Ben Carson, screenshot via YouTube

Ben Carson foreign policy adviser says Carson doesn’t know anything about foreign policy

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No one was really suggesting otherwise, but coming from his own campaign? Wow.
Ben Carson, screenshot via YouTube

Ben Carson’s campaign doubles down on claim that China has a military presence in Syria

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And they did so using two different explanations for the claim.
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On human rights, the “other countries are worse” defense needs to go

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Mike Huckabee and Tom Cotton would rather Indiana be compared to Iran than Illinois when it comes to LGBT rights.
PHYANG, LADAKH, INDIA - JULY 2014: Ladakhi Tibetan Buddhist monks at a festival in Phyang monastery, Ladakh. (geoffrey wiggins /

Chinese hack Tibetan monks, systematically targeting human rights groups

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New study says Chinese hackers are systematically targeting human rights groups, with China’s consent.
IPCC AR5 WG1 Summary for Policymakers, Fig SPM-10 (final)

IPCC climate report “diluted” under “political pressure” to protect fossil fuel interests

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Did the U.N. climate group cave to the Saudis and others and overstate the amount of CO2 that could be emitted?

Petco to stop selling treats from China, after 1,000 dog deaths

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Of course, the Chinese threat goes far beyond dog food. Their people food is problematic too.
UFO composite via Shutterstock, AHMAD FAIZAL YAHYA /

Russian state media floats bizarre “China did it” conspiracy theory about Flight 370

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Russia’s bizarre theory came 2 days after China embarrassed Russia by abstaining on a Crimea resolution at the UN.

Malaysia Air Flight 370 may have flown 2,000 miles in Chinese airspace?

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Data suggests plane flew an additional 7 hours after last official contact.
Marchers take part in the Forward on Climate rally on February 17, 2013 in Washington DC, the largest climate rally in U.S. history. Rena Schild /

Alan Grayson: Keystone Pipeline gives China energy independence, and us next to nothing

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Who benefits from Keystone Pipeline? The Chinese, Kochs, and their American enablers. The rest of us, not so much.

Patrick Stewart bids Earth goodbye, dressed as China’s dying moon rover (video)

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Unfortunately, China’s lunar rover, named Jade Rabbit, has a technical malfunction, and is facing imminent death.

Keystone XL southern leg begins operation. Hold Obama responsible for toxic spills.

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Despite his climate speech, we can’t count on Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline unless we force him to do so.

Animated US fighters to escort Santa through disputed Chinese airspace Christmas eve

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And some child advocate groups are none-too-thrilled that the Pentagon has militarized Santa’s midnight ride.
A farmer from the Miao minority pours a cocktail of pesticides into a sprayer to prepare for spraying his pseudo-ginseng farm. Dehou Town, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province. Wenshan is the origin and the main production area of pseudo-ginseng and accounts for almost 98 percent of China's total yield. (© Simon Lim / Greenpeace)

89% of Chinese herbal medicines purchased abroad contained 3 or more pesticides

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72% exceeded European safety levels, and 47% contained “highly” or “extremely” hazardous pesticides.
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