Quick Glance: Will Trump's opponents repeat the errors of their initial debate?
- The key question for the second debate may be whether anyone in the field can use Trump's absence to make a stronger case against him and force him to reconsider his strategy of virtually ignoring the field.
- If they are genuinely trying to win the nomination, Trump's rivals have little to show for their deferential posture toward him at that first debate.
- Trump is still campaigning in the early primary states - albeit less frequently than his opponents - with appearances in South Carolina this week and Iowa on Sunday, as reported by CNN.
- At the least, Trump's comments on abortion seem likely to prompt more attacks on him Wednesday than he faced at the first debate.
Quick Glance: Former Trump Aide Hutchinson Criticizes Matt Gaetz Over Dating Rumors
- In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Hutchinson denies having a relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz.
- Hutchinson emphasizes that she has higher standards in men and that she only had a friendly working relationship with Gaetz.
- According to Hutchinson's upcoming book, Gaetz allegedly tried to seduce her at Camp David but was scolded by Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
- Hutchinson also accuses Rudy Giuliani of groping her on January 6, a claim which Giuliani denies.
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: UAW President Criticizes Trump's Loyalty to the 'Billionaire Class' Ahead of Visit
- UAW President Shawn Fain criticizes former President Trump, stating that he serves a 'billionaire class,' one day before Trump's visit to Detroit to speak with union members.
- Fain added, 'He serves a billionaire class, and that's the problem in this country.'
- Fain stated, 'All you have to do is look at his track record.'
- Fain said, 'And the ultimate proof of how much he cares about our workers was in 2019 when he was the president of the United States.'
Quick Glance: Donald Trump held accountable for fraud in New York civil case
- Engoron also ordered the cancellation of certificates that allowed some of Trump's businesses, including the Trump Organization, to operate in New York, and appointed a receiver to manage the businesses' dissolution.
- The judge described how Trump, his adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric, the Trump Organization, and other defendants fabricated valuations and inflated Trump's net worth to meet their business needs.
- Christopher Kise, a lawyer representing Trump, stated, 'Today's scandalous decision is completely detached from the facts and the applicable law.'
- James expressed anticipation in presenting the remaining aspects of her case in court.
Quick Glance: Paul Ryan warns Republicans about impending shutdown
- Internal conflicts within the House GOP have been occurring for weeks.
- Ryan, however, is uncertain if House Republicans will be able to accomplish it in time.
- Ryan served as Speaker of the House during the 2018 government shutdown, which lasted a record-breaking 35 days.
Quick Glance: Mark Milley's Controversial Legacy as America's Top General
- Milley's conduct was unquestionably extraordinary in the final months and days of the Trump administration.
- Concerned about Trump's mental decline, Milley instructed senior operations officers not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.
- Milley publicly apologized for creating a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.
- Republican lawmakers and former Trump administration officials accused him of undermining civilian control of the military.
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Quick Glance: Trump Faces Fraud Charges: New York Judge Holds Him Accountable
- Former US President Donald Trump suffered a major legal defeat.
- Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump and his company can be held liable for fraud.
- Trump manipulated the value of his Trump Organization for years, committing fraud.
- Trump is accused of inflating his wealth by up to $3.6 billion to obtain loans more easily.
Quick Glance: Eric Trump criticizes court ruling on Mar-a-Lago value
- Eric Trump criticized a judge's valuation of Mar-a-Lago in a fraud case, claiming the Florida property could be worth over a billion dollars.
Quick Glance: Farewell to Megan Rapinoe: Soccer icon departs U.S. national team
- In her final game for the national team, Megan Rapinoe bids farewell as an international soccer player.
- She became both a hero and a villain at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.
- Rapinoe's soccer career is not yet over.
- She will finish the season with her club team, OL Reign.
Quick Glance: New conflict of interest allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- ProPublica reveals that Thomas has been involved in private dinners for major donors to the Koch network.
- In 2021, Americans for Prosperity, a Koch entity, successfully challenged state laws regarding donor disclosure.
- The network is now supporting a challenge to a longstanding Supreme Court regulatory precedent.
- Thomas did not recuse himself from the 2021 case and it is uncertain if he will do so in the current case.
Quick Glance: Mixed Feelings Surround Indian American Presidential Candidates
- For the first time, there are two serious Indian American presidential candidates: Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley.
- According to Pew, Indian American voters tend to lean more Democratic than other Asian American groups.
- The debate about the prominence of Ms. Haley and Mr. Ramaswamy is happening in Indian American homes and places of worship.
- Venu Rao, a Democrat and retired engineer, states that Ms. Haley and Mr. Ramaswamy reflect the ideological diversity among South Asian Americans, even if he disagrees with their positions.
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Quick Glance: Colin Kaepernick Requests to Join Jets' Practice Squad
- The former NFL quarterback provides multiple reasons why he would be a good fit for the Jets' practice squad following Aaron Rodgers' Achilles injury in Week 1 of the 2023 season.
- Unlike other veteran quarterbacks considered as possible options for the Jets, Kaepernick has not retired from the league despite not playing since 2016.
- Kaepernick's letter was shared on Instagram by J. Cole with permission from the quarterback, after the Jets signed another veteran quarterback, Trevor Siemian, to their practice squad on Tuesday.
Quick Glance: Former Reagan officials endorse Pence
- Former Vice President Mike Pence receives endorsement from former Reagan officials.
- Officials urge fellow Republicans to support Pence in the Republican primary.
- Pence is praised for his conservative principles and support for U.S. military might.
- The officials also highlight Pence's belief that every human life is precious and should be protected.
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Quick Glance: Calls for Bob Menendez's Resignation
- Senator Bob Menendez to make first remarks following indictment
- Democratic senators call for Bob Menendez's resignation
- Many Democratic officials in New Jersey also call for Menendez's resignation
- Democratic Representative Andy Kim to challenge Menendez
Quick Glance: Trump warns of automatic voter registration in Pennsylvania
- Former President Donald Trump warns of the impact of automatic voter registration in Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania will introduce automatic voter registration ahead of the 2024 election.
- 23 other states already use automatic voter registration.
- Trump calls on the Pennsylvania Republican Party to fight against this process.
Quick Glance: Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani for unauthorized access and sharing of personal data
- Hunter Biden files lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani for wrongfully accessing and sharing his personal data.
- The lawsuit is part of Hunter's efforts to push back against Republicans who have spread his private data, including alleged emails and embarrassing images.
- The suit accuses Giuliani and attorney Robert Costello of hacking, manipulating, copying, and disseminating Biden's data, resulting in a complete breach of his digital privacy.
- Biden also calls for an investigation into Giuliani, Costello, and the owner of the Wilmington computer repair shop.
Quick Glance: New Initiative for Net Neutrality: Is Broadband Essential?
- Former President Donald Trump could bring back landmark net neutrality rules.
- The proposed rules would classify broadband services as an essential telecommunications service.
- Internet service providers would be prohibited from blocking or throttling lawful Internet traffic and selling 'fast lanes'.
- The FCC will vote in October to gather public comment on the proposed rules.
Quick Glance: Trump asserts freedom of speech as protection against 'insurrection' cases to prevent his candidacy
- Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argue that an attempt to exclude him from the 2024 ballot under a rarely used clause of 'insurrection' in the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech.
- The lawyers have made this argument in a filing published by a Colorado court on Monday, which represents one of the most significant challenges to Trump's candidacy under the clause of the 14th Amendment from the Civil War era.
- Trump will also argue that the clause does not apply to him because 'the Fourteenth Amendment applies to someone who was involved in insurrection or rebellion,' not to someone who merely 'instigated' an action,' Blue wrote.
- A second liberal group, Free Speech For The People, has also submitted a challenge to Trump's candidacy in Minnesota, which is scheduled to be heard by the state's Supreme Court on November 2.
Quick Glance: Proposals for three Alabama district maps to strengthen black voters' rights
- A court-appointed special master presented three proposals on Monday to enhance the black voting-age population in a newly configured district in Alabama.
- This is the latest development in a closely watched redistricting case with implications for control of the US House of Representatives in the upcoming elections.
- Two other plans for the district would result in a black population of 48.7% or 48.5%.
- All of these exceed the approximately 40% black population in the second district, which had been rejected by federal judges as improperly diluting black political power in this Deep South state.
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Quick Glance: Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom Set to Face Off in November Debate
- Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom will go head-to-head in November.
- DeSantis is currently polling second in the race for the Republican nomination, trailing frontrunner Donald Trump by over 40 points.
- Both politicians are newcomers on the national political stage, with concerns over the age of President Biden and ex-President Trump.
- The November debate between the two governors is mostly an exercise in positioning for the 2028 presidential election.
Quick Glance: Lauren Boebert Apologizes for Disruptive Behavior at 'Beetlejuice' Musical
- Apology from Lauren Boebert after disruptive behavior and false denial of vaping
- Surveillance video shows Boebert vaping in the theater
- Boebert and another guest were kicked out of the musical for causing a disturbance
- Boebert admits to laughing and singing too loud during the performance
Quick Glance: Youngkin refrains from endorsing in presidential primary for now
- Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) is not likely to endorse any candidate in the 2024 presidential primary at this time.
- Youngkin, a well-regarded Republican, has hinted at potential White House ambitions.
- The governor also dismissed questions about presidential candidates' age, criticizing President Biden.
- Youngkin emphasized that the key factor is whether they can do the job.
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