Top News Headlines- Oct 10, 2019
US Imposes Visa restrictions on Chinese Officials Over Abuse of Muslim Minorities in Xinjiang
The U.S. State Dept. said on October 8, announced that the United States will now impose visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes are responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Commerce Dept added 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies, including the video surveillance company Hikvision to the trade blacklist. This is over Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. The State Dept. did not name officials subject to visa restrictions.
Pompeo called on the People’s Republic of China to immediately end its repression in Xinjiang and to release all detained. He also said China is to cease efforts to coerce members of Chinese Muslim minority groups residing abroad to return to China. Republican Senator Tom Cotton said regarding the State Department’s announcement, “ Officials who place Uyghurs and other minority groups in concentration camps shouldn’t be allowed to visit the United States and enjoy our freedoms.”
PG&E Power Shutdown begins in California amid threat of ‘explosive wildfires’ affecting millions
PG&E, California’s largest utility company began turning off power for millions of its customers in the Northern part of the state early Wednesday. The shut-off which could last for days is due to the threat of unprecedented wildfire danger due to dry conditions and high winds. Officials warn this combination can lead to ‘explosive blazes’. The Public safety Shut-off comes ahead of a ‘widespread severe wind event’ that is predicted to impact 513,000 customers over 22 counties at midnight Wednesday. A second shut-off will occur noon of the same day which will impact another 234,000 customers and another 7 counties.
PG&E said, “ Based on the latest weather forecasts and models, the company anticipates that this weather event will last through midday Thursday with peak winds..reaching 60 to 70 mph at the high elevations. The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area posted red-flag warnings. With the combination of strong winds, dry vegetation, and low humidity, residents should be ready to evacuate if needed. “ This is a recipe for explosive fire growth if a fire starts.” Said the agency. “Have your bag ready.”
Report: Trey Gowdy Joins Trump’s Legal Team To Fight Impeachment
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has now signed on to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump, according to recent reports, to help the President’s efforts to fight the House Democrats impeachment inquiry. Trey Gowdy is a former lawmaker who served as House Oversight Committee Chairman and he oversaw the investigation into former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for 8 years. Many in Congress were truly sorry to see him leave as he was one of the most articulate and fearless advocates for the rule of law.
After leaving Washington D.C. Gowdy joined the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and signed on as a Fox News Channel contributor. The news of Trey Gowdy joining Trump’s legal team was reported to the Associated Press by an unnamed source in the Administration.
Illinois’s Bill Would Ban State Employees From Traveling to the Pro-Life States
Heather Hobbs, a pro-life advocate recently spoke with The New American in an interview. She discussed the new proposed legislation in the state of Illinois that will now bar state employees, officers, board members or agents from traveling using state funds to other states that have passed pro-life legislation.
The Bill’s sponsor, Daniel Didech is a Democrat who represents Illinois’s 59th District and is located in Chicago. He describes pro-life laws as being ‘very dangerous’. Hobbs said during her interview when asked if there was any danger from a state being pro-life that this is just another political ploy to cause further division among people and parties. There is no danger involved to merit a travel ban.
Today’s quote is from John Adams
“ We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion…Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”