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In 'blue wall' push, Biden defiantly says he's 'not going anywhere' as he slams Trump, Project 2025

Jul. 12, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday forcefully defied the growing number of critics in his own party who have called on him to exit the race, pivoting to warnings about a second Donald Trump term and declaring he was “not done yet.” As a raucous Detroit crowd chanted...

The Democratic Party crisis after Biden's debate spirals with no clear ending

Jul. 12, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than two weeks now, the Democratic Party has been mired in crisis. And yet there is no sign that the threat to Joe Biden’s reelection is nearing a conclusion, as the president digs in and a growing chorus of Democratic officials, donors and strategists calls for him to...

Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here's what to expect

Jul. 12, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

For all the usual stagecraft, the Republican National Convention that opens Monday is different from Donald Trump's previous nominating affairs. In 2016 and 2020, Trump was the underdog heading into fall and faced criticism from within his own party. This year, he will accept the...

Biden says delegates can vote their conscience — and he’s right. But mass defections remain unlikely

Jul. 12, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that his pledged delegates could vote their conscience — and he's right, party rules say they can do just that. But historical precedent, as well as the delegate selection process, make it likely that the vast majority will stick with him...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

Here's how to watch Biden's news conference as he tries to quiet doubts after his poor debate

Jul. 11, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

President Joe Biden will hold a news conference Thursday, the key event in a monumental week during which the Democratic incumbent is fending off calls for him to step aside as the party's presumptive nominee following a shaky debate performance. It's just the type of event that many...

France's unions call for protests to pressure Macron into naming leftist government

Jul. 11, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With just 15 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, a major French union on Thursday called for mass demonstrations and possible strikes to pressure President Emmanuel Macron into “respecting the results” of recent legislative elections and allow a left-wing...

Wisconsin secretary of state settles open records lawsuit brought by conservatives

Jul. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic secretary of state settled an open records lawsuit brought by a conservative policy group on Wednesday, agreeing to respond to all future requests even when her office has no responsive records. The Institute for Reforming Government...

Actor George Clooney, a high-profile Biden supporter and fundraiser, asks president to leave race

Jul. 10, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

Movie star and lifelong Democrat George Clooney added his voice to calls for Joe Biden to leave the presidential race on Wednesday, just weeks after headlining a fundraiser that brought in a record single-night haul for the president's reelection campaign. Clooney said in a New York...

A defiant Biden borrows some tactics from his rival as he tries to put debate debacle behind him

Jul. 10, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s calling in to his favorite morning cable news show, bashing the “elites” of his party and dismissing unfavorable polls. He’s even talking up his crowd sizes. As an increasingly defiant President Joe Biden rejects calls to step aside after a disastrous...