The proxy war between Trump and Pence is heating up in the midterms. But former Republican congressman and MSNBC political analyst Carlos Curbelo points out that the former president appears “a little hazy” in his speech today. How will this proxy war impact the 2024 elections for the GOP? Should Biden be trying to lay the groundwork for a second Biden-Trump fight? NPR’s weekend edition Sunday Ayesha Rascoe, Democratic strategist Adrienne Elrod, and Curbelo discuss.
- Rolling Stone
The latest example of the former president seeing himself as a dictator comes in a shocking excerpt from The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021
- The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…
- Yahoo News
After he was seen in combat fatigues walking behind President Trump across Lafayette Square before Trump's infamous 2020 photo op, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drafted a resignation letter that he never sent.
- Yahoo News
Once known as a moderating influence within the Kremlin, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has emerged as a bellicose presence, using lengthy social media posts to justify the invasion of Ukraine, revise 20th century history and threaten the West with nuclear war.
Liz Cheney says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has 'lined himself up almost entirely' with Trump: 'I think that's very dangerous'
Cheney told The New York Times that she could not support a GOP presidential candidate who won't say Trump lost the 2020 election.
The 2020 election conspiracy theorist added that those criminally charged "for things they shouldn't have done" during the Capitol attack are being unfairly treated.
Photos purport to show notes Trump tried to destroy by flushing down the toilet. He has aggressively denied ever doing it.
Trump said it is "categorically untrue" that he tried to flush documents as president. NYT reporter Maggie Haberman procedued photos to the contrary.
- Fox News
NYC Mayor Eric Adams blasts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after second bus of migrants arrives: ‘This is horrific’
New York City Mayor Eric Adams lashed out at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after a second bus full of illegal migrants arrived in the Big Apple, calling the Republican's move "horrific."
The second highest-ranking US general told Trump his idea for a big military parade in DC is 'what dictators do,' book says
"In this country, we don't do that," the vice chairman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time said. "It's not who we are."
- The New York Times
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It was just over a month before her primary, but Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was nowhere near the voters weighing her future. Cheney was instead huddled with fellow lawmakers and aides in the Capitol complex, bucking up her allies in a cause she believes is more important than her House seat: ridding American politics of former President Donald J Trump and his influence. “The nine of us have done more to prevent Trump from ever regaining power than any group to date,” she said to f
- Consequence of Sound
"Who have the Chinese invaded and slaughtered?" the Pink Floyd member asked. Roger Waters Calls Biden a “War Criminal,” Defends Russia and China in CNN Interview Alex Young
Twitter users slammed U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-12) for saying she has always felt a “connection” with China. During a speech on Friday in Tokyo, the last stop of Pelosi’s recent visit to Asia, Pelosi recalled a childhood memory about China. Nancy Pelosi says she’s always felt a connection to China because when she was a little girl her parents told her if she kept digging a hole at the beach eventually she’d reach China.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyGeorgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp says he has a problem with boycotts, particularly ones related to Georgia’s new voting restrictions law. But apparently that repulsion to boycotts only applies to Democrats and issues he favors, because Kemp has personally proposed boycotts of his own.Kemp and his campaign have recently reupped false attacks on Democratic rival Stacey Abrams, accusing her, erroneously, of promoting a 2021 Major League
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Robin Vos gave Michael Gableman $11,000 a month to review the 2020 election. Now Gableman wants Vos to lose his job.
Gableman, who gave an invocation at former President Donald Trump's Waukesha rally Friday, is endorsing Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' primary opponent
Donald Trump said White House doctor 'loved looking at my body' as he boasts about his health in CPAC speech
Former President Donald Trump used a speech at the CPAC in Dallas to make the case that he is a healthy and energetic 76-year-old.
- The Week
Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time
- Business Insider
Liz Cheney says she favors serving with Democratic women with national security backgrounds over GOP lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert
Cheney said she may have ideological disagreements with national security-minded Democrats, but "they love this country" and "do their homework."
- The Hill
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott said on Sunday that it will be tough for GOP lawmakers to take back the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan asked the Republican senator from Florida if it will get harder for Republicans to take control…
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Russian forces have orders to advance in two directions simultaneously, putting them in a very difficult tactical position, head of the Ukraine-based New Geopolitics Research Network, Mykhailo Samus, said in an interview with NV Radio on Aug. 6.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…