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  • Biden is 'sick of Elon Musk' after Texas billionaire endorses Trump

    07/20/2024 11:48:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 07/20/2024 | Alexis Simmerman Austin American-Statesman
    President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday. This is the third time he's tested positive for the virus. Later that evening Biden posted on X, formerly Twitter, two words: "I'm sick". The next post under the thread continued with "of Elon Musk and his rich buddies trying to buy this election. And if you agree, pitch in here." Below was a link to donate to his campaign. The campaign raised $127 million in June.
  • Missouri woman Sandra Hemme who served 43 years in prison is free after her murder conviction was overturned

    07/20/2024 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    New York Post/AP ^ | 07/20/2024 | New York Post/AP
    A woman whose murder conviction was overturned after she served 43 years of a life sentence was released Friday, despite attempts in the last month by Missouri’s attorney general to keep her behind bars. Sandra Hemme, 64, left a prison in Chillicothe, hours after a judge threatened to hold the attorney general’s office in contempt if they continued to fight against her release. ~snip~ Hemme had been the longest-held wrongly incarcerated woman known in the US, according to her legal team at the Innocence Project. The judge originally ruled on June 14 that Hemme’s attorneys had established “clear and convincing...
  • Buttigieg compares JD Vance to Mike Pence in rebuke of Trump VP pick

    07/20/2024 11:25:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/2024 | EDEN TESHOME
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg weighed in on former President Trump’s decision to elevate Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) to his 2024 running mate, comparing him to former Vice President Mike Pence. “I guess maybe not as a politician but as a human being what I’ll say is that I hope things work out a little bit better for JD Vance than they did for Mike Pence,” he said Friday evening on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
  • As the Senate gathers information & prepares to hold hearings on the assassination attempt on President Trump, I traveled yesterday to Butler County myself.

    07/20/2024 11:24:55 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 12 replies
    X ^ | 7/18/24 | Josh Hawley
    Because frankly, I don’t trust ANY of these agencies or government officials to give us the facts
  • 2024 Electoral College: No Toss-Up States (RCP just added Virginia to Trump)

    07/20/2024 11:16:39 AM PDT · by Gena Bukin · 34 replies
  • CrowdStrike global tech outage snarls early voting in Arizona — with GOP convention travelers delayed

    07/20/2024 11:13:54 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/19/2024
    A massive global tech outage Friday snarled early voting in Arizona’s state-level primary elections — as travelers leaving the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee were delayed, officials said Friday. Some early voting stations in the Grand Canyon state, where early voting has been open since July 3, were knocked out of use Friday, according to the Maricopa County Elections Department. “Due to the global tech outage, Maricopa County is also experiencing an outage at some voting locations,” the department wrote on on X.
  • Wesley Clark: Biden’s ‘Micromanaging’ of Military on Houthis Like Failed Vietnam Strategy

    07/20/2024 11:10:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “The Record,” former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) stated that the Biden administration has been “micromanaging at the political level” when it comes to combating the Houthis and this micromanaging, pinprick strategy is like the strategy that “cost us in Vietnam under the Johnson and Kennedy administration[s].” Host Tom Basile asked, “Whenever I hear [about] a strike from the Houthis, I keep on thinking of Gulliver being pestered by these Lilliputians. Why aren’t we taking these people out and why aren’t the Israelis doing it or why aren’t we doing it...
  • Israel Strikes Yemen — ‘Houthi Terrorist Regime’ — for First Time

    07/20/2024 10:48:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Saturday that it had struck the “Houthi terrorist regime” in Yemen for the first time, launching a long-distance airstrike on the Al Hudaydah Port, targeting the origin of a drone that hit Israel Friday. The attack came in response to a Houthi drone that reached Tel Aviv on Friday, killing one Israeli civilian and wounding eight others after slipping past Israeli air defenses due to what the IDF called “human error.”
  • Leaked memo shows J.D. Vance’s anti-woke ideology on foreign affairs

    07/20/2024 10:37:17 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 42 replies
    WP ^ | 7/19/24 | John Hudson
    Before J.D. Vance became Donald Trump’s pick for vice president, he was known in the most powerful offices of the State Department as the single biggest obstacle to confirming career ambassadors in the Senate. Armed with a questionnaire on hot-button social issues about gay and lesbian rights, gender transition care and hiring practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion, Vance (R-Ohio) held up for more than a year the nominations of dozens of diplomats assigned to serve in posts across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. A copy of Vance’s questionnaire, obtained by The Washington Post and published here...
  • Court Blocks Ariz. Illegals from Registering to Vote… Until September

    07/20/2024 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Headline USA ^ | July 19, 2024 | Jacob Bruns
    It sounds like common sense, but the radical left elected officials in our state continue to reject this notion, disrespecting the voices of our lawful Arizona voters...' In a decision released Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that illegal immigrants were not allowed to vote in Arizona. ... However, the ruling will apply only through the primary elections.. With an appeals court scheduled to hear the case in September, it leaves open the possibility that the Gov. Katie Hobbs’s outrageous election-law loophole to let illegals vote in federal races may yet be reversed ahead of the Nov. 5...
  • Bangladesh police given ‘shoot-on-sight’ orders amid national curfew

    07/20/2024 10:13:44 AM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 20 | Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi and Deepa Parent
    Police in Bangladesh have been granted “shoot-on-sight” orders and a nationwide curfew has been imposed as student-led protests continue to roil the country, leaving more than 100 people dead. The curfew, imposed at midnight on Friday, was expected to last until Sunday morning as police tried to bring the swiftly deteriorating security situation under control, with military personnel patrolling the streets of the capital. The curfew was lifted briefly on Saturday afternoon to allow people to run essential errands, but otherwise people have been ordered to remain at home and all gatherings and demonstrations have been banned. The government has...
  • Republicans coalesce as Democrats flail: week that upended US presidential race

    07/20/2024 10:06:12 AM PDT · by edwinland · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/20/24 | David Smith and Lauren Gambino
    Republican national convention described as ‘the happiest place on Earth’ as Democrats fight and Biden gets CovidThey browsed Trump bobbleheads, Trump mugs (“Make coffee great again!”) and Trump T-shirts, including a new line celebrating his defiance of an assassin’s bullet. They lined up at food stalls for beef sticks, gourmet popcorn, Puerto Rican roasted chicken and the local speciality, fried cheese curds. Beer was flowing, the sun was shining and Republicans were experiencing something they had not felt for a long time: joy. This year’s Republican national convention in Milwaukee had the swagger of a party that believes it is...
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    07/20/2024 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
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  • A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military targets of the Houthi terrorist regime in the area of the Al Hudaydah Port in Yemen

    07/20/2024 9:26:08 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 48 replies
    A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military targets of the Houthi terrorist regime in the area of the Al Hudaydah Port in Yemen in response to the hundreds of attacks carried out against the State of Israel in recent months
  • Nippon Steel hires Mike Pompeo to advise on U.S. Steel deal

    07/20/2024 9:12:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2024
    Japan's biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corp... has hired former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to help with its effort to acquire U.S. Steel ... "We look forward to working alongside him to further emphasize the ways in which Nippon Steel's acquisition of U.S. Steel bolsters the country's economic and national security," Nippon Steel said ... Pompeo had not been given a specific job title within the company. ... Although both steelmakers have received all regulatory approvals outside of the United States for their proposed $14.9 billion merger, they face political opposition and regulatory scrutiny from within the United States....
  • Thomas Matthew Crooks researched school shooter Ethan Crumbley, his family before attack: officials

    07/20/2024 8:38:50 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies ^ | 7/20/2024 | ByZachary Cohen, Evan Perez and Holmes Lybrand,
    The suspect in the Trump rally shooting searched online for information on the arrest of a Michigan mass shooter and his parents, who were prosecuted in a 2021 high school shooting. He visited websites for how to build explosives. And in the minutes before he fired shots in an attempted assassination of Donald Trump, he screenshotted a picture from a livestream of the Butler, Pennsylvania, rally. A week before the shooting, Thomas Matthew Crooks searched online for the date of the Democratic National Convention and where Trump planned to speak, as well as other searches for Trump and President Joe...
  • From Clinton Fraud to Trump-Zelensky Call: Recalling CrowdStrike’s Shady Politics Amid IT Outage

    07/20/2024 8:38:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7/20/24 | Ilya Tsyukanov
    A sloppy update to software made by US cybersecurity giant CrowdStrike has taken PCs and servers used by airlines, railways, banks, broadcasters and even medical facilities around the world offline. For anyone following US politics over the past decade or so, the company’s name should be eerily familiar.CrowdStrike is making global headlines (and causing global headaches) this week after an update released Friday morning afflicted thousands of corporate machines running Microsoft products with the infamous blue screen of death error. While the company has already put out a fix, the buggy update is expected to cause billions of dollars and...
  • Hulk Hogan Unleashes ‘Trumpamania’ at RNC

    07/20/2024 8:27:28 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 9 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 7/18/2024 | Mason Letteau Stallings
    “USA! USA! USA!” the crowd chanted as Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, a professional wrestler, took the stage Thursday at the Republican National Convention to endorse Donald Trump.
  • DNC Still Trying to Lock It In for Biden

    07/20/2024 8:20:33 AM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2024, 9 PM | David Strom
    Despite the fact that Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries bullied the DNC into a temporary delay in holding a so-called "virtual roll call" to nominate President Joe Biden weeks before the Democrat National Convention, the DNC decided today to stick to their plans to nominate Biden early and lock him in as the candidate in early August. Chaos reigns still in the Democrat Party, as does the civil war that threatens to demolish the party even before they likely lose spectacularly this November.
  • Dems return to Tammany Hall tactics with backroom dealings to boot Biden

    07/20/2024 8:03:23 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 17 replies ^ | 7/19/24 | Ben Whedon
    Dems return to Tammany Hall tactics with backroom dealings to boot Biden Smoke-filled Rooms? Should Biden opt to step aside, it is far from certain that Vice President Kamala Harris would be the automatic stand-in on the party ticket. As Democratic powerbrokers attempt to pressure President Joe Biden into bowing out of reelection, his departure could set up a messy selection process for his replacement that circumvents the primary electorate and threatens to send the party back to the days of Tammany Hall. Biden, 81, has faced calls to step aside as the party nominee in the wake of his...