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Biden Hears Chants of 'Don't You Quit!' at Rally

President promises the crowd in Michigan he's not going anywhere

(Newser) - It remains unclear whether President Biden can convince enough Democratic power-brokers and big donors to stay in the race. But on Friday night, at least, he had a good night. At a campaign rally in the swing state of Michigan, supporters chanted "Don't you quit!" and "...

Press Conference Outdraws Biden's ABC Interview

More than 24M watched president's live appearance

(Newser) - It's not clear yet whether President Biden's press conference Thursday persuaded Democrats to line up behind him as their nominee, but the data shows the appearance was a ratings success. Around 24.2 million people watched the live event on broadcast and cable TV, according to Nielsen data...

Amid Limbo Over Biden, 'Super Friends Are Assembling'
Amid Limbo Over Biden,
'Super Friends Are Assembling'
the rundown

Amid Limbo Over Biden, 'Super Friends Are Assembling'

President digs in as his critics continue to make the case against him

(Newser) - A day after President Biden's closely watched news conference —one in which he did well enough to embolden supporters but made enough flubs to embolden critics—where do things stand? Without much resolution. Coverage:
  • Big meeting: Biden met with Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries at the White House
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After Biden Presser, Dems Are Stuck in 'Special Layer of Hell'

President did ... OK, per reviews, but it may not be enough to stop the calls for him to leave the race

(Newser) - President Biden's "do or die" moment , the press conference in which he had to convince the world he's able to lead the US for four more years, has come and gone . So what's the verdict? It's a mixed bag, with praise for Biden's foreign...

Radio Network Admits Portions of Biden Interview Were Cut

Network says Biden campaign requested the radio show make the edits

(Newser) - President Biden was interviewed on a Wisconsin radio show last week, and now the radio network that airs the show has acknowledged that parts of the interview were edited at the Biden campaign's request, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Biden's phone interview on the Earl Ingram Show was...

Under Pressure, Biden Goes Live and Defends Record

President says in press conference he needs to pace himself but hasn't slowed down

(Newser) - After a stumble in answering the opening question in his press conference Thursday evening—when he referred to "Vice President Trump"—President Biden extolled his record, praised NATO, and criticized Donald Trump. Biden gave a "forceful defense" of himself and his policies, the AP reports, part of...

Biden Slip-Up on Harris' Name Draws Attention

'Look, I wouldn't have picked Vice President Trump to be vice president if I didn't think she was qualified to be president'

(Newser) - The very first question President Biden fielded in his Thursday night press conference was, not surprisingly, about his fitness to remain a candidate and whether Vice President Kamala Harris could step in if not. In his answer, Biden asserted that he is "the most qualified" person to beat Donald...

Trump Has Some Words for George Clooney

Former president characterizes actor as a 'rat' just like 'Crooked Joe'

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal calls it an op-ed that "ricocheted across show business and political circles"—and it's one that's still being buzzed about. "We are not going to win in November with this president," wrote actor George Clooney—a big fundraiser for the...

Sources Say Schumer Is Privately Open to Replacing Biden on the Ticket
New Biden Trouble:
Schumer May Bail on Him
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New Biden Trouble: Schumer May Bail on Him

Plus, first Democrat senator officially calls on president to exit the race

(Newser) - The bad press keeps coming for President Biden. Following news that George Clooney bailed on him and the first Democrat senator admitted publicly that he's unlikely to beat Trump comes more of the same:
  • Chuck Schumer: Sources tell Axios that while the Senate majority leader is publicly insisting he'
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At NATO Presser, All Eyes Will Fall Once More on Biden
It's Do or Die Time for
Biden at NATO Presser
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It's Do or Die Time for Biden at NATO Presser

President will again be under the microscope at Thursday night news conference

(Newser) - President Biden is currently on a "media blitz," including a rare solo press conference Thursday evening to cap off a three-day NATO summit. The New York Times calls it a "high-stakes moment," where Biden's "allies, doubters, and enemies will be watching for any evidence...

Biden Forcefully Tells NATO Ukraine Will Defeat Russia

President announces nations will send embattled ally air defense systems

(Newser) - "Russia is failing," President Biden told NATO leaders on Tuesday. "The war will end with Ukraine remaining a free and independent country." The assessments came in an address kicking off a summit in Washington that marks the alliance's 75th anniversary. "Biden's words were...

Navy: Sailor Tried to See Biden's Health Records

Suspect didn't find 'the right Joe Biden,' official says

(Newser) - A junior enlisted sailor tried to look up President Biden's health records in a military medical database, the Navy said Tuesday. The unidentified sailor accessed the Genesis Medical Health System three times on Feb. 23, an official said, but "he did not pull up the right Joe Biden....

Momentum Appears to Have Tilted in Biden's Favor
Momentum
Appears
to Have Tilted
in Biden's Favor
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Momentum Appears to Have Tilted in Biden's Favor

Movement to oust him as nominee seems to be fizzling on Capitol Hill

(Newser) - President Biden's aggressive push to remain the Democratic nominee appears to be working, according to multiple accounts of the mood in Congress:
  • Momentum shift: The Washington Post notes that no more House Democrats came forward on Tuesday calling for Biden to step aside, "suggesting the ground may be
...

At NATO Summit, an 'Absolutely Critical' Moment for Biden

US president must prove on the world stage that he's up to the task of continuing for 4 more years

(Newser) - With November's election looming, President Biden is now facing "a week of reckoning," with the NATO summit kicking off Tuesday in DC. That convening may prove to be a "path to at least a temporary reprieve—or this president's last stand," per the BBC...

Neurologist's Frequent Visits to White House Draw Scrutiny

Media exchanges with White House press secretary get 'testy' at daily briefing

(Newser) - A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and is an expert on Parkinson's disease was at the White House eight times in eight months between July 2023 and March 2024. The New York Times confirmed the visits as documented on visitor logs released by the White House; more recent...

As Some Democrats Bail on Biden, Fetterman Digs In

Senator defends president, mocks peers he sees as weak-kneed

(Newser) - The number of congressional Democrats calling for President Biden to step aside , either in public or in private, is growing. One person most definitely not in that camp is Sen. John Fetterman, who campaigned with the president across his home state of Pennsylvania on Sunday.
  • No chucking: "He's
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Radio Host Resigns After Asking Questions From Biden Camp

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, Philadelphia's WURD parted ways over the post-debate interview

(Newser) - Whether President Biden will try to stay on the job is the question on many people's minds. A radio station host who interviewed the president on Wednesday has lost her own job as a result. Philadelphia radio station WURD on Sunday said that it and host Andrea Lawful-Sanders "...

Biden Letter to Democrats: I'm Not Stepping Aside

President digs in even as more members of his party call for him to withdraw

(Newser) - President Biden delivered a special letter to Democrats on Capitol Hill on Monday, but his message hasn't changed: He insists he will not drop out of the 2024 race, reports USA Today .
  • The letter: "I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to
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Number of Top Democrats Calling for Biden to Step Aside Increases: Sources

Sources say several mentioned it in leadership call with Hakeem Jeffries

(Newser) - During a leadership call with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Sunday that one source called "brutal," sources say several top House Democrats told Jeffries President Biden needs to step aside and let someone else run against Donald Trump. CNN describes the number as "more than a handful"...

Biden: If God Tells Me to Ditch Race, I Will
Biden: If God
Tells Me to Ditch
Race, I Will
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Biden: If God Tells Me to Ditch Race, I Will

In ABC News interview, president tries to salvage 2024 campaign after disastrous debate with Trump

(Newser) - President Biden's much-anticipated interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, his first since his weak debate performance against former President Trump, aired Friday night, with the 81-year-old commander in chief showing no sign of stepping down from his post or away from his reelection run. "Look, I mean, if...

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