May 20, 2022

US Warns Travelers of China’s ‘Arbitrary’ Enforcement of Laws and COVID-19 Measures

The U.S. State Department on April 9 warned Americans to think twice before traveling to China owing to the Chinese regime’s “arbitrary” COVID-19 measures. It also authorized non-essential government employees and their families to leave its Shanghai consulate amid a citywide lockdown. “American citizens are asked to reconsider travel to the PRC [People’s Republic of…

New Zealand Drops Strict Coronavirus Lockdown Measures

New Zealand’s government announced Wednesday it is set to shelve most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on the 4th of April as omicron begins to fizzle out. The hard-left Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, declared vaccine requirements will be removed from public venues such as retail stores, restaurants and bars, meaning the unvaccinated will…

Russia Developing Retaliatory Measures Against ‘Unfriendly’ Countries: Kremlin

Retaliatory visa measures are being developed in Russia for citizens from “unfriendly” nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on March 28 as another top Kremlin official said U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent comments are a “cause for concern.” During public comments, Lavrov didn’t provide details about the countries that would be targeted, although he did…

PM set to make decision over COVID measures

COVID-19: Doctors warn COVID measures in England are insufficient

Texas Democrats Fail To Stop Election Reform Bill From Advancing, But Weakened Measures Significantly

Republicans in the Texas House passed a sweeping election reform bill early Friday, but not before reaching an agreement with Democrats that weakened provisions they deemed the most problematic. Senate Bill 7, which passed 81-64 around 3 a.m. local time, was initially delayed by Democrats after they deployed procedural delays and hours of questions toward…

Local Sheriffs Are Pushing Back on Some of the Lockdown’s Harsher Measures

The elected law enforcement officials aren’t taking kindly to Democratic governors’ unilateral edicts on public health.The limits of the government’s power to follow through with some of its public-health orders are being tested as states impose new restrictions on private gatherings because of COVID-19.“You have due process,” said Sheriff Richard Giardino, of Fulton County, N.Y.…

FBI Dealt Blow By DC Judge; Must Address Measures Taken To Verify Steele Dossier

The FBI has been dealt a major blow after a Washington DC judge ruled that the agency must respond to a FOIA request for documents concerning the bureau’s efforts to verify the controversial Steele Dossier, before it was used as the foundation of a FISA surveillance warrant application and subsequent renewals. US District Court Judge […]

Trump, GOP roll out huge tax cuts, as Democrats vow to fight against new measures

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday unveiled the framework for their long-awaited tax-reform plan, which simplifies the tax system and cuts rates for businesses — while attempting to boost household incomes by nearly doubling the standard IRS deduction used by most Americans. “Today, we move one step closer to fixing our broken tax code,” House Speaker Paul […]

Trump Is Considering Measures To Privatize The VA

A transition official a part of GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s team ratcheted up tensions with veterans’ groups Wednesday after the official said Trump is thinking about moves to privatize at least part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such a bold move is opposed not only by most veterans’ advocacy groups, but also by the […]

Gun-Control Advocates Win Three of Four Nationwide Ballot Measures

Guns obtained during a buy-back program are displayed at Los Angeles police headquarters in December 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told the Los Angeles Times the approval of Proposition 63 by voters Tuesday was not only “historic progress to reduce gun violence” but “a repudiation of the National Rifle Association […]

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