Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington opposes any effort to unilaterally change the status quo on Taiwan and that the US policy has not changed.
Former German Chancellor and friend to Vladimir Putin, Gerhard Schroeder said Moscow wants a "negotiated solution" to the war, with the possibility of a ceasefire.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
The Senate near-unanimously approved the accession of Finland and Sweden into the NATO alliance this week.
Many Afghans were reportedly surprised to know about the strike on the al Qaeda leader, amidst a reluctance to speak out under the Taliban.
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DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, who was implicated in the ongoing Jan. 6 probe, was revealed to have violated ethics rules in his previous government post.
The GCHQ alerted the Conservative Party of cyber hackers potentially changing votes, delaying the start of voting.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
The regional governor said Ukrainian forces successfully recaptured 53 villages in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
The Taliban's envoy to the UN said the insurgent group was not aware that Ayman al Zawahiri was residing in Kabul.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
US Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas criticized for acting like a 'politician' rather than a SCOTUS justice
Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has come under fire in recent weeks for several instances. This week, Thomas was blasted for a recent photo showing him with a Republican senatorial candidate.
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell ripped into Thomas this week during the Monday broadcast of his show “The Last Word,” saying that Thomas is behaving more like a partisan politician rather than an ideally neutral Supreme Court Justice. O’Donnell cited the photo of Thomas with Georgia Republican Senatorial candidate Herschel Walker, whom former President Donald Trump has endorsed and is challenging Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in the midterm elections.
“It is time to call Clarence Thomas what he is: A politician,” said O’Donnell. “And as a Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas is now very, very much out of control.”
O’Donnell stressed that it was very inappropriate for a sitting Supreme Court justice to pose for a “campaign photograph with a Senate candidate.” O’Donnell also noted that there is a law that requires Supreme Court Justices to recuse themselves from cases that involve a spouse, but the law does not have a “criminal enforcement mechanism” out of the belief that no Supreme Court Justice would ever think to violate such law.
“No member of the Supreme Court in history has ever been suspected of or accused of anything as bad as what we already know Clarence Thomas actually did,” O’Donnell continued, citing that O’Donnell was the only dissent from the appeal Trump made to block the National Archives from releasing his White House documents to the January 6 committee.
O’Donnell linked the dissent to the revelations that Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas, was revealed to have pushed Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Following the revelations of Ginni Thomas’s involvement in the efforts to overturn the elections, over two dozen Democratic lawmakers are calling for Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. 24 House and Senate Democrats penned a letter urging Thomas to recuse himself and to immediately provide a written explanation for his failure to do so in previous cases.
The Democratic lawmakers also called for Chief Justice John Roberts to establish a “binding Code of Conduct” for the Supreme Court for Justices to issue written explanations for their recusal decisions.