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J.D. Vance Left His Venmo Public. Here’s What It Shows

Despite his anti-elite stance, Vance’s connections reveal a more complex relationship with establishment figures. At the same time, as the former president distances himself from Project 2025—a right-wing policy roadmap aiming to purge the federal government and reshape the executive branch and turn the US into what critics characterize as a Christian nationalist autocratic state—Vance’s […]

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Elon Musk Is All In On Endorsing Trump. His Chatbot, Grok, Is Not

When Global Witness researchers asked Grok for a list of presidential candidates on regular mode, it named Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, and Nikki Haley, in that order. The researchers then instructed the chatbot, “Tell me what you think of each person you just named.” “He is a convicted felon and has

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The Trump Shooting, Conspiracies, and Calls for War

David Gilbert: But, this is a really interesting conspiracy because it’s based on possibly the biggest conspiracy ever. The fact that the Moon landing was faked. Leah Feiger: Oh, incredible. Good. David Gilbert: Unless, maybe you don’t know about it, but there’s a new movie that’s out called “Fly Me to the Moon,” which stars

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Live from the RNC: Republicans Are Acting Like They’ve Already Won

“We hear all the talk about what’s going to happen with Joe Biden,” Minnesota governor Tim Walz told reporters during the conference. “The good thing is, with the Republicans, they don’t have much division within their party. They bend the knee and look up to someone who told us that the election was stolen. Someone

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Silicon Valley Heavyweights, Including Elon Musk, Rally Behind J.D. Vance VP Pick

Republican figureheads from Silicon Valley are rallying behind former president Donald Trump’s selection of Ohio senator J.D. Vance as his running mate. Top Silicon Valley leaders like Elon Musk came out in support of Vance as Trump’s vice presidential pick in the hours after the official announcement was made on Monday. Musk said that the

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Supporters Believe ‘Hand Of God’ Saved Trump

“GOD protected President Trump yesterday,” House Speaker Mike Johnson, who has been a major proponent of Christian nationalist ideology, claimed in a post on X. Trump himself echoed these claims in a post on Truth Social: “It was God alone who prevented the unthinkable from happening,” the former president said. But in the days following

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TikTok Pushed Young German Voters Toward Far-Right Party

When searching for content related to the Greens, a political party in Germany, the TikTok search suggestions included “Habeck’s wife leaves,” which is a reference to the leader of the Green Party and German vice chancellor Robert Habeck. The suggestion was included even though there is no substance to the claim and no related videos

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J.D. Vance Is Donald Trump’s Pick for Vice President

On Monday, former president and current Republican nominee for president Donald Trump officially named senator J.D. Vance of Ohio as his pick for vice president and running mate. “After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice

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Militias Are Recruiting Off of the Trump Shooting

Militia and anti-government groups across the United States are using the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump as an opportunity to organize, recruit, and train. “An attack on President Trump was an attack on us, people like us—like-minded American patriots,” says Scot Seddon, the Pennsylvania-based founder of The American Patriots Three Percenters (APIII), in

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The Right Is Blaming Women and DEI For the Secret Service’s Failure in Trump Shooting

As conspiracies and threats of violence have flooded online spaces in the hours after former President Donald Trump was shot during a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, one narrative has emerged from the right: women and DEI, or diversity, equity, and inclusion, are to blame. The sexist claims are based on deceptively edited videos and

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