PHILADELPHIA — Democrats John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro hold big early leads in Pennsylvania’s critical races for U.S. Senate and governor, while their Republican opponents face significant skepticism from voters, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. Despite Pennsylvanians’ worries about the economy and deeply negative views of President Joe Biden, Fetterman, the Democratic lieutenant governor, leads Republican Mehmet Oz 47% to 36% in the race for U.S. Senate, the poll found. In the gubernatorial contest, Shapiro, the state attorney general, leads GOP state Sen. Doug Mastriano 50% ...
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Joe Biden did a "great service to our country" by defeating former President Donald Trump.
Pelosi made the remarks on Thursday after a reporter asked if Biden should run in 2024.
"President Biden is the president of the United States," Pelosi said. "He did a great service to our country. He defeated Donald Trump. Let's not forget that. If you care about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the education of our children, jobs for their families, pensions for their seniors — any subject you can name."
"I'm not going into politics," she added.
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Donald Trump kept up his attacks on New York attorney general Letitia James after her office sued him for criminal fraud.
The attorney general filed a $250 million lawsuit Wednesday against the former president, his three eldest children, Trump Organization and the company's top executives alleging a decades-long pattern of fraudulent business practices, and Trump has been lashing out from his Truth Social account.
"Racist A.G. Letitia 'Peekaboo' James, the failed Gubernatorial candidate, is now running second to strong crime fighter MICHAEL HENRY," Trump posted. "This could be a big upset because she has been a terrible A.G. when it comes to protecting the people of New York State. Murder, Rape, and Drugs are totally out of control-There has never been a more dangerous time than this. She is grossly incompetent, her staff knows it, and so does everyone else. MAKE NEW YORK SAFE AGAIN!!!"
The Republican Henry claimed a narrow, 44.2-43 lead over James in a Trafalgar/Inside Advantage poll conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 1, while James led 50-36 in a Siena College poll conducted at the end of July.
"Can anyone who speaks deranged white supremacist explain to me why Trump is calling AG Letitia James 'peekaboo?'" remarked Young Turks host John Iadarola.
"Trump's new nickname for NY Attorney General Leticia James is 'Peekaboo,'" added progressive commentator Thom Hartmann. "Is this his code word for the word you get when you replace "peek" with "Jig"? Sure looks like it..."
Russian men are fleeing the country and going to 'any country that would let them in': New York Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin this week announced a mobilization for his flagging war in Ukraine, and it appears that many men in his country have no strong desire to volunteer.
In an interview with the Times, one 23-year-old Russian man revealed that he flew to Istanbul upon hearing the announcement of the mobilization, as he had a friend who said he was willing to house him at least temporarily.
"I was sitting and thinking about what I could die for, and I didn’t see any reason to die for the country," he said.
A 37-year-old Russian man named Aleksandr, meanwhile, told the Times that he started packing his bags to flee before Putin had even finished his announcement.
“I realized that the stakes just were very high,” he said. “I was already ready for everything, that they would just turn me away at the border.”
And a 26-year-old merchant mariner named Dmitriy told the Times that he was willing to flee his homeland to avoid being caught in what he believes is Putin's vanity project.
"Lots of people want to leave Russia now because they don’t want to fight for the opinion of one person," he said.