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The Daily BeastJul 22, 2024
Opinion: America Is Ready for a Black Female President—but Not Kamala Harris
Joe Raedle/GettyI strongly believe a woman—a Black woman—can become president of the United States. I just don't believe Kamala Harris can. So, while it pains me to say it, I hope she will consider following Joe Biden's lead by putting the country first and stepping aside.

My family, some of whom agree with me on this, worried writing this column would disappoint other Black women who disagree. Those same Black women, however, will be hurt worse by the election of Donald Trump again. Despite her general favorability ratings being lower than Donald Trump's and four preceding vice presidents, I was still open to being convinced that Kamala Harris has a viable path to the presidency. Recent polling of Black voters, however, provided a much-needed reality check.

A recent poll of Black voters in swing states found that Harris polls a couple of points better than Biden—both landing in the 70s, behind former President Barack Obama, whose favorables stand at 90 percent and whose unfavorables are at 10 percent. The vice president's unfavorables among Black voters stand at 22 percent.

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The Daily BeastJul 21, 2024
Joe Manchin Considering Run Against Harris Despite Quitting Dems: Reports
Julia Nikhinson/ReutersIndependent West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly considering a return to the Democratic party in the wake of Joe Biden's exit.

CNN's Jake Tapper revealed in a post on X Sunday that the 76-year-old is even considering "throwing his hat into the ring," citing sources close to Manchin.

Those rumors were seemingly confirmed by CBS' Robert Costa, who, citing two unidentified sources, said Democratic donors and officials were "reaching out to Sen. Joe Manchin to consider standing for the presidential nomination."

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JOE LETS GO! (Drudge Report)

New York Times PoliticsJul 21, 2024
Timeline: Inside the Weekend When Biden Decided to Withdraw
President Biden did not tell most of his staff until a minute before making his announcement to the world on social media on Sunday. Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Mr. Biden went on to endorse, also learned of his decision on Sunday.

Politics - U.S. SenateJul 21, 2024
Sen. Joe Manchin Calls for Biden to Withdraw His Candidacy
Senator Joe Manchin III, an independent from West Virginia who caucuses with Democrats, is the fifth senator aligned with the party to urge President Biden not to seek re-election.
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