FEC fines DNC and Clinton for Trump dossier hoax
The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
Positive Drug Tests Among U.S. Workers Hit Two-Decade High
The percentage of working Americans testing positive for drugs hit a two-decade high last year, driven by an increase in positive marijuana tests, as businesses might have loosened screening policies amid nationwide labor shortages.
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How China’s TikTok, Facebook influencers push propaganda
As China continues to assert its economic might, it is using the global social media ecosystem to expand its already formidable influence. The country has quietly built a network of social media personalities who parrot the government’s perspective in posts seen by hundreds of thousands of people, operating in virtual lockstep as they promote China’s virtues, deflect international criticism of its human rights abuses and advance Beijing’s talking points on world affairs like Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Pentagon Sees Russia Starting to Reposition Under 20 Percent of Forces Around Kyiv
Russia has started to reposition under 20% of the forces arrayed around Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, but cautioned Russia was expected to refit and resupply them for redeployment into Ukraine, and not bring the forces home.
Oklahoma, Arizona Governors sign Save Women’s Sports Acts
Both Oklahoma and Arizona enacted their own versions of the “Save Women’s Sports Act” on Wednesday, preventing transgender student athletes who are biological males from competing against females.
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Republicans expose ‘uncommon’ CDC, teachers’ union ties on COVID school reopening guidance in report
Republican lawmakers who sit on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis are releasing a report Wednesday revealing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official’s testimony claiming that the agency coordinated with teachers’ unions at an extraordinary level in crafting its school reopening guidance, despite the agency’s earlier claims that such coordination was routine and nonpolitical.
Inflation will cost the average US household $5,200 more in 2022
When comparing the cost of goods and services in 2021 to expected costs this year, Bloomberg economists said the average U.S. household will spend $5,200 more, or $433 more per month. “Accelerated depletion of savings will increase the urgency for those staying on the sidelines to join the labor force, and the resulting increase in labor supply will likely dampen wage growth,” Bloomberg economists Andrew Husby and Anna Wong wrote in their report
Checking In on the Taliban
It was obvious that the Taliban hadn’t changed and talking about moderation was an attempt to deter sanctions and diplomatic isolation. Now, with the world watching Ukraine, the group is returning to form.
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