New DOJ Filing Raises Security Red Flags and Legal Challenges

New DOJ Filing Raises Security Red Flags and Legal Challenges

A new DOJ filing reveals that Donald Trump held onto more than twice as many classified documents as those his lawyers had turned over in June, and that the documents were likely concealed or mishandled in compromising ways in the former President’s residence. The search warrant and other DOJ filings...

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Garland places new restrictions on political activities for Justice Department political appointees

Garland places new restrictions on political activities for Justice Department political appointees

This post was originally published on this siteAttorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced new restrictions on the political activities of political appointees in the Justice Department, including restricting their ability to participate in partisan political events.

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Crist resigns from House ahead of gubernatorial election

Crist resigns from House ahead of gubernatorial election

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida, is resigning from the House and leaving his term early as the heads into the height of campaign season. Crist’s resignation will be effective at the end of the day on Wednesday, according to...

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Ukraine has launched its counteroffensive in Kherson region, and analysts see forward progress

Ukraine has launched its counteroffensive in Kherson region, and analysts see forward progress

Ukraine on Monday launched its long-projected counteroffensive in southern Kherson province, the country’s first major offensive to retake territory seized by Russia after its Feb. 24 invasion. Ukrainian forces broke through Russia’s defensive lines in several sectors and destroyed pontoon ferries it had been using to send troops and supplies across the Dnipro River after Ukraine rendered the main bridges inoperable, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said Monday night.
A Ukrainian military source told CNN that Ukrainian forces had recaptured four villages from Russia as they advance on their main target, the regional capital Kherson City. By Tuesday night, Ukraine’s armored forces were assaulting Russian forces “on several axes” and had “pushed the front line back some distance in places, exploiting relatively thinly held Russian defenses,” Britain’s Ministry of Defense wrote. 
Russia’s defense ministry has acknowledged the counteroffensive but said Ukraine is suffering heavily losses and making no significant territorial gains. “Top Ukrainian military officials have been tight-lipped about giving too many details about its reported counteroffensive, urging the wider public to be patient” and saying only that things are going according to plan, BBC News reports.
Ukraine’s counteroffensive “will require some time to correctly execute,” the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War assessed Tuesday. “The Kremlin will likely exploit the lack of immediate victory over Kherson City or Ukrainian operational silence on the progress of the Ukrainian counteroffensive to misrepresent Ukrainian efforts as failing and to undermine public confidence in its prospects.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday evening that Ukrainian forces are doing “everything possible and impossible so that every Russian serviceman will necessarily feel the Ukrainian response to this terrible terror that Russia has brought to our land.” The Russian occupiers, he added, “can do only two things: run away or surrender. We leave them no other options.”

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Texas education board moves to delay updates to social studies curriculum after conservative pushback

Texas education board moves to delay updates to social studies curriculum after conservative pushback

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Aug. 30, 2022 After facing pressure from conservatives over proposed updates to the state’s social studies curriculum scheduled for this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday took a step to delay the revision until...

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Gorbachev’s love-hate relationship with Putin

Gorbachev’s love-hate relationship with Putin

This post was originally published on this site Mikhail Gorbachev struggled to make up his mind about Vladimir Putin. Over the more than 20 years after Putin came to power, the ex-Soviet leader embraced, then rejected, then embraced again the man who — much like Gorbachev in the 1980s —...

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Alaska to tabulate ranked-choice ballots as Palin attempts political comeback

Alaska to tabulate ranked-choice ballots as Palin attempts political comeback

This post was originally published on this siteAlaska elections officials will tabulate the state’s ranked-choice ballots for the first time on Wednesday, determining whether former Gov. Sarah Palin will make a political comeback by winning a special election for the state’s lone House seat.

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Russia just bought lethal drones from Iran to use in Ukraine. Why this matters

Russia just bought lethal drones from Iran to use in Ukraine. Why this matters

This post was originally published on this siteRussia has received a shipment of lethal drones from Iran to bolster its depleted arsenal in Ukraine. But Russia already signaled buyer’s remorse.     

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Democratic hopefuls steer clear of Biden student loan plan

Democratic hopefuls steer clear of Biden student loan plan

This post was originally published on this siteSeveral Democratic candidates in tough Senate races are treading carefully when it comes to President Biden’s decision to cancel student loans for millions of borrowers, with some distancing themselves from the new White House plan that has quickly became a major campaign issue....

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Russia Halts Nord Stream Gas Pipeline

Russia Halts Nord Stream Gas Pipeline

This post was originally published on this siteWestern governments see the move by Moscow as the latest salvo in the Kremlin’s economic war on Europe.

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