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Campaign Almanac: Democrat Mike Franken launches first ad of general election | Politics and elections
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Campaign Almanac: Democrat Mike Franken launches first ad of general election | Politics and elections

Democrat Mike Franken launched his first ad in the general election on Tuesday, putting a spotlight on his military experience as he makes his pitch to Iowans in the election for U.S. Senate.In the ad, Franken, sporting a Navy cap in front of an Iowa cornfield, says he spoke “truth to power” in his time in the Navy, and that he would continue to stand up to corporate interests as a U.S. senator.A former admiral, Franken says in the ad he was “that one person to speak out against the Iraq invasion” under President George W. Bush, and updated a system under President Barack Obama to improve military intelligence.“I’m Michael Franken, and I approve this message because corporate special interests are ripping off Iowa families,” he says in the ad. “We need a Senator who doesn’...
Biden Urges Senate to Approve NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden | Politics
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Biden Urges Senate to Approve NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden | Politics

It was exactly the scene Russian president Vladimir Putin dreaded: The American president, standing in the Rose Garden with the leaders of Sweden and Finland, ready to expand NATO in response to Putin's attack on Ukraine."New members joining NATO is not a threat to any nation,” Biden said, offering America's "strong support" of Finland and Sweden's bid to join the defensive security alliance.“In the face of aggression, NATO has not grown weaker or more divided. It has grown stronger, more united," said Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson."In recent years, doubts began to arise: Was NATO still relevant? Was it still effective? Is it still needed in the 21st-century world?” Biden said. "Today there is no question NATO is relevant,...