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Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis
Europe · New York

Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis

49% Center coverage: 201 sources
President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a guy I know fairly well” and the Russian leader was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”See the Story
Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack
Riots · Washington

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

64% Center coverage: 130 sources
Jeremy Joseph Bertino, 43, is the first member of the extremist group to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly agreed to release Bertino pending a sentencing hearing that wasn't immediately scheduled. Bertino has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation of the role that Proud Boys leaders played.See the Story
Sasse to retire from Senate, become University of Florida president
Ben Sasse · Florida

Sasse to retire from Senate, become University of Florida president

37% Center coverage: 59 sources
Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse is reportedly expected to resign to take a job with the University of Florida. The university issued a statement naming Sasse as their recommendation for sole finalist for its president.Politico reported the news Thursday afternoon, citing two people familiar with the Nebraska Republican's plans.See the Story

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