In Madrid, NATO must focus on the long term

Ivo Daalder, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and host of the weekly podcast “World Review with Ivo Daalder.”  Before going to war, Russian President Vladimir Putin believed NATO allies were too divided and weak to respond effectively to his country’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine — he… Continue reading In Madrid, NATO must focus on the long term

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Child, 2 teens killed in Florissant crash; 13-year-old driver lone survivor

FLORISSANT, Mo. — Police said a 13-year-old driver is the lone survivor of a tragic car crash that killed three kids in Florissant early Monday morning. The youngest victim was 9 years old, while the other two were 13. The Florissant Police Department said a preliminary investigation revealed that speed was a contributing factor in… Continue reading Child, 2 teens killed in Florissant crash; 13-year-old driver lone survivor

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Senator Warren asks Biden to declare Supreme Court ruling a national health emergency

Senator Elizabeth Warren kicked off a townhall in Randolph talking about the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade asking President Joe Biden to declare it a national health emergency. “This is a health emergency for every woman who is pregnant right now, who could become pregnant next week or next month. This is… Continue reading Senator Warren asks Biden to declare Supreme Court ruling a national health emergency

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Roe’s demise sparks new court battles in US

WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down federal abortion access is setting off more court battles as states with conservative elected leaders are acting quickly to enact abortion bans. One of those states is South Dakota. Gov. Kristi Noem said, “I anticipate there will be more debate and discussion.” Some conservative states… Continue reading Roe’s demise sparks new court battles in US

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Clerks turn to Congress as election integrity questioned

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A group of local clerks are demanding more protection and aid from Congress following a wave of violent threats against election officials nationwide. Barb Byrum said when she became the Ingham County clerk in Michigan, she never imagined how disinformation would dramatically reshape her role. “Boy have we changed,” Byrum said. “I… Continue reading Clerks turn to Congress as election integrity questioned

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McConnell vows to be ‘picky’ with Biden nominees if GOP wins Senate 

(The Hill) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday warned that if Republicans win control of the Senate in November, President Biden’s nominees will have a tough time getting confirmed.   McConnell says he’ll be “picky” in deciding which of Biden’s nominees are moderate enough to warrant getting votes on the Senate floor.… Continue reading McConnell vows to be ‘picky’ with Biden nominees if GOP wins Senate 

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Secretary of State primary race candidates make last plea to voters

CHICAGO — Illinois Secretary of State candidates hit the campaign trails on Monday to secure last-minute votes ahead of Tuesday’s primaries. Secretary of State candidate Anna Valencia rallied with family, friends and supporters on the Near North Side. There, the Chicago City Clerk stressed the importance of local elections in the present after what she… Continue reading Secretary of State primary race candidates make last plea to voters

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