DFL Chair Ken Martin speaks during a news conference at the party's headquarters on Sunday, following President Joe Biden's announcement that he was d

With Biden out of race, big-name Minnesota Democrats move to Kamala Harris

Biden's stunning decision not to run for president saw Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, quickly line up behind Biden's favored successor, Vice President Kamala Harris. Gov. Tim Walz, who joined party leaders in lauding Biden, could get swept up in VP chatter.

Biden drops out of 2024 race after debate fueled age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod.

July 21
President Joe Biden at the first 2024 presidential election debate, at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, on Thursday, June 27, 2024.
The unprecedented announcement less than four months before the election immediately upended a campaign that both political parties view as the most consequential in generations.

Harris could become the first female president after years of breaking racial and gender barriers

July 22
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris during a health care event at the John Chavis Community Center in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, March 2
She's already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could shatter several more after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her.
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India's Modi focuses on jobs creation in first budget after winning polls

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly formed government presented an annual budget to Parliament that raises spending to generate more jobs and spur economic growth, while aiming to appease coalition partners it needs to stay in power.
Politics
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at an event for NCAA champions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Monday, July 22, 2024. (Erin

Harris has support of enough Democratic delegates to become party's presidential nominee: AP survey

Vice President Kamala Harris has secured the support of enough Democratic delegates to become her party's nominee against Republican Donald Trump, according to an Associated Press survey, as top Democrats rallied to her in the aftermath of President Joe Biden's decision to drop his bid for reelection.
Variety
1:46am

Harris steps into the limelight. And the coconut trees and memes have followed

If you're trying to get up to speed on Vice President Kamala Harris' swift emergence as Democrats' possible nominee this fall, you really need to know your memes.
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12:57am

In Washington state, Inslee's final months aimed at staving off repeal of landmark climate law

Standing at a transit center near four new wireless bus charging stations in a small community west of Seattle, Gov. Jay Inslee told transit and city leaders where money to pay for them — more than $1 million — came from.
Nation
July 22

2024 Election Latest: Harris says she's looking forward to accepting Democratic Party's nomination

Vice President Kamala Harris had a busy 24 hours after being endorsed as the Democratic presidential candidate by President Joe Biden. She has secured enough delegates to earn the party's nomination and raised more than $81 million, a record sum for the 2024 political cycle. Harris also spoke Monday at a White House celebration with the NCAA championship teams, her first appearance since President Biden announced he was leaving the race.
Nation
July 22

Biden passed that torch slowly, hanging on until the wheels finally came off

As the formulaic ''pass the torch'' drumbeat thumped on from lawmakers wanting him to quit the race, President Joe Biden maintained a brave face. Publicly, he vowed he was all in, until the day he got out.
Nation
July 22

Biden continues to recover from COVID-19, stays out of public view after ending his 2024 campaign

President Joe Biden's ''symptoms have almost resolved completely'' from COVID-19, according to his physician, as the president on Monday remained out of public view for the fifth straight day.
Politics
July 22

Who will win delegates' support to be the Democratic nominee? AP's survey tracks who they're backing

President Joe Biden's withdrawal from his reelection bid and his endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris to take on Republican Donald Trump in November scrambled what had once been a settled and suspense-free contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Politics
July 22

Harris has a daunting to-do list as she starts up a presidential campaign

It's a daunting to-do list. Vice President Kamala Harris suddenly needs to whip up a presidential campaign almost from scratch.
Politics
July 22

JD Vance slams Kamala Harris during his solo campaign debut as the GOP vice presidential nominee

Republican vice presidential nominee JD Vance used his first solo campaign rallies Monday to throw fresh barbs at Vice President Kamala Harris 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.
Nation
July 22

Donald Trump's lawyers urge New York appeals court to overturn 'egregious' civil fraud verdict

Fresh off victories in other legal cases, Donald Trump on Monday pressed a New York appeals court to overturn the nearly $500 million New York civil fraud judgment that threatens to drain his personal cash reserves as he campaigns to retake the White House.
Nation
July 22

Democrats plan to push ahead with virtual roll call ahead of their convention, with Harris favored

The Democratic Party plans to push forward with a virtual roll call in which delegates to its convention can choose a presidential nominee before they gather next month in Chicago — despite Vice President Kamala Harris being overwhelmingly favored to replace President Joe Biden at the top of the ticket.
Politics
July 22
Vice President Kamala Harris tours the Planned Parenthood headquarters in St. Paul with Gov. Tim Walz in March.

Gov. Walz backs Kamala Harris, as vice presidential speculation grows

Walz, a two-term governor, is lower down on the list of possible running mates for Kamala Harris than governors of other battleground states.
Politics
July 22
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig speaks at the Minnesota State Capitol in 2022.

Rep. Angie Craig, who had called on Biden to drop out, endorses Kamala Harris for president

Craig represents southeastern Minnesota's Second District, a suburban and exurban district that's been the state's most competitive congressional turf in recent election cycles.
Nation
July 22

Black voters feel excitement, hope and a lot of worry as Harris takes center stage in campaign

Black voters, who helped power Joe Biden to the White House, expressed a mix of hope and worry Monday over his exit from the presidential race and the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee.
Business
July 22

Despite Musk's Trump endorsement, X remains a go-to platform for Democrats

in addition to more neutral spaces such as Facebook and Instagram — to announce he is ending his reelection campaign.
Business
July 22

Conservatives use shooting at Trump rally to attack DEI efforts at Secret Service

As Congressional members on both sides of the aisle grilled U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Monday on how a gunman was able to fire shots at former President Donald Trump in an assassination attempt, several Republican lawmakers seized on gender and the agency's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as among the reasons for the security failure.
Nation
July 22

Senate Ethics Committee starts review of Sen. Bob Menendez's conduct following bribery conviction

The Senate Ethics Committee said Monday that its members had voted unanimously to review allegations that Sen. Bob Menendez violated Senate rules, building towards potential disciplinary actions against the New Jersey Democrat after he was convicted of bribery charges this month.
Nation
July 22
A man carries his lunch bag past a TV screen showing CCTV broadcasting news that U.S. President Joe Biden dropped out the presidential race, at a shop

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Joe Biden's 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.
Variety
July 22

Calls for Maya Rudolph to reprise her Kamala Harris on 'SNL' are flooding social media

Will Maya Rudolph's ''funt,'' aka Vice President Kamala Harris, be back on ''Saturday Night Live?''

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