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-President Joe Biden is on the brink of failing to win a key labor endorsement as leaders of the 1.3 million-member Teamsters union consider backing no candidate at all in the U.S. presidential race, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters decision has not been finalized and is expected to be made in the coming weeks.

Not backing Biden, who the union endorsed in 2020, would compound political damage to the Democratic president's reelection bid.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The attempted assassination of former President Trump has heightened concerns in Congress about member security, with some lawmakers even cancelling events and closing their offices in response.

Why it matters: The shooting at a rally in Pennsylvania, in which Trump was struck in his right ear, comes against the backdrop of a steady rise in threats against members of Congress.

  • House Republicans are set to receive a security briefing from the House-sergeant-at-arms Sunday afternoon, according to a GOP lawmaker and another source familiar with the matter.
  • House Democrats will receive their own briefing on Monday afternoon, according to an invite obtained by Axios.
  • Senior Democratic congressional staff will also receive a security briefing Sunday, according to a Democratic lawmaker and aide.
Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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An FBI staffer has been accused of posting a vile message where she expressed regret that Donald Trump was not killed in an assassination attempt on Saturday.

Jenna Howell, who reportedly works at the FBI'S research identity department, posted an image of the grim reaper trying to pick a Trump doll from a claw machine, according to The Federalist.

The caption read: 'Awww so close.'

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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A former agent has linked diversity-hiring at the US Secret Service (USSS) to the security failures at Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania, where the former president was shot at and grazed in an assassination attempt.

Kenneth Gray, an ex-FBI special agent with experience in counterterrorism and crisis management, said the USSS 'really screwed up' on Saturday and that efforts to hire more women in field roles may well have played a role.

Gray's comments come as allegations swirl on social media that Trump's women guardians were too short to protect the 6ft 3in candidate, and that a female agent could be seen struggling to holster her firearm.

The chaotic scenes at the rally cast doubt on Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle's controversial bid to 'diversify' the agency and make the male-dominated force absorb 30 percent female recruits by 2030.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The Biden administration announced on Monday that they will finally provide Secret Service protection to Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Despite requesting Secret Service protection on three occasions in the past, Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of John F. Kennedy, who were both assassinated, the Biden Regime has refused to provide him with presidential security.

As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier today, President Trump called for the Secret Service to be assigned to Kennedy immediately.

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Americans are moving there in droves, but this big, southern US state has nevertheless ranked as America's worst place to live.

In its annual scorecard, CNBC rates Texas as having the poorest quality of life in the US.

The Lone Star state gets that ignominious title due to its lack of doctors, and because so many residents are broke and struggle to pay their medical bills, the outlet says.

The trouble is, Americans who plan to relocate do not appear to have gotten the memo.

People are flocking to Texas — its population exploded by 473,453 people in the year to July 2023.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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Pakistan’s government plans to outlaw former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf, Information Minister Attaullah Tarar announced on Monday. The cabinet is also seeking to bring new charges of treason against the politician, just days after a court overturned previous convictions.

Khan, 71, who is currently imprisoned on corruption charges, was ousted in April 2022. Since then, he has faced over 100 indictments, which his party has denounced as politically motivated.

Tags: PAKISTAN/ INDIA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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EU leaders are planning to boycott a key foreign affairs summit to be hosted by Hungary, due to take place on August 28-29, Politico reported on Sunday, citing three EU diplomats.

The bloc's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is reportedly considering holding a “formal” foreign affairs council at the same time, to prevent foreign ministers from attending the event hosted by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The move was reportedly discussed informally with several EU members, including Germany and France, and was prompted by Orban’s recent visit to Moscow, which was condemned by senior bloc figures.

Tags: EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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The FBI announced that it had gained access to the phone of the 20-year-old man who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump on Saturday. 

According to an update posted Monday afternoon, the FBI said that it was now going through the phone of Thomas Matthew Crook, who shot Trump while he spoke at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Trump and two other rally attendees were injured while one man, 50-year-old Corey Comperatore was killed. 

“FBI technical specialists successfully gained access to Thomas Matthew Crooks’ phone, and they continue to analyze his electronic devices,” The FBI said. “The search of the subject’s residence and vehicle are complete.”

Webmaster addition: The claim they could not get into that phone was never believable.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Donald Trump Jr. stuck it to a reporter from MSNBC, rolling his eyes and telling him off during a live shot from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

The president’s son, flanked by his brother Eric Trump, briefly humored MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff and seemed amenable at first to answering a few questions — but things took a turn when Soboroff asked Trump Jr. to concede the point that his father was “a divisive figure.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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X owner Elon Musk has pledged that he will give a new super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump tens of millions of dollars per month.

The Wall Street Journal reported Musk that is committing to giving $45 million a month to America PAC. Other major backers of the PAC include Palantir Technologies co-founder Joe Lonsdale, the Winklevoss twins, former U.S. ambassador Kelly Craft and her husband, Joe Craft, who is the CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, the report said.

The political action committee is focused on “registering voters and persuading constituents to vote early and request mail-in ballots in swing states,” the report said, adding that the group wanted to neutralize the massive advantage Democrats have had for years with their “get out the vote” campaigns.

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President Joe Biden repeatedly got nasty with NBC News host Lester Holt during an interview on Monday where he struggled to answer questions and made numerous false claims.

When asked if his inflammatory language against former President Donald Trump is appropriate given the assassination attempt that happened over the weekend, Biden falsely claimed that he does not use inflammatory language against Trump.

Examples of times that Biden has engaged in highly inflammatory rhetoric against the Trump includes:

  • March 22, 2018: “If we were in high school, I’d take him [Trump] behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'”
  • September 1, 2022: “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
  • March 21, 2024: “That’s Hitler’s language. That’s not America’s.”
  • June 28, 2024: “Donald Trump is a genuine threat to this nation. He’s a threat to our freedom. He’s a threat to our democracy. He’s literally a threat to everything America stands for.”
  • July 8, 2024: “It’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.”
Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The Secret Service had already been under investigation by House Oversight Committee Republicans for several months when a bullet came within inches of killing former President Trump, killed a bystander, and injured at least two others at a rally in Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon.

Even though Trump and his family members credited the special agents and a counter sniper assigned to his protective detail with saving his life and possibly many others, recriminations against the Secret Service started almost immediately after the assassination attempt.

Americans could see for themselves how the agents and officers traveling with Trump on Saturday acted heroically, falling on the former president after his right ear was pierced by a bullet and returning heavy caliber gunfire, killing the 20-year-old shooter, Thomas Crooks. But questions remain over how Crooks managed to perch on a nearby rooftop and come within inches of killing Trump, renewing past criticisms of the once-vaunted agency with a troubled history of security lapses, employee misconduct, and uneven discipline practices.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Actor-director Tim Robbins is calling out the conspiracy theories following the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, including that it was a staged event akin to a plot point in his 1992 movie Bob Roberts.

Robbins wrote on X/Twitter, “To anyone drawing a parallel between my film Bob Roberts and the attempted assassination of Trump, let’s be clear. What happened yesterday was a real attempt on a presidential candidate’s life. Those that are denying the assassination attempt was real are truly in a deranged mindset. A human being was shot yesterday. Another killed. They may not be human beings that you agree with politically but for shame folks. Get over your blind hatred of these people. They are fellow Americans. This collective hatred is killing our souls and consuming whatever is left of our humanity.”

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A local police counter-sniper team was stationed inside the building where attempted assassin Thomas Crooks climbed on the roof and fired on Donald Trump, law enforcement sources told The Post.

The building — the AGR International Inc. factory in Butler, Pennsylvania — was being used by local police as a “watch post” for snipers to scan for threats as the former president spoke onstage only 130 yards away, according to sources.

Cops were inside, but not on the roof during the shooting, sources said.

Crooks was able to scale the building unchallenged before firing off eight shots with an AR-style assault rifle, grazing Trump in the ear, killing one Trump supporter and wounding two others.\

Webmaster addition: This story gets worse and worse!

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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 to appoint a Special Counsel,” Peter Carr, spokesman for Smith’s office, said in a statement. 

“The Justice Department has authorized the Special Counsel to appeal the court’s order,” he continued. 

Webmaster addition: The whole point of the dismissal is that Jack Smith is not legally a Special Council!

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More embarrassment for the U.S. Secret Service as probe deepens into Donald Trump kill bid. A new video of Secret Service agents at the Trump rally venue has emerged. The video shows secret service agents clearing the rows behind Trump's stage.
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A team of police snipers team saw Thomas Crooks scouting their command post three times in the minutes before he climbed on top of it and shot Donald Trump from just inches above their heads, it has emerged.

Three police marksmen from Beaver County were using the single-story AGR International building as their watch-post when the would-be assassin chose it as his place to shoot from, CBS reported.

And he may have been in place on the roof for up to 30 minutes before he unleashed his volley of shots that killed one man and nearly took the life of the 45th president on Saturday evening.

A law enforcement official told the channel said that no action was taken after one of the snipers first spotted Crooks looking up at the roof of the building in Butler, Pennsylvania, just 130 yards from where the president would speak.

The 20-year-old disappeared around a corner before he was seen a second time, sitting down and looking at his phone, prompting one of the snipers to take his picture.

Webmaster addition: Who planned this operation? The Keystone Cops?

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According to a recent investigation by The Wall Street Journal, insurers involved in the Medicare Advantage program collected approximately $50 billion extra from Medicare by making questionable diagnoses. These diagnoses were often added without the knowledge of patients or their doctors, leading to higher payments from the government.
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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NBC reporter Kristen Welker appeared stunned when asked at the Republican National Convention why the network downplayed the gunshots at a Trump rally as simply 'popping noises.'

The network has been facing backlash since its breaking news story and posts about the shooting in Pennsylvania said the former president was rushed off the stage 'after popping noises' were heard.

Its New York-affiliated station even seemed to describe the gunfire as 'loud crackling noises.' 

But Welker stood doe-eyed when Turning Point USA reporter Savanah Hernandez confronted her about the editorial decision on Monday night.

She then proceeded to walk away with her crew in tow as she dodged Hernandez's questions.

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The Western public has little, if any, knowledge of the scale of losses in troops and equipment sustained by Ukraine since the beginning of the special military operation, international observers say.

The Western press is concealing information about the real state of affairs on the ground in Ukraine, including the mass destruction of NATO weapons provided to the Ukrainian military, and the loss of Ukrainian soldiers, Irish journalist and entrepreneur Chey Bowes wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on July 15.

"Here, yesterday, another €150 million [$163.4 million] of German taxpayers' money was vaporized in Dictator Zelensky's Ukraine," Bowes continued, attaching a video showing the elimination of the German-made IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile system (SAM).

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Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that he expected Russia to attend the second conference on Ukraine, which is scheduled to be held in November.

Earlier in July, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin told Sputnik, commenting on the new conference on Ukraine, that Moscow does not accept ultimatums and is not going to participate in such events.

Three preliminary meetings will be held ahead of the conference, Zelensky told reporters in Kiev. According to him, the first meeting, to be convened sometime in late summer in Qatar, will be focused on energy security, while the second one, to be held in August in Turkiye, will be dedicated to the free navigation in the Black Sea. The third one, to be held in September in Canada, will be a platform to discuss prisoner exchange with Russia, the Ukrainian president said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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US presidential candidate Donald Trump will be ready to enter into dialogue with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to resolve the conflict in Ukraine without any mediators. This was reported to a TASS correspondent by a high-ranking Republican Party functionary taking part in the party’s national convention in Milwaukee, where Trump’s official nomination as a presidential candidate was recently announced. “Undoubtedly, he will begin a dialogue with Putin. And he will do this without intermediaries,” the agency’s interlocutor emphasized, answering a question about Trump’s readiness to enter into a dialogue with Putin on Ukraine.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Russia will try to return to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and has applied for membership in 2025-2027, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the organization and Ambassador to the Netherlands Vladimir Tarabrin said.

"We have already applied for membership in the Executive Council for the next two-year term in 2025-2027," he said. "Frankly speaking, I would refrain from guessing about our chances. I would only say that we would not have even tried if we did not believe in success."

"Naturally, we understand that our opponents will do their best and spare no effort not to let us be reelected," he stressed. "This is a matter of principle for them. In practice, it will mean that the West may resort to any provocations, fraud, pressure, blackmail, threats, in other words, to use all the tools they have to choke off access to the OPCW steering bodies for us. But, I would like to repeat, we are don’t lose heart. We understand that a lot of laborious work is ahead in the coming months and we are ready for it."

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WMD
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US President Joe Biden said that his remark about putting his opponent Donald Trump "in the bullseye" was a mistake. He claimed that he wanted to draw attention to the ex-President’s policies, not to make him a physical target.

Previously, Biden said that it was "time to put Trump in the bullseye."

"It was a mistake to use [those words]," he said in an interview with NBC. "I didn’t say 'crosshairs,' I meant 'bullseye,' I meant focus on him, focus on what he’s doing, focus on his policies, focus on the number of lies he told on debate."

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