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Cory Booker

 
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2021-01-02
2027-01-02
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07/18/2024 --forbes
Top Democrats believe Biden could announce a decision to step down in the race as soon as this weekend, Axios reported Thursday.
07/18/2024 --kron4
President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt. While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to [...]
07/18/2024 --abc4
President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt. While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to [...]
07/18/2024 --cbs17
President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt. While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to [...]
07/18/2024 --wsav
President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt. While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to [...]
07/18/2024 --wfla
President Biden testing positive for COVID-19 offers grim counterprogramming to an energetic Republican National Convention, during which former President Trump is set to give his first speech on Thursday since surviving an assassination attempt. While Biden is isolating at his home in Delaware, Trump bounced back from the shooting at his rally on Saturday to [...]
07/18/2024 --axios
President Biden's insistence on staying in the 2024 race has seemingly defied his own pledge to serve as a transitional president to a younger generation of Democratic leaders.Why it matters: Biden's disastrous debate performance and his team's handling of the fallout have churned anxiety among Democrats and angered White House and campaign staff as questions swirl about whether he should step aside.Driving the news: Biden acknowledged during an interview with BET News that aired July 17 that he had originally run for president as a "transitional candidate" and that he had expected to "pass it on to somebody else."However, Biden said he hadn't expected how polarized the U.S. would become and that he had demonstrated "that I know how to get things done for the country.""There's more to do and I'm reluctant to walk away from that," he added.Zoom in: Biden's struggles during the debate have set off mounting concerns among Democrats about his fitness for office and ability to beat former President Trump at the polls, bringing his old pledge to the forefront."President Biden should fulfill his promise to be a bridge to the next generation of leadership — and allow a stronger Democratic candidate to prevent a disastrous second Trump term," former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julían Castro posted on X July 2.Top Democrats — including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries — have ramped up pressure on Biden to withdraw from the race.Flashback: Biden has said that seeing Trump's "both sides" response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 was a major factor in his decision to launch a White House bid two years later.But his comments on the campaign trail suggested he wanted to pass the baton to a younger Democratic contender come this election."I view myself as a transition candidate," Biden said at an online fundraiser in 2020, the New York Times reported.Biden made a similar comment at a March 2020 campaign rally where he appeared alongside then-Sen. Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sen. Cory Booker."Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else," Biden said, per CNN. "There's an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me. They are the future of this country."The big picture: Biden never made an explicit public promise to serve just one term — though Politico reported that he had privately told advisers that he wouldn't run again.Between the lines: Biden's campaign comments likely signaled that he was only running because of who his opponent was, Anthony Fowler, a professor at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, told Axios."You could argue he's trying to kind of have it both ways. He's trying to kind of tell people, 'Don't worry, I'm only running for one term,' without ever actually explicitly promising that," Fowler said.What they're saying: A spokesperson for the Biden campaign did not directly respond to questions about his past comments, instead pointing to the number of Democrats who support the current campaign."President Biden is grateful for the dozens and dozens of congressional leaders, governors, advocacy group and union leaders and many other future leaders of the party who are crisscrossing the country and blanketing the airwaves on behalf of the President," spokesperson Seth Schuster told Axios.Their efforts are "highlighting the stakes of this election and reminding voters exactly why Joe Biden will beat Donald Trump," he added.Zoom out: Biden's clinching of the 2020 nomination — despite early campaign struggles — gave him and his team a vote of confidence in Biden's strength as a candidate, the New York Times reported.Biden and his team were further emboldened by Democrats' better-than-predicted showing in the 2022 midterms as well as a string of legislative victories, per the Times.While it's "hard to psychologize" a sitting president, there's also the possibility that the power of the presidency, as well as some personal pride, are involved in Biden's reluctance to step down, Fowler said."I'm sure he and his team were also thinking about the fact that there weren't any obviously better alternatives," he added.If Biden was confident in Vice President Kamala Harris' ability to win the 2024 election, he might have stepped aside to endorse her, Fowler said.The bottom line: Biden's 2020 promises might not matter much to voters in the grand scheme of things, according to Fowler."If the voters believed that Joe Biden was the best person for the job, and they were excited to vote for him, they would still be happy to vote for him regardless of whether he had said in 2020 that he was likely to be a one-term president or was just going to be a short-term bridge," he said."Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of voters who are enthusiastic about voting for Biden right now."Go deeper: Who Democrats could choose to replace Biden after his disastrous debateScoop: Republicans target Harris in new ad amid Biden questions
07/18/2024 --rollcall
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, voiced support for President Joe Biden remaining in the race when she appeared in Milwaukee on Thursday to challenge the message from the Republican convention.
07/17/2024 --6abc
While Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has six months remaining in his term, Democrats have made it clear they don't want him in office any longer.
07/17/2024 --dailycaller
'Deeply disappointed by the jury’s decision'
03/28/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch in the Capitol last month.
03/28/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch in the Capitol last month.
03/23/2024 --kron4
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/23/2024 --kron4
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/23/2024 --cbs17
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/23/2024 --cbs17
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/23/2024 --wsav
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/23/2024 --wfla
The Senate in the early hours of Saturday passed a sprawling $1.2 trillion package to fund large swaths of the government, capping off a dramatic negotiation in the upper chamber and an intense months-long spending fight. The chamber approved the mammoth package, which spans more than a thousand pages, in a 74-24 vote, sending the [...]
03/21/2024 --foxnews
Democrat earmarks in the 2024 appropriation bills include eyebrow-raising earmarks, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to LGBTQ+ youth facilities, "gun confiscation" research, and a late-term abortion clinic.
03/21/2024 --foxnews
Democrat earmarks in the 2024 appropriation bills includes eyebrow-raising earmarks, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to LGBTQ+ youth facilities, 'gun confiscation' research, and a late-term abortion clinic.
03/20/2024 --rollcall
Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last month.
03/15/2024 --foxnews
Senators are projecting bipartisan interest in a bill that would force TikTok to divest from China or be banned in the U.S.
03/15/2024 --foxnews
Senators are projecting bipartisan interest in a bill that would force TikTok to divest from China or be banned in the U.S.
03/13/2024 --foxnews
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association is "strenuously" objecting to one of Biden’s judicial nominees for his connections to organizations that "glamorize" 9/11 hijacker sympathizers.
03/13/2024 --foxnews
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association is "strenuously" objecting to one of Biden’s judicial nominees for his connections to organizations that "glamorize" 9/11 hijacker sympathizers.
03/13/2024 --foxnews
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association is "strenuously" objecting to one of Biden’s judicial nominees for his connections to organizations that "glamorize" 9/11 hijacker sympathizers.
03/07/2024 --mercurynews
The guest list speaks volumes about what Democrats and Republicans want to focus on as the 2024 election season heats up.
03/07/2024 --abcnews
The guest list for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address speaks volumes about what Democrats and Republicans want to focus on as the 2024 election season heats up
03/07/2024 --abcnews
The guest list for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address speaks volumes about what Democrats and Republicans want to focus on as the 2024 election season heats up
03/06/2024 --rollcall
President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union in 2023. This year, the list of guests invited by lawmakers and the White House spotlights immigration, reproductive rights, the Israel-Hamas war, and more.
03/04/2024 --motherjones
When Ethan Block heard that Andy Kim was running for Senate, he got to work. Over winter break, the Rutgers University senior launched a campus group to spread the word about the low-profile congressman taking on Bob Mendendez, the longtime Democratic senator who’d just been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes of gold bars and cash-stuffed envelopes. […]