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Joe Biden’s age on full display at presidential debate as his biggest weakness: ANALYSIS

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-28 05:32:43

SUMMARY: During the debate, President Joe Biden's age and perceived frailty proved to be a liability, highlighted by a moment where he lost his train of thought. Despite gaining momentum and being well-prepared, Biden's hoarse voice and quiet demeanor fueled age-related concerns. Donald Trump appeared more lively, with a calmer demeanor, but faced challenges when discussing abortion, falsely claiming Democrats support late-term abortions. Live voter responses indicated Trump struggled when attacking Biden too aggressively. Ultimately, Biden's policy responses were strong but his presentation faltered, failing to reassure voters of his capability for another term.

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Police still looking for mother of newborn baby found in Lubbock dumpster

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www.kxan.com – Caitlyn Rooney – 2024-07-21 22:33:30

SUMMARY: In Lubbock, Texas, a newborn baby was found in a dumpster near 4th Street and Cherry Avenue early Saturday morning. The Lubbock Police Department (LPD) issued a statement seeking the public's help to locate the mother. LPD has refrained from commenting on the baby's due to the ongoing investigation. Authorities expressed gratitude for the community's support and urged people to focus their efforts on aiding the investigation. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Crime Line at (806)-741-1000. Further details are currently unavailable.

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'Good moment for democracy': UT historian says there is precedent of presidents stepping aside

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www.kxan.com – Sam Stark – 2024-07-21 20:39:54

SUMMARY: A University of Texas at Austin historian, Jeremy Suri, commented on President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw from the 2024 reelection campaign, stating it aligns with a historical tradition of presidents stepping aside for the country's best interest. Suri highlighted examples, including George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant, reflecting that voluntary resignation supports democratic principles. He praised Biden's courage and viewed the move as beneficial for democracy, noting Biden's consideration for voter concerns about his age. Suri emphasized that Biden's decision strengthens democratic processes by allowing party turnover without forcefully holding onto power.

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Who could Kamala Harris pick as vice president if she wins the Democratic nomination?

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-07-21 20:38:02

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As Vice President Kamala Harris begins her 2024 presidential campaign following President Joe Biden's decision not to seek reelection, potential running mates include:

  1. Gretchen Whitmer: Michigan Governor since 2018, known for action on clean water, equal pay, and discrimination issues.
  2. Josh Shapiro: Pennsylvania Governor since 2023, recognized for reopening I-95 quickly after its collapse.
  3. Roy Cooper: North Carolina Governor focusing on job creation, education, and the opioid crisis.
  4. Phil Murphy: New Jersey Governor promoting minimum wage hikes, family leave, and gun safety.
  5. Andy Beshear: Kentucky Governor leading educational and healthcare reforms.
  6. Wes Moore: Maryland Governor and former U.S. Army captain.
  7. J.B. Pritzker: Illinois Governor known for progressive reforms.
  8. Mark Kelly: Arizona Senator, former Navy pilot, and astronaut, advocating military aid.

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