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Harris gains enough pledged delegate support for a likely Democratic nomination

(Washington Post) A majority of Democratic delegates have pledged to support Vice President Harris as the party’s next presidential nominee, signaling she is likely to secure the nomination next month. To win the nomination in the first round of voting, a candidate needs the support of at least 1,976 delegates out of nearly 4,000. As of Monday evening, 2,214 delegates from at least three dozen states had endorsed Harris, according to a survey of delegates by the Associated Press.

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The simple reason why Kamala Harris has Donald Trump running scared

(Salon) It was mere moments after President Joe Biden announced he would not run for re-election when the new narrative of the 2024 election snapped into place: The prosecutor vs. the criminal. Vice President Kamala Harris got Biden's endorsement immediately and, despite all the wishcasting articles from political journalists longing for a dramatic Democratic convention fight, it appears the party is swiftly lining up behind the former senator from California. Her jobs before getting to Washington D.C., as a prosecutor, San Francisco district attorney and California state attorney general, drew the most attention.

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With Biden out, Vance may be the wrong pick for Trump

(Politico) Trump already has a problem with women voters — polls have consistently shown that the proportion of women planning to vote for him this November is smaller than those who did in 2020. And Vance has nothing to offer Trump on this score — quite the reverse, he risks compounding his boss’s problem. Presumably, Trump chose Vance as his VP candidate largely to fire up the MAGA base and boost the Republican ticket in Rust Belt states. But that was a choice made when Biden was still heading the Democratic ticket. Now that he’s not, Vance may well become a liability.

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JD Vance repeatedly indicated in 2016 that he believed Donald Trump had committed sexual assault

(CNN) Ohio Sen. JD Vance, the Republican vice presidential nominee, repeatedly indicated in 2016 that he believed Donald Trump had committed sexual assault, even suggesting in one TV segment that in a “he said, she said” situation Trump was less credible than one of his accusers. Vance appeared on a MSNBC segment in October 2016 on Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct in which an interview with Jessica Leeds, a former salesperson who accused Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her during a flight in the 1970s, was played. Vance said it was hard to believe Trump’s denials over Leeds. “At a fundamental level, this is sort of a ‘he said, she said,’ right? And at the end of the day, do you believe Donald Trump, who always tells the truth? Just kidding,” said Vance sarcastically. “Or do you believe that woman on that tape?” he said, referring to Leeds.

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AP-NORC Poll: About 60 Percent of Americans Want Trump to Withdraw from Presidential Race

(Bucks County Beacon) Most Americans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race. Most Americans believe Trump is dishonest. Most Americans reject Trump’s vision for the country. And most Americans don’t trust Trump to handle a crisis. These are the damning results of an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey released on Wednesday. The poll shows 57 percent of Americans want Trump to drop out of the race: 51 percent of Independents, 86 percent of Democrats, and 26 percent of Republicans.

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Biden calls for justice after footage released of police killing Black woman

(The Guardian) Joe Biden has called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, moments after shocking police video was released showing an Illinois officer fatally shooting Sonya Massey after she called police fearing a home intruder. In his first public statement since dropping his bid for re-election, Biden said the shooting of Massey, a 36-year-old Black woman, by white Sangamon county sheriff’s deputy Sean Grayson, in her home in Springfield, after a dispute over a pot of boiling water, “reminds us that all too often Black Americans face fears for their safety in ways many of the rest of us do not”.

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'It's Gonna Take a Civil War': Trump Campaign Speaker Warns of Violence if Dems Win

(Rolling Stone) An elected GOP politician from Ohio is warning that if Donald Trump doesn’t win the 2024 election it will mean “Civil War.” State Sen. George Lang was one of the warm-up speakers Monday at a Trump campaign rally Monday, where vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance spoke solo for the 2024 GOP ticket for the first time. The rally was held in the suburb of Middletown, Ohio, where Vance grew up — just days after a Republican National Convention at which Trump had tried to stage a show of national unity. “I believe wholeheartedly that Donald Trump and Butler County’s J.D. Vance are the last chance to save our country, politically,” Lang said. “I’m afraid that if we lose this one, it’s gonna take a civil war to save this country.”

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RFK Jr. wanted a White House job in exchange for endorsing Trump: report

(Business Insider) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is mired in another scandal, as he floated the idea of endorsing Donald Trump's presidency in exchange for a future job at the White House, four sources told the Washington Post. According to the anonymous sources, Kennedy, the independent presidential candidate, hoped to manage a slate of health and medical issues. The conversations reportedly began just hours after a would-be assassin targeted Trump on July 13, but did not result in an agreement.

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Earth likely just had its hottest day in thousands of years

33 min ago - 49 mins ago On Sunday, Earth saw its warmest day on record globally since at least 1940, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service in Europe. Threat level: "We are now in truly uncharted territory and as the climate keeps warming, we are bou ... (Axios)

Feds open audit into Southwest Airlines after series of close calls, safety issues

1 hr ago - BUSINESS AIRLINES Feds open audit into Southwest Airlines after series of close calls, safety issues The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a Certificate Holder Evaluation Process. By Alexandra Skores 1:42 PM on Jul 23, 2024 CDT The Federa ... (Dallas Morning News)

Republicans raise concerns about Supreme Court justices' safety

1 hr ago - 07/23/24 11:50 AM ET A pair of House Republicans are raising concerns about Supreme Court justices’ safety following the recent attempted assassination of former President Trump. House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Darrell Issa ( ... (The Hill)

Trump says he is willing to debate Harris multiple times

1 hr ago - Published Tue, Jul 23 2024 2:51 PM EDT Updated 4 Min Ago Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be willing to debate Vice President Kamala Harris multiple times if she is nominated, as expected, by the Democratic National Convention a ... (CNBC)

Exclusive-Harris leads Trump 44% to 42% in US presidential race, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

2 hrs ago - By Jason Lange (Reuters) - Vice President Kamala Harris opened up a marginal two-percentage-point lead over Republican Donald Trump after President Joe Biden ended his re-election campaign and passed the torch to her, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The ... (Reuters)

Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries endorse Harris for president

2 hrs ago - WASHINGTON — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the top Democrats in Congress, endorsed Kamala Harris for president on Tuesday. Schumer and Jeffries, both of New York, made the announcement at a press conference, where both emphasized ... (NBC News)

Bob Menendez to resign Senate seat following federal bribery conviction

2 hrs ago - Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) plans to resign effective Aug. 20, according to two people briefed on the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
 The longtime Democratic lawmaker was convicted on July 16 ... (Washington Post)

Hamas and Fatah sign declaration on ending decadeslong rift after talks in China

2 hrs ago - uly 23, 2024, 7:01 AM EDT / Updated July 23, 2024, 8:47 AM EDT BEIJING — Senior representatives from Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a joint declaration in China’s capital Beijing on Tuesday aimed at building unity and ending a ... (NBC News)

Democratic senators seek to reverse Supreme Court ruling that restricts federal agency power

3 hrs ago - July 23, 2024, 7:00 AM EDT By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON — Democratic senators plan to introduce legislation Tuesday that would effectively overturn a Supreme Court ruling last month that imposed new limits on federal agencies when they issue re ... (NBC)

Senate to consider bills that aim to protect children and teenagers online

3 hrs ago - July 23, 2024, 1:00 AM WASHINGTON -- The Senate will consider legislation this week that aims to protect children from dangerous online content, moving forward with what could become the first sweeping new regulation of the tech industry in decades. ... (ABC News/AP)

Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday

4 hrs ago - Updated 12:51 PM EDT, July 23, 2024 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa judge has ruled the state's strict abortion law will take effect Monday, preventing most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The ... (AP)

Biden to deliver Oval Office speech on his decision to exit 2024 race on Wednesday

5 hrs ago - Updated 1:19 PM EDT, Tue July 23, 2024 Washington CNN -- President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on his decision to drop out of the 2024 race on Wednesday. "Tomorrow evening at 8 PM ET, I will address the nation from the Oval Office on what lies ... (CNN Politics)

Russia and China push back against U.S. warnings over military and economic forays in the melting Arctic

5 hrs ago - July 23, 2024 / 9:51 AM EDT / CBS/AFP Washington — Russia and China on Tuesday pushed back against a U.S. warning over their increasing military and economic cooperation in the Arctic, where climate change is opening up greater competition..... ... (CBS news)

US opens investigation into Delta after global tech meltdown leads to massive cancellations

5 hrs ago - Updated 10:29 AM EDT, July 23, 2024 U.S. airline regulators have opened an investigation into Delta Air Lines, which is still struggling to restore operations on Tuesday, more than four full days after a faulty software update caused technological ha ... (AP)

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigns over Trump shooting outrage

6 hrs ago - Published Tue, Jul 23 2024 10:29 AM EDT Updated 21 Min Ago U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle resigned Tuesday amid widespread outrage over her agency's failure to prevent the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump at a ... (CNBC)

Donald Trump Doubles Down On Plans To Dodge Next Presidential Debate

6 hrs ago - Jul 23, 2024, 04:20 AM EDT Former President Donald Trump continued his attacks against ABC News on Monday as he moved to shift his commitment to the next presidential debate now that Vice President Kamala Harris is the frontrunner to be the Democrati ... (Huff Post)

Mike Pence's Post on Joe Biden Sparks Wave of Backlash

7 hrs ago - Published Jul 22, 2024 at 6:22 PM EDT | Updated Jul 23, 2024 at 3:07 AM EDT Former Vice President Mike Pence was ripped by supporters of his ex-running mate after reacting to news of President Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 election. In a post to ... (Newsweek)

Outcry as Israeli parliament approves bill declaring UN relief agency 'terrorists'

7 hrs ago - The Israeli parliament on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill declaring a UN relief agency working for Palestinian refugees a terrorist organisation. The bill, sponsored by Israeli politician Yulia Malinovsky, accused the United Nations Relief ... (The Independent)

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace to force a full House vote to impeach Secret Service Director Cheatle

7 hrs ago - July 22, 2024, 10:13 PM South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace moved to force a full House vote to impeach United States Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle for high crimes and misdemeanors. Mace filed the impeachment resolution as privileged ... (ABC News)

Trump asks New York appeals court to throw out $454 million civil judgment

8 hrs ago - Published 9:38 PM EDT, Mon July 22, 2024 CNN — Lawyers for Donald Trump asked a New York appeals court Monday to throw out the $454 million judgment in his civil fraud trial, arguing that the monetary penalty was unconstitutional and that most ... (CNN Politics)

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