Sarah Fortinsky

Sarah Fortinsky

Local police officer reportedly encountered alleged Trump shooter seconds before shots fired

A local police officer encountered former President Trump’s alleged shooter on Saturday, just moments before a bullet grazed the former president’s ear at the Pennsylvania rally, The Associated Press reported. After attendees at the former president’s rally noticed a man climbing to the rooftop of a nearby building, they warned local law enforcement officials, the...

House Democrat: ‘Hyperbolic’ rhetoric about election makes violence ‘unsurprising’

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) called on elected officials to drop the “hyperbolic threats about the stakes of this election,” in the wake of the attempted assassination of former President Trump. In a multiple-post thread on the social platform X, the moderate Democrat chastised his fellow politicians for portraying their political opponents as “diabolical caricatures bent...

Ocasio-Cortez rips House Democrat over anonymous quote: ‘You should absolutely retire’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday sharply criticized an anonymous “senior Democrat” who was quoted saying the party was “resigned” to another four years under former President Trump. Ocasio-Cortez, in a post on the social platform X, said Democratic members who feel that way should “absolutely retire” from their posts in Congress. “If you’re a...

Kinzinger says JD Vance’s response to shooting should ‘disqualify’ him from VP consideration

Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Sunday Sen. JD Vance’s (R-Ohio) response to the attempted assassination of former President Trump should “disqualify” him from serving as vice president. Vance, a contender for Trump’s choice of running mate, said in a social media post on Saturday that the shooting was “not some isolated incident” and suggested...

Microsoft drops observer seat on OpenAI board that sparked scrutiny

Microsoft resigned on Tuesday from its observer role on OpenAI’s board amid heightened scrutiny from U.S. and European antitrust regulators of the partnership between the two tech giants. Microsoft sent a letter Tuesday to the artificial intelligence company, which makes ChatGPT, saying it would give up the observer seat “effective immediately.” “We appreciate the support...

Biden meeting with Congressional Black Caucus amid calls to withdraw

President Biden will meet virtually Monday night with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) amid growing calls from Democrats for the party’s presumptive nominee to step aside. On the call with CBC members, Biden will “discuss the stakes of the 2024 election and their shared commitment to beating Donald Trump this November,” the campaign...

Record-setting heat will continue scorching western US this week

A dangerous heat wave will persist in the West and spread to additional cities this coming week, as forecasters predict record-breaking temperatures. The National Weather Service (NWS) said “dozens of daily record temperatures” were expected to be tied or broken this coming week, with highs in the West reaching the 100s and 110s. The temperature...