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A neurological disorder stole her voice. Jennifer Wexton takes it back on the House floor.

Jul. 25, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

When Jennifer Wexton rises Thursday to speak on the House floor, something she has done countless times before, the congresswoman will be using a voice she thought was gone forever. After a rare neurological disorder robbed her of her ability to speak clearly, Wexton has been given...

Harris plans to continue to build presidential momentum in speech to teachers union

Jul. 25, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is slated to continue her days-old presidential push by speaking Thursday to the American Federation of Teachers, the first labor union to formally endorse her candidacy. Having emerged as the likely Democratic nominee after President Joe...

Netanyahu to meet with Harris and Biden at crucial moment for US and Israel

Jul. 25, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to make a long-awaited White House visit Thursday to meet with President Joe Biden and likely Democratic nominee Vice President Kamala Harris at an important moment for all three politicians. Netanyahu's White House...

Democratic convention planners are working to pull off a dramatic Biden-Harris role reversal

Jul. 25, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly a near year of careful planning, organizers of the Democratic National Convention are in a mad dash to accommodate a new nominee, a re-crafted program and a highly compressed deadline to pull everything off as though this was the plan all along. With...

Transcript: Biden's speech explaining why he withdrew from the 2024 presidential race

Jul. 24, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcript of President Joe Biden’s address to the nation on July 24, 2024: My fellow Americans, I’m speaking to you tonight from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. In this sacred space, I’m surrounded by portraits of extraordinary American...

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Jul. 24, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered a solemn call to voters to defend the country's democracy as he laid out in an Oval Office address his decision to drop his bid for reelection and throw his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris. Insisting that...

Harris is starting to vet potential running mates. Her initial list includes nearly a dozen names

Jul. 24, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is beginning to vet about a dozen possible candidates to be her running mate, according to two people familiar with the matter, as she approaches one of the most consequential decisions of her new presidential candidacy. Harris...

Biden's speech: Warnings about Trump without naming him, a hefty to-do list, and a power handoff

Jul. 24, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a solemn Oval Office address Wednesday that laid out in the clearest terms yet why he abandoned his reelection campaign. He wanted to send an unmistakable warning about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while anointing...

Harris asks for 2024 support from women of color during an address at a historically Black sorority

Jul. 24, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told members of the historically Black sorority Zeta Phi Beta on Wednesday that “we are not playing around” and asked for their help in electing her president in November. “In this moment, I believe we face a choice between two...

In fiery speech to Congress, Netanyahu vows 'total victory' in Gaza and denounces US protesters

Jul. 24, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged in a scathing speech to Congress on Wednesday to achieve “total victory” against Hamas and denounced American opponents of the war in Gaza as “idiots,” taking a combative stance in a visit the Biden administration has...