‘Want to find something in common?’

Crowds booed Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., and drowned out his remarks as he rallied for former President Donald Trump in downtown Pickens, South Carolina, on Saturday. “Well, do you want to find something in common?” the Republican lawmaker asked the crowd at the event. “I’ve come to love President Trump, and he loves himself, and … Read more

What you need to know this week

Investors kick off a new week, a new month, a new quarter and a new half of the year in the week ahead with the crucial June jobs report capping off what will be an abbreviated and rambling week of trading. Economists expect job growth to slow in June, while the unemployment rate is expected … Read more

Prosecutor in Hunter Biden case denies retaliating against tax official who spoke to House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prosecutor leading the investigation into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is pushing back against allegations that he was barred from pursuing criminal charges in Los Angeles and Washington and denies retaliating against an IRS official who leaked details of the case. In a two-page letter to House Republicans on Friday, … Read more

America’s missile defense front line is strained by demand from global threats

US Army air defense units are among the most overstretched in the US military, manning missile systems around the world to provide round-the-clock deterrence against adversaries such as North Korea, China , Iran and Russia. In describing the problem to CNN, the Army’s highest-ranking air defense officer, Lt. Gen. Dan Karbler, recounted something an Army … Read more

Trump said Putin told him he was the ‘viciousest’ president ever, but they still got along

Former President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign event July 1, 2023 in Pickens, South Carolina.Sean Rayford/Getty Images Donald Trump bragged about his relationship with Vladimir Putin at a rally in South Carolina. Trump said Putin described him as “vicious,” but they still got along. Trump has often spoken about how his relationship … Read more

Pence says ‘no pressure involved’ in appeals to governors after 2020 election

Former Vice President Mike Pence called former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey after the 2020 election, but “there was no pressure,” he said in an interview that aired Sunday. Pence’s comments followed a Washington Post report that former President Donald Trump urged Pence to call Ducey to urge him to find evidence that would help Trump … Read more