Liveblog - ICYMI: July 18, 2023

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Updates:

Craven Asshole Alert/”My Kevin” Speaks Out:

Congress:

2024 Election:

The former president and his backers aim to strengthen the power of the White House and limit the independence of federal agencies.

Donald J. Trump and his allies are planning a sweeping expansion of presidential power over the machinery of government if voters return him to the White House in 2025, reshaping the structure of the executive branch to concentrate far greater authority directly in his hands.

Their plans to centralize more power in the Oval Office stretch far beyond the former president’s recent remarks that he would order a criminal investigation into his political rival, President Biden, signaling his intent to end the post-Watergate norm of Justice Department independence from White House political control.

Mr. Trump and his associates have a broader goal: to alter the balance of power by increasing the president’s authority over every part of the federal government that now operates, by either law or tradition, with any measure of independence from political interference by the White House, according to a review of his campaign policy proposals and interviews with people close to him.

Fascist Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose enters Republican Senate primary

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R) launched a U.S. Senate bid on Monday, becoming the third prominent Republican seeking to topple Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in a state key to GOP hopes of retaking control of the chamber.

“Lately it feels like our country is slipping away from us,” LaRose said in an announcement video. “Rising prices are hurting families. An open border is bringing in drugs and crime. Parents are being cut out of their children’s education. As a dad to three young girls, I know something has to change.”

With his entrance into the race, LaRose joins a competitive field that includes two deep-pocketed contenders: state Sen. Matt Dolan, whose family owns the Cleveland Guardians baseball team, and Bernie Moreno, a car dealership owner who was encouraged to run by former president Donald Trump.

The Worst and Stupidest People in the World:

TFG: Ancient Israeli artifacts intended for an exhibition in Washington in 2019 are stuck at Mar-a-Lago, with Israel struggling to get them back

  • Israel loaned ancient antiquities to the US in 2019, on the condition they be returned within weeks.
  • But almost four years later, they’re “stuck” at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, per Haaretz.
  • Senior Israeli figures have tried but failed to get the antiquities back, the newspaper reported.

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Craven Assholes:

^^^Nice spin, asshat!

https://twitter.com/JohnBurrowsCA/status/1681286983027511299

🤡 The ClOwN HoUSe Will Hold Another Hearing 🤡:

State News:

How ‘Christian’ of Them:

Texas troopers told to push children into Rio Grande, deny water to migrants, records say

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