Secret Service Spent $12 Million to Protect Trump Advisors from Iran

$12,280,324

60 Minutes: “John Bolton and Robert O’Brien, two former national security advisers who served in the Trump administration, required ongoing U.S. Secret Service protection long after they left their positions due to potential threats from Iran. … Newly released documents reveal the cost to taxpayers of that security. For nearly one year of protection, the total for both individuals was $12,280,324.”

New Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economy by $7 Trillion Over Next Decade

$7 trillion

The US economy will grow by an extra $7 trillion over the next decade, according to estimates from the CBO, according to Business Insider. The CBO said the additional growth will be driven by an influx of immigrants. “More workers mean more output and that in turn leads to additional tax revenue,” CBO director Phillip Swagel said.

Nearly a Fifth of Americans Believe Taylor Swift Conspiracy Theory

18%

A new Monmouth poll finds that 18% of Americans believe that Taylor Swift is part of a covert effort to help President Biden win the 2024 election.Fully 71% of those who believe this identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and 83% indicate they are likely to support Donald Trump in the fall. Also, 73% of those who believe the Swift conspiracy also believe the 2020 election outcome was fraudulent. On a less sinister note, 68% of the American public approves of Swift encouraging her fans to vote in the upcoming election.

Biden Slams Trump Over NATO Comments

“Can you imagine, a former president of the U.S. saying that? The whole world heard it. The worst thing is he means it. No other president in our history has ever bowed down to a Russian dictator. … For God’s sake, it’s dumb, it’s shameful, it’s dangerous, it’s unAmerican.”

— President Biden, in a speech, slamming Donald Trump suggesting he would tell Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO countries.