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July 17, 2024

D.C. hits record 104 amid most intense heat stretch since Dust Bowl

Source: Washington Post

The ongoing heat wave in Washington keeps making history.

The District tied a record high of 104 degrees Tuesday while surpassing the century mark for the third straight day, matching the longest such streak on record set in 1930 at the beginning of the Dust Bowl.

On Sunday, temperatures soared to a record of 101, and on Monday they reached a record 102.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/07/16/dc-heat-100-record-high-temperatures/

July 16, 2024

How Tucker Carlson helped sell J.D. Vance as Trump's running mate.

Source: New York Times

When word got back to Tucker Carlson a few weeks ago that former President Donald J. Trump might be wavering on J.D. Vance as his running mate, Mr. Carlson intervened.

Mr. Carlson, who was visiting Australia on a speaking tour, phoned Mr. Trump and delivered an apocalyptic warning. Their conversation, according to two people briefed on the discussion, was included in an article in The New York Times exploring the yearslong process of how Mr. Vance won over Mr. Trump.

In their phone conversation in June, Mr. Carlson told Mr. Trump that another top running-mate contender, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, could not be trusted — that he would work against him and would try to lead America into nuclear war. Mr. Carlson, who declined to comment, told Mr. Trump that the other top contender, Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota, could not be trusted, either.

Mr. Carlson told Mr. Trump in that phone call that he believed that if he chose a “neocon” as his V.P. — an abbreviation for Republicans who favor using U.S. power to implant democracy abroad — then the U.S. intelligence agencies would have every incentive to assassinate Mr. Trump in order to get their preferred president.



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/16/us/politics/tucker-carlson-jd-vance-trump.html?smid=url-share

July 16, 2024

Democratic Convention Platform approved

The Democratic National Convention platform committee approved the party’s platform this afternoon by a vote of 139-2. One person abstained, per a person familiar who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-trump-biden-2024-election-updates/#link-RMAVNX5FGVGE5CEGU6OTTQLREQ
July 16, 2024

Police were warned of Trump rally shooter at least 86 seconds before gunfire, video shows

Source: Washington Post

Almost immediately after the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump at his campaign rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, some in the crowd told reporters that they had tried to alert law enforcement that a suspicious man was on a nearby roof. Now, a newly surfaced video backs up those accounts of warnings, showing a chaotic scene in which bystanders started calling out to police nearly a minute and a half before the shots rang out.
The footage, posted to social media late Sunday, shows several witnesses yelling and directing at least one police officer toward the roof of a neighboring business. Authorities say that 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks shot at Trump and attendees from the roof before he was killed by law enforcement.

In the new video, one man shouts “Officer! Officer!” as others point toward the building. “He’s on the roof!” a woman says. The video also shows a police officer in a black uniform looking up toward the top of the building.

Growing evidence that law enforcement were made aware of Crooks before he opened fire has put the Secret Service under pressure to explain what analysts have described as a major security failure. After Crooks fired on the rally, Trump was wounded, two members of the audience were injured and one was dead.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2024/07/15/trump-rally-shooting-witness-warning/

July 16, 2024

FEC 2nd Quarter fundraising: Senate

CRUZ, RAFAEL EDWARD TED REPUBLICAN PARTY TX $59,159,421.27
BROWN, SHERROD DEMOCRATIC PARTY OH $52,802,158.17
SCHIFF, ADAM DEMOCRATIC PARTY CA $39,349,181.28
ALLRED, COLIN DEMOCRATIC PARTY TX $38,433,747.58
TESTER, R. JON DEMOCRATIC PARTY MT $37,330,566.84
SANDERS, BERNARD INDEPENDENT VT $33,701,563.35
ROSEN, JACKY DEMOCRATIC PARTY NV $31,924,824.61
SCOTT, RICK SEN REPUBLICAN PARTY FL $29,350,646.77
BALDWIN, TAMMY DEMOCRATIC PARTY WI $26,376,466.51
CASEY, ROBERT P. JR. DEMOCRATIC PARTY PA $23,790,263.56
SLOTKIN, ELISSA DEMOCRATIC PARTY MI $22,567,830.51
HAWLEY, JOSHUA DAVID SEN REPUBLICAN PARTY MO $22,308,344.81
GALLEGO, RUBEN DEMOCRATIC PARTY AZ $20,818,369.42
WARREN, ELIZABETH DEMOCRATIC PARTY MA $18,486,080.86
SINEMA, KYRSTEN INDEPENDENT AZ $17,050,701.70
KLOBUCHAR, AMY DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR MN $16,256,578.79
KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL DEMOCRATIC PARTY VA $15,990,927.12
MORENO, BERNIE REPUBLICAN PARTY OH $15,813,838.47
BLACKBURN, MARSHA MRS. REPUBLICAN PARTY TN $14,345,260.76
GILLIBRAND, KIRSTEN DEMOCRATIC PARTY NY $13,737,415.37
MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER S DEMOCRATIC PARTY CT $13,279,807.19
MUCARSEL-POWELL, DEBBIE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FL $12,133,366.28
MCCORMICK, DAVE REPUBLICAN PARTY PA $11,387,279.14
MENENDEZ, ROBERT INDEPENDENT NJ $10,987,506.74
SHEEHY, TIM REPUBLICAN PARTY MT $10,901,258.28
CANTWELL, MARIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY WA $10,530,088.10

July 16, 2024

Teamsters president uses historic RNC speech to denounce corporations' 'economic terrorism'

Source: Politico

International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Sean O’Brien gave a scathing convention speech against the country’s elites, big corporations and Washington’s status quo.

“In 2021, the Teamsters elected me to fight, and that’s precisely what I’m going to do. Something is wrong in this country,” O’Brien said. “And we need to say it out loud.”

He also pledged to be a voice for both union and non-union workers, while empathizing his support for “American workers.”

The Teamsters president decried “economic terrorism,” describing the forces against labor in the U.S. O’Brien pointed fingers at large corporations — naming Amazon, Uber and Lyft — as well as “big money” and big money lobbyists and lawyers. He also called out the harm of Right to Work laws, which make it harder to organize and have been passed mostly in GOP-run states.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/15/rnc-live-updates-coverage/historic-teamsters-speech-00168570

July 15, 2024

Menendez Jury Asks Judge Whether Unanimity Needed

Source: Political Wire

“Jurors at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) asked the judge Monday whether they must be unanimous to reach an acquittal on any count,” Bloomberg reports.

“The judge instructed the panel that they must be unanimous as to each of the 18 counts against the three defendants in the case.”

“After a two-month trial, jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon for about three hours. The note was sent to the judge after about a hour of deliberations Monday morning.”


Read more: https://politicalwire.com/2024/07/15/menendez-jury-asks-judge-whether-unanimity-needed/

July 15, 2024

Cori Bush Trails Badly in Primary

A new poll from Wesley Bell’s (D) allies finds him leading Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) 56% to 33% in next month’s primary, the New York Post reports.

https://politicalwire.com/2024/07/15/cori-bush-trails-badly-in-primary/


"Bell said he supports Israel’s right to defend itself and target the Hamas militia for its sneak Oct. 7, 2023 attack against the Jewish State. Pro-Israel Democrats are backing Bell." -- NY Post
July 15, 2024

"we need to get out of our silos, where we only listen to those with whom we agree....."

Will people here take that to heart?

How many posts have there been of people saying they won't listen to CNN, or won't listen to MSNBC In the daytime, or won't listen to some evening hosts, because they said something, or had a guest who said something that they disagreed with?

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