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Three Weeks Is Enough, Mr. President


Three Weeks
Is Enough,
Mr. President
OPINION

Three Weeks Is Enough, Mr. President

Slate columnist argues Biden has been given enough time to exit the race with dignity

(Newser) - The departure of President Biden from the 2024 is starting to look inevitable , writes Ben Mathis-Lilley in Slate . In his view, Biden should not delay much longer in exiting the race. Some wanted to force him out of the race immediately after his faltering debate performance, which his family feared...

Report: Biden's Family Considers Exit Plan

President vows to be back on campaign trail even as more Democrats ask him to bow out

(Newser) - President Biden on Friday promised he'd be back on the campaign trail next week, apparently dashing predictions he might bow out of the race as early as this weekend. In a statement, Biden said he wanted to make the case against Donald Trump and speak about "my own...

Another Senator Urges Biden to Drop Out

Jon Tester is facing a tough reelection battle in Montana

(Newser) - And then there were two. On Thursday, Sen. Jon Tester became the second Democratic senator to openly call for President Biden to drop out of the presidential race. The senator from Montana is among the Democratic incumbents seen as most vulnerable this fall, Politico reports. "I have worked with...

Report Suggests a Crack in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance
Report Suggests a Crack
in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance
The rundown

Report Suggests a Crack in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi also warned president about November

(Newser) - The pressure continues to build on President Biden from Democrats worried he will hurt the party in November, but at least one report suggests the president is growing "more receptive" to the pleas. New developments:
  • A shift? The New York Times has the "more receptive" angle after talking
...

Biden Appears to Lose Support of 2 Heavyweights

Schumer, Jeffries privately urge president to withdraw, reports say

(Newser) - Things are moving fast on the question of whether President Biden will remain the Democratic nominee: In a major development, the Washington Post reports that both Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries told the president he would hurt the party's chances in Congress should...

JD Vance's Hillbilly Elegy Once Again a Best-Seller

2016 memoir tops the charts after Trump names Vance as his running mate

(Newser) - Before he was Donald Trump's 2024 running mate or a Republican senator, JD Vance was the author of Hillbilly Elegy. His 2016 memoir, and its 2020 film adaptation, are now climbing the charts again thanks to interest in Vance after Trump named him as his VP pick, NBC News...

First Trump Family Member Speaks at RNC

Lara Trump closes Tuesday night's events

(Newser) - The first Trump family member took the stage on day 2 of the Republican National Convention Tuesday. Lara Trump, wife of Donald Trump's son Eric and one of two new co-chairs of the Republican National Committee, delivered the night's closing remarks, the New York Times reports. The theme...

Haley, DeSantis Make Their Cases for Trump

'You don't have to agree with Trump 100% of the time to vote for him,' says Haley

(Newser) - Some big names defeated by Donald Trump as he rolled to the GOP nomination took the stage at the GOP convention Tuesday night to back him.
  • Nikki Haley: "You don't have to agree with Trump 100% of the time to vote for him," the former UN ambassador
...

Opinion: Hey, Democrats, the Race Isn't Over
Op-Ed: Hey, Democrats,
It's Not Over Yet
OPINION

Op-Ed: Hey, Democrats, It's Not Over Yet

Bill Scher at Washington Monthly isn't buying the narrative that Trump is a shoo-in

(Newser) - First came the debate . Then came the " dramatic photos of a bloodied yet unbowed" Donald Trump after he'd been shot, writes Bill Scher at Washington Monthly . Add them up, and the conventional wisdom in both parties now seems to be that Trump is a shoo-in to win re-election...

Wife of JD Vance Also Enters the Spotlight
JD Vance's Wife Seen
as a 'Political Cipher'
the rundown

JD Vance's Wife Seen as a 'Political Cipher'

Usha Vance worked for a 'radically progressive' law firm until this week

(Newser) - Donald Trump's selection of JD Vance as his running mate has brought attention to Vance's wife, Usha, as well. Some highlights of bios moving about the 38-year-old attorney:
  • Leery: In an interview with Fox News last month when her husband was on the short list, Usha Vance talked
...

Convention Surprise: A Fiery Teamsters Speech

Union boss Sean O'Brien blasts big corporations to GOP faithful

(Newser) - Probably the biggest surprise at the Republican National Convention on Monday night came in the very presence of its final speaker—Teamsters boss Sean O'Brien. As the Washington Post reports, it's the first time a leader of the union has addressed a Republican convention, and O'Brien delivered...

Elon Musk May End Up as Biggest Donor in 2024 Race

Wall Street Journal reports he is committing $45M a month to Trump

(Newser) - Elon Musk isn't just backing Donald Trump with an endorsement and a one-off donation . The Wall Street Journal reports that the billionaire is committing $45 million a month to see Trump back in office. Musk—the world's richest person by the reckoning of Forbes with $252 billion—is...

Vance Brings Youth, Broad Agreement With Trump
What JD Vance Brings
to the GOP Ticket
the rundown

What JD Vance Brings to the GOP Ticket

Trump's VP pick could help with swing states, though maybe not with moderates

(Newser) - Donald Trump did not follow the advice from some Republicans to pick a running mate who would have made the presidential ticket more diverse—or one with less strident rhetoric than the former president's who might appeal to non-MAGA voters. There's not much daylight between Sen. JD Vance...

Trump Met With RFK Jr. to Seek Endorsement, Sources Say

But Kennedy is pushing back on that narrative

(Newser) - Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Monday morning to discuss whether the independent candidate might endorse the Republican for president, sources tell Politico . "Yes, Mr. Kennedy met with President Trump today to discuss national unity, and he hopes to meet with leaders of the Democratic Party as...

Lt. Gov Who Said 'Some Folks Need Killing' Speaks at RNC

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson kept things less controversial in his convention speech

(Newser) - North Carolina's lieutenant governor (and the Republican nominee to be the state's next governor ) Mark Robinson was one of the opening speakers Monday night at the Republican National Convention, and his inclusion drew quite a bit of attention given his past "incendiary" comments, per the AP...

Marjorie Taylor Greene at RNC: 'God's Hand' Saved Trump

Congresswoman notes the 'somber' yet 'celebratory' moment

(Newser) - Among the speakers Monday on the first night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who declared her gratitude to God for saving Donald Trump during the shooting at his Saturday rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. "Two days ago, evil came for the man we admire...

Trump Appears at RNC With a Bandaged Ear

Former president did not address Republican National Convention

(Newser) - Two days after surviving an apparent attempted assassination , former President Donald Trump appeared triumphantly at the Republican National Convention's opening night with a bandage over his right ear, the latest compelling scene in a presidential campaign already defined by dramatic turns, the AP reports. GOP delegates cheered wildly when...

In a State He Can't Lose, Biden Is Losing

New York Times /Sienna College has Trump up in Pennsylvania; Virginia also is surprisingly close

(Newser) - New polling has bad news for President Biden in the make-or-break state of Pennsylvania as well as in the once-safe state of Virginia, reports the New York Times . The newspaper is quick to point out that the polls were conducted before the attempted assassination of Donald Trump over the weekend,...

Within Hour of Gunshots, Musk Picked His 2024 Candidate

Billionaire endorses Trump after steering clear of backing a presidential favorite

(Newser) - Elon Musk had not endorsed a candidate in this year's presidential race—until Saturday. Roughly 30 minutes after Donald Trump was shot, the billionaire weighed in: "I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery," Musk tweeted . And when it became clear that Trump would...

What to Expect at the GOP Convention
What to Expect
at the GOP Convention

What to Expect at the GOP Convention

Four nights of speakers begins Monday

(Newser) - With the exception of beefed-up security, the Republican National Convention will go on as planned starting Monday in Milwaukee. The convention is to culminate Thursday with a speech by Donald Trump accepting the nomination. What to expect:
  • Monday: The day's theme is "Make America Wealthy Again," with
...

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