As you might have heard if you have been on social media in the past 24 hours or so, the upcoming presidential election is slated to be the first in 48 years in which the Democratic and Republican tickets will not feature a member of the Bush, Clinton or Biden families. And that is true. From 1980 through 1992, the ...

About 24 hours after President Biden’s historic announcement that he’s ending his 2024 campaign, Democrats appear to be largely united behind replacing him with Vice President Harris. Virtually every major would-be rival for the nomination is now backing her, as are more than 70 percent of congressional Democrats. Some state Democratic parties are already moving to commit their delegates to ...

After weeks of intense focus on President Biden’s health and age that ended with his withdrawal from the campaign on Sunday, the script has flipped: Former president Donald Trump is now the oldest presidential candidate in history — and one who has been less transparent about his medical condition than his former opponent. Trump, a 78-year-old with a history of ...

Dee Dawkins-Haigler had just left church in Lithonia, Ga., on Sunday and was sitting down to lunch when her phone suddenly erupted with a rapid fire of text messages, one after the other, so many she could barely keep up. They were messages from other Democratic National Convention delegates, mostly fellow Black women, reacting to the news: President Biden was ...

Last week’s Republican National Convention was focused almost entirely on a different presidential contest than the one we see today. Speakers railed against President Biden, Donald Trump’s presumed opponent in November — but whose withdrawal Sunday rendered much of the criticism irrelevant. One comment made in a speech by the former president’s son Donald Trump Jr., though, targeted the Democratic ...

House Republicans are pushing a new resolution demanding that U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle be fired over the failed assassination attempt against former President Trump. Rep. Nick Langworthy, R-N.Y., unveiled the legislation Monday during a tense hearing on Capitol Hill where both Republicans and Democrats expressed frustration with Cheatle’s lack of candor in her answers. It’s already gotten support ...

Twenty-four hours after President Biden’s blockbuster announcement that he was dropping his re-election bid, speculation is soaring over whom Vice President Kamala Harris will choose as her running mate. The president endorsed Harris immediately after suspending his own campaign, which ignited a surge of endorsements by Democratic governors, senators, House members and other party leaders in backing the vice president ...

Vice President Kamala Harris praised President Biden on Monday for his accomplishments in the first few years of his term, claiming he has done more than other presidents and with less time than they had. ‘In one term, he has already surpassed the legacy of most presidents who have served two terms in office,’ she said in opening remarks at ...

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned Republicans against underestimating Vice President Kamala Harris as she emerges as the top contender for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. ‘Republicans, I worry, vastly underestimate Kamala Harris. They don’t think very highly of her. They don’t think she’s terribly bright. When you or I bring up Kamala Harris’ name in Republican circles, people ...

As Vice President Harris takes over President Biden’s campaign, some of her allies are looking to bring David Plouffe, a longtime adviser to former president Barack Obama, on board in a senior role, according to two people familiar with the conversations. The exact details of his potential role are unclear, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of ...