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Joe Biden says four black women are on VP shortlist

July 21, 2020
Four black women are among Joe Biden’s shortlist of candidates for vice president, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said Monday. “I am not committed to naming any but the people I’ve named, and among them are four Black women,” Biden said on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut.” “That decision is underway right now.” Biden, 77, also promised

Rachel Maddow Praises Biden For Demonstrating How A Real Commander In Chief Stands Up To Russia

July 21, 2020
Rachel Maddow praised former Vice President Joe Biden’s tough stand against Russia on Monday, saying it’s a sign that if the former VP wins in November, the United States will again have a president who holds foreign adversaries accountable.“Dream of competent, uncompromised governance that stands up for our sovereignty against foreign countries that are trying

How Joe Biden’s Strategy Could Help Him Win Wisconsin

July 19, 2020
ADAMS, Wis. — Nate Zimdars, a Democratic candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly, arrived at the V.F.W. lodge here after marching in the local Independence Day parade, ready to meet voters at an annual outdoor chicken cookout called the “Chic Nic.” Although the event was hosted by the local Republican Party, Mr. Zimdars was far

Biden reassures voters in first Texas ad as coronavirus cases surge

July 16, 2020
Specifically, House Democrats’ campaign arm reserved nearly $1.25 million in ad space, of which about $250,000 went to Spanish-language ads. As recently as May, the DCCC hadn’t included Texas in an initial $18.3 million ad buy, although a Pelosi-aligned Super PAC had dropped $2.2 million in Houston in April. The buys will likely serve the dual

Trump Attacks Biden’s Clean Energy Initaitve on the Same Day He Announces More Environmental Rollbacks

July 16, 2020
President Donald Trump attacked Democrat Joe Biden, his electoral opponent, after Biden announced a $700 billion economic plan that touts environmental protection measures as a means for restoring economic growth. “Our past vice president opposes — think of this — all of our permitting reforms,” Trump said to an audience in Atlanta during a speech

Trump Suggests Biden and Sanders Working Together on Policy Will Mean The “Guaranteed Destruction of America”

July 15, 2020
Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump attempted to tie his electoral opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, to the “radical left.” suggesting that Biden’s work with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), a noted democratic socialist, on their joint unity task force will mean “The guaranteed destruction of America.” “Has anybody seen or reviewed the written

With ‘Buy American’ Economic Speech, Biden Takes On Trump and ‘MAGA’

July 9, 2020
Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a populist economic vision to revive and reinvest in American manufacturing on Thursday, calling for major new spending and stricter new rules to “Buy American” as part of an effort to more aggressively challenge President Trump on two of his signature issues: the economy and nationalism.In a speech

Trump Claims Obama, Biden Spied on His Campaign

July 9, 2020
President Donald Trump claimed he’s the victim of “presidential harassment” and alleged that former president Barack Obama and former vice president Joe Biden spied on his campaign. PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2020 He later quoted Fox Business personality Maria Bartiromo, writing, without evidence, that Obama and Biden spied on his

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

July 9, 2020
Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a sweeping set of joint policy recommendations on Wednesday, a significant if tentative sign of cooperation among Democrats as Mr. Biden’s campaign continues its appeals to the progressive left.Mr. Biden is expected to adopt many of the recommendations, which were submitted by six policy

The ‘Exhausted Majority’ Wakes Up for Joe Biden

March 28, 2020
As recently as two weeks ago it looked like American politics had settled into a divisive new reality. The aggressive ideological wings so dominated the two political parties that they guaranteed that the general election contest would be between two most polarizing candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. The battle would be fought between one…

Resurgent Joe Biden Starts Super Tuesday With Big Virginia Win as Bernie Sanders Takes Vermont

March 26, 2020
(WASHINGTON) — A resurgent Joe Biden scored sweeping victories across the country with the backing of a diverse coalition and progressive rival Bernie Sanders seized Super Tuesday’s biggest prize with a win in California as the Democratic Party’s once-crowded presidential field suddenly transformed into a two-man contest. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different…

Sanders and Biden to Face Off in Debate on Sunday, Amid a Winnowing Primary and COVID-19. Here’s What to Know

March 26, 2020
What a difference a few weeks can make. Since the last Democratic presidential debate on Feb. 25, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the party’s presidential primary front runner, cementing a clear path towards his nomination. Only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders remains a viable opponent to the former Delaware senator, and his candidacy…

Joe Biden Wins Michigan Democratic Primary, Delivering Major Blow to Bernie Sanders

March 22, 2020
(WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory in Michigan, as well as Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders, who is urgently seeking to jump-start his flagging campaign. Sanders could…

Joe Biden Wins Florida Primary as Coronavirus Disrupts Voting

March 18, 2020
(WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. The former vice president’s third big night in as many weeks came amid tremendous uncertainty as the Democratic contest…

Mojo: Biden Finds His Confidence in South Carolina, But is it Too Late?

March 17, 2020
Joe Biden has hit his stride. After a stumbling start to the Democratic presidential contest, the former Vice President is heading into Saturday’s South Carolina primary loose, scrappy and running in front. Polls show him ahead, fundraising is suddenly coming easily, and his crowds are matching those of his rivals. The difference is showing in…

Joe Biden Says It’s Not Time to Panic. But His Campaign Is In Trouble.

March 3, 2020
After back-to-back dismal finishes, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is scrambling to sharpen its strategy as it heads into a do-or-die stretch. Biden advisers spent much of Wednesday on the phone with donors and supporters, seeking to reassure loyalists that it’s not time to panic. They told allies to look for more of Biden…

Joe Biden Is Sounding Like a Pundit, and He’s Bullish on a Certain Former V.P.

January 8, 2020
Political MemoAs he campaigns, Mr. Biden offers free-flowing analysis about the race he’s running in. Among his takes: He should be described as the front-runner, and he’s best positioned to beat President Trump.Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. argues that as the Democratic presidential nominee, he would help other Democratic candidates on the ballot.Credit...Hilary…

Cory Booker Jokes Biden ‘Might Have Been High’ When He Made Marijuana Comments – The New York Times

December 16, 2019
Politics|Cory Booker Jokes Biden ‘Might Have Been High’ When He Made Marijuana CommentsAt the Democratic debate, the New Jersey senator sparred with the former vice president over legalizing marijuana. Senator Cory Booker on screen during the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta.Credit...Demetrius Freeman for The New York TimesNov. 20, 2019Senator Cory Booker, in an attempt to…

Black Leader in South Bend Endorses Joe Biden Over Pete Buttigieg – The New York Times

December 12, 2019
Politics|Black Leader in South Bend Endorses Joe Biden Over Pete ButtigiegEmphasizing the country’s need for experienced leadership, Oliver Davis, a longtime council member in the city, has been a frequent critic of Mr. Buttigieg.Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., has struggled to receive support from black voters.Credit...Maddie McGarvey for The New York TimesSOUTH BEND,…