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    Joe Biden is setting up a plan to emerge from his basement. The Democratic presidential nominee — whom President Trump has mocked for hunkering down in his Delaware basement during the coronavirus pandemic – said he plans to return to the campaign trail, according to Politico. “One of the things we’re thinking about is I’m going to be going up into Wisconsin, and Minnesota, spending time in Pennsylvania, out in Arizona,” Biden said Thursday, the outlet reported. “What we’re working on is how I get out,” the former veep explained during a campaign fundraising event. “I’m going to be traveling throughout the country where I can do it consistent with the state rules about how many people can be assembled.” “But we’re going to do it in a way that is totally consistent with being responsible, unlike what this guy’s doing,” Biden added. “I’m a tactile politician. I really miss...
    Reuters August 28, 2020 0 Comments  – A defiant President Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for a second term on Thursday with a scathing attack on rival Joe Biden, asserting that a Democratic victory in November would only exacerbate the racial strife and coronavirus pandemic besieging the nation. Speaking from the White House South Lawn despite criticism he was using the executive residence as a political prop, Trump portrayed Biden, a career politician with a long record as a moderate, as a far-left extremist who would usher in a lawless, dangerous America. “This election will decide whether we protect law-abiding Americans, or whether we give free rein to violent anarchic agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens,” Trump said on the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention in a speech that lasted more than an hour. “No one will be safe in Biden’s America.” Despite...
    Washington — President Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, closing out the final night of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House, where hundreds of people were seated closely together with few wearing face masks in the midst of a pandemic that has claimed more than 180,000 American lives. Using the White House as a backdrop for a political event like no president has before, Mr. Trump said he was "brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the next four years," while warning that Joe Biden would enact a liberal Democratic agenda if elected. "This election will decide whether we will defend the American way of life, or whether we allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it," the president said. Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox Earlier...
     Presented by Facebook    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Back by popular demand, it is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the daily co-creators, so find us @asimendinger and @alweaver22 on Twitter and recommend the Morning Report to your friends. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 176,809. Tuesday, 177,279. Wednesday, 178,524. Thursday, 179,735. Friday, 180,844. President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Trump reaches for optimism as weapon against Biden Five takeaways on GOP's norm-breaking convention Trump taunts Democrats in White House speech: 'We're here and they're not' MORE ended four days during which he asked Americans for four more years with boasts that he accomplished more than any previous president in a single term and would fight to make America great again...
    Friends, delegates and distinguished guests, please, I stand before you tonight honored by your support, proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four incredible years and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the next four years.  We begin this evening, our thoughts are with the wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura. We are working closely with state and local officials in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives. While the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall in 150 years, the casualties and damage were far less than thought possible, only 24 hours ago.  And this is due to the great work of FEMA, law enforcement, and the individual states. I will be going this weekend. And congratulations, thank you for that great job out...
    WHITE HOUSE - During his White House address Thursday accepting his party’s nomination for a second term, President Donald Trump said the November election “will decide whether we will defend the American way of life or whether we will allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it.” Trump, who faces a strong challenge from former Vice President Joe Biden, told a large crowd on the White House South Lawn “this is the most important election in the history of our country.” The 1,000-plus invited attendees, including many Republican members of Congress, were seated close to each other and most did not wear face masks, defying public health advice amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, who trails Biden in national polls and political battleground state surveys, devoted much of his speech to a blistering attack on his Democratic opponent, denouncing him at one point as a “Trojan horse” for far left radicals and anarchists who want to destroy...
              In a speech that had White House guests riveted for over an hour, President Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination to the presidency. His remarks as prepared are included here in full:   TRANSCRIPT (as prepared) Friends, delegates, and distinguished guests: I stand before you tonight honored by your support; proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four years; and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the NEXT four years! As we begin this evening, our thoughts are with the wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura. We are working closely with state and local officials in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives. While the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall in 150 years, the casualties...
    President Trump formally accepted the GOP nomination for reelection on Thursday evening in front of a sea of guests on the White House South Lawn to close out the 2020 Republican National Convention. “We are one national family and we will always protect, love and care for each other,” Trump, 74, said to thunderous applause from the crowd of supporters after emerging from the White House with first lady Melania Trump to the sounds of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” Trump alternated between slamming Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and offering what he said was a positive vision for the country to wild cheers of “four more years!” from 1,500 supporters in white lawn chairs. The speech concluded with a fireworks display at the Washington Monument that put the capital city’s annual Fourth of July display to shame — including stars and flashes that spelled out “Trump” and “2020”...
    WASHINGTON -- Facing a national moment fraught with racial turmoil and a deadly pandemic, President Donald Trump accepted his party's renomination on a massive White House South Lawn stage Thursday night, boasting of helping African Americans and defying his own administration's pandemic guidelines to address a tightly packed, largely maskless crowd.As troubles churned outside the gates, Trump painted an optimistic vision of America's future, including an eventual triumph over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 175,000 people, left millions unemployed and rewritten the rules of society. But that brighter horizon can only be secured, Trump asserted, if he defeats Democrat Joe Biden.Trailing Biden in opinion polls, he blistered the former vice president's record and even questioned his love of America."We have spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years," Trump said.Presenting himself as the last barrier protecting an American way...
    With a confluence of crisis looming beyond the White House gates, President Donald Trump stood on the South Lawn Thursday night to accept his party's nomination for president, presenting himself as the last barrier protecting an American way of life under siege from radical forces.Facing a fraught national moment, Trump was to paint an optimistic vision of America's future, including an eventual triumph over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 175,000 people, left millions unemployed and rewritten the rules of society. But that brighter horizon could only be secured, Trump was to assert, if he defeated Joe Biden, against whom he was set to unleash blistering attacks meant to erase the Democrat's stubborn lead in the polls.The overall theme of the convention, "Honoring the Great American Story," highlighted "the promise and greatness of America" and Trump's "leadership and what he has planned for the future."Each night will also...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Trump uses convention to target key states Conway hails Trump as 'champion' of women Former 'Celebrity Apprentice' star Trace Adkins sings at GOP convention MORE attacked Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Trump uses convention to target key states Pence condemns Kenosha violence, backs police in convention speech Biden praises Milwaukee Bucks response to Jacob Blake shooting MORE as a purveyor of a liberal agenda that would lead America to ruin in his address accepting the 2020 Republican presidential nomination from the White House on Thursday, seeking to present a contrast with the Democratic nominee as he trails him in the polls.  Trump leaned into themes that his campaign has already sought to hammer home, casting Biden as a vessel for socialist policies and issuing a bleak projection about a decline of public safety under a would-be Biden administration.  The president’s 70-minute speech was stocked with blistering...
    Arguing "no one will be safe in Biden’s America," President Trump took aim at rival Joe Biden and painted a clear contrast between himself and the Democratic presidential nominee as he gave arguably the most important speech of his 2020 reelection campaign. Delivering his GOP renomination acceptance speech live from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night as he closed out this week’s Republican National Convention, the president emphasized that “Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul – he is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of American greatness.” IVANKA TRUMP PRAISES HER FATHER AS THE 'PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT' And making the case for another four years steering the nation, Trump vowed that “in a new term as president, we will again build the greatest economy in history – quickly returning to full employment, soaring incomes and record prosperity.” President Donald...
    Remarks are as prepared for deliveryFriends, delegates, and distinguished guests: I stand before you tonight honored by your support; proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four years; and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the NEXT four years! As we begin this evening, our thoughts are with the wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura. We are working closely with state and local officials in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives. While the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall in 150 years, the casualties and damage were far less than thought possible only 24 hours ago. This is due to the great work of FEMA, law enforcement, and the individual states. I will be going this weekend. We are one national family, and...
    President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term and denounced his opponent of Joe Biden as a man who would ‘demolish’ the nation. ‘Despite all of our greatness as a nation, everything we have achieved is now endangered,’ the president warned in his acceptance speech, given on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday night. ‘This is the most important election in the history of our country. At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas.’ ‘This election will decide whether we save the American Dream, or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny,’ he said. President Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for a second term President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump emerge from the White House for his speech The first couple walk...
    Thursday’s fourth and final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention is underway, building to a climactic address in which President Trump will formally accept the GOP nomination for reelection. Though all eyes are on the south lawn of the White House, from which Trump will deliver his remarks before a live crowd of about 1,500, the undercard is hardly devoid of bold-face names. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — now Trump’s personal lawyer — are all on tap to speak. Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, is also on the slate, following older brother Don Jr., who spoke Monday, as well as younger brother Eric and half-sister Tiffany, who both delivered remarks Tuesday. In a late addition to Thursday’s docket, Pat Lynch, president of the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Thursday is the last and final day of the Republican National Convention. President Trump will accept his party’s nomination from the White House before a live audience on the grounds. Make no mistake; local delegates in both parties wish they could have been at their conventions in person. “It’s the Super Bowl of politics, right, and everybody likes to get out there with their hats, listen to the speeches,” says former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, a Republican delegate. Rothfus thinks the GOP has done the best it could under the COVID circumstances. “The way they have taped this convention versus what we saw with the Democrats last week – there’s more that feel, like the rhythm of a convention, speakers coming up to the podium, rather than having this narration that we saw last week with the Democratic convention,” Rothfus told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. Unlike...
    Kevin Dietsch/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.As President Donald Trump prepares to formally accept the Republican Party’s nomination for his reelection contest with a speech at tonight’s convention, the last-ditch dismantling of the US Postal Service before the 2020 election lays bare his latest campaign strategy: cheating. Behind in the polls for months, a popular vote win for the president in November looks impossible. A narrow Electoral College victory, like the one that saw Trump win the White House in 2016, appears feasible, but polls show Trump behind in critical swing states. As Trump rages that Democrats are trying to steal the election with mail-in ballots, it’s now clear that disenfranchising those voters is a key part of his panicked attempt to hold onto power.  When turning to racist scare tactics didn’t improve Trump’s numbers, disenfranchising voters was an...
    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged voters to reelect President Trump, hailing him as someone who “believes in America” at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore to cries of “four more years!” from a large crowd, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. “The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation,” Pence said on the third night of the convention, themed “Land of Heroes.” “Yet they were hardly ever mentioned during last week’s...
    On a rare evening when he took top billing over his boss, Vice President Pence spotlighted President Trump’s accomplishments over the past four years and made the case for another term in the White House as he delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. But the vice president also painted a dark picture Wednesday of what the nation would look like if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins November’s general election, warning that “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” CRENSHAW HAILS COPS, NURSES, AS AMERICAN 'HEROES' VideoThe Trump re-election campaign previewed that the vice president would deliver an address with an "optimistic tone,” but Pence spent parts of his speech taking aim at the Democratic challenger and his party. Hammering home a theme the Trump campaign’s been voicing all summer, the vice president charged that “Joe Biden would be nothing more than a trojan horse...
    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged voters to reelect President Trump, hailing him as someone who “believes in America” at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. “The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation,” Pence said on the third night of the convention, themed “Land of Heroes.” “Yet they were hardly ever mentioned during last week’s Democratic Convention,” he continued. Instead, Democrats spent four days attacking America. Joe Biden said we were living through ‘a season of American darkness,’ but as President Trump said, ‘Where Joe Biden sees American darkness, we see American greatness.'” At the battlefield of the War of...
    President Trump accused Democrats of “using COVID to steal our election” after securing the Republican nomination for president on the first day of the 2020 Republican National Convention. The president, after an in-person roll call vote where Republicans officially renominated him to represent the party on the ballot in the Nov. 3 presidential election--and locking in the GOP ticket for the battle against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris--took the stage and warned that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election. “What they’re doing is using COVID to steal our election,” Trump said Monday from Charlotte, N.C., warning also against potential widespread fraud with regard to mail-in ballots for the election. The Biden campaign, in a statement to Fox News during the president’s remarks, slammed his claim, and said he has no “coherent strategy” for handling the coronavirus pandemic. REPUBLICANS OFFICIALLY RE-NOMINATE TRUMP AT...
    With the Democrats' convention wrapped up, it's the Republicans' turn this week to present the American public with four days of digital pageantry in support of President Trump at the Republican National Convention (RNC). Monday will see action both in Charlotte, N.C., the official site of the convention where delegates taking care of party business will make their 2020 ticket official, and in the Washington, D.C.-centered hub for nightly convention speeches. Here's what to watch for on the first night of the RNC. VideoTHE 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION: WHAT TO KNOW Trump's warriors The Trump campaign released a long list of convention speakers over the weekend, and two that Trump had confirmed in early August would be in the lineup are set to make appearances Monday night -- Reps. Matt Gaetz, of Florida, and Jim Jordan, of Ohio. "We have a brilliant, terrific speakers list," Trump said. "Some of the warrior congressmen that you've watched. Jim Jordan...
    The Democratic National Convention was supposed to showcase the Democrats’ unity heading into the November election. The plain truth, however, is that the Democratic Party remains seriously divided — and divided political parties generally don’t win national elections. There was a time when the party national conventions were filled with intrigue, smoke-filled backrooms and surprising results. Unity was often elusive in our political past. Disunity often spilled out into the media and displayed itself for all to see. Consider the 1980 Democratic nomination battle between President Jimmy Carter and Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. Carter was the perceived moderate in that race and Kennedy wanted to pull his party farther to the left. NEWT GINGRICH: WHY BIDEN'S BOFFO CONVENTION SPEECH COULD HOBBLE THE REST OF HIS CAMPAIGN For months Carter and Kennedy battled. Kennedy gave a defiant speech at the convention, giving only qualified support to Carter. Looking back, Yahoo...
    The 2020 Democratic National Convention was very light on policy details in all areas, but especially in the realm of foreign policy. Granted, Americans are understandably focused on domestic affairs after the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, but the absence of foreign affairs was interesting because President Donald Trump devoted so much of his first term to unraveling his predecessor Barack Obama’s policies, most famously including the Iran nuclear deal. Foreign policy is also supposed to be the big deal-breaker between President Trump and some establishment Republicans. Before it fizzled out, the most exciting event in the anti-Trump world was the publication of former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s sternly critical book. And yet, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris had little to say on the subject. Neither of them mentioned the Iran nuclear deal at all, even though President Trump went to the...
    Tucker Carlson opened Friday night's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by reacting to the moment Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination at the party's virtual convention. "A year ago, virtually no one would've predicted this moment," the host said. "For most of the long primary season, he floundered near the bottom of a crowded field. He got so few votes in New Hampshire, he didn't bother with the concession speech. He tried to pretend it never happened. "In the end, he won anyway: the last kid picked for kickball wound up captain of the team. Whatever you think of him, that's an undeniable achievement." Part of Biden's appeal, Carlson posited, is as a comforting persona who can attract voters, even if the rest of the party has left him behind. DEMOCRATS ADOPT PARTY PLATFORM AT DNC AMID SOME PROGRESSIVE DISCONTENT "'In a time of chaos and shouting, it might be comforting to be led by a man who talks about record players and wears slippers...
    Joe Biden’s formal acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination for president of the U.S. drew 21.8 million TV viewers Thursday night, a high for the four-night confab this year. The audience, across six broadcast and cable news channels, rose slightly from Wednesday’s tally, according to preliminary Nielsen data provided by Fox Corp. Comcast’s Corp.’s MSNBC once again led, with 6.15 million total viewers. AT&T Inc.’s CNN came in second with 5.57 million. The broadcast began at 10 p.m. New York time. Nielsen will announce an updated total including more networks later Friday. Biden accepted the nomination in a speech that focused on uniting a country wrestling with issues such as the coronavirus and systemic racism. Much of the program focused on the candidate’s life, including the death of his first wife and daughter in a car accident, and the loss of his son Beau to cancer. “I found the best...
    Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House. “United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden declared as the United States faces the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and millions of workers have lost their jobs. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege." In a nearly half-hour speech, Biden contended that Trump “takes no responsibility” for the spread of the infectious disease and “refuses to lead.” “After all this time,” Biden said, “this president still doesn’t have a plan” to fight the pandemic. “He failed to protect America. And, my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable.” Political conventions Biden’s speech, from an event center in his...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY TREVOR HUNNICUTT AND JOSEPH AX Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party nomination for the White House on Thursday, vowing to heal a United States battered by a deadly pandemic and divided by four years of Donald Trump’s presidency. “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division,” Biden said. “Here and now, I give you my word: if you entrust me with the presidency, I’ll draw on the best of us, not the worst.” Biden’s speech – the capstone of nearly five decades in politics – was delivered inside a largely empty arena in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of a Democratic convention held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than...
    On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden formally accepted his party’s nomination for President. At the beginning of the night, speakers, including Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, doubled down on President Trump’s failures and condemned his attempts to limit voting in November. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, brought visibility to the indigenous community during the convention, stressing the importance of mobilizing voters. “I’m a symbol of our resilience,” said Rep. Haaland whose family has been in New Mexico for 35 generations. “As the embodiment of America’s progress as a nation, I know we can’t take our democracy for granted, especially now as people are dying, as our land is abused, as our Constitution is under attack.” Several of Biden’s Democratic primary challengers also spoke in a video conference moderated...
    Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House. “United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden declared as the United States faces the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and millions of workers have lost their jobs. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege." In a nearly half-hour speech, Biden contended that Trump “takes no responsibility” for the spread of the infectious disease and “refuses to lead.” “After all this time,” Biden said, “this president still doesn’t have a plan” to fight the pandemic. “He failed to protect America. And, my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable.” Political conventions Biden’s speech, from an event center in his...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president on Thursday night, rising above a crowded field of candidates and defying the odds after pundits wrote-off his White House bid. Delivering the biggest speech of his political career on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden, 77, promised to develop a more inclusive America and said the country had to choose what kind of nation it wanted to be. “If you trust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I’ll be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It’s time for us, for we the people, to come together,” he began, speaking from the convention center in Wilmington, Del. “Make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness...
    Joe Biden said Donald Trump had “cloaked America in darkness for much too long,” and blasted the president for causing “anger”, “fear”, and “division”, as he accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night, The Daily Mail reported. Biden ripped into Trump from his home state of Delaware on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). During his dramatic speech, which was themed around a battle between light and dark, he outlined his upbeat vision for the U.S. as he promised to overcome what he described as “this season of darkness in America,” the publication noted. “Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness,” Biden told those viewing the virtual convention. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction,...
    Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House. “United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden declared as the United States faces the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and millions of workers have lost their jobs. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege." In a nearly half-hour speech, Biden contended that Trump “takes no responsibility” for the spread of the infectious disease and “refuses to lead.” “After all this time,” Biden said, “this president still doesn’t have a plan” to fight the pandemic. “He failed to protect America. And, my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable.” Political conventions Biden’s speech, from an event center in his...
    DONALD Trump accused Biden of spouting empty words as Joe ripped him as a "divisive" president in his Democratic nomination acceptance speech. Biden accepted the blue party's nomination for president on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. 10Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday 10Trump slammed Biden as the Democrat gave his acceptance speech on ThursdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10Credit: Twitter/Donald Trump As Biden slammed Trump as being "divisive" in his acceptance speech, the president hit at the former Vice President on Twitter. "In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks," Trump tweeted. "He will never change, just words!" In his acceptance speech from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden quoted civil rights activist Ella Baker, saying: "Five people light and they will find a way." "Give people light. Those are words for our time," Biden said. "The current president has cloaked America in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted his party's nomination for president Thursday night.Fireworks marked the finale to a virtual four-day Democratic National Convention like we've never seen before. Biden was front and center with a speech he has been waiting his entire political career to make."Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden said. "I'll be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It's time for us, for we the people, to come together."Biden called for unity and promising to build America back better if he is elected president. He said this campaign is about winning for the heart and soul of America, promising not to be a Democratic president, but an American president.Seven former presidential rivals joined together to share stories about Biden and pay...
    VIDEO24:3024:30Joe Biden: We will overcome this season of darkness in AmericaElections WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accepted his party's nomination Thursday with a pledge to serve "all Americans" as a uniter and a healer.  "I'll be a Democratic candidate," said Biden, but "I will be an American president. I'll work hard for those who didn't support me, as hard for them as I did for those who didn't vote for me. That's the job of a president, to represent all of us, not just our base or our party. This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment."  Biden's speech projected stability, humanity and trustworthiness, qualities that he portrayed as the antidote to four years of President Donald Trump. Yet he never once mentioned Trump by name, surprising some viewers who expected Biden's speech to echo searing critiques of Trump delivered earlier this week by...
    RANKIN, Pa. (KDKA) — Joe Biden was on the big screen on Thursday night in Rankin. On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden accepted the party’s presidential nomination. Dozens cheered and honked their car horns at a DNC drive-in watch party from the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin. Arranged by Biden For President, the watch party looked like a drive-in movie, including a large projector screen on the side of the furnaces and the ability to listen from car radios. It was one of many similar events across the country. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald attended and addressed the group early in the evening. Sean Meloy from Hampton had planned to go to the DNC in Milwaukee before the coronavirus pandemic only allowed essential personnel on-site. He says he was happy to still have a place to show support. “I was really...
    As Joe Biden claimed the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night and spoke of the power of love and hope, more than a half-dozen people gathered in a Long Beach backyard cheered and applauded. “I haven’t felt that way for so long,” said Sabrina Sanders, the host of the socially distanced Democratic National Convention viewing party behind her craftsman bungalow in Long Beach. “It’s inspirational, and being able to share in that moment as a community, as a group, it’s that much more powerful. And it’s where we’re going to be as a country starting Jan. 20.” The quiet celebration, taking place under a canopy as the sun set and an ocean breeze pierced the sweltering heat, is a far cry from the festivities Sanders experienced when she traveled to the DNC in 2012 in Charlotte, N.C., and was in the arena as President Obama accepted his reelection nomination. But...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president Thursday night during the party's national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What did he say?In his acceptance speech, telecast from Delaware, Biden spoke often about "reclaiming the soul of America" — his campaign slogan — and appealed to Americans about the differences between he and President Donald Trump. The 77-year-old nominee painted a picture of two very different Americas on the ballot this fall, contrasting his candidacy of "light" and "love" with President Trump's candidacy of "darkness" and "hate." "I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an all of the light, not the darkness," he said. "This is not a partisan moment, this must be an American moment." "Love is more powerful than hate, hope is more powerful than fear, and light is more powerful than darkness," he added in...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden vowed to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals.The past hurdles fell away as Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Donald Trump - though his triumphant moment was drained of immediate drama by the coronavirus pandemic, which left him speaking to a nearly empty arena rather than a to a joyously cheering crowd."Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden declared. "I'll be an ally of the light, not our darkness.""And make no mistake, united we...
    Joe Biden promised to restore the "soul of America" and deliver the nation from "darkness" as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, a crowning achievement in Biden's five decades in politics where he was counted out more than once. Speaking from Wilmington, Del., Biden said President Trump has failed in his basic duties to protect Americans as he pledged to get a handle on the coronavirus that has killed more than 170,000 Americans and put the country on an economic downward spiral. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) "Our current president is failed in his most basic duty to the nation. He's failed to protect us. He's failed to protect America, and my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable," Biden said. "As president, I'll make you...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Thursday was the big night for Joe Biden. He formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the Chase Center in Wilmington, which has become the de facto headquarters of the DNC since its all been virtual. It’s the grand finale of a convention that was forced to adapt. Regardless of format, the result was four years in the making for the Democratic Party, and a lifetime in the works for the former vice president. “This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is gonna look like for a long, long time. Character is on the ballot, compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy — they’re all on the ballot,” Biden said. “Who we are as a nation, what we stand for and most importantly, who we want to be, that’s all on the ballot, and the choice could not be more clear.”...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS News) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States on Thursday, assuming the mantle of party standard-bearer more than 30 years after his first presidential run and vowing to deny President Trump a second term while uniting the country. “Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst,” said Biden, who first ran for president in 1988. “While I will be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president.” Biden, who was introduced by his two surviving children and a recording of his late son Beau, said November’s election will “determine what America is going to look like for a long, long time.” “Character is on the ballot. Compassion is on the ballot,” he said. CONTINUE AT CBS NEWS: Biden...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden vowed to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals.The past hurdles fell away as Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Donald Trump - though his triumphant moment was drained of immediate drama by the coronavirus pandemic, which left him speaking to a nearly empty arena rather than a to a joyously cheering crowd."Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden declared. "I'll be an ally of the light, not our darkness.""And make no mistake, united we...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden vowed to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals.The past hurdles fell away as Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Donald Trump - though his triumphant moment was drained of immediate drama by the coronavirus pandemic, which left him speaking to a nearly empty arena rather than a to a joyously cheering crowd."Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden declared. "I'll be an ally of the light, not our darkness.""And make no mistake, united we...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president -- 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday was the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESBiden vows to unite an...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called out anger and division in the country as he accepted his party's nomination Thursday – vowing to unite the country and represent even those who do not support him – not just his political 'base.' 'Too much anger, too much fear, too much division,' Biden said, early in his remarks. He said President Trump had 'cloaked America in darkness,' and blasted Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus. Speaking in the Chase Center in Wilmington a night after running mate Sen. Kamala Harris spoke, Biden intoned: 'I give you my word. If you entrust me with the presidency, I’ll draw on the best of us not the worst,' he said, in a speech laden with references to President Donald Trump and a harsh critique of his governing style.    'It’s time for us for we the people to come together,' said Biden, calling it a 'life-changing...
    By The Associated Press The Democratic Party officially has its presidential nominee. Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, a position he has sought for more than 30 years and through three White House bids. His running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. Biden served three decades as a senator from Delaware before being tapped as President Barack Obama’s vice president. He first ran for president in 1988 and tried again in 2008 before launching his 2020 campaign last year. President Donald Trump will formally be renominated as his party’s candidate during the virtual Republican National Convention next week. The general election is 75 days away. Trump has been struggling in the polls amid a confluence of health, economic and racial crises. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THURSDAY’S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: — What to watch: Joe Biden’s big...
    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress Democratic stars unleash fury of assaults on Trump MORE said he’d lead the country out of what he called a “season of darkness” and vowed to “draw on the best” of what America has to offer as he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night, setting up a general election battle with President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Obama enters battle, enraging Trump Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress MORE in November. In his speech, Biden sought to cast himself as a leader who would unite the country. “The current president has cloaked American anger for far too long. Too much anger, too much division. Here and now I...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president -- 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday was the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESButtigieg speaks on experience of...
    Former vice president Joe Biden headlined the fourth and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday after accepting his party’s nomination for president earlier this week. Biden’s speech serves as the capstone to this year’s Democratic National Convention. The virtual convention featured impassioned speeches from party powerhouses like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, headlined Wednesday evening’s segment of the convention as she made history by accepting the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming the first Black woman and first woman of Indian descent to appear on a major party ticket. “We’re at an inflection point,” she said. “The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid…We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. We must elect Joe Biden.” Biden’s nomination...
    Joe Biden is poised to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. presidency Thursday night and plans to tell American voters why after nearly a half-century on the country’s political scene he should be chosen to lead the effort to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House.  Biden’s speech, from an event center in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, is coming on the fourth and final night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, a collection of taped and live presentations extolling Biden and assailing Trump’s 3½-year presidency.  Watch Live: The Democratic National Convention Trump and Republicans will have a rejoinder at their virtual four-day national convention starting Monday. But Trump, in a visit Thursday to Old Forge, Pennsylvania, near Biden’s boyhood home of Scranton, forecast the coming Republican attacks.  “If you want a vision of your life under [a] Biden presidency, think of...
    The final night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off Thursday night with a positive message about 'this time next year' as The Chicks performed the National Anthem.  The star-studded line up will all lead up to Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November as his remarks will close out the evening. Outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, 100 cars of Biden supporters were parked ready to take in the final night of the convention drive-in movie style. Oldies music blasted and people had signs and American flags. A stage was set up for Biden, and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, to greet the crowd after he concluded his acceptance speech. Meanwhile in downtown Wilmington, trucks were driving around in protest with signs and banners reading, 'I'm Joe Biden and I forget this message,' and 'If you can't complete a...
    Well, folks, this is it. The last night of a 2020 political convention not dedicated to hate and divisiveness, and the moment former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president.  The main hour of programming begins at 10 PM ET. You can watch the DNC online here.
    U.S. President Donald Trump took his reelection campaign Thursday to Old Forge, Pennsylvania, a town less than 9 kilometers from Joe Biden’s birthplace, hours before Biden was to formally accept the Democratic nomination for president. Trump's speech highlighted what he said was a "half-century of Joe Biden failing America" but was also aimed at shoring up his support in the state, which could be key to his reelection in November. "He abandoned Pennsylvania. He abandoned Scranton," Trump told hundreds of supporters in Old Forge, which is just outside of Scranton, where Biden was born. "But he spent the last half-century in Washington, selling out our country and ripping off our jobs and letting other countries steal our jobs. Mexico, China, all of them." In 2016, Trump won Pennsylvania by 45,000 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has since clashed with Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor over efforts to reopen its economy during the...
    Kamala Harris, in her Democratic National Convention speech accepting the party's nomination for vice president in 2020, gave a shout out to her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, the oldest Black sorority in the country, and to her “brothers and sisters” of historically Black colleges and universities. There's likely a reason she did this: there are more than 100 historically Black colleges in the U.S., giving the Biden-Harris ticket a big advantage if they can energize these young voters. Harris graduated from Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington. Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, already launched a historically Black college initiative at the start of 2020, which includes $70 billion in additional funding to historically black universities and free tuition for historically Black colleges with four-year degrees as part of his “Build Back Better” plan. DOZENS OF FORMER GOP NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS TO BACK BIDEN, CALL TRUMP ‘DANGEROUSLY UNFIT’ Biden’s decision to add a...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is attempting to drive home the message that he is a "good man" at this week's Democratic National Convention, the party's 2000 vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday. Responding to the host's assertion that much of the convention had presented a "grim" picture of America under President Trump, Lieberman acknowledged that "grim doesn't win." "The other vision for the last few nights ... is Joe Biden is a good man," Lieberman added. "He is a normal guy, he's a family guy, and that he’s got a big tent he has put up which embraces a lot of Democrats and also Republicans." VideoAs proof, the former senator from Connecticut pointed to several former Republican officeholders who have eschewed Trump to endorse Biden, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former House Ethics Committee Chairman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania. When Biden formally accepts his party's nomination later Thursday, Lieberman said, he needs to build on those...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- When Joe Biden steps to the podium Thursday night as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, he will offer himself to a wounded, meandering nation as balm - and as a bridge.A 77-year-old steeped in the American political establishment for a half-century, Biden cannot himself embody the kind of generational change that Presidents John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton represented. Even with wide-ranging proposals for government action on health care, taxation and the climate crisis, he will never be the face of a burgeoning progressive movement. As a white man, Biden cannot know personally the systemic racism now at the forefront of a national reckoning over centuries-old social and economic inequities.But the former vice president, six-term senator and twice failed presidential candidate draws plenty on lived experience - two generations spent on each end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a record that mixes partisan street-fighting with bipartisan deal-making and bonhomie,...
    Kamala Harris declared halfway through her historic vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech on Wednesday night that, "there is no vaccine for racism." The bad news is she’s correct. The good news is her nomination is proof our country may need one. When Senator Harris was announced as Joe Biden’s running mate it came as a surprise to absolutely no one, except maybe Joe. C’mon man. It’s a joke. But I digress. VideoIn the days leading up to her selection, Harris was described by just about every TV pundit as “the safe choice” and the candidate who would “do no harm” to Biden’s lead in the polls. The print media agreed, with the New York Times calling her selection “safe and energizing” and the Boston Globe declaring it “safe, smart, and historic.” DONNA BRAZILE: KAMALA HARRIS SPOKE TO 'THE WOMEN WHO BROKE THEIR BACKS JUST TRYING TO GET AHEAD' Which begs the question, how,...
    Hunter Biden is set to speak at the Democratic National Convention Thursday before his father, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress Democratic stars unleash fury of assaults on Trump MORE, formally accepts the party’s White House nomination. In a list of speakers for the convention's final day, Hunter Biden is scheduled to speak with his half-sister Ashley Biden before their father takes the stage.  Hunter Biden has emerged as a top boogeyman for the GOP during the 2020 campaign over his business arrangements in China and Ukraine, with Republicans claiming that he profited off of his father’s perch as vice president. Both Bidens have denied they ever discussed the dealings while Joe Biden was in office. President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Obama enters battle, enraging Trump Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in...
    After a half-century in elective politics and three presidential runs, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night will deliver the most important address of his career. Biden will formally accept his party’s presidential nomination, spell out his “positive vision for the country” and make the case to fire President Trump, as he gives a speech that will serve as the crowning and conclusive moment of the four-day Democratic National Convention. A VIEWERS GUIDE TO THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION In an intriguing dynamic, hours before Biden goes under the glare of the prime-time spotlight, the president attempted to eviscerate his Democratic challenger during a campaign stop just outside of Scranton, Pa., where the former vice president was born and spent his early childhood years. Also speaking on the closing night of the convention are some of the female politicians who were in contention to be Biden’s running mate,...
    Joe Biden formally accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. presidency Thursday evening in a speech that is expected to lay out his vision for the country as he seeks to defeat President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.     Biden’s speech on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention comes after nearly 50 years in public office and two failed attempts for the White House in 1988 and 2008.   The speech will be the culmination of a nominating convention that was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. The convention has featured some of the party’s highest-profile figures and even prominent Republicans who praised Biden in video speeches and issued urgent appeals to voters to end what they called Trump’s chaotic presidency.   The 77-year-old former senator and vice president during the Obama administration will deliver the speech in an event center...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president in a speech Thursday, 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday is the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESNew York...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Democratic National Convention wraps up Thursday with presidential candidate Joe Biden accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. Thursday night, Sen. Kamala Harris made history accepting the vice-presidential nomination. Sen. Kamala Harris became the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket. “I accept your nomination for Vice President of the United States of America,” Harris said. The California senator delivered her speech remotely, from a stage near running mate Joe Biden’s Delaware home. “Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons,” Harris said. “Joe will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose.” The third night of the virtual convention featured many of the party’s female leaders. “Joe and Kamala can win by three million more votes and still lose, take it from me,” Hillary Clinton said. The Democrats’ biggest star, former President Barack Obama also spoke. “Donald Trump...
    Mixing a former prosecutor's polish with the deeply personal, Harris also spoke of her Jamaican father and getting a "stroller's eye view" of the civil rights movement as her parents protested in the streets in the 1960s. "There is no vaccine for racism," Harris said. "We have got to do the work." Harris addressed a party that has staked its future on bringing together a racially diverse coalition of voters. She was preceded in the convention program by Barack Obama, meaning the nation's first Black president introduced the woman trying to be the first Black person to hold the vice presidency. Obama said Harris was an "ideal partner" for Biden and was "more than prepared for the job." Harris is a former district attorney and California state attorney general. She promised to speak "truths" to the American public. She said she and Biden, who tapped her as his running mate...
    Joe Biden will formally accept the nomination Thursday night to be the Democratic candidate who will take on Donald Trump in November – but he will mostly steer clear of criticizing the president and instead offer a message of hope. The fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention will close out with a speech from the nominee that CNN reports will be a change of tone from other headliner remarks in the three nights prior where speakers excoriated Trump. Former President Barack Obama took several hits at his successor in his nearly 20-minute speech on Wednesday, a rare harsh condemnation without historical precedent. 'This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that's what it takes to win,' Obama said from his speech location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his harshest indictment yet of the man who succeeded him in the Oval Office, Obama called Trump lazy,...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump accused Kamala Harris of calling Joe Biden "racist" and "incompetent" Wednesday as she accepted the nomination for vice president at the Democratic National Convention. As Sen Harris made history as the first black woman on a major party ticket, Trump took to Twitter to slam her relationship with Biden. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7Harris made history Wednesday as the first black woman on a major party ticketCredit: Alamy Live News 7Trump took to Twitter to slam Harris' relationship with BidenCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7The president unleashed a series of tweets criticizing top DemsCredit: Twitter "BUT DIDN’T SHE CALL HIM A RACIST??? DIDN’T SHE SAY HE WAS INCOMPETENT???" Trump tweeted late Wednesday night. Trump's camp has been peddling the claim that Harris called Biden a racist since he announced she would be his running mate last...
    More incredible speakers delivered powerful remarks on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, with many calling attention to the two deadly crises that have plagued the country even before the COVID-19 pandemic: gun violence and climate change. Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in 2011, shared her story as one of the many Americans affected by gun violence which kills an average of 100 per day. “Words once came easily, but today I struggle to speak. But I have not lost my voice,” she said. “America needs all of us to speak out, even when you have to fight to find the words. We are at a crossroads. We can let the shooting continue, or we can act. We can protect our families, our future. We can vote.” The climate crisis also took center stage. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California urged people to fight for “the America we know is possible,” as she made history in accepting her party’s nomination to appear alongside presidential candidate Joe Biden on the ballot in November. Harris, 55, a former prosecutor, is the fourth woman to be on a major U.S. party’s national ticket, but the first Black woman and first South Asian American. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist who emigrated from India. She died in 2009. Harris’ father, an economist, came to the U.S. from Jamaica. Addressing the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Harris sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Download...
    Reuters August 20, 2020 0 Comments In the biggest speech of his nearly 50 years in public life, Joe Biden will spell out his vision for the presidency on Thursday when he accepts the Democratic nomination to challenge Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Biden’s speech on the fourth and last night of the Democratic National Convention will be a crowning moment in a long political career for the former U.S. senator and vice president, who fared poorly in two previous runs for the White House in 1988 and 2008. It will conclude a nominating convention that was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the party’s biggest names, rising stars and even prominent Republicans lining up via video to support Biden and attest to the urgency of ending what they called Trump’s chaotic presidency. Biden’s vice presidential choice, Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and Asian...
    Reuters August 20, 2020 0 Comments  U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday will travel to the area in the swing state of Pennsylvania where Democratic rival Joe Biden was born to slam his decades of government service, hours before the former vice president accepts his party’s nomination. The speech, which the campaign has said will highlight a “half century of Joe Biden failing America”, will seek to shore up the Republican’s support in the state, which may prove key to winning re-election in November. Trump won the rust belt state of Pennsylvania by just 45,000 votes in 2016, and is trailing Biden in recent polls there by about six percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. But the speech in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Biden’s birthplace of Scranton, could also backfire, according to Politics Professor Terry Madonna at Franklin and Marshall college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “He...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, cementing her place in history as the first Black woman on a major party ticket and promising she and Joe Biden will rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and riven by racial and partisan divides. In an address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, the California senator evoked the lessons of her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist and Indian immigrant, saying she instilled in her a vision of “our nation as a beloved community — where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.” “In this election, we have a chance to change the course of history,” Harris said. “We’re all in this fight.” Mixing a former prosecutor’s polish with the deeply personal, Harris also spoke of her Jamaican father...
    By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the biggest speech of his nearly 50 years in public life, Joe Biden will spell out his vision for the presidency on Thursday when he accepts the Democratic nomination to challenge Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Biden's speech on the fourth and last night of the Democratic National Convention will be a crowning moment in a long political career for the former U.S. senator and vice president, who fared poorly in two previous runs for the White House in 1988 and 2008. It will conclude a nominating convention that was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the party's biggest names, rising stars and even prominent Republicans lining up via video to support Biden and attest to the urgency of ending what they called Trump's chaotic presidency. Biden's vice presidential choice, Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and Asian American...
    The Trump campaign reportedly plans to release a new digital ad targeting Hunter Biden Thursday, the same day his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. The campaign ad, part of a seven-figure buy, will focus on Hunter Biden’s dealings with China while his father was vice president, suggesting he used his father's position for personal profit, according to Politico. The ad shows a reporter asking Hunter Biden if negotiations for a joint investment fund with a Chinese bank took place during a 2013 flight with the vice president for a Bejing trip they took together. The ad will run on YouTube. In July 2019, the president asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a private phone call to investigate Hunter Biden’s involvement with Ukrainian oil company Burisma and in the fall he told reporters he thought China should also investigate the Bidens, “cause what happened...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California urged people to fight for “the America we know is possible,” as she made history in accepting her party’s nomination to appear alongside presidential candidate Joe Biden on the ballot in November. Harris, 55, a former prosecutor, is the fourth woman to be on a major U.S. party’s national ticket, but the first Black woman and first South Asian American. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist who emigrated from India. She died in 2009. Harris’ father, an economist, came to the U.S. from Jamaica. Addressing the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Harris sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” Earlier in the evening, former President Barack Obama delivered a blistering attack on Trump, his successor, saying Trump was treating the...
    “I accept your nomination as Vice President of the United States of America,” said the Senator from California. “My mother taught me that helping others gives life meaning,” she continued, adding that her mother, of Indian descent, “probably never imagined that I would stand here in front. you”. “We deserve much better!”, Launched again, determined, the one who could write a new chapter in American history on November 3 by becoming the first woman to become vice-president. Denouncing “permanent chaos”, “incompetence” and “cruelty”, this former attorney general called for mobilization to avoid a new setback, after that – unexpected – of Hillary Clinton in 2016. “Donald Trump’s lack of leadership has cost the country lives”, she said, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic which has left more than 170,000 dead in the United States. “There is no vaccine for racism, we have to do the job,” she added in a...
    By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday will travel to the area in the swing state of Pennsylvania where Democratic rival Joe Biden was born to slam his decades of government service, hours before the former vice president accepts his party's nomination. The speech, which the campaign has said will highlight a "half century of Joe Biden failing America", will seek to shore up the Republican's support in the state, which may prove key to winning re-election in November. Trump won the rust belt state of Pennsylvania by just 45,000 votes in 2016, and is trailing Biden in recent polls there by about six percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. But the speech in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Biden's birthplace of Scranton, could also backfire, according to Politics Professor Terry Madonna at Franklin and Marshall college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “He is...
    Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSusan Rice: Trump 'is a liar and the whole world knows it' Biden compares relationship with Harris to one with Obama: We trust each other Five takeaways from final Senate Intel Russia report MORE (D-Calif.) vowed on Wednesday to “realize the ideals” of the United States in a speech that alternative between biting attacks on President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Democrats pitch Biden as the back-to-normal candidate Obama congratulates Biden on formal nomination Jill Biden gives personal portrait of husband Joe MORE and biographical sketch of her own background as a historic vice presidential pick. “Joe and I believe that we can build that beloved community. One that is strong and decent, just and kind. One in which we can all see ourselves," said Harris, who formally accepted her party's vice presidential nomination.  “That’s the vision that our parents and grandparents fought for. The vision that made...
    California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) received the vice presidential nomination to the Democratic ticket during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. During her acceptance speech, she praised Joe Biden while jabbing at President Donald Trump. Harris became the first woman of color to receive the vice presidential nomination from a major political party in the United States. "I accept your nomination for the vice president of the United States of America," said Harris. I am honored to accept the nomination for Vice President of the United States. I do so, committed to the values m… https://t.co/zrVLZkBJMa — Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1597892381.0 Harris spoke to a mostly empty hall in Wilmington, Delaware. She began her speech by recounting the story of her mother who immigrated to the United States from India and met her economist father at a march for equality. ...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF/AP) – It was a historic moment for the Bay Area and all of America as California Senator Kamala Harris became the first Black woman to accept the Democratic vice-presidential nomination Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Capping her meteoric rise from lawyer, to District Attorney of California, to Senator, Harris took the political baton from Former President Barack Obama, saying, “It is truly an honor, I am here tonight as a testament to generations before me.” In a voice sometimes strong, other times vulnerable, Sen. Harris talked about growing up in Oakland and Berkeley as the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrant parents. Her parents were activists and in her child’s eye she described the ‘good trouble’ she witnessed in the 60s, as they marched for change in the spirit of the late civil rights leader, John Lewis. After her parents’ divorce, Harris described...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has formally accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president. She addressed the Democratic National Convention’s third night after former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy itself was at risk if President Donald Trump wins reelection this fall. She is the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket. In a largely empty arena near Joe Biden’s Delaware home, Harris issued an urgent plea for voters of all colors to rally behind Joe Biden and find a way to vote despite concerns about the pandemic and postal slowdowns. She says, “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” She says she shares Biden’s vision of America, “where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love.” After the speech, Harris waved and clapped as she was applauded by a screen of viewers. A smiling...
    Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nomination in a deeply personal speech served not only to energize Democrats excited about a history-making woman on the ticket but to introduce herself to voters across the country who may not know much about her. The California senator and former state attorney general is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents. Harris embraced her heritage in a recognition of the historic nature of her inclusion on a major party ticket. Harris was born in Oakland, California, to Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist who studied breast cancer, and Donald Harris, professor emeritus of economics from Stanford University. After her parents divorced, she spent her teenage years living with her mother and sister in Canada before attending college at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C., and law school at the University of California, Hastings. The introduction of Harris to...
    Sen. Kamala Harris accepted her party’s nomination for vice president on Wednesday night, in a history-making address during the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In doing so, the 55-year-old Californian became the first Black woman, as well as the first woman of Indian descent, to appear on a major party ticket. “Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons,” Harris said, according to prepared excerpts, assailing the current occupant of the White House. “Joe [Biden] will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose.” Her nomination is just the latest in a number of “firsts” accumulated by the former prosecutor across her decades in public life, as she rose from San Francisco district attorney, to attorney general of California, and then to become the state’s junior senator. In Washington, she’s gained national attention for ruthless interrogations of Trump appointees, exchanges...