The economic ripples of the Ukraine war are sowing discord between Washington and its allies ~ Washington

WASHINGTON – Transatlantic ties are beginning to crumble as French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders resent the new US policy. Russia’s war in Ukraine has reinvigorated the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and sparked a trade and investment boom between the US and Europe. But after nearly a year of unity as the US … Read more

The economic ripples of the Ukraine war are sowing discord between Washington and its allies ~ Washington

WASHINGTON – Transatlantic ties are beginning to crumble as French President Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders resent the new US policy. Russia’s war in Ukraine has reinvigorated the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and sparked a trade and investment boom between the US and Europe. But after nearly a year of unity as the US … Read more

Funeral for NC businessman, US Ambassador Dave Phillips ^ North Carolina

HIGHLIGHT – A funeral was held Monday for Dave Phillips, a businessman and philanthropist from the Triad region who also served as North Carolina state cabinet secretary and US ambassador. Phillips died on November 20 at his High Point home at the age of 80 after a brief battle with cancer, his wife Kay told … Read more

Rural Arizona County is delaying confirmation of interim results as election disputes continue – Arizona

CNN — Officials in a rural Arizona county on Monday delayed certification of the November midterm elections, missing the legal deadline and getting the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to sue over the county’s failure to sign off on the results. With a 2-1 vote Monday morning, the Republican majority on the Cochise County Board … Read more

Florida and other swing states have created law enforcement units to fight voter fraud. They didn’t have much to do. * Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units established after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are investigating isolated complaints more than two weeks after the midterm elections, but have provided no evidence of systemic problems. That’s exactly what election experts expected, leading critics to believe the new entities were more about politics than … Read more

California’s homelessness problem puts Governor Gavin Newsom against mayors ~ California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is taking sides with local government officials, many of whom are Democrats, over responsibility for the lack of progress on tackling homelessness in America’s most populous state. Mr. Newsom recently froze $1 billion in federal grants for city and county homelessness programs. He also dismissed a number of suggestions from local … Read more

New York Democrats help GOP win majority in Congress

The Republican Party won a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, likely 222-213, four members more than is needed for control. The GOP should extend their gratitude to Misha Tseytlin, a soft-spoken Chicago attorney who helped secure the lead of victory in an unlikely place — in upstate New York. On February 3, Gov. … Read more

Conscientious objectors have faced defeat, but conscientious objection still reigns in Arizona – Arizona

CNN — Many of the candidates who peddled former President Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen” were defeated in November, a pattern heralded by Democrats that is already changing the contours of the 2024 election — which prompts the former president to modulate his tone as he recently released another … Read more

Noncitizen Bill turns foreigners and diplomats into DC voters

The entrance of the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the Executive Office of the Mayor and the District of Columbia Council. Photo: Getty Images Hard as it is to believe, the mayor of Washington, DC, could soon be elected with votes cast by illegal immigrants or Chinese embassy staff. Last month, the DC City … Read more

Noncitizen Bill turns foreigners and diplomats into DC voters

The entrance of the John A. Wilson Building, which houses the Executive Office of the Mayor and the District of Columbia Council. Photo: Getty Images Hard as it is to believe, the mayor of Washington, DC, could soon be elected with votes cast by illegal immigrants or Chinese embassy staff. Last month, the DC City … Read more