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Trump's former White House physician, a Republican congressman, says a would-be assassin's bullet came within a quarter inch of entering the candidate's head. LA Times
VOA VIEW: So it has been said.
With about 100 days until the presidential election, can Democrats land on a candidate, refocus their message on beating Trump and win? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are in a mess.
The Secret Service denied requests by Donald Trump's team for additional tactical support at several campaign rallies despite claims from officials that that wasn't the case, reports the Washington Post. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is a liar.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump struck back at the Democrats' latest "misinformation" and "disinformation" campaign for suggesting "extremist" Project 2025 was his platform." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Said - so done.
In recent years, BYD Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, and its executive Stella Li have made substantial campaign contributions to Democratic candidates and organizations, raising concerns about potential influence in... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems have been exposed - they are bought and paid for.
A lively and bold Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump went off script at his Grand Rapids, Michigan, campaign rally Saturday night to mock Democrats' failed "threat to democracy narrative" pushed by President Joe Biden."There's never been anything like it, and now... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems no the meaning of Democracy.
While the Missouri Republican gubernatorial primary race is tightening, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft retains a double-digit lead over the field, according to a new poll memo provided to Newsmax. Newsmax
Amid the ongoing Israel war on Hamas, the terrorist-run Gaza health officials' narrative has permeated Reuters and The AP, and now The Washington Post has been called out, accused of taking the terrorists' side over the wistful hope of a family of a hostage still held in Gaza. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The WP is a liberal trash newspaper.
The injury former President Donald Trump suffered to his ear during the failed assassination attempt a week ago appears to be nothing more than a "superficial wound," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a liberal fool.

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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., privately told Democrat colleagues that she favors a competitive open primary process if President Joe Biden ends his campaign. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The primary is over - Biden is the Dem nominee.
Secret Service officials rejected Donald Trump's request for additional security in the two years before last weekend's assassination attempt, a damning report revealed Saturday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal SS honchos are part of the Penn. security breach.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faced backlash from co-hosts of "The View" after declaring that he would not vote for either former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden. New York Post
The strike was retaliation for a drone attack launched from Yemen a day earlier, which evaded Israel’s defenses and hit a building in Tel Aviv, killing one person. New York Times
VOA VIEW: They should bomb the hell out of Yemen.

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Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio opened up his first official campaign event as former President Donald Trump by punching back at his Democratic counterpart Kamala Harris. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Vance would eat Harris's lunch in a debate.
As U.S. health officials investigate a fatal outbreak of listeria food poisoning, they're advising people who are pregnant, elderly or have compromised immune systems to avoid eating sliced deli meat unless it's recooked at home to be steaming hot. Washington Times
The House Homeland Security Committee issued a subpoena Friday to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding details on the Secret Service's preparations for the rally that nearly took the life of former President Donald Trump. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Why the secrecy?

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The high school where the shooter, Thomas Matthew Crooks, attended in Pennsylvania also said it has "no record" of him trying out for the rifle team as it had been widely reported. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Gov. Chris Sununu signed the bill Friday, saying in a statement it "ensures fairness and safety in women's sports by maintaining integrity and competitive balance in athletic competitions." CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Police say a Florida man accused of making threats against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. JD Vance and their families on social media has been arrested. CBS
VOA VIEW: As he should be.
A growing number of Democratic lawmakers called for President Biden to step aside Friday, even as his campaign insists he isn't going anywhere. Ed O'Keefe has the latest. CBS
VOA VIEW: He should stay that way.
A flaw in a software update from CrowdStrike, a firm that provides cybersecurity services through Microsoft for half of the Fortune 1000 companies, has caused a major worldwide tech outage. Carter Evans examines exactly what caused the glitch and how it is being fixed. CBS

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Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon denied reports the president is considering leaving 2024 presidential race against Trump. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is hardheaded - good.
The House Oversight Committee refused to push back the date of U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle's testimony. CBS
VOA VIEW: She should be fired.
If Biden were to drop out of the race, many see Harris as the likeliest replacement at the top of the Democratic ticket. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hardliners will come up with the money.

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President Joe Biden for weeks has resisted calls to step aside and let another Democrat run for the White House against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee. CNBC
VOA VIEW: They will lose, regardless who they run.
The number of congressional Democrats urging Biden to drop his bid for reelection surged past 30 on Friday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
Allegheny County GOP chairman Sam DeMarco spoke to Fox News Digital about the Trump assassination attempt's effect on his community and party. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As all should.
The Democratic Party plans to formally nominate Joe Biden for president in an early virtual roll call vote between Aug. 1 and Aug. 7, the Democratic National Committee said Friday, as calls for him to step down mount. UPI
VOA VIEW: They are getting scared.
Israeli officials confirmed Saturday the country's military was responsible for a series of missile strikes in Yemen targeting infrastructure controlled by Houthi rebels. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should be wiped out.
Donald Trump headed to Michigan on Saturday to host his first campaign rally alongside his newly minted vice presidential pick J.D. Vance. UPI
VOA VIEW: It shows vitality.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he believes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is within the "10-yard line." UPI
VOA VIEW: Don't count on it.

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     BYD Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, and its executive Stella Li in recent years have made substantial campaign contributions to Democratic candidates and organizations, raising concerns about potential influence in American politics, the Independent Journal Review reportsDems have been exposed - they are bought and paid for.

     The contributions, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, have targeted prominent figures like Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and former Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Michael Antonovich, among others.  Congress has identified BYD Americas in two National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) and a provision in the 2020 legislation prohibits the use of public funds to support China-related transportation companies such as BYD, as reported by The Washington Post. 

     BYD, recognized as the largest EV producer globally, faces increased scrutiny and restrictions from Congress due to security risks associated with its products. Notably, the Pentagon was prohibited from purchasing batteries from BYD in 2023.  Despite these developments, BYD and Stella Li continued to support Democratic causes, including donating to the Democratic National Committee and organizations backing President Joe Biden's reelection bid in 2024.  The connections between BYD, its executives, and Democratic politicians have sparked controversy, particularly concerning Newsom's decision to award a lucrative $1 billion no-bid contract to BYD during the pandemic.

     According to the Daily Caller's review of political spending records, Antonovich and Villaraigosa also received financial support from BYD, and there were reported instances of policymaking that favored the company's interests.  Moreover, BYD's strategic expansion, driven by China's Belt and Road Initiative, has raised concerns about the firm's growing influence in global markets, including the U.S. EV sector. Despite legislative restrictions in the U.S., BYD aims to establish a stronger foothold, with potential benefits from the Environmental Protection Agency's new emissions standards.

     The noteworthy ties between BYD and California politicians like Ed Chau and Kevin de Leon underscore the complex web of relationships between foreign companies and domestic policymakers. While BYD's contributions have facilitated its growth in the EV industry, questions remain about the extent of its impact on American politics and regulatory decisions.