GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump

A former senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul was indicted this month for allegedly funneling $25,000 from a wealthy, unnamed Russian to former President Trump’s reelection efforts. The big picture: The Justice Department alleges that Jesse Benton, 43, the husband of Paul’s niece and a veteran Republican staffer, orchestrated a scheme toContinue reading “GOP operatives accused of funneling Russian cash to Trump”

Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’

The White House defended Gen. Mark Milley as he’s faces criticism from Republicans for reports of his actions during the Trump administration’s last days. Biden has “has complete confidence in Chairman Milley.” A new report details that Milley spoke with a Chinese official without Trump’s knowledge, and potentially overstepped his role.  White House press secretaryContinue reading “Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’”

Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies

Kentucky lawmaker says ban for Covid misinformation was ‘badge of honour’ An outspoken Republican senator has temporarily been suspended from YouTube after he uploaded a video questioning measures to combat Covid, and even urged Americans to “resist” them. Rand Paul, a senator for Kentucky, was reportedly suspended for a week from the video site on Tuesday. A YouTube spokesperson told TheContinue reading “Rand Paul suspended from YouTube video full of Covid lies”

How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign

The US’s partisan divides have left much of the country vulnerable to Covid-19 — leading to unnecessary deaths. The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus, while those with lowerContinue reading “How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign”

Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul

Almost exactly one year after his bid for U.S. Senate came up just short in the Democratic primary, Charles Booker of Louisville formally launched his new candidacy for the office Thursday, this time hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Rand Paul in 2022. Booker kicked off his candidacy at a noon rally before a few hundred energetic supporters inContinue reading “Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul”

Bernie Sanders to Rally in Kentucky With Possible Senate Contender Charles Booker

“Everyone expects progressives to lose in 2022,” Sanders’ team said, “but if we fight early, we’re going to shock them all.” Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday that he will head to Kentucky on Sunday, where he and potential 2022 U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker will contrast their pro-working families agenda with the inimical policies andContinue reading “Bernie Sanders to Rally in Kentucky With Possible Senate Contender Charles Booker”

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