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Quick Glance: Thailand: Activist Arnon Nampa jailed for advocating royal reform
- Arnon Nampa was convicted for comments made during the youth-led pro-democracy protests in 2020.
- Thailand's lese-majeste law prohibits insulting the monarchy, carrying harsh jail sentences.
- Mr. Arnon, a human rights lawyer, was the first activist to publicly call for a national conversation on the role of the monarchy in today's Thailand.
- The verdict comes after months of public discussion following the May general election, where the progressive Move Forward party unexpectedly won the most votes and seats, advocating for comprehensive reform, including amending the lese-majeste law.
HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris deliver remarks on gun safety. trib.al/lJNPf7k
Quick Glance: New Office for Gun Violence Prevention Established in the White House
- Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the new office and collaborate with leading gun safety advocates.
- The office will implement existing safety laws and work with states.
- Establishing a new office for gun violence prevention has been a long-standing goal for violence prevention groups.
- The office will focus on bringing together political leaders and advocates to build upon the progress that has been made.
Quick Glance: Biden's dog bites again: Secret Service officer injured
- Biden's dog Commander injures another Secret Service officer.
- The dog has had multiple unpleasant encounters with the individuals who protect the White House.
- The President and First Lady express their gratitude to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for their efforts in safeguarding them, their family, and the nation.
- The White House is developing additional leash protocols and training for Commander.
Quick Glance: Trump pretends to support workers amid UAW strike
- The former president is undeniably trying to impress Michigan workers.
- Trump repeatedly boasted about his extensive infrastructure plans, promoting one infrastructure week after another.
- Trump successfully passed a significant legislation: $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that primarily benefited the wealthy and corporations, while providing minimal benefits to workers like the UAW members on strike.
- When it comes to unions, Trump doesn't genuinely support them - what he supports is union members supporting him.
Quick Glance: Zelensky to Visit White House and Capitol Hill Next Week
- Ukrainian President Zelensky is set to meet President Biden at the White House and hold meetings on Capitol Hill during his trip to the U.S. for the UN General Assembly, according to sources.
- Congress is currently considering Biden's request for over $20 billion in additional aid for Ukraine.
- Zelensky is expected in Washington on Thursday, according to sources.
- Debate reflects GOP divide over Ukraine aid.
Quick Glance: Biden criticizes congressional Republicans for impending government shutdown
- President Biden urges Republicans in Congress to do their job or not be elected.
- A small group of extreme Republicans in Congress refuses to honor an agreement, potentially affecting all Americans.
- Congress has until September 30 to pass legislation to fund the government and avoid a shutdown.
- Biden calls out Trump for supporting a shutdown and neglecting American families.
Quick Glance: Biden plans to reduce medical bills in credit reports
- Proposals aim to financially aid families after medical crises and prevent coercive debt collection practices.
- Improvements in credit report accuracy will ensure creditors do not rely on flawed data.
- Vice President Kamala Harris and consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra announced the proposals.
- Harris stated that over 100 million Americans have unpaid medical debt.
Quick Glance: American prisoners arrive in US after exchange
- Exchange facilitated by release of frozen Iranian funds
- Negotiations mediated by Qatar led to the swap
- Americans departed Iran while Iranians arrived in the US
Americans held for years in Iranian custody walked arm-in-arm off a plane into freedom as part of a ...
Quick Glance: Billion-Dollar Deal: Americans Freed from Iran in Prisoner Swap
- Iran made $6bn through exports, mainly of oil, to South Korea, but the money ended up in restricted accounts in South Korea after then-US President Donald Trump abandoned a landmark nuclear deal.
- As part of the prisoner swap deal, the US also released five Iranians.
- Released prisoner expresses gratitude towards US President Biden.
- We have just received news that the plane carrying the five American citizens freed from Iran will land in Doha shortly.
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Quick Glance: Jimmy Carter's Final Chapter: Peanut Butter Ice Cream and His 99th Birthday
- Mr. Carter holds the record as the longest-living president in US history, and his resilience in hospice is inspiring admirers worldwide.
- Former President Jimmy Carter is being honored with tributes from around the world.
- The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a naturalization swearing-in ceremony on his birthday.
- Mr. Carter's birthday celebration will take place at home, surrounded by family.
Quick Glance: Jen Psaki introduces new show on MSNBC
- 'Inside With Jen Psaki' will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern starting next month.
- After her daily press conferences for the Biden administration, Psaki is a familiar face.
- MSNBC has achieved great success with weekly personalities.
- In July, MSNBC averaged 1.1 million viewers during prime time.
Biden's team tells nervous Dems: Just chill: Despite challenges, aides believe abortion and Donald Trump will propel Biden to re-election.
Quick Glance: Biden aide engages in constructive talks with Chinese diplomat
- Sullivan met with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta for constructive discussions.
- Both sides had candid and substantive talks to stabilize relations.
- There are limited signs of restoring military communication between the two sides.
- The talks could lay the groundwork for a meeting between Biden and Xi Jinping.
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Quick Glance: Andrew Lester pleads not guilty in shooting of Ralph Yarl, trial scheduled for 2024
- Andrew Lester, 84, declares himself not guilty during the arraignment on Wednesday morning.
- The case of Andrew Lester, accused of shooting Ralph Yarl after the teenager mistakenly entered the wrong house, will be tried in 2024.
- Andrew Lester was charged with first-degree felony assault and armed criminal action.
- A judge made the decision after hearing testimony from 12 witnesses, including Ralph Yarl and his mother Cleo Nagbe.
Quick Glance: Judge denies Mark Meadows' request to move his Georgia election subversion case to federal court
- Judge Steve Jones ruled that Meadows did not meet the threshold to move his case to federal court.
- The actions in question were taken on behalf of the Trump campaign to affect state election activities and procedures.
- The ruling is a big win for District Attorney Fani Willis, who spent years investigating and building the case against Trump, Meadows, and others.
- Meadows and his lawyers argued that the charges against him should be heard in federal court and ultimately dismissed.
Quick Glance: Meadows fights against conviction during federal court proceedings
- Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows expressed concerns about being convicted in the Georgia election interference case before a decision is made on whether he should be tried in federal court.
- A judge denied Meadows's attempt to move his charges out of state court, and he promptly filed an appeal.
- While Meadows continues his fight, the ruling allows the state court to potentially convict him in the meantime.
- If a stay is not granted, the State plans to try Meadows in 42 days on October 23, 2023.
Quick Glance: Armed Man Arrested for Impersonating US Marshal at RFK Jr. Event
- A man with two holstered weapons, a U.S. Marshals badge, and a federal ID approached Kennedy at a campaign event in Los Angeles on Friday.
- Los Angeles Police confirmed the arrest of the suspect who posed as a federal agent at the event.
- According to the department, the man did not draw or threaten anyone with the weapon during the event.
- Kennedy claimed that his request for Secret Service protection was denied by the Biden administration in June.
Quick Glance: Biden and Netanyahu to Meet in N.Y., but No Long-Awaited White House Visit
- After almost a year in office, President Biden has not invited Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the White House.
- Netanyahu would be the first Israeli Prime Minister not to receive a White House visit in their first year.
- Netanyahu has a remarkable record of White House visits.
- The meeting in New York is unlikely to satisfy Netanyahu.
Quick Glance: Boebert's Behavior at Performance: Another Embarrassment, Says Challenger
- Boebert's Democratic challenger criticizes her behavior at the 'Beetlejuice' performance.
- It's just another embarrassment in her list.
- Boebert was thrown out of a Denver theater for vaping, singing, and causing a disturbance.
- Frisch also attacks Boebert for her position on abortion.
Biden officials watching oil prices surge as inflation ticks up: Presidents often get blamed for high gas prices but receive little credit when they come down.
Dr. Fauci says that while he isn't "alarmed" by the uptick in cases of COVID-19, "I'm certainly keeping an eye on it." trib.al/A23lPHS
Quick Glance: Fauci warns of possible Covid increase in winter
- Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of a possible increase in Covid cases in winter.
- The rising number of cases is expected to continue into the fall and winter months.
- It is important to be prepared for it.
- Fauci does not expect any federal mask mandates.
Quick Glance: Ken Paxton acquitted and returned to office
- Texas Senate acquits Attorney General Ken Paxton of corruption and bribery charges.
- Only two out of 19 Republican Senators voted in favor of conviction.
- Impeachment managers allege that Paul helped Paxton with a home renovation and an extramarital affair.
- Whistleblowers reported Paxton to the FBI after discovering an outside lawyer's involvement and Paul's business dealings.
Quick Glance: 5th Circuit: Biden White House and CDC Likely Violated First Amendment
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled on Friday that the Biden White House, top government health officials, and the FBI likely violated the First Amendment by influencing tech companies' decisions to remove or suppress posts on the coronavirus and elections.
- The court found that these agencies did not force social media companies to moderate their sites.
- The judges wrote that the White House likely coerced the platforms to make moderation decisions through intimidating messages and threats. They also found that the White House significantly encouraged the platforms' decisions by taking over their decision-making processes, which violates the First Amendment.
- A White House spokesperson stated that the Justice Department is reviewing the decision and considering options.
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