The DNC has voted on how to proceed with its nomination for president
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The Democratic National Committee voted Wednesday to set out the process by which it will choose its nominee for the 2024 presidential race. Candidates who wish to be eligible for the nomination have to declare their intent to run between Thursday, July 25 and Saturday, July 27 at 6p.m. ET. Candidates who have declared their intent to run will also have to get signatures from at least 300 of the DNC's delegates nationwide, with no more than 50 of them coming from a single state. The deadline to collect signatures is July 30. If more than one candidate qualifies under those rules, the DNC will ..read more
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Why do foreign leaders address Congress?
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It's common for foreign dignitaries to visit Washington D.C. for summits at the White House or meetings on Capitol Hill. But not every foreign leader is invited to make a joint address to Congress that is a special distinction. "Typically it's nations that have close relationships with the United States, are friendly to the United States. You don't see Congress inviting Xi Jinping or, you know, Vladimir Putin to give a joint address. So I think it's also viewed as kind of a unique opportunity and honor," explained Elizabeth Hoffman, the director of Congressional Affairs at the Center for Strat ..read more
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Texas delegates rally behind Vice President Harris for the Democratic presidential nomination
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Just days after President Joe Biden announced he would not seek reelection, his Vice President Kamala Harris has garnered broad support from Democratic delegates across the country. That includes the state of Texas, which carries the third most delegates of any state. And on a Monday night Zoom call, delegates there voted to endorse Vice President Harris for the Democratic presidential nomination. Jeff Strater, a Texas DNC Delegate told us, "from the moment of the announcement we were all on board and wondering what we could do." "Our state party saw a trend yesterday of other parties endorsin ..read more
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Detroit pastor who spoke at RNC discusses whether more Black men are voting for Donald Trump
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Pastor Lorenzo Sewell of 180 Church on Detroit's west side says he never imagined hed find himself front and center with the Trump campaign. He first hosted the former President at his church in June and then spoke in front of a nationally televised audience at the Republican National Convention last week. "If President Trump would've moved just a millimeter, we would not be hearing tonight how he is going to make America great again," Sewell said during the event as the arena chanted along with Trump's well-known slogan. "Could it be that Jesus Christ preserved him for a time such as this ..read more
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Kamala Harris calls herself the presumptive nominee. Is that term too presumptuous?
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On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris declared herself the "presumptive nominee" to lead the Democratic Party's presidential ticket. While there is no question she is the odds-on favorite to win the nomination after gaining the endorsement of President Joe Biden, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders, her nomination isn't quite guaranteed. President Biden announced late Sunday that he would no longer seek reelection. Why Harris claims she is the presumptive nominee On Sunday and Monday, numerous state delegations announced that they intend to support Harris' nominati ..read more
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Schumer, Jeffries endorse Harris as Democrats coalesce around vice president
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries gave their simultaneous endorsements of Vice President Kamala Harris to be the Democratic nominee for president. The Democrats' congressional leaders joined numerous other prominent Democrats in rallying behind Harris after President Joe Biden announced Sunday he would no longer seek reelection. President Biden immediately endorsed Harris to be his replacement. RELATED STORY | Kamala Harris secures enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination for president With no other prominent Democrats announcing a p ..read more
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Harris to hold first public rally since announcing presidential bid
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For the first time since President Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race on Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris will hold her first public campaign rally after entering this year's presidential race. Tuesday's rally will be in Milwaukee, which just hosted former President Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention last week. The state is among a handful of key battleground states that President Biden and Harris won when they ran together in 2020. For Harris to win in November, Wisconsin is likely a state she'll need to win. RELATED STORY | These are the possible VP candidate ..read more
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Democratic delegate: 'By all indications,' Kamala Harris will be the party's presidential nominee
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With the Democratic National Convention less than a month away and incumbent President Joe Biden now out of the presidential race, Democrats are scrambling to find a new nominee. After announcing Sunday that he was ending his campaign, President Biden immediately endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic presidential nomination, something she quickly welcomed and began solidifying campaign plans. Areva Martin is a party delegate for the state of California. She told Scripps News that Democrats are already "coalescent" around Harris and her ability to lead the party forward. RELA ..read more
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Uncommitted voters remain as Democratic ticket shakeup is underway
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For several months, 7 News Detroit has been there as a growing number of Arab and Muslim Americans have called on Joe Biden to step down. The groups have hosted several protests across metro Detroit calling the president unfit to run after his administration failed to call for a cease-fire in Gaza. PREVIOUS STORY: 'Michigan is absolutely critical.' What's next for the state's 'uncommitted' vote movement? 'Michigan is absolutely critical.' What's next for the state's 'uncommitted' vote movement? Now that Biden has announced he will not seek re-election amid growing pressure from Democratic alli ..read more
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Trump is now the oldest presidential nominee in history after Biden drops out
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Since President Joe Biden decided to end his reelection bid on Sunday, former President Donald Trump is now the oldest presidential candidate in history at age 78. The Republican presidential nominee is only a few years younger than 81-year-old President Biden, but their ages have been a hot-button topic since the two previously ran against each other in 2020. Despite Trump being the second-oldest to ever hold the national office, his campaign and other Republicans have often weaponized President Bidens age in political jabs. President Biden and Trump are the only two presidents in U.S. histor ..read more
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