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Recent polling suggests that Kamala Harris will not beat Trump if she goes head to head with him in November.

A nationwide poll taken the week before the assassination attempt against Trump, put Trump on 44% and Harris on 36%, with RFK Jr., Chase Oliver, Jill Stein and Cornel West trailing far behind on 6%, 1%, 1%, and 1% respectively. In a direct head to head, Trump would beat Harris by 2%, with 6% undecided.

The poll was conducted between 7 and 13 July and sampled 2,100 voters.

A more recent poll, released on Sunday, showed that Trump beats Harris 51% to 46%, a margin of 5%, in Georgia. This poll was smaller, sampling 1,000 voters.

Biden’s shocking departure from the race for the presidency came on Sunday, despite assurances from Biden to his aides on Saturday that it was still “full steam ahead” for his campaign.

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The recent CrowdStrike outage did cause significant disruptions for airlines, but most have started to recover. Delta Air Lines, however, is still experiencing major issues. They have had to cancel hundreds of flights and are struggling to return to normal operations.
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And you thought rolling back a borked update on a server down the hall was hard?
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Texas housing inventory jumps 40%, but prices stay flat "They say everything is bigger in Texas — and apparently that includes housing inventory growth. While available homes for sale are growing all over the country, it’s happening at a dramatic scale in Texas. According to a second-quarter 2024 report from Texas Realtors, the number of active listings from April to June of this year were up 40.8% compared to the same period last year.
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The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project just released mobile ad data analysis that shows someone who regularly visited Trump’s would-be assassin Thomas Crooks’ home and work also visited a building in Washington D.C. near an FBI office.

“We found the assassin’s connections through our in-depth analysis of mobile ad data to track movements of Crooks and his associates,” said Oversight Project in an X thread Monday. “To do this, we tracked devices that regularly visited both Crooks’ home and place of work and followed them.”

The Oversight Project found that “Someone who regularly visited Crooks’ home and work also visited a building in Washington, DC located in Gallery Place.”

“This is in the same vicinity of an @FBI office on June 26, 2023,” said the investigative body. “Who’s device is this?”

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US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington despite a series of diplomatic spats between the leaders since Israel's war on Gaza began last October.

The two are slated to meet at the White House on Monday.

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The stress shows on the face of Samiha Ismail who since October 7 has been stuck in her home in an occupied West Bank village that lives in constant fear of attack by Israeli settlers.

The day after the Hamas raid into southern Israel, settlers entered Susya, a hilltop village in the south of the West Bank, vowing retribution and "humiliation", the 53-year-old Palestinian recalled.

More than nine months on, Ismail is among 450 inhabitants who spend most of the day indoors. Even their sheep are not allowed out of their sheds.

"Every time we take them to pasture, the settlers chase us," the panicked Ismail told AFP.

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The Israeli military's chief of staff demanded on Thursday that his country go ahead with a deal with Hamas that would guarantee the release of Israeli captives, according to two sources.

Herzi Halevi's move during a security discussion prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to end the session, the sources cited by Israeli news website Walla reported.

Discussions started at 11pm local time (8pm GMT), with Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, the heads of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence agencies, and other senior security officials also in attendance.

It comes as a Gaza ceasefire deal has still yet to be reached after more than nine months of an Israeli war that has killed at least 38,919 people in the Palestinian enclave, according to its health ministry.

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Vice President Kamala Harris has emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination after Joe Biden dropped out of the race this past weekend and immediately endorsed her.

Harris has been a staunch supporter of Israel for years. In 2017 she addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual conference and reminded attendees that the first resolution she co-sponsored as a senator was aimed at combating “anti-Israel bias” at the United Nations.

“Let me be clear about what I believe. I stand with Israel because of our shared values, which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations,” she told the crowd.

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There needs to be an investigation into a possible conspiracy among American political circles and the media to manipulate the public’s perceptions regarding President Joe Biden’s health, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

Biden announced on X (formerly Twitter) that he would not seek re-election in November, less than a month before the Democratic National Convention was scheduled to start in Chicago.

Commenting on his announcement in an interview with Russian media, Zakharova noted that it was highly unusual to have just a screenshot of a letter posted on social media rather than a video or audio statement.

“In the modern world, filled with post-truth and deep fakes, it’s very important to leave no room for speculation,” Zakharova said.

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More details about the bungled security setup at Donald Trump’s recent rally in Butler, Penn., have emerged to suggest that Secret Service stood down and did nothing after being notified that there was an individual with a weapon perched atop the American Glass Research facility just 150 years away from where Trump was speaking.

“KanekoaTheGreat” (@KanekoaTheGreat) tweeted on X that the police officer who confronted shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, on the roof immediately radioed a “blanket tactical channel” that there was “an individual on the roof with a weapon.” This all happened minutes before Crooks started firing shots at Trump.

The notification to the blanket tactical channel should have alerted everyone on site, including both local law enforcement and Secret Service, that something suspicious was happening, so why did nobody respond by at least getting Trump out of harm’s way?

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Typical dogmatic, uninformed leftist. As noted no state bars ending an ectopic pregnancy and standard abortion procedures to resolve an ectopic pregnancy are not just generally ineffective but can cause great harm. Worth noting the FDA states that the vaunted abortion drug, mifepristone should not be used for ectopic pregnancy and has warned sepsis can occur as a result of medical abortions with mifepristone. But hey, he got applause from his like minded and equally uninformed audience and that's all that counts in that world.
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Webmaster addition: No doubt Bibi will ask Congress for money and weapons tomorrow.

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According to a recent report, interest payments on the U.S. national debt are projected to reach $1.14 trillion this year, which would consume approximately 76% of all personal income taxes collected. This significant increase in interest payments is attributed to rising interest rates and the growing national debt.
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According to the latest polling, a clear majority of Americans want to see immigration levels reduced, not increased.

Axios reports that the latest poll from Gallup shows that 55% of American adults want legal immigration lowered. This marks the highest percentage of Americans in favor of this immigration stance since 58% said so back in 2001. Last June, that number was down to just 41%.

Webmaster addition: Legal immigration isn't the problem. Illegal immigration is!

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On September 12, 2002, Benjamin Netanyahu — then a private citizen — was invited to Congress to give “an Israeli perspective” in support of a U.S. invasion of Iraq. Netanyahu issued a confident prediction: “if you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region,” adding, “and I think that people sitting right next door in Iran, young people, and many others, will say the time of such regimes, of such despots is gone.”

In 2015, Netanyahu returned to Congress — this time as Israel’s prime minister — to undermine the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) negotiations led by the Obama administration along with key U.S. allies the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. After a tepid acknowledgement of President Obama’s support for Israel — Obama ultimately gave Israel $38 billion, the largest military aid package in history — Netanyahu spent the remainder of his speech attacking what would become one of the sitting president’s signature foreign policy achievements.

In both cases, Netanyahu’s advice was catastrophically wrong. America’s invasion of Iraq was a bloody disaster that killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more, creating massive instability in the region and paving the way for ISIS’s rise.

Meanwhile, Obama’s deal with Iran had succeeded in rolling Iran’s nuclear program back and blocking its pathways to a bomb — that is until the Trump administration followed Netanyahu’s advice and backed out of the deal in 2018, thus forfeiting our capability to contain Iran’s nuclear program while torpedoing prospects for productive engagement with Tehran on reducing regional tensions.

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Now that President Joe Biden has made the unprecedented decision to end his reelection campaign and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris for president, we need to ask: what will be her foreign policy if she wins in November?

It is safe to assume that there will be broad continuity with the Biden administration’s overall approach to the world, but there is some evidence that Harris might guide U.S. foreign policy in a somewhat less destructive direction than where it has been going under Biden.

First off, Harris did not run for president in 2020 on foreign policy and has relatively little foreign policy experience from her short time in the Senate and her tenure as vice president. While she has cast a number of tie-breaking votes in favor of Biden’s domestic agenda in the Senate, she has played a smaller role in foreign policy by representing the U.S. at international meetings that the president has been unable to attend. She was tasked by Biden to focus on the “root causes” in Latin America leading to the undocumented migrant issue at the nation’s southern border, drawing mixed reviews at best.

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