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9:35 PM ET, July 7, 2024


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4 more senior Dems call on Biden to stand down from reelection bid  —  Other Democrats also expressed concerns with the president's prospects during a private Sunday call.  —  Several more senior House Democrats called on President Joe Biden to abandon his reelection bid during …
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Scoop: Dem senators' Biden huddle called off … - Details of the proposed meeting leaking out made it impossible for there to be a private conversation, the source said.  — Senate Democrats as a whole will meet Tuesday for a regularly scheduled caucus meeting.
Discussion: and Reuters
Clea Caulcutt / Politico:
French left beats Le Pen's far right in election shock  —  PARIS — The left-wing alliance in France won the most seats in parliament in a dramatic election, dealing a surprise blow to the far-right party of Marine Le Pen.  —  In the first round of voting a week ago Le Pen's National Rally came top …
Angelique Chrisafis / The Guardian:
Surprise win for leftwing alliance predicted in French election exit poll  —  Marine Le Pen's National Rally falls into third place despite strong showing in first round of voting  —  A leftwing alliance was on track to become the biggest force in the French parliament on Sunday …
French left-wing coalition projected to beat the far right in surprise second-round result
Associated Press:
2024 France election live updates: Prime Minister Attal plans to resign as projections show leftists lead
Simon J. Levien / New York Times:
Radio Host Resigns After Asking Biden Questions His Campaign Had Provided  —  WURD said that the interview with President Biden was not up to its standards and that the host, Andrea Lawful-Sanders, had resigned in a mutual decision.  —  The Philadelphia radio station WURD has parted ways …
Azi Paybarah / Washington Post:
Radio station parts ways with host who interviewed Biden with questions from his aides  —  Interview “violates our practice” said WURD president and CEO Sara M. Lomax.  The station “is not a mouthpiece for the Biden or any other Administration.”  —  The head of a Philadelphia radio station …
Sara M. Lomax / WURD Radio:
Accountability, Access and A Path Forward: Why Black Media Matters
Kaia Hubbard / CBS News:
Sen. Lindsey Graham says if Biden steps aside, “this is a dramatically different race” for Trump  —  Washington — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that if President Biden drops out of the 2024 presidential race amid swirling concerns about his fitness for office after a disastrous debate …
Morgan Chalfant / Semafor:
‘Blitz primary’ could open up Democratic race if Biden drops out  —  The Scoop  —  As the Democratic Party convulses over questions about President Joe Biden's mental fitness, a pair of well-connected Democrats is offering an optimistic plan that would involve the president stepping …
Discussion: CNBC, Mediaite and New York Times
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
NY Times reporter hilariously sticks it to ‘sex abuser’ Trump after Truth Social attack  —  The New York Times' Peter Baker got the last laugh on Sunday after former president Donald Trump smeared Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser of the New Yorker, early Sunday morning on Truth Social.
Tom Boggioni /
‘I have to hit pause here’: J.D. Vance flips out on NBC host as she fact-checks him  —  In just the first half of Sen. J.D. Vance's interview with “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker, the Ohio Republican waved his hands and snapped at her as she attempted to fact-check him.
An America that you won't recognize': Legal scholar Kermit Roosevelt III on SCOTUS and Project 2025  —  The Supreme Court's latest term revealed just how fundamentally the ultraconservative supermajority has changed the dynamics on the court, as well as how dire its ethics issues are.
Alex Thompson / Axios:
Scoop: How Biden's event staffers guide him behind the scenes … - “I staffed a simple fundraiser at a private residence, but they treated it like it was a NATO summit with his movements,” according to a person who staffed a Biden event in the past 18 months.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Timothy Snyder / Thinking about:
Fascism and Fear  —  The Moment, The Media, The Election  —  Mainstream media have treated President Biden with prejudice and arrogance.  Quite a few Democrats, reacting to this, treat any mention of President Biden's fitness as disloyalty.  This is mistaken, if understandable.
The world wasn't ready for Trump in 2016.  It's not making that mistake this time.  —  In 2016, no one in the world was ready for President Trump.  America's NATO allies aren't making the same mistake this time.  —  In Brussels, NATO officials have devised a plan to lock in long-term military support …
Playbook: Biden's lesson in political first aid
Discussion: The Detroit News and Sputnik News
Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Biden expected to make decision about future in ‘next couple of days,’ Hawaii governor says  —  President Joe Biden could determine his political future within the next couple of days, according to a Democratic governor.  —  The entire world is anxiously awaiting whether Biden decides to stay …
Discussion: RedState and New York Post
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