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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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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.
19. Juli 2024 um 23:55

US government aims to ban single-use plastics from federal agencies by 2035

The US government plans to eliminate single-use plastics from all federal agencies by 2035, citing the doubling of plastic production and waste over the past two decades. This decision aims to combat ocean pollution and protect public health. President Joe Biden's administration intends to gradually phase out the use of single-use plastics for catering, events, and packaging by 2027, extending to all federal activities by 2035. As the largest purchaser of goods and services globally, the US government's move could have significant implications for the global markets. In 2022, the Biden administration already banned single-use plastics from national parks in the US. Every year, approximately 15 million tons of plastic, including disposable items such as bottles, food packaging, and bags, end up in the oceans, according to the environmental organization Oceana. They welcomed the new plan by the US government to gradually reduce the reliance on single-use plastics. In November, the final round of UN negotiations on a treaty to reduce plastic waste will take place in South Korea.
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 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 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

Far-right Israeli minister Ben-Gvir's inflammatory Al-Aqsa visit and the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict

Far-right Israeli minister Ben-Gvir's inflammatory Al-Aqsa visit and the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict
Far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque threatens the fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The recent Gaza offensive led by Israel has resulted in hundreds of casualties and sparked international outcry. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that pressure is advancing negotiations for the release of captives. In response, Hamas has called for action, accusing Israel of undermining peace talks. The intense bombing in Gaza has tragically killed innocent families, further fueling tensions. As Israelis who were previously held captive by Hamas plan to protest, the region remains on edge. The Hamas-led attack on October 7 resulted in the deaths of 1,139 Palestinians, while Israel's war on Gaza has caused the deaths of 38,848 and left 89,459 wounded. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed optimism about the ceasefire negotiations, stating that the agreement is close to the goal line. However, the high death toll and destruction caused by Israel's offensive since the October 7 attack continue to complicate the path to peace. The future of Gaza and Israel's security remain uncertain, as the conflict highlights the challenges of finding a long-term solution that balances self-determination for Gaza and security for Israel. The ongoing violence and lack of progress in hostage negotiations further exacerbate the already dire situation. As the international community urges a resolution, the need for bold actions and a change in approach becomes increasingly urgent.
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

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 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 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

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

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.
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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

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'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

Biden tests positive for COVID, cancels Las Vegas campaign event

US President Joe Biden, 81, has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and has been prescribed Paxlovid. As a result, he has canceled a campaign event in Las Vegas for the Latin civil rights group Unidos US. There is mounting pressure from fellow Democrats, including Schumer, Jeffries, and Schiff, for Biden to drop his re-election bid. An AP-NORC poll shows that two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw. However, Biden remains defiant and stated that only 'Lord Almighty' could persuade him to quit. There have been reports of COVID-19 rebound cases after the use of Paxlovid. In light of Biden's condition, Democrats are planning a virtual vote to formally nominate him ahead of the convention in Chicago. Biden's positive COVID-19 test comes at a critical time, as allies and Democratic leaders express concerns about his age and health, particularly after a poor debate performance against Trump. Despite the calls for him to withdraw, Biden intends to continue carrying out his duties from his home in Delaware while isolating.
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

US Election Campaign Live Ticker: Trump's Vice Presidential Candidate Vance Focuses on the Working Class

Donald Trump's vice presidential candidate, J.D. Vance, will present himself as a fighter for the working class at the Republican convention. He will emphasize his humble origins and criticize the trade and economic policies of the Democrats. Vance wants to address the working and middle classes in swing states. Former economic adviser Peter Navarro is celebrated at the convention after his prison release. Trump's granddaughter speaks at the convention and paints a picture of a loving grandfather. The German transatlantic coordinator recommends Europeans take a constructive approach to a potential Republican administration due to the Ukraine war's implications for US interests. Vance criticizes the media and refers to Trump as president, expressing fear that they had lost a great president after shots were fired at a campaign event. Former ambassador Richard Grenell advocates an 'America first' foreign policy. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly advises President Biden not to run for re-election. President Biden tests positive for COVID-19. The Kremlin welcomes Vance's positions on Ukraine. Biden reportedly insults a Democrat in a phone conference. New York Governor Kathy Hochul warns of Trump and Vance's agenda. Conspiracy theories flood social media after an attempted attack on Trump. Wealthy individuals support Trump due to the implementation of the conservative manifesto's demands.
17. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19 and Cancels Event with Latinos

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a campaign event in Las Vegas. Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Biden is experiencing mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Delaware while continuing his duties. The President's physician has prescribed the antiviral medication Paxlovid. As a result of his diagnosis, Biden has cancelled a speaking engagement at the annual UnidosUS conference, which was organized by a Latino organization. This comes at a crucial time as Biden's support among Latino and African American voters has seen a 20% loss, with Donald Trump gaining ground. Biden had planned to announce a new policy that would benefit undocumented spouses and children of US citizens, allowing them to start the regularization process. Nevada, a swing state with a significant Latino population, is where Biden tested positive. Despite this setback, the Biden administration has been successful in creating 15 million jobs. Biden's diagnosis raises concerns about his ability to campaign for the upcoming November election and some Democratic lawmakers are calling for him to withdraw from the race due to concerns about his age and health.
17. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Crypto Becomes Key Issue in 2024 US Election

Trump gibt die Wahl von Senator J.D. Vance zum Vizepräsidenten bekannt
Crypto has become a battleground issue in the 2024 US presidential election, with both the Biden administration and former president Donald Trump vying for the support of the crypto industry. The Biden team has been engaging with crypto industry stakeholders, while the Democratic Party has shown hostility toward the industry. Trump, on the other hand, has announced his attendance at the annual Bitcoin Conference, indicating a pro-crypto stance. This shift in political landscape has led to pressure on Biden to adapt his stance on crypto, with the Republican National Committee officially adding pro-crypto language to their platform. The Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, has warned against blindly supporting 'pro-crypto' candidates, urging a scrutiny of their broader policies. Additionally, the crypto industry has poured millions of dollars into the US election, further highlighting the importance of crypto in the political landscape. Overall, the 2024 US election is shaping up to be a defining moment for the crypto industry and its regulatory future in the country.
17. Juli 2024 um 23:55

Prominent US Democrat Adam Schiff Calls on Biden to Forgo Candidacy

Prominent US Democrat Adam Schiff Calls on Biden to Forgo Candidacy
Prominent Democratic legislator Adam Schiff has urged President Biden to withdraw from the 2024 election, citing doubts about his ability to defeat former President Trump. Schiff's call for Biden to step aside has been met with criticism, as the Democratic Party plans for an early virtual roll call to nominate Biden before the convention. A poll shows that a majority of Democrats want Biden to not run. However, the Ohio ballot deadline change has complicated the party's plans. Despite concerns about Biden's age and health, his campaign team appeals to the media to focus on the issues. The Democratic Party is growing increasingly worried about Biden's performance and is exploring alternative options. Schiff acknowledges Biden's accomplishments but believes it is time for him to pass the torch to preserve his legacy. The division within the party over Biden's candidacy deepens, while the Republican Party shows unity at their convention. The upcoming virtual roll call is expected to determine the Democratic nominee before the convention, although some House Democrats are concerned about potential divisions within the party. Overall, the Democratic Party faces challenges in navigating the path to the 2024 election.
17. Juli 2024 um 23:55

US gov’t watchdog investigates 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 seen before the attack. House Oversight chairman demands answers, while Homeland Security Secretary, FBI Director, and President Biden take action in response to the security failures. The Secret Service faces probe from Homeland Security over security at rally, as the agency works to understand and prevent such incidents. The F.B.I. conducts a criminal investigation into the assassination attempt, aiming to unearth the gunman's motives. Congress and Homeland Security launch inquiries into security failures, and President Biden plans an independent national security probe. The Secret Service will conduct internal and external reviews, and hearings are scheduled for next week. Secret-Service-Chefin Cheatle faces pressure to resign, with calls for her resignation after the attack on Trump. Gunman's phone contains details about both Trump and Biden, but no political views or co-conspirators found.
17. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Former Rivals Unite to Support Trump at RNC

Nikky Haley am 16. Juli 2024
Former rivals Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Ted Cruz endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee. They emphasize the need for unity within the Republican Party to defeat Joe Biden. DeSantis criticizes Biden's mental acuity and calls for Trump's support, while Cruz praises Trump and receives a hero's welcome. Trump plans to deliver a speech focused on unity after surviving an assassination attempt, but it remains uncertain if this message will last. Trump's son, Don Jr., suggests the unity tone may continue until the vice-presidential debate. Despite past divisions, the GOP shows a transformation from dysfunction to unity, galvanized by the threat of violence and chaos in the rival party. Day two of the RNC highlights border security, law enforcement, and Trump's achievements in immigration. Trump's spectacle-driven politics reshape US politics, attracting diverse voters and fueling political tribalism. Rubio's endorsement of Trump marks a reversal for the Latino leader, with mixed reactions from Latino Republicans and voters.
17. Juli 2024 um 19:55

Calls for Biden to Consider Retiring Due to Health Issues

Calls for Biden to Consider Retiring Due to Health Issues
President Biden, 81 years old, has stated that he would consider retiring if a doctor recommended it due to health issues. Despite concerns about his age and cognitive abilities, the Democratic Party plans to nominate him in a virtual process. However, influential Congressman Adam Schiff has called for Biden to leave the campaign, worried that he could be beaten by Donald Trump and undermine democracy. A poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Democrats believe Biden should withdraw and allow the party to choose a new candidate. There are also concerns within the party about Biden's ability to defeat Trump and handle the current crisis. Despite the calls for him to step aside, Biden remains firm in his determination to continue running. The Democratic Party is planning an early virtual roll call to formally nominate Biden, despite some House Democrats expressing concerns about party unity. The poll also reveals that a majority of Americans believe Trump is more capable of winning the 2024 election than Biden. Overall, the state of Biden's candidacy has sparked a deepening rift within the Democratic Party.
17. Juli 2024 um 14:59

Bitcoin Surges Amid Trump's Election Odds Rise

Bitcoin's value spikes by 8.6% to $62,508 following Trump's improved election odds. The surge in crypto prices is driven by anticipation of favorable policies from a potential Trump presidency. Polymarket sees a record $116M in election bets, with Trump leading at 69%. Deribit introduces new bitcoin and ether options linked to the U.S. elections, garnering positive feedback from crypto traders. Analysts predict bitcoin reaching $1 million by 2033, citing factors like ETF launches and increased institutional adoption.
17. Juli 2024 um 11:55

Democrats Push for Biden's Nomination Advancement Amid Supreme Court Reforms

Democrats are working to fast-track Biden's nomination through a party committee and virtual vote. Meanwhile, Biden is considering significant Supreme Court reforms like term limits and an ethics code, facing opposition from Republicans and some Democrats. Germany pledges 10 million euros for a children's clinic in Kyiv, while the Baltic States plan to disconnect from Russian power by 2025. A UN report exposes forced labor in North Korea, and Rwandan President Kagame secures a fourth term. In the US, House Democrats challenge efforts to speed up Biden's nomination, with concerns about potential losses. Biden's proposed Supreme Court reforms include term limits and ethics, drawing criticism from Trump and mixed reactions from legal experts and the public.
17. Juli 2024 um 11:55

Trump's Stance on Crypto Influences Market and Election Dynamics

Former President Trump's pro-crypto stance has had significant implications on the cryptocurrency market and the upcoming 2024 US presidential election. The failed assassination attempt on Trump has boosted his chances of regaining the presidency, leading to a surge in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The incident has also highlighted Trump's acceptance of cryptocurrency payments and the expectation of a more crypto-friendly regulatory environment under a new administration. This shift in stance has put pressure on the Biden administration to adapt to the growing importance of crypto and soften their previously hostile position. Trump's unexpected attendance at the Bitcoin Conference further emphasizes his newfound support for cryptocurrencies and could influence crypto enthusiasts. Crypto has become a key issue in the 2024 elections, with both Biden and Trump vying for the support of the crypto industry. As the political landscape shifts, cryptocurrency is reshaping the political contest by influencing policies, regulations, and personal freedoms.
17. Juli 2024 um 09:05

US Media: Security for Trump Increased Due to Iranian Murder Plot

According to US media reports, security for former President Donald Trump has been increased due to alleged intelligence of an Iranian murder plot against him. The reports state that there is no connection between the assassination attempt on Trump last weekend and the alleged Iranian plot. The US authorities received information from a 'human source' about the Iranian plan to assassinate Trump, prompting the Secret Service to increase security measures for him. The National Security Council of the US considers the Iranian threats against the former Trump administration a top priority. However, investigations into the recent assassination attempt in Pennsylvania have not revealed any connections between the shooter and any domestic or foreign accomplices. The Iranian government strongly denies these reports, calling them baseless and malicious. Despite the increased security measures, the shooting incident near Trump highlights the challenges faced by the Secret Service in protecting high-profile individuals. The alleged assassin, Thomas Matthew Crooks, acted alone according to current findings. The incident has prompted President Joe Biden to order a comprehensive investigation into security measures at public events.
17. Juli 2024 um 06:01

Former Rivals Haley, DeSantis Unite Behind Trump at RNC

Nikky Haley am 16. Juli 2024
Former Trump rivals Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis endorse Donald Trump's candidacy at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Despite past criticism and disagreements, Haley and DeSantis emphasize the need for party unity to defeat Joe Biden. Haley urges Republicans to vote for Trump even if they don't agree with him 100% of the time, highlighting shared goals of keeping America strong and safe. DeSantis criticizes Biden's mental acuity and calls for Trump's support to fight for the country. Other speakers at the convention, such as Vivek Ramaswamy and Senator Ted Cruz, also rally behind Trump and his vision of 'Make America Great Again', presenting Trumpism as a unifying movement for secure borders, safe communities, and economic prosperity. The convention aims to showcase party unity and contrast it with the division within the Democratic Party around Biden. The presence of Rupert Murdoch, once a Trump detractor, at the convention further signifies unity among Republicans. While Trump's calls for unity are apparent, his polarizing rhetoric and radical proposals continue to raise concerns among critics, making him a controversial figure in the race for presidency.
17. Juli 2024 um 05:59

Increased Security Measures for Trump Amidst Reports of Iranian Assassination Plot

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
Recent reports suggest that the Secret Service had already heightened security measures for former US President Donald Trump in response to an alleged Iranian assassination plot. The Secret Service received information about the planned attack and subsequently increased Trump's protection. However, neither the FBI nor other US authorities have confirmed or denied the reports. Iran has described the allegations as baseless and malicious, stating that it would only respond to the assassination of Qasem Soleimani through legal and judicial means. Despite warnings and increased security measures, an assassination attempt on Trump in Pennsylvania could not be prevented, although the shooter had no foreign connections. The Secret Service also warned Trump's campaign team about outdoor rallies. President Joe Biden's administration has been informed about the Iranian threat and has ordered a review of the Secret Service's response to the attack. The investigation aims to evaluate the security measures taken and identify any potential shortcomings. The incident has sparked discussions within the Democratic Party, with some expressing concerns over the early nomination of Biden as the party's candidate for the November election. There is also discord among Democrats regarding the party's unity and chances of success with Biden as the candidate. Meanwhile, former rival Nikki Haley has expressed her full support for Trump at the Republican convention. In addition to the Iranian plot, other developments include Trump's call to the widow of a slain firefighter and his controversial statements about vaccines during a phone call with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The Biden campaign has resumed its campaign ads after temporarily stopping them following the attack on Trump. The investigation into the attack will also evaluate the involvement of local police officers who were present in the building from which the shooter fired.
17. Juli 2024 um 05:58

Biden Proposes Major Reforms to the Supreme Court, Trump Reacts Strongly

President Biden plans to introduce significant reforms to the Supreme Court, including term limits for justices and the establishment of a binding code of ethics. He is also considering seeking a constitutional amendment to restrict presidential immunity. These reforms come in response to the conservative tilt of the Court under the Trump administration and recent controversial rulings. However, the approval of Congress is necessary for these reforms, which is considered unlikely due to the Republican majority. Biden's proposal aims to address concerns about the lifetime tenure of justices and the lack of enforceable ethics guidelines. The Supreme Court's decisions, particularly in cases related to abortion rights, gun rights, and presidential immunity, have sparked public outrage and led to a decline in approval ratings. Biden's plan reflects the desire for progressive change and a more balanced Court. However, the path to implementing these reforms is challenging, requiring bipartisan support and constitutional amendments. Critics argue that expanding the Court or implementing term limits would undermine its independence and politicize the judicial process. Despite the uphill battle, Biden remains committed to addressing the concerns surrounding the Supreme Court and hopes to rally support from the Progressive Caucus.
17. Juli 2024 um 05:55

Joe Biden's Stance on Gun Control and Campaign Resumption After Trump Shooting

In the aftermath of the recent shooting incident involving an AR-15 rifle targeting Donald Trump, Joe Biden has reentered campaign mode with a renewed advocacy for stricter gun control measures. Biden has specifically called for a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15 and criticized the resistance to gun reforms from conservative Republicans and the gun lobby. Despite the shooting, Trump's supporters remain staunchly against any changes to gun laws, attributing the issue to mental health rather than the availability of assault weapons. The shooter, Thomas Matthew Crooks, is under investigation for domestic terrorism, further fueling the debate on gun control. Biden, in his recent interviews and speeches, not only denounced violence but also resumed his attacks on Trump, emphasizing the importance of Black voters and highlighting his administration's support for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Black employment. The push to accelerate Biden's nomination before the convention by Democrats, including the Democratic National Committee, underscores the urgency in solidifying his candidacy. Amidst controversies surrounding the filing date in Ohio and doubts raised during debates, NAACP members like Donna Jackson-Houston and Tony Fields continue to express their support for Biden. As the 2020 campaign progresses, Biden's stance on gun control and his strategy against Trump in light of the recent events will likely remain central themes in the political discourse.
17. Juli 2024 um 00:03

Democrats' Tactical Move: Early Nomination of Biden Amid Criticism

Amid doubts about Joe Biden's fitness and electability, Democrats are strategically planning to nominate him as the presidential candidate before the party convention in August. This tactical maneuver aims to secure Biden's presence on all state ballots for the November election. Despite internal criticism regarding the 81-year-old's age and capabilities, party leaders are pushing forward with the plan. Adam Schiff's warning of potential losses if Biden remains in the race underscores the high stakes involved in the DNC's decision. The move to confirm Biden early, through a virtual pre-vote and potential rule changes, indicates a sense of urgency within the Democratic ranks. While concerns linger, the party is navigating a turbulent moment in U.S. politics, balancing the need for unity with the imperative of fielding a competitive candidate against Trump.
16. Juli 2024 um 20:09

Debts, Inflation, Trade War: Trump's Return Would Be a Shock for the Economy

If Donald Trump were to win a second term as President, it would have dire consequences for the economy. Economists fear that Trump's plans, such as a debt explosion and trade war, would cause devastation on a global scale. Trump's first term saw him create trillions of dollars of new debt, primarily through tax cuts for the wealthy. If he extends these tax cuts, it would add even more debt. This would likely lead to a debt crisis and higher interest rates, inflation, and less growth. A second Trump administration could also mean an all-out trade war, with tariffs on all imports to the US and heightened tensions with China. The consequences of this would be far-reaching, with negative impacts on the global economy. Furthermore, Trump's economic agenda includes hollowing out the state and using it as a weapon against his opponents. Overall, a Trump victory would bring radical changes and great surprises for the economy, and not in a good way.
16. Juli 2024 um 15:24

Crypto Becomes Contentious Issue in 2024 US Presidential Election

Crypto has emerged as a contentious issue in the 2024 US presidential election, with both the Biden administration and former President Donald Trump vying for support from the crypto industry. The Biden team has been engaging with crypto industry stakeholders, while the Democratic Party has shown hostility towards the industry. Trump's unexpected attendance at the Bitcoin Conference indicates a pro-crypto stance. With approximately 20% of the US population owning cryptocurrency, both parties recognize the importance of crypto and are expected to adopt fair policies and regulations. President Biden is urged to support crypto regulations to attract more youth votes. Trump's pro-crypto position puts pressure on Biden to adapt. The political debate on crypto reflects its growing significance, with politicians like Elizabeth Warren facing criticism for their anti-crypto stance. The failed assassination attempt on Trump boosted his odds of regaining the presidency, which is seen as bullish for crypto. Crypto gamblers are betting on Biden exiting the presidential race, while Trump vows to end the 'war on crypto'. The perfect storm of support from Washington, Wall Street, and the prospect of Fed rate cuts is driving momentum in the crypto market. Biden officials' discussions with Bitcoin advocates raise skepticism about the government's true intentions. The understanding and support for crypto, including from figures like Trump, highlight its transition from niche to mainstream.
16. Juli 2024 um 15:19

Investigation Announced - 'Monstrous Failure' of the Secret Service

The US Secret Service is facing intense criticism and scrutiny after the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. Experts are questioning how the shooter was able to go unnoticed on the factory roof from where he fired shots at Trump. It is being investigated whether there was a failure in communication between the Secret Service and the local police responsible for controlling the area adjacent to the security zone. President Joe Biden has ordered an independent investigation into the incident, and several Republicans in the House of Representatives are planning hearings. The attack marks a security failure, according to US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Secret Service has pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation. Changes will be made to reinforce security measures for Trump's appearances at future events, including the Republican Party convention in Wisconsin. Questions are raised about the Secret Service's response time and their ability to eliminate lines of sight. There are concerns about the evacuation process and the exposure of Trump during the incident. The investigation will seek to understand what went wrong and prevent similar incidents in the future. The Secret Service relies on collaboration with local law enforcement, and the variation in training and professionalism among different agencies may have contributed to the security breach. The agency is facing pressure to explain why the building used by the gunman was outside its security perimeter. The Secret Service director, Kimberly Cheatle, has taken responsibility for the incident but refused to resign, emphasizing that the focus is on people's safety. The Secret Service's cooperation in the investigation is crucial, and President Biden's review of security measures will further shed light on the incident.
16. Juli 2024 um 15:13

Biden's Stance on Political Violence Amid Rising Tensions

In a recent high-stakes NBC interview, President Biden addressed the issue of political violence, particularly in the context of the attempted assassination of former President Trump. Biden condemned such acts and called for a cooling of political rhetoric, emphasizing the need for a more civil discourse in the face of heightened tensions. During the interview with Lester Holt, Biden also highlighted his record but faced lingering doubts, particularly regarding his age, mental acuity, and readiness. The President faced criticism from Palestinian and Arab Americans over his support for Israel while aiming to mobilize Black and Latino voters in battleground states like Nevada. Meanwhile, a concerning incident unfolded as a would-be assassin attacked Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania, underscoring the gravity of the current political climate. Biden admitted that his previous remark about putting Trump in a 'bull's-eye' was a mistake, reiterating his commitment to engaging in substantive policy debates rather than resorting to inflammatory language. As tensions persist and accusations fly between parties, Biden seeks to maintain a focus on policy discussions and unity, while also ensuring accountability for any violent actions incited by political rhetoric.
16. Juli 2024 um 09:11

The Trump Assassination Attempt: Impact and Consequences

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump during a campaign event in Pennsylvania has had significant consequences on American politics. The attack has triggered a surge of solidarity among Trump supporters, strengthening his position in the ongoing election campaign. It has also increased pressure on President Joe Biden, with calls for him to step aside and allow a new candidate to challenge Trump. Vice President Kamala Harris's chances of becoming Trump's opponent have risen, bringing new topics and diversity into the campaign. James David Vance, Trump's chosen vice-presidential candidate, has gained importance as he represents the white working class and can mobilize swing states. The assassination attempt has further divided the already polarized American society, with blame being placed on political opponents and media. The incident has also led to increased stock value for Trump's media company, making him 1.2 billion dollars richer. The Secret Service's response to the attack is under scrutiny, with questions about their preparedness and decision-making. President Biden feels safe with the Secret Service, but the agency faces questions about their ability to foresee the attack. Trump's appearance at the Republican National Convention after the attack received a hero's welcome, setting the stage for a rematch with President Biden. Congress is holding hearings to investigate the security breach and the House committees are seeking answers. The Trump assassination attempt has caused shock and concern worldwide, with German leaders condemning the act and calling for unity against violence.
16. Juli 2024 um 06:00

Republican National Convention Highlights Trump's Resilience

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The first day of the Republican National Convention showcased the official 2024 ticket of Donald J. Trump and J.D. Vance, highlighting Trump's emotional appearance following a recent assassination attempt. Country star Lee Greenwood's rendition of 'God Bless the U.S.A.' added a poignant touch to the event in Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum, symbolizing GOP unity and confidence in their nominee. Trump, characterized as the 'Braveheart of our time' by his supporters, exuded resilience and determination. With Trump securing the Republican presidential nomination, the convention sets the stage for a Republican show of strength and a projected 'red wave' in the upcoming election.
16. Juli 2024 um 05:58

Teamsters Union President's Unprecedented R.N.C. Speech Sparks Controversy

Sean O'Brien, the Teamsters union president, delivered an unprecedented speech at the Republican National Convention, praising former President Donald J. Trump as a 'tough SOB.' This move has stirred anger among many on the left, while also drawing criticism from within his own union. O'Brien's remarks included criticisms of corporate America and expressed concerns over workers being fired for labor organizing activities. Furthermore, the Teamsters union is considering not endorsing any candidate in the 2024 U.S. presidential race, dealing a potential blow to President Biden, who received their endorsement in 2020. The union's frustrations with the current administration include Biden's handling of issues such as the rescue of the trucking giant Yellow Corp and its 30,000 union jobs. Despite Biden's $36 billion pension bailout for the Teamsters, Trump's efforts to court worker support have not gone unnoticed within the union. This situation highlights a growing divide between union leadership and rank-and-file workers on their political affiliations and the handling of key labor-related matters.
16. Juli 2024 um 00:07

Trump nominates J.D. Vance as running mate for presidential election

Trump gibt die Wahl von Senator J.D. Vance zum Vizepräsidenten bekannt
Former President Donald Trump has officially nominated Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate for the upcoming presidential election. Trump survived an assassination attempt and also achieved a legal victory in the dismissal of one of his criminal prosecutions. However, Biden's campaign team criticized Vance as an 'extremist' who denies the outcome of the 2020 election and supports a 'national abortion ban'. Vance, known for his book 'Hillbilly Elegy', was once a critic of Trump but has since become a loyal supporter. The Republican Party officially nominated Trump as their presidential candidate, with his acceptance speech expected to be the highlight of the convention. The selection of Vance, a political newcomer, reflects Trump's strategy to energize his base and continue his movement. Vance's appointment has raised concerns about his past criticisms of Trump and his hardline stances on issues like immigration and abortion. Overall, the Trump-Vance ticket sets the stage for a closely contested election against Biden and Harris.
16. Juli 2024 um 00:07

The Growing Polarization and Security Flaws: Examining the Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania has raised questions about the growing political polarization in the United States and the security flaws that allowed the attack to occur. The incident has highlighted the deep divide between Democrats and Republicans, which has been fueled by inflammatory rhetoric and conspiracy theories. The attack also brings attention to the lax gun control laws in Pennsylvania, where the shooter was able to purchase an AR-15 rifle. The incident has prompted calls for stricter gun control measures, but it remains to be seen if any meaningful action will be taken. The security protocols and response of the Secret Service and local law enforcement are also under scrutiny, as it is unclear how the shooter was able to access a rooftop near the rally site. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the House Oversight and Accountability Committee has announced that it will be looking into the security failures. The attempted assassination of Trump is a disturbing reminder of the political violence that has plagued the United States throughout its history, and it serves as a stark warning of the dangers of polarization and extremism.
16. Juli 2024 um 00:03

Biden Calls for End to Political Violence in High-Stakes NBC Interview

In a high-stakes interview with NBC, President Joe Biden condemned political violence and discussed the recent attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. Biden acknowledged his mistake in using the phrase 'put Trump in a bull's-eye' but defended his descriptions of Trump as a threat to democracy. He emphasized that it is Trump, not him, who engages in incendiary rhetoric. Biden expressed concern about the impact of such rhetoric on democracy and questioned whether it incites violence. The interview took place as Biden's re-election team prepared to resume campaigning after the assassination attempt on Trump. Biden canceled a planned speech at the Lyndon B Johnson library and recalibrated some of his political plans. Despite calls from some Democrats to step aside, Biden remains determined to stay in the race and has been operating as such. The interview aims to stabilize his campaign after a disastrous debate performance and doubts about his candidacy. It comes amid the Republican National Convention and heightened concerns about political violence.
16. Juli 2024 um 00:01

The Impact of an Assassination Attempt: How Images Shape Trump's Campaign

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The recent failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump has sparked discussions on how the incident could influence the ongoing election campaign. Despite Trump being both a victim and a controversial figure due to his past actions, the attack has the potential to play in his favor if he strategically capitalizes on it. Images of Trump in a heroic pose post-attack are being viewed as potential poster motifs, elevating his status as a patriotic icon. While Trump's contradictory nature poses challenges, his ability to project strength and address swing voters could secure his victory. The photo capturing Trump's combative gesture has quickly become emblematic, reminiscent of iconic wartime imagery. The incident's portrayal on merchandise platforms like Etsy and Teleteeshirt highlights its political significance, even without direct involvement from the Trump campaign. As the election unfolds, the handling of this event and the associated images could significantly impact the outcome, shaping the narrative around Trump's candidacy.
16. Juli 2024 um 00:00

Examining Security Oversight in the Wake of an Assassination Attempt on Trump

In the aftermath of an attempted assassination on former President Donald Trump, the Secret Service finds itself under intense scrutiny. President Biden has taken decisive action by calling for an independent review of security protocols both pre and post the incident, specifically focusing on the upcoming Republican National Convention. Congress has vowed to hold hearings to delve into potential security inadequacies, particularly questioning why the warehouse rooftop from which the assailant fired was not within the Secret Service's secured area. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has acquiesced to an independent investigation in the wake of the attack, which also highlighted the need for heightened security at the Republican convention. Furthermore, President Biden has extended Secret Service protection to presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. following the assassination attempt on Trump. Amidst criticisms over the shooting incident, the Secret Service has emphasized the bolstering of security measures for the Republican National Convention, while refuting allegations of resource diversion and denying requests for additional security. The increased diversity in leadership, with Cheatle's appointment in 2022, has also stirred political debates, with calls for resignation and claims of tokenism. As the investigations unfold, the focus remains on fortifying security oversight to prevent such incidents in the future.
15. Juli 2024 um 20:10

Trump Rally Shooting: Calls for Investigation and Unity as Political Tensions Rise

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The assassination attempt on Donald Trump during a campaign rally has sparked demands for investigations, with Republicans accusing President Biden and the Democrats of inciting hatred. The shooting has added to the political tensions and instability in the US, raising concerns about the safety of political figures and the country's democratic processes. Analysts suggest the incident may benefit Trump by rallying his base and eliciting sympathy, but could also shift focus away from concerns about Biden's age and acuity. President Biden condemned the violence and called for national unity, vowing a swift investigation into the incident. The Secret Service is facing criticism for the security failure and there are calls for a 'massive realignment'. Conspiracy theories surrounding the shooting have also emerged, highlighting the broader contestation of narratives related to the presidency. The incident has significant implications for the upcoming Republican convention and the political landscape in the US.
15. Juli 2024 um 20:09

Crypto Becomes Central Issue in 2024 US Presidential Election

Crypto has emerged as a central issue in the upcoming 2024 US presidential election, with both the Biden administration and former president Donald Trump vying for support from the crypto industry. The Biden team has engaged with crypto industry stakeholders, while the Democratic Party has shown hostility towards the industry. Trump's attendance at the Bitcoin Conference indicates a pro-crypto stance. The shift towards pro-crypto positions reflects the growing support for crypto among Americans. With approximately 20% of the US population owning cryptocurrency, both parties are expected to adopt fair policies and regulations to attract crypto voters in the upcoming elections. President Joe Biden is urged to support crypto regulations to secure more youth votes. Trump's unexpected attendance at the Bitcoin Conference has implications for the Biden campaign and the broader crypto industry, potentially influencing single-issue voters. The GOP's inclusion of bitcoin in its platform and Trump's pledge to end the 'war on crypto' puts pressure on the Biden administration to reassess its position on cryptocurrency. The impact of cryptocurrency on politics highlights the importance of the issue in political debates, with politicians' motives in supporting or opposing crypto coming into question. The recent shutdowns of banks servicing the crypto industry and setbacks faced by the SEC contribute to the urgency for clear regulations. Cryptocurrency's mainstream political debut marks a pivotal moment for the industry as it challenges the traditional financial system controlled by centralized institutions.
15. Juli 2024 um 20:03

Trump Shooting Sends Shockwaves Through Markets and Bond Yields Rise

The attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump during a campaign rally has had a significant impact on the stock market and Treasury bond yields. As markets adjust to the possibility of a second Trump term, Treasury yields have risen and healthcare and insurance stocks are gaining. Trump's policies, such as tariffs and the potential removal of the Fed chair, could have implications for the economy. This is the first assassination attempt on a presidential candidate since 1968. Additionally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has endorsed Trump, seeing potential benefits despite subsidy risks. Overall, the markets will be closely watching earnings and the Federal Reserve's policy amid ongoing political uncertainty.
15. Juli 2024 um 15:12

Investigation into Trump Assassination Attempt Underway as Republican National Convention Begins

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The FBI is currently investigating the shooting of former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspect, Thomas Matthew Crooks, acted alone, and a motive for the attack is still unknown. The AR-style rifle used in the shooting has been recovered. Meanwhile, as the Republican National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee, activists have stated that the assassination attempt will not affect their plans to demonstrate outside the convention site. The convention is expected to proceed as scheduled, with security plans remaining unchanged. House speaker Mike Johnson has announced that Congress will conduct a full investigation into the security lapse that allowed the shooting to occur. The investigations into the incident and potential recriminations are expected to continue, and the Secret Service director has been summoned to appear before the House oversight committee. The RNC has not released a full slate of speakers yet, but Donald Trump is expected to give his nomination acceptance speech on Thursday. Despite the shooting, Trump remains determined to bring the country together through his speech, stating that it will be different from what he had originally planned. The FBI has not yet identified a motive for the shooting, and Joe Biden has called for unity and a rejection of political violence in the wake of the incident.
15. Juli 2024 um 15:06

The Impact of the Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump and the US Election

Donald Trump wurde bei Schießerei auf Wahlkampfveranstaltung in Butler, Pennsylvania, verletzt
The recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of the US election. The attack has led to concerns about the state of political violence in America and the potential for further escalation. While the outcome of the election is still uncertain, the attack has given Trump a breather and diverted attention away from his opponent, Joe Biden. The Republican Party now faces a choice - to continue with Trump's divisive rhetoric or to rein in his worst impulses. On the other hand, the Democrats must avoid making mistakes that have plagued the Republicans in the past. The attack has also had limited impact on the stock markets, highlighting the disconnect between political events and economic consequences. A photo capturing the attack has become iconic and is seen as a potential game-changer in the election campaign. Overall, the attack has brought a new level of intensity to the election and will continue to shape the discourse in the coming months.
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