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Live Election Updates: J.D. Vance Is Trump's Choice for Vice President

A political newcomer and former Trump critic turned ally, the senator is an ambitious, telegenic ideologue who relishes the spotlight and has already shown he can energize donors. Mr. Vance, 39, is a political newcomer who entered the Senate only last year, but he has spent that time methodically ascending the conservative firmament. Once an acerbic Trump critic -- attacking Mr. Trump as "reprehensible" and calling him "cultural heroin" -- he won Mr. Trump's backing in his 2 ...

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Judge who dismissed Trump criminal case is 'future supreme court justice', Gaetz says

The far-right Florida Republican Matt Gaetz has hailed Aileen Cannon – the judge who dismissed the classified documents case against Donald Trump – as a “future supreme court justice”.a side-by-side image of Donald Trump, classified documents and Aileen Cannon Florida judge dismisses criminal classified documents case against Trump “Future supreme court justice Cannon,” Gaetz posted Monday to social media, with a picture of the Florida jurist. In four years as president, Trump nominated three ...

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Trump makes his vice presidential pick. Rubio and Burgum are told it's not them, AP sources say

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made his decision on his vice presidential pick and will be unveiling his choice Monday afternoon on the first day of the Republican National Convention, according to a person familiar with the plans. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum have both been informed that they are not Trump’s pick, according to people familiar with their conversation, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity before the formal announce ...

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Special counsel to appeal ruling dismissing Trump's documents case

07/15/24 5:48 PM ET Special Counsel Jack Smith will appeal a federal judge’s ruling earlier on Monday dismissing former President Trump’s classified documents indictment, according to Smith’s spokesman. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that Smith was not lawfully appointed, ordering that Trump’s charges be dismissed. “The dismissal of the case deviates from the uniform conclusion of all previous courts to have considered the issue that the Attorney General is statutorily authorized ...

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Menendez Jury Asks Judge Whether Unanimity Needed

“Jurors at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) asked the judge Monday whether they must be unanimous to reach an acquittal on any count,” Bloomberg reports. “The judge instructed the panel that they must be unanimous as to each of the 18 counts against the three defendants in the case.” “After a two-month trial, jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon for about three hours. The note was sent to the judge after about a hour of deliberations Monday morning.” ...

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'We must never descend into violence': Biden condemns Trump rally shooting

(Yahoo News) In a primetime address Sunday from the Oval Office, one day after what the FBI described as an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, President Biden delivered a message that sought to cool the heated political rhetoric of the 2024 campaign. “My fellow Americans,” Biden began his address, “I want to speak to you tonight about the need for us to lower the temperature in our politics and to remember that, while we may disagree, we are not enemies. We’re neighbors, we’re friends, co-workers, citizens, and, most importantly, we’re fellow Americans.”

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Toning Down The Rhetoric

(Bob Cesca) If you're planning your next op-ed and you intend to scold both sides for violent rhetoric, think again and watch the following seven videos. Republicans have been producing violent ads targeting both legislation and actual Democrats for years. Let's review.

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Far-Right Extremists Call for Violence and War After Trump Shooting

(Wired) Far-right communities online lit up on Saturday night with calls for violence, retribution, and civil war in the wake of the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump. “I guess they really do want war,” a member of the pro-Trump message board known as The Donald wrote on Saturday evening in a post that has since been deleted. Many other members of the message board, which played a significant role in coordinating activities leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, agreed in responses to the post. “Let’s give it to them,” one person wrote. Another added: “I’m ready. This is my last damn straw.” One other user wrote: “CIVIL.FUCKING.WAR. I'm ready to be done with this fucking shit from Democrats.”

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Republicans, in wake of Trump shooting, seek to pin political violence trend on Democrats

(Reuters) Within hours of the assassination attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump, many of his supporters began laying blame on Democrats, seeking to flip the script on who has stoked America’s heated political rhetoric as cases of political violence reach historic heights.

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Biden says he's 'not surprised' by judge's 'specious' decision to toss Trump documents case

9 min ago - July 15, 2024, 9:24 PM EDT President Joe Biden on Monday criticized U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump, calling the ruling "specious" and suggesting it was inspired by Supreme Co ... (NBC News)

Border arrests plunge 29% in June to the lowest of Biden's presidency as asylum halt takes hold

45 min ago - Updated 8:30 PM EDT, July 15, 2024 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arrests for illegally crossing the border from Mexico plunged 29% in June, the lowest month of Joe Biden’s presidency, according to figures released Monday that provide another window on t ... (AP)

FBI says they 'successfully gained access' to suspected shooter's phone

1 hr ago - 07/15/24 7:07 PM ET The FBI has “successfully gained access” to the phone of the man suspected of shooting former President Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday, the agency said Monday. Access to the phone could potentially provide inf ... (The Hill)

Biden to call for 5% cap on annual rent increases, as he tries to show plans to tame inflation

1 hr ago - July 15, 2024, 4:52 PM WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is ready to propose a 5% cap on annual rent increases for tenants of major landlords as he tries to show he's doing something about the high cost of housing, according to a person familiar with ... (ABC News/AP)

Newsom signs new law that bans rules requiring schools to notify parents of child's pronoun change

3 hrs ago - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law barring school districts from passing policies that require schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. The law bans rules requiring school staff to dis ... (ABC News)

Biden says his 'mental acuity has been pretty damn good' in defending his decision to stay in the race

5 hrs ago - WASHINGTON -- After having tempered attacks on Donald Trump following Saturday's assassination attempt, President Joe Biden plunged back into campaign mode Monday, defending his decision to remain in the presidential race despite calls for him to exi ... (NBC)

Elon Musk to donate $45 million a month to new Donald Trump super PAC: Report

6 hrs ago - X CEO Elon Musk said he will donate $45 million a month to a new super political-action committee backing former president Donald Trump's reelection campaign, according to the Wall Street Journal. Despite reportedly donating to the political-action c ... (USA Today)

Research shows more Americans support violence to stop a second Trump presidency than back violence in his favor

7 hrs ago - A survey conducted in late June from the University of Chicago found that there is now more support for violence against Trump (10% of American adults, or 26 million people) compared with violence in favor of Trump (6.9%, or 18 million people). Until ... (The Guardian)

Republicans hail Donald Trump and embrace his running mate JD Vance in convention's opening night

8 hrs ago - By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and JILL COLVIN updated 8:52 PM CDT, July 15, 2024 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jubilant and emboldened after Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt, Republicans on Monday nominated the former president to lead their t ... (AP)

Police warned Secret Service of a suspicious person at Trump rally before gunman opened fire, source says

9 hrs ago - Before a would-be assassin took aim at Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, local police officers notified the former president’s Secret Service detail that they were looking for a suspicious person in the area, a U. ... (NBC)

McConnell drowned out by boos during RNC roll call

9 hrs ago - 5 hours ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was booed as he spoke on behalf of Kentucky's delegates during Monday's roll call to formally nominate Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. Why it matters: McConnell has had an ... (Axios)

Ruling keeps abortion question on ballot in South Dakota

9 hrs ago - A state court judge’s ruling Monday keeps an abortion-rights question on the November ballot in South Dakota. Judge John Pekas dismissed a lawsuit filed by an anti-abortion group, Life Defense Fund, that sought to have the question removed even ... (Associated Press)

Peter Buxtun, whistleblower who exposed Tuskegee syphilis study, dies aged 86

10 hrs ago - Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower who revealed that the US government allowed hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama to go untreated for syphilis in what became known as the Tuskegee study, has died. He was 86. Buxtun died on 18 May of Alzheimer’s ... (The Guardian (UK))

Politics Biden orders Secret Service protection for RFK Jr. following Trump assassination attempt

10 hrs ago - July 15, 2024 / 3:51 PM EDT President Biden has directed the Secret Service to protect independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., following Saturday's attempted assassination of Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary ... (CBS News)

Special counsel to appeal ruling dismissing Trump's documents case

12 hrs ago - 07/15/24 5:48 PM ET Special Counsel Jack Smith will appeal a federal judge’s ruling earlier on Monday dismissing former President Trump’s classified documents indictment, according to Smith’s spokesman. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cann ... (The Hill)

States including Nebraska pledged hundreds of troops and spent millions to help Texas this year

12 hrs ago - The federal government has deployed National Guard members to the border for years. States dig into their own budgets to send even more personnel. By: States Newsroom Staff - July 15, 2024 5:05 am More than a dozen Republican governors, including Neb ... (Nebraska Examiner)

With bankruptcy case dead, Rudy Giuliani sexual assault accuser nudges judge to jump-start lawsuit

13 hrs ago - Jul 15th, 2024, 3:23 pm Now that a judge has thrown out Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case, pending lawsuits can continue, and on Monday, an attorney for a woman accusing “America’s Mayor” of sexual assault, harassment, and wage the ... (Law & Crime)

Menendez Jury Asks Judge Whether Unanimity Needed

13 hrs ago - “Jurors at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) asked the judge Monday whether they must be unanimous to reach an acquittal on any count,” Bloomberg reports. “The judge instructed the panel that they must be unanimous as to ... (Political Wire)

Omaha sailor killed in Pearl Harbor raid to be reburied after remains identified

14 hrs ago - Steve Liewer Jul 15, 2024 Updated 17 mins ago Navy Seaman 2nd Class George A. Thompson of Omaha spent decades buried with the USS Oklahoma shipmates who died with him at Pearl Harbor, their bones mixed together beneath headstones marked “Unknown ... (Omaha World Herald)

Judge who dismissed Trump criminal case is 'future supreme court justice', Gaetz says

14 hrs ago - The far-right Florida Republican Matt Gaetz has hailed Aileen Cannon – the judge who dismissed the classified documents case against Donald Trump – as a “future supreme court justice”.a side-by-side image of Donald Trump, classifi ... (The Guardian (UK))

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