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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump made a brief stop at the Minneapolis airport Monday during an aggressive campaign tour of the Midwest. The president was expected to stop at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport before heading to Mankato and Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the afternoon. The president was slated to give speeches about jobs, the economy and Joe Biden, his Democratic rival in the November election. The president’s tour comes as the Democrats hold their virtual national convention in Milwaukee. Speaking to his supporters in Minneapolis, Trump encouraged them to vote on Nov. 3 in the “most important election in the history of our country.” He described Democrats as “crazed” and claimed that they wanted to destroy the country. He called the recent unrest in many U.S. cities “left wing violence,” and promised law and order. Before he spoke, the owner of a liquor store in south Minneapolis...
    Alex Henderson August 17, 2020 5:44PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. The first all-digital Democratic National Convention is taking place this week, and one of the speakers will be Rick Telesz — a 62-year-old dairy and soybean farmer in Western Pennsylvania who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 but is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. Telesz' appearance is important for a number of reasons. First, Pennsylvania is a crucial swing state. Second, Telesz is among the registered Democrats who crossed party lines in 2016 and did not support that year's Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. 2016 had its "Trump Democrats" just as 1980 and 1984 had their "Reagan Democrats" — although the Reagan Democrats were much more plentiful. Trump, unlike Reagan, lost the popular vote by almost 3 million. : In 2016, Telesz bought into Trump's pseudo-populism. The Pennsylvania farmer recently told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that four...
    This year’s Democratic National Convention starts Monday, running August 17-20. Originally planned for Milwaukee, it will now be “hosted” from multiple locations. It will specifically be a series of live video speeches by participants It will stream on a variety of networks and cable news channels, including MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and C-SPAN. It’s also accessible via Amazon Prime Video, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Senator Kamala Harris, this year’s Vice-Presidential candidate, headlines Wednesday night’s program. Presidential candidate Joe Biden will accept the nomination in a speech on Thursday night. Speakers throughout the week include former First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Governor Andrew Cuomo, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hide 2020 Democratic National Convention schedule Hide The main programming will run from 9-11pm ET...
    Two new polls released hours before the start of the Democratic National Convention paint very different pictures of the race for the White House. The ticket of Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris of California – whom the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee named as his running mate last week – tops the ticket of President Trump and Vice President Pence 50%-46% among registered voters in a CNN survey conducted Aug. 12-15. The 4-point advantage for the Democratic ticket is right at the poll’s margin of error of 4 percentage points. WHAT THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLL SHOWS IN THE BIDEN-TRUMP BATTLE The CNN survey was released Sunday night – on the eve of the Democratic quadrennial confab – which will be followed next week by the Republican National Convention. But a new ABC News/Washington Post national poll released on Monday morning, less than 12 hours after the CNN survey, indicated...
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions.Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be in Milwaukee, which he'd chosen as the 2020 convention host city. But presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, won't be. Nor will the 57 state and territorial delegations, party activists and media hordes that would have filled a downtown arena to see Biden and Harris nominated to take on President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in November.Instead, Democrats will put on essentially an all-virtual convention, broadcasting two hours of prime-time programming, much of it pre-taped, Monday through Thursday. No crowds. No hullabaloo. And no balloons.RELATED: Everything to know about the 2020 Democratic National Convention: Speaker lineup, scheduleWhat to watch on opening night Monday:THE MESSAGE: The theme is deliberately vague, "We the People," and the lineup...
    Washington — Three more Republicans have been added to the lineup of speakers who will address the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, joining former GOP Governor John Kasich of Ohio in bucking their party and President Trump in favor of the Democrats and Joe Biden. The Democratic National Convention Committee announced that former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman and former Congresswoman Susan Molinari of New York, all Republicans, will also speak Monday. Meg Whitman backed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 and unsuccessfully ran for governor of California as a Republican in 2010. She is the current CEO of the streaming service Quibi. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox A program distributed ahead of the evening's events show the four Republicans will deliver speeches under the theme "We the People Putting Country Over Party." Actress Eva Longoria is set to...
    Washington (CNN)The Democratic National Convention is this week, and it won't look like any other in history. Democrats have moved their convention online because of health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Joe Biden will accept the Democratic nomination for president in a virtual address. The four nights of programming will feature speeches from politicians, music performances from stars, and will allow Democrats to make their pitch to the American people before ballots are cast this fall. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch this year's Democratic convention. When is the convention?The convention is scheduled to take place Monday through Thursday this week, and each night of programming will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Read MoreHow can I watch the convention on TV and online? CNN will air special convention coverage from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET for the duration of the...
    Getty Michelle Obama Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, is speaking at the Democratic National Convention tonight on August 17, 2020. But what time should you start listening if you don’t want to miss her speak at the DNC? Read on for details.She’s Scheduled To Speak Between 10 & 11 PM EasternAccording to the Democratic National Convention’s schedule, Michelle Obama will be speaking sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern tonight. (That’s 9 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Pacific.) An exact time for her speech was not released, but the DNC schedule has both her and Bernie Sanders placed between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern. Other speakers are in a 9-11 p.m. window. So to be on the safe side, you should tune in by 10 p.m. Eastern. Obama is giving a pre-recorded speech, The Hill reported. It’s not clear if her speech will be delivered from...
    Getty Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders is addressing Democratics at the Democratic National Convention tonight on Monday, August 17, 2020. But what time should you tune in to hear him speak? Read on for more details.Bernie Sanders Is Scheduled To Speak Between 10-11 PM EasternAccording to the Democratic National Convention’s schedule, Bernie Sanders will be speaking sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern tonight. (That’s 9 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Pacific.) He and Michelle Obama are both scheduled in the same time slot between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern, and the schedule has Sanders listed as speaking first. So more than likely, Sanders will be speaking close to 10 p.m. Eastern. You can watch his speech in the stream below. Democratic National Convention: Day 1Tune in on Monday, August 17 from 9-11 PM ET for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, where we’ll hear...
    Politicians will share the spotlight with an ensemble of celebrities at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which begins on Monday. Actresses Eva Longoria, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will speak on behalf of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's vision for the country. A number of other activists, advocates, and party leaders will also participate in the convention themed "Uniting America." “This week, Americans will hear from people from all walks of life who are coming together to support Joe Biden’s vision for a more just, more democratic nation,” said Stephanie Cutter, the program executive for this year's Democratic National Convention, in a press release. "The voices we’re including are the perfect messengers to lift up our theme of unity and help us engage with more Americans than ever before." Music artists will also perform at the convention, including Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Billie Eilish, Jennifer...
    Michelle Obama. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off Monday night, and it won’t look like any political convention we’ve seen before. Rather than an arena full of delegates and a parade of speakers at a podium on a stage, the pandemic-era convention will feature speakers and musical performances via video and live remote footage, with live remote reaction shots from locations around the country. Monday night’s convention program, themed “We the People,” is headlined by Sen. Bernie Sanders and former First Lady Michelle Obama, and includes speeches by Republican former Ohio Gov. John Kasich; Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, Amy Klobuchar, and Doug Jones; Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn; and Reps. Gwen Moore and Bennie Thompson.  Odds are that Bernie Sanders will be Bernie Sanders, with his proven, popular message about economic inequality. Michelle Obama is hotly anticipated after her standout 2016 DNC speech, and...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s youngest state lawmaker will be featured in the Democratic National Convention’s keynote address. State Rep. Denny Ruprecht, of Landaff, is among 17 “rising stars” from across the country who will speak Tuesday night under the theme “Leadership Matters.” Ruprecht, a student at Plymouth State College, was elected to the House in 2018 at age 19. He said on Twitter that he will highlight the contrast between the “constant chaos” delivered by President Donald Trump and the “steady direction” offered by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The convention takes place over four nights starting Monday. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    In this screengrab, Michelle Obama is seen during the 2020 BET Awards.BET Awards 2020 | Getty Images The 2020 Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday night as the party continues to make its case against a second term for President Donald Trump.  The events, originally slated to take place in Milwaukee, will go on mostly remotely from around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to accept the party's presidential nomination on Thursday night.  Speakers will start at 9 p.m. ET on Monday. Popular former first lady Michelle Obama will headline the group along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and the runner-up to Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary. CNBC.com will stream the event, as will the DNC's website. Sanders' speaking slot underscores the party's efforts to reach out to more liberal voters. Other speakers include Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina,...
    Politician Stacey Abrams speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) After previous reports that Stacey Abrams had not been scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, the schedule has been updated.  Abrams, a rising star in the party, will deliver a joint keynote address on Tuesday night. A total of 17 speakers will address the evening’s theme, “Leadership Matters,” offering a “diversity of different ideas” and “perspectives on how to move America forward,” according to a press release. READ MORE: Trump campaign set to launch digital ads during Democratic convention “Amidst all of the chaos and crises our nation is facing, Democrats are focused on finding new and innovative ways to engage more Americans than ever before—because that’s how we’ll mobilize the nation to defeat...
    The first all-digital Democratic National Convention is taking place this week, and one of the speakers will be Rick Telesz — a 62-year-old dairy and soybean farmer in Western Pennsylvania who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 but is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. Telesz’ appearance is important for a number of reasons. First, Pennsylvania is a crucial swing state. Second, Telesz is among the registered Democrats who crossed party lines in 2016 and did not support that year’s Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. 2016 had its “Trump Democrats” just as 1980 and 1984 had their “Reagan Democrats” — although the Reagan Democrats were much more plentiful. Trump, unlike Reagan, lost the popular vote by almost 3 million. In 2016, Telesz bought into Trump’s pseudo-populism. The Pennsylvania farmer recently told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that four years ago, he believed Trump would “drain the swam” and “look...
    Madison Summers August 17, 2020 0 Comments The Democratic National Convention will kick off on Monday evening, setting the stage for an unprecedented convention as the U.S. still combats the coronavirus pandemic. The first day of the virtual convention will be held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST with several prominent figures headlining it. Check out those who will be speaking on Monday evening: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Former First Lady Michelle Obama Additionally, those tuning in to the convention on Monday night will see performances from singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers and singer Leon Bridges. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, will deliver a speech later in the week...
    The Democratic National Convention will take place virtually August 17-20, with keynote speakers from 9-11 p.m. ET each night. Joe Biden will formally accept the nomination for president on Thursday night and Kamala Harris will accept the nomination for vice president on Wednesday. The list of speakers includes Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and former President Obama on Wednesday.  Biden will accept the nomination virtually from his home state of Delaware, rather than traveling to Milwaukee. CBSN will provide live coverage and analysis throughout the day all week, with full coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET on "Red & Blue," with Elaine Quijano. At 8:30 p.m. ET, tune in for an advance of each night's convention speakers, and again at 11 p.m. ET for post-convention analysis. Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox From 10-11 p.m. ET each night, CBSN and CBS television...
    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With visits to four states scheduled, U.S. President Donald Trump plans to inject himself as often as possible this week into Democrats' carefully choreographed plans to nominate Joe Biden as their presidential candidate. At the same time, Trump's travel this week, to states likely to prove crucial to whether he wins a second term, promise to show a framework for how he will campaign this fall, given that the coronavirus pandemic has curtailed the mass arena rallies that the president favors. Trump's goal by campaigning this week is to limit the damage to his standing from the Democratic National Convention. National polls and many in battleground states show him already in deep trouble. Trump, whose Republican National Convention is next week, will travel to Mankato, Minnesota, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Monday, Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday and Biden's home town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday....
    By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) - This week's Democratic National Convention will feature a lineup of heavyweight politicians, rising stars and everyday Americans making the case for why Joe Biden should be elected U.S. president on Nov. 3. Here is a look at the speakers who will be featured during four nights of virtual programming kicking off on Monday. SHOW OF UNITY The first night of programming represents an effort to show the country's full ideological spectrum uniting behind Biden. Senator Bernie Sanders, a liberal who fought the centrist Biden for the Democratic nomination, and two-time Republican former presidential candidate John Kasich will tell voters why they both support Biden over Republican President Donald Trump. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a leading progressive who vexes conservatives and represents a younger generation of voters often at odds with Biden's positions, will speak at the convention on Tuesday. In addition to Sanders,...
    In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern-day Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era next week. The all-virtual affair will test the former vice president’s ability to overcome unprecedented logistical challenges in an urgent mission to energize his sprawling coalition. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday night — virtually — amid a mix of political curiosity and cautious expectations from the party faithful. The convention was originally set to take place in Milwaukee; a nod to the need to shore up the nominee’s efforts in the Midwest. Wisconsin was one of the key states where Donald Trump edged Hillary Clinton, helping to get him to the White House. Instead, the convention will take place remotely, in live and recorded videos from across the country....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Democratic National Convention does not officially kick off until Monday, but on Sunday night, the Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus paid tribute to the Rev. Jesse Jackson. In a video conference, Black leaders honored Jackson’s long career, from his early days working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights activism, to running for president twice in 1984 and 1988 and spearheading voter registration drives. “This man represents the greatest of what we have to offer to this nation,” said professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, “and the little we repay him tonight in token of his extraordinary service is the least we can do.” Jackson called Joe Biden’s nomination of Kamala Harris as his running mate as “the completion of my dream” and said he is excited to vote in November. The virtual convention starts on Monday night with prime-time speeches from...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A supercharged two weeks of political activity that will have major implications for the outcome of the November election are about to kick off.It begins Monday with the Democratic National Convention, followed next week by the Republican National Convention.The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected both events.The 2020 Democratic National Convention will bear very little resemblance to those before when it kicks off on Monday.The massive gathering of delegates, the balloons and the energy of the cheering party faithful are all a casualty of the coronavirus."So I was really looking forward to it. I've had this on my calendar for a very long time, and just being there in that atmosphere around your colleagues from all over the country. It's a big difference," said state Rep. Chris Welch, D-Westchester.RELATED: Democratic National Convention: Illinois delegates prepare for virtual DNC, after Wisconsin event postponedEMBED More News Videos Illinois delegates are...
    For the past five months, President Trump, his campaign and his allies have mercilessly ridiculed Democratic challenger Joe Biden for “hiding in his basement” of his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Monday's kickoff to the Democratic National Convention marks Biden's moment to reset the narrative about the energy behind his candidacy. TRUMP TO CAMPAIGN IN BATTLEGROUND STATES DURING DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION For one, he'll get out of the "basement," even as the pandemic-afflicted convention will be largely virtual -- planning to deliver his nomination address later in the week from a convention center in Delaware. The star-studded lineup will aim to fire up a base that has suffered from an enthusiasm deficiency ever since Barack Obama stopped topping the Democratic ticket, with musical guest performances from John Legend and others stacked alongside addresses by the Obamas, the Clintons and (briefly) AOC. “A huge priority has to be making the people who are watching from all...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Democratic National Convention, originally slated to take place in Milwaukee, officially kicks off Monday -- virtually."I was surprised when the UPS man came to the door and I said, 'oh my God, did I order something else?' But no, I didn't order these," said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson.These boxes are delivering up excitement for an unconventional convention. They're arriving at the homes of Illinois delegates, who will be attending this meet-up virtually instead of in-person.Typically called swag bags, they are full of promotional products with democratic-themed messages. This haul, which has the typical fare of buttons, coffee mugs and posters is also stocked with COVID-19 safety items, including hand sanitizer and a face mask."Illinois strong mask, it came from our party. That's nice," said U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston.Kelly said despite the loss of an in-person convention, there is still plenty of excitement and aggressive...
    EXCLUSIVE: The Trump campaign will host a nightly recap of the Democratic National Convention, as part of its rapid response efforts and counter-programming, which they say will highlight the “radical socialism” of the left, Fox News has learned.A Trump campaign official told Fox News on Sunday that the campaign, in response to nightly Democratic Convention programming, will launch “The Real Joe Biden,” a recap of the Democrats’ nightly events. RNC CHAIRWOMAN PREVIEWS DEM CONVENTION WEEK PLANS The rebuttal, which will include panels and commentary from Team Trump, will take place at 11p.m. each night. An official told Fox News that the nightly show will “break down everything Team Trump saw throughout the night.” “The radical, leftist takeover of Joe Biden is complete and Team Trump will be exposing that truth with nightly programming,” Ali Pardo, Deputy Communications Director for the Trump Campaign, told Fox News Sunday.“Democrats won’t be honest about Biden at...
    President Trump will join "Fox & Friends" for an exclusive interview on Monday as the Democratic National Convention kicks off and Republicans launch an effort to counter-program the four-day event. The president and co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade are expected to discuss the latest news surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election as dozens of top Democrats give speeches and voice their support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. The interview is expected to air during the 8 a.m. ET hour of “FOX & Friends.” DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SEES PARTY UNITY MISSION: KEEP 'RESTIVE' BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS FROM BLOWING THIS Trump’s interview with Fox News Channel’s morning show comes as his campaign launches a four-day advertising blitz, aggressively inundating digital platforms with front-page takeovers and banner ads, targeting more than just political programs. As some of the most influential party leaders address the nation, the GOP plans to “outshine” the Democrats with its rapid response strategy, expanded digital...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Democratic National Convention starts Monday but this year’s meeting of Democratic Party delegates — who are expected to formally nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential candidate — will be noticeably different from earlier gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally planned for Milwaukee, most of the convention will take place virtually, a step taken to prevent the type of large gathering in which the disease often spreads. Biden, who chose California Sen. Kamala Harris to join him on the ticket as the vice presidential candidate, will accept the nomination from his home in Delaware. Party luminaries, including former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, are expected to speak. Delayed by about a month, the Democratic National Convention runs from Monday, Aug. 17 through Aug. 20. Speeches will be streamed 6-8 p.m. PT) each night. Here’s what’s in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday and Joe Biden, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, has selected Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle to speak. Boyle will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday. The DNC says Boyle will offer ideas and perspectives on how to move America forward. Boyle has been in Washington since 2015. He represents the 2nd congressional district. It includes all of Northeast Philadelphia.
    Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will be among 17 politicians and civic leaders delivering the keynote address at this week’s Democratic National Convention, officials announced Sunday. “I’m excited to join some amazing Americans to talk about the future of our country and electing Joe Biden as president,” Garcia said in a statement. The mayor, who recently lost his mother and stepfather to complications from COVID-19, added: “We need to move our country forward and it’s going to take young people to mobilize across the country to fight for healthcare, racial justice and civil rights for all.” Garcia will be joined in Tuesday’s keynote address by 16 other current and former Democratic officials, including former Rep. Stacey Abrams of Georgia, state Sen. Yvanna Cancela of Nevada, Rep. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania and Rep. Colin Allred of Texas. Having multiple speakers deliver the address is a departure from traditional convention norms....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Starting Monday, the Democratic National Convention — most of which will be held virtually outside the host city of Milwaukee — will see a lineup of New York politicians speaking throughout the week, starting with Governor Andrew Cuomo. These 17 keynote speakers are those regarded by the Democratic Party to be some their biggest “rising stars” they expect will motivate the country further in electing the presumptive presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, and presumptive vice presidential nominee, California Senator Kamala Harris, to the White House in November. On Aug. 17, Cuomo will join former First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders – among others – from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. as an official kickoff which will also act as a rallying cry to support Biden. Follow demconvention.com...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was repeatedly interrupted by what sounded like a Skype ringtone during a virtual interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. HARRIS EMBRACES RUNNING MATE ATTACK DOG ROLE - SAYS CASE AGAINST TRUMP 'OPEN AND SHUT' Sanders was trying to discuss former Vice President Joe Biden's choice of running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and other topics when he was interrupted four times by the ringtone. WATCH: "I think you're getting a phone call. ... Yeah, I can hear you, I think someone's calling you," host Jake Tapper told Sanders. Sanders seemed unfazed by the noise and kept talking. "I think you have an urgent phone call — hope everything's OK," Tapper said when Sanders signed off. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Sanders is now throwing his full...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On the road to election day, the first stop is the Democratic National Convention beginning the week of August 17.The DNC was originally planned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's an important state on the electoral map. Both parties want to win there.YOU CAN WATCH THIS SHOW ON YOUR CONNECTED TV! CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOWBecause of the COVID-19 pandemic, this convention will be unlike any other: a virtual one.How different will it be?On this week's Countdown, Bill Ritter is joined by ABC News embedded reporters with the Biden and Trump campaigns, ABC News political director Rick Klein and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf.MORE: Everything to know about the DNCThe 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Thursday, Aug. 20. On each night of the convention, two hours of scheduled programming will begin at 9 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. CT | 6 p.m....
    (CNN)Ten of the women Joe Biden interviewed to be his running mate were not selected this week. But the former vice president is keeping their resumes on file.Biden chose California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick Tuesday, but he also spent the day calling a number of women to inform them they were not the pick. During those conversations and throughout the vetting process, Biden spoke to the women he considered about other roles they could play if he was elected in November, including, in some cases, potential Cabinet positions, Democrats familiar with the process said.Biden's vetting process provided a sizable boost to the national profiles of nearly a dozen Democratic women. Top party operatives believe the bench of Democratic women has not only been significantly elevated by the process, but because of the unusually public nature of the search, many Americans have a deeper understanding of the...
    Musicians John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and Billie Eilish are among some of the big name celebrities performing at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Leon Bridges, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce, and Stephen Stills are also among the celebrities chosen to perform Aug. 17-20, according to Billboard. Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend are just a few of the artists that the DNC has announced are planning to perform during the party’s convention next weekhttps://t.co/ZWDgvzLZf3 — POLITICO (@politico) August 14, 2020 “It will truly be a convention across America, and these incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump’s failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be with Joe Biden as president,” Program Executive Stephanie Cutter said in a statement, the outlet reported. “These artists are committed to engaging with, registering and mobilizing...
    (UPI) — The 2020 Democratic National Convention will feature performances from John Legend, Billie Eilish and The Chicks. Organizers announced a lineup for the event in a press release Friday. Jennifer Hudson, Common, Billy Porter, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce, Stephen Stills and other stars will also perform. The DNC will take place Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisc. Senator Kamala Harris will officially accept the party’s vice presidential nomination Aug. 19, while former vice president Joe Biden will formally accept the party’s presidential nomination Aug. 20. “In just three days, we will kick off a Democratic National Convention that will look and feel very different than past conventions. It will truly be a convention across America, and these incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump’s failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be...
    President Trump will campaign in key general election battleground states next week at the same time as the Democratic National Convention formally names former Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s standard-bearer. Trump’s reelection campaign announced Friday that the president will hold events in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday and Arizona on Tuesday. WHO'S SPEAKING AND WHEN AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION While the Trump campaign has not announced the president’s travel for next Thursday, campaign officials confirmed to Fox News that Trump is expected to visit Scranton, Pa. – the city where Biden was born and spent his early years. The trip should come hours before Biden is scheduled to give his presidential nomination acceptance address, which will be the biggest speech of his half-century career in politics. Typically a presidential nominee will lie low as the opposition party holds its nominating convention – but Trump has repeatedly proven that he’s not one to adhere to political traditions....
    The Democrats have added some star power - albeit some socially distant star power - to next week's Democratic National Convention.  A spokesman for the Biden campaign announced Friday that performers would include the newly renamed Chicks - who cut 'Dixie' from their name amid the wave of Black Lives Matter protests - as well as John Legend, Billie Eilish, 'Pose's' Billy Porter, Common and Jennifer Hudson.   Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Stephen Stills - of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame - and Prince Royce will also entertain those tuning into the DNC's livestream.  The newly renamed Chicks, which include Emily Robison (left) and Natalie Maines (right), will perform remotely for the Democratic National Committee audience Thursday night  John Legend, who has long been connected with Democratic politics, is slated to perform virtually at this year's DNC  Billie Eilish is a new face at this year's Democratic National...
    The 2020 Democratic National Convention will mark the official transition of Joe Biden from the party's presumptive nominee to its official presidential candidate, whose name will show up on ballots next to President Trump, and will provide the party with four nights of programming to rally its base and persuade swing voters to join their cause. The party conventions, held every four years, have had their plans for this year blown up by the coronavirus pandemic and have had to adjust how they'll take care of their business. They will still have a footprint in their host cities but won't bring together the normal crowds of tens of thousands of supporters to inject millions of dollars into the local economy. Here's what you need to know about the 2020 Democratic National Convention as it's being held in the age of the coronavirus. Place The Democratic convention was originally slated to happen in the...
    The 2020 Democratic National Convention has announced musical performers for its (virtual) stage: Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce, Stephen Stills and more, according to the announcement. The musical acts will be featured across all four nights of the convention, which will air August 17-20, 2020. “In just three days, we will kick off a Democratic National Convention that will look and feel very different than past conventions. It will truly be a convention across America, and these incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump’s failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be with Joe Biden as president,” said Stephanie Cutter, 2020 Democratic National Convention Program Executive. “These artists are committed to engaging with, registering and mobilizing voters to get us over the finish line in...
    First to reopen, Ga. reports most deaths in a day 6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Dennys Billie Eilish, The Chicks, John Legend among Democratic National Convention performers The 2020 Democratic National Convention scored some musical heavyweights for its line-up of performers. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; Lester Cohen/Getty Images Officials announced Friday that Billie Eilish, The Chicks, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Billy Porter, Leon Bridges, and more have been tapped for performances during next week's four-day convention. The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere LEARN MORE Ad Lumiguard The DNC was initially set for earlier in the summer, but in the wake of the novel coronavirus, organizers pushed it Aug. 17. Not only that, but it will feature a number of virtual speeches and appearances from celebrities, politicians, and activists from...
    (CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's presidential campaign is forging a new path, gathering a nationwide audience of supporters over Zoom to make up for a Democratic National Convention devoid of its usual live audience of thousands due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign announced Friday that virtual watch parties will take place in all 50 states throughout next week's convention, with elected officials like Pete Buttigieg and celebrities like Alyssa Milano acting as hosts, according to a news release shared first with CNN.The watch parties offer a glimpse into how the campaign is making do with the challenges of hosting a virtual convention -- a fanfare celebration that typically sees tens of thousands of supporters gathering together in person -- almost entirely in the virtual realm due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. A historic pick: Read more Kamala Harris has spent her career breaking barriers Kamala Harris'...
    They are adding to their voices to a series of other singers who will share their talents at the political rally. John Legend and Billie Eilish are just two of a handful of big-name singers and musical groups that are scheduled to perform at the Democratic National Convention where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will accept their nominations for President and Vice-President of the United States. The four-day event will be based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and include appearances from politicians, activists, and celebrities who will participate from around the country reported People Magazine. Joining Legend and Eilish as performers will be Leon Bridges, The Chicks, Common, Prince Royce, Maggie Rogers, Stephen Stills, and Jennifer Hudson. Also joining the aforementioned celebrities will be a 57-member youth choir who will sing the National Anthem to kick things off, beginning on Monday, August 17. Each member of the singing group will represent...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Monday is the start of the Democratic National Convention that will officially nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Over 200 Pennsylvania delegates will attend virtually from their homes. It turns out, the oldest and one of the youngest delegates come from this region. Many journalists and delegates have been going to political conventions for decades, but that’s nothing compared to Angie Gialloreto of Wilkins Township. She is going to her 11th Democratic Convention as a delegate, while Christian Sesek of Brownsville, almost seven decades younger, will attend his first convention. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “For President Carter, and it was a memorable one,” says Gialloreto. That was her first convention when a Georgia peanut farmer won her party’s nomination. She’s been to every convention since 1976. “It’s just as exciting as my first one was,” Gialloreto told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Thursday. She is the...
    SCRANTON, Pa. (KDKA) – President Trump is planning to come to Pennsylvania during the Democratic National Convention. USA Today reports the president will visit Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton next Thursday, the same day Biden is scheduled to deliver his party’s acceptance speech. Scranton is about a 5 hour drive from Pittsburgh. We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 President Trump is also expected to visit several other key battleground states like Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona during the Democrat’s convention. The president has said his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination at the end of August will be held at either the White House or the...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail. LEADING THE DAY: You can feel the presidential race heating up now that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE has added Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisCandidates on Biden's VP list were asked...
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., arrive to speak at a news conference at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Democratic party will formerly nominate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the convention will be held. Here’s what you need to know; we’ll update this as the convention goes on. Q: When is it? The convention was originally supposed to be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. It will now be held entirely virtually Aug. 17-20. See the full schedule here. Q: How can I watch? The convention will be streamed live on the Democratic National Convention’s official YouTube channel between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m....
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing on the ballot for the first time on March 3. The former Republican and gun-control advocate withdrew from the race when it became clear it was dead in the water...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing on the ballot for the first time on March 3. The former Republican and gun-control advocate withdrew from the race when it became clear it was dead in the water after...
    Andrew Yang announced that he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention after initially being excluded from the lineup. The Democratic National Committee reversed its decision from earlier this week to exclude Yang after he and his supporters expressed outrage that he was not offered a speaking slot despite his unique Democratic primary campaign. He thanked his supporters on Thursday for drawing attention to the snub and announced that he was added to the convention lineup for next week's event. "And it’s official — we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup! Thank you #YangGang and everyone else who made this happen! #YangIsSpeaking," he tweeted. And it’s official - we have been added to the DNC Convention speaker lineup! Thank you #YangGang and everyone else who made this happen! ????????????????#YangIsSpeaking— Andrew Yang???????????? (@AndrewYang) August 13, 2020 Yang said on Tuesday that he "kind of expected"...
    Madison Summers August 13, 2020 0 Comments The Democratic National Convention is next week, and people will hear from several prominent figures — but those tuning in will only hear 60 seconds of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Ocasio-Cortez was given one minute for her pre-recorded message to air at the convention, which will be held on August 17-20. The reports on this drew reactions on social media: I realize there are limitations with doing this virtually, but this is absurd. AOC has done some of the most effective comms work of any Democrat in the country. 60 seconds is ridiculous. https://t.co/hsMeMVD5io— Charlotte Clymer ????️‍???? (@cmclymer) August 13, 2020However, Ocasio-Cortez offered a different response. She quoted Dr. Benjamin E. Mays — a minister and civil rights leader — in her response. It is a quote that was recited by late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), according to Ocasio-Cortez. The quote...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will only have one minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in what some say is a surprising snub for the high-profile, rising star. The convention was due to be staged in Milwaukee but is being held virtually this year, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  AOC, as she is known, will not speak live, but instead will deliver a pre-recorded message on Tuesday night - the same night as Bill Clinton. Others, however, will be permitted to address the convention live - among them Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, and Pete Buttigieg, former presidential contender and mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, will deliver a 60-second message on Tuesday night at the DNC The four-day online convention, which begins on Monday, is held under the title Uniting America. It will feature different themes and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's a staple of the election process: Every four years, thousands of the country's most politically active gather at the Republican and Democratic national conventions to formally nominate their party's presidential candidate.But the idea of that many people crammed into one convention hall space is clearly not 2020 safe, and so, like so much else this year, the pandemic will give a whole new look to the political tradition.RELATED: Radical or moderate? Trump paints Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket as both"This will be an interesting test case to see what a virtual convention looks like," SJSU political science professor Melinda Jackson, PhD, told ABC7 News.So, as we head into two weeks of political frenzy, here is everything to know about the "unconventional" DNC and RNC.Democratic National ConventionThe DNC begins Monday, Aug. 17 and runs four nights through Thursday, Aug. 20. It was originally slated for Milwaukee, WI,...
    Minutes after she was formally introduced by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris latched on to the traditional attack dog role of the number two on a national ticket and began to prosecute her case against President Trump. The senator from California with a rich prosecutorial record as San Francisco district attorney and later California attorney general took aim at the president after she was introduced by Biden at a campaign event in the former vice president’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. BIDEN SAYS 'I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I PICKED THE RIGHT PERSON' “As somebody who’s presented my fair share of arguments in court, the case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut,” Harris emphasized. Taking aim at Trump’s efforts steering the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the senator stressed “just look where they’ve gotten us. More than...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Democratic National Convention begins next Monday in Milwaukee with a couple of hundred delegates from Pennsylvania. Remember those crazy presidential conventions every four years with funny outfits, lots of speeches and cheering delegates? Well, not this year. “We’re going to be completely virtual, and our main goal is that our delegates feel comfortable,” says Nancy Patton Mills, the chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Mills lives in Moon Township, and told KDKA political editor Jon Delano, “This is Democratic Headquarters for the convention, we’re right here in my dining room.” The delegates will hold virtual breakfast meetings every morning when national speakers often drop in. “We would be delighted if we could have Kamala Harris at one of our breakfasts,” says Mills. Of course, it’s all virtual, which makes it a little weird. “We put safety first. That was always our number one priority,” Tom Perez,...
    Here's a look at things to know about the 2020 Democratic National Convention:When is the 2020 DNC?The 2020 Democratic National Convention will take place from Monday, Aug. 17, to Thursday, Aug. 20. On each night of the convention, two hours of scheduled programming will begin at 9 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. CT | 6 p.m. PT.Originally slated to take place in July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the convention was postponed and re-imagined as a virtual production amid concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.What's the 2020 DNC speaker lineup?Here's what we know about speaker lineup and other events scheduled for each day as announced by the Democratic National Committee:Monday, Aug. 17 Theme of the evening: "We the People" Senator Bernie Sanders Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Governor Andrew Cuomo Governor Gretchen Whitmer Representative Jim Clyburn Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson Representative Gwen Moore Former Governor John Kasich Senator Doug Jones Senator...
    Some prominent New York politicians are among the speakers announced for the virtual Democratic National Convention. Poll Who are you most excited to hear speak at the Democratic National Convention? Gov. Andrew Cuomo Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Former President Bill Clinton Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer None of the above Submit Vote View Results Subscribe to the results of this poll We'll send you an email when the poll is complete. Subscribe Get Daily Voice in your inbox as well Current Results Who are you most excited to hear speak at the Democratic National Convention? Gov. Andrew Cuomo 0% Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 0% Former President Bill Clinton 0% Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 0% Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 0% None of the above 0% Back to Vote Subscribe...
    Washington — The Democratic National Convention Committee has unveiled its list of primetime speakers for the convention next week, rolling out a lineup that unites the party's progressive wings with the Democratic establishment. The Democratic National Convention is set to kick off August 17 and will feature four nights of speakers who will address supporters remotely from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nightly keynote speeches will be given by Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday. On Thursday, Joe Biden will formally accept his party's presidential nomination with a speech. The gathering, which has been roiled by the coronavirus crisis, begins Monday and will feature Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who went head-to-head with Biden in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination after the party's vast field of candidates narrowed.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Joining Sanders will be Michigan...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar won her contentious Minnesota Democratic primary, in which her challenger pegged her as an incumbent who prioritized national attention and Twitter spats over her constituents. Omar, 37, one of four ultra-liberal Democratic women first elected to the House in 2018 known as the "squad," defeated lawyer and mediator Antone Melton-Meaux. The rivals were two of four candidates vying for the right to contest Minnesota's Minneapolis-anchored 5th congressional district in the fall. Melton-Meaux, boosted by pro-Israel donors, was a well-funded opponent thanks to a last-quarter cash surge. He had brought in $4.1 million to Omar's $4.2 million as of mid-July. The pair had roughly the same amount of money in the bank as of last month's reporting deadlines. Melton-Meaux used his deep pockets to spend twice as much as Omar on TV ads in the closing weeks of their bids. He booked $2.1 million worth of...
    Get Into ‘Good Trouble’: Save Our Post Office … and Our Right to Vote Every now and then, an enormously beneficial soul comes along — someone whose work is so productive, honest and inspirational that he or she ought not be allowed to die. That’s how I felt last month when I heard that John Lewis had slipped away from us. Since the late 1980s, it had been my good fortune to have known, admired and learned from this civil rights icon and U.S. representative from Georgia. Throughout his exemplary life of progressive activism, Lewis hurled his heart, soul and head (literally!) into fighting the Powers That Be to gain and protect the voting rights of all Americans. As a young movement leader in 1965, he was with Martin Luther King Jr. among the marchers on the front line in Selma, Alabama, who had their heads busted by state troopers...
    Independent Vermont  Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former National press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray criticized 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for selecting Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. After the news broke that Biden selected Harris to be his running mate, Joy Gray labeled Harris as America’s “top cop” and blasted the Democratic party. “We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a ‘top cop’ and the author of the Joe Biden crime bill to save us from Trump. The contempt for the base is, wow,” Joy Gray said. We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a “top cop” and the author of the Joe Biden crime bill to save us from Trump....
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A Lawrence County farmer has been invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week. Rick Telesz says he voted for Donald Trump four years ago, but this year he’s backing Joe Biden. Telesz, of Volant, is a soybean and dairy farmer. He’s more comfortable with the cows and tractor on his 700-acre farm than the national stage. “I’m not active in politics, none whatsoever,” Telesz told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. In 2016, Telesz says he supported Trump like many others in his Democratic county that voted for Trump. “There wasn’t anything he said that sounded like he was going to hurt agriculture. It sounded like he was for the working class, the middle man, and I gave him a chance,” Telesz said. But Telesz says Trump’s trade war with China and tariffs on soybeans, one of the state’s top exports, is killing...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted. In a text message to supporters, Biden said, “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump.” Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington. In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign. Harris, a 55-year-old first-term senator, is also one of the party’s most prominent figures and quickly...
            by Kathleen Ronayne and Will Weissert  WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden tweeted. In a text message to supporters, Biden said, “Together, with you, we’re going to beat Trump” In this June 16, 2020, photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asks a question during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations on on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President...
    Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Tuesday that he did not know who Joe Biden would pick for his running mate, but made a lofty claim that the decision “will literally make history.” Coons called Biden’s VP decision “one of the most consequential decisions” the former vice president will ever make. “It will literally make history. And it will change, I believe, not just the arc of this campaign, but the trajectory of American history,” Coons said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell pressed Coons on his claim. “You said it will make history,” she said. “There have been women running mates before. Sarah Palin, Geraldine Ferraro. The only way it would really make history is if it is a black woman.” AHEAD OF VP PICK, BIDEN UP 10 POINTS OVER TRUMP: POLL “Well, Andrea, let me just say, I'm optimistic that he will make the right choice and...
    Rep. Karen Bass won't be the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic standard-bearer, personally told the California lawmaker, elected in 2010, she hadn't made the cut, according to CNN. After months of speculation, Biden, himself a former vice president, informed his senior advisers Tuesday he'd selected his running mate. Bass, 66, is a prominent voice in the Congressional Black Caucus, chairing the body since 2018. She also spearheaded the Biden campaign's joint task force with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that was focused on the economy. Prior to representing her Los Angeles-based district in Washington, D.C., the trained physician assistant and social worker was speaker of the California State Assembly, steering California's response to the 2007–2008 financial crisis. The daughter of a letter-carrier father and a homemaker mother was the first black woman to hold that position in any of the country's state legislatures. Bass...
    Reuters August 11, 2020 0 Comments  Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his running mate for the Nov. 3 election and could announce his pick as soon as Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. The finalists for the job have been informed of Biden’s decision, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The news that Biden has made his selection was first reported by CNN. A Biden campaign spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Biden, who served as vice president under President Barack Obama, has pledged to choose a woman as a running mate. His short list has included several Black lawmakers and leaders, including Senator Kamala Harris of California and former national security adviser Susan Rice. No major-party presidential ticket has ever included a Black woman. Biden, 77, is leading Republican President Donald Trump, 74, in national opinion...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a concise summary of his plan for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on Twitter on Tuesday: he would ask Dr. Anthony Fauci to stay on, and “bring together top experts and leaders.” I promise you if I’m elected, I won’t waste any time getting this virus under control. I’ll call Dr. Fauci and ask him to stay on. I’ll bring together top experts and leaders from both parties to chart a path forward. We’ll get it done, together. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020 It is unclear how anything Biden is proposing is different from what President Donald Trump has already done — though Biden opposed Trump’s ban on travel to or from China in January, which Dr. Fauci credits with saving lives. Dr. Fauci is a controversial figure, having given contradictory advice throughout the pandemic. Biden has continued to elevate Fauci and...
    Michelle Obama, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and former Gov. John Kasich (R) are among a handful of influential speakers slated to headline the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) virtual convention. The Democratic National Convention, scheduled to run August 17-20, will feature several high profile speakers on Monday, including Joe Biden’s former primary challengers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Reps. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Tuesday’s speaker schedule includes former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Secretary of State John Kerry (D), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jill Biden, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and former President Bill Clinton. Ocasio-Cortez and Masto are just two of the party’s featured...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to be featured on the opening night of next week's Democratic National Convention. Whitmer will speak Monday during the four-day event, which will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. She would move to Wednesday if Joe Biden selected her as his running mate this week. The first-term governor, who is on Biden's short list, met with him in Delaware last week. Her profile grew nationally in the spring as she confronted the COVID-19 crisis. At the convention, Democrats will formally nominate the presidential ticket and also adopt a party platform and rules. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan
    Democrats announced their primetime lineup of convention speakers with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama playing a central role as two of the four keynote speakers before former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the nomination next week. The Democratic National Committee released a wide-ranging list on Tuesday that reflects both the progressive and moderate wings of the party as well as Biden's support beyond the Democratic Party. On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, two progressive stars, will deliver speeches on the same day as former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.Cartoons on the Democratic PartyView All 284 Images"These speakers, some of the most popular leaders and rising stars from across the country, will join a line-up of inspiring Americans announced yesterday, as the coalition uniting behind Joe Biden's vision for a better...
    The Democratic National Convention on Tuesday unveiled a schedule of speakers including NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hillary Clinton and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich. The virtual four day event, titled “Uniting America,” represents the Democratic Party’s increasingly large ideological spectrum and also set off frenzied speculation over who could be Joe Biden’s running mate. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) is considered the front-runner to join Biden’s ticket but is slated to speak on Thursday evening while Biden’s VP will appear on Wednesday. Former national security advisor Susan Rice, another main candidate, does not appear on the list of speakers. But convention planners deliberately scheduled speaking times for some of the top vice presidential contenders in case they are not picked, the New York Times reported. Monday’s kick off features former presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), Empire State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer will reportedly be one of the speakers at next week’s four-night Democratic National Convention. After speculation of possibly becoming Joe Biden’s running mate, Whitmer now may not be the choice. Whitmer is expected to speak Monday, Aug. 17 with a lineup of speakers including Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gwen Moore, Former Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Doug Jones and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Biden said months ago he intends to select a woman as his vice presidential nominee and has been encouraged to select a Black woman as his running mate. Here’s the list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention: Tuesday, August 18: Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Former Secretary of State...
    Madison Summers August 11, 2020 0 Comments Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will accept the nomination at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and there will be several prominent people delivering speeches at the convention. The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) made the announcement on Tuesday of speakers headlining the convention titled “Uniting America.” Additionally, other “individuals from all walks of life, political affiliations and every corner of the country who support” Biden will also be giving speeches. The convention is set to be held August 17-20. Here is a look at some of the people who will headline the convention, according to the DNCC’s press release.MondaySpeakers will address “three crises” that are occurring in the U.S. currently, including the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans out of work, and racial injustices. A few of the speakers include: Former First Lady Michelle Obama Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) New York Gov....
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will address Democrats during the party's highly-anticipated, virtual 2020 convention. Ocasio-Cortez, a vocal supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's far-left White House bid, will join the likes of former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to help springboard 2020 standard-bearer Joe Biden's general election campaign via the digital pep rally. The speaking schedule, which runs 9 p.m.-11 p.m. from Aug. 17-20, also includes many of Biden's vanquished nomination rivals, as well as women reportedly on his running mate shortlist. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer all have slots. Rumored contenders California Rep. Karen Bass and Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice didn't appear on an...
    FORMER President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to headline two nights of the Democratic Convention. The Democratic party released the full list of speakers for all four days of the convention on Tuesday. 1Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to headline the Democratic Convention Other notable speakers are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders and republican John Kasich the Former Ohio Governor. Most read in News‘IT WAS NEGLECT’Toddler died when parents forgot he was in 90F car & found him next dayPicturedPROTECT AND SWERVEPics 'show NYPD cops doing NOTHING' as an 11-year-old girl is beatenFRIGHT HOUSETrump rushed from briefing as 'armed suspect,' 51, is shot outside White House'DEVASTATING'NY Giants owner Steve Tisch's daughter Hilary dies by suicide aged 36NO GOING BACK Trump could BAN US residents from reentering from virus hotspotsWarningFLOYD...
    (CNN)Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Democratic "squad," is fighting to keep her seat in a Minnesota primary election on Tuesday.In Georgia, a GOP candidate with a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory is in a primary runoff. If Marjorie Taylor Greene prevails in the runoff, she will be well positioned to win a congressional seat in the fall, putting national Republicans in the difficult position of how to respond. Republican voters will also pick a candidate in a primary for a Minnesota congressional seat in a district that went for President Donald Trump in 2016 by a wide margin and is currently represented by endangered Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. Those are a few of the races to watch on Tuesday with contests taking place in Georgia, Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin and Minnesota. 'Squad' member Ilhan Omar faces well-funded Democratic...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Vice President of the United Auto Workers Lake Orion Chapter will speak at the Democratic National Convention. In a statement from Joe Biden’s campaign, Gerald Lang said the former vice president “understands that auto workers are the heart of Michigan’s economy.” It is not yet known when lang will speak. The DNC was originally scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, but the event will be held next week online. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Balloons. Confetti. Signs. Big hats. It's the moment many Americans - or at least those election enthusiasts among us - have been waiting four years for. It's convention season. We'll kick things off next week with the Democratic National Convention, with four days of party events leading up to the main event: crowning the presidential nominee. Of course this year, things are going to look a bit different. Here's everything you need to know about this year's convention, Covid-19 changes and all.What is the Democratic National Convention? Remember seeing Hillary Clinton looking amazed at a downpour of blue balloons, or an onslaught of confetti greeting Barack Obama on stage? Those were the key moments of Democratic conventions past. Essentially, this is where the Democratic Party comes together during a general election year to formally name - and hype up - their candidates. Image copyright Getty Images You may be...
    President Donald Trump said in a tweet Monday that he would accept his party’s presidential nomination at either the White House or in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Trump originally floated the White House as the location for accepting the Republican nomination location on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. The two locations Trump is considering are “The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C.,” Trump said. “We will announce the decision soon!” We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020 The speech is scheduled to take place on the final night of the Republican National Convention, Aug. 27. The announcement comes after several months of confusion surrounding...
    The Democratic National Convention speaker lineup includes former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the Biden campaign.Clinton is set to speak Wednesday evening. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a former challenger who's now considered to be a potential Biden running mate, is also scheduled to speak Wednesday but could move to another slot if she is chosen to join the ticket.Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who also campaigned for the Democratic nomination, will speak Monday night. Other speakers have yet to be announced.Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus. Neither the Biden campaign nor DNC officials offered details about how Biden might accept the nomination, which even in the pandemic could be a made-for-screen event that reaches tens of millions of voters via television and online.A DNC official said...
    Madison Summers August 8, 2020 1 Comment Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has some advice for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of his expected announcement on who will be his running mate. During an Essence Live town hall on Friday, the Democratic lawmaker made it clear she believes Biden should choose a Black woman as his vice president pick. “Let me guarantee you this, based on everything that I know and understand, and the help that [Biden] has already gotten from the Black community… he can’t go home without a Black woman being VP,” Waters said. She added, “We’re going to have a Black woman VP.” Waters also stressed the importance of voting in the 2020 presidential election, “We have a responsibility to vote.” “We can’t have people going around talking about how wonderful John Lewis was, how much he sacrificed, the beatings that he took, the way...
    While President Trump's 2020 campaign workers visited the homes of 1 million potential voters last week, former vice president Joe Biden's campaign eschewed door-to-door tactics altogether. According to Politico, the two sides have taken effectively opposite approaches to canvassing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TRUMP TOPS BIDEN AS BOTH TOUT LARGE JULY FUNDRAISING HAULS On Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced he would not travel to the August 17 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. -- even as it was scaled-back -- because of health concerns. Instead, Biden would accept his nomination at the three-day event virtually -- though the details remain fuzzy, as do those of a potential vice president pick. President Trump at a June rally in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) However, while President Trump also told reporters at the end of July that he would not go to the planned Jacksonville, Fla., Republican National Convention, which has since...
    Election scorecard: President Trump — 1,000,000; Joe Biden — 0. Team Trump said its supporters knocked on at least 1 million doors last week, while Team Biden said it knocked on zero. The Trump campaign is sticking with the tried-and-true methods of getting out the vote: Face to face meetings with potential voters. The Biden campaign, meanwhile, is keying on more modern ways of campaigning, looking to online efforts and massive use of email and text messages. “Biden and the Democratic National Committee aren’t sending volunteers or staffers to talk with voters at home, and don’t anticipate doing anything more than dropping off literature unless the crisis abates,” Politico reported. “The campaign and the Democratic National Committee think they can compensate for the lack of in-person canvassing with phone calls, texts, new forms of digital organizing, and virtual meet-ups with voters.” “At first I was nervous, but our response rates...
    Joe Biden's campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $140 million last month as they seek to close the cash gap between President Trump and the Republican National Committee. The efforts of Biden's team and his affiliated fundraising groups in July mean they now have $294 million in the bank, an increase of $50 million since the last financial disclosure deadline of June 30, his camp said Wednesday. Trump and the RNC are expected to announce they raised $165 million during the same time period, Politico reported. That amount outpaces their Democratic counterparts by roughly $25 million after two consecutive months trailing their rivals. But the two-term vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee touted his cash haul during a fundraiser on Wednesday. "We've raised more money than anybody thought we'd ever raise — we raised almost $140 million just last month. We already raised about $18 million this month,"...