At a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joe Biden spoke on the commitment between U.S. and Germany to "against Russian aggression" and announced a new initiative between the two countries.
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Many Twitter users responded to the Ohio Republican's poll with a single damning word.
- Raleigh News and Observer
A recording of the incident has been released by a group trying to oust him from office.
- Business Insider
The Philippine president told unvaccinated people 'for all I care, you can die any time' as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers
Rodrigo Duterte also said the police would send unvaccinated people back to their homes if they stepped out "because you are a walking spreader."
A fleet of British ships is currently sailing through the South China Sea en route to Japan.
- The Wrap
‘Morning Joe’ Hits House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for Mask ‘Stunt': ‘Dumbest Man in Washington’ (Video)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy earned the ire of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Friday morning after pulling a mask “stunt” in Washington D.C. Responding to McCarthy’s recent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol mask mandate, host Joe Scarborough mused, “Do we really want to listen to this? Do we seriously, like… the dumbest man in Washington. I don’t know if he is or not. I don’t know if he just plays dumb on TV or he’s actually dumb, but the question is: How many of those Ho
- Washington Examiner
An Oregon judge sided against local officials and a gun control group on Thursday as he dismissed a challenge to a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance that was previously approved by voters.
Adam Kinzinger Responds To Mocking From Tucker Carlson & Laura Ingraham Over January 6 Hearing: “A Very Cold Hearted Thing”
One of the standout moments from the first meeting of the January 6 Select Committee came when Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) fought back tears as he addressed the four witnesses, police officers who defended the Capitol from pro-Donald Trump rioters. But hours after the moment, he was mocked — along with questioning the testimony of […]
On Monday a small band of U.S. Capitol Police officers delivered vivid, emotional testimony about a previously unthinkable event—the day a partisan mob stormed the Capitol to try to overturn an American election. In GOP circles, two things are true at once. First, large majorities of Republican voters disapprove of the January 6 rioters.
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Trump threatened to primary GOP lawmakers who favor the bipartisan infrastructure plan. 17 Republicans just voted to advance it, including Mitch McConnell.
Before a pivotal Senate vote to advance the deal, Donald Trump railed against GOP cooperation, saying it made them look "weak, foolish, and dumb."
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Preview: The Army veteran tells "CBS Sunday Morning": "I was the driving force behind this whole thing … I'm getting some chills talking about it right now."
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a House of Representatives committee, saying the panel has offered "sufficient reasons" for requesting the material. The department's Office of Legal Counsel reversed course and declared that the department erred in 2019 when Trump was still in office when it found that the request for his taxes by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee was based on a "disingenuous" objective aimed at exposing them to the public. "We cannot know where receipt of the requested tax information will take the committee, any more than the committee itself can predict what it will find or determine," wrote Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen for the Office of Legal Counsel.
- Motley Fool
Cryptocurrencies are under attack again Friday -- both inside the United States and without. In twin reports out this morning, we learned the International Monetary Fund is not a fan of cryptocurrency -- and that the United States Congress is getting serious about taxing people's profits from investments in cryptocurrencies. Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) is down 2.3%.
Ashli Babbitt was killed at the Capitol and hundreds of others face criminal records and prison for taking part in Trump’s attempt to overthrow democracy.
- The Telegraph
Covid has dealt North Korea’s secretive dictatorship its biggest economic blow since the 1990s famine that killed hundreds of thousand of people, according to new figures. Monitoring the totalitarian regime is a difficult task for economists but South Korea’s central bank estimates that the virus, combined with natural disasters and international sanctions, wiped 4.5pc off its economy in 2020 - the worst drop since 1997. The latest fall took the size of the North Korean economy to its smallest s
The U.S. Justice Department's refusal to defend a Republican congressman accused in a civil lawsuit of helping to incite the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could hamper former President Donald Trump's legal defense in the same case, experts said. The department late Tuesday told a federal judge it had declined https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-justice-dept-wont-defend-republican-lawmaker-capitol-riot-lawsuit-2021-07-28 a request by Representative Morris "Mo" Brooks to grant him immunity by covering him under the Westfall Act, which shields federal employees from being sued for their words or actions in the course of their employment. Experts said the move appeared to send a message to Trump, a co-defendant in the case, ruling out immunity when it warned that inciting an attack on Congress "is not within the scope of employment of a Representative - or any federal employee."
The ex-president’s refusal to accept defeat is taking a toll on the party in a key battleground state.
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IOC under pressure after Iranian gold medalist accused of being member of U.S.-designated terrorist group
A rival shooter called Foroughi's gold medal "pure nonsense."
- Associated Press
THIS IS EMBARGOED UNTIL I CALL OR ADVISE IT CAN BE RELEASED. The United States said Friday it has laid off nearly 200 local staffers working for its diplomatic missions in Russia ahead of an Aug. 1 deadline set by the Kremlin for their dismissal. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the layoffs are regrettable and something the U.S. had hoped to avert, despite a sharp deterioration in ties between Moscow and Washington, which show few signs of improvement.
The Taliban's capture of a key Afghan-Pakistan border post has sent trucking costs soaring, with insurgents and government officials separately taxing traders, and bandits demanding bribes to allow safe passage of goods.
- Business Insider
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik for trying to 'own the socialists' by praising Medicare and Medicaid
Many pointed out the contradiction in celebrating the government programs, while arguing that expanding them would lead to "socialism."