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JD Vance makes solo debut as GOP vice presidential candidate with Monday rallies in Virginia, Ohio

Jul. 22, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Republican JD Vance will make his first solo appearances on the campaign trail Monday, a day after the 2024 presidential race was thrown into upheaval as President Joe Biden dropped out of the race, making the Democratic candidate an open question. Vance, an...

Vice President Kamala Harris leads list of contenders for spots on the Democratic ticket

Jul. 22, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's decision to step down as the Democratic Party's nominee for president opens the door for other contenders to become the Democratic nominee in November. The president has thrown his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, and other prominent Democrats moved quickly to...

Harris looks to lock up Democratic nomination after Biden steps aside, reordering 2024 race

Jul. 22, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris moved swiftly to lock up Democratic delegates behind her campaign for the White House after President Joe Biden stepped aside amid concerns from within their own party that he would be unable to defeat Donald Trump. Biden's exit...

Democrats are rallying around Harris as she vows to 'earn and win' party nomination for president

Jul. 21, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats quickly rallied around Vice President Kamala Harris as their likely presidential nominee Sunday after President Joe Biden 's ground-shaking decision to bow out of the 2024 race, a volatile fast-moving political situation just months before the November election. ...

Biden's decision to drop out leaves Democrats across the country relieved and looking toward future

Jul. 21, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty about who would be at the top of the Democratic Party’s ticket in November, many voters expressed relief over the news that President Joe Biden would drop his reelection bid and began to think about who might replace him in a dramatically...

Democrats hail Biden's decision to not seek reelection as selfless. Republicans urge him to resign

Jul. 21, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers hailed President Joe Biden's historic decision on Sunday not to seek reelection, praising him as putting his country and his party before himself. Republicans called on him to resign from office, saying that if he could not run for another term, office, then...

Harris could become first Black woman, first person of South Asian descent to be president

Jul. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could shatter several more after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her. Biden announced Sunday that he was stepping aside after a disastrous debate performance catalyzed fears...

Democrats promise 'orderly process' to replace Biden, where Harris is favored but questions remain

Jul. 21, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he would drop his reelection campaign, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison had a message: There would be no automatic coronation for his replacement. “In the coming days, the party will...

Biden's legacy: Far-reaching accomplishments that didn't translate into political support

Jul. 21, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting in the Oval Office behind the iconic Resolute desk in 2022, an animated President Joe Biden described the challenge of leading a psychologically traumatized nation. The United States had endured a life-altering pandemic. There was a jarring burst of...

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, credited with helping Biden win the 2020 nomination, endorses Harris for president

Jul. 21, 2024 16:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, credited with helping Biden win the 2020 nomination, endorses Harris for president.