Blinken says U.S. still “actively engaged” with Russia over potential prisoner swap

Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the United States is “actively engaged” with Russia over a possible prisoner swap to free Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, who are in Russian custody. “The proof will be in the pudding,” Blinken said in an interview with “Face the Nation,” when asked whether the … Read more

Putin can only be defeated through force, not negotiation: former Ukrainian president

Russia‘s war in Ukraine can only be ended by force, not through negotiation, according to former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. His comment comes as Ukraine says that more than 10,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since the brutal conflict began, when Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally invaded the country earlier this year. “Putin understands only … Read more

The West Block – Episode 12, Season 12

THE WEST BLOCK Episode 12, Season 12 Sunday, December 4, 2022 Host: Mercedes Stephenson Guests: Danielle Smith, Alberta Premier Petro Poroshenko, Former Ukrainian President   Mercedes Stephenson: Alberta’s premier sends a direct message to Ottawa: stay out of our province and keep your politics to yourself. But critics say Danielle Smith’s proposed Sovereignty Act is … Read more

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves’ real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise’s new suburban home. This headquarters for Georgia’s … Read more

Jan. 6th Committee member Jamie Raskin on Trump: “People are hungering for justice and for accountability and consequences”

After more than a thousand interviews and hours of televised hearings, one of the highest-profile Congressional investigations since Watergate, the January 6th Committee, will soon release a sweeping report. The looming question: will the report urge the Justice Department to prosecute former President Donald Trump? For now, the committee is coy. But Maryland Democrat Jamie … Read more

Supreme Court weighs ‘most important case’ on democracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case from North Carolina, where … Read more

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