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07/22/2024 --newsgazette
It’s time once again to dive into another round of quick takes on the people, places and events that were being talked about over the past week:
07/19/2024 --kron4
Dancing, pomp and celebration and a star-studded line up of speakers headlined an eventful four days that culminated in former President Trump formally accepting the GOP’s nomination for president. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the 2024 Republican National Convention. Trump tells the story of the shooting Trump recounted the story of [...]
07/18/2024 --huffpost
“No violence, just fight for our country,” said a New Jersey delegate on the presidential nominee's calls to mobilize post-shooting.
07/18/2024 --nbcnews
Homophobic and transphobic remarks were unmistakably present throughout the first three days of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
07/18/2024 --nysun
‘Look, everybody has different people in their party. Unfortunately, Matt happens to be here. I think at the end of the day, he probably shouldn’t be on the streets,’ Speaker McCarthy says.
07/18/2024 --rawstory
J.D. Vance's semi-public Venmo account reveals former President Donald Trump's running mate mingling with lobbyists, never Trumpers and leaders behind the notorious campaign platform Project 2025, Wired reported Thursday.Wired analyzed more than 200 payments and a public "friends list" the outlet said reveals "the populist's close ties to the very elites he rails against." ALSO READ: Sen. J.D. Vance finally dumps stock in 'slave labor' company"Friends" — which the app culls from cellphone and social media contacts — include vocal Trump critic former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a Manhattan federal court prosecutor and lawyers in President Joe Biden's Justice department, Wired reports.It also reportedly includes government relations director Amalia Halikias, from the Heritage Foundation, several lobbyists and pundits Bari Weiss and Tucker Carlson.Lanny Davis, "a well-known political operative and former lawyer for Trump antagonist Michael Cohen," may also appear on Vance's Venmo account, Wired reports. It remains possible that the account belongs to another Lanny Davis, Wired reports, but adds, "the account in question, which Davis declined to confirm or deny was his, was also linked to someone named Michael Cohen.""Gladden Pappin, for instance—president of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs and a figure with close ties to the intellectual wing of the far right—shows up as one of Vance’s friends," Wired reports.There are other "far-right activists like Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe, Laura Loomer, and Ali Alexander," also on the list of "friends," according to the report.The Venmo account "was first discovered by a law enforcement and extremism researcher who asked to remain anonymous, citing security concerns," Wired reports. Very few of Vance's transactions are public and appear mundane, Wired notes. But his former Senate campaign manager, Jordan Wiggins, appears to have more "eyebrow-raising" transactions, according to Wired. "Some labeled for things like 'Back waxing & Happy Ending,' and adult 🎥,'" Wired reported. "While these descriptions are likely jokes between friends, Wiggins didn’t respond to a request for comment."The campaign refused to respond to Wired's request for comment. After the request was made, Vance's transactions were made private.