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In her first rally as a presidential candidate, Vice President Kamala Harris Harris is framing the race with Donald Trump as a choice between 69制片厂制作传媒渇reedom69制片厂制作传媒 and 69制片厂制作传媒渃haos.69制片厂制作传媒 Democratic leaders Charles Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries endorsed Harris on Tuesday, capping off their party69制片厂制作传媒檚 swift embrace of her 2024 candidacy. Meanwhile, Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle stepped down from her job following the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump. Cheatle 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.

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The head of the Pennsylvania State Police says two local law enforcement officers stationed in the complex of buildings where the gunman opened fire at former President Donald Trump left to go search for the man before the shooting. Pennsylvania State Police Col. Christopher Paris' testimony before a congressional hearing Tuesday raises questions about whether a key post was left unattended as the gunman climbed on a roof. The revelation comes amid growing questions about a multitude of security failures that allowed the 20-year-old gunman to get onto the roof and fire eight shots with an AR-style rifle into the crowd minutes after Trump began speaking.

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The director of the Secret Service has resigned in the aftermath of the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump. The shooting unleashed an outcry about how the agency failed in its core mission to protect current and former presidents. Kimberly Cheatle, who had served as Secret Service director since August 2022, faced growing calls to resign and several investigations into how a gunman was able to get so close to Trump at an outdoor campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Her departure is unlikely to end the scrutiny of the long-troubled agency after the failures of July 13. Cheatle's deputy director was appointed as acting director.

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A roaring crowd of battleground state voters greeted Vice President Kamala Harris in Wisconsin as she opened her Democratic political case against Republican former President Donald Trump. In her first rally since locking up the presidential nomination, she said Tuesday that in the November election against Trump, 69制片厂制作传媒渋t's a choice between freedom and chaos.69制片厂制作传媒 In Washington, congressional Democratic leaders Charles Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries endorsed Vice President Harris, capping their party69制片厂制作传媒檚 swift embrace of her 2024 candidacy. Two days after President Joe Biden dropped his reelection bid and as the Democratic Party coalesces around Harris, she traveled to Milwaukee on Tuesday. She has raised more than $100 million since Sunday afternoon.

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President Joe Biden is now testing negative for COVID-19 prior to his Oval Office address to the nation. His doctor has released a statement on Tuesday saying his symptoms are resolved. The president is scheduled to return to the White House on Tuesday and address the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET regarding his decision to drop his 2024 Democratic reelection bid. Biden posted on X that he69制片厂制作传媒檒l speak 69制片厂制作传媒渙n what lies ahead69制片厂制作传媒 and how he69制片厂制作传媒檒l 69制片厂制作传媒渇inish the job for the American people.69制片厂制作传媒 The president has not been seen publicly since July 17 but did call into a campaign meeting Monday to express support for Vice President Kamala Harris69制片厂制作传媒 bid to replace him.

Vice President Kamala Harris must choose a running mate in only a few weeks as Democrats prepare for their convention next month. While the list of possibilities could expand or shift, Harris has zeroed in on four potential candidates as she races to make a decision. The process usually takes months, but that's time that Harris doesn't have after being catapulted to the top of the ticket after President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign. Harris would be the first woman of color nominated by a major party, and speculation has centered on a handful of white men to serve as her vice president. The vetting process is being led by Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general.

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There69制片厂制作传媒檚 been a head-spinning reversal of messages from the public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. On Sunday, its leader applauded President Joe Biden69制片厂制作传媒檚 69制片厂制作传媒渟elfless act69制片厂制作传媒 of withdrawing his candidacy for re-election. On Monday, the agency announced the firing of that leader, Brent Leatherwood. But on Tuesday, it retracted that announcement. Instead, the executive committee of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission announced its own chairman has resigned. The committee affirmed its support for Leatherwood as its president. Leatherwood is a staunch conservative, but amid strong support for former President Donald Trump among many Southern Baptists, some want the agency and denomination to move even further to the right.

Just last week, more than 1,300 Black female leaders and allies published a letter supporting President Joe Biden's re-election campaign. But that number pales in comparison to how many got online this week to support Vice President Kamala Harris. The #WinWithBlackWomen network says more than 40,000 Black women joined a Zoom call Sunday night hours after Biden ended his reelection campaign and endorsed Harris, and that the meeting was streamed to another 50,000 via other platforms. Participants say it was a powerful and galvanizing event bringing together a key constituency Harris will need to win the nomination and the White House.

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Kamala Harris stepped onto the national political stage as Barack Obama was leaving. The loftiest forecasts in 2017 suggested the California senator could reach the same heights as the barrier-breaking 44th president. Harris ran for president but ran out of money after struggling to break through and ended her campaign before the Iowa caucuses. Harris' first effort showed potential on the debate stage but also involved a struggle to find a core message. Democrats say that was as much about the difficult scramble in a big primary field. Democrats argue in 2024 Harris will be able to leverage the best of her 2020 effort in a matchup against one man: Republican former President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON (AP) 69制片厂制作传媒 President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection after a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about the incumbent69制片厂制作传媒檚 fitness for office. The unprecedented announcement, delivered less than four mo…

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Vice President Kamala Harris has secured the support of enough Democratic delegates to become her party69制片厂制作传媒檚 nominee against Donald Trump. That69制片厂制作传媒檚 according to an Associated Press survey taken in the aftermath of President Joe Biden69制片厂制作传媒檚 decision to drop his bid for reelection. The unofficial AP survey is only an indication that she has the backing of more than then 1,976 delegates she69制片厂制作传媒檒l need to win on a first ballot. But it shows she is the overwhelming choice of her party to replace Biden at the top of the ticket.

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Vice President Kamala Harris has had a busy 24 hours. Since President Joe Biden stepped down from the presidential race and endorsed his VP, she has secured the delegates she69制片厂制作传媒檒l need to earn the party69制片厂制作传媒檚 nomination and raised more than $81 million, a record for any political party this cycle. Meanwhile, The Secret Service director has been called on to resign by bipartisan congressional leaders following security failures at a rally where a 20-year-old gunman attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump.

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Republican vice presidential nominee JD Vance has used his first solo campaign appearances to throw fresh barbs at Vice President Kamala Harris. His rallies in Ohio and Virginia on Monday came a day after President Joe Biden threw the presidential election into upheaval by dropping out and endorsing his second-in-command to lead Democrats against Donald Trump. The venues were intended to play up Vance's populist appeal across the Rust Belt and small-town America. Vance said that 69制片厂制作传媒渉istory will remember Joe Biden as not just a quitter, which he is, but as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States of America." But he added that 69制片厂制作传媒淜amala Harris is a million times worse and everybody knows it."

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The Secret Service's director says the roof where a shooter opened fire at Donald Trump's Pennsylvania rally was identified as a potential vulnerability days before the event. Director Kimberly Cheatle made the comments Monday as she was grilled by lawmakers over the July 13 assassination attempt of the Republican presidential nominee. Cheatle acknowledges the agency was told about a suspicious person 69制片厂制作传媒渂etween two and five times69制片厂制作传媒 before the assassination attempt of the former president. Cheatle told lawmakers during a congressional hearing, 69制片厂制作传媒淥n July 13, we failed.69制片厂制作传媒 Cheatle was berated for hours by Republicans and Democrats, repeatedly angering lawmakers by evading questions about the investigation into the shooting.

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Even before President Joe Biden69制片厂制作传媒檚 withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, allies of former President Donald Trump floated the possibility of suing to block Democrats from having anyone other than Biden on the ballot in November. But election administration experts say the timing of Biden69制片厂制作传媒檚 exit makes it unlikely that any Republican ballot access challenges will succeed, with some calling the idea 69制片厂制作传媒渞idiculous69制片厂制作传媒 and 69制片厂制作传媒渇rivolous.69制片厂制作传媒 Democrats are on safe legal ground as they identify a new standard-bearer, they say, because the party hasn69制片厂制作传媒檛 officially chosen its nominee. That typically occurs when delegates vote at the party69制片厂制作传媒檚 convention. The Democratic National Convention begins Aug. 19.

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A first-term Tennessee congressman backed by former President Donald Trump will face a Republican challenger who calls the lawmaker ineffective in a contest that69制片厂制作传媒檚 among the top races in the state's August primary election. The primary will also cement who will be the Democratic contender in the fall matchup for the seat that Republican U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn is running to keep. The U.S. Senate contest will top the ballot with contested Republican and Democratic races. A full slate of legislative contests is on tap with all the House and about half the Senate seats up for grabs. Those include a handful of prominent fights for sitting Republican lawmakers and in open GOP seats.

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Joe Biden69制片厂制作传媒檚 withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in politics, Biden developed extensive personal relationships with multiple foreign leaders that none of the potential replacements on the Democratic ticket can match. The scope of foreign policy challenges facing the next U.S. president makes clear how consequential what happens in Washington is for the rest of the planet.

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This year's presidential race was supposed to be a rematch between two older white men, Joe Biden and Donald Trump. That's no longer the case after Sunday, when Biden ended his Democratic reelection bid and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris. The decision will reshape the politics of race, age and gender in the campaign. Most notably, Trump will no longer be the second oldest candidate in the race but the oldest. And after years of using racist, sexist and nativist rhetoric, the Republican ex-president will most likely be facing off against a woman of color who is the daughter of immigrants.

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