Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 21:36:18
168 results - (0.001 seconds)

a think tank’s:

Contact Newsletter-online.com: [NewsMag]

latest news at page 1:
    Joe Biden's new catchphrase 'ultra-MAGA' was dreamt up by a woke think-tank who spent six months coining the phrase - despite claims the president himself came up with it. The revelation, first reported by the Washington Post, contradicts claims from ex-Secretary Jen Psaki that the president came up with the phrase, which reportedly was the culmination a campaign to find ways to target Republican voters. According to the Post, staffers at the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund toiled for six months to find ways to gain a foothold in the November elections - with the now often-uttered phrase being the culmination of their efforts. The group is headed by top Biden aide Anita Dunn, who returned to the White House this month as senior adviser after resigning from the same position back in August. The phrase, a reference to former President Trump’s 'Make America Great Again' campaign slogan, was first uttered by Biden last week, during a speech in which he panned the GOP and what he called radical positions from Republican candidates.  Joe Biden hired a think-tank who spent six...
    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade seemed to waved away concerns about former President Donald Trump floating the idea of secretly launching missiles into Mexico, suggesting on Wednesday that the ex-president was merely posing “think-tank questions” and that it wasn’t worth any news coverage. In his new Trump tell-all, titled A Sacred Oath, Trump’s former Defense Secretary Mark Esper recounted how the then-president argued to him that Mexico didn’t “have control” over its own country and wondered aloud if the U.S. could “shoot missiles into Mexico to destroy the drug labs.” According to Esper, Trump also said that “we could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,” insisting that “no one would know it was us.” Esper, who was unceremoniously fired by Trump right after the 2020 election for refusing to sic the military on protesters, has made the media rounds in recent days to discuss the eye-popping details in his book. And while he did appear on Fox News’ Special Report earlier this week, he had largely avoided the pro-Trump press—until Wednesday’s sit-down on Fox &...
    Washington (CNN)US and coalition forces that fought in Syria in 2017 to recapture the city of Raqqa from ISIS could have done more to decrease harm done to civilians living in the city during the months-long battle, a think tank report released on Thursday found. Strategic choices the US and coalition forces made in the battle, like choosing to encircle the city and focus primarily on an air campaign in order to have fewer troops on the ground and decrease risk to them, ultimately had a greater impact on civilian harm, the report from the RAND Corporation said.The choice to encircle the city was a "more aggressive approach," that likely made it harder to create "civilian exit corridors" and may have caused ISIS to go further into the "densely-populated heart of the city," the report said."US forces faced a considerable risk trade-off in conducting what was primarily an air campaign against ISIS in Raqqa and relying only on a limited ground presence," the report said. "Having more ground forces... could have improved US and coalition capabilities to mitigate and respond...
    "We cannot condone any country arguing that another country's independence is the result of historical errors and crazy decisions," Prime Minister Lee said at the White House on March 29.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images It was "important" for U.S. President Joe Biden to meet with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as it shows the world and President Vladimir Putin that sanctions against Russia are supported not just by the U.S. or its European friends, according to a Washington-based think tank. Singapore, "which is not a U.S. treaty ally formally" and has relations with China, "has been very even-keeled on many global issues," said Ankit Panda, Stanton senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the country "strongly condemns any unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country under any pretext. We reiterate that the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected." The city-state soon after announced targeted sanctions against Russia. Lee met with Biden at the White House on Tuesday...
    VIDEO2:1702:17United States' approach to sanctions and debt is unsustainable, says think tankStreet Signs Asia The U.S. has been "extremely trigger-happy" with stinging economic measures, and central banks may decide to diversify their portfolio of foreign reserves instead of relying heavily on the U.S. dollar, according to the co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. "Central banks are beginning to ask questions," said Gal Luft of the Washington-based think tank, adding that they are wondering if reliance on the dollar and "putting all their eggs in one basket" is a smart idea. "The United States has extended itself, has been extremely trigger-happy when it comes to the use of sanctions and other economic punishments," he said. The White House did not respond to a CNBC request for comment. Luft said the U.S. took "unacceptable and unheard of steps" in recent weeks, such as effectively freezing Russia's central bank reserves and disconnecting Russia from the interbank messaging system, SWIFT.The overall picture is not good because what we're getting today is a heart attack on top of a heart attack.Gal...
    Right-wing populists will be the single greatest threat to the UK’s Conservative Party during the next election, a report from a think tank credited with its prediction of the Conservative ‘Red Wall’ victory has claimed. UK Conservative Party leaders need to be very wary of the emergence of a new right-wing populist party in Britain, with one think tank now seeing such a party as the single greatest threat to Tory hegemony. This is in stark contrast to both Labour and the Liberal Democrats, neither of which are perceived in the findings as being such an immediate threat to the power of Boris Johnson’s government. According to the report by think tank Onward, the threat posed by a so-called “NewKip” party — as opposed to any left-wing threat — is what British Conservative Party hardliners need to be most wary of. The party identified as most closely resembling that threat is Reform UK. The inheritor of the Brexit Party, Reform has yet to make a considerable impact in British politics, but nevertheless follows in the mould of the Brexit Party and...
    It is said that everything’s bigger in Texas, and that would seem to go double for irony. On Tuesday, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said that “we will ban” the teaching of critical race theory in public universities in the state. Last year, Patrick launched the Liberty Institute, which is described as being “dedicated to the study and teaching of individual liberty, limited government, private enterprise and free markets.” Huh. I will not stand by and let looney Marxist UT professors poison the minds of young students with Critical Race Theory. We banned it in publicly funded K-12 and we will ban it in publicly funded higher ed. That’s why we created the Liberty Institute at UT. https://t.co/2W7mb3RVuN — Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) February 15, 2022 “I will not stand by and let looney Marxist UT professors poison the minds of young students with Critical Race Theory,” he puffed. “We banned it in publicly funded K-12 and we will ban it in publicly funded higher ed. That’s why we created the Liberty Institute at UT.” Patrick was reacting...
    VIDEO2:3002:30Diplomacy is good, but Putin ultimately respects hard power, says think tankSquawk Box Asia Russian President Vladimir Putin will have to pay a political price at home if tensions at the border with Ukraine lead to Russian casualties, according to one analyst. "He's not eager to have Russian forces occupying large portions of Ukraine that are hostile to those forces because he does not want to see casualties coming back to Russia," said Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. But even if there's no major combat between the two sides, the Kremlin will have "a spectrum of options" against Ukraine, Bowman told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Wednesday. Russia has amassed more than 100,000 troops along its border with neighboring Ukraine, raising alarm that Moscow may be planning to attack. The Kremlin has denied those allegations, but the military build-up has revived memories of Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Russia is a "far more formidable power," but Ukraine's armed forces have improved and are...
    Dozens of House Democrats and Republicans are listed as advisers to a New York-based nonprofit group that counts a Chinese Communist Party-affiliated think tank as its partner. The Humpty Dumpty Institute has since 2017 touted its partnership with the Beijing-based Taihe Institute think tank, which employs over a dozen current and former members of the CCP and People's Liberation Army as senior fellows. The Taihe Institute was one of three Chinese think tanks behind an August report that deemed the United States a "failed country" for its pandemic response and claimed that COVID-19 leaked from a military base in Maryland. HDI CEO Joseph Merante, a former career U.S. foreign service officer, spoke at the Taihe Institute's annual Beijing-based Taihe Civilization Forum every year between 2017 and 2020. During his talk at the 2017 Taihe Civilizations Forum, Merante urged China to improve its "cultural soft power" and worldwide influence by making better use of cultural and artistic exchanges. And in his 2018 talk, Merante highlighted the HDI's cooperation with Chinese businesses such as the video game developer Perfect...
                
    VIDEO2:4802:48Biden's focus is on Indo-Pacific and China, not Russia and Ukraine: Think tankSquawk Box Asia Tensions brewing at the border between Russia and Ukraine will be a big test for President Joe Biden, two analysts told CNBC this week. "I think this is a major test of the Biden administration, perhaps the leading foreign policy test that this administration has confronted," said Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Ariel Cohen, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Eurasia Center, echoed the same sentiment and called this a "pretty big" test for the U.S. Ukraine has in recent weeks warned Washington and its European allies of a build up of Russian troops at the eastern border. There are rising concerns that Russia may invade Ukraine in a repeat of its illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea in 2014. The incident sparked an international uproar at that time and triggered a series of sanctions on Moscow.U.S. effortsBiden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke Tuesday in a video call....
    A FORMER Lululemon employee has revealed the one outfit she thinks is actually worth the money from the athletic apparel retailer. She said her pick is great for all workouts and kinder to the wallet than other options from the brand. 3Jess McKay claimed she is a former Lululemon employee and shared her favorite top and bottom from the brandCredit: TikTok/Jess McKay 3She said her picks are worth the moneyCredit: TikTok/Jess McKay “As a former employee and current barre instructor, I’m going to show you my favorite outfit from Lululemon that I think is totally worth the money,” Jess McKay noted on TikTok.   The first piece of clothing she announced was the Align Tank, which sells for $58. “Hot tip: If you find this in your color and your size, get it right away because it might even sell out while it’s still in your basket. “Yes, that’s happened to me,” she confessed. Jess said she likes the tank, which she was wearing in the video, because of its “super soft” and flattering fabric. She also enjoys the tank because...
              more – – – Photo “California Supreme Court” by Coolcaesar CC BY-SA 3.0.
    Former U.S. President Donald Trump reacts at his first post-presidency campaign rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, U.S., June 26, 2021.Shannon Stapleton | Reuters A dark money group that once promoted former President Donald Trump's policies is joining forces with a think tank headed in part by former key members of his administration, including Larry Kudlow and Linda McMahon. America First Works launched after Trump's 2016 victory and was previously known as America First Policies. It was reformed and changed its name after Trump lost his bid for reelection. Now the group is working directly with another freshly formed nonprofit organization, think tank America First Policy Institute, according to Ashley Hayek, a Trump campaign veteran who has a leadership role at America First Works and is also chief engagement officer for the think tank. Other leaders at the AFPI think tank include: CEO Brooke Rollins, who was once the director of domestic policy in Trump's White House Board chair McMahon, a former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment who served as Trump's head of the Small Business...
                      by J.D. Davidson  An Ohio think tank has identified more than 60 occupational licenses it said can be eliminated or reformed as the General Assembly continues a nearly two-year effort to reduce business regulations. The Buckeye Institute, a Columbus-based policy group, prepared a report that outlines licenses the state should remove or change to in effort to make the state more economically competitive and make it easier for Ohioans to earn a living. “Ohio continues to address its bureaucratic and frequently arbitrary system of occupational licensing requirements that burden workers, job seekers, households, and employers,” said Greg Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute and the report’s author said. The Ohio House State and Local Government Committee is reviewing state licenses, and the institute’s report found 40 requirements that should be stopped and another 23 that should be modified to line up better with neighboring states. “To assist lawmakers in their work, The Buckeye Institute has examined the same licenses being reviewed by the Ohio House and has identified 63 licenses...
    Former President Donald Trump may have had an overwhelming number of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to "stop the Steal, but one conservative think tank is still helping to perpetuate the big lie. According to Vice News, the Claremont Institute and its top-ranking members played a dominant role aiding Trump as he attempted to overturn the presidential election. Per Vice: "Claremont Institute leaders' actions leading up to, during, and after Jan. 6 are the culmination of five years of increasingly alarmist rhetoric and calls to action from the think tank, whose embrace of Trump and Trumpism have helped mainstream fringe views into the Republican Party ecosystem by positioning themselves as the vanguard in an existential "cold civil war" between true Americans and anti-American progressives." One leader in particular was Trump loyalists and lawyer John Eastman. Not only did he attempt to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election but he also echoed many of Trump's biggest lies about the election being stolen. Like many of the conspiracy theorists, Eastman claimed "dead people voted"...
    One far-right, Trump-inspired think tank is adding more fuel to the extremism fire. According to The Bulwark, The Claremont Institute is at the center of a new initiative called the "Sheriff's Fellowship." The disturbing new movement is described as an incentive to "weaponize 'patriotic law enforcement officers' to counter 'the perversion of the justice system by which the revolutionary left seeks to advance its totalitarian agenda.'" In short, these types of sheriff groups classify more as "militias with badges, guns, and formal law enforcement powers. Or, if you like, secession-by-sheriff." While the Sheriff's Fellowship is a new initiative for Claremont, the publication notes that other similar organizations like the Constitutional Sheriffs have existed for quite some time. "Although the Oath Keepers, another anti-government extremist group that recruits from law enforcement, have garnered more media attention in recent years," the Anti-Defamation League said in their report, the Constitutional Sheriff movement "has arguably had more success infiltrating law enforcement, including at the executive level." The central tenet of [the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association], borrowed from the anti-government extremist sovereign...
    The U.S. military is only “marginally” able to defend the country’s national interests at home and abroad, the conservative Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength found. The more than 600-page index, released on Tuesday night, concludes that the U.S. military is “likely capable” of meeting the demands of a single major regional conflict though it “certainly would be ill-equipped to handle two nearly simultaneous” major regional conflicts. ARMY CHIEF PUSHES BACK ON FORMER SOFTWARE CHIEF’S CLAIM US LOST THE TECHNOLOGY BATTLE TO CHINA The conservative think tank rated each military branch on its capacity, capability, and readiness. Each was given a ranking: "very weak," "weak," "marginal," "strong," or "very strong," in addition to an overall grade. The Marine Corps was the only service branch to receive a “strong” overall rating while both the Army and Navy were deemed “marginal,” and the Air Force and Space Force were labeled as “weak.” The index also evaluated various threats the United States is facing and the capability of those actors. While China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea all pose “high”...
    John C. Eastman — the far-right attorney, Donald Trump ally and Claremont Institute extremist who devised a memo outlining a game plan for preventing now-President Joe Biden's Electoral College certification by Congress on January 6 — is being slammed as dangerously authoritarian by his critics, while Eastman and his Claremont colleagues see him as a victim of cancel culture. But Niskanen Center senior fellow Laura K. Field, in an article published by the conservative website The Bulwark on October 18, lays out some reasons why Eastman's cancel culture claims are nonsense. Field explains, "You may know the Claremont Institute as the intellectual home of John Eastman, the lawyer behind the infamous six-point memo, who helped President Donald Trump concoct his plan for rejecting the Electoral College results on January 6…. In recent weeks, the Institute has been entangled in a dispute with the American Political Science Association. APSA is the country's premier professional association for political scientists, and the dispute with Claremont concerned Eastman's participation in APSA's annual conference. Spoiler alert: The conference is over, Eastman did not participate, and...