US officials fear the worst is yet to come for Kyiv

CNN reporter discovers he is crouching by grenade while on air

This post was originally published on this siteUkrainian forces have so far managed to stave off Russian ground forces massed less than 20 miles north of the embattled capital Kyiv — but though they’ve defied US intelligence predictions that the city would likely fall within one to four days of a full-scale Russian assault, US […]

Rep. Ted Deutch becomes 31st House Democrat to announce retirement ahead of November elections

Another Democratic House lawmaker has decided not to run for re-election in November.
Specifically, Rep. Ted Deutch, 55, of Florida announced Monday his plans to retire from Congress at the end of his current term, The Hill reports. With that, Deutch is now the 31st House Democrat to resign from the lower chamber in what’s widely seen as an ominous, pre-midterms sign for the left.
Deutch “has represented Florida in Congress since 2010, but moved to the 22nd congressional district from the 21st district in 2017 after redistricting,” The Hill writes. In his next move, the lawmaker will become the CEO of the American Jewish Committee.
“Beyond foreign policy, we have also seen an unprecedented rise in antisemitism in our own country and abroad, and I have been at the forefront of the Congressional response as the founding co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism,” Deutch wrote in his announcement. “This critical work, and the opportunity to do it on a global scale, is why I am announcing that I will not be running for re-election to Congress as I have accepted an offer to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Committee.”

FedEx, UPS halt inbound shipments to Russia and Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteFedEx and UPS are both halting inbound shipments to Russia and Ukraine in light of Russia’s military invasion last week.”We are closely monitoring the situation and have contingency plans in place, including temporarily suspending inbound and…

California, Oregon, Washington to end school mask mandates

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Kansas agrees new mail ballot restrictions are unconstitutional, will pay legal fees

This post was originally published on this site A federal court on Friday struck down parts of a new Kansas law that criminalized the distribution of advanced mail ballot applications. The state agreed not to object to arguments raised by nonprofit organizations that said the 2021 law violates the First and 14th Amendments to the […]

Ukrainian intel suggests Belarus is prepared to join Russian invasion and US suspends operations at embassy

This post was originally published on this siteA Ukrainian government official tells CNN that Ukrainian intelligence indicates Belarusian “readiness to maybe participate directly” in the invasion of Ukraine, “in addition to allowing Russians to use their territory as well as letting them cross the border.”

Bill Barr knows *exactly* what kind of person Donald Trump is

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s generally a good rule to judge people by those who work most closely with them.

Russia’s war on Ukraine: Day five situation on the ground

This post was originally published on this site On the fifth day of fighting in Ukraine on Monday, defending forces claim that the Russian onslaught has slowed but still aims for Kyiv, while Russia reports progress in the south. Here is a summary of the situation on the ground, based on statements from the warring […]

Drugmaker settles EpiPen antitrust litigation for $264M

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. health care company Viatris, formerly known as Myland, on Monday announced it had agreed to pay $264 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the pricing of EpiPens.The agreement, which must still be approved by the court, would seek…

Masks optional for Biden’s State of the Union

This post was originally published on this siteMasks will be optional for members of Congress and others attending President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday.