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12:25 PM ET, July 9, 2024

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Washington Post:
Black House Democrats embrace Biden at another critical juncture  —  “You've had my back, and I'll continue to have yours,” Biden told the Congressional Black Caucus on a Monday night call, echoing the 2020 race.  —  When the naysayers doubted that Joe Biden could win the 2020 presidential primary …
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William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
AOC Breaks Her Post-Debate Silence With Ringing Biden Endorsement  —  ‘MATTER IS CLOSED’  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told reporters Monday that after speaking “extensively” with President Joe Biden over the weekend, she is supporting his reelection bid.
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Democrats hold pivotal meetings on Biden, as divisions deepen after Trump debate … House Democrats convened at their national party headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a pivotal closed-door meeting, as members weigh whether to continue backing President Joe Biden's reelection bid or seek his withdrawal.
Ian Hanchett / Breitbart:
Jon Stewart: Democrats Saying ‘Get on Board or Shut the F**k Up’ Doesn't Fix Voters' Concerns About Biden
Eboni Boykin-Patterson / The Daily Beast:
Whoopi Says She'd Vote for Biden Even if He ‘Pooped His Pants’
Associated Press:
Read the letter President Biden sent to House Democrats telling them to support him in the election
New York Times:
The Democratic Party Must Speak the Plain Truth to the President
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
‘No one is picking up the phone’: Joe Biden's fundraising confronts new hurdles after debate
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Lawmakers expected to discuss Biden as Congress returns to D.C.
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Poll finds Biden damaged by debate; with Harris and Clinton best positioned to win  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is now running ahead of Trump, 42 percent to 41 percent, the survey found.  —  A top Democratic pollster has a new survey showing President Joe Biden still in contention against Donald Trump …
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Francesca Chambers / USA Today:
Kamala Harris beats Donald Trump, new poll shows, performs better than Joe Biden  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris could narrowly beat Donald Trump in November, according to a new national poll from a Democratic pollster.  —  Harris is ahead by 1 point in the poll conducted …
Discussion: New York Post and Washington Post
Politico:
Playbook: The Democratic split to watch  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  DEPT. OF SHIT-STIRRING — “Poll finds Biden damaged by debate; with Harris and Clinton best positioned to win,” by Christopher Cadelago: “The national poll …
Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
The media has been breathlessly attacking Biden.  What about Trump?  —  The bigger story is Donald Trump's appalling unfitness for office.  He tried to overturn a legitimate election and is a felon  —  It's possible for two conflicting ideas to be true at once.
Discussion: Thinking about
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Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:   The Double Standard in Trump-Biden Coverage
Marc A. Caputo / The Bulwark:
J.D. Vance Has a Problem on His Face  —  J.D. VANCE IS THE BEST BET on the predictive markets to be Donald Trump's running mate.  But an only-in-MAGAville issue might stand in the Ohio Republican's way: facial hair.  —  “J.D. has a beard.  But Trump is a clean-shaven guy.
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Mary Bruce / ABC News:
White House doctor offers explanation for Parkinson's expert's visits  —  The doctor held regular Neurology clinics at the White House, she said  —  In a letter released late Monday night by the president's physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, he confirmed that Dr. Kevin Cannard …
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emptywheel:
Peter Baker Argues Joe Biden Is Unfit because Peter Baker Is Too Lazy to Read the Homework
Chris D'Angelo / HuffPost:
Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, Prolific Climate Denier, Dies At 89  —  The longtime Oklahoma Republican leaves behind a long legacy of disinformation about the mounting threat of global warming.  —  Longtime former Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe, one of the most vehement climate change deniers …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Trump plans to block hearings in January 6 case before 2024 election  —  Lawyers for ex-president preparing to shut down possibility of high-profile officials testifying at evidentiary hearings  —  Donald Trump is expected to launch a new legal battle to suppress any damaging evidence …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
The alarming new power Trump will claim in a second term  —  Donald Trump says that if he returns to the White House in 2025, he will have the power to effectively cancel any federal program — or even an entire agency — by refusing to spend money appropriated by Congress.
Owen Lavine / The Daily Beast:
Marla Maples Is Reportedly Ready to Throw Her Hat in the Trump VP Ring  —  ALL IS FORGIVEN  —  The former president's second wife opened up on her relationship with Trump and 2024 in a new interview, and sources tell the Evening Standard she's ready to join the veepstakes.
New York Times:
U.S. Officials Say Russia Is Unlikely to Take Much More Ukrainian Territory  —  Russian forces continue to inflict pain, but NATO leaders gathering in Washington can say that their efforts to strengthen Ukraine are working.  —  Russia is unlikely to make significant territorial gains …
Dan Rather / Steady:
A Dangerous Double Standard  —  All our energies must go to defeating Trump  —  What a weekend.  You know I have seen some things in my seven decades covering American politics.  I have never seen anything quite like the wrangling, hand-wringing, and behind-the-scenes gamesmanship currently swirling around President Biden.
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
 
 
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