Politics

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Governor Charlie Baker will not seek reelection
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that they will not seek re-election in 2022. Baker and Polito stated, "Serving as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts has been the most challenging and fulfilling jobs we’ve ever had. We will forever be grateful to the people of this state for giving us this great honor."
 
Stacey Abrams announces bid for GA Governor
On December 1st, Democratic activist Stacey Abrams announced that she will be a candidate in the 2022 Georgia Governor elections. Abrams' 2022 campaign will mark her second bid for GA Governor after she lost to Brian Kemp in the 2018 GA gubernatorial elections.
 
Russia warns the US of diplomatic expulsion
On Wednesday, the Biden administration warned Russia of "high impact" US sanctions. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Russia's troop buildup on the Ukrainian border resembles what happened in 2014 before Russia invaded Ukraine and seized the Crimean peninsula.
 
Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows cooperating with the January 6th panel
On Tuesday, the January 6th investigatory panel stated that former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is cooperating with the House Select Committee. Meadows had failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, becoming the second person after former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon, to defy the subpoena.
 
CNN’s Chris Cuomo suspended over assistance given to brother
CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely over the help he gave his older brother (the ex-Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo). Former Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to avoid a possible impeachment trial over multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
 
Dr. Oz to run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania
Celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's US Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61, is best known as the host of 'The Dr. Oz Show' and for his appearances on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.
 
Iran demands nuclear sanctions be lifted as Vienna talks resume
Representatives of Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, and the UK met in Vienna on Monday for talks to restore the pact which had been abandoned by the US three years ago. Iran refused to communicate directly with the US.
 
Interior Department raises lease prices on oil and gas drilling
On Friday, the Biden administration called for an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program. The proposal focuses on the most suitable areas for energy development and raises costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
 
US lawmakers met with Taiwanese President on Friday
On Friday, five US lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in a surprise visit intended to reaffirm America's support for Taiwan. Tensions between Taiwan and China have been at their highest level in decades since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949. Taiwan has been self-ruled since, but China considers the island part of its territory.
 
Representative Boebert apologized to Muslims over remark on Omar
Representative Lauren Boebert apologized to the Muslim community for her comments about Representative Ilhan Omar. Boebert tweeted, "I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction."