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12:15 PM ET, July 10, 2024


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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 …
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.
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.
New York Times:
A Late Play by the Biden Campaign: Running Out the Clock  —  Time is on President Biden's side.  Every day that he defies pressure to end his re-election campaign, replacing him becomes harder for Democrats.  —  President Biden's resistance to pressure to end his re-election bid appears …
Discussion: NPR
Playbook: Why Capitol Hill is stuck on Biden  —  With help from Eli Okun, Garrett Ross and Bethany Irvine  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  FLASHING RED LIGHTS, PT. 1 — The Cook Political Report yesterday moved six states away from JOE BIDEN and toward DONALD TRUMP: Arizona, Georgia and Nevada …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
This May Be a Turning Point for Biden. But in Which Direction?
Discussion: Axios
House Democrats Increasingly Think Biden Is Going to Survive as the Nominee
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Trio of Senate Democrats doubt Biden can win
The Hill:
Democrats lose ground in 6 states with election forecaster's postdebate shift
Discussion: OutsideTheBeltway
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.
Washington Post:
‘Unfit’ to serve, ‘con artist’: How Trump's VP finalists once bashed him
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Biden aimed to prove US and global doubters wrong with NATO speech
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 …
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
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.
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.
Deirdre Walsh / NPR:
Bipartisan Senate group pushes ban on lawmaker stock trading  —  A bipartisan group of Senators unveiled a new proposal that would ban members of Congress, their spouses and dependent children from trading individual stocks.  —  Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, Michigan Senator Gary Peters …
Discussion: NBC News, Axios and Washington Post
Behind the Curtain: Trump's new 2024 plan … (You could flip the first two, but the campaign puts Pennsylvania first because it's the biggest swing state, and because Biden desperately needs it.)  — Job 1 for the V.P. nominee, besides raising money, will be to park in Pennsylvania to try …
Houston Chronicle:
Exclusive: President Biden says he had to push for Beryl aid request with Abbott overseas  —  President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the federal government could not distribute emergency relief supplies, including power generators, after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas until the White House was able to …
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.
Financial Times:
Type of Russian missile that struck Kyiv children's hospital uses western components  —  Kremlin has turned to microprocessors and other technology not intended for military use to skirt sanctions  —  The type of Russian missile that destroyed a Kyiv children's hospital relies …
Discussion: bellingcat and Euromaidan Press
Dan De Luce / NBC News:
Russia aims to undermine Biden in November election, intel officials say  —  Previous U.S. intelligence assessments dating to 2016 concluded that Russia sought to weaken support for the Democratic Party and boost Donald Trump's candidacy.  —  Russia's efforts to influence …
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Rick Perlstein / American Prospect:
Project 2025 ... and 1921, and 1973, and 1981  —  Terrifying blueprints for the next Republican presidency …
Discussion: Raw Story
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
New York Times:
How Mar-a-Lago Became the Center of Gravity for the Hard Right
Discussion: Raw Story
Emine Yücel / Talking Points Memo:
Lies, Lewd Texts, ‘Sexualized Relationship’ At Center Of Trump-Appointed Fed Judge's Abrupt Resignation
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Trident Exclusive: Trump VP hopeful Byron Donalds' ex-wife shares her story, says what he's doing is “super-dangerous”
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Senators file official demand for criminal investigation of Clarence Thomas

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