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    Trump news – live: Conservative billionaires fund move away from former president

    CNN plays tape of Trump appearing to show off classified military documents

    Longtime conservative check-writers the Koch family are reportedly working to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t win the 2024 Republican primary, according to a new report.

    Americans for Prosperity Action, a network of political organisations created by Charles and David Koch, will spend money for the first time in its existence on the Republican presidential primary. It has already raised more than $70m to fund races that officials hope will help the Republican party move past Mr Trump, according to the New York Times.

    The group’s intent is reportedly aimed at stopping Mr Trump — the clear Republican front-runner — from winning the 2024 primary. The Times reports that a top official in the network, Emily Seidel, wrote to the group’s donors in a memo that it was time to “have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter.”

    In the 2020 election cycle the group spent nearly $500m backing Republican candidates and causes.

    Though Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the only Republican with competitive numbers when compared to Mr Trump, the organisation reportedly has not decided who it will field in its mission to stop Mr Trump from taking on Joe Biden in 20224.

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    Koch to fund Trump’s primary opponents

    The network of political organisations established by brothers Charles and David Koch will continue to fund conservative causes — so long as they aren’t backing Donald Trump.

    The Kochs’ network, Americans for Prosperity Action, is reportedly funding candidates that will help the Republican party “move away” from Trump, a spokesperson told The New York Times.

    The network has already raised more than $70m.

    This will be the first year the network will take on a primary race, with the group’s intent reportedly aimed at stopping Mr Trump — the clear Republican front-runner — from winning the primary. The Times reports that a top official in the network, Emily Seidel, wrote to the group’s donors that it was time to “have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter.”

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    Despite recent rulings, Biden says it would be ‘a mistake’ to expand Supreme Court

    The high court overturned decades of policies when it ruled this week that race-based admissions were not constitutional, preventing universities from considering race as a factor in student applications.

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 15:45

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    RFK Jr says he is ‘proud’ to have Trump’s praise

    Yes, he’s running as a “Democrat”…

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 13:45

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    SCOTUS allows Colorado designer to deny LGBT+ customers

    A wedding website designer may refuse to create work for people in the LGBT+ community if it conflicts with their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

    In a 6-3 decision, the conservative majority of the court ruled in favour of Lorie Smith, a Colorado-based website creator, who wanted to refuse service to same-sex couples but couldn’t as it was a violation of a public accommodation law.

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 11:15

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    Even as indictment loomed, Trump demanded to get ‘my boxes’ back from feds

    As Donald Trump’s lawyers began preparing for a federal indictment, the ex-president was allegedly still hoping to get the documents and boxes seized from Mar-a-Lago back, according to a report.

    Mr Trump referred to the classified material as “my boxes” and “my documents” and asked his lawyers to retrieve the material, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Rolling Stone.

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 08:15

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    ‘Oh God, I try not to think about that’

    President Joe Biden summed up perhaps most foreign policy experts’ thoughts when asked if he thought Mr Trump would have tipped off Russian President Vladimir Putin to the abortive coup attempt waged by Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin over last weekend.

    “Oh God, I try not to think about that,” Mr Biden said.

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 05:15

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    Did DeSantis break the law with Texas border trip?

    The presidential campaign of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been accused of breaking the law after the team shared an image on Twitter of the candidate exiting a helicopter that records show is owned by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    Gustaf Kilander explains why that might be an issue.

    Oliver O’Connell2 July 2023 02:15

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    Pence meets with Zelensky in Ukraine

    Former vice president Mike Pence visited with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a sign of solidarity with Ukraine even as many Republicans sour on support for Ukraine, CNN first reported.

    Oliver O’Connell1 July 2023 23:15

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    Trump celebrates Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

    Former President Donald Trump celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to reject affirmative action programmes at US colleges and universities on Wednesday morning, calling it a “a great day for America.”

    Oliver O’Connell1 July 2023 21:15

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    DeSantis’ earnings jump due to book advance

    Republican presidential hopeful and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis saw his earnings spike this year from a book deal.

    He earned $1.25million as an advance for the memoir he released earlier this year, according to an annual financial disclosure form, significantly boosting his net worth.

    The book titled The Courage to be Free was published by HarperCollins in February and made the New York Times bestsellers list the following month.

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