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1:35 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Rep. Pat Ryan, Moderate Front-Liner, Calls on Biden to Step Aside  —  Mr. Ryan, the eighth member of Congress to publicly call on President Biden to drop out of the race, said Mr. Biden seemed incapable of making a case against Donald Trump.  —  Representative Pat Ryan of New York …
New York Times:
A Late Play by the Biden Campaign: Running Out the Clock
Discussion: NPR
Brent D. Griffiths / Business Insider:
George Clooney says Biden should drop out, can't win in November
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
This May Be a Turning Point for Biden. But in Which Direction?
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Axios
Amy Walter / Cook Political Report:
Six States Move Toward Trump in Electoral College Ratings
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:   Introducing the 2024 Cook Political Report Biden vs. Trump National Polling Average
House Democrats Increasingly Think Biden Is Going to Survive as the Nominee
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Trio of Senate Democrats doubt Biden can win
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 …
Lawrence Andrea / Journal Sentinel:
Think tank behind Project 2025 conservative blueprint signs on as RNC convention sponsor  —  WASHINGTON - As former President Donald Trump distances himself from a conservative group's blueprint for a future Republican governing agenda, he will have at least one unavoidable connection to it: the Republican National Convention.
Zac Anderson / USA Today:
After challenging Trump, Haley and DeSantis denied speaking slots at RNC 2024  —  After a bitter primary, former President Donald Trump's main GOP rivals Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis have worked to make amends.  —  Haley recently released her delegates and encouraged them to support Trump.
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.
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
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Biden's dual NATO mission: Reassure America and the world
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Pelosi: “Time is running short” for Biden to decide on re-election bid … - Biden has repeatedly said that he's not dropping out and dismissed calls to step aside following a poor debate performance that set off a panic among some members of his own party.  — He sent a letter …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Pelosi urges Biden to make decision on race, despite his insistence he will stay
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 …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Democrats are justified in being freaked out about November  —  Biden's position is worse than any Democrat's in decades — and much worse than his own in 2020.  —  On CNN on Tuesday night, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said what a lot of Democrats seem to be thinking: His party is in deep trouble …
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 …
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
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Trump's tip trick  —  As president, Donald Trump's tax policy heavily favored corporations and the wealthy.  Trump's signature tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, overwhelmingly benefited those groups.  —  But, as a presidential candidate, Trump campaigns as a populist.
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 …
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Melanie Mason / Politico:
Dems target Mike Garcia over Boeing stock trade
Discussion: Raw Story and DCCC
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
Rick Perlstein / American Prospect:
Project 2025 ... and 1921, and 1973, and 1981  —  Terrifying blueprints for the next Republican presidency …
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Thompson / Axios:
“Worry less”: Biden camp tries to rally demoralized staff
Discussion: Fox News
Thailand announces new senate, replacing army-appointed lawmakers
Discussion: Bloomberg
Emine Yücel / Talking Points Memo:
Lies, Lewd Texts, ‘Sexualized Relationship’ At Center Of Trump-Appointed Fed Judge's Abrupt Resignation