Climate Envoy John Kerry Faces Congressional Investigation Over ‘Secret’ Dealings With China

House Republicans announced Thursday they are investigating President Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry over his secret meetings with the Chinese Communist government.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.), who is leading the investigation, in a letter accused Kerry of making “secret agreements” with foreign governments such as China that harm U.S. national security.

“To date, you have failed to respond to any of our requests,” Comer said. “Yet, you continue to engage in activities that could undermine our economic health, skirt congressional authority, and threaten foreign policy under the guise of climate advocacy.”

The letter

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California Diversity Chief Says Harvey Weinstein Victims Knew What They Were Doing

The man tapped by California’s attorney general to be his agency’s first diversity and inclusion chief says victims of serial rapist Harvey Weinstein knew what they were doing when they had sex with him, that he sympathized with Bill Cosby during his rape trial, and that innocent men need to be sacrificed for the sake of the #MeToo movement.

The state’s new diversity, equity, and inclusion guru Kevin E. Hooks said that the women who came forward to say they were forced to have sex with Weinstein were willfully choosing to trade sex for job opportunities in the film industry.

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GOP Demands ‘Immediate Intelligence Briefing’ on Chinese Balloon

House Intelligence Committee member and Republican Conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) on Friday demanded “an immediate intelligence briefing” on the Chinese spy balloon floating over Montana.

“The Chinese Communist Party’s violation of the United States’ airspace and growing military aggression is a threat to our national security,” Stefanik wrote in a press release. The congresswoman said she is demanding the briefing “so that we can know exactly how this happened and what malign intentions are behind this spying to ensure we hold China accountable.”

Beijing on Friday admitted responsibility for the air balloon, claiming the “airship” was for “meteorological and

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That’ll Show Them: Blinken Postpones China Visit Over Spy Balloon

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will postpone his visit to China after a spy balloon was detected flying over the continental United States, according to media reports on Friday.

Blinken did not want the balloon to dominate his meetings with Chinese officials, ABC News reported, citing an unnamed U.S. official. Bloomberg News also reported the trip will be postponed.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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China Claims Spy Balloon Floating Over US Nuclear Sites Is for ‘Scientific Research’

The Chinese government said on Friday that the massive “airship” floating over nuclear sites in Montana is used for “meteorological and other scientific research,” marking the first time Beijing claimed responsibility for the suspected spy balloon.

China said it is investigating the balloon, which has been spotted in recent days over the Western United States, and claimed it blew off course. President Joe Biden has refused to shoot down the vessel, which is suspected of spying on nuclear launch sites, allegedly following advice from the Pentagon over fears of falling debris.

The news comes after Canada said early Friday it

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Putin’s Political Prisoner Refuses to Stay Silent

By the time I met Vladimir Kara-Murza, he had been poisoned twice. Russian president Vladimir Putin’s agents had tried to kill the 41-year-old journalist, documentarian, and protégé of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in 2015 and again in 2017. The second poisoning was so severe that doctors put Kara-Murza into a medically induced coma. It lasted more than two weeks.

The sprightly, eloquent, friendly, and intense married father of three whom I encountered the following year was animated and fearless. We discussed his life, parenting, and mutual acquaintances. He said that he enjoyed the Washington Free Beacon. Having admired

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Republicans Go After Biden Sanction Waivers That Allow Iran and Russia To Build Nuclear Infrastructure

The Biden administration’s ability to waive sanctions on Iran and permit a Russian energy company to make billions helping the Islamic Republic develop its nuclear program could be coming to an end.

Senate Republicans think they may have the votes to pass legislation that would make it virtually impossible for the Biden administration to keep renewing these sanctions waivers, congressional sources told the Washington Free Beacon. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas), is being circulated among Senate colleagues and is expected to draw widespread Republican support. Though a previous version of the legislation failed to

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REVIEW: What I Learned Watching ‘The 1619 Project’ on Hulu (Episode 1)

Author’s note / Disclaimer / Trigger warning: I haven’t read The 1619 Project. Not the award-winning essay collection by Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times. Or the best-selling anthology from Random House. Or the award-winning, best-selling children’s book for adults. I haven’t listened to the podcast, and don’t intend to. Not when there are so many better ways to spend one’s precious time.

The same is true for the vast majority of Americans, including the vast majority of black Americans. That’s obvious, right? Same goes for the vast majority of internet users with strong opinions about

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Republican New Jersey Councilwoman Killed by Gunman

A Republican borough councilwoman in Sayreville, N.J., was shot and killed Wednesday in what police said was likely a targeted attack.

Eunice Dwumfour, elected to the Sayreville council in 2021, was shot by an unidentified assailant Wednesday night while she was in her car outside her home. Police said they believe Dwumfour was the intended target of the gunman, ABC7 reported, but they did not identify a motive in the attack.

Local residents told RLS Media the shooter was seen running from the crime scene toward the nearby Garden State Parkway.

Gov. Phil Murphy (D.) expressed shock at Dwumfour’s

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DC Metro Shooter Had Prior Assault Dismissed by Progressive DA

A gunman who killed a transit employee and wounded three bystanders at a Washington, D.C., Metro station on Wednesday had a prior assault dismissed last year by a progressive prosecutor.

Court records show Isaiah Trotman was charged with assault and battery in November 2021, only to have those charges dismissed six months later by Albemarle County, Va., prosecutor Jim Hingeley, who won election in 2019 with the help of six-figure contributions from liberal megadonors, including George Soros. Police arrested Trotman on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree murder.

Homicides have surged to their highest level in decades in many Soros

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