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Harris to visit battleground Wisconsin in first rally as Democrats coalesce around her for president

Jul. 23, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is making her first visit to a battleground state Tuesday after locking up enough support from Democratic delegates to win her party's nomination to challenge former President Donald Trump, two days after President Joe Biden dropped his reelection...

Harris steps into the limelight. And the coconut trees and memes have followed

Jul. 23, 2024 02:44 AM EDT

If you're trying to get up to speed on Vice President Kamala Harris' swift emergence as Democrats' possible nominee this fall, you really need to know your memes. From “brat summer” to “coconut tree," it's been a timeline full of Harris-related memes for many people since...

2024 Election Latest: Harris says she's looking forward to accepting Democratic Party's nomination

Jul. 23, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris had a busy 24 hours after being endorsed as the Democratic presidential candidate by President Joe Biden. She has secured enough delegates to earn the party’s nomination and raised more than $81 million, a record sum for the 2024 political cycle. Harris also spoke...

Biden passed that torch slowly, hanging on until the wheels finally came off

Jul. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the formulaic “pass the torch” drumbeat thumped on from lawmakers wanting him to quit the race, President Joe Biden maintained a brave face. Publicly, he vowed he was all in, until the day he got out. But there were telling indications he was listening to...

JD Vance slams Kamala Harris during his solo campaign debut as the GOP vice presidential nominee

Jul. 22, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee JD Vance used his first solo campaign rallies Monday to throw fresh barbs at Vice President Kamala Harris a day after President Joe Biden threw the presidential election into upheaval by dropping out and endorsing his second-in-command to...

Democrats plan to push ahead with virtual roll call ahead of their convention, with Harris favored

Jul. 22, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party plans to push forward with a virtual roll call in which delegates to its convention can choose a presidential nominee before they gather next month in Chicago — despite Vice President Kamala Harris being overwhelmingly favored to replace President Joe...

Black voters feel excitement, hope and a lot of worry as Harris takes center stage in campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black voters, who helped power Joe Biden to the White House, expressed a mix of hope and worry Monday over his exit from the presidential race and the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee. A key Democratic constituency, Black...

Democrats plan to push forward with a virtual roll call before their convention to choose a presidential nominee

Jul. 22, 2024 19:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats plan to push forward with a virtual roll call before their convention to choose a presidential nominee.

Despite Musk's Trump endorsement, X remains a go-to platform for Democrats

Jul. 22, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

A week after Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump for president, President Joe Biden's team used Musk's social media platform X — in addition to more neutral spaces such as Facebook and Instagram — to announce he is ending his reelection campaign. It's a testament to how ingrained...

Secret Service director, grilled by lawmakers on the Trump assassination attempt, says 'we failed'

Jul. 22, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said Monday that her agency failed in its mission to protect former President Donald Trump, as lawmakers of both major political parties demanded during a highly contentious congressional hearing that she resign over security failures...