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Smerconish: Why Trump wants Haley to run
CNN's Michael Smerconish argues that a crowded Republican primary favors former President Donald Trump.
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A look at China's history of spying in the US
The suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that violated American airspace this week has fueled a diplomatic crisis with the postponement of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's planned trip to Beijing.But the two countries have a long history of spying on each other.The US has sought to collect its own intelligence about the Chinese government, using methods that include flying surveillance aircraft over disputed islands claimed by Beijing, human sources and signal intercepts.
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Journalist finds something unusual in George Santos' campaign expenses
Washington Post columnist Philip Bump discusses New York Republican Rep. George Santos' campaign expenses and his campaign's response.
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Look! Up in the Sky! It's a Chinese Spy Balloon?
WASHINGTON As far as spy thrillers go, this one unfolded pretty slowly: A giant Chinese spy balloon air-dawdled its way toward the Eastern Seaboard for several days until it was blown out of the sky on Saturday by the U.S. military.The lumbering orb, drifting at about 60,000 feet, did nothing to ease the tension between the United States and China as took its time floating across the country and out to sea.
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US fighter jets shoot down Chinese spy balloon off East Coast
US military fighter jets shot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Saturday.The operation ended a remarkable public drama that prompted a diplomatic fallout between Washington and Beijing, as the American public tracked the balloon from Montana all the way to the Carolinas.
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Democrats approve shake-up of 2024 calendar but it's far from a done deal
The Democratic National Committee on Saturday approved a plan to shake up the 2024 presidential primary calendar and demote longtime early voting states Iowa and New Hampshire, but significant questions remain about how the new order will be implemented.The new calendar upends decades of tradition in which Iowa and New Hampshire were the first two states to hold nominating contests and moves up South Carolina, Nevada, Georgia and Michigan.
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The Chinese Balloon Looks Nothing Like a Weather Balloon, Experts Say
As a large Chinese balloon traversing the United States reached North Carolina on Saturday, Chinese officials were sticking by their claims that the vessel wasn't being used for spying, but for scientific research such as meteorology.But experts say that the balloon, which is being closely monitored by US officials, looks nothing like a typical weather balloon.
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Seems so absurd': SE Cupp reacts to GOP criticism of Biden over suspected spy balloon
CNN's SE Cupp says that Republicans criticizing President Joe Biden over his handling of the China spy balloon episode "seems so absurd" when compared to former President Donald Trump's role in the…
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Are GOP rivals underestimating Trump?
Unlike 2016, Trump has a clear path to the nomination, says Washington Post columnist David Byler: "He doesn't have the same resistance of, 'Oh, he's just a reality tv star...' These last years have transformed him into really the party's elder statesman, for better or worse."
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Downing of Chinese Spy Balloon Ends Chapter in a Diplomatic Crisis
WASHINGTON The United States shot down a Chinese spy balloon on Saturday that had spent the last week traversing the country, an explosive end to a drama that put a diplomatic crisis between the world's two great powers onto television screens in real time.The balloon, which spent five days traveling in a diagonal southeast route from Idaho to the Carolinas, had moved off the coast by midday Saturday and was shot down within moments of its arrival over the Atlantic Ocean.