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Russia Slams “Crude Provocation” After US Invited To Station Troops & Anti-Air Systems In Ukraine

A top Ukrainian official has indicated that US support to Ukraine may be in the process of ramping up dramatically, suggesting that Kiev has invited a permanent American troop presence and stationing of anti-air defense rocket systems on its soil. Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Reznikov made the revealing statements recently while hosted by the hawkish D.C.-based Jamestown Foundation. “It is...

China-Canada row: Trudeau blasts China’s 11-year prison sentence for Canadian man charged with spying as ‘unacceptable’

China-Canada row: Trudeau blasts China’s 11-year prison sentence for Canadian man charged with spying as ‘unacceptable’

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor has been sentenced to an 11-year prison term in China on espionage charges. Ottawa condemned the verdict, which it sees as part of retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada. A court in the city of Dandong, located far in China’s northeast along the border with North Korea, handed down the sentence early...

The new investments would reach far beyond the traditional infrastructure projects for roads

The new investments would reach far beyond the traditional infrastructure projects for roads

The legislation, which still needs to be passed by the House, would provide $550 billion in new federal spending over five years. The new investments would reach far beyond the traditional infrastructure projects for roads, bridges and railroads. There’s also money to improve Americans’ access to broadband, for electric school buses and to start addressing racial discrimination in infrastructure. The...

Biden celebrates a bipartisan win after Senate passes bill

Biden celebrates a bipartisan win after Senate passes bill

“The death of this legislation was mildly premature,” Biden said during a speech at the White House Tuesday afternoon. “After years and years of ‘Infrastructure Week,’ we are on the cusp of an infrastructure decade that I truly believe will transform America.” Biden, standing alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, said that he “never believed” critics who have characterized his calls...

The 19 GOP senators who voted for the bill

The 19 GOP senators who voted for the bill

It now heads to the House of Representatives, where it faces an uncertain future, before it can be sent to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Nineteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the bipartisan infrastructure deal on Tuesday. They are: Roy Blunt of Missouri Richard Burr of North Carolina Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Shelley Moore Capito...

Bipartisan infrastructure bill now heads to the House

Bipartisan infrastructure bill now heads to the House

The Senate’s massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package marked a big bipartisan achievement after months of negotiations. The legislation, which still needs to be passed by the House, would provide $550 billion in new federal spending over five years. Here are the key things to know about the bill: Not just traditional infrastructure: The new investments would reach far beyond the traditional infrastructure...

John King explains why infrastructure bill vote is a big deal

John King explains why infrastructure bill vote is a big deal

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Italy To Extend Vaccine Passports To Public Transport & Schools

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Despite massive protests against the measures, Italy is set to extend its vaccine passport system to public transport and schools from September 1st. Potentially exacerbating growing public contempt towards the draconian rules, authorities announced that the list of venues where the passport would be required is to be extended. From the start...

Texas judge allows county to impose mask mandates in defiance of Governor Abbott’s ban for now

Texas judge allows county to impose mask mandates in defiance of Governor Abbott’s ban for now

A Texas judge has ruled in favor of county officials who wish to revive mask mandates in their public schools, temporarily overriding a statewide ban on such measures as a number of school districts also vow to resist the order. In a ruling on Tuesday, District Judge Antonia Arteaga said that Bexar County, including its largest city of San Antonio,...

The vote sets up a showdown with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who issued an executive order leaving masks up to parents, not schools

The vote sets up a showdown with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who issued an executive order leaving masks up to parents, not schools

After listening to 48 public speakers and reviewing more than 350 written comments from local residents, the board voted 8-1 to keep the mask mandate in place, allowing exceptions for health and safety concerns only, according to a news release from the school division. Broward County schools started school Tuesday. “You can’t ignore this pandemic. It’s deadly, and it’s getting...

Two Texas judges issue temporary restraining orders against governor’s mask mandate order

Two Texas judges issue temporary restraining orders against governor’s mask mandate order

The governor’s order, issued last month, included language that no governmental entity, including school districts, could require mask-wearing. On Monday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins asked a court for a temporary restraining order against the order, saying the governor “attempted to prohibit local elected officials from making a different decision, in response to local conditions, to protect their own communities.”...