Headlines on 2021-08-02

  • Donald Trump builds $102 million war chest after massive fundraising haul

    Former President Donald Trump has not yet announced whether he'll run for president in 2024, but that hasn't stopped his campaign from bringing in a massive fundraising haul. Trump is armed with a whopping $102 million war chest heading into the 2022 midterms and the 2024 general election, new federal campaign finance filings show. Trump's political committees raked in $82 million during the first half of 2021, and have $102 million in the bank, according to federal filings. Trump, who has been...

  • Sarah Palin Is Threatening to Re-Enter Politics

    One of the very present horrors in listening to the first and second seasons of “Slow Burn”—the Slate podcast that revisits political scandals—is realizing that all of the villains we have now are the same ones we had three decades ago. In other words: We’ll probably be stuck with many of the politicians we hate for

  • By Conquering Singapore, Japan Sent Britain’s Asia Empire Underwater

    Michael Peck World War II History, Asia Pacific In the darkest days of World War II, when disaster after disaster almost overwhelmed the Allies, it took a lot to shake a leader like Winston Churchill. Here's What You Need To Remember:  Depleted by the First World War and then squeezed dry by the Second, Britain would have lost its empire eventually. But the photos of British generals and soldiers marching into captivity under Asian guns left their mark on colonial subjects. In the darkest days...

    The National Interest
  • The Messy But True Stories That Inspired Amazon Prime's The Pursuit of Love

    If there was ever a family to inspire books, TV shows and movies, it makes sense that it would be the Mitfords. Though they're relatively unknown in the United States, the

    E! Online
  • 10 Republicans Back Bill Calling For Audit Of The CDC

    10 Republicans Back Bill Calling For Audit Of The CDC Authored by Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times, A group of 10 Republican senators is backing a bill that would require an audit of the decision-making and public health messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Senate bill (pdf), titled ‘Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act of 2021, would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the CDC’s public health messaging and...

  • Obama is throwing his 60th birthday bash on Martha's Vineyard with hundreds of guests amid Delta variant concerns

    The party will be outdoors, guests are asked to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19, and there will be a "COVID-coordinator," sources told Axios.

    Business Insider

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