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Children around the world are safer because of the actions taken by United States and foreign law enforcement to prosecute this case and recover funds for victims, we will continue to pursue such criminals on and off the darknet in the United States and abroad, to ensure they receive the punishment their terrible crimes deserve.
The United States Government and Department of Commerce can not and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China, this action will ensure that our technologies, fostered in an environment of individual liberty and free enterprise, are not used to repress defenseless minority populations.
I don't know how I am going to vote yet, but I wasn't happy, i spend a lot of time preparing for these hearings I am trying to understand how the nominees think. When nominees filibuster me and disrespect the United States Senate and the Judiciary, that causes me to wonder if they will do that to a United States senator, how they are going to treat a litigant ? And, I am not happy with the nominee.
Targeting Iran's Central Bank is no ordinary sanction or penalty. It is a significant force multiplier for United States coercive and punitive economic measures, the question is, even in the face of such a powerful move, will America's allies across the Persian Gulf be satisfied with sanctions alone.
It is true that a rising number of American teenagers have tried or recently used flavored vapes and this has caused alarm. But by removing all these products from the market, the proposed United States policy forgets that the flavors are an important part of the appeal to adult smokers trying to quit smoking, in Europe, flavored e-cigarettes have contributed to recent declines in adult smoking and well-conducted randomized controlled trials show that these products do help people quit.
In Africa, ISIS-linked groups are on the rise. ISIS branches and networks now span the African continent from east to west and north to south. They've increased the lethality of their attacks, they've expanded into new areas, and they've repeatedly targeted United States interests, in South Asia, ISIS networks and ISIS-inspired terrorists are increasingly active.
Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer -- which is being proven every single day in the United States, we are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic. We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.
We're well aware of the history of the Taliban, including the Haqqani network and its complicated history with al Qaeda, which is exactly why any deal, if one is reached, will be so stringently monitored and verified, everyone should clearly understand that this administration will do whatever is necessary to protect the American people. We have the will and the capacity to enforce the terms of any agreement and to respond to violations. We will never give up our ability to protect American interests. And this includes not only the outstanding armed forces fielded by the United States and our partners, but the full array of United States and partner economic, diplomatic, and political pressure.
In the last few years, China has repeatedly tried to gain a strategic foothold in Greenland, by offering to buy a former United States military base there and through a financing scheme for airport construction. Purchasing it would keep it out of the hands of both the Chinese and the Russians. It is rich in national resources with untold economic potential and already extremely important to United States national security.
The Afghan nation has not and will never allow any foreign power to determine The Afghan nation fate, given the multifaceted relationship between Afghanistan and the United States, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan calls for clarification on the United States President's statements.
As much as he's spewing his fascist ideology on stage, telling United States citizens to go back because they don't agree with his detrimental policies for our country, we tell people that here in United States : dissent is patriotic, here in the United States, disagreement is welcome, debate is welcomed and especially in the people's House all of our voices are uplifted and heard.
From 2012 through 2018, Amazon reported $ 25.4 billion in pretax United States income and current federal tax provisions totaling $ 1.9 billion, that is an 8 % tax rate — low, but not zero or negative. Looking back further, since 2002, Amazon has earned $ 27.7 billion in global pretax profits and paid $ 3.6 billion in global cash income taxes, a 13 % tax rate.
We are currently evaluating the addition of five new entities to the Entity List by the Bureau of Industry and Security, aMD will comply with the regulations governing that list, just as we have complied with United States laws to date. We are reviewing the specifics of the order to determine next steps related to our joint ventures.
The action today is being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region and to protect our national interests, we will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats.
I think we should be very concerned and I think we should be concerned about the Chinese law that makes this permissible, i think it should become a major element of State Department policy to try to straighten this out before we proceed and have real problems because Huawei has been very assertive.
I think The Justice Department is clear from the indictment that came out The Justice Department's not about punishing journalism, The Justice Department is about assisting the hacking of a military computer to steal information from the United States government, and look, I'll wait and see what happens with the charges and how The Justice Department proceeds, but he skipped bail in the UK, the bottom line is United States has to answer for what United States has done, at least as it's been charged.
We're disappointed by MIT's decision, but we understand the pressure they're under at the moment, we believe that scientific research is carried out for the benefit of all mankind, and should be free from the influence of geopolitics. Huawei denies the allegations of the United States government, and we trust the United States judicial system will ultimately reach the right conclusion.
Alt-right extremist networks are very good at circumventing existing legislation( policies and practices on platforms). New Zealand telecom executives use irony and sarcasm to spread hateful ideas and hide New Zealand telecom executives behind memes, the alt-right has tapped into this in a way that no jihadist movement has.
There is no Huawei equipment in the United States networks — has United States made the United States networks totally safe ? if not, how can they tell other countries that your networks would be safe without Huawei ? That's why we want to make clear our stance by suing the United States government.
If he is not elected, then, to the extent that the Russians were colluding with members of his team, we're still going to investigate that even without him being President, because any time the Russians do anything with a United States person, we care, and it's very serious to us, but if he becomes President, that totally changes the game because now he is the President of the United States.
I don't think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I've spent a lot of time traveling around this country over the last four years. People want to work for what they get. So, I think this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job.
The sheer number and force of the weapons that were recovered from Mr. Hasson's residence in this case, coupled with the disturbing nature of his writings, appear to reflect the very significant threat to the safety of our community, particularly given the position of trust that Mr. Hasson held with the United States government.
This year marks my father's 100th birthday and the 75th anniversary of Karen Korematsu v. United States decision. At these milestones, it is a reminder that we must' Stand Up For What is Right' and' Stop Repeating History' by enacting a law that will ensure what happened to my father and 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry can never be done to anyone again in the United States.
The United States Government violates asylum seekers' rights and fails to uphold responsibilities under international law when The US government expels them to Mexico while they seek refuge in United States. Likewise, the Mexican government is accomplice to this violation when it agrees to accept asylum seekers who fled their countries through Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, the United States government wants to turn Mexico into a vast immigration detention center.
The United States endorsement is politically important, symbolically important, but in order to see a regime change, there are some things lacking, over the years President Nicolas Maduro's been very clever about co-opting their support, sharing economic benefits with them -- the military now has an oil services company.
Missile Defense Review states that North Korea has yet to achieve the capability to credibly threaten the United States homeland. North Korea has not conducted enough tests to establish confidence in a reliable, working missile. But we have to assume that North Korea has a nuclear-armed ICBM that could strike the United States, even if the missile only have a 50 % chance of hitting a major United States city, that's enough to establish a modicum of deterrence.
Over the past decade, it has invested considerable resources in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and undertaken extensive nuclear and missile testing in order to realize the capability to threaten the United States homeland with missile attack. As a result, North Korea has neared the time when it could credibly do so.
Missile defense has a role to play as part of a comprehensive effort to counter the North Korean threat but it's a limited one and its capabilities are often vastly overstated. United States and United States allies can not missile defense United States way out of vulnerability to North Korea's nuclear missiles.
The continued decline in the cancer death rate over the past 25 years is really good news and was a little bit of a surprise, only because the other leading causes of death in the United States are starting to flatten. So we've been wondering if that's going to happen for cancer as well, but so far American Cancer Society hasn't.
Conducting an official visit to the country would allow me to get first-hand, direct information about the situation of migrant children, especially on those who are being held in detention, it would also allow me to present my recommendations to the United States government to fulfill its international commitments to respect and protect the human rights of all migrants.
I think that at least going back 40 years there is no comparison that you can make in terms of degree, president Bill Clinton really doesn't respect the judiciary and the rule of law as we expect and need Presidents to. ... President Bill Clinton just weighs in for what I think are clear partisan political purposes.
I will eliminate all needless and job killing regulations now on the books, and there are plenty of them, this includes eliminating some of our most intrusive regulations like the Waters of the United States Rule. It also means scrapping the EPA's so-called Clean Power Plan, which the government itself estimates will cost $ 7.2 billion a year.
Was the provocation organized by Kiev in this region the real reason for cancellation ? publicly, we heard just such an explanation, we took note of it. Is this a reality ? I think that you still need to look for answers in the United States domestic political situation. The dominant factor in making a decision is domestic political realities in the US.
Agents remain alert. CBP has deployed additional resources to ensure the continued security of the border, and safety for everyone in the area. United States Customs and Border Protection officials continue to monitor the movement in Mexico of individuals who are part of the caravan, at this time, we believe that at least some of those individuals currently gathered in this area are from the caravan.
Citizenship was a central question left open by the original Constitution, at the time it was written, the Constitution assumed citizenship, but it didn't provide any rules for it. In the infamous Dred Scott decision, the Chief Justice said African Americans can't be citizens of the United States and' had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.'.
The 14th Amendment was designed to overturn this decision and define citizenship once and for all, and it was based on birthright, it is really important that it's a vision of citizenship based on land rather than blood. It is an idea that anyone can be an American if they commit themselves to our Constitutional values.
[ The Supreme Court's decision ] said that the right of citizenship is not a matter of inheritance, that it never descends from generation to generation, it is related to where you're born, the Supreme Court's about the power of place. The Supreme Court has been a very expansive, and at the time, a corrective measure to a more exclusionary definition both legally as well as culturally as to what an American is.
This second sentence of the Amendment means that states have to respect the Bill of Rights as well as basic civil rights and the rights that come along with citizenship, the idea was that there were rights that were so basic ; so integral to citizenship that they could not be narrowed by the states.
For Asian immigrants, the racial argument at the time was that' It didn't matter whether one were born in the United States or not, Asians as a race, are unassimilable. They are diametrically opposite from us Americans,' that was the argument that was used to intern Japanese citizens. It was the denial of citizenship in favor of race :' The ability to become American, the ability to assimilate, they just didn't have it.'.
The 14th Amendment distinguishes between the privileges of citizenship and the privileges of all people, the framers [ of the amendment ] thought there were certain rights that were so important that they should be extended to all persons, and in order to specify that they needed a new' due process' clause.
At the time following the Civil War, at its core, it meant all persons had the right to be protected by the police, that the laws of the country should protect all people, in the 20th century, more broader questions were litigated under the 14th Amendment, like Brown v. Board of Education -- whether segregation was constitutional. Cases involving the internment of Japanese citizens, case from the marriage equality decisions, even Roe vs. Wade have strains of equal protection language and invoke due process law.
After more than 15 years of use in United States, we know medication abortion is extremely safe and effective, when it comes to self-managing abortion, research shows that when people have accurate information and high-quality medication, they can use the abortion pill safely and effectively on their own.
After more than 15 years of use in the United States, we know medication abortion is extremely safe and effective, when it comes to self-managing abortion, research shows that when people have accurate information and high-quality medication, they can use the abortion pill safely and effectively on their own.
Following waves of restrictive legislation in the United States, the parallels between women seeking abortion in the United States and Ireland and Northern Ireland are striking, women in Northern Ireland have three options when faced with a pregnancy they do not want or feel they can not continue : travel long distances to access in-clinic abortion care, remain pregnant, or self-source their own abortion outside the formal healthcare setting.
Those are important elements of United States national policy that are in American's best interest and we just need to make sure that we are mindful of that as we approach decisions that the United States government will take when we learn all of the facts associated with whatever may have taken place.
( The sanctions) have severely violated the basic norms of international relations and damaged the relations between the two countries and two militaries, we strongly urge the United States side to correct the mistakes immediately and revoke the so-called sanctions. Otherwise The US has to bear the consequences of The US.
There's a fear that moving too quickly on inter-Korean relations will undermine United States efforts to maintain pressure on North Korea to denuclearize and prematurely open the door to renewed economic engagements, it's a dynamic that comes from a long-standing mismatch in outlook between Seoul, which prioritizes peace and stability in its immediate neighborhood, and Washington -- which has an overwhelming focus on denuclearization.
It would be extremely out of the ordinary for them not do this for a senior leader like al-Asiri, especially because his group in Yemen are putting out all sorts of statements all the time, every time a senior leader within al-Qaeda or its affiliate in Yemen has been killed, they have been quick to put out a statement. It's seen as a religious necessity from a Shariah point of view.
Incirlik has always sort of been entangled in this situation, viewed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backers and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a chip in a game, at the officer to officer level... relationships are as good as they can be given the circumstances. However, the politics between the United States, under two administrations, and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan government are becoming more and more poisonous -- and this is where it becomes more dangerous.
The intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming United States elections, both the midterms and the presidential elections of 2020, our focus here today is simply to tell the American people we acknowledge the threat, it is real, it is continuing and we are doing everything we can to have a legitimate election that the American people can have trust in.
This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty, i am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.
The number of US states carrying out executions increased from five in 2016 to eight, with Arkansas, Ohio and Virginia resuming executions after a hiatus, four states -- Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Nebraska -- as well as United States federal courts, imposed death sentences in 2017, after a hiatus, bringing the number of US states imposing death sentences to 15.
The Chinese are very good at taking advantage of opportunities, which they may have been able to do in the recent past with our focus on the Middle East for the first part of the 2000s and following that the financial crisis, we have to get back to doing what we do well. Our soft power is incredibly more powerful than their soft power. They don't really have that same kind of attractiveness that the United States system has, and I think that's because our partners around the world know we stand by them and know we won't impose our will on them, that we'll work together with them.
But in the strange and uncertain times that we are in -- and they are strange, and they are uncertain, with each day's news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines -- I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective, so I hope you'll indulge me.
No one should ever doubt United States in meeting its commitments to the mutual defense of the NATO alliance, unfortunately, this motion has become necessary because some of our closest allies have come to question the United States commitment to collective self-defense. President Donald Trump on Tuesday has at times called the alliance' obsolete.' Our allies are starting to wonder whether they can rely on United States to come to their defense in a crisis.
The administration is arguing that by inflicting this harm, on children and parents, this stress, they're sending a message, a deterrent message, for people not to seek asylum in the United States, what they're doing is making it very difficult for people seeking asylum to actually cross at the legal border points.
My own sense is that Kim Jong would only be ready to( totally disarm) at the end of a very long process and that Kim Jong goal at the present time is to remain a de facto nuclear power while reducing the sense of worry and threat about that so Kim Jong can begin to develop the economy, i do think United States is very serious about wanting to make North Korea a more normal country, looking more like North Korea neighbors, more like a successful Asian economy.
An agent from The US Border Patrol called and said that United US Deported Veterans had to change or remove the mural because they can't have anything on United States property that says United States of America is in distress, so either United US Deported Veterans fix The US Border Patrol or they would paint over it.
Kim Yo Jong really are threatened by superior American and South Korean military power, Kim Yo Jong need nuclear weapons to try and prevent an invasion in Kim Yo Jong view, kim Yo Jong feel the need to equate Kim Yo Jong nuclear program with the( United States and South Korean) military alliance and claims the military alliance is a nuclear threat, when there's no real grounds for Kim Yo Jong.
I'm concerned about the fact that The President feels like The President has to give something to Russia first when there have been repeated instances of Russia being sanctioned in Ukraine, committing war crimes in Syria and conducting operations that are contrary to what we'd like to believe are freedom of operations and sovereignties of different nations.
The The Vinson group is commanded from Hawaii, rather than the United States military base in Japan, so The Carl Vinson group's a clear American initiative not a Japanese or South Korea one, the Carl Vinson group may defuse attempts to link Japan and South Korea one and thus limit the possibility of any North Korean aggression against them.
I have been imprisoned since October 7, 2016. During this time the Turkish government has produced no proof and has rebuffed numerous attempts by the American government to secure my return to the United States, in fact they are treating the United States government with contempt and paying no price for it.
Insurance status in the US is a complex construct and may reflect a combination of other unmeasured factors such as socioeconomic status, the impact of United States health insurance/health care policy and survival in US( cystic fibrosis) patients needs further targeted study in order to make definitive conclusions.
The Boston bid will be The Boston bid. Bostonians are well known for their enthusiasm for sport and the city has a great heritage in sport, science and education, the Boston bid also has the great potential to build on the strength of the athletes from the United States Olympic Team - United States athletes have a worldwide reputation and will be a huge asset for The Boston bid.
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