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"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices." -- Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist

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The U.S. government said Wednesday it is appealing a court ruling that would otherwise lift asylum restrictions that have become the cornerstone of border enforcement in recent years.

Dubbed 'Title 42' the enforcement rule first took effect in March 2020, denying migrants' rights to seek asylum under U.S. and international law on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19

During the discussions and negotiations before the invasion Russia had presented its redline position (s), repeating its very deep security interests being at stake with what had been happening in Ukraine especially since the coup there in 2014, to say nothing of the very long-term expansion of NATO eastward over the past twenty-five years. Russia wanted negotiations that essentially would have had Ukraine become a neutral nation, in other words, demilitarized and unaligned in that way.  The United States under Mr.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre embarrassed herself again this week when she accidentally read the wrong scripted response to a question during Monday’s White House press briefing.

A reporter pointed out that Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) is upset with Joe Biden for supporting a proposal that would put South Carolina ahead of New Hampshire in the primary schedule, and that Shaheen believes that New Hampshire “is now vulnerable for her party” because of that.

“Does the president have a response to that?” the reporter asked.

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from Russian detention, President Joe Biden said Thursday.

A source familiar with the matter tells CNN that the swap involves convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

"Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner," Biden tweeted. "She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home."

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border because "there are more important things going on," despite traveling to Delaware 59 times and stopping for ice cream eight times since taking office.

Biden defended his decision to skip visiting the border while in Arizona, telling Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, "There are more important things going on."

Webmaster addition: Hey! Ice cream is important!

UK and USA could be part of drone attacks on Russian military airfields MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:25

Military expert Konstantin Sivkov believes that London and Washington could be involved in recent drone attacks on Russian military attacks.

According to the specialist, the Ukrainian Armed Forces used Soviet-made Strizh drones that had been modernised with modern spare parts for the attacks.

"Western intelligence services could designate a flight route that would bypass the air defence zone. The Ukrainians do not have such data at their disposal," Sivkov said, the Public News Service said.

Washingtons Carthaginian Peace Collides With Reality MikeRivero Wed, 12/07/2022 - 08:31

The national political and military leaders who committed America to wars of choice in Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq, did so as a rule because they were convinced the fighting would be short and decisive. American presidents, presidential advisors, and senior military leaders never stopped to consider that national strategy, if it exists at all, consists of avoiding conflict unless the nation is attacked and compelled to fight.

It’s a “done deal.”

Congressional sources tell The Dossier that there is a strong enough appetite in Congress, given the unanimously pro-war Democratic voting bloc, and the significant amount of Republicans who support the perpetual funding of the Zelensky government in Ukraine, to pass a bill by the end of next week that will deliver tens of billions of dollars into Kiev’s coffers.

US allies are steaming mad at Biden for his climate change war. Let's discuss who fired the first shot and who is escalating the war.

The Wall Street Journal comments Biden Starts a Climate Trade War