The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Pramila Jayapal, expresses concerns about President Joe Biden’s reelection prospects due to a fractured coalition. Jayapal fears that Biden’s support from suburban swing voters, people of color, and younger, progressive-leaning constituents is wavering due to issues such as immigration and Biden’s stance on Israel’s war in Gaza. Additionally, Jayapal highlights the Democratic Party’s late adoption of populist ideas as a factor impacting the enthusiasm of young Democrats.
The article also features a conversation with E. Jean Carroll, who discusses her successful lawsuit against Donald Trump for sexual abuse and defamation. Despite winning the case, defamatory statements continue as a court considers damages in a related case.
Another segment of the article revisits The New Yorker’s 1931 profile of Mickey Mouse and his creator as the copyright on the vintage version of the iconic Disney character expires.
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