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  • Former Cleveland Clinic researcher charged with fraud for failing to disclose China ties

    05/19/2020 4:14:36 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 5/19/2020 | Sabrina Easton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - A former Cleveland Clinic researcher who received more than $3.6 million in National Institutes of Health grants is facing criminal charges for failing to disclose his ties to Chinese universities and his connections to a Chinese government program described as a conduit for theft of U.S. intellectual property. The FBI and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general’s office arrested Dr. Qing Wang on Wednesday at his Shaker Heights home. Prosecutors say Wang appeared Thursday before Magistrate Judge Jonathan D. Greenberg, who released him on $100,000 bond and required him to...
  • Threats to the US Research Enterprise: China's Thousand Talents Program

    05/19/2020 4:06:44 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    PSI Staff Report ^ | 11/18/2019 | Rob Portman, Tom Carper
    We are going to hearing a lot about the China Thousand Talents Program in the coming weeks. Senator Rob Portman is introcucing a bill to address our many shortcomings and failings in regards to protecting our nation from espionage. In particular the Chinese Thousand Talents Program. The biggest highlight from this report is the failings of the FBI under President Obama. See page 92 of the report, but the entire report breaks wide-open something that President Trump and Republicans have been trying to understand and will now be introducing legislation to streamline and reign in the VISA programs across out...
  • (Director of University’s High Density Electronics Center) Arrested, Accused of Hiding Links To Chinese Regime....

    05/12/2020 5:55:02 AM PDT · by caww · 9 replies
    .theepochtimes ^ | 5/12/2020 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    The Malaysia-born professor, who was the director of the university’s High Density Electronics Center, received funding from and worked for Chinese companies and the Thousand Talents Plan (TTP), which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses to attract research specialists working overseas. Ang allegedly asked a researcher to keep his links to the CCP’s program a secret, court papers state. “Not many people here know I am one of them but if this leaks out, my job here will be in deep troubles,” Ang wrote last June to a Xidian University researcher, who intended to visit the University of Arkansas. “After...
  • Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties

    01/28/2020 12:21:40 PM PST · by Renkluaf · 11 replies
    AP News ^ | 1/28/20 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor has been c harged with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research, federal officials said Tuesday. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China’s Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to recruit people with access to and knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property.
  • Tom Homan: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has 'lost his mind' on immigration policy

    02/07/2020 11:29:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2020 | Julia Musto
    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has "lost his mind" on immigration policy, retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Friday. Appearing on "Fox & Friends: First," Homan said Cuomo is "spitting in the face of federal law." Last December, the controversial "Green Light Law" was passed by the Sanctuary State's Democratic Legislature and signed by Cuomo. Under the law, county and state motor vehicle departments may accept applications for licenses, regardless of immigration status. New York is just one of the 15 states and Washington D.C. which operates under similar laws. On Wednesday, Acting Homeland...
  • Texans ponder where superhighway might take them

    03/04/2008 1:28:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 415+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2008 | Peter Canellos
    REFUGIO, Texas - With an abandoned Wild West-vintage town of storefronts slumbering just a block from old US 77, tiny Refugio is a place where myth and reality coexist in a ghostly silence. more stories like this Obama faces heat over aide's NAFTA remarks to Canadians Texas, Ohio could decide Dem nomination Canada says didn't misrepresent Obama over NAFTA McCain tags Dems on trade treaty NAFTA seen differently in Ohio, Texas And now this South Texas outpost is swept up in one of the more intriguing tests of myth vs. reality in today's political life: the battle over the so-called...
  • Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers (Barf)

    10/02/2019 9:16:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2, 2019 | Heidi Schlumpf
    Robert Ellsberg speaks on whistleblowing, truth-telling and the Pentagon Papers Oct 2, 2019 by Heidi Schlumpf JusticePolitics The autumn of 1969 has been on Robert Ellsberg's mind lately, as the 50th anniversary of a life-changing request from his father approaches. A half century ago, as a 13-year-old, Ellsberg agreed to help his dad photocopy documents from a government report he had worked on. Those documents, which came to be known as the Pentagon Papers, revealed the United States' role in the build-up to the Vietnam War and the lies told to the American public and to Congress about U.S. actions...
  • Secret wiretapping case goes to court in San Francisco

    09/24/2009 1:59:37 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 8 replies · 354+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 24 September 2009 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- After years of wrangling over legal procedures, the lawyer for a defunct Islamic charity laid out his case Wednesday that former President George W. Bush's secret wiretapping program was illegal - an argument that an Obama administration attorney refused to discuss. "May the president of the United States break the law in the name of national security? ... We're asking this court to say, 'no,' " Jon Eisenberg, lawyer for the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, told a federal judge in San Francisco. Neither the president's constitutional powers as commander in chief nor Congress' authorization to use military force...
  • Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama

    08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says the United States is on the verge of becoming a police state as evidenced by the National Security Agency’s data collection programs and the treatment of secret document leakers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. “We have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,” Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “And I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. It’s worth a person’s life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exile—it’s worth that to try to restore our liberties...
  • Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government (GoldmanSachs & Open Borders)

    03/08/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    CFR ^ | October 2, 2014 | Council on Foreign Relations
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global Institute,...
  • Meanwhile..while everyone is focused on the election...TTP gets signed tomorrow!

    02/03/2016 1:39:27 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    2/3/16 | Vanity
    That is all. Just a friendly reminder.
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Announces Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Will Be His Chief of Staff…

    10/25/2015 3:34:02 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 172 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/15 | Sundance
    With this announcement representative Paul Ryan is openly announcing his intention to destroy the conservative elements within the republican party. And yet again, its doubtful anyone will try to stop him. The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, recently announced his intentions to eliminate opposition to their progressive big government positions and destroy fiscal conservatives (Tea Party). Tom Donohue demands: ♦ approval of the TPP trade deal, ♦ continuation of ObamaCare, ♦ comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty, and ♦ federal education Common Core education standards. Previously we explained how deep the tentacles of the CoC reach...
  • Will Team Obama-Boehner-McConnell Get TPA Through Congress?

    06/19/2015 6:37:41 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 90 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 June 2015 | William F. Jasper
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, better known as Fast Track) giving President Obama what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted is “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a Republican Congress to a Democratic president.”Following a week of high-pressure arm-twisting by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the House passed the increasingly unpopular TPA bill by a vote of 218-208, with 28 Democrats jumping on the mostly-Republican pseudo “free trade” bandwagon.This was the second time...
  • Trade In Services Agreement

    06/17/2015 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 1 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 6-17-2015 | U.S. Government
    WikiLeaks releases today 17 secret documents from the ongoing TISA (Trade In Services Agreement) negotiations which cover the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Taiwan & Israel -- which together comprise two-thirds of global GDP. "Services" now account for nearly 80 per cent of the US and EU economies and even in developing countries like Pakistan account for 53 per cent of the economy. While the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become well known in recent months in the United States, the TISA is the larger component of the strategic TPP-TISA-TTIP...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership is about more than Trade

    06/02/2015 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/15 | Scott Powell
    Why the Republican-controlled Senate recently passed the fast-track provision to advance Obama's secretive trade pact is an enigma Most common sense people rightly assume that reducing trade barriers is good in and of itself. But it’s a mistake to think that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) involving the U.S., Canada and ten other countries that is close to being concluded after six plus years of negotiation under the Obama administration is primarily a free trade pact. It’s also a misstep to grant the Obama administration with fast-track authority and the attendant secrecy on all details of this trade pact. The...
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (Et tu, Cruz?)

    05/24/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the country’s bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
  • 500 protesters march against ag giant Monsanto

    05/23/2015 7:33:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2015 | J.K. Dineen
    Beekeepers. Physicians. Organic farmers. Preschool teachers. Parents of autistic kids. Those were some of the groups represented Saturday in a march against the controversial biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto, which is often cast as Public Enemy No. 1 by those opposed to genetically modified foods. As many as 500 people — many dressed like bumblebees and butterflies — filled Justin Herman Plaza around noon and then marched down the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf. Many held signs with slogans like “Evil Seed of Corporate Greed” and “GMOs Cause Autism and Cancer.”
  • MATT DRUDGE SLAMS BOEHNER FOR PROMISING TO PASS OBAMATRADE: ‘CLEARLY TREASON’

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • TTP commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur among 10 killed in drone strike: sources

    01/04/2015 5:43:49 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Geo TV ^ | 4 January 2014 | Wire
    MIRANSHAH: Ten people including outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur are reportedly killed in drone strike in North Waziristan, Geo News reported. Sources said the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at the compound of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, killing the TTP commander and 9 others in Alwar Mandi of Shawal area. Several other people also sustained injuries in the strike.
  • BREAKING: Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)

    12/16/2014 1:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Viral Buzz ^ | December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Brook McGowan
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.