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2:50 PM ET, July 10, 2024


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George Clooney / New York Times:
I Love Joe Biden.  But We Need a New Nominee.  —  I'm a lifelong Democrat; I make no apologies for that.  I'm proud of what my party represents and what it stands for.  As part of my participation in the democratic process and in support of my chosen candidate, I have led some of the biggest fund-raisers in my party's history.
Nick Reisman / Politico:
Biden support slips in deep blue New York: 'We're a battleground state now'  —  Democrats are worried the president is taking New York for granted as the state becomes surprisingly competitive.  —  NEW YORK — President Joe Biden has a new problem: a competitive race in deep blue New York.
Playbook PM: Watch Nancy Pelosi  —  THE CATCH-UP  —  GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK — “I Love Joe Biden.  But We Need a New Nominee,” by George Clooney in the NYT: “It's devastating to say it, but the JOE BIDEN I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe ‘big F-ing deal’ Biden of 2010.
Discussion: Washington Post
Gavin Bade / Politico:
Biden says it's Dem ‘elites’ who are alarmed about his debate.  Voters in Wisconsin beg to differ.  —  There's little consensus, however, that Biden dropping out of the presidential race would improve the party's odds in November.  —  MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Voters and local candidates …
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:   Introducing the 2024 Cook Political Report Biden vs. Trump National Polling Average
New York Times:
A Late Play by the Biden Campaign: Running Out the Clock
Discussion: NPR
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Pelosi urges Biden to make decision on race, despite his insistence he will stay
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
This May Be a Turning Point for Biden. But in Which Direction?
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Axios
Brent D. Griffiths / Business Insider:
George Clooney says Biden should drop out, can't win in November
House Democrats Increasingly Think Biden Is Going to Survive as the Nominee
Matt Dixon / NBC News:
Ron DeSantis will get an RNC speaking slot after a ‘change in schedule’  —  The Florida governor's team, however, says they always expected they would be invited to speak at the convention.  —  After initially being given no role at next week's Republican National Convention, Ron DeSantis …
Zac Anderson / USA Today:
After challenging Trump, Haley and DeSantis denied speaking slots at RNC 2024
Maya Yang / The Guardian:
AOC launches effort to impeach Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's salvo seeks accountability over conservative supreme court justices' ethics controversies  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has introduced articles of impeachment against conservative US supreme court …
Edith Olmsted / New Republic:
Watch: Trump Fumbles Repeatedly in Terrifying Speech at Florida Rally  —  Donald Trump gave a particularly incoherent speech during a recent rally, as he rattled through a lengthy list of odd grievances that didn't quite ring true, devoid of some very necessary segues.
George Stephanopoulos Says Biden Can't Serve Another 4 Years  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS BIDEN CAN'T SERVE 4 MORE YEARS … 6:28 PM PT — George Stephanopoulos tells TMZ, “Earlier today, I responded to a question from a passerby.  I shouldn't have.”  An ABC spokesperson tells TMZ …
The Lie David Sanger Told to Sustain NYT's Non-Stop Campaign against Joe Biden  —  Predictably, the NYT treated President Biden's speech to kick off NATO's 75th Anniversary as if Biden merely invented the date and the event and maybe even NATO itself to cover up a shoddy debate performance.
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Trump Donors on the Brink of Civil War Over J.D. Vance for VP  —  KILLBILLY ELEGY  —  Part of what brought Vance to the dance may be his undoing.  Donors are scared of him. … In his rise from Donald Trump critic to viable contender to be the presumptive Republican nominee's running mate, Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio has come so far.
Anna Conkling / The Daily Beast:
Clarence Thomas Took Free Yacht Trip to Russia, Chopper Flight to Putin's Hometown: Dems  —  NYET  —  The allegedly secret gifts were disclosed in a letter from two Democratic senators that accused Thomas of potentially committing tax fraud.  —  Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas …
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
‘Deranged’: Critics React To Trump's ‘Fat Pig’ Rally Rant  —  The former president went off on a strange tangent about a “beautiful waitress” before pivoting to a backhanded attack on Chris Christie.  —  LOADING  —  In his first campaign rally since the presidential debate …
Discussion: Raw Story
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
From a GOP platform to a MAGA one  —  Like the party itself, the Republican platform has fallen into line behind the nominee.  —  There was a period of about nine months in 2016 when the Republican Party sloughed off its traditional, Grand Old Party skin and became the party of Donald Trump and his “Make America Great Again” movement.
Discussion: The Free Press and Fox News
Behind the Curtain: Trump's new 2024 plan
Associated Press:
Nevada's Washoe County votes against certifying recount results of 2 local primaries  —  Commissioners in Washoe County, Nevada's second most populous county, refused Tuesday to certify the results of local recounts from two June primaries, an unusual move that may have implications …
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Margaret Sullivan on how the media normalizes Trump  —  “When you have such a disparity between candidates, it's not fulfilling our duty to treat them as equals.”  —  ∙ Paid … When we spoke with Margaret Sullivan about a month ago to get her view on coverage of the 2024 election …
Media Matters for America:
Newsmax's Sebastian Gorka on Kamala Harris: “She's a DEI hire.  She's a woman.  She's colored.”  —  Oklahoma is having right-wing media figures rewrite its social studies curriculum.  Here's what you need to know about them.
Discussion: Mediaite and HuffPost
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The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Reverses Decision to Suspend 5 Pro-Palestine Protesters Following Faculty Council Appeal
Discussion: Washington Examiner and RedState
The White House:
Joint Statement on F-16s for Ukraine from U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
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Rick Perlstein / American Prospect:
Project 2025 ... and 1921, and 1973, and 1981  —  Terrifying blueprints for the next Republican presidency …
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Raw Story
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Trump's tip trick
Emine Yücel / Talking Points Memo:
Lies, Lewd Texts, ‘Sexualized Relationship’ At Center Of Trump-Appointed Fed Judge's Abrupt Resignation
Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Russia aims to undermine Biden in November election, intel officials say