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As President Joe Biden planned a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Wednesday night, former President Donald Trump and his campaign sent a letter to ABC, NBC and CBS on Tuesday demanding that Trump be given equal airtime.

Biden is expected to address his decision to end his reelection campaign and outline his plans for the rest of his time in office. In a social media post, he wrote that he would discuss “what lies ahead, and how I will finish the job for the American people.”

But in the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, the Trump campaign’s general counsel, David Warrington, asserted in advance of Biden’s speech that it would most likely address Biden’s endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris as his successor.

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About 200 people were arrested Tuesday during a pro-Palestinian protest in a congressional building the day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address lawmakers.

The demonstration, which took place in the Cannon House Office Building, was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace.

U.S. Capitol Police said they warned protesters, who were chanting pro-Palestinian slogans, before the arrests began that demonstrating in the building was unlawful.

No one appeared to resist arrest. Capitol Police lightly tapped protesters on the shoulder to stand up, arrested them with white zip ties and escorted them out of the building slowly.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The European Union has revoked Hungary of its right to host the next summit. The EU supposedly has a rotating presidency of council to maintain the appearance that each state has an equal say in the direction of the bloc. The truth of the matter is that the unelected elite in Brussels control all of Europe and will silence dissenters, as Hungray’s Viktor Orban recently learned.

The next EU summit was to take place  August 28-29 was slated to be Hungary’s opportunity to share its ideas for matters like foreign policy with the rest of the bloc. EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell planned a “formal” council meeting on the exact dates of Hungary’s summit to undermine the country’s voice in the bloc. Now, Borrell is revoking Budapest’s ability to host the next meeting and moving it to Brussels.

“We have to send a signal, even if it is a symbolic signal, that being against the foreign policy of the European Union … has to have some consequences,” Borrell told reporters. His reasoning is that Brussels vehemently disapproved of Orban’s “peace mission” after he met with leaders in both Russia and China this July. Borrell believes “all member states — with one single exception — are very much critical about this behavior,” adding that he believed it was “appropriate to show this feeling and to call for the next foreign and defense council meetings in Brussels.”

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Vice President Kamala Harris further solidified her support base on Tuesday with the endorsements of the top-ranking Democrats in the House and Senate.
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President Joe Biden has not been seen publicly for days, since he abruptly returned to Delaware from Las Vegas and announced he had tested positive for COVID — and anyone who thought that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre might offer some answers, or at least some reassurance that he was all right, was sadly mistaken.
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President Joe Biden made his first public appearance in six days on Tuesday — also his first appearance since announcing that he had tested positive for COVID again and his first since announcing via a letter posted on X that he was dropping out of the 2024 presidential race.
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Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, after the foreign leader’s scheduled meeting with the President Joe Biden was canceled.
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“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci responded to fans pointing out similarities between the Emmy Award-winning satirical comedy series and current political events.
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The third-ranking House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), introduced a resolution on Tuesday that would have the House condemn Vice President Kamala Harris for her inability as “border czar” to quell the migrant crisis.
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It seems like every day, new bizarre information drops involving the Trump assassination attempt. We’ve got a laundry list of strange goings on, like drones flying and questionable “B-team” security agents, not to mention the mountain of security breaches made by the Secret Service. But this latest information may be some of the most damning yet. This latest comes to us thanks to mobile data analysis done by a group from the Heritage Foundation called the Oversight Project. They went through and tracked the assassin and his connections through an in-depth analysis of mobile ad data to track the movements of Crooks and his associates.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Blackstone Mortgage Trust, a real estate finance company that originates senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate across North America, Europe, and Australia, reported its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday. The report revealed a near-quarter reduction in its dividend due to rising defaults and increasing challenges with borrowers in making payments or refinancing office tower loans amid a worsening CRE downturn.

Bloomberg was the first to report that the $3.4 billion real estate investment trust BXMT slashed its dividend to 47 cents from 62 cents. BXMT has been distributing the 62-cent dividend to shareholders since late 2015. 

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Where are we right now, at what point in history?

“First they fascinate the fools, then they muzzle the intelligent.”
Bertrand Russell about how fascism started.

It is more and more each day about fascinating the fools and muzzling the intelligent.

“Fools” are fascinated with shiny and irrelevant stuff, sports, gambling, games, TV shows, irrelevant political discussions, following the “influencers,” and stuff that in general, gives them feeling about how their life is good or how they have influence over the things, or how they even can decide something. How they are supposed to be important, how they “matter.”

“Fools” are not necessarily fools, just ordinary folks with ordinary problems. Being in a situation where they have to fight for food every day and discovering they have been blind, fooled by the system that they are “important” can cause them to change.

“Intelligent” people might seem a bit more wise than fools, but they understand how stuff works, so they keep their mouths shut. If they talk too much, they’re going to be shut down or muzzled.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Tags: ECONOMY, ENERGY, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Local news in Greenville, South Carolina, broke a disturbing story of a women's shelter worker being brutally stabbed with a sword by one of the women at the shelter to the point that "her internal organs were exposed."

But the news didn't give the full story.

It turns out the violent "woman" in question is Michell Silva Perez, a man dressed as a woman, and he flew into a rage at not being permitted into the women's shelter.

The man is being held in isolation at a male prison on charges of possession of a deadly weapon and attempted murder.

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Typically, text message scams target your personal (i.e. financial) info pretty quickly.  For instance, bogus “bank fraud prevention” texts pressure victims to make bank transfers on the spot, fake “gift” scams outright steal credit card numbers to cover small “shipping fees,” and fake package delivery notifications do the same with bogus “redelivery fees.”

On the flip side, wrong number text scams are a slower burn.  Here, scammers develop a simple “wrong number” text into a friendly, ongoing correspondence that gets increasingly personal as time goes on.  Once they’ve built enough trust – which can happen over days, weeks, or even months – the scammer will drop a request for private personal info, often by wrapping it in an emotional plea.  This is called “making the pitch,” and it’s not a pitch you want to hear. 

It’s that personal info that leads the scammer to what they really want out of you:  your money.  

According to the FBI, “The scammers behind the fake wrong-number text messages are counting on you to continue the conversation.  They want to exploit your friendliness.  Once they’ve made a connection, they’ll work to become friends or even cultivate a remote romantic relationship.  It’s all a ruse, designed to get you to relax your mistrust so you’ll be more susceptible to falling for their scam, such as a cryptocurrency investment or many others targeting victims.”

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
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When Vice President Kamala Harris made her first and only trip to the US-Mexico border, federal agents on the front lines were instructed to completely sanitize the area to hide the true severity of the crisis from cameras, sources told The Post — even going so far as braiding the hair of unaccompanied minors.

Harris, whose first big job as the nation’s No. 2 executive was to control the flow of migrants across the southern border, went to the border near El Paso, Texas, on June 25, 2021, after pressure from Republicans over her handling of the crisis.

Border Patrol sources said agents on the ground were told to start moving migrants out of holding facilities to put on a “show” for Harris.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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Television used to be the great equalizer — a place where Americans of all colors, creeds, and political persuasions could gather to turn off their brains for a while and zone out.

We may have had fewer choices — in both what we watched and when we watched it — but at least every bit of content (we called them "shows" back then) had more or less the same objective: to entertain us.

That generally meant avoiding the same topics you avoid at the neighborhood barbershop — politics and religion.

So much for that simple pleasure.

Now even the most lowbrow dating show must pass muster with the commissars of woke. Now TV producers fall all over themselves to shoehorn leftist messages about inclusion and choose-your-own-gender ideology into their sitcoms and procedurals and single-camera prestige "dramedies."

It's enough to make a man pick up reading.

But wait — don't touch that Dostoevsky! There are still some TV shows out there for conservatives — i.e., anyone who doesn't run from the room screaming at the slightest hint of traditional beliefs such as the importance of family and the value of personal responsibility.

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Typhoon Gaemi is indeed approaching Taiwan and has intensified into a super typhoon. It is expected to make landfall on the island’s northeast coast soon, bringing very strong winds and heavy rainfall. Authorities have already closed schools, suspended the stock market, and declared a typhoon holiday.
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As of January 2024, the delinquency rate for FHA loans reached 10.4%, marking the highest level in 16 years. Additionally, 11% of borrowers cited unemployment as the reason for their delinquency.
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Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is “in talks” to appear at this weekend’s Bitcoin Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where both former president Donald Trump and candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are already set to speak.
By: orraz
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Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission arguing that Vice President Kamala Harris cannot legally gain control of nearly $100 million donated to President Joe Biden by changing the name of his campaign committee.
By: orraz
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An elderly man in Hancock, Michigan, is in critical condition after what police are calling a “politically motivated” attack on Sunday.
By: orraz
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President Joe Biden made his first public appearance in six days on Tuesday — also his first appearance since announcing that he had tested positive for COVID again and his first since announcing via a letter posted on X that he was dropping out of the 2024 presidential race.
By: orraz
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Vice President Kamala Harris‘ campaign engaged in promoting conspiracy theories on Tuesday after the Trump Campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accusing Harris and President Joe Biden of violating campaign finance laws by transferring Biden’s campaign funds to Harris.
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