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2024 Election Latest: Biden ends reelection bid, endorses VP Harris for Democratic nomination

Jul. 21, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he is dropping his reelection bid against Donald Trump, in a social media post that sent political shockwaves around the country and threw an element of turmoil into the election just months before voters go to the polls. Biden's decision...

Biden's decision to drop out crystallized Sunday. His staff knew one minute before the public did

Jul. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, President Joe Biden’s senior staff was notified that he was stepping away from the 2024 race. At 1:46 p.m., that message was made public. It was never Biden’s intention to leave the race: Up until he decided to step aside Sunday, he was...

David Letterman will headline Biden fundraiser with Hawaii governor on July 29

Jul. 19, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — David Letterman will headline a fundraiser with President Joe Biden in 10 days with Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, a sign that his campaign is forging ahead despite continued calls for the president to bow out of the 2024 race. The fundraiser on July 29 will be at the...

Joe Biden faces increasing pressure to quit the race, but has spent a lifetime overcoming the odds

Jul. 19, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To borrow a favorite phrase from the man himself, President Joe Biden is at an inflection point. Is his on-the-ropes reelection campaign about public service or his ego? About securing his legacy or shaping the future? Such opposing forces of American politics...

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

Jul. 15, 2024 05:24 AM EDT

BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The former fire chief who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving down in front of his family, protecting them from the gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president. ...

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence and 'cool it down'

Jul. 15, 2024 04:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday urged Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully, saying the upcoming presidential election will be a “time of testing” in the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former...

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...

The Latest: Biden news conference is key event as he faces calls to step aside

Jul. 11, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held a news conference Thursday evening, the key event in a monumental week for his campaign as he fends off calls for him to step aside as the party’s presumptive nominee. His big moment comes on the last day of the NATO summit. After a...

The first lady is helping to salvage her husband’s campaign. Will it be enough?

Jul. 10, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaigning for her husband in Florida, Jill Biden took a break to get some tea. She was on the second stop of a three-state swing and reporters traveling with her had tried multiple times to get her to talk to them. They were curious about what she'd tell the...

Trump revels in Democratic turmoil as he returns to campaign trail and teases VP pick

Jul. 09, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday reveled in the mounting turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden ’s campaign in the wake of their debate and teased the expected announcement of his Republican running mate with one of the top contenders, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, in...