Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joins Meet the Press to discuss the fight to raise the debt ceiling, the special counsels investigating President Biden and former President Trump, and his plans for 2024.
A Mississippi state senator has come under fire on Twitter after posting a racist meme referencing the suspected Chinese spy balloon that breached U.S. airspace last week. Sen. Joel R. Carter, Jr., a Republican who represents the 49th District, shared an image of a weather balloon superimposed with the words “Weather Barroon” and “Totary NOT For Spying.” In the tweet, he wrote: “Biden Administration currently.”
The former president's son retweeted a not-so-kind caricature of Donald Trump.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Igor Mangushev, a Russian mercenary and propagandist, who months ago staged a gruesome stunt in which he brandished the skull allegedly of oneof the fallen Ukrainian defenders of Azovstal, has been shot in the head, Ukrainian journalist Denys Kazanskyi reported on Telegram on Feb. 5.
- The Daily Beast
Gaelen Morse/ReutersDonald Trump tried to deny reports on Sunday that China launched spy balloons over the U.S. during his presidency, saying the claims were an attempt to deflect embarrassment over the half-week debacle.Three other spy balloons have traveled over the continental U.S. in the past, officials told the Associated Press, including twice during the Trump administration. That has not stopped Trump and his acolytes, such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and former Secretary of State Mike Pomp
- The Guardian
Extremist Republican who makes $174,000 annually according to public records says ‘I’ve lost money since I’ve gotten here’
- Business Insider
Beijing's response to the US shooting down its balloon has been muted. It might be China's way of preparing for a future in which the roles are reversed, says international law expert.
If China pushes too hard, its own rhetoric may backfire if the US decides to send balloons or drones into Chinese airspace, said Julian Ku.
- The Telegraph
Fed up with the traffic, afraid of street crime and hooked on Twitter, Taliban fighters who left their villages and rode into Kabul after decades of war are struggling with the daily grind of city life.
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) mocks Democrats for being "triggered" by his assault rifle lapel pins. Twitter wags noted he looked pretty triggered by Jan. 6 violence.
A Chinese spokeswoman says the aircraft is for civilian use, but "deviated" from its intended route.
CBS News pressed Sen. Ted Cruz on why he's running for reelection after he introduced a bill limiting senators to 2 terms in office: 'Why aren't you holding yourself to that standard?'
"If and when it passes, I will happily, happily comply. I've never said I'm going to unilaterally comply," Cruz told CBS of running for a third term.
- Fox News
A Chinese spy balloon crashed off the coast of Hawaii four months ago, and at least one Chinese spy balloon flew over portions of Texas and Florida during the Trump administration.
- Fox News
The Chinese government said it disapproves of the U.S. decision to shoot down an unmanned surveillance balloon and warned it may have "responses" to that action.
- The Wrap
Marco Rubio learns Chinese spy balloon over US three times during Trump administration
- Fox News
China fired the head of its national weather service on Saturday, backing up its claim that the balloon floating across the U.S. this weekend was a weather craft
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- The Hill
Former President Trump and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) sparred online Sunday after Christie predicted that Trump couldn’t beat President Biden if they run against each other in the 2024 presidential election. Christie, who endorsed Trump in 2016 after dropping his own campaign for the presidency but has since become a vocal Trump…
- USA TODAY Opinion
No matter what Joe Biden says in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Fox News and Co. will hate it. Why not just give them what they want?
- Ukrayinska Pravda
The Ukrainian defenders released from Russian captivity on Saturday are in an unsatisfactory condition, all of them are in the hospital. Source: Dmytro Usov, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence, during a meeting with the head of President's Office, Andrii Yermak, reports President's website Details: Usov noted that the state of health of the soldiers released from Russian captivity is unsatisfactory.
- Tallahassee Democrat
The clash between DeSantis and Walt Disney Co. started last year after the company weighed in on the governor's parental rights legislation.
Sam Bankman-Fried and his companies showered D.C. with up to $93 million in political donations. Now, the bankrupt FTX wants its money back.