WASHINGTON (AP) " The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation coming from Russia as well as misleading information that human smugglers circulate to target migrants hoping to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border. "The spread of disinformation can affect border security, Americans' safety during disasters, and public trust in our democratic institutions," the department said in a statement Wednesday. It declined The Associated Press' request for an interview.
Almost exactly two years ago COVID-19 spread to the United States. Following the federalism model, the 50 states and their governors and legislators made many of their own pandemic policy choices to mitigate the damage from the virus. States learned from one another over time about what policies worked most and least effectively in terms of containing the virus while minimizing the negative effects of lockdown strategies on businesses and children. This study is an expanded and updated version of an October 2020 report card of how pandemic health, economy, and policy varied across the 50 states and the District of Columbia (Committee to Unleash Prosperity 2020). It examines three variables: health outcomes, economic performance throughout the pandemic, and impact on education
A photographer captured Biden's "talking points" for clarifying his apparent call for a Russian regime change. Potential questions from reporters and Biden's answers were printed on a notecard. Biden largely stuck to the "talking points" when speaking to reporters.
Eric Schmidt has long sought influence over U.S. science policy. Under Biden's former science chief, Eric Lander, Schmidt's foundation helped cover officials' salaries, even as the office's general counsel raised ethical flags. read more
......People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.