Relax, Democrats, Biden’s Presidency Isn’t Screwed

After Democrats got routed in the 2010 elections, a reporter asked President Barack Obama if the results were a sign that voters considered him “out of touch” with their concerns and whether he was willing to change his leadership style in response. Obama replied that the rebuke was something “every president needs to go through”…

Pentagon wants Moscow back channels to prevent nuclear escalation

When Gen. Mark Milley emerged from six hours of tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki last September, the Joint Chiefs chair looked almost buoyant. Or at least as chipper as the gruff soldier of more than 40 years ever gets in public. “When military leaders of great powers communicate, the world is a…

White House responds to Russia’s decision to put deterrence forces on high alert

• Ukrainian Americans: ‘My homeland is bleeding, and therefore I am’ • Romney: Senator calls Russian government a ‘pariah’ and for US to continue cranking up the sanctions against ‘evil regime’ • Economic impact: The invasion of Ukraine changed everything for Wall Street • Opinion: The price Putin will pay

Half of Russian troops amassed around Ukraine now invading, U.S. says

Russia has now pushed more than half of the 150,000-plus troops it had arrayed around Ukraine into the country, three days after an initial invasion that has met stiff, determined resistance and run into logistics and coordination problems. The capital city of Kyiv has been breached by small groups of Russian troops, but the main…

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman selected for the nation’s top court

President Joe Biden has selected D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, making history by picking a Black woman for the nation’s highest court, the White House announced Friday. In a message posted on Twitter, Biden called Jackson “one of our nation’s brightest legal…

Biden to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has selected Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to the Supreme Court, according to a source who has been notified about the decision, setting in motion a historic confirmation process for the first Black woman to sit on the highest court in the nation.

Biden faces another global crisis. This one resonates differently at home.

When he ran for president in 2020, Joe Biden structured his foreign policy doctrine on two major themes: that democracies must triumph over autocracies and that he would restore the world order turned on its head by Donald Trump. More than a year later, these two pillars are under the most intense assault to date…

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