Eighty-Year-Old Joe Biden Officially Announces Re-Election Bid

Eighty-year-old Democrat Joe Biden officially confirmed on Tuesday morning that he will be seeking a second term as President of the United States despite the vast majority of Americans believing that he should not run again.

Two weeks after leaking his intentions to run in the 2024 elections to Al Roker on the Today Show during an Easter Egg hunt at the White House, President Joe Biden has made it official, with a video posted to his social media accounts

“Every generation has a moment where they have had to stand up for democracy. To stand up for their fundamental freedoms. I believe this is ours,” Biden wrote.

“That’s why I’m running for reelection as President of the United States. Join us. Let’s finish the job.”

At 80 years old, Biden is already the oldest president in American history and would be 86 by the end of a potential second term in the White House.

Just this week, a poll conducted by NBC News found that 70 per cent of Americans, including 51 per cent of Democrats, believe that Biden should step aside and not run for another term in office, with nearly half of those surveyed who opposed his re-election citing the president’s age as a major concern.

In his campaign launch video, which opens with scenes from January 6th and featured issues such as abortion and LGBTQ, President Biden warned that this next election will be a “battle for the soul of America”.

Over images of former President Donald Trump — who has already confirmed that he is also running in the race – as well as Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Biden warned that “MAGA extremists” are looking to go after American’s social security benefits, despite the Republican Party opposing such measures.

Mr Biden will not only face a challenge from the Republicans in his re-election bid, but also from Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who is already polling in double digits after he announced his bid to enter the race.



Report: L.A. Considers Charging Drivers to Use Freeways

Los Angeles County is finalizing plans for a pilot project in congestion pricing that could see drivers charged an additional fee to use certain high-frequency routes on freeways, in a bid to reduce traffic in the congested city. The Los Angeles Times reports: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expected by the summer […]

L.A. County Gives Crack Pipes to Homeless to Prevent Fentanyl Deaths

Los Angeles County has begun distributing pipes used for smoking crack, methamphetamine, and opioids to the homeless population, hoping to discourage them from overdosing by injecting themselves with fentanyl. The Los Angeles Times reported on the grim phenomenon Tuesday, which has divided homeless advocates: By a line of ragged RVs slung along 78th Street in […]