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China Has Leapfrogged the U.S. in Key Technologies. Can a New Law Help?

While Congress argued over whether and how to support American chip makers and research in other technologies, China was surging ahead.In the weeks before the House and the Senate ended 13 months of arguments and passed the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act, China’s main, state-supported chip maker cleared a major technological hurdle that delivered a bit of a shock to the world.Experts are...

Manchin, in Reversal, Agrees to Quick Action on Climate and Tax Plan

The West Virginia Democrat, a holdout on his party’s domestic agenda, said the package would reduce inflation, a concern he had cited in rejecting it just weeks ago.WASHINGTON — Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a key centrist Democrat, announced on Wednesday that he had agreed to include hundreds of billions of dollars for climate and energy programs and tax increases in a...

On the Docket: Atlanta v. Trumpworld

ATLANTA — The criminal investigation into efforts by former President Donald J. Trump and his allies to overturn his election loss in Georgia has begun to entangle, in one way or another, an expanding assemblage of characters:A United States senator. A congressman. A local Cadillac dealer. A high school economics teacher. The chairman of the state Republican Party. The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor....

Read William Olson’s Memo to Trump on Election Plan

4 against, and two abstentions, the oath was extended to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Art. 2, §1, cl. 8, Document 1, Records of the Federal Convention reprinted in 3 The Founders Constitution, Item # 1 at 574 ) (emphasis added). Had the presidential oath or affirmation been adopted without modification, then the President's fealty...

Ukraine and the Contest of Global Stamina

“We are hearing that they want to defeat us on the battlefield,” Mr. Putin added. “Let them try.”U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss strategy deliberations, are urging the Ukrainians to consolidate their forces at the front. But Ukraine’s leaders want to go further and mass enough personnel to mount a counteroffensive to retake territory, a goal that American officials...
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