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Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Biden rebels in Congress see their revolt crumbling … - One shell-shocked lawmaker who was present at the meeting would offer only one word to characterize it: “Intense.”  — Another described the mood as “pretty much unanimous” that Biden has “got to step down,” adding …
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Benjy Sarlin / Semafor:
Biden's last line of defense: Mutually assured destruction  —  President Biden hasn't made much progress convincing Democrats he's still equipped to take on Donald Trump since their debate.  But he's made headway on another front: Making clear he will take the entire party down with him if they don't stop trying to replace him.
Anthony Adragna / Politico:
Schumer sticks to the same line on Biden's electability: 'I'm with Joe'  —  Chuck Schumer has the same three-word answer anytime he's asked about the election prospects of President Joe Biden: “I'm with Joe.”  The Senate majority leader said the same phrase three times on Tuesday during …
Stef W. Kight / Axios:   Scoop: Senate GOP sees deep blue Maryland seat within reach
Politico:
House Dems' ‘sad’ venting session yields no clear path forward on Biden's future
Garrett Ross / Politico:
Playbook PM: Haley releases delegates to Trump
Ian Hanchett / Breitbart:
Jon Stewart: Democrats Saying ‘Get on Board or Shut the F**k Up’ Doesn't Fix Voters' Concerns About Biden
New York Post:
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's bodyguards shoot would-be carjacker outside her home  —  Two deputy US Marshals shot a would-be carjacker who pulled a gun on him while they were guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's home in Washington, DC, authorities said.
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Daily Mail:
Sonia Sotomayor saved from danger: Supreme Court Justice's bodyguard shoots gun-wielding suspect who tried to steal his car outside her DC home  — Kentrell Flowers, 18, of DC, was arrested and charged in the July 5 incident  — Attempted carjacking took place outside Justice Sonia Sotomayor's condo
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Member of Justice Sotomayor's security detail shoots armed carjacker near her home
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Camille Mumford / Emerson Polling:
July 2024 National Poll: Trump 46%, Biden 43%  —  Home Polls July 2024 National Poll: Trump 46%, Biden 43%  —  The latest Emerson College Polling survey finds former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden in a national matchup, 46% to 43%; 11% are undecided.
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Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Poll finds Biden damaged by debate; with Harris and Clinton best positioned to win
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.
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Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
The Double Standard in Trump-Biden Coverage
The Hill:
Trump rips Fox News over ‘fake’ polls: ‘I do better with CNN’  —  Former President Trump tore into Fox News on Tuesday over its coverage of a poll showing him beating President Biden in a head-to-head match-up but losing to Vice President Harris.  “FoxNews will put up Fake Confidential Democrat Polls …
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New York Times:
The Democratic Party Must Speak the Plain Truth to the President
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The Biden-Parkinson's mini-controversy, explained  —  One effect of Biden's poor debate performance?  New eagerness to uncover evidence of Biden's physical failings.  —  For some time, there had been little question that the White House was taking steps to protect President Biden from scrutiny.
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Wall Street Journal:
How Biden's Inner Circle Worked to Keep Signs of Aging Under Wraps
Ken Miller / Associated Press:
Former US Sen. Jim Inhofe, defense hawk who called human-caused climate change a ‘hoax,’ dies at 89  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, a conservative firebrand known for his strong support of defense spending and his denial that human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change, has died.
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David Badash / Raw Story:
Josh Hawley: 'I'm advocating Christian nationalism'  —  U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) declared Monday he is advocating for Christian nationalism, a far-right ideology that claims there is no separation of church and state in the Constitution, and promotes as a national religion Christian fundamentalism …
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Owen Lavine / The Daily Beast:
MAGA Senator Josh Hawley Advocates for Being a Christian Nationalist
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Signal
Steve Kornacki / NBC News:
What happened the last time Democrats swapped out nominees in high-profile races  —  Analysis: Two Senate contests from two decades ago shed some light on the weighty decisions confronting Democrats amid their doubts about President Joe Biden.  —  Gauging the fallout from a potential Joe Biden withdrawal …
Bonchie / RedState:
Chuck Schumer Has a New Plan to Throw Donald Trump in Jail  —  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a new plan to ensure Donald Trump spends the rest of his days in prison.  Amid the battle over Joe Biden's senility among Democrats, Schumer moved to a different topic …
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Senators file official demand for criminal investigation of Clarence Thomas  —  Democratic senators are calling for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas violated federal ethics and tax laws.
Jessica Valenti / Abortion, Every Day:
Don't Fall for the GOP's Platform Lie  —  A leaked draft of the new Republican party platform says that fetuses have a constitutional right to personhood, a radical stance in a moment when Americans overwhelmingly oppose bans and want abortion to be legal.  And despite headlines to the contrary …
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Associated Press:
Support for legal abortion has risen since Supreme Court eliminated protections, AP-NORC poll finds
Discussion: USA Today
Michael Sheldon / bellingcat:
Russian Missile Identified in Kyiv Children's Hospital Attack  —  An analysis of open source evidence, as well as missile experts, have pointed to a Russian launched Kh-101 cruise missile being the weapon that struck a children's hospital in Kyiv, debunking claims from pro-Russian accounts …
Politico:
House Freedom Caucus braces for an internal brawl  —  The leadership-bucking House Freedom Caucus is facing a watershed moment, as several internal clashes risk ripping the group apart.  The intense flare-up centers around the Monday night ouster of Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) …
 
 
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Conservative MP attacked online after praising police for arrest in alleged homophobic crime
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