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Trump’s vice presidential choice takes on an additional significance in shooting’s aftermath

Trump’s vice presidential choice takes on an additional significance in shooting’s aftermath

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump, having just survived an attempted assassination, enters the Republican National Convention having not yet announced his vice presidential pick. It remains unclear whether the shooting Saturday at his Pennsylvania rally has changed the former president’s thinking about his potential second-in-command. But his choice now carries…Read more

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire. That is one of the focuses of the investigation into Saturday’s assassination attempt on Trump as Republicans gather in Milwaukee for their national convention and President Joe Biden…Read more

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Mike Van Meter: An invitation to Gerry Connolly to come out of hiding and debate me

If Congressman Gerry Connolly has such a stellar congressional record to defend, why not debate me publicly before the deserving constituents of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District? 

If he cares about the basic needs of constituents for a reduction in crime, reduction in gas prices and grocery prices, why not come and debate me and share his plan for changing the course in Fairfax County so life is somewhat sustainable for families here? 

If he is more concerned about electric school buses and EV mandates than ensuring that the U.S. is energy-independent, then come and debate me. 

If he is able to confidently stand behind his record of neglecting the fentanyl crisis, keeping the border wide open, not condemning a soft-on-crime policy in Fairfax County, and squandering taxpayer dollars on political clown shows, why not come out and debate me? 

If he is just fine with the current administration’s failed foreign policy leading us into two new wars, why not come and debate me? 

If he is comfortable explaining why he has spent far more time supporting funding packages to protect the borders of other countries long before our own national border, why not come out and debate me? 

If he truly believes that it is okay to ignore the sharp rise in antisemitism in our nation as well as stand by his statement likening the violent, anti-semitic, and hate-filled Pro-Hamas college campus riots to the anti-war peaceful protests on college campuses during the Vietnam War, why not come and debate me? 

If he is perfectly fine with the status of our schools in Fairfax County where now many children are not reading at grade level and what was once the top high school in the nation, Thomas Jefferson High School, is now taking a nosedive in ranking national rankings, why not come and debate me? Why, instead, does he continue to cozy up with the Fairfax County Public School Board which keeps ignoring a majority of concerned parents in Fairfax County? 

If he would like to stand by his record of inaction against violent crime — rape, domestic abuse, assault – by illegal immigrants against women through supporting a soft-on-crime policy and an open border, why not come and debate me? 

If he truly believes that to be pro-women means exclusively supporting the ability of adult women to terminate the lives of innocent unborn women in the womb, why not come and debate me? 

Congressman Connolly here is my open, public invitation to a debate—anytime, anywhere. Please come to defend your record and listen to the concerns of your constituents. I look forward to hearing from you and getting several debates on the schedule between June and November. Please come out of hiding, especially if you have nothing to hide. 

Mike VanMeter is a longtime resident of Fairfax County and candidate for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. 

Federal appeals court blocks remainder of Biden’s student debt relief plan

Federal appeals court blocks remainder of Biden’s student debt relief plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court blocked the implementation of the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan, which would have lowered monthly payments for millions of borrowers. In a ruling Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion…Continue Reading

Homeland Security inspector general investigates Secret Service handling of security at Trump rally

Homeland Security inspector general investigates Secret Service handling of security at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said Wednesday it has opened an investigation into the Secret Service’s handling of security for former President Donald Trump on the day a gunman tried to assassinate him at a Pennsylvania rally…Continue Reading

‘Hillbilly Elegy’: JD Vance’s rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

‘Hillbilly Elegy’: JD Vance’s rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — At the heart of JD Vance’s swift journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance’s bestseller about his roots in rural Kentucky and blue-collar Ohio…Continue Reading

Trump’s vice presidential choice takes on an additional significance in shooting’s aftermath

Trump’s vice presidential choice takes on an additional significance in shooting’s aftermath

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump, having just survived an attempted assassination, enters the Republican National Convention having not yet announced his vice presidential pick. It remains unclear whether the shooting Saturday at his Pennsylvania rally has changed the former president’s thinking about his potential second-in-command. But his choice now carries…Continue Reading

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

What to know about Trump assassination attempt and the investigation into the shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities want to know how a shooter was able to get on top of a roof so close to where former President Donald Trump was speaking and open fire. That is one of the focuses of the investigation into Saturday’s assassination attempt on Trump as Republicans gather in Milwaukee for their national convention and President Joe Biden…Continue Reading

WMAL’s “The All-American Book Club” Welcomes Kathie Lee Gifford’s New Biblical Series “Herod and Mary”

WMAL’s “The All-American Book Club” Welcomes Kathie Lee Gifford’s New Biblical Series “Herod and Mary”

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2024 / EINPresswire.com / — WMAL’s The All-American Book Club is excited to announce that Kathie Lee Gifford joins the lineup of authors for the featured summer series. Kathie Lee Gifford’s four-time Emmy Award-winning career has spanned television…Continue Reading

Gov. Whitmer shuts down 2024 presidential talk but doesn’t hide her ambitions in timely book launch

Gov. Whitmer shuts down 2024 presidential talk but doesn’t hide her ambitions in timely book launch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is releasing a new memoir at a particularly fraught moment, both for herself and for the Democratic Party. Set for release Tuesday amid the frenzy over President Joe Biden’s recent debate performance, “True Gretch” won’t do much to dispel questions about her national ambitions…Continue Reading

The US housing slump deepened this spring. Where does that leave home shoppers and sellers?

The US housing slump deepened this spring. Where does that leave home shoppers and sellers?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The housing market shows few signs of busting out of its three-year funk after a disappointing spring season and amid a gloomy outlook for the summer and fall. Home shoppers came into 2024 with optimism that mortgage rates would ease further after a decline late last year. But those hopes faded as stronger-than-expected data on inflation…Continue Reading

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