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7:00 PM ET, July 5, 2024


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Washington Post:
Sen. Mark Warner seeks to assemble group of Democratic senators to ask Biden to exit race  —  There's increasing sentiment among Democratic senators that Biden cannot stay in the race.  —  Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) is attempting to assemble a group of Democratic senators to ask Joe Biden …
Behind the Curtain: Trump's Kamala Harris plan … President Biden insisted again Thursday in an unscripted remark, after a supporter at a Fourth of July event on the White House South Lawn yelled that they needed him, and to keep up the fight: “You got me, man!  I'm not going anywhere.”
Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
Democrats start moving to Harris as Biden digs in  —  Amid the ongoing fallout from Joe Biden's debate performance, talk in many top Democratic circles has already moved to who Kamala Harris' running mate would be.  —  That's how certain a widening group of leading party officials …
ABC News:
Trump stays relatively quiet, unseen as Biden struggles to save political future
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
A Third House Democrat, Seth Moulton, Calls on Biden to Drop Out
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Times
NBC News:
Biden doubles-down at Wisconsin rally: 'I'm staying in the race'
New York Times:
Election Live Updates: Embattled Biden Hits Trail and Sits for Crucial Interview
Playbook: The biggest interview of Joe Biden's life
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Biden ramps up campaign spending ahead of make or break interview
Discussion: RedState
Ashanti Martin / WURD Radio:
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John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:   Battleground Map Shows Signs of Expansion for Trump as Biden Struggles
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Disney heiress, wealthy Democratic donors say they won't finance the party until Joe Biden drops out
Trump torches Heritage Foundation's Project 2025 … - Trump's disavowal comes two days after Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts drew outrage from Democrats with his comments about a “second American Revolution” on Steve Bannon's radio show.  — “[W]e are in the process …
Kathleen Culliton / Raw Story:
MAGA ‘freak out’ starts as Trump game plan threatens to ‘backfire’: analyst  —  A controversial campaign tactic is backfiring on former President Donald Trump as powerful celebrities warn of a imminent authoritarian regime that could put an end to “recreational sex” as part of a “fascistic game plan …
Discussion: Mediaite
Hugh Dougherty / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Claims Republicans' Project 2025 has Nothing to Do With Him: ‘Abysmal’  —  OK, SURE  —  The 900-page conservative wish-list includes a massive abortion crackdown.  Now Trump claims he knows nothing about it.  —  Donald Trump rushed to distance himself from the Republicans …
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Project 2025 was supposed to boost Donald Trump's campaign — but it may be backfiring instead  —  Trump's authoritarian game plan is breaking through the post-debate noise and it's starting to scare people  —  When Project 2025 was released, a number of progressives expressed surprise …
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:   Charlie Sykes on the GOP's Trump cult
Alex Thompson / Axios:
Biden staff “miserable,” alarmed as pressure builds … “Even if you're trying to focus on work, nothing is going to break through or get any acknowledgment” from bosses.  —  A high-ranking Democratic National Committee official told Axios: “The only thing that can really allay concerns …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
A ‘scared’ Biden aide sounds an alarm  —  The Scoop  —  Midday on the Fourth of July, I received a call from a government official with regular access to the West Wing, who said they had reached a breaking point and wanted to sound the alarm.  —  The person insisted on careful ground rules …
Discussion: New Republic and
Greg Sargent / New Republic:
MAGA Gov Candidate's Ugly, Hateful Rant: “Some Folks Need Killing!”  —  Mark Robinson, the extremist GOP nominee for governor in North Carolina, appeared to endorse political violence in a bizarre and extended rant he delivered on June 30 in a small-town church.  —  “Some folks need killing!”
John Hanna / Associated Press:
Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Anti-Abortion Laws  —  The pair of 5-1 decisions suggests that other abortion restrictions — even ones decades on the books — might not withstand legal challenges.  —  LOADING  —  Kansas' highest court strongly reaffirmed Friday …
Rachel Leingang / The Guardian:
‘The claims are just outrageous’: Republican ex-governor condemns Arizona election lies  —  Jan Brewer has had it with election denialism - and she's speaking out to defend poll workers across the political divide  —  The fight for democracy is supported by
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
‘Investigate!’  Outrage as MAGA candidate accused of misdeeds at dangerous daycare he ran  —  North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, currently running for governor on a far-right MAGA platform, came under fire today for his proclamation endorsing political violence.
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Boxer Who Showed off to Donald and Barron Trump Banned for Racist Rant  —  KNOCKOUT BLOW  —  Ryan Garcia shadow boxed in front of the ex-president and son Barron at Mar-a-Lago but is now banned from his sport.  —  A top-ranked prize fighter who put on a shadow boxing display …
Todd Richmond / Associated Press:
Wisconsin Supreme Court changes course, will allow expanded use of ballot drop boxes this fall  —  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that officials can place ballot drop boxes around their communities in this fall's elections, overturning its own ruling …
Patrick Marley / Washington Post:
Ballot drop boxes could return to Wisconsin following top court decision
Discussion: WisPolitics
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Trump seeks new pause in classified documents case, citing Supreme Court's immunity ruling
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Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
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When the Supreme Court Gets Mixed Up With Trump Derangement Syndrome
Discussion: Reason and Balkinization

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