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Inside the Ring: China Promotes Anti-Trump Book

China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called Fear.

Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6.

The book derides Mr. Trump as unhinged and claims there has been an administration coup d’etat by senior aides, who conspired against the president and blocked his policies.

Coons Dodges on ‘Extreme Tactics’ Used Against GOP Senators, Praises ‘Well-Justified’ Passion of Left-Wing Activists

Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) dodged a question about threats against one of his Republican colleagues Wednesday, instead praising the “passion” of activists who oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked Coons about mailed coat hangers, threatening voicemails, and other tactics directed towards senators who may vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

29 Million Still Uninsured

Just under 29 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2017, according to data released Wednesday and Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That figure represents 8.8 percent of the population—essentially unchanged from 2016—and a three percent decline from when the Census Bureau began tracking the uninsured rate 30 years ago.

USAID Spends $89.7 Million Finding Jobs for 55 Afghan Women

A federal government program to promote gender equality in Afghanistan and help women find employment is costing taxpayers over $200 million but has only found jobs for 55 women.

The United States Agency for International Development program promised to “empower 75,000 women” but so far has shown little progress, according to a new report released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Clarence Thomas Decries Partisanship at Judicial Confirmation Hearings: We Need Less ‘Spartacus’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued last week that the wrong values have been propagated during high court confirmations, saying the United States needs “people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings, instead of Spartacus.”

Trump Accuses Democrats of Altering Statistics on Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to lambast an official report on Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, accusing Democrats of inflating the number of deaths.

Trump reignited the controversy around the U.S. government’s management of the disaster when he said Tuesday it was an “incredible, unsung success.” An independent study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government estimates 2,975 people died as a result of the hurricane, but Trump said that number is false.