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Biden set to announce support for major Supreme Court changes

(Washington Post) President Biden is finalizing plans to endorse major changes to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks, including proposals for legislation to establish term limits for the justices and an enforceable ethics code, according to two people briefed on the plans. He is also weighing whether to call for a constitutional amendment to eliminate broad immunity for presidents and other constitutional officeholders, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.


Secret Service warned Trump campaign repeatedly of danger in outdoor rallies

(CNN) Secret Service officials have warned the Trump campaign repeatedly against holding outdoor rallies, which pose greater risks than events to which the agency can better control access, people briefed on the matter said. The warnings have been more general in nature, the sources said. “The Secret Service and other agencies are constantly receiving new potential threat information and taking action to adjust resources, as needed,” Anthony Guglielmi, an agency spokesman, said on Tuesday.


Biden courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

(ABC News) Biden is set to deliver an address to the UnidosUS annual conference in Las Vegas, where he'll announce that beginning Aug. 19 certain U.S. citizens’ spouses without legal status can begin applying for permanent residency and eventually citizenship without having to first depart the country, according to the White House. The new program, first announced by Biden last month, could affect upwards of half a million immigrants.


Harris hits 'rubber stamp' Vance ahead of senator's convention speech

(The Hill) Vice President Harris went after Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) in a video published Wednesday, warning that the GOP vice presidential nominee would be a “rubber stamp” for an “extreme agenda.” Harris spoke directly to the camera is a 45-second video in which she criticized Vance’s support for abortion restrictions, his willingness to reject election results and the potential threat he would pose to programs like Medicare. “Donald Trump has picked his new running mate: JD Vance. Trump looked for someone he knew would be a rubber stamp for his extreme agenda,” Harris said in the video. “Make no mistake: JD Vance will be loyal only to Trump, not to our country.”


JD Vance's Yale Law School Classmates Trying To Derail His Political Career

(Above The Law) Sigh. So Yale Law School’s own J.D. Vance was selected as Donald Trump’s running mate yesterday. It’s a victory for ass-kissers everywhere, and those who haven’t spent the last few years writing about the very junior senator from Ohio are trying to figure out what the maybe vice president is all about. Josh McLaurin, a Georgia state senator, was actually Vance’s roommate in law school, and they famously remained in contact after graduation. He posted on social media saying that Vance is “angry and vindictive” and a “perfect fit for Trump’s revenge.”


RNC Attendees Sport Ear Bandages in Support of Trump

(Political Wire) “Republican National Convention attendees have found a somewhat creative way to show their support for Donald Trump following the assassination attempt over the weekend,” The Independent reports. “On Tuesday, several convention delegates were seen sporting ear bandages in a nod to the former president’s current look after he was struck in the right ear by a bullet in the attack.”


Matt Gaetz and Kevin McCarthy's feud erupts at Republican convention

(NBC News) The feud between former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., continued on the Republican National Convention floor Tuesday evening as Gaetz tried to taunt his former colleague. Gaetz approached McCarthy on the convention floor in Milwaukee as McCarthy seemed to be speaking with other people. Gaetz repeatedly tapped his shoulder and said: "What night are you speaking? Are you speaking tonight?" Someone seemed to shoo Gaetz away, but he didn't back down.


Trump's revenge plan relies on a return to the tortured past of the George W. Bush administration

(Salon) Who said there are no second acts on the American public stage? The good fortune of Donald Trump’s narrow escape from an assassin is a powerful recent exception to that rule, along with his GOP nomination this week after his 2020 election loss. Now Republicans are pressing their luck, bringing back Berkeley law professor John Yoo who is attempting to hitch his wagon to the second act of Donald Trump. Yoo first came to prominence on the national stage two decades ago, in 2002, when he authored a series of infamous memos providing legal justifications for the Bush administration’s post-9/11 use of torture.

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Special counsel Jack Smith to appeal Trump classified documents case dismissal by Judge Aileen Cannon

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US court overturns Alaska oil lease sale in a win for environmentalists

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Biden administration names former site of Texas 'Mexican school' as newest national park

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Schiff calls on Biden to drop out, citing 'serious concerns' he can't win

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Biden calls for ban on gun used to shoot Trump

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Steve Bannon filmed Jeffrey Epstein for 15 hours. His 'documentary' has never surfaced.

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DNC will move forward with virtual roll call to nominate Biden

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Harris hits 'rubber stamp' Vance ahead of senator's convention speech

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Biden courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

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US watchdog probes Secret Service handling of rally where Trump was shot

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