Tag: presidential

Kamala Harris and a High-Risk, High-Reward Presidential Résumé

June 5, 2021
Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your wrap-up of the week in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host.Is Kamala Harris drawing the shortest straws in the White House?This week, President Biden announced that Ms. Harris would lead the administration’s effort to protect voting rights, a task he immediately said would “take a hell of a

Just 47 House districts flipped in the last three presidential elections. What do they tell us?

March 14, 2021
The majority of these districts—24 in total—swung in the Democratic direction over that period; these appear in yellow or green in the map above (and in a larger version here), which shows every district as the same size so that dense urban districts aren’t obscured and rural districts aren’t overemphasized. (You can find a traditional

Sen. Cotton: Post-presidential impeachment trial unconstitutional

January 14, 2021
President Trump’s impeachment trial can’t be held once he’s out of office — because it’s unconstitutional, according to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton. The Republican lawmaker issued a statement Wednesday shortly after the House voted to impeach Trump for a second time — and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there’s no chance the impeachment trial

Who won the final presidential debate? Experts grade Trump-Biden

October 23, 2020
President Trump posted a sharper and calmer performance during his final debate against former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night, but it was unclear if his better showing was enough to alter the shape of the race in its closing days, a Post panel of debate experts said. Four experts examined the 90-minute forum

Portland Shooting Amplifies Tensions in Presidential Race

August 31, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. — A fatal shooting in Portland, Ore., over the weekend led President Trump to unleash a torrent of tweets and attacks on Sunday, capping a volatile week of street violence that is becoming a major theme in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign.On Saturday, a man affiliated with a right-wing group was

Kamala Harris makes history as her vice presidential nomination is made official

August 20, 2020
Greetings America. It is truly an honor to be speaking with you. That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me. Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the

Joe Biden announces vice presidential pick

August 12, 2020
Ending months of speculation, Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee. Harris had been seen as a front-runner for the role since Biden became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate from California in 2016, she served as the state’s attorney general and the district

A 4th Presidential Debate? Commission Says No to Trump

August 6, 2020
Members of the Commission on Presidential Debates on Thursday rejected the Trump campaign’s request for changes to the fall debate schedule, declining to shift the debates earlier or add a fourth debate to the calendar.President Trump and his campaign had argued that the current debate schedule, which calls for three debates between Mr. Trump and

2nd presidential debate host withdraws amid virus outbreak

July 27, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall’s three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic.The university was set to host the inaugural face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29. The first debate

Cory Booker Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

February 12, 2020
Cory Booker’s presidential campaign launched with a flashy video, driven by a biography rooted in an optimism that should have found fertile soil in Iowa. He followed up with grind-it-out work on the ground in New Hampshire, where he racked up endorsements and packed venues. A speech on civil rights in South Carolina at an…
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