills in the lame-luck Legislature that curb the powers of incoming Democratic officeholders or water down proposals backed by Michigan voters, legal experts say. Read More

Bob Corker’s Quieter Foreign Policy Legacy Foreign Affairs
Bob Corker’s Quieter Foreign Policy Legacy
December 8, 2018
by Christina Paulos

As Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker prepares to yield his gavel and leave the Senate, he has advice for newly elected senators: gain expertise and actually listen to your colleagues. “Some of these people obviously are coming in with large platforms... Read More

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