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Inmore women than ever before are seeking political office. Joe Crowley in the New York primary. In the Vermont primary, How old is the president Hallquist made history by being the first trans woman nominee of a How old is the president party for governor. How old is the president she wins, Pressley would become the first Black woman in Congress from Massachusetts. Those voices are often absent in Congress—a deficit Pressley would help fix.

The papers called for a change. Democrats need new faces and voices. Because the electorate is younger, more female and more non-white. InBlack women voted 94 percent for Hillary Clinton with Black men and Latino voters close behind. Big-tent Democratic politics demand diverse candidates and provide a stark contrast to the overwhelmingly white male demographics of the GOP.

The Pressley endorsement typifies recognition of that shift. Presently, the House has only 83 women and 95 non-white members—quite a few of whom are also women. The Senate has 23 women—the largest number in history. Among those, four are women of color. Ninety senators are white, members of the House are white. Congress is 19 percent female and 19 percent is non-white.

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But 51 percent of the U. When midterms end and the next Congress is seated, the presidential race will begin in earnest. Septuagenarians Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have been talking about running for the past year. Thankfully, there are younger candidates, women and people of color, who represent the fresh, exciting, and under-represented voices that the Globe was touting in its Pressley endorsement.

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As close as we came inthe success of women candidates in speaks to the How old is the president desire—even from men—for a change. The frontrunners are easy to spot: Elizabeth Warren has been in the top three in every recent poll and has led others. Her fiery speeches on the Senate floor and Twitter takedowns of Trump have electrified her many How old is the president. She, too, has polled extremely well.

The Nation highlighted Gillibrand for her innovative plan for a federal jobs guaranteeamong other policies. The New Yorker queried why the Trump campaign was savaging her, but the reasons are obvious: Gillibrand is unfazed by his attempts to smear her. Her colleagues were outraged by the sexually suggestive tweet.

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Last summer, Harris made headlines when she showed her prosecutorial mettle while grilling Attorney General Jeff Sessions during hearings on Trump How old is the president Russian interference in the election, raising cheers among How old is the president Resistance and hackles among Trump supporters.

Video of her questioning a cowering Sessions lit up social media and put her on the political radar as star in the making. Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the questions. Harris has thrilled voters in search of a charismatic candidate for when she spoke to attendees at Netroots Nation in New Orleans in early August. The biracial daughter of a Jamaican immigrant father and an Indian immigrant mother, Harris spoke to the issue Bernie Sanders has repeatedly insisted is divisive: That phrase is used How old is the president divide and used to distract.

Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize How old is the president that impact all of us. Sanders and Biden hover in the top five of every poll, too, because their names are so familiar. Certainly everyone on the left is praying Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, will live to be and stay on the Supreme Court until a Democrat is elected president.

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But ageism aside, it is easy to assert that Biden and Sanders are indeed too old to run in This is not specifically due to their chronological age but in how long they have been in American politics saying exactly the same things at a time when the country is aching for something new from previously unheard voices. There is no question will be a change election for Democrats; Biden and Sanders are Establishment faces.

Whomever the nominee is in must be prepared to be the incumbent in The sudden death of Antonin Scalia from a heart attack in February and the equally sudden diagnosis of John McCain with How old is the president cancer in July and his death a mere year later highlights how quickly health can shift.

The previous oldest president in U. How old is the president and Sanders would How old is the president the same age going into two terms as Reagan was coming out. How do we debate this issue without falling into the ageism How old is the president Age is a factor because the stresses of the presidency are manifold and the history of their impact on sitting How old is the president cannot be ignored.

The two physicians who have claimed to examine Trump gave wildly improbable reports. He is notorious for feasting on a diet of fast food and consuming Diet Coke by the case—and his only form of exercise appears to be golf and tweeting.

Not the healthiest lifestyle. Brian Monahan, who had treated him for 26 years at that point, said he had been treated for gout, high cholesterol, diverticulitis, hypothyroidism, esophageal reflux, surgical repair of both right- and left-side hernias, a vocal cord cyst excision and removal of skin tumors. Thirty years ago Biden had two emergency surgeries for an aneurysm, but has had no recurrences.

Even if Sanders and Biden are in peak health and Trump is fitter than he seems, the specter of what has befallen previous presidents hovers.

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The stress of being leader of the last world superpower How old is the president impacted most presidents, with before and after photos showing a sometimes shocking level of aging over the course of a presidency.

Several presidents have even died in office: Roosevelt was 50 when he took office and only 63 when he died suddenly of a stroke in his fourth term.

William Henry Harrison was the oldest elected president prior to Reagan, and he died one month after taking office of sepsis after contracting typhoid fever.

Zachary Taylor was the next oldest president and he, too, died in office, a mere 16 months after his inauguration, of cholera. William Harding was only 57 when he died while on tour, a mere two years into his presidency, from a heart attack. Woodrow Wilson had a massive stroke during his second term How old is the president office while trying to negotiate the founding of the League of Nations in That left him paralyzed and his wife Edith navigating as co-president for the remaining two years of his presidency.

Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in his first term in office and a stroke in his second. Of course, no modern president is likely to die of cholera or typhoid, but heart attack and stroke are the top two causes of death in the U. At 55 to 64, the incidence of How old is the president How old is the president eight per 1, for women and 21 per 1, for men.

But in the 74 to 84 age category that Sanders and Biden are already in, the incidence is 40 in 1, for women How old is the president a whopping 60 in 1, for men. When John McCain ran for president at 71 against How old is the How old is the president much younger Obama, he released eight years of medical records to prove he was fit for office.

The world is looking more toward younger leadership as How old is the president. Recent elections illuminate that trend with How old is the president world leaders all under How old is the president the dictators are trending younger: How old is too old to be president?

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