Said Dr. Mary Clarke, president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association: “If we continue to use it as a political tool, then people are going to continue to get sick and they’re going to continue to die.” She said she expects the pandemic won’t end until after the 2024 election.
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From the crushing of Beijing’s 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong’s opposition four decades later, China’s Communist Party has demonstrated a determination and ability to stay in power that is seemingly impervious to Western criticism
NY Attorney General Tish James says Trump changed his mind about her investigation into his company only after being subpoenaed for a deposition
In a new filing, New York Attorney General Letitia James claims Trump filed a lawsuit only so he could wriggle his way out of taking a deposition.
The bridge was listed as being in "poor condition" by Pennsylvania's transportation department. Officials said a gas line was cut in the collapse.
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago mayor ordered Columbus statues removed during 2020 unrest. A lawsuit by Italian Americans claims that violated a Park District contract
CHICAGO — Italian Americans seeking the return of Chicago’s Christopher Columbus statue to its former pedestal in Little Italy allege that Mayor Lori Lightfoot interfered with a Park District contract to keep the monument on display “in perpetuity,” according to a recently filed complaint. Lightfoot has been newly added as a defendant in a lawsuit the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans ...
One told the extremist lawmaker that she's an "embarrassment to the state of Georgia."
Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets Earful from Constituents During TV Appearance: 'We All Have Our Opinions'
"Thank god for Joe Biden," one caller said, adding that they felt Greene was "an embarrassment to the state of Georgia" — "well, we all have our opinions," one of the show's hosts said
- The Hill
The Open Society Foundations, a group founded by George Soros, is pushing back on a recent documentary by Tucker Carlson taking aim at Soros and his relationship with his homeland of Hungary, The Washington Post reports.Carlson's "Hungary vs. Soros: The Fight for Civilization," which was created for the Fox Nation streaming service, pits Soros against Hungarian right-wing prime minister Viktor Orbán.Carlson says that Soros, a liberal billionaire...
University of California professor Barbara Walter said she'd have had a vastly different response to Donald Trump supporters' comments just a decade ago.
Mike Pence made clear the scale of his rift with Trump, saying he hasn't spoken to him since last summer
Pence called the Capitol riot — where Trump supporters were calling to "hang Mike Pence" — "difficult," but insisted he and Trump "parted amicably."
West African leaders suspend the country from the regional bloc and call for the ousted leader to be freed.
Ukraine's defence minister said on Friday Berlin's reluctance to supply Kyiv with weapons encourages Russian aggression, and suggested Moscow may hope to revive the German Democratic Republic in eastern Germany. Unlike some of its NATO allies, Germany is not providing Kyiv with arms during its standoff with Russia, which has massed troops near Ukraine.
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Thomas Massie tweeted that the 16th and 17th amendments were "egregious mistakes."
Josh Mandel and Morgan Harper, running for Senate from opposite ends of the political spectrum, debated in Columbus. A moment for consensus it was not.
Fox News' Tomi Lahren told officers at a policing conference that prominent police killings could have been avoided if people 'would just comply'
A Washington Post investigation found that Lahren's comments were consistent with those made by several other prominent police conference speakers.
- Tallahassee Democrat
It would be bitter irony if Trump, who has said so many false and hurtful things with actual malice, gets revenge on the media by seeing his Supreme Court appointees knock down a pillar of press freedoms.
- Fox News
State Dept vows Nord Stream 2 will be a 'hunk of metal at bottom of the ocean' if Russia invades Ukraine
The State Department on Thursday unequivocally warned that if Russia invades Ukraine the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will sit unused at the bottom of the ocean.
- The Telegraph
Liz Truss has dismissed claims that she was responsible for a “staggering waste” of taxpayers’ cash after it emerged that she chartered a private jet to Australia at an estimated cost of £500,000.
- Associated Press
The late Bob Dole, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee also celebrated as a World War II hero, will be buried with military honors Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. The foundation named for his widow, former Cabinet secretary and North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, announced plans for a private service at the historic Washington-area cemetery. Dole, a native of Russell in western Kansas, died Dec. 5 at the age of 98.
China's ambassador to the U.S. warned in a rare interview with NPR that if Taiwanese authorities "keep going down the road for independence," it would "most likely" lead to a "military conflict" between the U.S. and China.Why it matters: Chinese officials rarely speak in such blunt terms, but veteran diplomat Qin Gang was unequivocal: "The Taiwan issue is the biggest tinderbox between China and the United States."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Context:
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