New Jersey’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli conceded on Friday after the election results showed that he lost the race to incumbent Democrat Phil Murphy. “Our work is not done,” Ciattarelli said at the press conference on Friday in Raritan, New Jersey–Ciattarelli’s hometown. When asked by a reporter about his future plans, Ciattarelli, a former […]
Jack Ciattarelli, a Republican who challenged New Jersey incumbent governor Phil Murphy in the 2021 gubernatorial race, is expected to concede on Friday, reported the New Jersey Herald. As of Thursday, Murphy leads Ciattarelli by nearly 74,000 votes with all votes counted, stated NJ.com, citing The Associated Press. Murphy received 51 percent of the votes while Ciattarelli […]
Edward Durr, a commercial truck driver for 25 years, unseated in the Nov. 2 election the long-tenured New Jersey Senate president, according to unofficial election results published by New Jersey Herald. Durr claimed that he spent less than $10,000 on his campaign, according to Politico. To his surprise, Durr, a Republican, won 52 percent of […]
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly won reelection on Wednesday, defeating Republican former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, announced The Associated Press. Unofficial results show Murphy winning with 50 percent of the votes by a margin of 19,294 votes, while Ciattarelli gained 49 percent of the votes, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to the New Jersey […]
Unofficial results of the gubernatorial election in New Jersey showed the incumbent Democratic governor Phil Murphy in a dead heat with Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, with 98 percent of precincts reporting. Incomplete returns showed Murphy leading the race by 1,408 votes out of more than 2.3 million cast. The voters’ turnout was about 34 percent of New […]
The Chinese Communist Party’s encroachment on Hong Kong’s autonomy may mean the end of “one country, two systems” but it’s not the end of Hong Kong, says Emily Lau, former Democratic Party chair and legislator in Hong Kong. “The people will continue to fight, fight for what we believe in and fight for the values […]
Big Tech companies such Google and Facebook have enormous power to shift people’s opinions and voting preferences through manipulation of the content of their home pages that users see on screens of their devices, without people knowing, said Dr. Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in […]
The United States and India signed a pact to share sensitive satellite and map data on Tuesday as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of the threat posed by the increasingly aggressive behavior of the Chinese regime. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper held third annual bilateral […]
Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months. U.S. President Donald Trump sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister […]
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper welcomed Australia’s decision to participate in military exercises in the Indo-Pacific region together with India, Japan, and the United States. “Pleased to see Australia join the USA, India, and Japan in Exercise MALABAR 2020,” he wrote on Twitter Tuesday. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne sent on Monday a […]
A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons such as tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. In August, the United States formally demanded the snapback of all UN sanctions on Iran that were in […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Vatican on Wednesday to join the United States in denouncing violations of religious freedom in China, saying the Catholic church should be at the forefront in the fight to insist on basic human rights there. Pompeo made the appeal at a conference on religious freedom organized by […]
The United States on Sept. 21 placed new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons programs, saying that virtually all United Nations sanctions against the regime in Tehran prior to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are now restored.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed at the 3rd annual strategic dialog between the United States and Qatar on Monday that a solution should be found to resolve the three-year rift between Qatar and other Gulf states, saying that “the Trump administration is eager to see this dispute resolved.” “Qatar plays an invaluable role […]
U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in an interview on Monday that President Donald Trump is evaluating measures to prevent intellectual property theft by Chinese nationals and students that could be rolled out over the coming weeks and months. The Trump administration is aware that “the Chinese Communist Party has stolen hundreds of billions of […]
The Trump administration on Thursday formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored in order to prevent Iran from purchasing weapons that could be used to arm terrorist organizations.
The United States will request a return or “snapback” of all U.N. sanctions on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, after the U.N. Security Council rejected Washington’s bid to extend an arms embargo on the regime. The U.S. sanction request “will be a fully valid, enforceable U.N. Security Council resolution,” Pompeo said […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Aug. 15 signed a defense cooperation pact with Polish officials that will pave the way for the redeployment of U.S. troops to Poland from Germany. In Warsaw, at the end of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed an […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Prague called upon the young democracies of Central and Eastern Europe to embrace their hard-won freedoms as they face threats from Russia and China. He told lawmakers at the Czech Senate on Wednesday that they are right to resist Chinese attempts to assert economic and political leverage over them […]
President Donald Trump held a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House on Wednesday to expand their nation’s centuries-old cooperation in trade, security, energy, defense, and health based on shared values of “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberties and freedoms, and free, fair, and reciprocal trade,” read their joint statement. Before […]
Polish President Andrzej Duda will visit President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. The two heads of state are expected to discuss energy security, regional security, trade and investment, and 5G security. Trump administration officials have welcomed Poland’s purchase of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) starting in 2022. This will help Poland to […]
The European Union presidents told Chinese leaders on Monday to make good on a promise to open up the Chinese economy, pressing China to respect human rights and warning of “very negative consequences” if Beijing goes ahead with its new so-called national security law for Hong Kong.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump laid a wreath at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) that marks the end of World War II. Seven World War II veterans, ages 96 to 100, joined them at the ceremony. […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the strength and sustainability of the Western world despite misgivings in Europe when speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 15. More than 500 high-level decision-makers from all over the world convene annually at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, to discuss international security policies and […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging the Central Asian nation and others to join calls demanding an end to China’s repression of minorities.
President Donald Trump welcomed Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the White House on Tuesday, applauding Greece for its economic recovery, while Mitsotakis sought further expansion of economic and strategic ties with the United States. During a press conference held before the bilateral meeting with Trump, Mitsotakis stressed the importance of strengthening the strategic relationship […]
France, Germany, and the UK condemned “the recent attacks on Coalition forces in Iraq.” They emphasized the negative role played by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Quds forces previously led by assassinated General Qassem Soleimani. They also urged Iran to “to refrain from further violent action,” and abide by the 2015 nuclear deal, […]
The U.S. Navy 2nd Fleet, reestablished in 2018 to counter Russia, reached full operational capability on Dec. 31, seven months after achieving its initial operational capability, the Navy announced. Based in Norfolk, Virginia, the 2nd Fleet will oversee and control assigned ships, aircraft, and landing forces on the Eastern, Western, and North Atlantic Ocean, as well […]
News Analysis The heads of government of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France convened in Paris on Dec. 9 for a Normandy format summit to end the war in the Eastern Ukraine (Donbas region) between Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces. The Normandy group consisting of the four states was established on June 6, 2014, when “France, […]
At NATO’s 70th anniversary summit in London, President Donald Trump praised the organization’s leadership and defended the alliance against criticism by the president of France. In the morning, Trump met with the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, for a working breakfast. Speaking after the meeting, Trump praised Stoltenberg for “doing a fantastic job.” Trump said that […]
President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of the Republic of Bulgaria to the White House on Nov. 25, 2019, to celebrate the strong and enduring relationship that exists between the two nations. The talks between the two leaders focused on security and defense issues and energy diversification. Borissov led an official delegation that included […]
Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel, joined by the presidents of Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary celebrated on Nov. 9 the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided the Communist-ruled East and capitalist West in Berlin. All leaders attended ceremonies at the Wall memorial site at Bernauer […]
The Crime Prevention Research Center released on Oct. 2 a report revealing that nearly 19 million Americans have concealed carry permits — an increase of 1.4 million compared to last year. The report uses the number of permits issued to carry a concealed handgun to show how many people across the United States own guns. […]
A new upgraded low-yield B61-12 nuclear guided bomb with improved accuracy has undergone testing by the U.S. Air Force. The distinctive feature of this bomb is an increased accuracy down to 30 meters from the target, which will destroy targeted objects with minimum collateral damage. Normally, U.S. nuclear bombs achieve an accuracy of 110-170 meters. The […]
In June, the Department of Defense announced plans to provide $250 million in military aid to Ukraine, according to Defense News. Also, the State Department planned to provide $141 million in aid funding to this country.
On Sept. 23 before the opening of this year’s 74th UN General Assembly, Polish President Andrzej Duda met with U.S. President Donald Trump. During the meeting both presidents signed the Joint Declaration on Advancing Defense Cooperation.
A defense attorney says a former Wisconsin nurse is prepared to plead guilty to hurting infants in a Madison hospital’s intensive care unit from which he was suspended last year. Christopher Kaphaem, 43, faces 19 felony counts involving nine infants. WKOW-TV reported that Kaphaem’s attorney, Jonas Bednarek, notified the court of the plea in a letter […]