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Barack Obama:
My Statement on President Biden's Announcement  —  Joe Biden has been one of America's most consequential presidents, as well as a dear friend and partner to me.  Today, we've also been reminded — again — that he's a patriot of the highest order.  —  Sixteen years ago …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Biden's exit leads to the biggest day for Democratic donations online in years — $30 million and counting.  —  Democrats greeted President Biden's departure from the presidential race with an avalanche of cash, donating more than $30 million online on Sunday and making it the single biggest …
Associated Press:
Live updates: President Joe Biden ends his 2024 bid  —  President Joe Biden says he's ready to return to the campaign trail, even as a growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers called for him to step aside.  —  Meanwhile, Donald Trump on Saturday held his first public campaign rally since …
Joyce Vance / Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance:
The Week Ahead  —  President Biden: “I believe it is in the interest of my party and the country to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as president.”  He followed up minutes later endorsing Kamala Harris.  He is a splendid man, a splendid human being …
Discussion: CBS News and Florida Politics
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
How Biden landed at the decision to drop out  —  Holed up in his Delaware shore home and still recovering from Covid, President Joe Biden on Saturday night began to come to terms with the end of his reelection bid.  Biden had spent the last few days consulting with his senior aides as they tried …
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Kamala Harris Must Be the Candidate.  This Is How She Beats Trump  —  WINNING TICKET  —  Beginning right now, the Democratic Party must unite behind Harris.  The debates of the past few weeks following the presidential debate, and all recriminations, must be set aside.
Mandy Taheri / Newsweek:
Nikki Haley Voters PAC Announces Support for Kamala Harris  —  voters pledged their support for Democratic Vice President  —  ' presidential bid on Sunday, hours after President  —  announced that he was dropping out of the race.  —  Biden announced on Sunday afternoon in a letter …
Ivan Pereira / ABC News:
Trump favorability rises following shooting, majority of Americans want Biden to end campaign: POLL  —  More Americans also blame Trump for rise in political violence.  —  Republican presidential nominee and former President Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention …
Emell Derra Adolphus / The Daily Beast:
‘The Squad’ Is Coming Around to Kamala Harris for President  —  FALLING IN LINE  —  Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar have all endorsed Kamala Harris' presidential bid—just hours after Joe Biden himself endorsed the vice president.  —  Members of “The Squad” …
Discussion: CBS News
Washington Post:
With Biden stepping aside, Democrats must now embrace an open process  —  Vice President Harris may be the most likely replacement, but a contested convention is good for everyone.  —  By the Editorial Board  —  President Biden took one of the most consequential steps imaginable: He ended his bid for a second term.
April Rubin / Axios:
Biden's exit makes Trump the oldest nominee in U.S. history … - Biden and Trump were the only presidents older than 70 at the start of their terms. … - The 118th Congress, one of the oldest in U.S. history, drove debates last year about term limits and fitness for office.
Franklin Foer / The Atlantic:
Biden's Greatest Strengths Proved His Undoing  —  The personal qualities that enabled Biden's successes in office helped doom his candidacy for reelection.  —  For the past few weeks, Joe Biden has cut a deeply unattractive figure.  Unable to escape a lifetime of resentments and mired in self-pity …
Mia McCarthy / Politico:
Obama endorses open nominating process while Clintons endorse Harris  —  Former President Barack Obama endorsed an open Democratic primary process at the convention next month — less than an hour after former President Bill Clinton endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for president.
The Daily Beast:
Raging Trump Reacts to Biden Bow-Out: ‘Crooked Biden Was Not Fit to Run’  —  TRUMP TAKE  —  Biden is “the Worst President, by far, in the History of our Nation,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.  —  Journalist  —  Former President and current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump …
David Cohen / Politico:
Republicans could file challenges if Biden replaced, Speaker Johnson says
Jared Mitovich / Politico:
Most Senate Dems back Harris
Hans Nichols / Axios:
Scoop: Harris works the phones, trying to lock down nomination
Kamala Harris takes over war chest as Biden campaign becomes Harris for President
Zoya Teirstein / Grist:
What would a Harris presidency mean for the climate?
Discussion: ABC News, New York Times and Axios
NBC News:
Election 2024 live updates: Biden says he is exiting the race and endorsing Harris
Associated Press:
Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod
Jeremy Yurow / USA Today:
Bill, Hillary Clinton endorse Kamala Harris for Democratic nomination
Discussion: Axios, Reuters and ABC News
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Biden Drops Out of Race, Scrambling the Campaign for the White House
Jasmine Wright / NOTUS:
With Biden's Endorsement, Is It Kamala Harris' Time?
NBC News:
Election 2024 live updates: Biden says he is exiting the race, endorses Harris
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Clintons endorse Kamala Harris after Biden drops out
Michael Sheils McNamee / BBC:
US President Joe Biden says it has been ‘greatest honour’ to serve as he ends campaign
Washington Post:
Manchin weighs options after Biden exits presidential race  —  Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) is considering re-registering as a Democrat in order to compete for Democratic presidential nomination.  —  Sen. Joe Manchin III (I-W. Va.) is considering re-registering as a Democrat to compete …
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Mandy Taheri / Newsweek:
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Emell Derra Adolphus / The Daily Beast:
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Tim Adams / The Guardian:
Pulitzer-winning author Anne Applebaum: ‘Often, for autocrats, the second time in power is worse’
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‘I Guess This Is Normal Politics Now’
The Daily Beast:
J.D. Vance Pounded Beers and Told Me Trump Threatens America: Comedian
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