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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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

13 min ago - July 17, 2024 1:51 PM EDT Updated 22 min ago WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - A federal court in Alaska overturned on Tuesday night an oil and gas lease sale that had been mandated by the Biden administration's signature climate law as part of a polit ... (Reuters)

Teamsters social media attacks leader over Republican convention speech

43 min ago - Wed 17 Jul 2024 13.16 EDT The Teamsters’ social media account attacked its own president on Wednesday, saying “unions gain nothing from endorsing the racist, misogynistic, and anti-trans politics of the far right,” two days after Sean ... (The Guardian)

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

1 hr ago - 07/17/24 12:48 PM ET The Biden administration has named the site of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas, a segregated school for Mexican-American children, as the country’s newest national park, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Wednesda ... (The Hill)

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

1 hr ago - WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “ ... (Associated Press)

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

1 hr ago - Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), who is running for U.S. Senate in California, is calling for President Biden to drop out of the presidential race, he said in an exclusive statement Wednesday to The Times. ... (LA Times)

Biden calls for ban on gun used to shoot Trump

2 hrs ago - 3 hours ago Joe Biden has renewed a call for Congress to ban assault rifles, including the model that was used in the failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Trump's ear was grazed by a bullet after a gunman shot at him from a nearby rooftop du ... (BBC)

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

3 hrs ago - Jul 17, 2024, 8:34 AM EDT Before his 2019 death in jail, Jeffrey Epstein spent hours being interviewed on camera by Steve Bannon. A clip published by the New York Post in 2021 shows Bannon verbally sparring with Epstein. Epstein declared he was a "f ... (Business Insider)

DNC will move forward with virtual roll call to nominate Biden

4 hrs ago - 07/17/2024 09:26 AM EDT The Democratic National Committee plans to move forward with its virtual roll call to nominate Joe Biden — but will delay setting the date and rules for the vote until next week. In a letter signed by the Democratic Natio ... (Politico)

WPXI exclusive photos show cell phone, transmitter found next to Trump shooter's body

4 hrs ago - Channel 11 News exclusively confirmed Tuesday that Thomas Crooks was spotted by police hanging around the American Glass Research complex more than an hour before the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump. Channel 11?s Nicole F ... (WPXI Local News)

Aging bridges in 16 states to be replaced or improved with $5 billion in federal funds

4 hrs ago - July 17, 2024 / 7:44 AM EDT Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Biden's administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure ... (CBS News/AP)

House Democrats pull in big fundraising haul as they confront tricky campaign

5 hrs ago - July 17, 2024, 6:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Tuesday it raised $44 million in the second quarter of 2024, filling its coffers ahead of an intense summer stretch — and as House Democrats gather ... (NBC News)

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

5 hrs ago - 07/17/24 7:00 AM ET 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 Hill)

Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro released from prison after serving 4 months for contempt of Congress

5 hrs ago - Published 8:43 AM EDT, Wed July 17, 2024 CNN — Former Donald Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro was released from a Miami federal prison Wednesday after completing his four-month sentence for defying a subpoena from the January 6 congress ... (CNN Politics)

Biden courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

6 hrs ago - July 17, 2024, 5:01 AM LAS VEGAS -- LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden is trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances as he meets Wednesday with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battle ... (ABC News/AP)

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

6 hrs ago - July 16, 2024 11:10 PM EDT Updated 9 hours ago WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating the Secret Service's planning of the weekend rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, where a man ... (Reuters)

Biden, in 1st major speech after Trump shooting, accuses him of 'lying like hell'

7 hrs ago - July 16, 2024, 8:06 PM LAS VEGAS -- President Joe Biden on Tuesday made his first major speech since the assassination attempt on Donald Trump, lamenting how heated politics have become, but pivoting back to fiery attacks on the former president's cl ... (ABC News)

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

7 hrs ago - July 16, 2024, 10:26 PM EDT 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 approa ... (NBC News)

Company owned by Christopher Steele accuses Trump of trying to 'weaponize legal process' in Hillary Clinton RICO lawsuit

8 hrs ago - Jul 16th, 2024, 7:08 pm Attorneys representing the private intelligence company owned by former British spy Christopher Steele have accused former president Donald Trump of using the legal process to lodge an increasingly “fanciful” series ... (Law & Crime)

Search for crew after oil tanker capsizes off Oman coast

8 hrs ago - A search operation is under way to locate 16 missing crew members, 13 of whom are Indian, after an oil tanker capsized off the coast of Oman. ... Oman officials said late on Monday that the oil tanker - Prestige Falcon - had capsized 25 nautical mile ... (BBC)

Rudy Giuliani takes a fall and tumbles into chairs while walking RNC floor

8 hrs ago - 9 hours ago Rudy Giuliani took a tumble while walking through the Fiserv Forum, where the Republican National Convention is taking place. Giuliani was walking up an aisle in the main convention hall when he suddenly fell sideways into a row of chairs ... (UK Independent)

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