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9:45 AM ET, July 8, 2024

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Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
I was wrong about Biden  —  The worst feeling in the world  —  I really don't enjoy being wrong.1 But looking back on Biden's disastrous debate with the benefit of some time away, I have to admit that I was wrong.  —  I was, of course, aware that Joe Biden was old and showed signs of aging.
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Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Biden's Survival Plan: Decry ‘Elite’ Critics, Appeal to His Base  —  Black voters and organized labor have been the president's key backers and they're going to have to carry him now.  —  NEW ORLEANS —  Sitting on a panel here at Essence Fest, an annual gathering of Black leaders …
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.
Politico:
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 …
Lisa Needham / Public Notice:
The destruction of the regulatory state is already happening  —  The post-Chevron world is here. … It's been barely a week since conservatives on the US Supreme Court radically upended the balance of power between the branches of government, giving the federal courts the exclusive power …
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 …
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Sara M. Lomax / WURD Radio:
Accountability, Access and A Path Forward: Why Black Media Matters
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
What Trump doesn't want you to know about Project 2025  —  Project 2025 is a radical blueprint for a potential second Trump administration, spearheaded by the right-wing Heritage Foundation.  The plan calls for withdrawing approval for the abortion pill, banning pornography, slashing corporate taxes …
Discussion: HuffPost, Axios and The Daily Beast
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 …
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Associated Press:
2024 France election live updates: Prime Minister Attal plans to resign as projections show leftists lead
CNN:
French left-wing coalition projected to beat the far right in surprise second-round result
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Hungary's Orbán Has Taken Sides in America's Election.  Maybe Other Leaders Should, Too.  —  The prevailing wisdom that foreign leaders should stay neutral in U.S. politics could be out of date in an increasingly polarized setting.  —  As the leaders of NATO countries arrive in Washington this week …
Ajit Niranjan / The Guardian:
Temperatures 1.5C above pre-industrial era average for 12 months, data shows  —  Copernicus Climate Change Service says results a ‘large and continuing shift’ in the climate  —  The world has baked for 12 consecutive months in temperatures 1.5C (2.7F) greater than their average before the fossil fuel era, new data shows.
Associated Press:
Boeing accepts a plea deal to avoid a criminal trial over 737 Max crashes, Justice Department says  —  Boeing will plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from two crashes of 737 Max jetliners that killed 346 people after the government determined the company violated an agreement …
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.
Axios:
Behind the Curtain: Trump's dream regime … - A strong president indifferent to pressure. … - A compliant, Republican-controlled Congress. … - A conservative Supreme Court. … - A weakened administrative state. … - Purge hostile federal employees.
Robert Spencer / PJ Media:
Media Fawns Over Iran's ‘Reformist’ New President, And That Should Be Your First Clue  —  The establishment media can barely contain its excitement over Iran's newly elected president, Masoud Pezeshkian, who is, “journalists” can't stop reminding us, a “reformist.”
 
 
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
NY Times reporter hilariously sticks it to ‘sex abuser’ Trump after Truth Social attack
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