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While Americans Increasingly Oppose US Involvement in the Ukraine War, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Remains All-in

“Defeating the Russians in Ukraine is the single most important event going on in the world right now.” That was the pitch of United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a Fox News interview when he was asked about newly released Associated Pres-NORC poll results indicating a significant decrease in support among Americans for the US government’s efforts against Russia in the Ukraine War.
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The Outrageous Removing of Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee

The United States House of Representatives approved on Thursday a resolution (H. Res. 76) that removes Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House’s Committee on Foreign Affairs. The resolution passed by a party-line vote, with Republican members casting all the votes for the resolution and Democratic member casting all the votes cast against it. Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) cast the sole “present” vote.
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Democratic Leadership in Congress has Itself to Blame for Time Running Out on Approving National Marijuana Legalization

United States Senate member Cory Booker (D-NJ) says Republican gains in the US Congress in the midterm election mean the lame duck session ending in January is crunch time for passing national marijuana legalization. “So it’s either now, or it might be many years from now” for legalization, concluded Booker in a post-election interview at NJ Spotlight News.
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Now Extinct: Anti-War Democrats in the House of Representatives

There was a time when some Democrats in the United States House of Representatives would speak out against and vote against US wars. Sadly, the Tuesday US House of Representatives vote on a bill (HR 7691) to spend over 40 billion dollars in pursuance of the US war on Russia demonstrates that anti-war Democrats are now extinct in the House.
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The AXIS Act, a Step toward World War III

The Axis powers, including Germany and Japan, were the foes of the United States and other Allied powers in World War II. Decades later, President George W. Bush chose to term some other nations — Iraq, Iran, and North Korea — as a new “axis of evil.” That was followed by a US invasion and overthrow in Iraq. Decades later, US troops remain in Iraq, and US sanctions and hostility directed at the other two nations continue.
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