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Biden's CIA pick vows to focus on a rising China

1 month ago   |   By Politico

CIA Director nominee William Burns said on Wednesday that, if confirmed by the Senate, competing with China and countering a “formidable authoritarian adversary” in Beijing would be the central focus of his tenure.
"Out-competing China will be key to our national security in the days ahead," Burns testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “That will require a long-term clear-eyed bipartisan strategy underpinned by domestic renewal and solid intelligence.”
For the CIA, “that will mean intensified focus and urgency, continually strengthening its already...
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CIA nominee calls China an 'authoritarian adversary,' vows to intensify competition with Beijing

CIA nominee calls China an 'authoritarian adversary,' vows to intensify competition with Beijing

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

His confirmation is expected to easily pass with strong bipartisan support similar to the majority of Biden's national security team.
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Speaker Pelosi throws cold water on a progressive bill that would expand the...

Speaker Pelosi throws cold water on a progressive bill that would expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she does not support a newly-introduced bill to expand the Supreme Court and has "no plans to bring it to the... Read more ...

The US officially designates Paul Manafort's associate Konstantin Kilimnik...

The US officially designates Paul Manafort's associate Konstantin Kilimnik as a 'known Russian agent'

Summary List Placement The US for the first time on Thursday designated a close associate of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as a "known Russian agent." Konstantin... Read more ...

Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS - The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd wrapped up its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand... Read more ...

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe... Read more ...

A Taliban leader told the BBC 'we have won' after Biden announced the US...

A Taliban leader told the BBC 'we have won' after Biden announced the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Summary List Placement A Taliban leader said that the US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan means the extremist group has won. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in... Read more ...

These are the 6 Republicans who voted against a bipartisan bill on...

These are the 6 Republicans who voted against a bipartisan bill on anti-Asian hate crimes

Summary List Placement The Senate overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to advance a bill addressing the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Democrats... Read more ...

Liz Cheney's Answer On If She'd Ever Vote For Trump Stumps Fox News Anchor

Liz Cheney's Answer On If She'd Ever Vote For Trump Stumps Fox News Anchor

Neil Cavuto was not prepared for what the Wyoming congresswoman had to say about the former president. Read more ...

Biden Appoints Erika Moritsugu As Asian American Liaison

Biden Appoints Erika Moritsugu As Asian American Liaison

The high-level appointment comes after Sens. Duckworth and Hirono criticized the lack of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in senior administration roles. Read more ...

Rep. Liz Cheney tells Fox News she would not support Trump if he were the...

Rep. Liz Cheney tells Fox News she would not support Trump if he were the 2024 GOP nominee

Summary List Placement GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, told Fox News on Wednesday that she would not support former President Donald Trump if he were nominated as the... Read more ...

Defense witness blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

Defense witness blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

MINNEAPOLIS - George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former... Read more ...