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21. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Trump Insults Biden and Pelosi in Fiery Rally

Republican nominee Donald Trump held a fiery rally in Michigan, mocking Democratic President Joe Biden as a 'stupid' and 'low-IQ individual' and comparing former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to a 'dog'. Trump repeated false claims about the presidential election being rigged by Democrats and suggested they are allowing an 'invasion' over the US border. This rally marked Trump's return to the campaign trail after surviving an assassination attempt. He also touted his relationships with world leaders and called for a 'landslide that is too big to rig'. Trump denigrated Vice President Kamala Harris as 'crazy' as well. The event saw a mix of excitement, prayers, and confusion over Trump's new running mate JD Vance. Michigan Republican officials criticized Governor Gretchen Whitmer while Vance challenged Harris's record. Trump portrayed himself as a victim defending the country, with strong support from the crowd. The event featured music by Édith Piaf, Village People, and Kid Rock.
21. Juli 2024 um 09:00

US Secret Service Rejected Trump Team's Requests for More Resources

The US Secret Service rejected multiple requests from the Trump team for additional resources due to lack of funds. Despite spotting the gunman before the attack, the Secret Service was unable to engage and prevent the shooting. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle will testify before the House oversight committee to address the security concerns. President Trump questioned how the shooter managed to go unnoticed on the roof and stated that nobody had warned him. The Secret Service occasionally supplemented security with state and local law enforcement. Meanwhile, at a rally, local law enforcement focused on securing the inside rather than critical outside areas, which allowed the shooter to use an unsecured rooftop to carry out the attack. The theory of a second shooter gained momentum, with contradictory evidence and a lack of thorough evidence gathering raising suspicions of a possible cover-up and continued danger to Trump's life.
21. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Trump's Former Physician Reveals New Details on Gunshot Wound

Former physician Ronny Jackson provides daily evaluation and treatment for Trump, who suffered a gunshot wound to his right ear at a rally. The bullet narrowly missed his head, leaving a 2 cm wide wound. Trump accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination just five days later. The wound initially bled and swelled, but swelling has since subsided. Trump's physician also noted the need for a hearing exam. The assassination attempt resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others. Further investigations, including a comprehensive hearing test, are pending. Trump's physician, who previously served as a White House doctor under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is treating the injury. The incident heightened tensions in an already heated US election campaign. Trump attributes his survival to divine intervention and believes he was saved by turning to look at a graphic on illegal immigration. He described the attack as a miracle and expressed gratitude for the support he received, including a note from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
21. Juli 2024 um 05:50

First Campaign Appearance by Trump Since Assassination Attempt - Pressure on Biden Continues to Grow

Donald Trump made his first campaign appearance since the assassination attempt on him a week ago, rallying in Michigan alongside his vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance. Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on Joe Biden to drop out of the race as Trump gains momentum in the polls. Trump survived the assassination attempt and used his speech to attack Biden, Harris, and Michigan Governor Whitmer. He also mentioned his new vice presidential candidate, Vance, the would-be assassin Crooks, former White House doctor Ronny Jackson, and the conservative manifesto 'Project 2025'. Trump's doctor revealed that the bullet narrowly missed his head. Trump claimed that he had received no warning before the assassination attempt and stated that he had 'caught a bullet for democracy'. The election is becoming increasingly tense, with Biden facing doubts about his ability to continue as the Democratic candidate while recovering from COVID-19. As Trump returns to the campaign trail, his aggressive rhetoric and policy proposals are gaining support, putting pressure on Biden to make a decision about his candidacy.
20. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Biden's Decision Looms as Pressure Mounts

Biden's Decision Looms as Pressure Mounts
As pressure mounts for Joe Biden to withdraw from the presidential race, the list of Democratic representatives calling for him to step aside continues to grow. Despite hopes to resume his campaign next week, Biden is confined to his beach house in Delaware, recovering from COVID-19 and reflecting on his future. Growing concerns over the drop in donations, new desertions in Congress, and the Democrats' deteriorating electoral prospects are taking their toll. Biden's campaign manager assures that he remains in the race, but two-thirds of Democratic voters favor a replacement. The US media have been speculating on Biden's potential withdrawal, using phrases like 'could' and 'seems'. While Biden's future remains uncertain, Republicans are preparing for a possible Kamala Harris candidacy and scrutinizing the records of Democratic governors as potential running mates. Biden's decision, if he chooses to step aside, could further divide the Democratic Party and result in the loss of the Black vote.
20. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Biden Faces Calls to Drop Out as Democrats Suggest Alternatives

Biden Faces Calls to Drop Out as Democrats Suggest Alternatives
As President Joe Biden faces growing calls to drop out of the 2024 race, Democratic lawmakers, including Seth Moulton and Adam Smith, question his ability to lead due to his age and performance. Prominent figures like Sherrod Brown, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi have also expressed concerns, while a poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Democrats believe Biden should step aside. Potential alternatives being suggested include Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, and Josh Shapiro. There are discussions of forming a historic two-woman ticket with Harris and Whitmer, who have the experience and popularity to counter Trump. Al Sharpton, however, believes Biden should make up his own mind about his re-election bid. Black and Hispanic Democrats are holding firm for Biden, defending him to secure Harris's future and expressing concerns about the party's direction. Meanwhile, Biden is stewing at his beach house, resentful of pressure to drop out and questioning the support of his allies. The Trump campaign is also preparing an attack plan against Harris if Biden withdraws as the nominee.
20. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Belarus proposes 'solutions' for German sentenced to death

The government in Belarus is reportedly proposing 'solutions' in the case of a German man sentenced to death in the country. The man, who was convicted on charges of terrorism and mercenary activity, has been in custody since November 2023. The process is related to the Kastus-Kalinouski Regiment, a Belarusian volunteer group fighting against Russia. The international human rights organization Wjasna brought attention to the case, which has been partly held behind closed doors. The German Foreign Office and the embassy in Minsk are providing support to the man, with consular access granted. Belarus is the only European country that still carries out the death penalty, and executions are not made public nor are bodies handed to families. Belarus is a close ally of Russia.
20. Juli 2024 um 19:55

The Impact of Political Violence on Donald Trump's Popularity

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
A recent attack on Trump has sparked controversy, with Biden condemning the violence. Pape and the Chicago Project revealing 26M supporters of such actions raise concerns about the upcoming elections. The tense political climate is causing uncertainty among undecided voters. Media coverage of the failed assassination attempt portrays Trump as resilient, potentially enhancing his image against a fading Biden. The prevailing discussion on Americans justifying political violence highlights the complex relationship between violence and politics in the US, raising questions about the effectiveness of condemnations from political figures amidst deep-seated entanglement between the two.
20. Juli 2024 um 14:59

First Campaign Appearance by Trump Since Assassination Attempt - Pressure on Biden Continues to Grow

Donald Trump holds his first campaign appearance since the assassination attempt, while pressure on Joe Biden to drop out of the race increases. During the rally in Michigan, Trump promises to end the war in Ukraine if he returns to the White House. Over 30 members of the House and four Democratic Senators publicly call for Biden to withdraw. Silicon Valley investor Michael Moritz joins the calls and suspends his donations to the Democrats. Despite being diagnosed with Covid, Biden plans to resume his campaign next week. Trump's lead in the polls is narrowing as he benefits from Biden's weak position, with concerns over his age and mental fitness. Meanwhile, a ceremony in Berlin commemorates the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler 80 years ago. The event sheds light on the often overlooked civilian involvement in the resistance movement. As for vacation plans, Germans are opting for classic Mediterranean destinations or seeking out alternative and adventurous options, such as space travel and polar cruises. CrowdStrike, an IT security provider, inadvertently caused worldwide chaos when a faulty software update crashed its clients' Windows computers. The incident may result in lawsuits and the search for alternative security options.
20. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Pistorius Insists on Change in Financial Policy - Reprimand from Mützenich

Pistorius Insists on Change in Financial Policy - Reprimand from Mützenich
Bundesverteidigungsminister Boris Pistorius criticizes the compromise of around 53 billion euros for next year's defense budget and instead demands around 58 billion euros. He questions the financial policy course of the traffic light coalition and wants more money for the Bundeswehr to ensure the security of Germany in the face of the threat from Russia. SPD parliamentary group leader Rolf Mützenich rejects Pistorius' proposal as the defense budget is increasing and the debt brake should be adhered to. Mützenich continues to emphasize the possibility of declaring an emergency situation. Despite the cabinet's decision on the budget, Pistorius will continue to fight for more money for the Bundeswehr in the parliamentary process in September. The final decision is scheduled for the end of the year. Mützenich criticizes the planned deployment of Tomahawk missiles and hypersonic weapons in Germany, warns of the risk of escalation, and calls for arms control and the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons that could be dropped by Bundeswehr aircraft. He emphasizes the need to improve defense capability in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
20. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Tech Broligarchs and the Rise of JD Vance: Silicon Valley's Support for Trump

JD Vance, a Yale Law graduate, has become a prominent figure in the tech industry, with strong ties to Silicon Valley's investors and elites. Backed by billionaire Peter Thiel, Vance co-founded venture firms and gained support from prominent tech figures like Elon Musk and Marc Andreessen. This support has propelled his political rise, leading to his selection as a potential VP pick for Trump. The alliance between Silicon Valley and Trump signifies a shift in the industry's political landscape, as tech leaders openly support conservative candidates. However, the relationship between tech and government has become strained, with issues such as regulation, antitrust, and AI development causing tensions. The political realignment in Silicon Valley is also influenced by concerns over rising taxes, crime, and the anti-woke movement in California. As the tech industry's influence in Washington grows, it remains to be seen how the alliance with Trump will shape the future of tech policy and governance.
20. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Germany's Historical Responsibility: Support for Ukraine and Preparing for a Second Trump Term

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz justifies Germany's support for Ukraine by invoking the country's historical responsibility in light of the failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler 80 years ago. Scholz condemns Russia's war against Ukraine and emphasizes the need to protect democracy against extremism. Meanwhile, Green European politician Anton Hofreiter rejects concerns about the deployment of US missiles in Germany, stating that it could contribute to more security. On the other hand, SPD parliamentary group leader Rolf Mützenich opposes the delivery of cruise missiles to Ukraine, emphasizing that Germany is already providing arms, financial, and humanitarian aid. Russian state propaganda reacts with satisfaction to the death of Ukrainian politician Iryna Farion, while a Russian drone attack disrupts the power and water supply in the Poltava region of Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken believes Ukraine is on its way to self-sufficiency militarily and highlights the commitment of over 20 countries to provide support even if the US withdraws. As the possibility of a second Trump term looms, Germany needs to prepare for potential challenges in defense and trade, particularly with respect to rising tariffs and gas prices. It is crucial for Germany to strengthen its defense capabilities and work towards a united and strong European Union to effectively address these challenges.
20. Juli 2024 um 14:59

USA: Iran 'one or two weeks' away from fissile material for nuclear weapon

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned that Iran is just 'one or two weeks' away from having enough fissile material to build a nuclear weapon. Blinken stated that the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement has significantly shortened the timeline for Iran to acquire the capability to produce this material. He emphasized that while Iran has not yet developed nuclear weapons, the current situation is concerning and closely monitored by the US government. The US continues to prefer a diplomatic approach to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons. The 2015 nuclear agreement between the US, France, Germany, the UK, Russia, and China aimed to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. However, in 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, leading Iran to gradually disregard its commitments. Efforts to revive the agreement have been unsuccessful so far. The newly elected Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, has expressed his intention to revive the nuclear agreement in order to end his country's isolation.
20. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Biden Faces Calls to Withdraw as Speculation Mounts

Biden Faces Calls to Withdraw as Speculation Mounts
Joe Biden's campaign chair acknowledges a decline in support but maintains that he will stay in the race. However, pressure is mounting from within the Democratic Party for him to drop out. Kamala Harris is being considered as a potential alternative nominee. Biden's declining poll numbers, concerns from party leaders, and calls for withdrawal from over 28 Democrats in Congress contribute to the speculation. Biden's allies compare his situation to Julius Caesar and there is a growing sense that his campaign is coming to an end. Despite this, Biden insists that he has polling evidence showing he could still win. Meanwhile, Biden reportedly feels betrayed by his allies, as advisers discuss the details of a possible withdrawal. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi has expressed support for an open nomination process if Biden drops out, favoring Kamala Harris as the potential candidate. Overall, there is a belief among Democrats that a change in the presidential nominee is becoming inevitable.
20. Juli 2024 um 09:00

The Brief – No time for a honeymoon period this summer

European leaders face a packed summer of summits, with key challenges including maintaining EU unity on Ukraine support, addressing Trump 2.0 and US isolationism, reining in Viktor Orbán's controversial diplomacy, and facing rocky EU-China ties under Ursula von der Leyen's hawkish leadership. Von der Leyen is focused on de-risking from Beijing and bolstering ties with Indo-Pacific allies. However, obstacles such as the American presidential election and member states' resistance to economic security strategy may hinder her plans. The EU's most powerful members face political vulnerability, leaving a power void for the European Commission to fill. The appointment of a college of commissioners and the upcoming vote on permanent duties on Chinese-made electric vehicles will shape the EU-China relationship for the next five years. Europe's shift to the right under von der Leyen's re-election consolidates anti-immigration policies and poses challenges for progressive forces.
20. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Trump's Party Conference Speech: Calls for Reconciliation but Strong Criticism of Biden

Donald Trump & Vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance, July 16, 2024
In his party conference speech, former President Donald Trump struck a partly conciliatory tone, urging unity in the US while also launching sharp attacks on President Joe Biden. Trump detailed the assassination attempt he narrowly survived and expressed his desire to be a president for all of America. However, as his speech progressed, he returned to his usual hard rhetoric, criticizing Biden for the damage he claims he has caused to the country. Trump repeated his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him and referred to himself as a victim of a 'witch hunt' regarding ongoing legal proceedings against him. He blamed Biden for inflation, uncontrolled immigration, and international conflicts, including the war in Ukraine, promising to end these crises. Trump also focused on his usual tirade against irregular migration, vowing to build a continuous border wall with Mexico. The speech concluded with Trump's family joining him on stage, including his previously reclusive wife Melania. Meanwhile, as the Republican convention took place, doubts grew within the Democratic Party about Biden's fitness for a second term, with reports suggesting he may consider withdrawing from the presidential race.
20. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Security Breach Uncovered: Trump Shooter Scoped Event Site with Drone

The attempted assassination of former President Trump was orchestrated by Thomas Matthew Crooks, who used a drone to scout the rally site. Crooks, equipped with homemade bombs and an assault rifle, meticulously planned the attack, monitoring the schedules of Trump and other political figures. The alarming security breach raised concerns, prompting a thorough investigation into the incident and the security measures in place. The discovery of the drone in Crooks' car shed light on the premeditated nature of the failed assassination attempt, highlighting serious lapses in security protocols that require immediate attention.
20. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Biden Faces Pressure to Step Aside as Calls for His Resignation Grow

Biden Faces Pressure to Step Aside as Calls for His Resignation Grow
Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, is facing increasing pressure from Democratic lawmakers and donors to drop out of the 2024 race. Polls show that a majority of Democrats believe Vice President Kamala Harris would make a good president and should be nominated instead. Despite this, Biden remains defiant and vows to stay in the race, despite concerns about his age and health. His campaign chair, Jen O'Malley Dillon, acknowledges a decline in support, but Biden is more committed than ever to defeat Trump. Top Democrats, including Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, have expressed concerns behind the scenes. Biden's fundraising is drying up, and there are worries about the chaos that would ensue in the Democratic Party if he were to resign. Over 30 House Democrats and 4 senators have called on Biden to quit, while influential supporters like George Clooney and Michael Moritz want him to make way for Harris. The vice president is holding emergency calls with donors, and some polls show she may be more competitive against Trump. Amidst these pressures, Biden's family has reportedly discussed the possibility of him exiting the campaign.
20. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Phone Call with US Presidential Candidates

Wolodymyr Selenskyj am 19. Juli 2024
In a phone call, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Donald Trump on his nomination and condemned an assassination attempt on him. They arranged a personal meeting where Trump promised to end the war in Ukraine without providing details. NATO is coordinating support for Ukraine from Wiesbaden. However, Trump and his running mate Vance criticized US arms aid for Ukraine, suggesting that it could weaken Kyiv's negotiating position with Moscow. Hungarian Prime Minister Orban revealed Trump's plans for Ukraine after a meeting, while Ukraine expressed gratitude to the US for helping strengthen its ability to resist Russian terror. Zelensky thanked the US, outlined his peace plan for Russian withdrawal and border restoration, but rejected negotiations with Russia as long as their troops remain in Ukraine. Zelensky also attended a UK cabinet meeting, urging strikes inside Russia and calling for Western allies to remove limits on long-range strikes. However, NATO members are divided on allowing Ukraine to use donated weapons for strikes inside Russia. Zelensky's peace plan includes conferences on energy security, food security, prisoner exchange, and repatriation of minors. Russia demands recognition of the occupied provinces. If progress is made, Zelensky plans a second peace summit with Russia. Analysts believe that Russia is reaching its peak capabilities and the situation will improve for Ukraine in the autumn.
19. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Iran Just Weeks Away from Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapon, Warns US

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has warned that Iran is only 'one or two weeks' away from obtaining enough fissile material to produce a nuclear weapon. The withdrawal of the US from the 2015 nuclear deal has accelerated Iran's progress in its nuclear program. Blinken emphasized that although Iran has not yet developed nuclear weapons, the current situation is concerning. The US government is closely monitoring the developments and remains committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Efforts to revive the nuclear agreement have been unsuccessful, with negotiations stalling since the US withdrawal in 2018. The international community, including the US, France, Germany, the UK, Russia, and China, had signed the agreement with Iran to prevent its development of nuclear weapons. The new Iranian president has expressed a desire to revive the agreement. However, Iran's recent actions, including enriching uranium to 60%, suggest a growing capability to produce fissile material. The US continues to prioritize diplomatic solutions to address the Iranian nuclear threat.
19. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Biden Faces Pressure to Drop Out

Former President Donald J. Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination at the party's convention, where he described surviving an assassination attempt and honored a slain firefighter. While initially striking a conciliatory tone, Trump soon attacked his rival, Joe Biden, who is reportedly considering dropping out of the race following a poor debate performance and warnings from prominent Democrats including Pelosi, Jeffries, and Schumer. Opinion polls indicate that Biden is struggling in key swing states, with four out of seven considered out of reach for him. Senator Tester, the 21st Democrat, has even called for Biden to drop out. Meanwhile, Biden is isolating with COVID-19 and facing pressure from senior Democrats to withdraw from the race. Despite these challenges, Biden's campaign manager defends his candidacy and emphasizes the need for him to prove his commitment to winning. Trump's running mate is JD Vance, and his reaction to a shooting was praised by Mark Zuckerberg.
19. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Trump's Promise to End International Crises: Key Messages

In his speech at the Republican Party convention, former US President Donald Trump pledged to end every international crisis if he returned to the White House. He blamed the current government for conflicts around the world and vowed to restore peace, stability, and harmony globally. Trump also expressed his intention to build a missile defense system similar to Israel's Iron Dome. However, he did not provide details on how he would achieve these goals. Trump's remarks have raised questions about his strategy and the potential consequences. Critics argue that his violent rhetoric and populist approach could undermine the democratic process and create divisions within the US. They emphasize the importance of saving the American institution and restoring social and intellectual peace. Furthermore, Trump's statements have sparked concerns among smaller states and allies who fear being sacrificed for a grand bargain with China and Russia. This could lead to chaos and prompt countries to seek their own deals, potentially destabilizing regions like Asia. The situation in Taiwan exemplifies the complex dynamics at play, where fears of abandonment by the US have prompted some to consider direct deals with China. Overall, Trump's promises to end international crises have elicited both support and skepticism, highlighting the need for careful diplomacy and a focus on global security.
19. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Ryan Selkis Steps Down Amidst Social Media Controversy

Following a series of inflammatory tweets, Ryan Selkis, CEO of Messari, resigned after sparking outrage for his political statements and discriminatory posts. The $300M crypto data platform urged Selkis to 'cool it' following his remarks on various issues, prompting his decision to step down. Eric Turner, Messari's CRO, will take over as interim CEO while Selkis shifts focus to crypto policy matters. This move comes as Selkis faced criticism for his contentious social media presence, signaling a transition within the company's leadership. Selkis plans to remain involved with Messari as a senior advisor, leaving behind a 6.5-year legacy at the forefront of blockchain research.
19. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Trump's RNC Speech: Unity, Violence, and Omissions

Donald Trump & Vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance, July 16, 2024
Donald Trump delivers his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention, emphasizing unity after surviving an assassination attempt. The event showcases figures like wrestler Hulk Hogan and UFC president Dana White. Trump tactfully avoids mentioning Joe Biden and Kamala Harris by name. The absence of discussion around abortion, once a central issue for the party, reflects the GOP's recent uncertainty. Democrats cautiously find optimism in Trump's emotional recounting of the assassination attempt. Teamsters leader Sean O'Brien delivers a divisive speech, praising Trump while criticizing greedy corporations. The convention features felons like Trump, Manafort, Stone, Navarro, Blagojevich, and Bannon, highlighting the irony of the 'party of law and order.'
19. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Biden's Future Uncertain as Pressure Mounts for Him to Withdraw

Biden's Future Uncertain as Pressure Mounts for Him to Withdraw
Speculation is growing that President Biden may withdraw from the race, as calls for his resignation increase among Democrats. Biden is recovering from COVID-19 and feeling 'betrayed' by his allies. While his campaign insists he will stay in the race, there has been a decline in support and growing doubts about his ability to defeat Trump. Several Democratic officials have urged Biden to step aside, and there are reports that he is considering his options. Kamala Harris is being touted as a potential replacement nominee. The Democratic National Committee is pushing ahead with plans to nominate a candidate, and the timetable for a possible withdrawal is tightening. Biden's declining poll numbers, the drop in donations, and the desertions in Congress are all contributing to the pressure. While Biden insists he can win, there is a sense among some that 'it's game over' for his campaign. As the speculation continues, the focus now shifts to whether Biden will make the decision to withdraw and who could potentially take his place as the Democratic Party's nominee.
19. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Bitcoin Surges Amid Political Developments and Price Predictions

Bitcoin Surges Amid Political Developments and Price Predictions
Bitcoin soars as Trump's election odds rise, hitting $62,508. Positive impact expected from his pro-crypto stance. Meanwhile, crypto ETFs attract $1.35 billion, reflecting improved sentiment due to lower CPI. In a bullish turn, Bitcoin climbs to $66.7K amidst a global tech outage, led by Solana. Speculation on Biden's withdrawal causes market dip, with Bitcoin and Ether falling but Solana rising. A report predicts Bitcoin may reach $1 million by 2033, driven by ETF launches, institutional adoption, and supply-demand effects of halving events.
19. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Elon Musk's Support for Trump and Political Involvement Contrasts with Other Tech CEOs

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has endorsed Trump's running mate JD Vance and pledged $45m/month to a pro-Trump PAC. Unlike tech leaders like Zuckerberg and Dorsey, who have avoided political endorsements, Musk has become increasingly vocal in his support for conservative causes. He has reinstated banned accounts and promoted right-wing narratives on his platform X, even after the assassination attempt on Trump. Musk's endorsements reflect his business interests, including government subsidies and access to resources like lithium. He has also endorsed other candidates and promoted conspiracy theories. In contrast, CEOs of YouTube, Snap, and TikTok have largely avoided political involvement. The Washington Post found that Twitter previously throttled traffic to sites critical of Musk, while a Pew Research poll showed the platform becoming more popular among conservatives. Additionally, JD Vance's path to becoming Trump's VP pick involved ties with Silicon Valley investors, including Peter Thiel, and significant financial support from tech elites.
19. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Trump's Attendance at Bitcoin Conference Signals Shift in Crypto Stance

Former President Donald Trump's announcement to attend the upcoming Bitcoin Conference in Nashville has surprised the crypto community and has implications for the Biden campaign and the broader crypto industry. This move reflects a growing trend within the Republican party, which has embraced bitcoin and could pressure the Biden administration to reassess its position. The conference is expected to have increased security measures due to the recent attempt on Trump's life, and it will feature prominent politicians as speakers, highlighting the industry's political influence. The political landscape in the United States has shifted towards cryptocurrency, with both parties recognizing its importance and vying for support from the crypto industry. Trump's pro-crypto stance puts pressure on President Biden to adapt, as the Republican party positions itself as the pro-crypto party. The event will also include a fundraiser for Trump's presidential campaign, further solidifying the intersection of politics and crypto.
19. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Stock Market Today: Central Topic Summary

The stock market today is influenced by several key factors such as Trump bets and Fed rate cut hopes, tech slumps on Trump Taiwan and Biden tariff risks, global IT outage concerns, and the political risks surrounding the upcoming presidential election. Investors are closely monitoring earnings reports, inflation data, and the possibility of Fed rate cuts. They are also shifting allocations to defensive sectors amid concerns over economic slowdown and labor market cooling. The market is experiencing a tech rally fade, with small-cap stocks rallying but potentially tempered by signs of economic slowdown. The attempted assassination of Trump and the possibility of a one-party election sweep add to the political risks. Overall, the market remains focused on economic factors such as potential rate cuts and corporate earnings, showing little concern for the political landscape.
19. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Trump Vows High Tariffs on China-Made Cars

In his acceptance speech as the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump pledged to impose high tariffs on car imports, including those from China, with the aim of revitalizing the US auto manufacturing industry. While he did not repeat his previous promise to impose 60% tariffs on Chinese goods, Trump maintained a tough stance on trade with China. He criticized President Joe Biden's support for electric vehicles, calling them 'green new scams.' Experts suggest that Trump's targeting of specific industries, such as EVs, may have limited impact on China, as the US is a small market for Chinese electric car manufacturers. However, there may still be room for the US and China to address their trade disputes and potentially revive the 2020 Phase 1 trade agreement requiring China to buy an additional $200 billion of American goods and services.
19. Juli 2024 um 13:28

Trump's GOP Convention Speech Mixes Unity and Controversy

Donald Trump & Vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance, July 16, 2024
In his speech accepting the GOP nomination, Donald Trump called for unity while launching attacks on his Democratic opponents. The Republican convention featured speakers with conflicting messages, including Vance, Haley, and DeSantis. Trump avoided discussing the 2020 election but criticized the 'fake documents case'. Despite controversies surrounding Trump, including an assassination attempt, criminal indictments, and impeachment, convention speakers attempted to paint a softer image of him. Republicans appear confident heading into the election, while Biden's campaign faces uncertainty. Trump's speech, following an assassination attempt on him, aimed to portray him as a unifier. However, he deviated from the script and criticized Biden, blaming him for inflation, uncontrolled immigration, and the conflict in Ukraine. Trump also promised to end international crises and secure an 'incredible victory' in the election. The Republican convention omitted Trump's election lies at the main stage to avoid extreme positions, but right-wing activists in media row continued to discuss conspiracy theories. The party's strategy to appeal to a wider audience included featuring a diverse lineup of speakers, including Black and brown individuals, to counter accusations of racism. However, Trump's history of anti-Black and xenophobic policies raises questions about the authenticity of these efforts. Undecided voters, like Arnel Ramos, were not swayed by Trump's speech and remained uncertain about their choice in the election.
19. Juli 2024 um 13:28

US Election Campaign Live Ticker: Trump accuses Biden of more damage than the 'ten worst presidents'

US Election Campaign Live Ticker: Trump accuses Biden of more damage than the 'ten worst presidents'
In his nomination speech, Donald Trump accused Joe Biden of causing more damage to the country than the 'ten worst presidents' in history. He claimed that the damage caused by Biden is unimaginable. However, fact-checkers have pointed out that Trump made over 20 false claims in his speech, including accusations of electoral fraud and record inflation. Trump also avoided addressing the issue of Taiwan in his speech, raising concerns about his administration's stance on the country. Despite these false claims and omissions, Trump's speech was met with applause from his supporters. Meanwhile, there is growing speculation about Joe Biden's candidacy, with some suggesting that he may withdraw from the race due to his recent positive COVID-19 test and declining poll numbers. Biden's withdrawal would have significant implications for the election, and the Democratic Party may need to quickly find a new candidate. Overall, the election campaign continues to be filled with misinformation and exaggerations from both sides.
19. Juli 2024 um 13:28

Biden's Political World in Turmoil as Allies Call for Him to Step Aside

Biden's Political World in Turmoil as Allies Call for Him to Step Aside
President Biden's political world is in turmoil as major donations have fallen off and grassroots fundraising is not keeping up. Allies are increasingly calling for him to step aside, concerned that his continued presence may risk the Democrats' control of Congress. The campaign is now expecting only 25% of the big donor money that was originally projected. Biden's recent positive Covid test and subsequent retreat to his vacation home have created a sharp contrast with former President Trump's appearance at the RNC. The public call from Schiff for Biden to abandon his nomination, along with other Democratic leaders expressing dire concerns, has put pressure on Biden. Despite publicly insisting that he's not going anywhere, Biden has shown openness to the idea of stepping aside. His stumbles, such as mixing up names and losing his train of thought, have added to the lack of excitement surrounding his campaign. Allies close to Biden suggest that he may indeed drop out, and there are rumors that he may endorse Kamala Harris as his replacement. The uncertainty surrounding Biden's future has created a sense of instability in American politics, with questions about who will be the Democratic nominee if he does indeed step aside.
19. Juli 2024 um 08:06

Key Takeaways from Trump's Speech at the Republican National Convention

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination and addressed divisive rhetoric, world crises, and election fraud claims. He highlighted his survival of an assassination attempt and portrayed himself as messianic. Trump discussed undocumented immigration, lower crime rates, and linked a Hamas attack to Biden's Iran policy. He criticized Biden's handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Russia-Ukraine war. Trump emphasized his decision to leave his business to serve and referred to Nancy Pelosi as 'crazy'. He also emphasized his caring and family-oriented side. Despite efforts to portray him as inclusive, Trump's speech quickly turned into divisive rhetoric and attacks on Democrats. The speech focused on familiar us-versus-them themes, which may not win over undecided voters. Trump's speech also included baseless claims of election fraud and attacks on Democrats. He pledged to unite the country but devolved into attacking his political enemies and promising retribution. Overall, Trump's speech highlighted his determination and his belief that he is the one 'saving democracy' for the people, not the Democrats.
19. Juli 2024 um 08:06

Biden Faces Mounting Pressure to Withdraw from 2024 Race

Biden Faces Mounting Pressure to Withdraw from 2024 Race
Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to drop out of the 2024 presidential race due to poor polling, concerns about his electability, and his age and fitness. Allies such as Obama, Schumer, and Jeffries have expressed doubts about his chances. Pelosi has shared data showing Biden losing to Trump. Biden's recent positive COVID-19 test has further fueled discussions about his withdrawal. The Democratic Party is attempting to fast-track Biden's nomination through a virtual roll call. Discussions about his potential withdrawal are ongoing on Capitol Hill. Biden's doctor has confirmed that he is experiencing mild COVID symptoms, but his vital signs are normal. The decision for Biden to withdraw could have significant implications for the Democratic Party and the upcoming election.
19. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Donald Trump's Keynote Speech at the Republican National Convention

Donald Trump & Vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance, July 16, 2024
Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, closes the national convention with his keynote speech. He is expected to present a more moderate image after suffering an attack. The event features figures such as wrestler Hulk Hogan and UFC president Dana White. Trump will avoid mentioning Joe Biden and Kamala Harris by name. The speech is taking place at the Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Donald Trump will give his speech on the final day of the Republican national convention. JD Vance, junior senator of Ohio, has formally accepted the Republican VP nomination. Prior to Trump's speech, his son Eric is expected to speak. Tucker Carlson, a Fox News star, fired up the convention crowd with an unscripted monologue. He made thinly veiled cracks about President Biden's age and praised former President Trump. The convention puts emphasis on Trump's physical vigor, featuring Kid Rock, Hulk Hogan, and the UFC CEO. Former President Trump aligns with Republicans on immigration, emphasizing border security.
19. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Trump accepts GOP nomination amidst Biden's contemplation of dropping out

President Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination, recounting his survival of an assassination attempt and paying tribute to a fallen firefighter. While he initially struck a conciliatory tone, he later attacked his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Reports suggest that Biden is considering dropping out of the race following a poor debate performance and warnings from prominent Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that he cannot win. Trump's entrance at the convention was theatrical, featuring his wife Melania and running mate J.D. Vance. His campaign claims competitiveness in Democratic-leaning states, while polls indicate that Biden is struggling in four out of seven competitive states. Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, has called for Biden to withdraw from the race. Meanwhile, Biden's campaign has been plagued by concerns about his age, debate performance, and declining poll numbers, with some Democrats privately pressuring him to step aside. Despite these challenges, Biden has insisted that he is committed to continuing his candidacy.
19. Juli 2024 um 05:50

US Stocks Tumble as Tech Share Rebound Falters

US Stocks Tumble as Tech Share Rebound Falters
US stocks experienced a significant downturn as the rebound in tech shares faltered. The decline was driven by new trade tensions with China, which caused major indexes to fall, with the energy sector being the only one to advance. The Dow Jones index led the decline, as volatility increased. In Europe, equity markets were mixed, while the European Central Bank kept key rates steady. President Biden announced plans to target companies supplying China with semiconductor technology, putting pressure on Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Taiwan's TSMC. Additionally, speculation about former President Trump's potential 2024 presidential run added to election anxiety. The tech sell-off also impacted Asian markets, with Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, and Japan all experiencing declines. Despite the overall market decline, Nvidia, AMD, and other chip stocks attempted a rebound after the sell-off. Intel, in particular, saw gains due to its expanding chip fabrication business and the potential for increased domestic chip manufacturing capabilities in the US and Western allies.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Hunter Biden Seeks Dismissal of Criminal Cases Using Trump Special Counsel Ruling

Hunter Biden, son of President Biden, is attempting to have his criminal convictions on gun charges and tax evasion dismissed by arguing that the special counsel prosecuting him was unlawfully appointed, mirroring a ruling in the Trump classified documents case. Hunter Biden's lawyers contend that the special counsel appointments violate the Appointments Clause and reference a recent Supreme Court opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas. Despite prosecutors' confidence in rejecting the request, Hunter Biden faces a trial in LA on tax charges related to his past addiction, with a potential sentence of up to 25 years, but likely a lighter punishment under guidelines.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Biden's Political World in Turmoil

Biden's Political World in Turmoil
President Biden's political world is collapsing as major donations have fallen off and grassroots fundraising struggles to keep up. Allies are calling for him to step aside, concerned that his campaign risks taking down control of Congress. The campaign expects only 25% of the big donor money originally projected. Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and has retreated to his vacation home, in stark contrast to former President Trump's appearance at the RNC. Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, have expressed concerns and some have brought dire warnings to Biden. Despite his public insistence that he's not going anywhere, Biden has shown openness to the idea of stepping aside. His campaign has been marked by stumbles, such as mixing up names and losing his train of thought, and lacks excitement. The future of Biden's re-election bid remains uncertain, and many are speculating that he may have to leave the race.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Republican convention focuses on foreign policy as JD Vance prepares for speech

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - 16. JULI: Der Mehrheitsführer im Repräsentantenhaus Steve Scalise, der republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat und ehemalige US-Präsident Donald Trump und der republikanische Vizepräsidentschaftskandidat, US-Senator J.D. Vance
The Republican National Convention (RNC) has centered around the theme of 'Make America Strong' with a focus on foreign policy, including US aid to Ukraine. JD Vance, formerly a Trump critic, is set to speak at the RNC as Trump's VP pick. The convention has featured endorsements from Trump's former opponents, including Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis. President Biden is also addressing Latino advocates in Las Vegas, while the White House reaffirms its support for transgender minors' surgeries. In other news, a former White House official has been accused of being a South Korea agent. The RNC theme of 'Make America Strong' highlights divisions on Ukraine aid and provides an opportunity for attacking Biden on Afghanistan and the Israel-Gaza conflict. Trump, in his first speech since an assassination attempt, is expected to discuss his plans for a second term in office.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Chip Stocks Plummet on Trade Fears and Taiwan Comments

Chip stocks experienced a significant decline, losing $480 billion in value due to concerns over China trade tensions and recent comments made by former President Trump regarding Taiwan. The US is considering tightening export restrictions on advanced semiconductor technology to China, which has contributed to the decline in chip stocks. Major companies such as ASML Holding, Nvidia, AMD, Qualcomm, Micron, Broadcom, and Arm saw their stocks drop by 5-11%. However, some US manufacturers like Intel, GlobalFoundries, and Texas Instruments benefited from the situation. The world's largest contract chipmaker, TSMC, also experienced a 6% fall in stock price due to Trump's Taiwan defense comments. Overall, the chip industry is facing increased uncertainty and potential restrictions that could impact global markets. Investors are closely monitoring the situation and its potential impact on the stock market and semiconductor sector.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Elon Musk's Support for Trump and Its Impact on Tesla

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has endorsed Donald Trump and may fund a pro-Trump super PAC to help his re-election campaign. While Musk's policies could benefit his companies, they also align with his ideology on issues like AI regulation. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump discussed offering Musk an advisory role if re-elected, and Musk has sued OpenAI and Microsoft over AI safety concerns. Despite facing potential negative consequences, including federal investigations and a decrease in potential customers due to his political affiliations, Musk's support for Trump could be a strategic move to secure his position in the US market and gain support from a different group of buyers. The image of Musk himself may not significantly impact Tesla's sales, as consumers prioritize quality and technological advancements over the CEO's political views. Ultimately, the success of Tesla will depend on factors such as technological innovation and competition in the electric vehicle market.
18. Juli 2024 um 23:55

JD Vance's Divisive Speeches Shake Political Arena

JD Vance, the GOP VP nominee, captivates audiences with personal anecdotes and sharp critiques of the opposing Democrats, painting them as out-of-touch elites. Kamala Harris swiftly fires back, labeling Vance's policies extreme and divisive, warning they could harm the middle class and vital government programs. Trump's backing of Vance as his running mate sets the stage for a fierce political battle. Vance's stances on the auto industry and EV policies also draw significant attention, raising concerns in the electric vehicle sector.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

The Inflationary Threat of Trump and Other Factors Inform ECB's Decision to Keep Rates Unchanged

At the July meeting, the ECB kept interest rates unchanged, signaling uncertainties in reducing inflation. The ECB President, Christine Lagarde, did not provide any hints about the next move, despite market expectations of a rate cut in September. The central bank remains concerned about the inflationary threat posed by Donald Trump's trade policy and the high services sector inflation in the euro area. Lagarde expressed confidence that wage costs will decline in the future, but not until 2025-2026. The ECB will closely monitor wage costs, prices, and productivity in determining the continuity of rate cuts. The central bank also highlighted potential risks to inflation from geopolitical tensions and a global economic downturn. The market still expects a rate cut in September, with a 75% probability. In the US, former Federal Reserve President, Mester, predicts rate cuts if inflation continues to cool, emphasizing the impact of high inflation on lower-income Americans. The timing of rate cuts will depend on factors such as retail sales, inflation, and labor data.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

The Impact of Crypto in US Politics

Trump gibt die Wahl von Senator J.D. Vance zum Vizepräsidenten bekannt
Cryptocurrency has become a central topic in US politics, with key players taking stances on its regulation and potential benefits. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin warns against supporting 'pro-crypto' candidates without scrutinizing their broader policies, while Charles Hoskinson advocates for single-issue voting for crypto-friendly candidates. The crypto industry has become a key factor in the 2024 US presidential election, with Ripple backing a candidate in a senate race against Elizabeth Warren and nearly half of American voters planning to invest in crypto. Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are vying for the support of the crypto industry, with Trump promising to end what he calls Biden's 'war on crypto'. Tech billionaires like Elon Musk and the Winklevoss twins are endorsing Trump to deregulate crypto. The need for clear crypto regulations is emphasized, as well as the importance of holding elected officials accountable and supporting pro-crypto candidates.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Cult of the Leader in Milwaukee: The Republican Party is Now Trump's Party

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - 16. JULI: Der Mehrheitsführer im Repräsentantenhaus Steve Scalise, der republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat und ehemalige US-Präsident Donald Trump und der republikanische Vizepräsidentschaftskandidat, US-Senator J.D. Vance
The Republican convention in Milwaukee is a coronation of Donald Trump, who has molded the party to his whim. Despite facing multiple criminal cases, including the dismissal of the Mar-a-Lago papers case, Trump is poised to be the Republican nominee. The party's focus is on worshipping him as a martyr and mythical figure. Trump dictated a new party platform that slashed the document by nearly three-quarters and softened language on abortion and removed references to gay conversion therapy. Melania Trump is absent from the convention, fueling rumors about the state of the Trumps' marriage. The 2024 race pits a weakened Biden against a rallying Trump, with Trump Jr. invoking Teddy Roosevelt's shooting in 1912. The final night of the convention will feature Donald Trump formally accepting the party's presidential nomination, along with other Republican leaders and former Trump administration officials.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Trump's Vice Presidential Candidate Vance Focuses on the Working Class

Trump gibt die Wahl von Senator J.D. Vance zum Vizepräsidenten bekannt
J.D. Vance, Donald Trump's designated vice presidential candidate, is set to present himself as a fighter for the working class at the Republican convention. Vance, who emphasizes his humble origins and criticizes the Democrats' trade and economic policies, aims to address the working and middle classes in swing states. Meanwhile, Trump's former economic adviser Peter Navarro receives a warm welcome at the convention after his prison release, launching an attack against President Joe Biden. The Ukraine war becomes a topic of discussion, with the German government's transatlantic coordinator highlighting its importance to US interests. Former ambassador Richard Grenell advocates for an 'America first' foreign policy, while Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer allegedly advises Biden not to run for re-election. Biden himself tests positive for COVID-19, and the Kremlin welcomes Vance's stance on Ukraine. The economic plans of the Republican Party focus on tax cuts for companies, drawing support from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Stock Market Volatility: Tech Stocks Sink as Nasdaq Plunges 2.7%

Stock Market Volatility: Tech Stocks Sink as Nasdaq Plunges 2.7%
In a tumultuous day for the stock market, the Nasdaq suffered its worst decline since 2022, sinking 2.7%. The S&P 500 also fell 1.3%, while the Dow Jones reached a record high. Tech stocks, including Nvidia, took a hit, contributing to the overall market drop. Concerns over US-China relations and potential restrictions on Chinese chip access added to the uncertainty. Meanwhile, TSMC's strong earnings provided a glimmer of hope, signaling a potential AI boom. Other factors impacting the market include Netflix's earnings report, Republican nominee Trump's statements, and President Biden's COVID-19 diagnosis. As the market reacts to these developments, investors are closely watching for any signs of a recovery and keeping an eye on upcoming earnings reports from major tech giants. Overall, the stock market's volatility and the shifting performance of big tech firms are raising concerns and creating a challenging environment for investors.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

USA: Barack Obama Loses Confidence in Joe Biden

USA: Barack Obama Loses Confidence in Joe Biden
Former President Obama, along with top politicians Pelosi, Schiff, Jeffries, and Schumer, are questioning Joe Biden's candidacy. Biden has faced criticism after a weak TV debate against Trump and testing positive for COVID-19. He has withdrawn to his private home in Delaware with mild symptoms, belonging to the risk group. There are doubts about Biden's chances of winning the election, and Democrats are calling for his withdrawal. Obama wants to protect Biden's legacy and has spoken with Pelosi about it. The decision about Biden's candidacy lies with him, but Biden is still expressing his ambitions. Public opinion polls show that nearly two-thirds of Democrats believe Biden should withdraw from the race, and only 30% are confident in his ability to serve as president. The events have created a sense of two campaigns heading in opposite directions, with Trump appearing strong at the Republican Party convention. Biden's health issues have also come under scrutiny, with him suggesting that he would consider dropping out if new health problems emerge. Even Biden's allies are struggling to defend him, with Senator Bernie Sanders admitting that Biden has trouble completing sentences. The situation has put Biden's campaign in chaos while Trump's campaign is on the rise.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Trump's Resurrection and the Cult of Personality

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has transformed his image into that of a martyred messiah for his supporters. The shooting has sanctified him and brought forth a new gospel among his followers. To them, Trump is now a martyr, resurrected and the second coming all at once. His survival is seen as a miracle and divine intervention, solidifying his position as the chosen one. Trump's supporters, including prominent Republicans and evangelical figures, proclaim the new gospel and attribute his survival to God's protection. The shooting has also raised questions about the performance of the Secret Service and the local law enforcement. Conspiracy theories have emerged, with some supporters claiming a Democratic plot and others questioning if Trump staged the attack himself. The incident highlights the high rates of violence and political tensions in the US, and the increasing influence of misinformation in shaping political narratives.
18. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Bitcoin Rally Amid Trump's Election Odds Surge

Bitcoin Rally Amid Trump's Election Odds Surge
Bitcoin surged to $62,508, up 8.6%, following an increase in Trump's election odds post-assassination attempt. The crypto market anticipates a positive impact from Trump's pro-crypto stance. Crypto ETFs attracted over $1.35 billion, reflecting a sentiment shift due to lower CPI. Despite struggles around $65K, experts predict a potential stall in the crypto rally amidst a stock market sell-off. A report forecasts bitcoin hitting $1 million by 2033, attributing this surge to factors like ETF launches and institutional adoption. Bitcoin continues to battle the $65,000 resistance, with analysts relying on technical tools for bullish projections. Additionally, crypto gamblers have wagered over $7 million on Biden exiting the 2024 presidential race. Despite tech stock declines, crypto markets remain stable, with Bitcoin at $64,800 and Ether at $3,465.
18. Juli 2024 um 14:59

US Gov't Investigating Secret Service Security Plan after Trump Shooting

The US Homeland Security inspector general is investigating the Secret Service's security plan for a Trump rally shooting, as questions swirl over lapses. The Secret Service chief and local authorities dispute responsibility, with the suspected gunman, Thomas Matthew Crooks, seen before the attack. House Oversight chairman Congressman James Comer demanded answers, while Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and US President Joe Biden have all taken action in response to the security failures. The Secret Service, led by director Kimberly Cheatle, condemned rightwing criticism of female agents' performance during the incident. Thomas Crooks' interests were revealed, but his motive remains unclear. Lawmakers were informed that Crooks searched for information on major depression disorder. Two phones belonging to Crooks were found at the rally site.
18. Juli 2024 um 14:59

European Parliament's Condemnation of Viktor Orbán's Visit to Moscow

Vladimir Putin & Viktor Orban, 5. Juli 2024
The European Parliament has condemned Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's visit to Moscow, calling for retaliatory measures. The resolution criticizes Hungary for blocking aid to Ukraine and expresses support for Ukraine. The condemnation has faced opposition from far-right parties such as Reagrupamiento Nacional and the European Conservatives and Reformists. Other parties, including Socialists and Democrats, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians, and Podemos, also oppose Orbán's actions. The resolution mentions various political figures, including Giorgia Meloni, the President of the European Council Charles Michel, and Ursula von der Leyen. Furthermore, the Patriots for Europe group, which includes Vox, and the Maltese Social Democrats voted against the resolution. In response to Orbán's actions, the European Commission has boycotted meetings organized by the Hungarian presidency. Orban's visit has also been criticized by Ukrainian President Zelenskiy at a leaders' meeting in the UK, where he accused Orbán of betraying Europe and called for unity among leaders.
18. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Prominent US Democrat Adam Schiff Calls on Biden to Forgo Candidacy

Prominent US Democrat Adam Schiff Calls on Biden to Forgo Candidacy
Adam Schiff, a prominent Democratic representative, has called on US President Joe Biden to forgo his candidacy for a second term. Schiff expressed serious doubts about Biden's ability to defeat his Republican opponent, Donald Trump, and urged him to pass on the torch. The plan to fast-track Biden's nomination through an online vote has faced increasing criticism within the Democratic Party. Schiff praised Biden's merits and acknowledged him as one of the most important presidents in the nation's history, but emphasized the need for him to step aside and preserve his legacy. Despite concerns within the party about Biden's age and health, he has insisted on remaining the candidate. However, around 20 Democratic congress members and one senator have called for his withdrawal. The Democratic Party aims to hold the online vote before August 1st, but critics argue against rushing the process. A significant majority of Democrats want Biden to step aside, according to a recent poll by the Associated Press and NORC.
18. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Donald Trump's Vice J.D. Vance Gives Convention Speech

J.D. Vance, Donald Trump's vice, delivered a speech at the Republican convention, positioning himself as an alternative to the 'woke' America. He shared his tough childhood experiences and presented himself as a hardliner. Donald Trump Jr. played a prominent role in supporting Vance's national debut and solidifying his own political influence. Trump Jr., a top conservative influencer, did not serve in the first Trump White House and has stated that he will not join a second. On the final day of the Republican convention, Donald Trump himself is expected to give a speech, while Eric Trump is also scheduled to speak. The Republican Party is attempting to redefine Trump as a compassionate unifier despite his polarizing political influence. Trump's granddaughter, Kai Trump, also spoke at the convention, portraying him as a loving and tolerant grandfather. The Trump team used family appearances and emotional performances to rehabilitate Trump's image. Usha Vance, wife of J.D. Vance, has departed from the typical Trump women's aesthetic, emphasizing a different style and image.
18. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Chip Stocks Tumble on Fears of Tighter US Curbs on Sales to China

Reports of looming US export restrictions to China cause chip stocks to plummet, impacting ASML, Nvidia, AMD, Qualcomm, Arm, and TSMC. US chipmakers see a decline in sales to China, while generative AI and hardware drive market rallies. ASML beats Q2 estimates despite the sell-off. TSMC remains dominant in advanced chips for AI, smartphones, and fighter jets. Concerns over potential conflict escalate with Trump's Taiwan comments. Tech stocks make a small comeback after Nasdaq's worst day in 2022, boosted by TSMC's positive results. TSMC's strong earnings and raised 2024 outlook signal confidence in the AI boom. Investors closely watch the US presidential race, with Trump and Biden facing key campaign points and potential impacts on the market. TSMC beats Q2 estimates and raises Q3 guidance, with strong demand for advanced technologies. The company plans to increase capital expenditures, benefiting semiconductor equipment makers like ASML. AI investments contribute to TSMC's earnings surpassing smartphone chip revenue for the first time.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Inside the Republican National Convention: Trump, Don Jr, and Maga Mania

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - 16. JULI: Der Mehrheitsführer im Repräsentantenhaus Steve Scalise, der republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat und ehemalige US-Präsident Donald Trump und der republikanische Vizepräsidentschaftskandidat, US-Senator J.D. Vance
The Republican National Convention is set to commence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Donald Trump poised to secure the party's presidential nomination. The event will showcase a lineup of speakers, activities, and demonstrations, all revolving around Trump's 'Make America Great Again' theme. Donald Trump Jr. is slated to deliver a speech on Wednesday evening, introducing the vice-presidential nominee. Trump is expected to close the convention by officially accepting the nomination and outlining his political agenda, emphasizing unity over attacks on President Joe Biden. Republican delegates are showing solidarity with Trump by wearing bandages on their right ears, symbolizing support after a bullet grazed Trump's ear. Former Trump critics, like Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio, are now endorsing him, marking a shift within the party towards Trump's ideology. This rebranding of the GOP under Trump's leadership demands loyalty, with converts embracing him for various reasons, from practical to ethical. Despite the party's transformation, Republicans see an opportunity to compete in traditionally Democratic-leaning states, with the convention's host enjoying a light-hearted moment before the event.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Pressure Mounts on Biden as Democratic Leaders Urge Him to Withdraw from 2024 Election

Pressure Mounts on Biden as Democratic Leaders Urge Him to Withdraw from 2024 Election
Democratic leaders Schumer, Pelosi, and Jeffries, along with other prominent Democrats, are calling on Biden to drop out of the 2024 race due to concerns about his electability. Polls show that many Democrats want a new nominee, indicating a growing rift within the party. Biden's recent positive COVID-19 test has further raised questions about his viability as a candidate. Despite the pressure, Biden has thus far rejected calls to withdraw. The party faces the dilemma of risking a contested convention or potentially losing down-ballot races and endangering democracy itself by keeping Biden as the nominee. While potential successors like Harris lack authority, a surprise candidate could emerge. Biden's age and health concerns have not been quelled, and even some of his Democratic allies have expressed doubts. The situation is further complicated by the ongoing Democratic power struggle and the party's plan to nominate Biden early despite internal protests.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Biden Tests Positive for COVID, Cancels Las Vegas Campaign Event

Biden Tests Positive for COVID, Cancels Las Vegas Campaign Event
US President Joe Biden, 81, has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms after attending a campaign event in Las Vegas. He will self-isolate at his Delaware home and continue his duties. Biden's health and fitness as a candidate have been debated, particularly after his poor performance in a televised debate with Donald Trump. Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, have urged Biden to withdraw from the race. Polls show that many Democrats want a new nominee. Meanwhile, Biden's doctor has confirmed the positive test and symptoms. This news comes as the White House faces pressure over its handling of the attempted assassination of Trump in Pennsylvania, with reports of Iranian threats against the former president. In addition, the Kremlin has welcomed the Ukraine-related positions expressed by Republican vice presidential candidate JD Vance. These headlines highlight the growing uncertainty and challenges in the US presidential campaign, with implications for both domestic and international affairs.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

J.D. Vance Accepts Nomination as US Vice Presidential Candidate and Calls for a 'New Path'

Trump gibt die Wahl von Senator J.D. Vance zum Vizepräsidenten bekannt
J.D. Vance, the Republican vice presidential nominee, formally accepted his nomination and urged voters to choose a 'new path'. In his speech at the Republican convention in Milwaukee, Vance emphasized his background in Middletown, Ohio, and his commitment to fighting for the interests of the working class. He shared anecdotes about his grandmother and his mother's struggles with addiction. Vance's autobiographical book, 'Hillbilly Elegy', struck a chord with many as it provided an explanation for the white working class's support for Donald Trump. He also praised Trump's leadership and called for policies that prioritize American workers and protect national security. Vance's selection as Trump's running mate has generated mixed reactions, with some hopeful that he will bring positive change and others concerned about his lack of political experience and ties to the Trump administration. The upcoming election will be crucial for Vance and Trump to sway voters in battleground states and secure another term in office.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Peter Navarro's Release from Prison and Speech at the RNC

Peter Navarro, former Trump trade adviser, was released from prison after being held in contempt for his involvement in pressuring Pence and delaying the certification of Biden's victory. He spoke at the Republican National Convention, delivering a fiery speech that dehumanized undocumented immigrants and portrayed his sentence as martyrdom. Navarro was closely involved with Trump's attempts to remain in power and received a minute-long ovation from the crowd of delegates. Despite his release, Navarro continued to criticize the Democratic Party and the January 6 committee, refusing to betray Trump. He also expressed grievances against the justice department for separating him from his family, vowing that the American people will hold them accountable. Navarro's role in developing Trump's protectionist policies and managing COVID-19 supply chains, as well as his outspoken criticism of China, highlights his influence as an economist. His presence at the RNC underscores the ongoing support for Trump and the impact of his controversial policies.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

US Allies Reassess China Strategy Amid Rising Odds of Trump Re-Election

The attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump has raised concerns among US allies in Europe and Asia about the potential implications of a Trump re-election. Allies are likely to reassess their approach towards China, with some potentially recalibrating their strategies. In Europe, there is concern that a Trump victory could lead to increased pressure on NATO and a more transactional approach to foreign policy. Japan and South Korea are also preparing for the possibility of a Trump re-election, with concerns over increased demands on defence spending. The Philippines, which has deepened ties with the US amid tensions with China in the South China Sea, is also considering the impacts of a Trump victory. Allies may seek to enhance economic standing and pursue a more conciliatory approach towards China to mitigate potential pressures from a new Trump administration.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

UK Wage Growth Slows, Global Chip Stocks Fall Amid Growing Tensions

UK wage growth slowed, but economists expect a rate cut from the Bank of England. Global chip stocks tumbled due to tighter US export restrictions. Tech-heavy markets like Nasdaq and S&P 500 fell in response. Investors reacted to Trump's comments on Taiwan, causing a slump in semiconductor stocks. Concerns about US policy on Taiwan and enhanced tariffs on China-made goods are growing. Hong Kong and other major Asian markets also declined. The Nasdaq suffered its worst loss since 2022, with chip stocks leading the decline. UK jobs market cooled as wage growth slowed, but unemployment remained steady. Real wage growth reached its highest in over 2.5 years. The Bank of England is considering interest rate cuts. Tech-led stock losses are expected to continue in Europe. TSMC is set to report strong profit despite pressure from Trump's comments.
18. Juli 2024 um 09:00

Biden's COVID-19 Diagnosis: A Look at the Mild Symptoms and Concerns

US President Joe Biden, aged 81, tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms and opting for self-isolation. With a history of infection two years ago and his age posing a risk, concerns arise over his health amidst discussions prior to the November election. Biden's treatment with Paxlovid and potential relapse are in focus, prompting calls for caution in his political activities. Despite his vaccination history and immunity from prior exposure, questions linger over the impact of age on the severity of the illness, as highlighted by previous cases involving other political figures.
18. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Democratic Leaders Urge Biden to End Reelection Bid Amid Concerns

Democratic Leaders Urge Biden to End Reelection Bid Amid Concerns
Democratic leaders including Schumer, Jeffries, and Schiff have expressed concerns about Biden's ability to secure reelection. Following a lackluster debate performance against Trump, Schiff and others have called on Biden to step aside, citing worries about his age and cognitive abilities. The rift within the Democratic party deepens as prominent figures urge Biden to pass the torch and avoid a second Trump presidency. Despite the calls for withdrawal, Biden has thus far refused to step down. The Democratic National Committee faces criticism over its handling of the nomination process, with internal disagreements escalating. Concerns over a potential loss of control over Congress and the White House further compound the situation, with pressure mounting on Biden to reconsider his candidacy.
18. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Republican Senators Confront Secret Service Director Over Trump Assassination Attempt

At the Republican National Convention, Senators Barrasso and Blackburn berate Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle for security lapses that almost led to an assassination attempt on former President Trump. The confrontation took place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee where Trump and J.D. Vance were under Secret Service protection. Cheatle faced demands for resignation or a thorough explanation in response to the presence of the suspicious individual, Thomas Matthew Crooks. The incident prompted a call for investigations and reinforced security measures. Critics, including ex-CIA chief Panetta, have decried the security failures surrounding the assassination attempt, sparking calls for reduced political rhetoric in response to the incident.
18. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Vitalik Buterin's Caution Against 'Pro-Crypto' Politicians

Vitalik Buterin criticizes stringent U.S. crypto rules, warning of 'anarcho-tyranny' stifling innovation. He cautions against blindly supporting 'pro-crypto' politicians, noting the risk of prioritizing coin trading over privacy and digital rights. Buterin highlights the paradox where projects lacking transparency could evade regulations. His message urges a deeper scrutiny of candidates' broader policies amid global crypto regulation efforts, mentioning shifts in Trump's and Biden's crypto stances for the upcoming 2024 elections.
18. Juli 2024 um 05:50

J.D. Vance: The Working-Class Hero and Controversial Figure

Donald Trump & Vice presidential candidate J.D. Vance, July 16, 2024
J.D. Vance, Trump's running mate, positioned himself as a champion of the working class, hailing from Middletown, Ohio. Overcoming a challenging past, he criticized Biden and endorsed Trumpist policies at the convention. Vance's roots in Middletown, depicted in 'Hillbilly Elegy,' influenced his politics. His strong stance against abortion rights and EV industry policies has sparked controversy. Despite his name change and conservative views, especially regarding transgender rights, he remains a central figure in the political landscape. As Trump's VP pick, Vance's background, beliefs, and vision are poised to impact the upcoming election.
18. Juli 2024 um 05:50

Hong Kong stocks fall as US chip sale restrictions and China policy changes loom

Hong Kong stocks, particularly in the semiconductor and tech sectors, experienced a decline as investors grew concerned about potential US restrictions on chip sales to China and policy changes in China. TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, saw its stock fall due to Trump's comments, but the company is expanding production. Nongfu Spring, on the other hand, surged following criticism of a Hong Kong consumer report. The chip stock sell-off also impacted other major Asian markets. Analysts predict that the restrictions on chip sales will likely increase, with the potential for Trump to strengthen export controls. The Biden administration's push to onshore chip production has also contributed to the decline in chip stocks, with Intel and GlobalFoundries expected to benefit. Tech stocks slumped on Trump's Taiwan comments and the risk of enhanced tariffs on China-made goods under both Trump and Biden. Overall, the market experienced mixed action, with the Nasdaq suffering its worst loss since December 2022.
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infobud.ai is an AI-driven news aggregator that simplifies global news, offering customizable feeds in all languages for tailored insights into tech, finance, politics, and more. It provides precise, relevant news updates, overcoming conventional search tool limitations. Due to the diversity of news sources, it provides precise and relevant news updates, focusing entirely on the facts without influencing opinion. Read moreExpand

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