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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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Politico:
House Dems' ‘sad’ venting session yields no clear path forward on Biden's future
Stef W. Kight / Axios:   Scoop: Senate GOP sees deep blue Maryland seat within reach
Garrett Ross / Politico:
Playbook PM: Haley releases delegates to Trump
Amy Walter / Cook Political Report:
Six States Move Toward Trump in Electoral College Ratings  —  As of July 9, the Democratic Party is living in a state of suspended animation.  Despite growing calls from many in his party to leave the contest, President Joe Biden has made clear he has no intention of dropping out.
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Axios
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The Hill:
Democrats lose ground in 6 states with election forecaster's postdebate shift  —  Former President Trump is gaining ground in key swing states and could threaten to take states once considered to be safe for Democrats, as President Biden struggles to regain ground after a shaky debate performance …
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.
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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
Slate:
There's a Reason Trump Is Suddenly Lying About Project 2025  —  With all the focus in recent weeks on President Joe Biden's age-related limitations, it's worth remembering that Donald Trump's incessant falsehoods and self-proclaimed desire to be a dictator on Day 1 make him far more unfit for the presidency.
Discussion: Alternet.org and Democrats
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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
Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
The Double Standard in Trump-Biden Coverage
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
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
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
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
House passes GOP bills aiming to block dishwasher and fridge efficiency standards  —  The House on Tuesday passed a pair of bills that aim to block efficiency standards for refrigerators and dishwashers — the latest in a series of Republican efforts to hit the administration on household appliance restrictions.
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Nancy Vu / Washington Examiner:
House passes measures targeting Biden appliance regulations
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 …
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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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 …
Bob Norman / Florida Trident:
Trident Exclusive: Trump VP hopeful Byron Donalds' ex-wife shares her story, says what he's doing is “super-dangerous”  —  When Bisa Hall met fellow Florida A&M University freshman Byron Donalds on campus in 1996, she believed the future Congressman and Donald Trump vice-presidential short-lister was from another country.
Discussion: New Republic
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.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Congressman shames media for ignoring Trump's name in newly released Epstein documents  —  House Democrats met Tuesday to discuss President Joe Biden's candidacy, but one lawmaker wanted to know why the press has spent a second week on that story instead of looking at recently released Florida court documents …
Kierra Frazier / Politico:
Pence slams RNC platform as ‘a profound disappointment’  —  Pence took aim at Trump's abortion stance in the statement Tuesday without mentioning him directly.  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence slammed the updated Republican National Committee platform Tuesday after GOP leaders abandoned …
The White House:
Joint Statement on Strengthening Ukraine's Air Defenses by U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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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