Articles by QUINT FORGEY May 20, 2022

De Blasio announces run for open New York congressional seat

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced he is running for a newly open congressional seat in Manhattan and Brooklyn. “People are hurting. They need help, they need help fast, and they need leaders who can actually get them help now and know how to do it,” de Blasio told MSNBC’s “Mor . . .

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Secret Service: 2 employees on leave after ‘off-duty incident’ amid Biden’s Asia trip

“The individuals will be immediately returned back to their post of duty and placed on administrative leave,” Guglielmi said. “There was no impact to the upcoming trip.”Only one employee was investigated by local authorities, and no one was detained, arrested or criminally charged, according to a la . . .

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In White House visit, Finland and Sweden’s leaders talk Turkey

“Finland has always had broad and good bilateral relations to Turkey,” Niinistö said. “As NATO allies, we will commit to Turkey’s security, just as Turkey will commit to our security. We take their [concerns] seriously.”Andersson also said Swedish officials “look forward to a swift ratification proc . . .

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Pennsylvania AG Shapiro tests positive for Covid-19 on primary election eve

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, tested positive for Covid-19 hours before the polls opened for the state’s primary election on Tuesday, according to his campaign. Campaign spokesperson Will Simons said Shapiro received his positive test result on Mo . . .

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Musk: Bid to buy Twitter ‘temporarily on hold’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday announced that his bid to buy Twitter is “temporarily on hold.”Musk, who is Twitter’s biggest shareholder, tweeted that the deal is stalled “pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users” on the socia . . .

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The cruel irony of being arrested in Putin’s Russia

Still, Meylakh Sheykhet, the director in Ukraine for the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews, insists that Putin’s claims of a Ukrainian government infiltrated by extremist paramilitary units and neo-Nazi Jews are completely made up. “There is no Ukrainian Nazi,” said Sheykhet, who is currently shelte . . .

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Psaki: Threats to family were ‘most personally difficult’ part of press secretary job

Psaki said the safety of her two children, who are 4 and 6 years old, remains “a real concern,” as some of the messages she received were from “people threatening to come to my house.”“There have been cases where I’ve had to share information with [the Secret Service], and I certainly have shared in . . .

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‘Historic’: Pentagon spokesperson hails Finland’s move toward NATO membership

Kirby’s remarks came after Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Thursday officially endorsed the proposal for their country’s NATO membership. “NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defence allian . . .

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Biden: MAGA is the ‘most extreme political organization’ in recent U.S. history

Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, unveiled his conservative campaign blueprint in February. It’s a MAGA agenda all right,” Biden said. “Let me tell you about this ultra-MAGA agenda. “This is the MAGA party now. Meanwhile, Trump’s strength within the Republican Party h . . .

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Biden announces $800M in security assistance, $500M in economic aid to Ukraine

Biden also announced an additional $500 million in direct economic assistance to the Ukrainian government, bringing the total U.S. economic support for Ukraine to $1 billion over the last two months. Biden previewed that a new package of security assistance was forthcoming on Tuesday, when he told r . . .

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