Political News & Social Views

Month: March 2022

Hubble: ‘Single star’ detected at record-breaking distance

They’ve nicknamed it “Earendel” and it’s the most distant, single star yet imaged by a telescope.

The light from this object has taken 12.9 billion years to reach us.

It’s at the sort of distance that telescopes normally would only be able to resolve galaxies containing millions of stars.

But the Hubble space observatory has picked out Earendel individually by exploiting a natural phenomenon that’s akin to using a zoom lens.

FEC Fines Clinton Campaign, DNC for Funding Steele Dossier

The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for lying about funding a discredited dossier, which attempted to smear then-candidate Donald Trump, the Washington Examiner reported.

Russia threatens to stop supplying gas if not paid in roubles

Western companies and governments have rejected Russia’s demands to pay for gas in roubles as a breach of existing contracts, which are set in euros or US dollars.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Western nations have issued economic and trading sanctions on Russia, but the European Union has not placed bans on oil or gas, unlike the US and Canada, as its member nations rely heavily on it.

The EU gets about 40% of its gas and 30% of its oil from Russia, and has no easy substitutes if supplies are disrupted.

Election Watchdog Finds 137,500 Ballots Unlawfully Trafficked in Wisconsin

Ballot trafficking is an activity in which absentee ballots and votes are solicited, sometimes in exchange for money or other valuables. They are then collected through a process called “harvesting” and delivered to drop boxes by intermediaries (someone other than the voter), who are often paid a per-ballot fee by partisan actors.

10 trillion unique cell phone ‘pings’ were used to reconstruct the movements of ballot box intermediaries in 2020 election

Dems air anxieties after Biden’s brutal NBC poll

Democrats across the political spectrum are panicking about a recent NBC News poll showing President Biden’s approval rating at the lowest levels yet — 40%.

Why it matters: Moderate and progressive Democrats, particularly in the House, are fearful of an electoral tsunami this November. They tell Axios they’re unsure whether the party can repair the damage in time.

US on Track to Hit 1 Million Illegal Immigrant Encounters so Far This Year: Border Patrol

The United States is on track to reach more than 1 million illegal alien encounters so far in the fiscal year 2022, the head of the Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, said on March 29.

“Probably in the next two or three days we’ll get over a million encounters or apprehensions along the southwest border,” Ortiz said at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas, Fox News reported.

Nothing Very Promising in Peace Talks – Russia

The Kremlin plays down hopes of a breakthrough following talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegates in Istanbul yesterday
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov says there was nothing very promising said or any breakthroughs achieved

Trump Says He Doesn’t Want to Become Next Speaker of the House

Trump shut down the possibility days after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Saturday pledged to nominate the former president for speaker.

“No, it’s not something I want to do,” he repeated. “I want to look at what’s happening, and then we’re going to be doing something else.”