Biden will make a case for his legacy in Oval Office address
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by The Associated Press
2h ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Joe Biden won't be on the ballot this November, voters still will be weighing his legacy. As Vice President Kamala Harris moves to take his place as the Democratic standard-bearer, Biden’s accomplishments remain very much at risk should Republican Donald Trump prevail. How Biden’s single term and his decision to step aside are remembered will be intertwined with Harris’ electoral success in November, particularly as the vice president runs tightly on the achievements of the Biden administration. Biden will hav ..read more
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Musk says he's not donating $45 million a month to Trump
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by Nick Robertson, The Hill
9h ago
(The Hill) -- Tech billionaire Elon Musk appeared to pare down his commitment to give $45 million a month supporting former President Donald Trump, saying Tuesday that his giving is “at a much lower level.” Musk had reportedly committed the record amount to America PAC, which he founded alongside other notable conservative donors. The promise came the same day Trump named Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) as his running mate. In a Tuesday interview with conservative commentator Jordan Peterson, Musk backed off reports of the $45 million figure for Trump. “What’s been reported in the media is simply not t ..read more
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Secret Service director resigns after assassination attempt against former President Trump
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by The Associated Press
1d ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service said Tuesday she is resigning following the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump that unleashed intensifying outcry about how the agency tasked with protecting current and former presidents could fail in its core mission. Kimberly Cheatle, who had served as Secret Service director since August 2022, had been facing growing calls to resign and several investigations into how the shooter was able to get so close to the Republican presidential nominee at an outdoor campaign rally in Pennsylvania. “I ta ..read more
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Rep. Mace introduces motion to impeach Secret Service Director Cheatle
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by Molly Curley
2d ago
WASHINGTON (WSAV) – South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace (R) introduced a privileged motion Monday to impeach Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle. This comes hours after Cheatle was grilled during a hearing on the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. “You’re full of s‑‑‑ today. You’re just being completely dishonest,” Mace told Cheatle at one point. The motion will force a vote on impeaching the Secret Service director. S.C. Rep. Nancy Mace announces plan for Harris to invoke 25th Amendment "The House has NEVER voted on an impeachment of an inferior civil officer … but hist ..read more
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Warnock visits Savannah Tech, talks jobs, Harris campaign
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by Kaley Fedko
2d ago
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) was in his hometown Monday to tour aviation facilities and the Savannah Technical College amid his introduction of bipartisan legislation to bolster aviation job growth. It was also one of the first times he spoke publicly about President Joe Biden dropping out of the 2024 presidential race. "This legislation is a win-win-win," said Warnock on the Pathways to Prosperity Act which he previously introduced to lawmakers. The act gives colleges and universities funding to collaborate with local industry partners to train students for job ..read more
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South Carolina lawmakers react to President Biden's decision to not seek second term
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by Collin Riviello
2d ago
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolinas lawmakers are reacting on Sunday, after President Joe Biden's bombshell announcement that he will not seek re-election for a second term. "I was shocked because I thought he was pretty much resigned to staying in the race, and so this was a shock to me," said South Carolina State Representative, Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers (D). "I do know that there had been some growing efforts to have him to step down and allow someone else to run." U.S. Representative William Timmons (R) of South Carolina said he wanted Biden to do more than just finish his term. He ..read more
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Here's how replacing Biden would actually work
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by Andrew Dorn
5d ago
(NewsNation) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to drop his re-election bid but so far he has remained adamant about staying in the race. The Democratic National Convention is one month away and a virtual roll call is set to happen even sooner. Meanwhile, the 81-year-old Biden is currently running 2.5 points behind former President Donald Trump. If the president does withdraw from the ticket, it would set off a chaotic few weeks as Democrats decide how best to move forward. Here's what that process could look like ..read more
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Georgia Democrats sue to overturn law allowing unlimited campaign cash, saying GOP unfairly benefits
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by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press
6d ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are suing to overturn the ability of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others to raise unlimited political contributions and spend them on behalf of any political cause. The Democratic Party of Georgia on Thursday filed suit against the governor in federal court in Atlanta. The lawsuit asks a judge to declare that a 2021 law that created leadership committees is unconstitutional because it unfairly gives unlimited fundraising powers to some people but not others. The party is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction to freeze fundraising and ..read more
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Local Democratic Party leaders campaign for Biden-Harris
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by Sarah Smith
6d ago
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Local leaders of the Democratic Party gathered in Johnson Square Thursday to encourage people to vote for the Biden-Harris administration. Those leaders included Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, House Rep. Anne Allen Westbrook and Chatham County District 6 Commissioner Aaron Whitely. Each of them commended Biden's action to protect women's rights, support veterans, invest money into this area, and more. "We think that President Biden and Vice President Harris have the best plan for moving our country forward," Johnson said. Westbrook spent much of her time at the microphone s ..read more
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Trump, in highly personal speech, will accept GOP nomination again days after assassination attempt
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by The Associated Press
6d ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump takes the stage Thursday at the Republican National Convention to accept his party's nomination again and give his first speech since he was cut off mid-sentence by a flurry of gunfire in an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania. Trump's wife, Melania, is expected to make her first appearance at the convention for the address, which will conclude the four-day convention in Milwaukee. Trump appeared each of the first three days with a white bandage on his ear, covering a wound he sustained in the Saturday shooting. His ..read more
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