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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...

Biden Makes Ill-Timed Gaffe on World Stage

He introduces Ukraine's Zelensky as 'President Putin' before catching himself

(Newser) - A few weeks ago, the gaffe might not have drawn much attention. But with the world's focus on President Biden's performance at the NATO summit, Biden misspoke in a headline-making way Thursday while introducing Ukraine leader Volodymyr Zelensky during a NATO speech:
  • "Now, I want to hand
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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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Stephanopoulos Caught Spilling His Inner Thoughts on Biden

'I don't think he can serve 4 more years,' ABC News anchor tells random person on NYC street

(Newser) - Fresh off his interview with President Biden last week, George Stephanopoulos had more to say Tuesday about the 81-year-old commander in chief—though now he's regretting saying it. TMZ has a clip of the ABC News anchor, dressed casually in workout attire on what the outlet says is Fifth...

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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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...

Disney Heir: No More Donations Until Biden Goes

Abigail Disney says she'll halt funds out of 'realism, not disrespect'

(Newser) - As fallout continues over President Biden's weak debate performance against former President Trump, the turmoil has spread to top Democratic donors, including one particularly high-profile name who now says she'll halt the money flow until Biden is replaced. "I intend to stop any contributions to the party...

Another House Democrat Calls on Biden to Withdraw

Rep. Raul Grijalva says it's time for president 'to get out of this race'

(Newser) - Democrat governors might be standing with President Biden , but another House Democrat is calling on him to resign. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona became the second Democrat lawmaker to do so publicly, after Lloyd Doggett, who spoke out Tuesday on Biden's questionable debate performance. "What he needs to...

Biden's Slips Reportedly Growing More Frequent
Obama Said to Be 'Privately'
Worried After Debate
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Obama Said to Be 'Privately' Worried After Debate

Meanwhile, New York Times reports the president's lapses appear to be growing more frequent

(Newser) - President Biden meets with Democratic governors at the White House on Wednesday evening as he tries to show supporters that his debate performance was an aberration, reports CBS News . In the meantime, the drumbeat of negative assessments and coverage continues:
  • Getting worse? The New York Times reports that his "
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Biden Has an Explanation for Poor Debate Performance

President cites jet lag as the reason he 'nearly fell asleep on stage'

(Newser) - President Biden's explanation for his near universally-panned debate performance against Donald Trump? Jet lag. "I didn't have my best night," Biden said Tuesday while speaking to supporters at a Virginia fundraiser. "I wasn't very smart. I decided to travel around the world a couple...

Kamala Harris: Biden's 'Slow Start' Was 'Obvious to Everyone'

But VP urges voters to consider his performance in office, not on debate stage

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris acknowledged that President Biden had a "slow start" in his debate against Donald Trump on Thursday night, but she insisted that he finished "strong" in a performance that triggered a new round of concerns within their own party about Biden's fitness to be...

Democrats Are Reportedly Near Panic After Debate
Democrats Are Reportedly
Near Panic After Debate
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Democrats Are Reportedly Near Panic After Debate

The consensus seems to be that President Biden made things worse

(Newser) - Politico uses the term "freaking out" to describe how Democrats are reacting to President Biden's debate performance Thursday night, and that seems to be a near-universal take when following analysis of the first presidential debate of the 2024 election. More:
  • "Toast." Politico was texting with
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Hillary Clinton Has Some Debate Predictions
Hillary Clinton Has Some
Debate Predictions
OPINION

Hillary Clinton Has Some Debate Predictions

She expects 'bluster,' calls it a 'waste of time' to refute Trump arguments in normal debate fashion

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is in a unique position to preview Thursday's presidential debate—as she points out in a New York Times essay, she's the only person who has debated both President Biden and former President Trump. Framed with a here's-what-I'll-be-watching-for premise, Clinton's op-ed is mainly...

Secret Service on Working Near Bidens' Dog: 'Have a Safe Shift!'

Report from right-wing Judicial Watch claims more biting incidents from German shepherd Commander

(Newser) - It's well known that President Biden's dogs have been busted biting , but a new report from a right-wing activist group suggests there may have been more bites than previously reported. TMZ was one of the first outlets to report on Secret Service records obtained from the Department of...

After Hunter Biden Conviction Comes the Political Fallout

Biden preps for attacks that he's not a good father, while a Trump talking point is weakened

(Newser) - Tuesday saw the conviction of Hunter Biden on federal gun charges. With Wednesday comes a whole slew of assessments about what just happened and how it might play out going forward. Some highlights:
  • Biden strategy: Politico Playbook reports that President Biden's team is prepping for him to be labeled
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Polls Hint at Worrisome News for Biden on Young Voters

President has lost big ground among Gen Z, millennials from 2020, per NPR survey

(Newser) - Young voters flocked to Team Biden in 2020 in droves, giving Joe Biden a 20-point lead over Donald Trump among the 18-to-29 set. That doesn't seem to be the case this time around, with a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showing the current president and former president in a statistical...

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