DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top diplomat said on Tuesday that the attack on the Natanz nuclear facility by Israel was a "very bad gamble" which will strengthen Tehran's hand in talks with major powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago. "I assure you that in near future more advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges will be placed in the Natanz facility," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart in Tehran. Iran has accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging its key Natanz nuclear site on Sunday and h...
Past statements from Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) were resurfaced in a hard-hitting new video by The Lincoln Project.
"I'm committed to being a uniter and a bridge builder," Stefanik said in one clip.
"I bring, I hope, a sunny side of optimism to Congress and a willingness to work with people," she said in another clip.
The group noted her opposition to Trump's Muslim ban, border wall, and comments critical of the infamous Access Hollywood tape.
The video contained a clip of former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele.
"Was she full of crap then or is she full of crap now?" Steele asked. "Either way, crap is crap."
"And the best reflection of where the GOP is right now, is they are about to knock out a principled woman for crap. Donald Trump brought the gold toilet into the RNC and everyone thinks it's a pool and they're just diving in," he explained.
.@EliseStefanik is full of sh*t. https://t.co/koZi0uQLxd— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1620687603.0
California's governor Gavin Newsom unveiled plans Monday to send direct cash payments to two-thirds of residents under a $100 billion plan to assist economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The package which includes tax rebate checks for all residents earning less than $75,000, as well as additional support for households struggling with rent and utility bills, comes as Newsom faces a referendum on his leadership later this year.
"California is gonna come roaring back," said Newsom at a press conference Monday.
"This time last year, we announced a $54.3 billion projected shortfall. Today we are announcing a projected $75.7 billion budget surplus," added Newsom, governor of a state that is the world's fifth-largest economy.
Two-third of Californians would receive a check for at least $600, with an additional $500 for families with children, under plans that need to be approved by the state legislature.
To tackle "the stress and the anxiety over the course of the last year-plus in this pandemic-induced recession," Newsom proposed another $5 billion to help low-income Californians pay rent, and up to $2 billion toward water, gas and electricity bills.
Newsom was initially praised for his handling of the pandemic but has come under growing criticism from some constituents -- in particular small business owners -- for keeping strict restrictions in place even as other parts of the United States reopened more quickly.
Despite those measures, California suffered one of the nation's worst winter Covid spikes.
A petition calling for a vote on booting Newsom out of office has reached the required number of signatures to trigger a referendum.
Newsom is widely predicted by analysts and pollsters to keep his job following the vote -- expected to take place by November -- in a state dominated by his Democratic party.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, an infamous autocrat, participated in an ice hockey game. His team won 13 to 9 — largely because he scored 8 goals.
According to Kevin Rothrock, a reporter who covers Russian affairs for U.S. media, Putin's first goal was scored within 30 seconds of the game starting.
This is not a singular incident. Putin has carried his team to blowout victories in previous years as well, including a 2019 game — possibly because the other team is too intimidated to defend seriously.
Putin is well known for his administration's human rights abuses, one of the most recent being the dubious imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Владимир Путин забросил восемь шайб в гала-матче Ночной хоккейной лиги - Россия 24 www.youtube.com
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