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Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection after a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about the incumbent’s fitness for office with the election just four months away. It was a late-season campaign thunderstrike unlike any in American history.

The decision comes after escalating pressure from Biden’s Democratic allies to step aside following the June 27 debate, in which the 81-year-old president trailed off, often gave nonsensical answers and failed to call out the former president’s many falsehoods. Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take on Trump, and encouraged his party to unite behind her.

Biden plans to serve out the remainder of his term in office, which ends at noon ET on Jan. 20, 2025. ... READ THE FULL STORY - AP






















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Kamala Harris' super PAC launches 1st campaign ad targeting Trump over Roe v. Wade

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EMILY’s List, a pro-choice political organization, is set to launch a new 30-second TV and digital ad targeting former President Donald Trump over the issue of abortion.
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WATCH: Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson discusses Harris' candidacy

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Marianne Williamson discusses President Joe Biden stepping down from the 2024 presidential election and her bid to be the Democratic nominee instead of Vice President Kamala Harris.
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WATCH: Sen. Tina Smith talks about President Biden’s decision to stand down

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Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) shares what’s ahead for Vice President Kamala Harris and Democrats with just 106 days until the general election.
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The Questions Secret Service Director, Kimberly Cheatle, Did Not Answer

  • News source: David A. Fahrenthold
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During a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Monday, several lawmakers, both Republicans and Democrats, expressed frustration with Secret Service Director Kimberly A. Cheatle over the number of questions that she would not — or could not — answer.

Many times, Ms. Cheatle said she was waiting for reports to arrive to give her the requested information — nine days after the shooting. She said she was not trying to be evasive, but rather was trying to provide information that was accurate.

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Pop Stars and Musicians Show Support For Kamala Harris on Social Media

  • News source: Maya Salam
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Within hours of President Biden’s announcement that he would not seek re-election and would instead endorse Vice President Kamala Harris, social media exploded with support from the pop music world.

As concerns about Mr. Biden’s electability have accelerated in recent months, Ms. Harris, who is 59, with a big, diverse family, seems to have energized digitally engaged voters in a way that Mr. Biden did not.

Fans quickly started posting remixes on TikTok that incorporated audio from Ms. Harris’s speeches, along with her laugh, into songs by Charli...
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House GOP demands Secret Service director face accountability in new resolution: 'Must be fired now'

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FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans are pushing a new resolution demanding that U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle be fired over the failed assassination attempt against former President Trump.

Rep. Nick Langworthy, R-N.Y., unveiled the legislation Monday during a tense hearing on Capitol Hill where both Republicans and Democrats expressed frustration with Cheatle's lack of candor in her answers. It's already gotten support from a number of House Oversight Committee Republicans.

Langworthy told Fox News Digital that Cheatle "must be held...
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Pelosi endorses Harris with 'immense pride,' praises Biden's 'wisdom'

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WATCH: Democratic lawmaker Jennifer McClellan commends Biden for stepping down

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McClellan said she fully endorses Biden's backing of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee.
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WATCH: Harris comments on Biden’s ‘big heart’ at White House event

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The vice president gave remarks at an event celebrating the NCAA championship teams Monday morning on the South Lawn of the White House.
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How Kamala Harris' political trajectory was launched in her native California

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Vice President Kamala Harris is on the threshold of a possible presidential nomination following President Joe Biden's decision to not seek re-election, the latest of many firsts in her political career, which began in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Harris was born in Oakland in 1964 to immigrants from India and Jamaica. After moving to the Midwest, she returned with her sister and mother to the East Bay, living in Berkeley on and off until she was about 12 years old, according to a city historian.

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A look at Kamala Harris' work on foreign policy as vice president

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After President Biden announced he would not be running for reelection, he endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as his pick to become the Democratic nominee. Here's a look at some of Harris' work on foreign policy over the last three and a half years:

Harris was assigned early during the Biden administration with addressing the "root causes" of irregular migration to the United States across its border with Mexico. She described those causes as corruption and lack of economic opportunity in some Central and South American nations.

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Biden has bowed out but GOP attacks continue as he faces big week ahead

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Biden's stepped aside from the 2024 race but can't afford to take his foot off the gas as Republican criticism of his leadership continues at full throttle.
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Officials to release video of officer shooting Black woman in her home after responding to 911 call

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Officials in Illinois’ capital plan to release video on Monday of police entering the home of a woman who called 911 for help and the violent scene that ensued when a sheriff’s deputy shot her in the face
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What do the polls say about a Harris vs. Trump matchup?

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While Harris consistently polled worse than Biden did against Trump before the debate, she’s since fared the same or better in close to half of the post-debate polls.
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Allison Reese, a Kamala Harris Impersonator, Is Ready for This Moment

  • News source: Callie Holtermann
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Moments after President Biden announced on Sunday that he was withdrawing from the 2024 presidential race, Allison Reese’s phone began flickering with text messages.

“Excited for you!” one read.

“I hope this is going to be good for the country, but also for you,” went another.

A third: “You’re about to be so famous.”

Ms. Reese, 32, who lives in Los Angeles, is not a presidential hopeful or a political operative. She is a comedian known for her impression, since the 2019 Democratic presidential primary, of Vice President Kamala Harris. With Mr...
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