Lawmakers Want Justice Department to Investigate More Trump Supporters
In The News
Lawmakers Want Justice Department to Investigate More Trump Supporters
2023-02-03 20:35:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are asking the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate whether Special Counsel John Durham and former Attorney General Bill Barr abused their authority with their review of Congress' Russia inquiry. The Democrats say they suspect Durham... Read More

Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
Think Tanks
Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
2023-02-03 19:06:44
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As a full year closes in on what Russia calls its special military operation in Ukraine, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that over 7.8 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to neighboring countries and over 65... Read More

Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
White House
Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
2022-12-21 14:39:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, White House officials announced Tuesday night. “I’m glad to intrude on your... Read More

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
White House
WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed for Russian Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap
2022-12-08 15:17:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the All-Star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who had been imprisoned in Russia, was released on Thursday morning in a swap for Viktor Bout, the jailed Russian arms dealer... Read More

Gasoline Prices Plunge, but Concerns About Future Continue
Energy
Gasoline Prices Plunge, but Concerns About Future Continue
2022-12-05 22:52:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The price of gasoline has plunged since Thanksgiving, with stations in Texas and across the Deep South now reporting prices below $3 a gallon, and the national average standing at $3.40 for a gallon of regular gasoline. However,... Read More

Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
White House
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
2022-12-01 22:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Pomp and military flare were on vivid display on the South Lawn of the White House early Thursday morning as President Joe Biden formally welcomed his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, to the executive mansion. Though the two... Read More

Congress Says Russia’s Waning Influence Creates New Threats and Challenges
Foreign Affairs
Congress Says Russia’s Waning Influence Creates New Threats and Challenges
2022-11-16 21:18:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — As Russian missiles continued raining down on Ukraine, foreign policy experts at a congressional hearing Wednesday predicted the hostilities and economic consequences will long surpass the war. Russia’s economic and political influence in the world is being severely... Read More

Musk’s Plan to End Russian War Infuriates Ukraine on Twitter
Geopolitics
Musk's Plan to End Russian War Infuriates Ukraine on Twitter

Elon Musk has gotten into a Twitter tussle with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after the tech billionaire floated a divisive proposal to end Russia’s invasion. The Tesla CEO, soon facing a court fight over his attempt to abandon a $44 billion offer... Read More

Biden: Russia ‘Shamelessly Violated’ UN Charter in Ukraine
Geopolitics
Biden: Russia 'Shamelessly Violated' UN Charter in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the international body with its war in Ukraine as he summoned nations around the globe to stand... Read More

Ukraine Piles Pressure on Retreating Russian Troops
International
Ukraine Piles Pressure on Retreating Russian Troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that has produced major gains and a stunning blow to Moscow's military prestige. It was not yet clear if the Ukrainian blitz in the northeast after months... Read More

Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors
Law
Trump Advisor’s Lawsuit Dismissed Despite FBI Warrant Errors
2022-09-02 20:38:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump administration advisor Carter Page after he was investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal ties to the Russian government. The investigation included tapping his... Read More

US Obtains Warrant to Seize Russian Energy Company’s Jet
Law Enforcement
US Obtains Warrant to Seize Russian Energy Company’s Jet
2022-09-01 15:45:23
by Dan McCue

HOUSTON — The United States has obtained a warrant to seize a Boeing 737-7EM aircraft owned by PJSC LUKOIL, a Russian multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Moscow, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. According to court documents, the... Read More

Gorbachev, Who Redirected Course of 20th Century, Dies at 91
International
Gorbachev, Who Redirected Course of 20th Century, Dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev came along, the Soviet Union seemed an immovable superpower in perpetual antagonism to the United States. With a breathtaking series of reforms, Gorbachev changed all that — and redirected the course of the 20th... Read More

$10M Award Offered for Info on Foreign Interference in US Elections
Law Enforcement
$10M Award Offered for Info on Foreign Interference in US Elections
2022-07-28 20:29:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The State Department is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information on foreign interference in U.S. elections.  The effort, which is being administered by the department’s Rewards for Justice program, is seeking information leading to... Read More

Treasury Dept. Freezes Russian’s Access to $1B Held in Delaware Trust
Treasury
Treasury Dept. Freezes Russian’s Access to $1B Held in Delaware Trust
2022-07-01 20:13:41
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury on Thursday blocked a Russian oligarch's access to more than $1 billion of his funds hidden in a Delaware-based trust as part of the Biden administration’s effort to enforce sanctions for the invasion of Ukraine.... Read More

Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as he hailed the application of the once-neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia's invasion of... Read More

Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members of the region's 10-country alliance with deep... Read More

Russian Threats Push Finland Toward Joining NATO Alliance
Geopolitics
Russian Threats Push Finland Toward Joining NATO Alliance

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion... Read More

Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder
In The News
Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European... Read More

Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit
Geopolitics
Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming out of Ukraine, by the bombings and scenes of “parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the streets,” as... Read More

Europe’s Farmers Stir Up Biogas to Offset Russian Energy
Renewable Energy
Europe's Farmers Stir Up Biogas to Offset Russian Energy

SONCHAMP, France (AP) — In lush fields southwest of Paris, farmers are joining Europe’s fight to free itself from Russian gas. They'll soon turn on the tap of a new facility where crops and agricultural waste are mashed up and fermented... Read More

Russian Cyberthreats Create Alarms at Senate Homeland Security Hearing
Cybercrime
Russian Cyberthreats Create Alarms at Senate Homeland Security Hearing
2022-05-04 23:17:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers at a Senate hearing renewed warnings Wednesday that Russian cyberattacks remain a serious threat as the United States and allies continue their support for Ukraine. In the latest move, the European Union announced Tuesday it would end... Read More

House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
Congress
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs’ Assets
Geopolitics
EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
International
Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
2022-04-28 20:56:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or to people, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi upon his return from a visit to... Read More

Russia Releases US Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange
Geopolitics
Russia Releases US Marine Vet as Part of Prisoner Exchange

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, both countries announced Wednesday. The... Read More

FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
Cybercrime
FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
2022-04-22 21:13:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI issued a warning this week to farm cooperatives that ransomware attackers are increasingly trying to disrupt their operations during the planting and harvest seasons. The FBI announcement was one of several warnings about cyberattacks that are... Read More

German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake
Renewable Energy
German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake
2022-04-20 21:21:00
by Dan McCue

MUNICH, Germany — Germany’s global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. plans to turn on a floating solar power plant next month, a potential game changer in the sector that could help further reduce the country’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels... Read More

Rep. Davis Leads Bipartisan Call to Ramp Up US Biofuel Production
Renewable Energy
Rep. Davis Leads Bipartisan Call to Ramp Up US Biofuel Production
2022-04-04 14:32:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., chair of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led over two dozen members of Congress, of both parties, in urging President Joe Biden to boost domestic biofuel production as a replacement for Russian energy imports. In... Read More

DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
Law
DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
2022-03-31 13:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A partner in the D.C. office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm is providing pro bono advice to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies in response to Russia’s unprovoked... Read More

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