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  • Russia Pundit Gives Rare Public Damning Assessment of Ukraine War

    05/16/2022 7:44:52 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/16/2022 | ADAM STATEN
    A Russian columnist recently appeared on television and gave a damning assessment of the situation in Ukraine from Russia's perspective. Mikhail Kodaryonok was on a Russian-state-owned television channel Monday as part of a panel where he discussed the situation in Ukraine and the rather dire circumstances in which Russia finds itself. -snip- Khodaryonok continued on and painted an even grimmer situation for Russia. He talked about the vast supply of arms that are soon likely to be available to the Ukrainians. "But the situation from the overall strategic position is that the Ukrainian armed forces are able to arm a...
  • Stacey Abrams Chances of Beating Republicans in Georgia, According to Polls

    05/07/2022 6:20:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/06/2022 | Jason Lemon
    Democratic activist and second-time gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams aims to build on the energy of President Joe Biden's 2020 win in Georgia to flip the governor's mansion blue, but polls suggest the former state House of Representatives minority leader still faces an uphill battle. Georgia has not been led by a Democratic governor since 2003. The conservative southern state also has a significant Republican lean, which polling analysis site FiveThirtyEight assesses as being plus 7.4 points in the GOP's favor. But in 2018, Abrams lost to Brian Kemp, who is now the incumbent Republican governor, by a relatively narrow margin...
  • Russia Denies New Warship Strike by Ukraine as Makarov Rumors Swirl

    05/06/2022 6:33:47 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 45 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2022 | Brendan Cole
    The Kremlin has denied that it has any information about a reported Ukrainian strike on a Russian warship in the Black Sea. Speculation has been growing on Friday over the fate of the Admiral Makarov which Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko said on his Telegram account had been hit in a missile strike and burst into flames. Russian forces sent helicopters to rescue the crew of the ship, according to Ukrainian news site Dumskaya. The vessel was said to have been sailing close to Snake Island in the Black Sea. However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters "we do not have...
  • Madison Cawthorn Losing GOP Support Despite Keeping Large Primary Lead

    05/05/2022 2:44:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/29/22 | JASON LEMON
    Representative Madison Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, appears to be losing substantial support from GOP voters while still maintaining a lead over his chief primary challenger, new polling shows. Cawthorn, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, faces opposition from Republican leaders in his state, including North Carolina's GOP Senator Thom Tillis. The Republican lawmaker has endured numerous scandals in recent weeks, with the number ramping up rapidly as opponents could be spreading dirt on the Trump-backed freshman incumbent in an effort to oust him from office. While the scandals appear to have had an impact, according to...
  • Russia Scales Back May 9 Victory Day Parade as Ukraine War Takes Toll

    05/05/2022 7:02:49 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/5/2022 | ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    Russia's Victory Day parade on Moscow's Red Square on May 9 is set to be considerably scaled back compared to last year, according to data from the Russian Ministry of Defense. -snip- But this year, amid Putin's invasion of Ukraine, fewer people and less military equipment will be at the 2022 Victory Day parade, data published by the Defense Ministry on April 29 shows. The ministry said 129 units of military equipment will cross Red Square on May 9, while last year, 191 military vehicles took part. -snip- Russian authorities have not specified why this year's Victory Parade is being...
  • Nina Turner's Concession Speech Teases Presidential Bid After Ohio Loss

    05/04/2022 2:09:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/04/22 | Darragh Roche
    Progressive Democrat Nina Turner teased a 2024 presidential bid during a concession speech on Tuesday after she was defeated in her bid to challenge Democratic Representative Shontel Brown. Brown defeated Turner with 66.3 percent of the vote to 33.7 percent in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Turner had read most of her concession speech from her phone but toward the end of her remarks, she said she would speak "extemporaneously" and stopped reading. "Sister Turner ain't going nowhere," Turner said and the crowed applauded and cheered. Turner made reference to the late former Representative Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman ever...
  • There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy | Opinion

    05/02/2022 2:05:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 118 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 2, 2022 | SCOTT DWORKIN
    As we get closer and closer to November's midterm elections, doomsday predictions about a bloodbath for Democrats have come to dominate the news. It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country. These naysayers are missing the robust record that the Democrats have to run on—one that includes the not insignificant line item of being the only side standing up for Democracy itself. Republicans have shown their laissez...
  • Risk of Putin Using Nuclear Weapons Rises as Ukraine Succeeds: Menendez

    05/01/2022 3:50:09 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies ^ | 5/1/22 | BY THOMAS KIKA ON AT 2:39 PM EDT
    he world faces a growing threat of Russia using nuclear weapons as the nation continues to face losses in Ukraine, according to one U.S. senator. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the prospect during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. The New Jersey democrat said he fears Russian President Vladimir Putin could turn to nuclear weapons as the continued failure of his invasion of Ukraine damages his image among his people, and called the possibility "a real concern." "Well, one of my concerns is that, ironically, the more success that the Ukrainians have, the greater...
  • GOP Races Dominated by MAGA Candidates—Whether Trump Has Backed Them or Not

    04/27/2022 3:37:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 4/27/22 | Steve Freiss
    At a recent focus group of Republican voters from swing states, the only surprise came about 80 minutes into the two-hour Zoom session, when participants were questioned about the power of Donald J. Trump's primary endorsements. Until then, the group had shown nothing but enduring loyalty and admiration for the former president. They echoed his views on immigration and critical race theory, questioned the integrity of the 2020 election and wished he were still president. Yet when asked how much Trump's much-heralded and intensely coveted endorsements would influence their vote in upcoming GOP primaries, they all hedged. "If I was...
  • Ron DeSantis Signs Law Creating 'Police Force' to Pursue 'Election Crimes'

    04/25/2022 9:19:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/25/22 | Jake Thomas
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill creating a new agency to target voter fraud that critics say is unnecessary and could be used for partisan gains. DeSantis on Monday signed legislation intended to tighten safeguards against voter fraud while establishing the Office of Election Crimes and Security. The Republican governor's signature is the latest red state response to former President Donald Trump's baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen. But opponents call the new office a solution in search of a problem. The Office of Election Crimes and Security will be set up in the Florida Department...
  • Putin Cancels Mariupol Assault Over Concern About Russian Casualties (Video of meeting with Shoigu- Putin looks BAD...)

    04/21/2022 5:27:11 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 97 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/21/2022 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled plans for his forces to storm the Azovstal plant in the besieged city of Mariupol, saying he instead wants them to continue blockading it. Putin told his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, it was "inadvisable" to storm the sprawling industrial plant, where more than 2,000 Ukrainian servicemen are said to remain. "We must always think...about preserving the life and health of our soldiers and officers," Putin said, according to a transcript on the Kremlin's website.
  • 'I'm a Former Marine Training Ukrainians—The Russians Are Worse Than ISIS'

    04/20/2022 5:09:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 143 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 20APR22 | ANDY MILBURN
    My first experience of combat as a Marine was in Mogadishu, Somalia in the '90s and then subsequently I was in the first Marine division during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. I have completed tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, been involved in the evacuation of civilians from Libya in 2011 and commanded a special operations task force against the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016...I have a greater respect for the ethical behavior of the Islamic State than I do for the Russians. That is no exaggeration.
  • What Is Dark MAGA? Trump Supporters Attempt Rebrand for 2024

    04/19/2022 7:59:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04 19 2022 | Giulia Carbonaro
    A small fringe of Donald Trump's supporters is calling for the former president to get back on the highest stage of U.S. politics with a vengeance with the motto: #DarkMAGA. More of a meme than a political slogan, Dark MAGA is a post-alt-right aesthetic that promotes an authoritarian version of Trump in dystopian, Terminator-like images. In some, the Trump Tower is painted entirely in black and the former president is seen piercing through the screen with blue laser eyes. The hashtag first appeared on Twitter on January 21, and it had become increasingly popular by March. It can now be...
  • Why Taylor Lorenz's Libs of TikTok Expose Has Outraged Conservatives

    04/19/2022 6:42:30 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 19th, 2022 | Giulia Carbonaro
    As Washington Post's columnist Taylor Lorenz is expected to publish a new piece today revealing the identity of the person behind the Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok, the social media platform has been stormed by outraged conservatives accusing the journalist of "doxxing" and harassing the anonymous account holder. The conservative account Libs of Tik Tok, which mostly shares content attacking liberals and school teachers accused of the alleged "grooming" and "indoctrination" of children on LGBT rights, has become a social media sensation in the past two years, achieving a follower base of some 648,000 on Twitter, over 66,000 on...
  • Ron DeSantis Solidifies 2024 Stance as Republicans Follow Florida's Lead

    04/13/2022 7:29:18 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 100 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | April 13, 2022 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appears to be cementing his stance as a prominent Republican leader ahead of 2024 as other red states mimic the Sunshine State's policies. DeSantis has been leading the charge on several GOP priorities, including the coronavirus pandemic, critical race theory and LGBTQ issues. "He's obviously the most high-profile Republican governor in the country," Brad Coker, the director at Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy in Florida, told Newsweek. "No one else has his level of national coverage, and he's the center of attention in Florida." The Florida leader was one of the first in the nation to begin...
  • Was Biden Ignored by Obama at White House? What Videos Really Show (of course not, these are not the droids you're looking for)

    04/06/2022 5:06:23 PM PDT · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 38 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 4/6/2022 | Gerrard Kaonga
    Questions are circulating on social about whether former President Barack Obama intentionally ignored President Joe Biden during an event on Tuesday.[snip] Fox News' Tucker Carlson reflected [snip] Biden was shunned during the event and Obama intentionally ignored him, calling the moment "sad.""That is the President of the United States in his own house, shunned, nobody would talk to him," Carlson said."So Biden wondered off looking vacant[snip]"Kamala Harris, who supposedly works for Biden, ignored Biden completely."[snip]"Biden desperately tried to get Obama's attention, he puts his hand on Obama's shoulder[snip]"But Obama blows him off, he acts like Biden is not even there.[snip]However,...
  • NATO's Poland 'Open' to Hosting U.S. Nuclear Weapons

    04/03/2022 4:54:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 52 replies ^ | 4/3/22 | BY SHANE CROUCHER
    Poland's deputy prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski said he is "open" to the idea of the U.S deploying tactical nuclear weapons in his country, and called for Washington to send tens of thousands more American troops to Europe to check the Russian threat. Kaczynski, who leads the ruling national-conservative Law and Justice Party, also urged NATO to "do more" in Ukraine—in particular, a peacekeeping mission and delivering President Volodymyr Zelensky the weapons he asks for—and said he is "very dissatisfied" with Germany. "The eastern flank must be much better protected in the future than before," Kaczynski told Germany's Welt Am Sonntag...
  • Putin-Zelensky Talks: Russia Says Not Ready, Despite Negotiator's Claim

    04/03/2022 9:01:34 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/3/2022 | FATMA KHALED
    Russia's chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky said Sunday that there hasn't been enough progress in peace talks that would lead to a meeting with Ukraine due to disputes about territories. "The draft agreement is not ready for submission to a meeting at the top," Medinsky said on Telegram. "I repeat again and again: Russia's position on Crimea and Donbas remains UNCHANGED." -snip- His statement comes after Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia told a local TV station on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could meet soon with draft peace agreement documents, according to Interfax-Ukraine News Agency. -snip-...
  • Lincoln Project Video on Clarence and Ginni Thomas Viewed Over 500K Times

    04/02/2022 6:46:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/02/2022 | Andrew Stanton
    ALincoln Project video calling on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the January 6 Capitol riot has been viewed more than half a million times as of Saturday afternoon, following its release on Friday. Justice Thomas has faced pressure to recuse himself from such cases since reports outlining the role that his wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, played in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Text messages she allegedly sent to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows showed her expressing support for overturning the election, based on unproven claims of voter fraud.
  • Biden Beats Trump in Ratings Despite Struggles: Poll

    04/01/2022 6:31:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/01/2022 | ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
    Despite ongoing crises abroad and at home, a new poll found that President Joe Biden is still more popular than his Oval Office predecessor. The NBC News survey showed that 37 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Biden compared with 46 percent who had a negative view of the commander-in-chief. That's slightly better than Donald Trump's numbers: 36 percent of U.S. adults rated Trump positively compared with 50 percent who had a negative view.