Biden and Putin set to talk over Russia invading Ukraine on video call – WION

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine.

US says will send troops to Eastern Europe if Russia attacks Ukraine – France24

The United States will impose “severe economic harm” on Russia and boost its military presence in Eastern Europe should Moscow invade Ukraine, the White House warned Monday, laying out the high stakes on the eve of talks between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools

Senate Bill 3 replaces and broadens a prior “critical race theory” law passed by state legislators over the summer.  A new expansive measure targeting how topics such as race and racism can be discussed in Texas schools went into effect December 2, replacing a previous “critical race theory” law passed in May. Signed by Gov. GregContinue reading “A new, more restrictive ‘critical race theory’ law now in effect for Texas schools”

Let’s talk about Texas voting rights – Beau of the Fifth Column

Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans

Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions Middle-class drug users are to be targeted as part of a 10-year strategy to be announced by Boris Johnson’s government with a heavy focus on war-on-drugs-era punishment. So-called “lifestyle” users of class A drugs face losing their passports or drivingContinue reading “Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans”

Putin heads to India with eye on military, energy ties – France24

Russian President Vladimir #Putin will arrive in #India on Monday for just his second overseas trip since the pandemic, seeking to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by #Washington. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.

Perdue to Spark New GOP Civil War by Challenging Gov. Brian Kemp

The winner is expected to face Democrat Stacey Abrams, who made her own campaign official last week. Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), whose defeat in a January runoff election handed the Senate majority to Democrats, is mounting a comeback bid—and his target is his former ally, Gov. Brian Kemp. Perdue will run against Kemp in the RepublicanContinue reading “Perdue to Spark New GOP Civil War by Challenging Gov. Brian Kemp”

Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday said his state will enforce a law banning most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned, days after the Supreme Court held a hearing on the Magnolia State’s 15-week abortion ban that could chip away at the landmark 1973 ruling. A “snapback law” for abortion is currently in existenceContinue reading “Mississippi governor says he will enforce law banning most abortions in state if Roe is overturned”

House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting

“Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo,” tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y., is facing backlash from Democrats after he posted a Christmas photo of his family smiling and posing with an assortment of guns just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. “Merry Christmas! ps. Santa,Continue reading “House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting”

A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet

Republicans in Ohio recently enacted new maps that would give them a supermajority in the state legislature – completely ignoring reforms that prevent this Over the last few months, we’ve seen lawmakers in several states draw new, distorted political districts that entrench their political power for the next decade. Republicans are carving up Texas, North Carolina andContinue reading “A Republican power grab in Ohio might be the GOP’s most brazen yet”

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