Author: Zach Schonfeld

Retired Gen. Jack Keane says ‘we’re right back where we started’ in Afghanistan one year after withdrawal

Nearly one year after the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan, retired four-star Army Gen. Jack Keane said on Sunday that the country has returned to conditions seen in 2001. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday” guest anchor Gillian Turner, Keane pointed to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s recent presence in Kabul, the country’s capital,…

Andrew Cuomo sues New York state over legal bills

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the state’s attorney general alleging she improperly rejected his request for legal counsel in his sexual misconduct suit brought by a state trooper. The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday in the New York State Supreme Court, alleges state Attorney General Letitia…

Steven Seagal visits destroyed Ukrainian prison in support of Kremlin

Actor Steven Seagal visited an eastern Ukrainian prison where a deadly strike killed dozens of prisoners of war, in support of the Kremlin’s claims that Ukraine is responsible for the attack, according to Russian state media. Zvezda, a Russian state-owned television network, published a video of Seagal at the Olenivka Prison repeating the Kremlin’s narrative…

Twitter announces civic integrity plans ahead of 2022 midterms

Twitter on Thursday said it was rolling out plans to combat misinformation on the platform ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Those plans include enforcing its civic integrity policy, which prohibits content that contains false or misleading information about the election or content that may suppress voting, preventing misleading tweets from being recommended to users,…

Cook Report shifts Herrera Beutler’s seat toward Democrats after primary loss

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted its rating for Washington’s third congressional district toward Democrats after a pro-impeachment Republican conceded the primary, making a Trump-backed candidate poised to represent the GOP on the ballot in November. Cook Political Report changed its rating from “Solid Republican” to “Lean Republican” on Wednesday after incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera…

10 House Republicans impeached Trump. Here’s where they stand now.

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) became the latest Republican who impeached former President Trump to lose her primary bid after she conceded on Tuesday night, one week after her primary in Washington State. Herrera Beutler was one of 10 House Republicans to join all Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” related…

Musk teases X.com social media platform

Elon Musk on Tuesday evening appeared to tease creating his own social media platform if he does not ultimately buy Twitter. “Have you thought about creating your own social platform?” Tesla Owners Silicon Valley asked the billionaire on Twitter. “If Twitter deal doesn’t come through.” “X.com,” Musk responded. In 1999, Musk co-founded an online financial…