‘In no way qualified’: Ben Carson torched on Twitter for criticizing Biden for considering a Black woman for SCOTUS nominee

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Dr. Ben Carson, who worked as the Housing Secretary under former President Donald Trump’s administration, is facing backlash for his recent attempt to accuse President Joe Biden of “identity politics” for considering a Black woman nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. T
Appearing on “The Vince Coglianese Show” WMAL radio show, Carson was asked about the impending Supreme Court vacancy following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement.

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‘In no way qualified’: Ben Carson torched on Twitter for criticizing Biden for considering a Black woman for SCOTUS nominee

Image via U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Ben Carson, who worked as the Housing Secretary under former President Donald Trump’s administration, is facing backlash for his recent attempt to accuse President Joe Biden of “identity politics” for considering a Black woman nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. T
Appearing on “The Vince Coglianese Show” WMAL radio show, Carson was asked about the impending Supreme Court vacancy following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement.

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Echoing ‘Vladimir Putin’s talking points’ is putting Fox News at odds with ‘pro-Ukraine’ Republicans: conservative

During the George W. Bush years, the right-wing media, including Fox News, were quick to parrot neoconservative talking points. But Fox News has since taken a much more Trumpian turn, and its biggest star, Tucker Carlson, often promotes MAGA isolationism and a hypernationalist “America first” ideology. That isolationism, Never Trump conservative David Frum stresses in an article published by The Atlantic on January 28, is putting Fox News pundits at odds with more hawkish conservatives when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.

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Echoing ‘Vladimir Putin’s talking points’ is putting Fox News at odds with ‘pro-Ukraine’ Republicans: conservative

During the George W. Bush years, the right-wing media, including Fox News, were quick to parrot neoconservative talking points. But Fox News has since taken a much more Trumpian turn, and its biggest star, Tucker Carlson, often promotes MAGA isolationism and a hypernationalist “America first” ideology. That isolationism, Never Trump conservative David Frum stresses in an article published by The Atlantic on January 28, is putting Fox News pundits at odds with more hawkish conservatives when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.

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‘Who cares … call them racists’: Explaining the dishonest attacks on legal scholar Ilya Shapiro

Libertarian legal scholar Ilya Shapiro made a bad tweet. It didn’t express any bad ideas; it just made an unpopular argument, perhaps poorly worded.
You see, President Joe Biden has made it clear that he has excluded from his Supreme Court search all Hispanic people, all Indian Americans, all Pakistani Americans, all Chinese Americans, all Native Americans, all Italian Americans, all Irish Americans, all Polish Americans, and all men.
That’s a lot of jurists to rule out.

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‘Trumpist isolationists’ and GOP cold warriors are engaged in a fierce ‘tug of war’ over Russia and Ukraine

It isn’t hard to understand why Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping that former President Donald Trump would be reelected in 2020; President Joe Biden has been much more critical of the Kremlin — especially with fears that Russia will invade Ukraine. CNN’s Gloria Borgers, in an op-ed published on January 28, argues that the GOP now find itself torn between its anti-Russia/Cold War history and Trump’s unapologetically pro-Putin tone.

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Cars and Bus Left Teetering as Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

Four cars and a bus were left teetering on the edge of disaster when a Pittsburgh bridge collapsed early Friday morning, sending chunks of concrete tumbling into a park below.
Photos from the scene show cars trapped in a chasm of cracked concrete and snow, and a bus teetering just inches from a huge crack spanning the bridge.
It happened just hours before President Joe Biden was set to visit Pittsburgh to talk about his $1.2 billion infrastructure plan.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told CNN that there were no fatalities, miraculously.

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Cars and Bus Left Teetering as Bridge Collapses in Pittsburgh

Four cars and a bus were left teetering on the edge of disaster when a Pittsburgh bridge collapsed early Friday morning, sending chunks of concrete tumbling into a park below.
Photos from the scene show cars trapped in a chasm of cracked concrete and snow, and a bus teetering just inches from a huge crack spanning the bridge.
It happened just hours before President Joe Biden was set to visit Pittsburgh to talk about his $1.2 billion infrastructure plan.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told CNN that there were no fatalities, miraculously.

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You Can Be a War Hawk or an Inflation Hawk, But You Can’t Be Both

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opposes the Build Back Better bill because it’s too inflationary, especially for the energy sector. It “would spend hundreds of billions of dollars on Green New Deal-type policies that would saddle families with even higher prices” for oil, he complained in November.
McConnell also thinks President Joe Biden is moving too slowly against Russia. “Whatever steps we are gonna take,” he said this week, “need to be taken before an invasion, not afterwards.

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Ukraine has more than Russia to worry about

“Nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine” is a line you often hear from Western officials as they struggle to find a diplomatic offramp to Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine.
But Ukraine, the country at the center of all this — the one that would actually be invaded (again) by Russian forces — sometimes seems like a bit player in a greater geopolitical drama, with Moscow and Washington the stars. This is largely by design, because, when it comes to NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin sees America as the main actor.
Ukraine gets this, too.

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