Protests in semi-autonomous Hong Kong demanding more liberty and autonomy from the Communist Chinese dictatorship ruling mainland China have been boiling over in recent days, with the regime in Beijing and its minions in Hong Kong’s government using tear gas and heavy-handed police tactics to disperse fast-growing demonstrations.
With the midterm elections just weeks away, the CNN/ORC polls released Sunday show that Republicans are closing in on their opponents in three of the key states that may determine control of the Senate.
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), on the Senate Banking Committee, wants to hold hearings on Goldman Sachs, a banking firm that specializes in investments, securities, and other financial services, because of accusations of fired bank examiner Carmen Segarra with the New York Federal Reserve, the entity that is supposed to provide oversight for Goldman Sachs.
A no-fly zone over northeastern Syria and a buffer zone along the border between Syria and Turkey are among the options being considered by the Obama administration to protect civilians from airstrikes by the Syrian government, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday.