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Secret Service chief says she takes 'full responsibility for any security lapse of our agency' after Trump rally attack

Jul. 22, 2024 10:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief says she takes 'full responsibility for any security lapse of our agency' after Trump rally attack.

Israel's Netanyahu walks political tightrope on Washington trip following Biden's exit from race

Jul. 22, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington on Monday, leaving behind a brutal war to make a politically precarious speech before the U.S. Congress at a time of great uncertainty following Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race. With...

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 drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

Jul. 21, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection after a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about the incumbent's fitness for office. The unprecedented announcement, delivered less than four months...

Kamala Harris is now in a bright spotlight as she fights to secure the Democratic presidential nod

Jul. 21, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is being thrust into the most scrutinizing of spotlights, suddenly the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and her party's main hope of defeating Republican Donald Trump. ...

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...

Here's the letter that Biden wrote to say he would no longer seek reelection

Jul. 21, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday posted a letter to social media announcing that he would no longer seek reelection. The decision by the Democrat came after building pressure from lawmakers, donors, activists and voters within his own party who had concerns about...

Congressional Black Caucus says it 'fully' supports Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for president

Jul. 21, 2024 15:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Black Caucus says it 'fully' supports Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for president.

What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here's how that might work

Jul. 21, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With President Joe Biden ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats now must navigate a shift that is unprecedented this late in an election year. Democrats are set to hold their convention in Chicago on Aug. 19-22. What was...

Biden intends to serve out the remainder of his term, official confirms

Jul. 21, 2024 14:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden intends to serve out the remainder of his term, official confirms.