Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

Donald Trump nominee decried criticism of judges, senators agree

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that comments by his Supreme Court nominee criticizing his own attacks on the judiciary were “misrepresented,” even as Republican and Democratic lawmakers vouched for the veracity of the remarks.
Trump responded after private rebukes from Judge Neil Gorsuch, who said in meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday that the president’s comments about federal judges were “disheartening.”
Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump last week to the nation’s highest court, made the comments in meetings with senators after Trump accused an appeals court panel considering his immigration and refugee executive order of being “so political.” Over the weekend,

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World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

President Donald Trump‘s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations.
The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs.
“This American carnage stops right here,” Trump declared. In a warning to the world, he said, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From

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‘The girl rescued at sea’ Stephanie Murphy rides that humanitarian service into Congress

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
An event in Congresswoman-elect Stephanie Murphy‘s infancy keeps redirecting her life, a life that has the 38-year-old business professor heading to Washington to represent Orlando and Central Florida as the first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress.
When she was six months old, her family fled Vietnam on a refugee boat. Stephanie, her mother, father, brother, and dozens of mostly strangers, all yearning for freedom and better lives, went adrift when their boat ran out of fuel. Supplies were running low. This was on the South China Sea, in thousands of square miles of open water.
Along came her hero, the U.S. Navy, which intercepted their little boat,

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Gus Bilirakis: Keeping our nation’s promise to Veterans

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Each time I have the privilege of meeting the heroes who wore our nation’s uniform, I am reminded they represent the very best of America. From World War II and Korea to Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, we would not be the nation we are today without those who served.
Veterans Day is an important time to pause and give thanks to the men and women, most of whom we will never personally know, who sacrificed on our behalf.
However, this Veterans Day should also serve as a call to action for our nation’s leaders. Veterans have done their duty and

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Thuy Lowe promotes her history, conservative values in new video in CD 10 run

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
In the race for the 10th Congressional District, Republican Thuy Lowe is marketing her campaign as the sensible conservative alternative to the gridlock and disconnect in Washington D.C. in a new video released Wednesday.
The video runs for two minutes and consists of Lowe sitting in front of a blank wall, lending a personal air to the way she delivers the recounting of history: her parents arrived in America in 1975 from Vietnam, and worked hard at multiple jobs while she and her siblings grew up.
“We went through an extensive vetting process before being allowed in,” she said. “My parents worked

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Stephanie Murphy TV spot in CD 7 introduces her past

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Murphy is debuting her first television commercial in the Winter Park-based Florida’s 7th Congressional District, highlighting her family’s past and her defense analysis work.
The commercial, which begins airing Tuesday, opens by explaining how her family escaped communist Vietnam as part of the historic “boat people” flotilla while she was a baby in the late 1970s.
It then talks about how she became a U.S. Defense Department analyst after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. While it does so, it shows pictures of her family and of an adult Murphy in various Defense Department situations, and of a commendation she

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Dr. Marc J. Yacht: Continuing hatreds embody true cost of war

Monday, October 12th, 2015
Wars never end.
The bullets may stop but the hatreds continue. Any family that’s lost a son, daughter, wife or husband will never end their anguish or forget those responsible for their loss.
Both sides remember.
That’s why the march to war must be carefully considered with all alternatives on the table. Such was not the case in Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea.
Generations of hatred are triggered by war and last longer than faded photographs. If we all examined conflict through the loss of one soldier or civilian and senses the effect on loved ones, perhaps there would be an end to war.
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Tim Bryce: An argument for capitalism

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Do people truly understand the power of the middle class? I think they’re starting to overseas. We may not have invented the concept of a middle class, but we perfected it and everyone wants to emulate it.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, countries around the world have been reconfiguring their economic policies to remain competitive in the global economy. New middle classes have emerged in China, Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Vietnam, and among South African blacks. People in those countries now have spending power that’s creating demand for products and services, not to mention construction of new houses and

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