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Liberal Media? CNN: Why a Putin summit would be a huge risk for Biden

You know what would be a bigger risk? No negotiations.

CNN: Why a Putin summit would be a huge risk for Biden.

(CNN) By agreeing in principle to a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden is reaching for a signature foreign policy win, but accepting massive political and strategic risks that could easily backfire.

Biden's last-ditch, still-tentative and highly conditioned agreement to meet the Russian President came after a weekend of frenzied diplomacy and alarming new US claims that Russia was about to invade Ukraine.

There are real doubts that the meeting, brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron, will ever take place. The White House said Sunday it will go ahead only "if an invasion hasn't happened." White House says Biden has agreed to meet with Putin 'in principle' as long as Russia does not invade Ukraine

Any summit is contingent on the outcome of talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Europe this week. That meeting also depends on the condition that Moscow's troops don't further encroach into Ukraine.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/20/politics/us-russia-joe-biden-vladimir-putin-ukraine-politics-diplomacy/index.html

Today is National Sticky Bun Day - February 21, 2022

Today is National Sticky Bun Day –

National Sticky Bun Day – February 21, 2022

What goes better with coffee than something a little sweet, nutty and possibly oozing with caramel. Yup, you know what we’re talking about. February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day! This delightful confection, a Philadelphia specialty originally known as “Schnecken” are thought to have been brought to the United States by German settlers in the 18th century. Often served for breakfast, Sticky buns are also sometimes known as cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls or monkey bread.



https://nationaltoday.com/national-sticky-bun-day/

Should we all start calling TFG a Quisling?





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Thanx to DUer Gore1FL for the idea.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=16371698

Doesn't A.G. James has it set up if TFG doesn't show up she can put a lein on all his NY properties?

I think I read that on the internet so it has to be true.

Thank Dog that Joe Biden is POTUS now (reports of shelling*)

People forget that Joe Biden has many many years of experience in foreign policy. He was on and
at times chaired the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee and that was one of his specialties
as V.P. for President Obama. Now they doesn't mean that Russia will not invade the Ukraine or things
will not "go bad" over there but this isn't Joe B's 1st rodeo. If Russia invades the Ukraine their multi
billion dollar gas pipeline to Germany will be over and Putin needs that money.

BTW Joe Biden is the best President I have ever seen and with reports of shelling now he is going to be put
to the test.

* https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/shelling-breaks-out-east-ukraine-west-moscow-dispute-troop-moves-2022-02-17/
thanx to Earth First for posting this.

TFG hangs himself with his own words. NY A.G. fires back at Trump's defense of financial statements

Trump’s attorneys trying to give him a defense against NY’s A.G.: He just did not know all about “that stuff."

Trump: Oh yes I know all about “that stuff.”

NY’s A.G. Letitia James: Oh really, Donny. Tell me more.

Trump's attorneys repeatedly stated that he did not know enough to respond to allegations of inaccurate valuations. But the former president's five-page statement got into detail about possible discrepancies, implying that he had more knowledge than his lawyers said.

"It is not unusual for parties to a legal proceeding to disagree about the facts," the attorney general's office wrote in a letter filed in New York state court. "But it is truly rare for a party to publicly disagree with statements submitted by his own attorneys in a signed pleading -- let alone one day after the pleading was filed.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ny-attorney-general-fires-back-222452182.html


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I’ll take late April when Trump flees the country.

Warning!



You were warned.

My half baked theory on those protesting Canadian truckers.

Near as I can tell Russia was helping with their bots and trolls by spreading disinformation*, rich right wing
Americans will helping to pay for "it," and shits like Rand Paul and Fox News were cheerleading the blockades
in hopes that it would cripple the US economy so they could then blame Joe Biden for the hard times that
Americans would have in a stunted economy. Kind of like DeSantis and Abbott helping to spread the virus so
they can blame Joe Biden for not getting the disease under control.

* This disinformation was well targeted to right wingers using platforms like Facebook.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=16351237

Kentucky Senate panel advances ban on transgender athletes

Good thing KY has all their other problems "fixed" ... Welcome to "Culture Wars 2022"

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky Senate committee has advanced a bill to bar transgender girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity.

The Republican-led Senate Education Committee approved the measure Thursday.

The vote came after committee members heard impassioned pleas from transgender girls and their parents not to take the action.

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But its lead sponsor, Sen. Robby Mills, focused on high school athletics. He says it would ensure girls compete against other “biological females.” Opponents say the bill’s restrictions are unconstitutional.

https://www.14news.com/2022/02/11/kentucky-senate-panel-advances-ban-transgender-athletes/

KY is 36th in education, 6th in obesity, 4th in poverty, 44th in income, 21st in literacy, & 47th in life expectancy



CBS: National Archives asks Justice Department to investigate Trump's handling White House records

Is this why McConnell, other Republicans and some at Fox are distancing themselves from TFG?

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CBS National Archives asks Justice Department to investigate Trump's handling of White House records

The National Archives and Records Administration has asked the Justice Department to investigate former President Trump's handling of White House records, CBS News has learned.

A referral does not necessarily mean that there will be an investigation, a source familiar with internal deliberations said. The source said referrals like these are standard procedure when there are possible criminal violations. The Washington Post was the first to report the request.

The handling of White House documents during the Trump administration has come under scrutiny recently after the National Archives retrieved 15 boxes of records from the former president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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(Trump's lawyers had him release the following statement)

"Following collaborative and respectful discussions, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) arranged for the transport of boxes that contained Presidential Records in compliance with the Presidential Records Act," the former president said. "Much of this material will someday be displayed in the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library for the public to view my administration's incredible accomplishments for the American people. The media's characterization of my relationship with NARA is Fake News. It was exactly the opposite! It was a great honor to work with NARA to help formally preserve the Trump Legacy."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-records-national-archives-justice-department/
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