Headline RoundupMarch 29th, 2024

Biden Fundraiser With Obama, Clinton Raises $26M

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Joe Biden held a campaign event in New York with former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on Thursday to boost his 2024 re-election efforts.

The Details: High-profile Democrats gathered at Radio City Music Hall to help raise $26 million, a record for a single political event, according to Biden's campaign. Discussion topics included democracy, life in the White House, international conflicts, and scrutinization of difficult decisions necessary in the presidential role. Meanwhile, pro-Palestine people protested outside the venue over U.S. policy in the Middle East. The event's attendees, numbering in the thousands, paid between $225 and half a million dollars for entry. Each of the presidents on stage took turns calling out former President Donald Trump's policies, with a specific focus on climate change, foreign policy, and personal freedoms. 

How the Media Covered It: Many outlets on the left described the haul as "record-setting," as Biden's team did. CBS News (Lean Left bias) and others on the left emphasized the solidarity among former presidents in endorsing Biden and the growing cash gap between him and Trump. The New York Post (Lean Right) and others on the right highlighted the protests and high prices associated with the event, as well as doubts about Biden's ability to court minority voters and to raise money without the help of other prominent Democrats. This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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