Here’s your weekly selection of news highlights from the Crosstalk news desk:
–The Biden administration raises the terror threat alert over concerns of misinformation dealing with election fraud and COVID-19.
–Senator Ted Cruz denounces the soft-on-crime policies coming from Democrats.
–The Ontario Premiere declares a state of emergency in response to the ongoing Ambassador Bridge blockade and protests in Ottawa against COVID-19 restrictions.
–The Biden administration is urging the Prime Minister of Canada to use federal powers to end the truck blockade by Canadians.
–4 Canadian provinces move to lift COVID-19 restrictions.
–Legacy media fails to report about a car that plowed through a group of demonstrators against COVID restrictions in Winnipeg, Canada.
–Truckers in the U.S. are also organizing a protest where participants will drive across the nation from California to Washington, DC.
–The European Freedom Convoy 2022 is preparing to hit the highway on February 14 with Brussels as the destination point.
–French police threatening truckers and protesters who are gathered in convoys making their way to Paris.
–Two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee allege that the CIA has a secret undisclosed data repository that includes information collected about Americans.
–A group of lawmakers led by Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Lindsey Graham, have reintroduced the Earn-It Act of 2022 (S-3538). This would pave the way for a massive, new surveillance system run by private companies that would roll back some of the most important privacy and security features and technology used by people around the world.
–According to the Australian federal government, a proposed bill to have a digital identity system, which is to apply to everyone, is necessary.
–Iran has unveiled a new missile that they claim can travel up to 900 miles.
–The Biden administration said its plan to fund crack “smoking kits” will not include glass pipes.
–The White House has approved a plan from the Pentagon to utilize almost 2,000 U.S. troops in Poland to aid in the evacuation of Americans from Ukraine should Russia decide to invade.