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Trump's Biggest Whoppers


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10 things you need to know today

1. Snowstorms blanketing U.S. East Coast are expected to worsen

A winter storm blanketed the northeastern United States in up to six inches of snow Friday night, an amount that could quadruple by the end of the weekend. Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights, and Amtrak service along the Boston-to-Washington corridor was suspended or limited. The National Weather Service in Boston warned that travel "should be restricted to emergencies only" and that anyone who must travel should prepare for the possibility of becoming stranded. [BBC, The Associated Press]

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2. Ottawa braces for trucker convoy protesting COVID restrictions

A "Freedom Convoy" of some 2,700 trucks is expected enter the Canadian capital city of Ottawa Saturday to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 policies. The convoy began as a protest against a vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers crossing into the United States. "These demonstrations are national in scope, they're massive in scale," Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly said Friday, expressing concern about the possibility of violent "lone wolf" individuals carrying out violent attacks. B.J. Dicher, an organizer of the convoy, urged the demonstrators to remain peaceful. "We cannot achieve our goals if there are threats or acts of violence," he said. [Reuters, CBC]

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3. Global vaccine administration total surpasses 10 billion doses

Over ten billion vaccine doses have now been administered globally, representing a new milestone in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In wealthy countries, 77 percent of people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine, versus less than 10 percent in low-income countries. Even as the U.S. and parts of Europe build out their booster campaigns to fight the Omicron variant, more than one-third of the world's population is still waiting for a first jab. [The Week, The New York Times]

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4. Macron and Putin talk Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in an attempt at persuading Moscow to de-escalate or pull back from the situation in Ukraine. It seems Macron was unsuccessful in securing any tangible concessions from Putin. Rather, Putin is said to have used the call to accuse the U.S. and NATO of ignoring Russia's "fundamental concerns" as they relate to the conflict at hand. Per a Kremlin readout of the conversation, the Russian leader argued Western allies weren't responding to his core demands — such as "lasting, legally binding security guarantees" that NATO will halt its expansion, among other things. Putin also claimed he has "no offensive plans." [Politico, The Week]

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5. Trump praises Pennsylvania ruling against mail-in voting

A Pennsylvania state law allowing any voter to cast their ballot by mail was struck down on Friday. "Big news out of Pennsylvania, great patriotic spirit is developing at a level that nobody thought possible," former President Donald Trump, who has been critical of widespread mail-in voting, wrote online after the news broke. The law, known as Act 77 and passed by state Gov. Tom Wolf (D) in 2019, allowed for no-excuse absentee voting, among other things. In its 3-2 decision on Friday, the Republican-leaning state court ruled the legislature overstepped and would need a constitutional amendment to change voting laws so drastically. The decision will almost certainly be appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. [The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times]

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6. Ukraine wants the U.S. to tone down the invasion rhetoric

Yes, Ukraine would like foreign assistance from the United States and its allies in its standoff with Russia; but outside of providing defense weaponry, the country would prefer the U.S. just stay quiet "When they start saying that tomorrow, you're going to have war, just take into consideration that the first thing we do not need in our country is panic," said Oleksii Danilov, leader of Ukraine's security council. "Why? Because panic is the sister of failure." He added, "That's why we are saying to our partners, 'Don't shout so much.' Do you see a threat? Give us 10 jets every day. Not one, 10. And the threat will disappear." [The Week, The New York Times]

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7. Biden visits Pittsburgh following bridge collapse

Ten people were injured after a snow-covered bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Friday morning. Three people were taken to the hospital, and no fatalities have been reported. The bridge that collapsed is known as the Fern Hollow Bridge and is located in the city's Point Breeze neighborhood. A driver and two passengers were on a bus that was on the bridge when it gave way. President Biden made a scheduled visit to Pittsburgh only hours after the collapse. "The idea that we have been so far behind on infrastructure, for so many years — it's just mind-boggling," Biden said. [KDKA Pittsburgh, Reuters]

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8. Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 14 'alternate' Trump electors

The Jan. 6 Select Committee issued subpoenas Friday for 14 Republicans who had been chosen to serve as alternate electors from seven states President Biden won. The 14 people subpoenaed attempted to cast electoral votes for then-President Donald Trump in a move that, if then-Vice President Mike Pence had refused to certify the election results, could have propelled Trump to victory in the 2020 election. "The Select Committee is seeking information about attempts in multiple states to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including the planning and coordination of efforts to send false slates of electors," said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who chairs the committee. [The Washington Post, CNN]

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9. Reluctant incumbent emerges as frontrunner in Italian presidential election

Italy's 80-year-old president Sergio Mattarella, who specifically asked not to be considered for a second term and has already rented an apartment to which he plans to retire when his term expires in February, has emerged as the frontrunner in the country's ongoing presidential election. The Italian president, who wields significant power, is elected by a group of 1,009 parliamentarians and regional representatives. After the candidates proposed by Italy's various political blocs failed to garner the 505 votes needed to win, increasing number of lawmakers defected and began casting votes for Mattarella. Prime Minister Mario Draghi asked Mattarella on Saturday to stay in office "for the good and stability of the country." [Reuters, ABC News]

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10. Ashleigh Barty wins Australian Open women’s title

Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty defeated American Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open women's title Saturday. Barty beat Collins in three straight sets, winning the first set six games to three, and the second and third 7-6. Barty is the first Australian player to win the Australian Open since 1978. She won the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon last year, and has been the No. 1 ranked female player in the world for over 100 weeks. [The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal]

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Democrats have fractured repeatedly over President Biden’s agenda, stalling legislation. But they haven’t cracked on Biden’s judicial nominations. Democrats hope that the coming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy could help them stay on the offensive.
 
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Pope Francis on Friday denounced fake news about COVID, and criticized the "distortion of reality based on fear."
 
"We can hardly fail to see that these days, in addition to the pandemic, an ‘infodemic’ is spreading."
 
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A 50-year-old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh had been rated as poor on a recent inspection report. But experts say there's low risk of similar collapses in the more than 43,500 bridges rated as poor nationally.
 
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A 50-year-old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh had been rated as poor on a recent inspection report. But experts say there's low risk of similar collapses in the more than 43,500 bridges rated as poor nationally.

First Fox News pointed to Biden's failure to pass a bi-partisan infrastructure bill as the reason for this.  Then, when (oops) they realized it had already passed they then accused Biden of acting too slowly to fix America's crumbling infrastructure.  After all, he has had 8 weeks

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Robert LaMay became a hero to anti-vaxxers in October when he defied Washington State's vaccine mandate and became one of dozens of troopers to lose their job over it. Now, he's dead.

Jeffrey Thomas told The Daily Beast that Robert LaMay, his cousin, was hospitalized four weeks ago and was on a ventilator before succumbing to COVID complications on Friday. 

“I was kind of in shock,” he said.

 
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Kanye West will have to make a pitstop at a vaccination clinic on his way to Australia, the country’s prime minister said
 
The prime minister responded to local reports that Kanye West planned to hold an Australian stadium tour in March
 
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A federal court on Friday blocked Texas from enforcing its anti-boycott, divestment and sanctions law against a Palestinian-American contractor.
 
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NEW: Police announced that they have arrested a suspect in connection with the series of swastika graffiti markings around Washington, D.C.
 

 

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Russia is sending 212 athletes to Beijing despite still being under doping-related sanctions that bar its name and flag in official Olympic settings.

Russia is hoping for one of the country’s biggest Winter Olympic medal hauls to date.

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France is tightening its vaccination rules in a way that could put Novak Djokovic at risk of missing the French Open. After Feb. 15, anyone who is not vaccinated will need to show proof they tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous four months.
 
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So cruel.
 
The second Michigan university in less than a month has blasted out emails to students offering scholarships—only to send another email saying it was wrong.
 
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