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TMZ.com:
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 …
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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.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Biden rebels in Congress see their revolt crumbling … - One shell-shocked lawmaker who was present at the meeting would offer only one word to characterize it: “Intense.”  — Another described the mood as “pretty much unanimous” that Biden has “got to step down,” adding …
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 …
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.
The Hill:
Democrats lose ground in 6 states with election forecaster's postdebate shift  —  Former President Trump is gaining ground in key swing states and could threaten to take states once considered to be safe for Democrats, as President Biden struggles to regain ground after a shaky debate performance …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
This May Be a Turning Point for Biden.  But in Which Direction?  —  The race against Trump doesn't seem as if it will get easier.  —  The case for a Biden comeback always presumed that voters would mostly cast their ballots based on their views about Donald J. Trump.
Discussion: Axios and Thinking about
Steve Kornacki / NBC News:   What happened the last time Democrats swapped out nominees in high-profile races
Stephen Neukam / Axios:
Trio of Senate Democrats doubt Biden can win
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Scoop: Senate GOP sees deep blue Maryland seat within reach
Discussion: NOTUS and The Federalist
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Biden's dual NATO mission: Reassure America and the world … - More than 30 leaders have descended on D.C. to discuss critical issues like Ukraine's roadmap to NATO membership, air defenses against Russian missile and drone attacks, and the joint challenges posed by China.
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The White House:
Joint Statement on Strengthening Ukraine's Air Defenses by U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Member of Justice Sotomayor's security detail shoots armed carjacker near her home
Daily Mail:
Sonia Sotomayor saved from danger: Supreme Court Justice's bodyguard shoots gun-wielding suspect who tried to steal his car outside her DC home
CBS News:
Navy sailor tried to access Biden's medical records multiple times  —  A junior Navy sailor attempted to access the medical records of President Biden from a military medical database three times in February but was unable to do so, the U.S. Navy confirms to CBS News.
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Slate:
There's a Reason Trump Is Suddenly Lying About Project 2025  —  With all the focus in recent weeks on President Joe Biden's age-related limitations, it's worth remembering that Donald Trump's incessant falsehoods and self-proclaimed desire to be a dictator on Day 1 make him far more unfit for the presidency.
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 …
Reuters:
US Justice Department says it disrupted Russian social media influence operation  —  The U.S Justice Department said on Tuesday that it disrupted a Russian operation that used fake social media accounts enhanced by artificial intelligence to covertly spread pro-Kremlin messages in the United States and abroad.
Discussion: NPR
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US Department of Justice:
Justice Department Leads Efforts Among Federal, International, and Private Sector Partners to Disrupt Covert Russian Government-Operated Social Media Bot Farm
Seung Min Kim / Associated Press:
President Joe Biden saw neurologist at White House for Jan. 17 exam, press secretary says  —  President Joe Biden saw a neurologist at the White House on Jan. 17 for a neurological exam, the results of which were later reported as part of his annual physical more than a month later, the White House said on Tuesday.
Discussion: CNN and RedState
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The Biden-Parkinson's mini-controversy, explained
Nancy Vu / Washington Examiner:
House passes measures targeting Biden appliance regulations  —  The House passed measures preventing the Energy Secretary from enforcing energy efficiency standards for various kitchen appliances, an effort by Republicans to portray the Biden administration's regulations as a war on consumers.
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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:   House passes GOP bills aiming to block dishwasher and fridge efficiency standards
Axios:
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 …
Discussion: USA Today and The Guardian
New York Times:
How Mar-a-Lago Became the Center of Gravity for the Hard Right  —  The ornate ballrooms and manicured lawns of Mar-a-Lago have hosted a variety of affairs for the wealthy and connected in the resort's nearly 100-year history: philanthropic galas, lavish banquets, society lunches.
Ken Miller / Associated Press:
Former US Sen. Jim Inhofe, defense hawk who called human-caused climate change a ‘hoax,’ dies at 89  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Sen. Jim Inhofe, a conservative firebrand known for his strong support of defense spending and his denial that human activity is responsible for the bulk of climate change, has died.
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Reuters:
Thailand announces new senate, replacing army-appointed lawmakers  —  Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday endorsed 200 new senators who will replace a military-appointed upper house, revealing a new legislative body that analysts say could make it harder for the embattled ruling Pheu Thai party to govern.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Owen Lavine / The Daily Beast:
MAGA Senator Josh Hawley Advocates for Being a Christian Nationalist  —  MASK OFF  —  The Missouri senator and his wife, Erin, have been pretty naked about their beliefs.  —  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) assured the National Conservatism conference on Monday that he is a “Christian Nationalist.”
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The Hill:
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Reuters:
US economy no longer overheated, Fed's Powell tells Congress
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Russian Missile Identified in Kyiv Children's Hospital Attack
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