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  • Anna Moneymaker/GettyThe FBI revealed more details surrounding the shooting at a Donald Trump rally in Pennsylvania, confirming it was in fact an assassination attempt on Trump himself.“Tonight we had what we’re calling an assassination attempt on our former president, Donald Trump,” Kevin Rojek, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Pittsburgh field office, said in a late […]
  • Trump Campaign Office/Handout/Anadolu/GettyA crowd of Donald Trump’s avid supporters gathered this afternoon to watch the Republican presidential candidate deliver his next rallying cry in his campaign.Instead, they watched as he was shot in what officials are investigating as an apparent assassination attempt. Trump is “fine,” and is being checked out at a local medical facility,” […]
  • Brendan McDermid/ReutersIn the hours, days and weeks to come America will surely hold its breath. The attempted assassination of former President Trump comes at a time when the country already felt bruised– if not broken–politically.America is on a knife edge.To all intents and purposes America’s two tribes were already at war. But a shot had […]
  • NewsNationRobert F. Kennedy Jr., the independent presidential candidate scion of assassinated president John F. Kennedy, expressed sympathy with Donald Trump in his first interview after a shooting at a Trump rally left the former president bleeding.Trump was only a few minutes into his speech at a rally on Saturday in Pennsylvania before the sound of […]
  • Tom Brenner/ReutersSome of Donald Trump’s most loyal Congressional allies immediately blamed Joe Biden for Saturday’s assassination bid against the former president–with one claiming: “Biden sent the orders.”In a series of posts on social media, loyalists including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia and Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert sought to link the sniper’s […]

New York Times – World News

Political Wire

  • President Biden spoke with Donald Trump after a shooter apparently tried to assasinate the former president at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, a White House official told ABC News. Biden […]
  • “Congressional Republicans already believed Donald Trump was headed back to the White House. Some of them think the Saturday night rally shooting has made his path even easier,” Politico reports. […]
  • “The tech billionaire Elon Musk endorsed former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign mere minutes after Mr. Trump was rushed from the stage at his rally in Pennsylvania,” the New York […]
  • “The Democrats have to stop their grossly irresponsible talk about Trump being an existential threat to democracy. He is not.” — Former Attorney General Bill Barr, quoted by Fox News.
  • “A man with a rifle was seen on a rooftop minutes before shots were fired at a Donald Trump rally in Pennsylvania,” a witness told the BBC. “Greg, the witness, […]

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The Hill

  • The FBI has identified a suspect in the Saturday shooting at former President Trump’s rally in Butler, Pa. The FBI, in a statement obtained by The Hill, said 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pa., is the suspect involved in the incident. “The FBI has identified Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania,…
  • The shooting at former President Trump’s rally in Butler, Pa., is being investigated as an attempted assassination of the ex-president. In a press conference late on Saturday night, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was calling the shooting "an assassination attempt" against former president Donald Trump. Kevin Rojek, special agent in charge of FBI…
  • Former President Trump was rushed off stage after shots rang out at his rally in Butler, Pa., on Saturday, an incident that plunged the election into uncharted territory just days before the Republican National Convention. The FBI has identified the suspect involved in what it called an assassination attempt against Trump as Thomas Matthew Crooks,…
  • Congressional Republicans are pledging investigations into and at least one hearing about the apparent assassination attempt against former President Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday, with attention directed mostly at the Secret Service. “THE HOUSE WILL CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION OF THE TRAGIC EVENTS TODAY,” Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) wrote in a post on…
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said Saturday that his nephew had been grazed with a bullet while attending former President Trump’s rally. “My nephew was at the event tonight,” Jackson told Fox News’s Sean Hannity, explaining he was in the “friends and family pen.” “They heard the shots, and everybody dropped to the ground,” Jackson explained….

The Guardian

  • Researchers say standups’ contribution is unsung, and hope findings will help to bolster the industry’s credibilityThe live comedy industry in the UK contributes more than £1bn to the economy every year, according to a study by Brunel University London.In the first project of its kind, researchers calculated the industry’s annual value at £1bn, based on […]
  • Britain’s new PM and his team are genuinely excited to have seized the reins of power in Westminster – but are under no illusion about the size of the task aheadWhen the new British prime minister, Keir Starmer, invited Wes Streeting into Downing Street to appoint him health secretary on Friday 5 July, the exchanges […]
  • Lack of radiologists blamed for waiting list for diagnostic tests more than doubling in 10 years in EnglandThe waiting lists for diagnostic tests, including cancer scans, is at a record high in NHS England, with doctors warning of a “staggering shortfall” of clinical radiologists.Figures published on Thursday reveal the diagnostic waiting list stands at 1,658,221 […]
  • Prime minister wants to foster a new spirit of cooperation and partnership to confront the crises facing the continentKeir Starmer has promised a new era of closer relations with Europe to ensure future generations can look back “on what our continent achieved together” before a key meeting of European leaders this week.Starmer said Europe as […]
  • Thomas Matthew Crooks, aged 20, named by the agency as person involved in the shooting at campaign event in PennsylvaniaTrump rally shooting being investigated as attempt on his life as spectator killed‘There was clearly blood’: eyewitnessWhat we know so farPennsylvania’s Democratic governor Josh Shapiro rejected political violence in a statement posted on X following the […]

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News & Guts (retired & replaced by “Steady”)

  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared at her last briefing on Friday before departing the White House for MSNBC. From watching them over the years we can’t imagine a more thankless job, regardless of administration. Psaki has generally been praised for her efforts, although that could be because at least she made an appearance. […]
  • Russia pulling back again? The New York Times reports western and Ukrainian officials say the Russian military has been losing ground around Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv. Officials say the Kremlin will probably redirect troops to the southeast, where it is said to be bolstering its forces in Izium, a city it captured last month. […]
  • Five GOP Representatives who have previously declined to cooperate with the January 6 Committee investigating the attempted coup have now been subpoenaed. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy is one of the five. The committee’s leaders had been reluctant to issue subpoenas to their fellow lawmakers. That is an extraordinarily rare step for most congressional committees […]
  • The Trump International Hotel in Washington is no more. The Trump Organization reached a $375 million agreement to sell the lease of the D.C. property to a Miami investor group. And in the dead of night, workers began removing all signage that said “Trump.” The hotel became the center of controversy from the beginning of […]
  • As expected, the bill put forward by Democrats to codify the right to an abortion into federal law failed to win enough votes in the Senate. The final tally was 49-51, with Sen. Joe Manchin joining all Republicans in voting against it. The legislation would have needed 60 votes to be filibuster proof. The Washington […]

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