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Biden to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, a first for an African American

Kristen Welker, Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker, Courtney Kube, Dartunorro Clark | NBC News
December 8, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be defense secretary, according to three people familiar with the decision.

US Navy admiral visits Taiwan as Trump admin solidifies ties before exit

Vivian Salama, James Griffiths, Ryan Browne | CNN
November 23, 2020
A senior United States naval official visited Taiwan Sunday, as the outgoing Trump administration continued to strengthen ties with the self-ruled island in its last weeks, further riling Beijing and potentially helping to shape how Joe Biden deals with this issue as president.

Mr. Vaughan Pritchett, Esq.

June 10, 2016
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I think of myself as a 21st Century Patriot. I am opposed to constant gridlock in Washington. Plus, it seems we have large Cadres of career politicians whodo what pleases their handlers, i.e. Big Lobbies or Big Money. My . . Twitter: . . #TnMan012
Vaughan Pritchett, Tennessee

Libertarian Candidates

April 27, 2016
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Www.lp.org https://garyjohnson2016.com http://austinpetersen2016.com
David, Texas

Trump plans a series of policy speeches

, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
April 6, 2016
GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature.

America's power grid

October 30, 2015
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The U.S. has had NO discussion on the vulnerability of our power grid. Other than Ted Koeppel & Richard Clarke, this issue needs to be at the FOREFRONT by the media, candidates and the American public. Potential electricity loss would be DEVASTATING!
Robert Rifkin , Florida