Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Senate votes overwhelmingly to let Sweden and Finland join NATO

Washington — The Senate voted 95-1 on Wednesday to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Swedenwith overwhelming bipartisan support expected for quickly expanding the Western military alliance in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The sole no vote was Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. Fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky voted present. Senate … Read more

Trump still holds sway in GOP as MAGA candidates win in key primary races

Trump still holds sway in GOP as MAGA candidates win in key primary races

Election results in a slate of key primary races Tuesday night underscored former President Donald Trump’s enduring influence over the Republican Party, despite signals that his status as his de facto leader may be eroding. In Arizona, multiple candidates up and down the ballot who modeled themselves as true Trump loyalists — who embraced his … Read more

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol . The Senate approved the bill by a … Read more

Eric Schmitt beats form Gov. Eric Greitens in Missouri GOP Senate primary, NBC projects

Eric Schmitt beats form Gov.  Eric Greitens in Missouri GOP Senate primary, NBC projects

Toronto, Canada – June 22, 2022; Eric Schmidt, Founder, Schmidt Futures, on Center Stage during day two of Collision 2022 at Enercare Center in Toronto, Canada. (Photo By Lukas Schulze/Sportsfile for Collision via Getty Images) Lukas Schulze | Sports file | Getty Images Eric Greitens, the scandal-tarred former Missouri governor who launched a comeback bid … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief is believed to have been killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified what appears to be the house in Kabul, Afghanistan, hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiriwhile he was on the balcony. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating social media since Sunday, in addition to utilizing … Read more

Biden’s COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

Biden's COVID sequel: back on the balcony, dog for company

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the White House balcony and the Treaty Room for President Joe Biden as he contends with a “rebound” case of COVID-19. Trapped in the White House for the second time in as many weeks, the president knows the drill this time: He’s got an office in the residence and … Read more

AP sources: US operation killed al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri

AP sources: US operation killed al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON (AP) — A US drone strike in Afghanistan this weekend killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as al-Qaida leader after Osama bin Laden’s death in a US raid. President Joe Biden was set to announce the killing Monday, delivering a significant counterterrorism win just 11 months after American troops left the country after a … Read more

Koch network urging Sens. Manchin, Sinema to oppose $739 billion bill

Koch network urging Sens. Manchin, Sinema to oppose $739 billion bill

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., board an elevator after a private meeting between the two of them on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images The political network backed by billionaire Charles Koch launched an ad blitz targeting Sens. … Read more

Biden remains positive for Covid and ‘continues to feel well,’ his doctor says

Biden remains positive for Covid and 'continues to feel well,' his doctor says

CNN — President Joe Biden is still testing positive for Covid-19 and “continues to feel well” as he experiences a rebound case of the virus, according to his physician. Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a memo on Monday that the President tested positive for Covid-19 on an antigen test earlier in the morning, “as could … Read more

Economist slams Facebook for fact-checking recession post

Economist slams Facebook for fact-checking recession post

A prominent economist has revealed that Facebook placed a fact-checking label on a post asserting that the US has entered a recession, giving it a “partly false” rating as President Biden continues to reject the grim assessment of the economy. Dr. Phillip Magness, the research and education director at the American Institute for Economic Research, … Read more