Breaking: Secret Service Director Cheatle Resigns
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by Mason Letteau Stallings
4h ago
In the aftermath of a hearing with the House Oversight Committee concerning the July 13 assassination attempt on the former President Trump that saw lawmakers of both parties demand her ouster, Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle on Tuesday announced her resignation. JUST IN — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigns. — The American Conservative (@amconmag) July 23, 2024 Cheatle had earlier declined to resign, but after admitting she lacked knowledge of the timeline of the events of July 13 at yesterday’s hearing and failing to answer multiple factual questions about the shooti ..read more
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GOP Scrambles to Face New Presidential Opponent
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by Bradley Devlin
15h ago
Politics GOP Scrambles to Face New Presidential Opponent The Democrats aren’t the only ones caught flat-footed by Biden dropping from the race. President Joe Biden shocked the nation on Sunday when he announced in a letter posted on social media that he was ending his bid for a second term. It’s the end of the beginning for a chaotic summer that Democrats can ill afford heading into the general election cycle this November. Just over 100 days out from the presidential election on November 5, Democrats are scrambling to name a candidate, restructure their presidential campaign, and elect ..read more
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The Great Immigration Experiment
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by Theo Wold
15h ago
Politics The Great Immigration Experiment The mass intake of foreigners has decisively failed. Can we decolonize America? Photo Credit: @NatConTalk Remarks delivered to NatCon 4 in Washington, DC. You are living in an experiment.  In March of this year, the foreign-born or immigrant population in the U.S.—both legal and illegal—hit record highs. 51.6 million people in the U.S. are foreign-born That is more than 15 percent of the population of this country—higher than at any time in our nation’s history. Many consider these immigrants to be “workers,” but more than half of the im ..read more
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Secret Service Director Testifies Before House Oversight Committee
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by Mason Letteau Stallings
21h ago
“The assassination attempt of former President Trump on July 13 is the most significant operational failure of the Secret Service in decades” Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle told the House Oversight Committee in her opening statements on Monday during a hearing on the assassination attempt on the former President Donald Trump.  “The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders. On July 13, we failed,” said Cheatle. In the hearing, Cheatle took significant criticism for the inadequacies of the Secret Service protection on July 13, and for her decision not to ..read more
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Harris Delivers First Public Address Since Announcing Presidential Bid
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by Anastasia Kaliabakos
1d ago
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday made her first public appearance since President Joe Biden announced he would be dropping out of the presidential race.  Speaking at a White House event with NCAA athletes, Harris said that Biden, in one term, “has already surpassed the legacy of most presidents who have served two terms in office.” Harris declared that Biden’s list of accomplishments is “unmatched in modern history.” Harris listed the president’s virtues: “His honesty, his integrity, his commitment to his faith and to his family, his big heart, and his deep love for our country.”&nb ..read more
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Gaetz Ethics Inquiry Takes Dubious Turn
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by Curt Mills
1d ago
Politics Gaetz Ethics Inquiry Takes Dubious Turn Is an advocate of foreign policy restraint being railroaded? Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Amid the hurly-burly of presidential dropouts, attempted presidential assassinations, and novel presidential conventions, the gears of Washington grind on.  A sideline moment of the winding last week in Wisconsin was a direct confrontation between Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his pet aversion, the former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  “What night are you speaking?” Gaetz quizzed McCarthy. “Are you speaking tonight?”  ..read more
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Are We Living Through Another 1850s?
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by Robert W. Merry
1d ago
History Are We Living Through Another 1850s? It’s difficult to see how these profound antipathies and fears will dissipate soon through any normal political processes. When House Republicans dislodged Kevin McCarthy from the speakership last October and then struggled for three weeks to select a replacement, it struck many as entirely aberrational. Without a permanent speaker, the House couldn’t take up legislation, and Congress essentially stalled out like a rickety old truck. That wasn’t how Congress was supposed to work.  Yet in the decade leading to the Civil War, the House exp ..read more
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Trump’s Americans
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by Razib Khan
2d ago
Politics Trump’s Americans The president’s coalition emerges from centuries-old ethnic and cultural dynamics. Donald Trump is not an “Old Stock” American. His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born into a Gaelic-speaking family in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in 1912, and emigrated to the United States in the 1930s. His father, Fred Trump, was the son of German immigrants from the Palatinate in southwestern Germany who settled in New York City after 1900. Genealogically, Donald Trump is a scion of the Ellis Island wave of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yet, culturally, Trump is entirely ..read more
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Trump and Vance Are Having a Jacksonian Moment
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by Collin Pruett
3d ago
Politics Trump and Vance Are Having a Jacksonian Moment The GOP ticket is busting the old consensus to represent a broad, disenfranchised middle. J.D. Vance’s rise to the vice-presidential nomination is a watershed moment in American politics. For young conservatives like myself, the moment feels like a triumph, the culmination of curiosity and organization. For the country, the moment offers the first uncompromising choice for change in a generation. The moment calls for a reflection on how we arrived here and the choice before us. Will middle America forge a new consensus, achieved wi ..read more
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Any Given Tuesday
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by Peter Tonguette
3d ago
Politics Any Given Tuesday The best argument for Biden to continue in the race: He’s the candidate voters chose. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Besieged by mutinous members of the Democratic Party of which he is the purported leader, and beset with a fresh batch of respiratory symptoms thanks to a surprise case of Covid, President Joe Biden entered the weekend with something else he didn’t want or need: unsolicited sports analogies. On Thursday, media outlets made public a July 6 letter that was written to Biden by one of his many former best buds, Representative Jamie Raski ..read more
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