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    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden knows the challenges and the opportunities of the vice presidency better than any incoming president since George H.W. Bush. Biden has said that any power a vice president has is purely "reflective," meaning it is the president who decides how much influence his second-in-command wields. Now approaching his inauguration to the presidency, Biden seems to understand how critically important it is for him to share as much of his reflected light with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as possible. As our country faces a crippling pandemic, ongoing racial injustice and deep mistrust of government, we need all the light we can get.If anyone would be open to sharing power and influence, it would be Biden, who served for eight years as vice president to Barack Obama — a leader who recognized that there are real risks in ignoring or mistreating your vice president. JUST WATCHEDWatch the trailer:...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden says it is important that President Donald Trump attend his inauguration only in the sense that it would demonstrate the nation's commitment to a peaceful transfer of power between political rivals.Trump aides have expressed skepticism that the president would attend Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump has continued to falsely claim victory and spread baseless claims of fraud to try to explain away his loss.Speaking Thursday to CNN, Biden said, "It is totally his decision." He added, "It is of no personal consequence to me, but I think it is to the country."Biden lamented Trump's refusal to concede, saying, "These kinds of things happen in tin-horn dictatorships."He said he hoped Trump would attend the inauguration to set an example to other nations on the democratic process.SEE ALSO: Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearingEMBED More News Videos Joe Biden said Thursday that...
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris may have been fierce rivals in the Democratic primary but now, as they prepare to take control of the White House, they say they are full partners who agree on how to approach the country’s most pressing issues. “Look, there’s not a single decision I’ve made yet about personnel or about how to proceed that I haven’t discussed it with Kamala first,” Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. “That’s true,” Harris responded with a smile and nod in the duo’s first joint interview since being elected. Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris (left) and President-elect Joe Biden spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper. (CNN) Biden and Harris had a memorably tense exchange at a 2019 primary debate when she confronted him over his decades-old fight against busing to desegregate schools. She delivered a pointed attack that drew from her own experience with...
    President-elect Joe Biden said he hoped, for the sake of the nation, President Donald Trump would attend his inauguration, shake his hand, and let the country move on. He also clarified the role his family will play in his White House and said his son Hunter will not pursue any business opportunities that would be a conflict of interest while he is president. The president-elect sat down for his first joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and spent the hour conversation with CNN talking about the coronavirus pandemic, the role Harris will play in his administration and the current occupant of the White House. Biden said he hopes President Trump is standing on the inauguration platform on January 20th so they can demonstrate to the world a peaceful transfer of power.   ‘I think it would be important only in one sense - not in a personal sense important -...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has trashed President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy, but used the slogan in an interview published Wednesday in the New York Times. Biden spoke to columnist Thomas Friedman, whose article is titled “Biden: ‘We’re Going to Fight Like Hell by Investing in America First’.” He used the term in an economic sense — echoing President Trump, though claiming that Trump had not gone far enough in investing in American industry. Friedman wrote: When dealing with China, Biden concluded, it is all about “leverage,” and “in my view, we don’t have it yet.” Part of generating more leverage, though, is developing a bipartisan consensus at home for some good old American industrial policy — massive, government-led investments in American research and development, infrastructure and education to better compete with China — and not just complain about it. Both Democratic and Republican senators have draft bills calling...
    Washington (CNN)CNN's Jake Tapper will interview President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday in their first joint interview since winning the election, the network announced Tuesday. Part of the interview will air on CNN's "The Lead" in the 4 p.m. ET hour and "The Situation Room" in the 5 and 6 p.m. ET hour on Thursday, and the full interview will air later the same day during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET. It will be simulcast on CNN International and in Spanish on CNN en Español. The interview will take place in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, at the same theater where the President-elect unveiled several top members of his administration. Since being projected the winners of November's election, Biden and Harris have moved quickly to build out a diverse administration that will help them tackle the nation's most pressing issues. This week, Biden unveiled top members of...
    President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday showed off his booted foot for the first time in public — and said he feels “good.” The Dem fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs Saturday. Biden pointed to his injured foot as soon as he saw reporters as he got out of a black SUV in front of The Queen theater in Wilmington, where he was to formally announce his economic team. Asked by a journalist how he was feeling, the country’s next president lifted his right knee and said, “Good, thanks for asking,” and gave a thumb’s up before heading inside the building. Doctors have said Biden will likely have to wear the boot for the next several weeks. President-elect Joe Biden wears a boot to protect his injured foot today.Leah Millis/Reuters Filed under delaware ,  joe biden ,  politics ,  12/1/20
    WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 1:25 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says his economic team is “first rate” and will help build an economy that works for all Americans. Biden introduced key members of the team Tuesday in Delaware, including former Fed chair Janet Yellen to become Treasury secretary. Biden described Yellen as one of the “most important economic thinkers of our time.” She would be the first female Treasury secretary if confirmed by the Senate. Biden also introduced Neera Tanden as his choice to run the White House budget office. Tanden’s nomination, however, has encountered early disapproval from some Senate Republicans, who will vote on her nomination. Biden also named his chair and members of the Council of Economic Advisers. He says the CEA chair will serve in the Cabinet. Biden also named a deputy for Yellen. ___ HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO...
    An Afro Latino gay man will be sworn into the U.S. House, joining a record number of women overall and an all-time high of Black and Latina women in the chamber. President-elect Joe Biden, having tapped the first female to win the vice presidency, has selected all females to hold the top communications jobs at the White House. The six-member economics team Biden has named includes just one white man, while openly bisexual and transgender people were elected to state legislative seats. Such barrier-breaking trends might once have been a one-off, or a reaction to an event that spurred the candidacies or nominations of people who are not white, male and heterosexual.[ READ: President-elect Joe Biden Adds Diverse Group to His Economic Team ]But the advancements, while still celebrated as breakthroughs by minority groups and women, are approaching a new normal. The emerging federal government is actually starting to look like America...
    President-elect Joe Biden will receive a presidential intelligence briefing Monday for the first time since winning the election earlier this month. The briefing, which is prepared by the director of national intelligence and contains information from the CIA, FBI and other agencies, provides outlines and analysis of classified security issues. Biden had been prevented from receiving the briefings while President Donald Trump’s administration delayed the transition process. After several battleground states certified their election results last week, reaffirming Biden’s victory, Trump officially authorized the general services administrator the begin the transition process. (RELATED: Order To Begin Transition Is Not A Concession, Trump Says) Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is scheduled to receive the briefing as well. Harris sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, meaning that for the past few weeks she had access to more classified intelligence than Biden himself, according to CNN. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a virtual briefing...
    JOE Biden will receive his first presidential daily briefing today despite Donald Trump continuing to say the election was “RIGGED”. Both Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are scheduled to receive their intelligence briefing today as President Trump continues to refuse to concede the election. 4Joe Biden will receive his first President Daily Briefing todayCredit: AFP or licensors The meeting is a tradition based on US national security interests to ensure the elections winner and their incoming team are as ready as possible to cope with global threats and challenges. In 2016, Trump received his first daily meeting a week after the election. Biden, on the other hand will receive his first briefing almost a month after the election. Meanwhile, Trump has again refused to accept defeat to Biden and continues to claim the election was "the least secure ever" as he slammed a former top aide. 4On Sunday, Donald...
    By Gregory Krieg and Devan Cole | CNN President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to build a government that “looks like America.” He’s not wasting any time in delivering on that front. Biden has moved quickly to name a diverse group to key White House and Cabinet posts. On Sunday night, he unveiled an all-female senior communications staff and is expected to roll out a diverse group to lead his economic team this coming week. The incoming administration is taking shape as the outgoing one has sought to undermine both its legitimacy and ability to deliver on many of Biden’s campaign pledges. But the President-elect’s early picks are, in themselves, a promise kept — and provide a stark contrast to those of President Donald Trump, who, despite his appointment of women and minorities to some key positions, assembled a largely White and male group during his nearly four years in...
    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday will receive his first presidential daily briefing – a report that will contain information from the nation’s intelligence agencies.  The news was confirmed by Jen Psaki, Biden’s transition spokeswoman soon to be his White House Press Secretary. It follows the White House’s go-ahead earlier in the week for Biden to begin receiving the President’s Daily Brief (PDB). FILE: President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. (AP) “Following the statutory director of the Presidential Transition Act, ODNI will provide requested support to the transition team,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which prepares the PDB, said in a statement. “This afternoon the White House approved ODNI to move forward with providing the PDB as part of the support to the transition.” BIDEN CHOOSES AN ALL-FEMALE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE PRESS TEAM Though President Donald Trump still refuses to concede the election, his approval...
    The Catholic Archbishop of Washington DC says he hopes to have a positive relationship with President-elect Joe Biden.   Wilton Gregory - who has just been nominated by Pope Francis to become America's first black cardinal - made the remarks from Rome, where he is currently quarantining ahead of his meeting with the head of the Catholic Church.  'I want to begin whatever conversations ensue in a positive vein, rather than in an adversarial mode,' Gregory told CBS This Morning on Friday.  Biden will be the country's second Catholic president, and the first in more than half a century. John F. Kennedy, who served as Commander-in-chief from 1960 until his assassination in 1963, has been the only Catholic to hold America's highest office.  The President-elect is a devout Catholic, who attends Mass each Sunday and frequently references his faith in his public speeches and interviews.  Gregory says that while he and...
    The American president had just presented his wishes to the armed forces for the great American Thanksgiving holiday, when he was arrested by reporters. Is he ready to formally admit defeat if the college of grand voters confirms Democrat Joe Biden will be the next US president? “It will be something very difficult to accept, because we know there has been massive fraud,” he replied. Will he then leave the White House on January 20, the swearing-in day of the next President of the United States? “Of course I will. And you know it,” he replied lip service. These words, in the mouth of Donald Trump, are important, because his refusal to admit the victory of his opponent is unique in the history of the country. Even if the handover between him and Joe Biden at the beginning of next year was no longer in...
    Back in September 1987, my father, the broadcaster David Frost, sat down to interview an American senator from Wilmington, Delaware, who was making his first run at seeking the Democratic nomination ahead of the 1988 presidential election. The senator was not hugely well known and certainly few people in Britain would ever have heard of him. That is not the case today. His name was Joe Biden and earlier this month, 33 years after that interview took place, he became President-elect of the USA. Biden would drop out of the 1988 race just a few weeks later and, as a result, the interview with him, for a series called The Next President with David Frost, was never broadcast. Until now. In 1987 broadcaster David Frost, sat down to interview Joe Biden who was at the time an American senator from Wilmington, Delaware Biden was making his first run...
    President-elect Joe Biden has now surpassed 80 million votes, the most in history, with the final ballots still being counted.  More votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election than in any other in U.S. history. While Mr. Biden and running mate Kamala Harris garnered a record-breaking total of at least 80,026,721 votes, President Donald Trump received the second-most votes of all time, with 73,890,295 as of Wednesday morning, November 25.  Mr. Biden's votes amounted to 51% of the total, while Mr. Trump received 47.1%. In the all-important Electoral College, Mr. Biden secured 306 electoral votes to win the election, while Mr. Trump got 232. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Both candidates' vote totals far exceed the previous record holder, former President Barack Obama, who got over 69.5 million votes in 2008, when Mr. Biden was his running mate.  Over 159 million Americans voted this year, according...
    The White House has approved Joe Biden to receive the president’s daily intelligence reports, an official said. The bulletin, called the President’s daily summary, contains a collection of secret intelligence reports prepared daily to provide the US President with updates on major security threats around the world. This is becoming another sign Donald Trump Mr Biden is stepping down from competing for the transfer of power – and a day after he told his team to cooperate with the incoming administration. He said Monday Given the green light To the head of the General Services Administration (GSA) to proceed with the change. Use the Chrome browser for a more accessible video player The president-elect of the United States has been naming his best team in American history, including many chiefs. GSA is responsible for a number of basic services that allow the U.S. government to operate, from building...
    President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his national security team on Tuesday, declaring 'America is back' and ready to lead the world, demonstrating the changed diplomatic tone his administration will take compared to President Donald Trump's.  Biden named his staff for the nation's security first, stressing the importance of the positions, but additional Cabinet picks are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.  'It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back,' the president-elect said as his six choices stood behind him on a stage at The Queen theater in downtown Wilmington, spread out in order to socially distance and wearing face masks. President-elect Biden's National Security Team Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate He said his choices -...
    Washington — President-elect Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday new members of his national security and foreign policy teams, several of whom are poised to make history if their nominations are approved by the Senate. "America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it," Mr. Biden said in his remarks, signaling that his administration would mark a return to traditional diplomacy. He said that the foreign leaders he have spoken to have expressed that they are "looking forward to the United States reasserting its historic role as a global leader." Mr. Biden's transition team revealed the nominees and appointees to national security and foreign policy posts on Monday, including secretary of state, homeland security secretary, director of national intelligence, ambassador to the United Nations, national security adviser and a special presidential envoy for climate. Mr. Biden praised his nominees, highlighting their professional experience and personal backgrounds. Get Breaking...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to announce the members of their national security and foreign policy teams on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. Biden’s team already revealed several nominees and appointees to the teams on Monday — some of whom will make history if their nominations are approved by the Senate. Avril Haines would be the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence while Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and Latino secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. Biden also announced Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan as his National Security Advisor, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. The announcement comes a day after the General Services Administration officially declared that the Biden transition process can begin — three weeks after the election — in a letter sent...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- President-elect Joe Biden is set to formally introduce his national security team to the nation, building out a team of Obama administration alumni that signals his shift away from the Trump administration's "America First" policies and a return to U.S. engagement on the global stage.The picks for national security and foreign policy posts include former Secretary of State John Kerry, who will take the lead on combating climate change. They're slated to join Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at an in-person event in Wilmington, Delaware, Tuesday afternoon, where they'll each deliver their first remarks as Biden's nominees.Outside the realm of national security and foreign policy, Biden is expected to choose Janet Yellen as the first woman to become treasury secretary. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Federal Reserve, the first woman in that position, and served from 2014 to 2018.SEE ALSO: Timeline...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit Protect our world: How the Biden administration can save lives and economies worldwide MORE granted NBC News’ Lester Holt his first interview as president-elect set to air Tuesday evening. The interview, which was filmed in Wilmington, Del., will air on “NBC Nightly News” at 6:30 p.m., and additional portions will be shown Wednesday on “Today,” “Nightly News” and throughout the day on MSNBC.  Biden’s interview will also be available on NBC News’ website and NBC News NOW following its airing on Tuesday.  Holt’s interview with Biden comes a day after the Michigan Board of Canvassers certified the president-elect’s victory in the state, officially giving him the state’s 16 electoral votes. The certification follows the Trump campaign’s attempts to contest...
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is urging Joe Biden to dump President Trump’s “America First” foreign policy for a more “cooperative” approach with the country’s allies around the globe. “In January, when President Joe Biden and his national security team begin to reevaluate U.S. foreign policy, we hope they will quickly revise the national security strategy to eliminate ‘America first’ from its contents, restoring in its place the commitment to cooperative security that has served the United States so well for decades,” Mattis wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine in an op-ed published Monday. “The best strategy for ensuring safety and prosperity is to buttress American military strength with enhanced civilian tools and a restored network of solid alliances – both necessary to achieving defense in depth,” he continued. Mattis, who stepped down in December 2018 after clashing with Trump’s policy against protracted engagement in Syria, said “‘America first’ has meant...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE on Monday spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, making him the first Arab leader to speak with Biden following his election this month.  Biden also spoke with the head of NATO and European Union leaders, conversations that come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE refuses to concede the election and Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo says Mideast strategy will be Trump administration policy 'until our time is complete' Trump administration pulls out of Open Skies treaty with Russia Tibetan political leader makes visit to White House for first time in...
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in an op-ed on Monday that he hopes President-elect Joe Biden will take “America First” out of the national security strategy for his incoming administration. Mattis penned the op-ed, titled “Defense in Depth,” for Foreign Affairs with Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Jim Ellis, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and former commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Joe Felter, a fellow at the Hoover Institution. “In January, when President Joe Biden and his national security team begin to reevaluate U.S. foreign policy, we hope they will quickly revise the national security strategy to eliminate ‘America first’ from its contents, restoring in its place the commitment to cooperative security that has served the United States so well for decades,” they wrote. “The best strategy for ensuring safety and prosperity is to buttress American military strength with enhanced civilian...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE’s approval rating has dipped 3 points since the Nov. 3 election, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey found that Trump’s job approval rating dipped from 46 percent just before Election Day to 43 percent earlier this month.  The polling firm noted that he garnered a 90 percent job approval rating among Republicans following the election, down from 95 percent before voters went to the polls.  Thirty-nine percent of independents approved of the president in the new survey, compared to 41 percent prior to the election. His 3 percent approval rating among Democrats remained constant. The poll released Monday also showed that the percentage of Americans “satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.” has declined since the election. Prior to Nov....
    Joe Biden plans to appoint the former president of the US Central Bank as Treasury secretary, a source close to the president-elect’s team told . on Monday, confirming US media reports. Janet Yellen, who was the Fed’s first president between 2014 and 2018, is also a renowned economist. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the first woman to hold the post of Secretary of the Treasury, replacing Steven Mnuchin.
    Loading the player... President-elect Joe Biden will announce his first Cabinet pick choices on Tuesday as he focuses on what’s to come as he’ll take office in January 2021, according to CNN. Jen Psaki, who currently oversees Biden’s nomination and formerly served as communications director for the Obama Administration, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Biden is looking forward “to introducing members of his team to the public.” As Biden continues to establish plans for his administration, President Donald Trump continues to refuse the results of the presidential election. Heres the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help.If youre able, chip in to help fund the Biden-Harris transition. https://t.co/apJMrdpoSS— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2020 Read More: Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin CNN reports that the...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden's first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.Ron Klain, Biden's incoming chief of staff, offered no details Sunday about which department heads Biden would first announce. The Associated Press has reported that Biden could name his nominee for secretary of state or treasury secretary this coming week.Biden has pledged to build the most diverse government in modern history, and he and his team often speak about their desire for his administration to reflect America. He is being watched to see whether he will make history by nominating the first woman to lead the Pentagon, the Treasury Department or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the first African American at the top of the Defense Department, the Interior Department or the Treasury Department.Biden said last week he...
    “You will see the first appointments of the government of the president-elect on Tuesday of this week,” Biden’s future chief of staff said on ABC, without specifying the portfolios concerned or some of the names. “We will have to wait for the president-elect to do it himself on Tuesday,” he said. Ron Klain, a veteran 59-year-old Democrat, had been the former vice president’s first chief of staff, starting in 2009. Mr. Biden has already appointed several close advisers who will surround him in the White House, but suspense persists for his government which promises to be diverse and feminized. Joe Biden, who has promised a “government that represents America”, continues the installation of his transition team, despite the multiple legal actions of Donald Trump’s lawyers, who so far refuses to recognize his defeat in the ballot November 3. This attitude is “harmful”, denounced Ron Klain,...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask as he meets with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at his transition headquarters in the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 20, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will announce cabinet appointments this upcoming Tuesday, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain confirmed on Sunday. "You're going to see the first cabinet picks this Tuesday," Klain said in an interview with ABC News. "But if you want to know what cabinet agencies they are, who's going to be in those Cabinet agencies, you'll have to wait for the president-elect to say that himself on Tuesday." Biden also said last week that he's decided whom he will nominate for Treasury Secretary and will make the announcement around Thanksgiving. Biden's move to announce cabinet picks and push forward with the presidential transitions comes...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The Republican Senate Health committee chairman says the Trump administration should provide President-elect Joe Biden access to transition materials -- particularly on coronavirus vaccine distribution --- “to ensure a smooth” transfer of power. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said in statement Friday that information should flow “if there is any chance whatsoever that Joe Biden will be the next president, and it looks like he has a very good chance.” Biden was declared the winner of the election on Nov. 7, but President Donald Trump has refused to concede. Alexander is retiring and is a close confidant of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As a former governor and Cabinet secretary he is often viewed as a leading voice among Senate Republicans, particularly on health and education issues. Alexander says his hope is “that the loser of...
    President-Elect Joe Biden will meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday. This will be Biden’s first in-person meeting with the Democratic leaders since being elected, Bloomberg first reported. Biden has had conversations with Pelosi and Schumer over the phone but not in-person. The three will reportedly meet at The Queen, a theater in Wilmington. “On Friday, November 20, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in Wilmington, Delaware, which will include a photo spray,” the Biden-Harris Transition team said in an email. President-elect Joe Biden leaves the Queen Theater after participating in a virtual roundtable with frontline health care workers on November 18, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office confirmed that he has...
    DONALD Trump will concede to Joe Biden and attend his inauguration - despite those on the left convinced he is going to install himself as some sort of "Dictator". For news outlets and in political capitals around the world, three questions are being continually and breathlessly asked, firstly:  “Will President Trump ever concede he lost the election to Joe Biden?” ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 3Donald Trump will eventually concede to Joe Biden Credit: Reuters They are asking “Will he attend the swearing-in of Biden as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021?” and “Will his ego command him to run for President again in 2024?”. Many on the left – some even highly respected and level-headed – have speculated for days that Trump will never accept his loss; will barricade himself in the White House; and even...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama shamed President Donald Trump and his administration for refusing to start the transition to the Biden-Harris administration because some things are 'bigger than anybody’s ego.'     'Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive,' the former first lady wrote in an Instagram post Monday. 'But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside.'    Obama said that compelled her to reach out to incoming first lady Melania Trump and walk her through what the position entailed.  Former first lady Michelle Obama posted on Instagram Monday and said that while she couldn't forgive now President Donald Trump for his 'racist lies about my husband,' she met with incoming first lady Melania Trump 'for the sake of our...
    Former President Barack Obama is venting his frustrations with news outlets and social media as he promotes his first post-White House memoir, this time blaming them for creating conspiracy theory echo chambers. Obama told the Atlantic he didn't believe he would be able to defend himself against criticism over his association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright if some of his former pastor's more controversial sermons resurfaced today. Wright's speeches on terrorism and distrust in government almost derailed Obama's 2008 presidential bid. "Now you have a situation in which large swaths of the country genuinely believe that the Democratic Party is a front for a pedophile ring. This stuff takes root," he said in an interview published Monday. He then recounted a conversation with a volunteer on President-elect Joe Biden's campaign in Philadelphia about how they were fielding questions about QAnon conspiracy theories from voters in low-income black communities. "The fact is...
    Barack Obama appears to have ruled out a job in Joe Biden's cabinet as he joked that wife 'Michelle would leave me.' The 44th President of the United States has been on a media blitz to promote his multi-million dollar memoir and appeared in an interview with Gayle King on Sunday. Asked whether he'd lend a hand to his old running-mate, Obama replied: 'He doesn't need my advice, and I will help him in any ways that I can. Now, I'm not planning to suddenly work on the White House staff or something.' Susan Rice and Michelle Flournoy are among some of the veteran Obama staffers who are considering stepping into the Biden camp. But Obama told CBS: 'There are some things I would not be doing because Michelle would leave me. She'd be like, what? You're doing what?'  Asked whether he'd lend a hand to his old...
    Former President Barack Obama urged President Trump to put the country first and concede the election to Joe Biden during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night. “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing,” Obama said. Obama provided a civics lesson in explaining his current advice for Trump. “Well, a president is a public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office, by design,” he said. “And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments.” Obama told CBS correspondent Scott Pelley that he feels Trump should have conceded to President-elect Joe Biden within the first two days after the election. “When...
    Former President Barack Obama urged President Trump to put the country first and concede the election to Joe Biden during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night. “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing,” Obama said. Obama provided a civics lesson in explaining his current advice for Trump. “Well, a president is a public servant. They are temporary occupants of the office, by design,” he said. “And when your time is up then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments.” Obama told CBS correspondent Scott Pelley that he feels Trump should have conceded to President-elect Joe Biden within the first two days after the election. “When you...
    WASHINGTON -- After tweeting that Joe Biden won the election, President Trump later retreated from his tacit concession, saying the former vice president "only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA."His first tweet was the first time that Trump has admitted to losing to Biden, writing that the president-elect "won because the Election was Rigged."In that same post, Trump claimed that no vote watchers or observers had been allowed and the vote was tabulated by a company on the "Radical Left."In the tweets that followed, Trump again claimed the election was "rigged," writing in a tweet, "WE WILL WIN!"Twitter added warnings to the president's newest election tweets, noting that this "claim of election fraud is disputed."Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that there was voter fraud in the election. His campaign has filed a series of legal challenges in a number of states that have been based on...
    Cheers and Jeers is a weekday post from the great state of Maine. Late Night Snark: We have A Winner Edition The late-night hosts deserve kudos for stepping up their game as truthtellers and mockers of Trump and his evil band of incompetent control freaks. This week they were as relieved as the rest of us... "Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Biden did it! Finally, after four years, Americans can exhale—unless you're near other people, then please don't because of the pandemic. … [It's] never a good sign when a majority of Americans react to you losing your job the way they did to us getting Bin Laden. It feels like America is—what's the word?—great again." —Stephen Colbert "I know it’s hard to believe, but after all this time it seems like reality has finally caught up with Donald Trump. … I bet as we speak he’s ripping out the copper wiring from...
    Michael Moore outlined his hopes for a Joe Biden presidency in an open letter to the president-elect that he shared on Facebook.  The filmmaker, who has been an ardent critic of President Donald Trump over the past four years, took to Facebook earlier this week to prove that his political thinking doesn’t end at dissenting with the current administration. He outlined his wishlist for things he hopes to see Biden do as soon as possible once he's in power.  Moore opened the letter by congratulating the president-elect on his victory.  “YOU did it. WE did it! You stopped the madness. A grateful nation - and myself - are in a state of joy, hope and relief,” he began. ”Thank you for that! We are all eager to join with you to repair the damage done to our country — and to eliminate that about our society and our politics which gave...
    MELANIA Trump has not acknowledged the next first lady Jill Biden as she shunned a traditional meeting following Trump's 2020 defeat. Trump has repeatedly claimed the election was rife with voter fraud despite having no proof and filed lawsuits in several battleground states clinched by Biden. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates After her husband beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, Michelle Obama had tea with Melania, 50, at the White House and gave her the customary tour of her new Pennsylvania Avenue abode. But Melania has issued no such invitation to Jill after Biden described Trump's refusal to concede as an "embarrassment" on Tuesday, With Trump repeatedly issuing unfounded claims about ballot counts and Attorney General Bill Barr launching a probe into these unfounded "irregularities," a smooth transition for the new Flotus isn't looking likely. "It's my understanding...
    President Donald Trump made his first formal public appearance since the media overwhelmingly declared he lost the 2020 presidential election on Wednesday, marking Veterans Day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, saluting for several minutes outdoors despite the rainy Washington weather. The event was Trump’s first formal public outing since Thursday, when he falsely claimed to have won the presidential election. WATCH: President Trump and VP Pence participate in a #VeteransDay wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pic.twitter.com/3CoeV0RlIG — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 11, 2020 In the rain, Pres Trump and VP Pence salute, as Taps is sounded at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/2dVFJRtcDa — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 11, 2020 The Associated Press, Fox...
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Meet Japan's Joe Biden - the mayor of a remote town who's become an internet sensation for having a name that can be pronounced the same as that of the U.S. president-elect. Yutaka Umeda, the 73-year-old mayor of Yamato - a town of 15,000 in southwestern Japan - first realized that the Chinese characters used to write his name could, if said differently, sound like "Joe Biden" while watching television coverage of the U.S. vote count with his family. Japan uses kanji characters from China along with phonetic Japanese script, especially for names, and the characters can sometimes be read in different ways. In Umeda's case, his first name, Yutaka, can also be pronounced "Jo," while his surname becomes "Baiden." Over the last few days, Umeda has become a media and internet sensation. "I'm really surprised," Umeda told Reuters. "I was told I was in the news...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer to the studio. During the third hour, Brewer explained how he thought President Trump may have to consider what his plans will be if he does not end up winning on December 13 once electors have met. He indicated that there still was the possibility of a Republican Senate and gains in the House with a Joe Biden victory which would help keep the newly elected administration in check. Leahy: We are joined in the studio today by our good friend, reformed and recovering journalist Clint Brewer. Clint, you had an intriguing statement about Donald Trump’s future. I want to just frame this for you. Let us...
    The two men spoke for more than 20 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, with Boris Johnson hoping that by prioritising Britain over France and Germany, Mr Biden will not take Brussels’ side in the ongoing Brexit trade talks – Andrew Parsons/No10 Downing Street Boris Johnson pulled off a major diplomatic coup by becoming the first European leader to speak to President-elect Joe Biden since he won the US election. Fears that Britain would be put at the back of the queue because of Mr Biden’s disquiet about Brexit proved to be unfounded as the two men spoke for more than 20 minutes on Tuesday afternoon. As well as boosting the “special relationship” between the two countries, Mr Johnson will hope that by prioritising Britain over France and Germany, Mr Biden will not take Brussels’ side in the ongoing Brexit trade talks. Mr Johnson was able to use the call to...
    BORIS Johnson became one of the first world leaders to speak to President-elect Biden this afternoon as the pair discussed their "close and longstanding relationship". The pair proved the special relationship is still alive and well as the PM congratulated him on his win - and invited him to the UK to a climate change summit in Glasgow next year. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6BoJoe Biden has spoken to Boris Johnson on the phone this afternoon I just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election. I look forward to strengthening the partnership between our countries and to working with him on our shared priorities – from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy and building back better from the pandemic.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 10, 2020 6The pair discussed one of their shared issues - climate changeCredit: Getty Images -...
    The Biden-Harris transition team misspelled Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) name as “Kaumala” in an announcement on Monday. The team, which is operating under the media’s declaration that former Vice President Joe Biden is “president-elect,” issued the following statement: Statement e-mailed to journalists misspells name of @KamalaHarris. pic.twitter.com/4wSldsPCVz — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 9, 2020 “On Tuesday, November 10, President-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on the stakes for families across the country in Texas v. California, the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act, and his plan to expand access to quality, affordable health care,” it read. “The president-elect will be joined by Vice President-elect Kaumala Harris.” Democrats have previously alleged racism at the mispronunciation of Harris’s name. The Associated Press (AP) reported in August: Harris’ first name is pronounced “KAH’-mah-lah” — or, as she explains in her biography, “’comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark.” But mispronunciations...
    Come January, the White House will once again be a doghouse. President-elect Joe Biden is returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with two “First Dogs,” who are already building a loyal following on Instagram and Twitter. “We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. You can call us #DOTUS,” reads the bio on an Instagram page for the two German shepherds, already more than 30,000 followers strong. “We love nom noms, snuggles and can’t wait to explore the White House!” While Champ previously roamed the White House lawn when Biden served as veep under President Obama, Major will be a newcomer — making history as the first rescue dog in the Oval Office. “Hello America! Hello world! It’s us, Champ and Major. We are the Bidens’ family puppers and First Dogs Elect(s) of USA,” reads the Instagram account’s first post, featuring sweet snaps of the president-elect...
    The widow of late Republican senator John McCain has joined the transition team of incoming Democrat president-elect Joe Biden. Cindy McCain is taking on an advisory board role for Biden's transition team, which will help usher the former vice president into the Oval Office in the next two and a half months, The Wall Street Journal reports. Senator John McCain served in Congress for decades and ran for president in 2008, when he lost to Barack Obama.  Biden was the vice president on the Obama ticket.   In an interview with Good Morning America after Biden's victory, Cindy celebrated the election results and told Republicans: 'It’s time not just for Americans to get together and work together, but most importantly, it’s time that we Republicans put country first, not party.' She also requested Trump concede to Biden in a 'gracious manner' like her late husband did upon his 2008 election defeat. Trump...
    The space agency executive said Mr Biden was stepping down because he needed a “trusted” manager. “The right question here is, ‘What is NASA’s best interest as a company, and what is the best interest in America’s research program?’ He said during the flight week. “For that, all you need is someone who has a close relationship with the President of the United States. You need someone trusted by management. “I don’t think I would be the right person for that in a new administration.read more“We’ve had a lot of success, but it’s because of relationships. “You have to have those relationships. Whoever the president is, they have to have someone they know and trust, and there has to be someone who trusts the administration. “That person isn’t going to be me.” Your daily American political newsletterSign upAlready have an account? Sign in here Mr. Brightenstein, a former Republican congressman...
    DONALD Trump's face has been spotted in the knee of actress Famke Janssen - just days after he lost the presidential election. The former X-Men actress was snapped shopping with a male friend in New York City when the canny resemblance to the US president was made. 4The knee of former X-Men star Famke Janssen features a grumpy face of Donald TrumpCredit: Splash News 4Eagle-eyed readers will be able to spot a canny resemblance to the president Credit: Splash News Those who are eagle-eyed will be able to spot an imprint of president's rather grumpy face on Famke's left knee. The president has not yet accepted the outcome of the presidential election on November 3. He is continuing to decry the election results, which saw Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeat an incumbent president for the first time in 28 years. The last time a sitting president was...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became the first world leader to say he had spoken with President-elect Joe Biden.    'I just spoke with @JoeBiden, and congratulated him again on his election,' Trudeau tweeted Monday. 'We’ve worked with each other before, and we’re ready to pick up on that work and tackle the challenges and opportunities facing our two countries - including climate change and COVID-19.'  Later Monday, the Biden-Harris Transition sent out a readout of the two leaders' conversation.   'The President-elect thanked the Prime Minister for his congratulations and reaffirmed the close bonds between the United States and Canada,' the readout said. 'The President-elect indicated that he looks forward to working closely with the Prime Minister to combat the COVID-19 pandemic; advance global health security and resilience against future biological threats; revitalize bilateral economic ties as well as the broader North American partnership, and to deepen collaboration with Canada to address...
    Joe Biden mounted two previous presidential bids in 1988 and 2008, never making it out of the Democratic primaries. In 2020, the third time’s the charm. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden has been a fixture in Democratic national politics since he won an upstart campaign to become a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1972. He would chair multiple Senate committees and serve in the Senate until 2009, when he became vice president alongside President Barack Obama. Biden represented the country at international summits, and was among those in the Situation Room the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. In November 2012, he and Obama celebrated their reelection in Chicago as red, white and blue confetti rained down. Nearly one half of Biden’s life has played out in the public eye. That has included moments of tragedy, such as the early deaths of his first...
    Joe Biden mounted two previous presidential bids in 1988 and 2008, never making it out of the Democratic primaries. In 2020, the third time’s the charm. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden has been a fixture in Democratic national politics since he won an upstart campaign to become a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1972. He would chair multiple Senate committees and serve in the Senate until 2009, when he became vice president alongside President Barack Obama. Biden represented the country at international summits, and was among those in the Situation Room the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. In November 2012, he and Obama celebrated their reelection in Chicago as red, white and blue confetti rained down. Nearly one half of Biden’s life has played out in the public eye. That has included moments of tragedy, such as the early deaths of his first wife and infant daughter...
    Joe Biden mounted two previous presidential bids in 1988 and 2008, never making it out of the Democratic primaries. In 2020, the third time’s the charm. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden has been a fixture in Democratic national politics since he won an upstart campaign to become a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1972. He would chair multiple Senate committees and serve in the Senate until 2009, when he became vice president alongside President Barack Obama. Biden represented the country at international summits, and was among those in the Situation Room the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. In November 2012, he and Obama celebrated their reelection in Chicago as red, white and blue confetti rained down. Nearly one half of Biden’s life has played out in the public eye. That has included moments of tragedy, such as the early deaths of his first...
    Nationals troll Donald Trump by inviting Joe Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. The Washington Nationals have trolled President Donald Trump in the funniest and most innocent of ways by inviting the President-Elect, Joe Biden, to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals opening day. It’s an honor Trump never got. Ok, have we stopped laughing yet? We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 season.@JoeBiden // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 This isn’t unfamiliar territory for Biden who had the honor of throwing out the first pitch for the Baltimore Orioles on opening day in 2009 while he was Vice President. Trump never threw out the first pitch while President of the United States, even though he was an avid supporter of sports (minus LeBron James). He even invited the Washington Nationals to the White House after they...
    USA election Frédéric Autran, for Liberation Subscribers Posted on 11-08-20 at 7:12 p.m. – Updated on 11-08-20 at 7:13 p.m. © . Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, the electoral stronghold of the new US president. It’s Joe Biden the nation has been waiting for. But it was Kamala Harris who spoke first, as a powerful symbol that the victory of the Democratic ticket is also hers. And that hers will forever mark the history of the United States: the first woman elected to the vice-presidency, the Senator from California is also the first black person, the first from South Asia, and the first child of immigrants to access this function.
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden leaves after a church service in Wilmington, Delaware – Reuters ​US President-elect Joe Biden has taken the first steps towards moving into the White House 73 days from now, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt about the election results. With congratulations pouring in from world leaders, Mr Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris launched a transition website, BuildBackBetter.com, and a Twitter feed, @Transition46. Meanwhile, Mr Trump played golf at his course near Washington, the same place where he was on Saturday when the US television networks delivered the news that Mr Biden had secured enough Electoral College votes for victory. “Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?” Mr Trump complained in a tweet on Sunday. Follow the latest updates below. ​ 11:52 PM Biden gets down to business Welcome to another day...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris aren’t the only ones making history with their election win — so is one of their four-legged friends. Biden’s two German shepherds, Major and Champ, will join them in the White House when they move in in January of 2021. With that, Major will be the first rescue dog ever to live there, according to a report from TODAY. View this post on Instagram No ruff days on the trail when I have some Major motivation. A post shared by Joe Biden (@joebiden) on Oct 5, 2020 at 3:22pm PDT The Bidens adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association around two years ago, according to a Facebook post from the animal shelter. They fostered him prior to making his adoption official. Today is Major’s lucky day! Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice...
    With Joe Biden’s projected victory in the US election, two German Shepherds would become the first dogs to reside in the White House in four years, due to Donald Trump and his wife Melania having no pets. But not only would there be a return of canines, but one will make history as the first adopted dog to live in the official residence of the US president, if the Democratic candidate is confirmed as the winner of the November 3 elections. This is Major, who was adopted by the Bidens in November 2018 at a Shelter run by the Delaware Humane Society (DHA). Apparently Biden’s daughter Ashley found out that there was a litter of puppies in humane society and convinced her parents to adopt one. The Biden family also has Champ, who joined the family in 2008, the same year that...
    With Joe Biden’s projected victory in the US election, two German Shepherds would become the first dogs to reside in the White House in four years, due to Donald Trump and his wife Melania having no pets. But not only would there be a return of canines, but one will make history as the first adopted dog to live in the official residence of the US president, if the Democratic candidate is confirmed as the winner of the November 3 elections. This is Major, who was adopted by the Bidens in November 2018 at a Shelter run by the Delaware Humane Society (DHA). Apparently Biden’s daughter Ashley found out that there was a litter of puppies in humane society and convinced her parents to adopt one. The Biden family also has Champ, who joined the family in 2008, the same year that...
    With Joe Biden’s projected victory in the US election, two German Shepherds would become the first dogs to reside in the White House in four years, due to Donald Trump and his wife Melania having no pets. But not only would there be a return of canines, but one will make history as the first adopted dog to live in the official residence of the US president, if the Democratic candidate is confirmed as the winner of the November 3 elections. This is Major, who was adopted by the Bidens in November 2018 at a Shelter run by the Delaware Humane Society (DHA). Apparently Biden’s daughter Ashley found out that there was a litter of puppies in humane society and convinced her parents to adopt one. The Biden family also has Champ, who joined the family in 2008, the same year that...
    The widow of one-time Republican presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain on Sunday called Joe Biden’s election win “very exciting.” Cindy McCain added in her interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the Democratic president-elect’s victory speech Saturday was “what we needed to hear as a country. “It’s time not just for Americans to get together and work together, but most importantly, it’s time that we Republicans put country first, not party,’’ said the GOPer, whose husband served as a senator and party stalwart for more than 30 years before dying of cancer in 2018. John McCain had refused to endorse Donald Trump when the latter ran for president on the Republican ticket in 2016 — and famously snubbed the GOP commander in chief even in death, reportedly ordering his family not to allow Trump at his funeral. McCain’s widow endorsed Biden in the Dem’s race against Trump...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was shot twice during an attempted robbery in Hunting Park. Officials say the shooting happened on the 1200 block of West Hunting Park Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday. The man was walking through the park when the suspect approached him with a gun and announced a robbery. The victim was shot once in the back and leg. The suspect fled the scene but did not take anything. The victim was transported to an area hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. No arrest have been made at this time. Police say the suspect was a male. He was reportedly wearing a dark hoodie. MORE FROM CBSPHILLY.COM Celebrations Erupt On Streets Of Philadelphia After Joe Biden Projected To Be Next President Of United States Local Celebrities, Lawmakers Take To Social Media To Congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris After Projected...
    1. Multiple networks and news sources, including Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, and The Associated Press, have projected the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, to win the presidential election, setting him up to become the 46th commander-in-chief of the United States. The call comes after they determined his lead in Pennsylvania was insurmountable, giving him 273 electoral votes, three more than the necessary 270. A few sources have also called Nevada for the Democratic ticket. Trump is the first incumbent to lose a re-election bid since 1992. Biden could still increase his electoral lead, since he’s up in Arizona and Georgia, but, as things stand, those victories would not be necessary. The Trump campaign is working to mount legal challenges and recounts in multiple states, however. [The New York Times, NBC News] 2. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation on Saturday...
    Joe Biden mounted two previous presidential bids in 1988 and 2008, never making it out of the Democratic primaries. In 2020, the third time’s the charm. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden has been a fixture in Democratic national politics since he won an upstart campaign to become a U.S. senator from Delaware in 1972. He would chair multiple Senate committees and serve in the Senate until 2009, when he became vice president alongside President Barack Obama. Biden represented the country at international summits, and was among those in the Situation Room the night that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. In November 2012, he and Obama celebrated their reelection in Chicago as red, white and blue confetti rained down. Nearly one-half of Biden’s life has played out in the public eye. That has included moments of tragedy, such as the early deaths of his first wife and infant daughter in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  It’s quiet in Center City Sunday morning after rallies were held in celebration of Joe Biden being the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden is set to be the 46th President of the United States. CBS News called the race between Biden and Donald Trump around 12 p.m. Saturday and Philadelphia almost immediately burst into celebrations. While Biden is the projected winner, the counting continues. It is still taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Philadelphia City Commissioners say there are still about 30,000 ballots left to process. But, as of Sunday morning, Biden held a substantial lead with almost 35,000 more votes than President Trump. As for the big picture, CBS News is reporting that Biden is leading in the popular vote by over 4 million votes. It is also important to note that both Biden and Trump received more than 70 million...
    'We did it, we did it Joe,' squealed Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris yesterday as she congratulated Joe Biden on his victory. The video of the 56-year-old - which showed her in running gear embracing her husband Douglas Emhoff - contrasts sharply with her comments 18 months ago which threatened to derail Mr Biden's bid for the White House. In a debate involving Democrats vying for their party's nomination to take on Donald Trump, Ms Harris asked to speak about 'the issue of race' and proceeded to accuse Mr Biden of making 'very hurtful' comments about having worked with two segregationist Senators. 'I do not believe you are a racist,' she said. 'But it is personal.' He denied her claim, but his support slumped while hers soared. Now the pair will make history together - he as the oldest ever President, she as both the first female and the first black...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A historic election for many reasons as Joe Biden becomes the oldest president to ever take office and Sen. Kamala Harris as the first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent to become vice president.Many reacted quickly, hitting the streets across New York City, popping bottles, singing and chanting.EMBED More News Videos People all over New York City erupted in cheers and screams after news that Joe Biden is set to become the 46th President of the United States. RELATED: Joe Biden is set to become the next president of the USCelebration in the streets began during the day and into the night from neighborhoods across the city -- perhaps one of the biggest was in Times Square.Late Saturday morning, ABC News and other networks began declaring Biden the president-elect.Horns were honking and applause could be heard in the streets. There was a big...
    WILMINGTON, Delaware -- Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to "let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end" and reaching out to the millions of people who voted against him to say, "Let's give each other a chance."His calls for reconciliation at a Saturday evening victory celebration came even as President Donald Trump continued to argue that the election had been stolen from him, an indication that the divisive politics that have gripped the U.S. over the past four years are far from over.Watch President-elect Joe Biden's full acceptance speech from Delaware Saturday night EMBED More News Videos President-elect Joe Biden pledged on Saturday, Nov. 7, to be a president "who seeks not to divide but to unify." Watch his full remarks above. It also suggested that even as Biden seeks to...
    JENNIFER Lopez broke down into “tears of joy” after President Elect Joe Biden won the heated 2020 election that dethroned Donald Trump. The 51-year-old singer shared an emotional clip minutes hour the results from this year’s nail biting political race became official as she celebrated the “new day” for America. 12JLo cried 'tears of joy' following president elect Joe Biden's historic winCredit: Instagram 12The singer broke down in tears as she praised the president electCredit: Instagram 12Joe Biden gave an emotional speech tonight as president elect Credit: Reuters On Saturday, JLo posted on her Stories to her 133 million Instagram followers moments after former vice president Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States.  “So happy this morning. Echoing the words of everyone saying that we are headed toward a better day, a more united country,” she said.  Jenny from the block then got emotional and said choked...
    (CNN)So this is what it's like to have a president again. This is what it's like to have people of passion and principle in office again. Jill FilipovicThis is what it's like to have a woman, finally, in the executive branch — to feel the universe of what's possible expand. On Saturday night, four days after the Election Day that seemed to go on forever, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden gave their victory speeches. The themes weren't exactly groundbreaking, but after four years of dangerous divisiveness, bizarre lies, and utter insanity, a president who actually acts like a statesman — even a sane, rational, decent adult human — feels like a tremendous relief. Biden said he will be a president "who seeks not to divide, but unify. Who doesn't see red and blue states, but a United States."Can Joe Biden clean up the mess?It's been four long years since...
    President-elect Joe Biden laid out some of his top policy priorities in his Saturday night address in Wilmington, Delaware - including tackling climate change, racial injustice and improving healthcare.   'Now that the campaign is over - what is the people’s will? What is our mandate?' he asked. 'I believe it is this: Americans have called on us to marshal the forces of decency and the forces of fairness.'  'To marshal the forces of science and the forces of hope in the great battles of our time,' he continued.  President-elect Joe Biden mentioned a number of his top policy priorities in his Saturday night victory speech including climate change, tackling systemic racism and healthcare  Biden, talking to friends in the audience after his address, said he wanted 'decency' and 'fairness' as part of his incoming administration  He then spelled out his list.  'The battle to control the virus. The...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on stage at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden's address to the nation November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.Win McNamee | Getty Images Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has become the first woman to earn the title of vice president-elect after NBC News projected former Vice President Joe Biden to be the president-elect on Saturday. Harris' victory represents many firsts to come to the White House. As the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, she will be the first woman and first person to identify as Black and as South Asian-American in the role of vice president. An alumna of Howard University, she will be the first vice president to have graduated from a historically Black college and be a member of a Black sorority. Harris ran her own presidential campaign this year before joining the Democratic ticket as Biden's running mate. At 56, the...
    Sen. Kamala Harris, in her victory speech as vice president-elect Saturday, said voters had chosen “hope, unity, decency and yes, truth.” With President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Harris said Americans voted “for equality and justice for our lives, for our planet. You voted, you delivered a clear message.You chose hope and unity, decency, science and, yes truth.” Harris sung the praises of her running mate, whom she introduced. “Joe is a healer, uniter, tested and steady hand, a person whose own experience of loss gives him a sense of purpose that will help us a nation reclaim our own sense of purpose.” As the first female vice president-elect and the first Black and South Asian vice president-elect, Harris thanked “women [who] continue the fight for their fundamental right to vote, and be heard, on whose shoulders I stand.”  WHAT KAMALA HARRIS, DONALD TRUMP WERE DOING WHEN ELECTION RESULTS CAME IN  “Tonight I reflect...