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INTERVIEW | What Ex-State Department Official Would Have House Committee Ask TikTok CEO
Keith Krach, former undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment in the Trump administration, is adamant about what questions he would have lawmakers ask TikTok's chief executive officer, Shou Zi Chew, during Shou's appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23.
"Well, maybe the first thing I'd ask him is, 'Are there members of the [Chinese] Communist Party on your board?' And the answer would be 'yes,'" says Krach, who chairs the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University.
"I think the other questions I would ask him would be around China's National Security Intelligence Act that requires any Chinese company, state-owned or otherwise, or any Chinese individual, to turn over any data, proprietary information, anything of that sort, data upon request of the Chinese Communist Party," Krach added, "And if you don't do that, you're going to go to prison. I would ask him about that."
Krach joins today's episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss some of the national security concerns surrounding the Chinese-owned app TikTok and Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming meeting in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week.
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Why Kathy Grace Duncan Detransitioned After Living as a Man for 11 Years32:04As a little girl, Kathy Grace Duncan watched her father abuse her mother and vowed she would never be victimized like her mom. "I didn't have the tools to realize that my dad was abusive, my mom's a victim," Duncan says, "so, my takeaway from that was that women were weak, women were vulnerable, and women were hated."Duncan realized she would grow up to be a woman and did not want to be "weak," so she says she "made a vow at a very early age, 'I'm going to be the man my dad is not.'""I was running from pain," Duncan says.When she was 19, Duncan began to live as a man and did so for the next 11 years. When Duncan came to know Jesus as her savior, she got involved in a local church while she was still living as a man. Over the course of several years, Duncan journeyed with her church community and eventually made the decision to detransition. For Duncan, it was a five year journey to go through the "de-transitioning process, and that was undoing the thinking that being a woman is bad, that I'm not safe, that I'll be hated, that I'm vulnerable," she says.Duncan, director of gender advocacy for the CHANGED Movement, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share her story and discuss what children struggling with gender dysphoria need most. Elizabeth Woning, co-founder of CHANGED Movement, also joins the show to explain the fight to preserve counseling and therapy that affirms and celebrates an individual's biological sex amid a struggle with their gender identity. Enjoy the show!
Democratic Senator Indicted, Ukraine Attacks Crimea, Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Drilling Restrictions | Sept. 2208:34TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down:Another IRS official has come forward regarding Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ ability to bring charges against the president’s son, Hunter Biden.A federal grand jury returned an indictment against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez todayDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced this week “the establishment of the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group.”Federal judge rules on a Biden administration’s upcoming offshore oil and gas lease saleUkraine attacked Crimea in a missile attack Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
How Chinese Communist Party Is Influencing US Classrooms16:16A Republican congressman is speaking out about how the Chinese Communist Party is influencing U.S. classrooms."Well, they come in, and they sort of soft-pedal their propaganda, but yet, they also whitewash history by eliminating Taiwan," says Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fla., chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee's early childhood, elementary, and secondary education subcommittee.“You can’t talk about Taiwan. You can’t talk about Tiananmen Square. You can’t talk about the Uyghurs. You can’t talk about Tibet, the Dalai Lama—all these things that they are influencing and really trying to grasp the young minds of young students to say how great China is,” adds Bean, who was elected to Congress last November. Bean joins today’s episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss a hearing his subcommittee held Tuesday, “Academic Freedom Under Attack: Loosening the CCP’s Grip on America’s Classrooms”; the Confucius Classrooms located throughout the U.S.; and what’s at stake if the U.S. isn’t able to counter the communist regime’s influence in American classrooms.
ID Cards for Illegal Aliens, Rupert Murdoch Steps Down, Biden Meets with Zelenskyy | Sept. 2113:30TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: Encounters of illegal aliens on America’s southern border reach near record highs.Virginia’ public universities have more DEI bureaucracies than any other state in America. Rupert Murdoch announces he is stepping down from his role as Chair of Fox Corporation and Executive Chairman of News Corp. Canada experiences fierce protests in recent days over gender ideology. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with President Joe Biden. Poland says it is going to halt sending weapons to Ukraine. Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Here's Where to Take Your Kids When Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Go Woke29:40This is the daily interview edition of The Daily Signal Podcast for Thursday, September 20, 2023. Managing Editor Tyler O'Neil sat down with Patti Garibay, founder and executive director of American Heritage Girls, to talk about scouting, and why American Heritage Girls provides a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.
Republicans Grill Garland, Tuberville-Pentagon Fight Continues, House Homeland Security Committee Examines “Financial Costs” Of Border Crisis | Sept. 2012:50TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/20/garland-blames-trump-for-stalled-hunter-biden-probe/ https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/20/schumer-folds-in-abortion-military-battle-ahead-of-tubervilles-planned-procedural-maneuver/ https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/20/virginia-tech-dei-director-forwards-email-slamming-conservative-school-board-candidates-hateful/ https://freebeacon.com/democrats/ibram-kendis-center-for-antiracist-research-hasnt-produced-any-research/Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Is Mayorkas’ Impeachment Still on Table? Rep. Mark Green Explains17:56Who is responsible for the illegal immigration crisis at America’s southern border?That’s a question currently being investigated by the House Homeland Security Committee, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is atop the list.“I think very clearly, Secretary Mayorkas has chosen to totally disregard the laws passed by Congress,” says Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., and chairman of the committee.Asked whether Congress will take steps to impeach Mayorkas, Green told The Daily Signal, he would “continue to hold the cards to my chest.”In June, Green announced a five-part investigation into the “Biden-Mayorkas border crisis.” The investigation is a response to the estimated more than 6 million illegal aliens who have been encountered on the southern border since the start of the Biden administration in January 2021.The first three phases of the investigation of the border crisis have included Mayorkas’ alleged dereliction of duty; how the border crisis facilitates the illegal activities of drug cartels; and examining the human cost of the border crisis.Green joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to preview the fourth stage of the investigation, which begins with a Wednesday hearing and will examine the financial cost of the border crisis. The Tennessee lawmaker also responds to questions regarding the possible impeachment of Mayorkas.Enjoy the show!
President Biden Speaks U.N. General Assembly, Impeachment Inquiry Hearing Set for Next Week, Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bill To Repeal FACE Act | Sept. 1915:37TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations general assembly and he called on world leaders to stand in support of Ukraine and against Russia’s naked aggression. Next Thursday, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee will hold a hearing on the possible impeachment of President Biden. The influence of the Chinese Communist Party “is rampant in America’s classrooms,” Rep. Aaron Bean, R-Fla., said Tuesday during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Mary Margaret Olohan reports that as pro-life activists face prison time brought on by Department of Justices charges, Republican members of Congress are introducing legislation targeting the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances, or the FACE, Act: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/19/exclusive-pro-lifers-face-jail-time-doj-charges-gop-moves-repeal-face-act/Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman applauds updated Senate dress code. Eric Teetsel’s piece: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/09/18/dressing-down-unserious-senate/Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Indictment of Hunter Biden Is ‘A Smokescreen,’ Oversight Project Director Says15:37Special counsel David Weiss’ indictment of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is “a smokescreen,” according to Mike Howell, director of the Oversight Project, the watchdog arm of The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of Heritage.) Howell says the three drug-related gun charges against the younger Biden “are the smallest things that Hunter Biden should be facing in any fair and impartial investigation. It would be like charging the Unabomber with mail fraud or stamp fraud or something.”“I mean there are serious things like running an international pay-to-play, influencing-peddling scheme involving Chinese intelligence officers in some of the most corrupt corners of the world in Ukraine, and having your father fire a prosecutor over it,” says Howell, who is also an investigative columnist for The Daily Signal, adding: So, those are the big things that should be focused on, but instead, they’re trying to get him on the small stuff here to give some appearance of the law actually being enforced.Howell joins today’s episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the three charges, what’s next for the younger Biden’s indictment, and some of the other work the Oversight Project is doing.Link to Dr. Patrick Ho memo: https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2023/Oversite_Project/OP_The%20Investigation%20and%20Trial%20of%20Dr.%20Patrick%20Ho.pdf