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Editorial: Biden's 'unmatched' record of failure is all Kamala Harris has to run on

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On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris offered her first public remarks since President Joe Biden’s decision to step aside in the upcoming election.

In those remarks, Harris claimed, “Joe Biden’s legacy of accomplishment over the past three years is unmatched in modern history,” continuing later, “In one term, he has already ...Read more

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Commentary: 6 reasons Kamala Harris has better odds than Clinton against Trump

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Almost as quickly as Democrats took a sigh of relief after President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign, many also started holding their breath.

There was relief because a diminished, doubted 81-year-old candidate stepped aside and endorsed his 59-year-old Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic presidential nominee. After weeks of ...Read more

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Commentary: Bouncing Biden for Harris is a bad look for Democrats and a betrayal of voters

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Three weeks. That’s all it took to overthrow a president.

Joe Biden’s weekend announcement that he would not accept his party’s nomination for another term followed what will go down in history as the single worst presidential debate performance ever.

Bad enough, in this case, to knock Biden out of a race he had already won — the ...Read more

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North Korea does 'not care' about Trump's words for Kim Jong Un

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North Korea’s state media rebuffed comments that former President Donald Trump made about good ties with leader Kim Jong Un, saying “we do not care” and warned its nuclear arsenal stands ready for any U.S. leader.

The official Korean Central News Agency said in a commentary Wednesday that while Trump tried to advance personal relations, ...Read more

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Trump, GOP weaponize Minnesota Freedom Fund in attacks on Kamala Harris

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What began as a small charitable nonprofit founded by a University of Minnesota business school student has again become ammunition for attacks against the record of Kamala Harris regarding crime.

A day after Joe Biden bowed out of the presidential race, as Donald Trump's campaign recalibrated its attacks on Harris as the Democrat frontrunner, ...Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court denies former Mesa County clerk Tina Peters' bid to halt criminal case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an emergency request from former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters as part of her effort to halt her criminal case, less than two weeks before her trial is set to begin in Grand Junction.

Peters faces seven felony charges, including attempting to influence a public servant and criminal impersonation, for ...Read more

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Trump files complaint over Harris getting Biden's $96 million war chest

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming that the transfer of Joe Biden’s $96 million campaign war chest to Kamala Harris violates the law.

David Warrington, a lawyer for the Trump campaign, called the move “a brazen money grab that would constitute the single ...Read more

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Four years after COVID-19, CDC's mission divides Capitol Hill

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The highly partisan nature of public health funding was on full display Tuesday as House Energy and Commerce Republicans questioned the need for more federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Democrats, meanwhile, argued that a more sustained public health funding stream could improve the nation’s overall health.

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False claim that Biden died or was 'medevaced' from Las Vegas spread on social media

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No, President Joe Biden did not die, nor was he “medevaced” from Las Vegas last week.

After Biden was diagnosed with COVID-19, cutting his Southern Nevada trip short, rumors began spreading on social media about his health.

While isolating in Delaware on Sunday, Biden ended his re-election campaign. And he didn’t make any sort of public ...Read more

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Trump, Vance will make first joint Minnesota appearance Saturday night in St. Cloud

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former President Donald Trump and Sen. JD Vance, his new running mate, will make their first joint Minnesota appearance at a rally in St. Cloud on Saturday, trying to build momentum for swinging Minnesota to Republicans in November.

Trump chose the Ohio Republican senator, in office for two years, to try to boost his appeal in ...Read more

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Will there be a Kamala Harris v. Donald Trump debate? Here's what we know

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PHILADELPHIA — Before President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him, Biden and former President Donald Trump had agreed to one final showdown. Then everything changed.

Now, the general public is left wondering: Will the previously scheduled presidential debate still go ...Read more

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'Ready, aim, fire': Florida man accused of social media posts threatening Trump, Vance

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Jupiter man was arrested Friday after police said he allegedly made multiple online posts that “praised” the recent attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump and other threatening posts against the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate U.S. Sen. JD Vance.

Michael M. Wiseman, 68, was ...Read more

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Trump to headline conservative Turning Point Action conference in Florida

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MIAMI — Donald Trump will headline a conservative political and religious summit in West Palm Beach on Friday, the right-wing group Turning Point Action announced.

The former president is set to deliver the keynote address at the Believers’ Summit, a Christian-conservative-coded gathering just a short drive from Trump’s residence at Mar-a...Read more

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A bigger, bolder Congress? Panel debates how to respond to end of Chevron deference

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WASHINGTON — In the legal world, the biggest news event this year had nothing to do with assassination attempts, campaign shake-ups or convicted ex-presidents. It was the Supreme Court’s decision in June to kill the 40-year-old Chevron doctrine, which directed courts to defer to federal agencies’ interpretation of ambiguous statutes.

The ...Read more

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Harris hits trail under pressure to prove she can beat Trump

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Vice President Kamala Harris will launch her nascent presidential campaign in earnest Tuesday with a rally in Milwaukee seeking to answer the biggest question on skittish Democrats’ minds: How does she plan to beat Donald Trump?

Harris, thrust suddenly into the fray after Joe Biden announced Sunday that he wouldn’t seek reelection, has ...Read more

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Secret Service director resigns after Trump rally shooting

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WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has resigned in the wake of the firestorm over her agency’s failure to protect former President Donald Trump from an assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed Tuesday that she stepped down, the day after she testified in the House about ...Read more

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Slammed over Trump shooting security, US Secret Service director Cheatle resigns

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The director of the Secret Service resigned Tuesday amid growing criticism over security lapses during the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump.

Kimberly Cheatle had faced growing calls to step down from both Democrats and Republicans.

“I take full responsibility for the security lapse,” she said in an email to staff...Read more

Poll finds Harris does better than Biden in presidential contest with Trump

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Vice President Kamala Harris does better than President Joe Biden in a matchup with former President Donald Trump, a nationwide poll released Tuesday shows.

The poll, conducted by Florida Atlantic University, doesn’t show a major difference, but Harris vs. Trump is closer than Biden vs. Trump.

FAU found:

•49% for...Read more

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Hill Democrats relieved, but GOP preps Harris-focused attack lines

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WASHINGTON — With President Joe Biden’s announcement Sunday that he’s abandoning his reelection campaign, the Democrats’ freakout over the top of the ticket is over — at least for now.

Vulnerable down-ballot Democrats have rallied around Vice President Kamala Harris as their party’s nominee, saying she will provide a jolt of ...Read more

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What Joe Biden's decision means for California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom's endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic presidential nomination confirmed a foregone conclusion: Anyone hoping to see the governor in the White House should put those dreams on ice.

"Tough. Fearless. Tenacious. With our democracy at stake and our future on the line, no one is better to ...Read more