Western media is greeting the Biden administration’s Russian sanctions as “signaling a tougher stance on Russia than under former President Donald Trump.” Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Wray hints at federal response to SolarWinds hack Kremlin: Musk invitation to Putin to chat on Clubhouse 'some kind of misunderstanding' Biden to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning, jailing MORE likely thinks otherwise. It looks as if the Biden administration has blinked on Putin’s key foreign policy objective — the completion and operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, delivering Russian gas to Europe. The sanctioning of a few Kremlin officials is petty change compared to the decade-long profitable effects of Russian pipeline politics. Indeed, the new U.S. sanctions do freeze foreign assets and impose travel restrictions on a number of Russian officials associated with the attempted poisoning and sham imprisonment of Putin opponent Aleksei Navalny . … [Read more...] about Do Biden’s ‘tough new sanctions’ give Putin Nord Stream 2?
The top security official overseeing the House informed lawmakers this week that security will be heightened on Thursday due to a QAnon-linked conspiracy theory that former President Trump Donald Trump South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE will be inaugurated on that date. Acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett said in a memo that Capitol Police will have additional personnel on duty throughout the Capitol grounds in addition to the continued National Guard presence. But Blodgett said that the significance of the date has "reportedly declined amongst various groups in recent days" and said that Capitol Police at this time "has no indication that groups will travel to Washington D.C. to protest or commit acts of violence." ADVERTISEMENT Some followers of the baseless QAnon conspiracy … [Read more...] about Capitol officials to bolster security on March 4 over QAnon threats
He made America’s representative institutions greatly biased in favor of Republicans. Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas In the United States, every season is campaign season. Four months after America last went to the polls, Democrats are still refining their autopsies of the 2020 race and already governing with an eye toward the 2022 midterms. Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, Republicans are trying to figure out just how firm Donald Trump’s grip on their party really is — and debating whether that grip should be stronger or weaker. To gain some insight into these matters, Intelligencer turned to our favorite socialist proponent of ruthlessly poll-driven campaigning, David Shor. A veteran of the 2012 Obama campaign, Shor is currently head of data science at OpenLabs, a progressive nonprofit. We spoke with him last week about how his analysis of the 2020 election has changed since November, what Democrats need to do to keep Congress … [Read more...] about David Shor on Why Trump Was Good for the GOP and How Dems Can Win in 2022
GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker will make an announcement about COVID-19 vaccinations in Massachusetts Wednesday morning. You can watch it live on CBSN Boston in the video above at 9 a.m. READ MORE: CVS Lists Teachers As Eligible For COVID Vaccine Appointments In Massachusetts Baker will be joined by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Education James Peyser, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley and Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken after taking a tour of the West Parish Elementary School in Gloucester. The school is celebrating its 101st day of in-person learning, according to the governor’s office. READ MORE: Shaw 54th Regiment Black Soldiers Memorial Back In Boston After $3 Million Restoration Teachers are now listed as eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts at CVS locations, according to an update to their website. This comes after President Biden issued a directive Tuesday for retail pharmacies … [Read more...] about Watch Live @ 9 AM: Baker Announcement On COVID Vaccinations In Massachusetts