US: Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies

The Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies, writing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration didn’t have the power to regulate public health.

Ukraine cyber-attack: Russia to blame for hack, says Kyiv

The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of being behind Friday’s cyber-attack on dozens of official websites. About 70 government websites were temporarily down, in the largest such attack on Ukraine in four years. Before the sites went offline, a message appeared warning Ukrainians to “prepare for the worst”. Access to most of the sites wasContinue reading “Ukraine cyber-attack: Russia to blame for hack, says Kyiv”

Gravitas: Kazakhstan protests create a new headache for Putin – WION

Kazakhstan is a country in crisis. Overwhelmed by the public anger, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called in Russian paratroopers. What’s at stake for the Russian President in Kazakhstan? Palki Sharma tells you more.

America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

Biden Says He’ll Run For Reelection In 2024

Asked if he’d run against Trump, Biden said: “Why would I not run against Donald Trump if he were the nominee? That’d increase the prospect of running.” President Joe Biden said that he plans to run for reelection in 2024, including against Donald Trump if he were to become the Republican nominee. In an interview Wednesday withContinue reading “Biden Says He’ll Run For Reelection In 2024”

Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies

“This legislation will help ensure the Capitol Police Chief has the authority needed to call for reinforcements at the Capitol swiftly during emergencies,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar The Capitol Police gained new powers when Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill authorizing the police chief to “unilaterally” request emergency backup from the National Guard and federal law enforcement,Continue reading “Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies”

Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says

Manchin’s remaks contradict his stated reasons for opposing the Biden administration’s $1.8trn social spending package Senator Joe Manchin’s publicly stated reasons for opposing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act social spending package don’t match up with what he told senate colleagues behind closed doors, according to a new report which alleges that he believes Americans who receive governmentContinue reading “Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says”

Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection

The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”

Trump Appears ‘Deeply Unnerved’ By January 6 Investigation: Report – MSNBC

‘Donald Trump is increasingly agitated by the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack,’ according to new reporting from Hugo Lowell in the Guardian.

UK troops will not be deployed to Ukraine to defend against Russia

Britain and its allies are “highly unlikely” to send troops to defend Ukraine if Russia invades the country, the UK’s defence secretary has said. “We shouldn’t kid people we would,” Ben Wallace told the Spectator magazine. “The Ukrainians are aware of that.” Russia has moved thousands of troops near Ukraine’s eastern borders, leading Western powersContinue reading “UK troops will not be deployed to Ukraine to defend against Russia”

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