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Wake up to the Washington Examiner: Marianne Williamson slams the DNC and California’s credit card crisis

Wake up to the Washington Examiner: Marianne Williamson slams the DNC and California’s credit card crisis

Wake up to the Washington Examiner: Marianne Williamson slams the DNC and California’s credit card crisis

Biden’s rivals speak out

President Joe Biden and his team have had a full week to do damage control from the first presidential debate that revealed the president’s glaring weaknesses and sent the Democratic Party into days of turmoil.

Biden has offered various explanations for his poor showing as he has crisscrossed the country trying to burnish his image as a capable executive with the stamina not only to lead but also to campaign. At an event in North Carolina, less than 24 hours after he left a post-debate appearance at Waffle House, where he appeared far more energetic than he had onstage, Biden admitted that he was not as good a debater as he had been in his younger days.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre He reminded reporters several times over the past week that the president had a cold, which hampered his ability to speak forcefully and reduced his energy level.

With no indication from the president that he would step aside in favor of the vice president Kamala Harris or anyone else, there is little that can be done to force a change at the top of the ticket, but that hasn’t stopped some of Biden’s former rivals from continuing to mount criticism.

Presidential candidate and author Marianne Williamson He spoke to the White House reporter Naomi Lim about the disaster he saw “blow up” in the face of the Democratic National Committee after they endorsed Biden.

“It was a mistake to suppress other candidates,” Williamson told Naomi of the DNC. “How can a party that says it’s working to save democracy say, except in this case, that it believes that as important as democracy is, it needs to be suppressed?”

“The fact that this blew up in their face, I think it was almost going to blow up in someone’s face, regardless of the specifics, because it was just wrong,” he said. “It was not in keeping with the highest integrity. It was not in keeping with democracy.”

What began as secret whispers and anonymous quotes from representatives and senators questioning Biden’s ability to win in November has begun to turn into a torrent of doubt.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (R-TX) was the first elected Democrat to publicly voice his demand that Biden step aside earlier this week.

On Thursday, reports leaked that Biden told a group of Democratic governors who headed to the White House for reassurance from the president that he had admitted he needed to get more sleep and stop scheduling events after 8 p.m.

Click here to read more about Williamson and Democrats’ frustrations with the DNC.

Golden State’s debt dilemma

California is struggling to balance its budget after the governor’s announcement. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) oversaw state coffers go from a $100 billion surplus to a $45 million deficit over the course of two years.

And rising debt is a problem that affects more than just elected officials in Sacramento, according to the editor of Trending News. Heather Hamilton.

“Several California cities lead the U.S. in residents facing rising credit card delinquencies,” Heather writes.

“A new report from WalletHub found that Chula Vista, a suburb of San Diego, has seen the largest increase in residents struggling to pay their credit card bills, with an 85% increase in credit card delinquencies in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period last year.”

The cost of living is pushing people to turn to credit cards more often. And, according to WalletHub’s study, “Chula Vista residents racked up the sixth-highest credit card debt over the past year, along with the second-highest total balance. As a result, many people are finding it difficult to pay their bills.”

Of the top 25 US cities where people struggle to pay their credit cards, San Francisco, Irvine, Santa Ana and Long Beach, California, all made the list.

Click here to read more about the credit card crisis affecting borrowers.

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For your radar

The president will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for a campaign event at 1:15 p.m. Central Time.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to meet reporters on Air Force One en route to Wisconsin

The vice president will travel to New Orleans.

Biden’s full interview with ABC Jorge Stephanopoulos It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time. It will be Biden’s first interview since the debate. It was originally scheduled to air in its entirety on Sunday, July 7.