FBI search for Trump estate in Florida: why now?

FBI search for Trump estate in Florida: why now?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s unprecedented raid of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country on Tuesday, along with questions about why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — decided to take such a drastic step forward. The answers did not come quickly. … Read more

US pledges $1 billion more rockets and other weapons for Ukraine

US pledges  billion more rockets and other weapons for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is shipping its biggest arms shipment to Ukraine as that country prepares for a potentially decisive counteroffensive in the south against Russia, sending $1 billion. of rockets, ammunition and other materials to Ukraine from Ministry of Defense Stockpiles. The new US arms shipment would further bolster … Read more

Russian disinformation is spreading in new ways despite bans

Russian disinformation is spreading in new ways despite bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union decided to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin’s main channels for spreading propaganda and disinformation about the war. Almost six months later, the number of sites carrying the same content has exploded as Russia finds ways around the ban. They renamed … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Letting Russia bully Ukraine would mean an ‘open season’ worldwide, says Blinken US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to members of the media after a meeting while visiting the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria, South Africa, August 8, 2022. Andre Harnik | AFP | Getty Images US Secretary of … Read more

Biden walks out of the room and finds landmark wins for legacy

Biden walks out of the room and finds landmark wins for legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — For five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of the most striking and defining legislative victories in Biden’s legacy have come while staying out of it. A summer legislative blitz … Read more

Senate Vote on Tax and Climate Bill: Live Updates

Senate Vote on Tax and Climate Bill: Live Updates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have pushed their election-year economic package in the Senate passage on Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but still meets the party’s deep-rooted goals of slowing global warmingmoderating pharmaceutical costs and tax huge corporations. The estimated $740 billion package is heading to the House, … Read more

Senate rules arbitrator weakens Democrats’ drug regime in economic bill

Senate rules arbitrator weakens Democrats’ drug regime in economic bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate congressman on Saturday dealt a blow to the Democrats’ plan to cut drug prices, but left the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely untouched as party leaders geared up for the first votes on a package containing many of President Joe Biden’s best domestic products. Goals. Elizabeth MacDonough, the … Read more

Why the best states for business may be the worst for workers

Why the best states for business may be the worst for workers

Businesses aren’t afraid to pick up and move. Many states offer businesses attractive incentives such as tax cuts if they move, but a better business climate doesn’t always equal a better work climate. “Things that benefit employers in terms of bottom line or margin, in terms of economic expansion, can directly conflict with things that … Read more

In the latest Taiwan crisis, the Chinese military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

In the latest Taiwan crisis, the Chinese military was outmatched by US forces.  Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at Hsinchu Air Base on August 5, 2022. China conducted its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan despite condemnation from the United States, the Japan and the European Union. sam yeh | AFP | Getty Images The last time tensions soared … Read more