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5:35 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.
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 B Wang / Washington Post:
Pelosi urges Biden to make decision on race, despite his insistence he will stay  —  “It's up to the president to decide if he is going to run.  We're all encouraging him to to make that decision, because time is running short,” former House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”
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 …
Michael C. Bender / New York Times:
Michigan Representative Seeking Senate Seat Tells Donors Biden Trails There  —  Representative Elissa Slotkin, the leading Democrat seeking her state's open Senate seat, said private polling showed former President Donald J. Trump leading President Biden.  —  The leading Democratic candidate …
Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Planning for a Landslide Win
Discussion: Raw Story
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:   Introducing the 2024 Cook Political Report Biden vs. Trump National Polling Average
NBC News:
Election 2024 live updates: Biden faces pressure from growing list of donors and Democrats calling on him to step aside
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Pelosi: “Time is running short” for Biden to decide on re-election bid
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
This May Be a Turning Point for Biden. But in Which Direction?
Discussion: Washington Examiner, Axios and Politico
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 …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Ocasio-Cortez seeks US House impeachment of Supreme Court's Thomas, Alito
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.
AJ Vicens / CyberScoop:
Hacktivists release two gigabytes of Heritage Foundation data  —  A politically-oriented cybercrime group carried out the attack in response to Heritage's Project 2025.  —  An established cybercrime group with a track record of attacking political targets posted on Tuesday roughly two gigabytes …
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
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 …
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
Anthony Adragna / Politico:
Bipartisan Senate group unveils bill to bar stock trading by members of Congress
Discussion: Washington Examiner, CNBC and UPI
Cody Mello-Klein / Northeastern Global News:
Biden's poor debate performance had almost no impact on voter preference, new report says  —  Minor changes in voter preference after the debate don't mean the course of the presidential race has shifted, Northeastern expert says.  —  by Cody Mello-Klein  —  July 9, 2024  —  Share this story
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Leaks complicate Democrats' sensitive Biden talks … - “I want to inform you that ... my office was involved in one of the leaks that occurred during the ranking member meeting,” the lawmaker wrote to their fellow Democratic committee leaders in a note obtained by Axios.
NBC News:
'It's already disastrous': Biden campaign fundraising takes a major hit  —  Sources close to Biden's re-election efforts say fundraising is set to drop possibly by half this month.  A campaign spokesperson pushed back, saying “grassroots” dollars were strong.
Haley Byrd Wilt / NOTUS:
Is This House Republican Calling for Armed Rebellion?  He Won't Say.  —  “You can infer what you want,” Rep. Jim Banks said.  —  Rep. Jim Banks — a Republican who is seeking a Senate seat in Indiana this year — isn't saying whether he opposes armed rebellion against the American government.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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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Seth Abramson / Proof:
We Now Know What Really Happened in Atlanta  —  Media lied to voters about the cause …
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Project 2025 Attacks Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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