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Democrats’ panic not subsiding as Biden seeks to run out clock on swap

President Joe Biden appears to be running out the clock ahead of the Democratic National Convention after the dam on his political future bent but didn’t break following House Democratic caucus meetings and calls with frontliners concerned about Biden’s candidacy for November. Nine House Democrats and one senator, Peter Welch (D-VT), have publicly called on […]

‘It Would Be a Massive Affront to Democracy’ if Dems Swap Out Biden

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) said after Thursday’s CNN debate that if Democrats were to remove Biden from their primary candidates, “it would be a great affront to American democracy.” Vance, one of a handful of contenders being rumored to be Trump’s running mate, appeared on Newsmax from the spin room after the debate to ruminate […]

EU Diplomat Released in Prisoner Swap for Iranian War Criminal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Sweden carried out a prisoner swap Saturday in which Tehran released an Iranian convicted of war crimes in Stockholm for involvement in a 1988 mass execution in Iran, as well as a European Union diplomat and another man. The detention of the two Swedes likely began with […]

Czech Court Rules to Allow Gender Swap Without Surgery

PRAGUE (AP) – The Czech Republic’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday to strike down part of a law that requires people to undergo gender reassignment surgery, including sterilization, to officially change their gender. The Constitutional Court said the requirement was “unconstitutional” and “contrary to the fundamental rights of transgender people, which have protected their physical integrity […]

South Texas groups sue to block state land swap with SpaceX

A group of South Texas advocacy groups has sued the state to block a proposed land swap with SpaceX that was approved last month. The land swap would see SpaceX take over 43 acres of Boca Chica State Park near the Brownsville Spaceport in exchange for 477 acres adjacent to the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife […]

Packers’ Matt LaFleur ‘caught off guard’ by Aaron Jones, Josh Jacobs swap

Even Matt LaFleur needed to catch his breath after the Packers’ dizzying game of musical chairs in NFL free agency. The Packers coach reflected on the team’s offseason moves and said the team’s decision to cut running back Aaron Jones to make room for former Raider Josh Jacobs was unexpected. “To be honest, it kind […]

Russia to remain quiet on prisoner swap talks as Evan Gershkovich marks a year in custody

Russia has said silence is paramount when discussing prison swap talks that could include Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, whose detention this week reaches the one-year mark. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that “certain contacts” would take place when a possible prisoner exchange was mentioned, but it would have to take […]