Biden Announces Russia Sanctions After Ukraine Invasion

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President Joe Biden, citing the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine,” announced a series of sanctions Tuesday against Russia, and threatened to squeeze the Russian economy even more if President Vladimir Putin – as Biden expects – moves further. President Putin’s actions are a flagrant violation of international law …

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State Judges Across The U.S. Face Growing GOP Pushback Against Rulings In Election Cases

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by Kira Lerner, Missouri Independent February 21, 2022 In mid-December, Texas’ highest criminal court revoked the state attorney general’s ability to use his office to prosecute election-related cases without the request of a district or county attorney. In an 8-1 opinion, the all-Republican court weakened Attorney General Ken Paxton’s power to independently …

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Biden Announces Sanctions On Pro-Russian Regions In Ukraine

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President Joe Biden on Monday announced financial sanctions against rebel territories freshly recognized by Russia in eastern Ukraine and warned that more were ready if necessary. President Biden issued an executive order to “prohibit new investment, trade, and financing by US persons to, from, or in the so-called DNR and …

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Federal Reserve Rolls Out New Trading Restrictions For Senior Officials

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The Federal Reserve has barred senior officials from a number of investment activities, particularly those involving individual stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies and commodities. The Federal Open Markets Committee announced the new rules on February 18. They specifically bar covered officials: “[F]rom purchasing individual stocks or sector funds; holding investments in individual …

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Judge Allows January 6 Lawsuits Against Trump To Proceed

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A federal judge ruled Friday that Democratic lawmakers and Capitol Police officers can move forward with civil lawsuits against former President Donald Trump in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta issued a 112-page opinion on early motions from defendants to …

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