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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.
Peter Welch / Washington Post:
Democratic Sen. Peter Welch: Biden should withdraw for the good of the country  —  The stakes this November could not be higher.  —  Peter Welch, a Democrat, represents Vermont in the U.S. Senate.  —  I have great respect for President Biden.  He saved our country from a tyrant.
Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Planning for a Landslide Win  —  Sign up for The Decision, a newsletter featuring our 2024 election coverage.  —  The outcome of the presidential campaign, Republicans believed, was a fait accompli.  “Donald Trump was well on his way to a 320-electoral-vote win,” …
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Leibovich / The Atlantic:
C'mon, Man  —  Never underestimate the destructive power of a stubborn old narcissist with something to prove.  —  Ideally no one gets hurt along the way: Maybe grandpop refuses to give up his license, drives into an oak tree, and only the car gets totaled.  But sometimes there are casualties: Maybe a pedestrian gets hit.
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 …
Seth Abramson / Proof:
We Now Know What Really Happened in Atlanta  —  Media lied to voters about the cause …
Nick Reisman / Politico:
Biden support slips in deep blue New York: 'We're a battleground state now'
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Rep. Pat Ryan, Moderate Front-Liner, Calls on Biden to Step Aside
David Wasserman / Cook Political Report:
Introducing the 2024 Cook Political Report Biden vs. Trump National Polling Average
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Raw Story:
Trump's ‘secretary of retribution’ has a ‘target list’ of 350 people he wants arrested  —  Retribution is at the center of Donald Trump's third presidential election campaign.  —  “I am your warrior,” Trump proclaimed earlier this year.  “I am your justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution.”
Discussion: The Guardian and New Republic
Kevin Manahan / New Jersey Online:
Trump's ‘Secretary of Retribution’ compiles hit list for ‘vigilante death warrant’: Who's on it?  —  Former president Donald Trump — convicted in criminal court, held liable in civil courts and facing other indictments — has told supporters, “I am your retribution,” and now it appears he has a “future secretary of retribution.”
Judge signals he's likely to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's bankruptcy case  —  The judge said he intended to issue a final ruling by Friday.  —  A New York federal judge is poised to dismiss Rudy Giuliani's bankruptcy case, expressing concern Wednesday that Giuliani has used the proceedings …
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.
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
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 …
Khaleda Rahman / Newsweek:
Project 2025 Reported to IRS Over ‘Violations’  —  TikTokers are urging people to report the conservative think tank behind Project 2025 to the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly violating the rules of its tax-exempt status.  —  Project 2025 is spearheaded by The Heritage Foundation …
Discussion: USA Today and Rolling Stone
Alex Thompson / Axios:
Exclusive: House Oversight subpoenas top Biden aides over his mental fitness … - Since Biden's weak performance at the June 27 debate ignited questions about his candidacy, some Democrats — including administration officials — have been bracing for potential congressional probes into his mental fitness, and what aides know about it.
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
Zac Anderson / USA Today:
After challenging Trump, Haley and DeSantis denied speaking slots at RNC 2024
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.
Discussion: New York Post
Victoria Taft / PJ Media:
Hail to the Chick: Dirty Jill Is at it Again  —  All rise, and please honor The First Lady of the United States of America, DOCTOR Jill Biden!  —  You may genuflect, bow, curtsy, or kneel in proper homage to the woman who holds no office but is married to the president of the United States of America.
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
Fake electors get tapped as GOP convention delegates  —  Seven battleground states are sending fake electors and others who worked to upend the 2020 election results to represent their state parties at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where they will officially anoint Donald Trump as their presidential nominee.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Federalist
NBC News:
Senate Republicans block Democratic bill codifying Roe v. Wade abortion protections  —  The legislation, which states that “protections for access to abortion rights ... should be supported,” was blocked by Republicans who panned it as a “show vote.”  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans …
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Act of Desperation?  Biden's Team Checks Delegates for Loyalty  —  Phone calls begin with boilerplate, they say, then ask: 'Is there any reason you couldn't or wouldn't support the president?'  —  Fearing a floor revolt against his nomination, President Biden's aides are telephoning individual delegates …
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.
Jamison Foser / Finding Gravity:
Trump/Thomas 2024  —  History books will tell you that the Republican Party's 1996 ticket was Bob Dole and Jack Kemp.  And it's certainly true that if Dole had won, Kemp would've been sworn in as Vice President.  But for campaign purposes, those of us who were involved in the effort …
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Qasim Rashid / Let's Address This with Qasim Rashid:
Project 2025 Attacks Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Haley Byrd Wilt / NOTUS:
Is This House Republican Calling for Armed Rebellion? He Won't Say.
Discussion: New Republic and Raw Story
F-16s head to Ukraine to begin flights this summer
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Media Matters for America:
Newsmax's Sebastian Gorka on Kamala Harris: “She's a DEI hire. She's a woman. She's colored.”
Discussion: Mediaite and HuffPost
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
‘Deranged’: Critics React To Trump's ‘Fat Pig’ Rally Rant
Discussion: Raw Story
Deirdre Walsh / NPR:
Bipartisan Senate group pushes ban on lawmaker stock trading
Aaron Rupar / Public Notice:
Margaret Sullivan on how the media normalizes Trump
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
Trump Donors on the Brink of Civil War Over J.D. Vance for VP