“TikTok War” Foils Putin’s False Narrative

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being called “The First TikTok War,” as many Russians and Ukrainians are lighting up social media with images of the invasion, the bloody aftermath of its battles—and messages decrying it all. And this clash between modern-day social media versus old, Cold War-style propaganda is one of the reasons why U.S. […]

Russia warns residents to leave Kyiv, warns of strikes

This post was originally published on this siteRussia’s military warned residents to leave the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv ahead of planned strikes, CNN reported. Russian forces reportedly said the Security Service of Ukraine and the 72nd Main Center for Information and…

House passes Emmett Till Antilynching Act, making lynching a federal hate crime

This post was originally published on this siteThe House overwhelmingly passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Three Republicans voted against it: Roy, Massie and Clyde.     

Russia humiliated as diplomats walk out of UN speech trying to rationalize Putin’s Ukraine invasion: report

This post was originally published on this site Russia continues to be humiliated and shunned on the world stage following a global uproar over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to rationalize the invasion during a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, but had to deliver his address via […]

Senate Democrats aim to link inflation with corporations in new messaging strategy

This post was originally published on this siteA woman behind the counter at the McDonald’s in southwest Ohio showed Rep. Tim Ryan the math she was trying to work out last week: filling up her tank would be $20 cheaper in West Virginia, but would that cost less than the gas she’d use on the […]

Live updates: Biden to deliver first State of the Union address amid global crisis

This post was originally published on this siteThe president’s traditional address to a joint session of Congress is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Eastern. Biden plans to highlight what he accomplished in the past year despite “deep challenges,” as an aide described it, and outline his aspirations for the next year.

From Ukraine to inflation: 5 things to watch for in Biden’s State of the Union address

This post was originally published on this siteThe Ukraine crisis will cast a long shadow over Biden’s first State of the Union address, in which he hopes to tout his policy wins and set goals.     

‘Shameful’: Manchin votes with Senate GOP to filibuster abortion rights bill

This post was originally published on this site Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday joined Senate Republicans in blocking legislation that would codify abortion rights into federal law, a vote that came as the conservative-dominated U.S. Supreme Court prepared to rule on a case that could strike a fatal blow to Roe v. Wade. “Millions […]

How Sanctions Make the Ruble Harder to Trade or Value: QuickTake

This post was originally published on this siteThe blast of sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine sent its currency plunging and created a new paradigm in trading for the ruble: a split between prices for the ruble inside Russia and those quoted by international banks. The dislocation has been unprecedented in recent memory […]

5 things to watch in the Texas primary election

This post was originally published on this siteTexas kicks off the 2022 midterm elections Tuesday with the nation’s first primaries.