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Judge Says Barr Misled on How His Justice Dept. Viewed Trump’s Actions

New York Times
A federal judge in Washington accused the Justice Department under Attorney General William P. Barr of misleading her and Congress about advice he had received from top department officials on whether President Donald J. Trump should have been charged with obstructing the Russia investigation and ordered that a related memo......

FirstEnergy’s Transparency Pledge Clashes With Ongoing Actions

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click to enlarge Larry Householder/ Photo via Ohio House of Representatives FirstEnergy continues to shield information related to the HB6 scandal This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or......

Biden says he is ready to ‘take further actions’ if Russia escalates against U.S., opens door to cooperation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Thursday addressed the sweeping sanctions his administration imposed on Russia, a move that seeks to address a litany of malign behaviors and is expected to peeve Moscow. “If Russia continues to interfere with our......

U.S. imposes wide array of sanctions on Russia for ‘malign’ actions

Reuters
The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s U.S. election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged “malign” actions. The U.S. government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred U.S.......

Biden says gun violence in U.S. is an epidemic, unveils executive actions and calls for national red flag law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a series of executive......

Pritzker’s chief of staff hopes to fully reopen by summer, defends executive actions during pandemic

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The state of Illinois could fully reopen this summer. At least that’s the hope of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s chief of staff. During a budget hearing Tuesday, Chief of Staff Anne Caprara defended the governor’s dozens of consecutive executive orders......

China’s actions show its climate pledges are meaningless

NYPost
Post Editorial Board “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Fool me three times, I must be John Kerry. President Joe Biden’s climate czar is banking on negotiations with Beijing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions — though China has spent the last year lying about......

Egypt says Turkey must lay ground for normalising ties with actions

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a news conference after the meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Turkey’s actions must show alignment with Egypt’s principles and goals......

Biden wants the Yemen war to end. One expert says his actions may be making it worse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden wants to end the war in Yemen, but it’s not likely that the conflict can be dialed back anytime soon, according to Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of......

Becerra tells Warren he will do ‘thorough review’ of executive actions on drug prices

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Peter Sullivan Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Politics, not racism or......

Crown prince’s actions in Khashoggi killing leave Saudi fund vulnerable, ex-Obama official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Saudi crown prince’s actions in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi might have left the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund vulnerable to consequences, according to a former leading diplomat in the Obama administration. The Biden administration on Friday released a......

Federal Monitor Report on Cleveland Police Actions During May 30th Protest Paints Clearer Picture of Use of Force, Corrects City’s Narrative

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click to enlarge The federal monitor team overseeing the city of Cleveland’s consent decree with the DOJ this week released a report on Cleveland police actions during the May 30th George Floyd protest downtown that found the department failed in ways minor and major. Released yesterday, details were first reported......

GOP says Biden admin actions on Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline don’t go far enough

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Republicans blasted a Friday night State Department report on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, pointing out the two sanction designations by the Biden administration had already been announced by the Trump administration and arguing the U.S. actions did not......

Mets’ Rojas condemns actions of fired coach Ellis

ESPN
Mets manager Luis Rojas condemned the behavior of former New York hitting performance coordinator Ryan Ellis on Wednesday but said he never witnessed his longtime co-worker act inappropriately. Ellis was fired last month for sexual harassment. The Athletic reported Wednesday that in the summer of 2018, three female Mets employees......

McConnell calls Trump’s actions a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – In his speech from the Senate floor, Sen. Mitch McConnell delivered a scalding denunciation of Donald Trump, calling him “morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. But earlier Saturday in his vote on......

Analysis: On executive actions, Biden is blowing his predecessors out of the water

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Increasingly, it means trying to work unilaterally. Actually, increasingly is an understatement. President Joe Biden is blowing all predecessors out of the water when it comes to executive actions, orders, proclamations and memorandums. CNN’s Janie Boschma compared the executive......

Prosecutors charge 3 men for alleged actions against law enforcement during Capitol riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Peter Schwartz of Owensboro, Kentucky, and Kyle Fitzsimons of Lebanon, Maine, were charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting or impeding officers. Lake St. Louis, Missouri, resident Paul Scott Westover’s affidavit, criminal complaint and charges remain under seal, but US Attorney’s......

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