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    Colin Kahl, nominated for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, described Republicans as “the party of ethnic cleansing” on Twitter. His Senate confirmation hearing is set for Thursday. “The GOP used to pride itself as a party that put values front and center in US foreign policy,” wrote Kahl in one October 2019 tweet. “Now—as they debase themselves at the alter of Trump—they are the party of ethnic cleansing.” The GOP used to pride itself as a party that put values front and center in US foreign policy. Now—as they debase themselves at the alter of Trump—they are the party of ethnic cleansing. https://t.co/FNssbkxPQd — Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) October 24, 2019 This comes after former nominee Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director because of her tweeting habits. Kahl has already faced some resistance from Senate Republicans due to his staunch advocacy of the Iran nuclear deal,...
    On Monday the U.S. Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Education Department, by a vote of 64-33. Republicans who voted with Democrats are: Sens. Richard Burr (NC), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), John Cornyn (TX), Deb Fischer (NE), Chuck Grassley (IA), Ron Johnson (WI), Mitch McConnell (KY), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), and Thom Tillis (NC). Three Republicans did not vote: Sens. Marsha Blackburn (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), and Jerry Moran (KS). Cardona, 45, a former elementary school teacher and public school principal, rose to become the Connecticut commissioner of education. The new education secretary will undoubtedly face negotiating the reopening of public schools with teachers’ unions as the nation continues to manage the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed in mid-February that Biden’s campaign promise to...
    Rand Paul angrily confronted Joe Biden's pick for assistant secretary for Health and Human Services on Thursday, likening gender changes surgeries to genital mutilation and pushing the transgender nominee on if they would allow minors to decide if they want to go on hormones to stop puberty. 'We should be outraged that someone is talking to a three-year-old about changing their sex,' Paul said of Rachel Levine, a transgender woman Biden picked to help head up HHS. Paul, who was a practicing ophthalmologist before becoming a U.S. senator, likened transgender minors starting on transitioning treatments to genital mutilation, blaming the increasing rates of trans-identified youth on 'the social pressure to conform.' 'Genital mutilation has been nearly universally condemned,' Paul began in his line of questioning of Levine. 'Most genital mutilation is not typical performed by force,' he continued in an opening monologue. 'But, as [the World Health Organization] notes, that...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, Feb. 24Biden choice for budget chief faces new hurdles in CongressThe increasingly slim odds - and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House - for Neera Tanden's nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget are raising growing questions about how long the president will stick with her, in an early test of how he will use his limited political capital.In the latest sign of trouble for Tanden, two Senate panels slated to take up her nomination, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...
    Joe Manchin announced Wednesday he will vote to confirm Representative Deb Haaland for secretary of the Interior Department after claiming last week he was undecided over her nomination. 'With respect to Representative Haaland and her confirmation hearing, while we do not agree on every issue, she reaffirmed her strong commitment to bipartisanship, addressing the diverse needs of our country and maintaining our nation's energy independence,' Manchin said in a statement Wednesday. 'I believe Deb Haaland will be a Secretary of the Interior for every American and will vote to confirm her,' the West Virginia centrist Democrat assured. Manchin threw Haaland's nomination into chaos last week as he revealed he was unsure if he would vote to confirm her or not to President Joe Biden's cabinet. Haaland support more green energy initiatives, and Manchin represents a state rooted in natural energy industry. If confirmed, Haaland would make history as the first...
    Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), attends a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021.Anna Moneymaker | Pool | Reuters President Joe Biden's administration is being urged to start looking for possible replacement nominees for Neera Tanden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, as the pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is on the verge of failing to pass the Senate. Numerous Biden allies, including those in the business community, are lobbying the White House, these people added. Two names being pushed as potential replacements are Gene Sperling, who has ties to former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and Ann O'Leary, who has ties to Hillary Clinton's campaign. Biden's allies are encouraging his advisors to prepare for the possibility that the Senate may...
    Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins will oppose Neera Tanden’s nomination as budget chief — dealing a crushing blow to any hope Democrats had left of her confirmation. In separate statements released Monday, both Collins (R-Me.) and Romney (R-Ut.) cited Tanden’s harsh rhetoric towards lawmakers, including Collins, on both sides of the aisle behind their reasoning for why she shouldn’t be confirmed to lead the Office of Management and Budget. “Senator Romney has been critical of extreme rhetoric from prior nominees, and this is consistent with that position,” a spokeswoman for the Utah senator said, “He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets.” Collins argued that Tanden “has neither the experience nor the temperament to lead this critical agency. “Her past actions have demonstrated exactly the kind of animosity that President Biden has pledged to transcend.” The...
    Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick On The Money: What's next for Neera Tanden's nomination Manchin to oppose Biden's pick of Neera Tanden MORE (R-Maine) said on Monday that she will vote against President BidenJoe BidenBiden to hold moment of silence for 500K COVID-19 deaths Publix offers employees who get COVID-19 vaccine a 5 store gift card Schumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick MORE’s choice to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), becoming the second senator in days to come out against Neera TandenNeera TandenSchumer says he's working to find votes to confirm Biden's OMB pick Everybody wants Joe Manchin Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes MORE and putting her nomination in jeopardy. “The Director of OMB is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the federal...
    President Joe Biden’s first nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Neera Tanden is in crisis control mode, reaching out to senators after her confirmation was harpooned by Sen. Bernie Sander’s (D-VT) tough line of questioning and Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) revealed “no” vote against her. Tanden has met with 35 senators on both sides of the aisle, according to a source involved with the confirmation process. “That outreach, which began moments after she was named, is continuing into next week,” the source said. The confirmation team has also been negotiating with outside interest groups that hold sway with key senators, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations, the business community, women business leaders, and labor unions, to drum up support for her nomination, CNN reported. Biden’s Cabinet picks mostly sailed through the Democrat-led Senate. Still, Biden’s nomination to lead the OMB, which heads efforts to ensure an administration’s priorities are reflected...
    Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he will not vote to confirm President Biden's pick to be Office of Management and Budget director, Neera Tanden, endangering and potentially tanking her confirmation. Because of the 50-50 split in the Senate, one Republican would have to back Tanden to compensate for Manchin's "no" vote, which seems unlikely. Citing Tanden's history of partisan comments and tweets as a cause for concern, Manchin explained his decision in a written statement: "I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination. As I have...
    Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday that he will oppose President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Neera Tanden. Manchin released a statement saying her “overtly partisan statements” in the past would affect her work at the OMB and would impact her work with members of Congress. “I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin said in the statement. Neera Tanden, nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Budget Committee on February 10,...
    (CNN)Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Friday he will vote against Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden's nominee for the director of the Office of Management and Budget, which will make it difficult for her to be confirmed given Republican resistance to her nomination."I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget," Manchin said in a statement.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    The Biden administration has already taken steps to undo former President Trump’s success in countering China, a Republican Study Committee report reveals. Instead of displaying “American leadership through a strategy based on peace through strength, the Biden team so far has exhibited a pattern of weakness, and a return to Obama’s failed approach of engaging rather than holding China accountable for it’s bad behavior,” the report states. Outlined in the report are ways in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seeks a continuation of an Obama-style “vision of accommodation and cooperation, rather than containment and confrontation, with the CCP.” The following are eight key actions from the report that demonstrate Biden’s approach: January 21, 2021: Biden issued an executive order to suspend Trump’s E.O. 13920, which protected the U.S. against China from accessing or owning parts of the U.S. power grid. January 21, 2021: Biden rejoined the World Health Organization without concern...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The Senate has voted to confirm Avril Haines as the new director of national intelligence, giving President Joe Biden the first member of his Cabinet. The 84-10 vote by the Senate on Wednesday came after senators agreed to fast-track her nomination. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it was fitting that Haines was confirmed first. He said the intelligence post is of “critical importance to the country.” Haines told the Senate Intelligence Committee at a confirmation hearing Tuesday that China would be an important focus of the Biden administration. She said she sees her role as speaking “truth to power” and delivering accurate and apolitical intelligence even if it is uncomfortable or inconvenient for the administration. The Senate was able to vote quickly on the nomination, and bypass a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the awful news that the U.S. death toll had surpassed 400,000 in the worst public health crisis in more than a century — a crisis Biden will now be charged with controlling. “To heal we must remember,” the incoming president told the nation at a sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. Four hundred lights representing the pandemic’s victims were illuminated behind him around the monument’s Reflecting Pool. “Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights into the darkness … and remember all who we lost,” Biden said. The sober moment on the eve of Biden’s inauguration — typically a celebratory time in Washington when...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden made a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Wednesday's Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He instead flew into a military airbase just outside the capital on Tuesday afternoon and then motorcaded into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Shortly before Biden departed for Washington, the U.S. reached another grim milestone in the pandemic, s urpassing 400,000 deaths from the virus, according to Johns...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden made a sober entrance to the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Wednesday's Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He instead flew into a military airbase just outside the capital on Tuesday afternoon and then motorcaded into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Shortly before Biden departed for Washington, the U.S. reached another grim milestone in the pandemic, s urpassing 400,000 deaths from the virus, according to Johns...
    Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refused to tell senators that he would exclude caravans of economic migrants from getting asylum and taking wages from American citizens. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked the nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, during the January 19 nomination hearing, “Do you believe coming into this country illegally for economic improvement, is that a valid asylum claim? ” Mayorkas responded, “Senator, the asylum laws are well established, and they provide that an individual who’s fleeing persecution by reason of his or her membership in a particular social group is deserving of protection.” “Okay, but coming here for economic gain is not a valid asylum claim: Would you agree with that?” Johnson shot back. “I believe I articulated the legal theory in it,” Mayorkas dodged. Mayorkas did not mention that administration officials have much legal authority to expand or narrow asylum rules. For example,...
    Following the news that Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania health expert Dr. Rachel Levine for the assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, conservative commentator Jack Posobiec claimed that he hired a “mass murderer.” “Good morning. Biden has chosen mass murderer Rachel Levine as his HHS nominee,” he tweeted. Elsewhere, Posobiec called for the pediatrician to be immediately investigated for her role in nursing home deaths in her region. “If Rick Snyder can be charged for the Flint water scandal, then Rachael Levine can be charged for her nursing home deaths under the same standard,” he tweeted. Levine, who would be the transgender Senate-confirmed federal official if she is approved by the upper chamber, faced criticism for her handling of the Pennsylvania coronavirus crisis while she was the state’s assistant health secretary. As reported by The Morning Call, pediatrician faced scrutiny over Pennsylvania’s high nursing home death tolls....
    WASHINGTON -- It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He'll instead fly into a military airbase just outside the capital and motorcade into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Biden, who ran for the presidency as a cool head who could get things done, plans to issue a series of...
    WASHINGTON -- It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He'll instead fly into a military airbase just outside the capital and motorcade into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Biden, who ran for the presidency as a cool head who could get things done, plans to issue a series of...
    WASHINGTON -- It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He'll instead fly into a military airbase just outside the capital and motorcade into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Biden, who ran for the presidency as a cool head who could get things done, plans to issue a series of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for his administration (all times local): 6:30 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be America’s top diplomat says he’s ready to confront challenges posed by China, Iran, North Korea and Russia. Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken also says he’s committed to rebuilding the State Department after four years of atrophy under the Trump administration. Blinken is set to appear Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In testimony prepared for his appearance, Blinken says he sees a world of rising nationalism and receding democracy. He also says that mounting threats from authoritarian states are reshaping all aspects of human life, particularly in cyberspace. Blinken says American global leadership still matters and without it rivals will either step in to fill the vacuum or there will be chaos. He says neither choice is palatable. Blinken also promises...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for his administration (all times local): 6 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director is planning to tell Senate lawmakers that intelligence and national security issues will not be politicized under her watch. Avril Haines faces a confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee. Haines will also tell lawmakers that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence must not shy away from “speaking truth to power” even if inconvenient or difficult. That’s according to excerpts of her prepared remarks released ahead of the hearing. Haines served in the Obama administration as deputy director of the CIA and deputy national security adviser. If confirmed, Haines would be tasked with restoring stability to an intelligence community that has been repeatedly denigrated by President Donald Trump. She would also be the first woman to hold...
    President-Elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Alejandro Mayorkas, raked in millions over the last two years representing multinational corporations in Big Tech and on Wall Street as a corporate lawyer, financial disclosure reports reveal. Since 2019, Mayorkas made more than $3.3 million as a corporate lawyer for a series of multinational corporations, financial disclosure reports show, including the tech firms Airbnb, Uber, and Cisco Systems, along with the Wall Street firm Blackstone. Mayorkas also represented T-Mobile, Intuit, the aerospace corporation Northrop Grumman, Clorox, MGM Resorts International, and the engineering company Leidos. Specifically while representing Uber, Mayorkas helped ensure that the tech giant was complying with federal immigration laws when it packs foreign workers into its driving jobs. While representing T-Mobile, Mayorkas advised the telecommunications corporation as they merged with Sprint to dominate more market power as a super conglomerate. Mayorkas’ financial disclosure reports are...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will deliver remarks to introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice in Wilmington on Thursday. They will announce the following nominees: Nominee for Attorney General, Judge Merrick Garland Nominee for Deputy Attorney General, Lisa Monaco Nominee Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke The press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly above. What: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice. When: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. Online stream: Live in the player above and on your mobile and streaming device. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story.
    President-elect Joe Biden will select Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general nominee, according to a report on Wednesday. ​​ Biden is picking Garland over former Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, who were also considered front-runners for the post, Politico reported .​​ G​arland was nominated by former President Barack Obama in March 2016 as his choice to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court following Antonin Scalia’s death.​ But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to allow his nomination to be considered. 
    President-Elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the State Department, Antony Blinken, formerly advised the nation’s largest tech conglomerates and Wall Street firms, financial disclosure reports find. Blinken, while at WestEx Advisors, which he co-founded, advised clients such as Big Tech corporations like Facebook, Uber, and LinkedIn, as well as Wall Street firms such as Blackstone, Bank of America, Lazard, and McKinsey & Company. Also, Blinken advised corporations like Gilead, Boeing, and AT&T, Politico reports: The disclosures cracked open WestExec’s closely held client list, which the firm had previously refused to divulge. WestExec has paid Blinken nearly $1.2 million over the past two years, according to the filing, with another estimated $250,000 to $500,000 owed for his work this year. [Emphasis added] Blinken has entered into a term sheet to sell his stake in WestExec, which is valued at between $500,000 and $1 million, according to the disclosure. He also plans...
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    Joe Biden's surgeon general nominee has said that the general public might not get a coronavirus vaccine until the summer. Dr Vivek Murthy's comments came after a Trump administration timeline suggested the general public might have access to the vaccine as early as April 2021. 'I think when it comes to the vaccine timeline, we all want the vaccine to be delivered as quickly, as fairly as possible, and you can be sure that every day and night, myself and others on the Biden team are working toward that end,' Murthy told NBC on Sunday. 'But we also want to be realistic about the timeline'. He added that it was possible that the vaccine - which is currently being given to high-risk individuals including healthcare workers and nursing home residents - could be available in the spring to those at lower risk of contracting Covid-19. However, Murthy said that for this...
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    Former Vice President Joe Biden introduced another round of nominees Tuesday he said would serve in his presidential cabinet before botching both a department and his appointee’s name. Joe Biden defeated AGAIN by the Teleprompter. "For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria." Joe Biden is a mess. Its Health and Human Services. And its Xavier Becerra. Biden doesnt know the the cabinet office or name of the official. pic.twitter.com/5joLVKgdcc — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 8, 2020 “We still have much to do in the year ahead and sadly, much difficulty as well,” Biden predicted, as if he foreshadowing what was going to happen to himself in the moments after. “We’ll be far, far from done,” he continued, “yet, it’s possible after 100 days we’ll be much further along in the fight against this pandemic.” Biden said he was “grateful” to those on his virus team. “I’m...
    Three Democratic senators have come out against Joe Biden's pick to lead the Pentagon, saying they won't vote for a congressional waiver that would let retired General Lloyd Austin serve as defense secretary. The early opposition indicates a rocky confirmation process lies ahead for Austin, who would be the first black defense secretary if confirmed.  Senators Elizabeth Warren, Jon Tester and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern about having a retired general atop the traditionally civilian-led military. All of them also voted against a waiver for retired Marine Corps General Jim Mattis, when President Donald Trump nominated him as defense secretary. 'I have great respect for Gen. Austin. His career has been exemplary, and I look forward to meeting him and talking to him more. But I opposed a waiver for General Mattis, and I will oppose a waiver for General Austin,' she told CNN.  The other senators echoed her reasoning.   'I didn't for...
    GAFFE-PRONE Joe Biden appeared to have become confused about the name and the title of one of the members of his coronavirus team. The 77-year-old President-elect mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name before saying he planned to appoint him to the role of "Secretary of Health and Education Services".  Biden botched the announcement of his new appointment at his event in Wilmington, Delaware  Biden is famed for his slip-ups and he even refers to himself as a ‘gaffe-machine’ Bungling Biden botched the announcement at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, as he read a teleprompter.  Mispronouncing both his surname and the health department's title, the next US president said: "For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria. "You know, Xavier Becerra... excuse me." Republicans were quick to mock the slip-up on social media.  Republican National Committee (RNC) member, Steve Guest, wrote: "Joe Biden...
    GAFFE-PRONE JOE Biden appeared to have become confused about the name and the title of one of the members of his coronavirus team. The President-elect mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name before he said he planned to appoint him to the role of “Secretary of Health and Education Services”.  Biden botched the announcement at his event in Wilmington, Delaware  Biden is famed for his slip-ups and he refers to himself as a ‘gaffe-machine’ Bungling Biden botched the announcement at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, as he read a teleprompter.  Mispronouncing both his surname and the health department's title, the next US president said: “For Secretary of Health and Education Services, I nominate Xavier Bacheria.” 'You know, Xavier Becerra... excuse me.” Republicans were quick to mock the slip-up on social media.  Republican National Committee (RNC) member, Steve Guest, wrote: “Joe Biden defeated AGAIN by the Teleprompter. ...
    Joe Biden made a double gaffe when he unveiled his picks for his health and COVID-19 response team Tuesday, as he mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name and said he planned to appoint him to the role of 'Secretary of Health and Education Services'.  The President-elect formally announced Tuesday afternoon his choice for several top healthcare roles which, if confirmed, will soon be tasked with tackling the coronavirus pandemic.  Among his announcements, he unveiled California attorney general and former congressman Becerra as his pick to head up the health department. But Biden botched the announcement at his event in Wilmington, Delaware.  Joe Biden made a double gaffe Tuesday, as he mispronounced Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra's name and said he planned to appoint him to the role of 'Secretary of Health and Education Services 'For Secretary of Health and Education Services,...
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    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Democratic California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his nominee-designate to head his Health and Human Services Department, a crucial post amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo was speculated to be on Biden's shortlist before she publicly refuted the rumors during a press conference. “I am not going to be President-elect Biden’s nominee for HHS secretary," she told reporters last week. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was also reportedly in the mix at the urging of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The group is pressing Biden to promote Latinos to his Cabinet or high-level administration posts after the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator promised to assemble a diverse team that "reflects the country." Becerra, a former California congressman of Mexican American descent, is one of the lead attorneys general defending the Affordable Care Act as Republican counterparts question the healthcare law's...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) stated that Joe Biden “ought to be prepared for a rocky, rocky time in the United States Senate,” with his nominees and “every nominee should be subjected to rigorous, rigorous vetting and questioning.” Hawley said, “I tell you, again, if Joe Biden ends up being sworn in as president, he should prepare for hard vetting of every single nominee. And no Republican ought to be out there saying, oh, we’re going to fast-track. We’re not going to fast-track anything. If Joe Biden ends up as president, every nominee should be subjected to rigorous, rigorous vetting and questioning.” He later added, “If he is president, come January, and these are the people that he puts up, he ought to be prepared for a rocky, rocky time in the United States Senate, if the Republicans are doing their...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to introduce people picked to be "key members" of their economic team. A statement released on Monday said former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will be Biden's nominee for treasury secretary and longtime Democratic operative Neera Tanden will be his nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, among other nominees and appointees. The Tuesday event is scheduled to start around 12:30 p.m. EST. News Joe Biden Kamala Harris
    Joe Biden nominated Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget in his forthcoming administration on Monday, which has drawn some backlash. Notably, journalist Glenn Greenwald resurfaced the American political consultant’s past comments on former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. “My prediction: Tulsi runs as third party Green candidate to help Trump win. I will take bets on this,” Tanden tweeted in July 2019. Gabbard ultimately ended her presidential run and endorsed Biden, and Greenwald suggested that Tanden and other political pundits rarely face repercussions for their failures. “The elite political and media class in the U.S. deserve every last iota of scorn they receive. Nobody is more rewarded for failure, stupidity and malevolence than they.” Others echoed Greenwald’s views on Tanden’s prediction. “Her attack on tulsi gabbard was a disgrace and turned out false,” one user tweeted. Gabbard was frequently the target of attacks from prominent Democrats...
    For now, it's an open question if President-elect Joe Biden has interest in testing his presidential power to try to forgive student debt.Joe Raedle |Getty Images This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team announced on Monday several nominees and appointments for the incoming administration's top economic posts.Related Tags Markets U.S. Economy Economy Breaking News: Politics
    Wednesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) discussed some of Joe Biden’s picks to serve in a potential Biden administration. The Arkansas Republican lawmaker spoke on two, particularly Anthony Blinken, Biden’s pick to head the State Department, and Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security. Cotton spoke critically of both but called Mayorkas disqualified for the job because an Obama Inspector General found him to have sold green cards to Chinese Nationals on behalf of Democratic donors. “I don’t want to speculate further until there actually is a nominee because there’s so many things to examine with the nominees that Joe Biden announced earlier this week,” he said. “I mean, take, for instance, on the question of immigration. We heard leading into this segment that Joe Biden said last night he’s going to submit an amnesty bill for 15 million illegal immigrants in...
    Residents of cities all across the country took to the streets to cheer following Saturday's announcement that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had defeated Republican incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.  Biden, 77, will be the 46th president of the United States.  California Sen. Kamala Harris, the vice presidential nominee, will join the former vice president in the White House come January. Harris, 56, is America's first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice president-elect. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The Biden-Harris victory came after more than three days of uncertainty in the contest as election officials quickly worked to sort through a historic surge of mail-in and provisional ballots that delayed the process.  Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College vote threshold with a win in Pennsylvania, the Fox News Decision Desk projected.  President Trump, however, has refused to concede, vowing further legal action on ballot counting. Biden and Harris are...
    The Secret Service has been sent to Delaware to increase the amount of protection around Joe Biden after the campaign for the Democratic nominee noted they would be requiring use of the Wilmington convention center for at least one more day with suggestions that the former Vice President could make a major speech on Friday.  Although the Secret Service does not publicly discuss its security arrangements for the president or the candidates it protects, dozens of agents are currently providing security for the Biden campaign at the Chase Center at the Riverfront convention center in Wilmington. Biden's additional security would begin on Friday, however it is not the full protective detail that would normally accompany a president-elect, but it is more elevated than his current setup. The Secret Service has been asked to continue its assignment surrounding Joe Biden for another day with suggestions of a 'big announcement' later...
    VIDEO2:0102:01Former senator Joe Lieberman: Trump has a right to take his case to courtSquawk Box Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman told CNBC on Thursday that President Donald Trump's campaign has the right to file lawsuits challenging state election outcomes. However, the former U.S. senator from Connecticut said he hopes that Trump takes lessons from how Al Gore handled the hotly contested 2000 election that went to the Supreme Court if the litigation does not go his way. "You've got a right to take your case to the courts. Let the judges decide. But most of all, as Al Gore did in 2000, it has got to end at some point for the good of the country," Lieberman said on "Squawk Box." "You've got to have a transfer of power and pull together." Lieberman has endorsed Biden. The Trump campaign is pursuing legal action over vote counting in a...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday. Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state. The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags Hillary Clinton Breaking News: Politics Politics White House Donald Trump
    The fate of the 2020 presidential election remains in flux, but Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has already claimed the record for the most overall votes garnered in a single race. As of Wednesday afternoon, the two-term former vice president had amassed 69,626,112 votes nationwide, with several states still crunching the numbers, according to ABC News. Barack Obama held the previous record, racking up 69,498,516 votes during his first White House victory in 2008. In the last election cycle, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton logged about 65.8 million votes but lost the all-important Electoral College race to President Trump, who notched some 62.9 million votes. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event at the Chase Center.Getty Images This time around, Trump has so far hauled in about 66.7 million votes, according to ABC News. But the all-important Electoral College tally remains undecided, with make-or-break states like Georgia,...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with union carpenters in front of a Minnesota state flag during a tour of the Jerry Alander Carpenter Training Center before a campaign event in Hermantown, a suburb of Duluth, Minnesota, U.S., September 18, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Democratic nominee Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota's ten Electoral College votes, according to NBC News. Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state. The state has chosen Democratic presidential candidates for the last 11 elections. However, Trump only trailed Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 1.5% in 2016. Democratic Sen. Tina Smith is also projected to hold onto her seat after facing a challenge from Republican Jason Lewis. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags Hillary Clinton Breaking News: Politics Politics White House Donald Trump
    After months of campaigning, Election Day has arrived and America will decide whether it is Donald Trump or Joe Biden who spends the next four years in the White House. While it has been almost 30 years since an incumbent has been defeated and prevented from serving a second term, the former Vice President will like his chances. Polls currently show him as the close but clear favorite, as reported by The Washington Post. However, if a few toss-up states swing to Trump, Biden could be looking at a long night, one that could stretch well beyond Election Day. Biden Has Multiple Paths To Victory   Alex Wong / Getty Images While Trump’s path to reelection is the same narrow route that requires holding onto narrow margins in swing states, Biden has several options. If results follow the current polling, Biden will reverse the narrow losses suffered by Hilary...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new Monmouth University poll has former Vice President Joe Biden with a 5-point to 7-point lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters in Pennsylvania. The findings of the poll show that Joe Biden has found backing from young voters and people of color that is helping him to offset the gains of President Trump among senior voters and the most competitive counties in the commonwealth. The poll also reveals that more voters trust Joe Biden to handle the Coronavirus pandemic than President Trump. According to the poll results, Joe Biden leads President Trump by a 51% to 44% margin among likely voters, if vote turnout is high. Related stories: Latest Monmouth U. Poll Shows Joe Biden’s Lead Over President Trump Grows To 12-Points Among Likely Pa. Voters Former VP Joe Biden Holds Lead Over President Trump Among All Registered Voters...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spent his Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, making a final pitch to Black voters in the key state, Fox News reported. During a fiery speech, the Democrat took aim at President Donald Trump, slamming him for mishandling the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He described Trump’s handling of the crisis as “almost criminal,” noting that the pandemic has disproportionately affected the Black community. Biden said that he would, if elected, develop a plan for “full and fair distribution of therapeutic and vaccines” and also “a plan to address the disproportionate way this virus has been hitting and devastating the Black community across America.” The Democratic nominee cast Trump as a demagogue who seeks to divide Americans by the color of their skin. “In two days, we can put an end to a presidency that fanned the flames of hate, poured gasoline on every opportunity...
    Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump's plans for healthcare. Biden was on a roll as he told voters how Trump would take away their protections from pre-existing conditions and destroy the Affordable Care Act when he suddenly muttered something completely unintelligible. 'We're also going to act to protect health care. Trump and the Republicans just jammed through a Supreme Court nominee for one overwhelming reason, as Barack said, the president said, they have been trying with over 50 shots to take out Obamacare, to destroy the Affordable Care Act,' Biden started.    Democratic candidate Joe Biden had trouble getting his words out on Saturday during a rally in Michigan as he railed against President Trump's plans for healthcare Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden greet each other...
            by Harlan Hill  “There’s no excuse for looting,” Joe Biden says, as Philadelphia suffers wanton lawlessness, destruction, and violence at the hands of people who pretend they are “peaceful protesters” standing against “racial injustice.” Let’s hope that Biden has, at long last, learned that it’s not a good idea to whitewash, condone, or otherwise excuse riots. It’s still a shame that it took internal polling to convince Biden that literally getting down on his knees and bowing is never an appropriate response when people are being robbed, beaten, and killed. It’s an even bigger shame that he remains unwilling to directly condemn those responsible for rioting over what can only be seen as a justified police shooting. Walter Wallace, Jr. charged at police with a knife after ignoring repeated warnings to drop his weapon. He was out on bail, awaiting trial for threatening to shoot a woman in...
    Joe Biden's brother Jim has refused to answer questions about the family's dealings with China, asked on his doorstep by Fox News. The camera crew saw Jim, seven years younger than Joe, arrive back at a house in Maryland, which Fox said was linked to him in public records.   'I don't want to comment about anything,' Jim said, as the Fox News reporter yelled questions from the street.  Asked if he cared to answer questions, Jim said: 'Nope.' Jim has been thrust into the spotlight as a result of questions asked about a company, Sinohawk, which he founded with his nephew Hunter - Joe's son. Fox News Privacy Policy Jim Biden was spotted by a Fox News crew in Maryland on Wednesday Joe Biden and his brother Jim are pictured in October 2008, on the campaign trail Joe Biden is watched in Iowa by wife Jill,...
    (CNN)Prior to becoming a prominent backer of Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany praised then-Vice President Joe Biden as "funny and likable" and a "man of the people" who resonates with "middle class voters."As White House press secretary and before that a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and Trump campaign, McEnany has been a relentless critic of Biden. She has mimicked many of the President's attacks on the former vice president calling him "sleepy" and "a radical socialist." But in August 2015 interviews reviewed by CNN's KFile, McEnany said Republicans would run into a problem in a potential race between Donald Trump and Biden. At the time, Biden was considering a run for the White House."I think the Republicans run into a problem if it is Joe Biden and if it is maybe a Trump on the other side," McEnany said on local New York's AM970. "Because Joe Biden, one of...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity called on Joe Biden to break his silence Tuesday as developments continue to emerge surrounding his son Hunter and his questionable foreign business dealings. "Joe Biden, you have a lot of questions to answer, and It's time for you to answer them," Hannity said. "What did you know? When did you know it? Did you take a cut of your son's seedy international pay-for-play schemes?" The "Hannity" host revealed that he had dispatched a camera crew to Biden's Delaware home late Tuesday, hoping to persuade the Democratic presidential nominee to "walk outside of your house, leave your basement bunker, step out and answer these pressing questions.  "I know it's 9 p.m. Eastern, Joe, but if you are awake, we have a camera right outside of your house right now," Hannity said. "We will be more than happy to hear you out." FBI IN POSSESSION OF HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP Biden announced earlier this week that he would be taking a break from the campaign trail...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PHILADELPHIA (KDKA) – During Joe Biden’s town hall event on Thursday night, one of the questions came from a Pittsburgher. Michele Ellison, a local consultant, and registered Republican asked Biden about the negative environmental effects of fracking. She also asked what other industries could be brought to southwestern Pennsylvania. “There are well over 100,000 wells that are left uncapped in the region,” Biden said. “We could hire 128,000 of these people who are working in the industry to cap these wells and get a good salary doing it now.” Biden also once again reiterated that he does not plan to ban fracking. However, he did tout green energy sources like wind and solar, as well as funding more research for “carbon capture.”
    Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening. Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on newly unearthed emails which showed Hunter Biden selling access to his then-vice president dad. It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a tranche of documents from a laptop which allegedly belonged to Biden’s oft-troubled son. Among the emails on the hard drive was one which indicated Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor a year later. Instead,...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden opened the door to expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, depending on how the rest of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process is handled.  'I have not been a fan of court-packing because it generates, whoever wins it just keeps moving in a way that is inconsistent with what is going to be manageable,' Biden said Thursday night at an ABC News townhall.  But with prodding from George Stephanopoulos, Biden said it would be something he'd consider though it 'depends on how this turns out,' telling the ABC News anchor he would announce a clear position by the November 3 presidential election.   Democratic nominee Joe Biden (left) was asked by a Pennsylvania voter Thursday night about court-packing and explained that while he's 'not a fan' he could be open to it if Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation gets rushed  'They do have...
    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is in Toledo, Ohio on Monday to give remarks about the economy in a campaign event. His remarks will be livestreamed in the video player above. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Biden is in Toledo, Ohio, but his traveling press pool is not. He travels with two planes, a departure from most recent major party nominees. The campaign attributes the setup to COVID-19 protocols. One of the Biden campaign planes is for the candidate, his staff and Secret Service detail. The other is for the reporters, photographers and videographers who cover his campaign, along with one senior Biden aide and a Secret Service agent. But on Monday morning, the press plane had a malfunction and remained grounded in Wilmington, Delaware. Because Biden’s plane always takes off first, the candidate was on his way to Ohio....
    Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin avoided a question from NBC anchor Chuck Todd about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden packing the courts with ideological allies if he wins and Democrats win the Senate. While Biden expressed his opposition to the idea of court packing while campaigning in 2019 and even called it a “power grab” in 2005, he has to this point refused to directly answer the question since becoming the Democratic nominee. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – SEPTEMBER 27: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves after speaking at a campaign event on September 27, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke on President Trump’s new U.S. Supreme Court nomination. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) During Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” Todd referred to the former vice president’s usage of the term “court packing” during another refusal to directly answer the question to ask Durbin if he thought that was “a tell”...
    Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said Friday that Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was the one who was really driving the Democratic Party. Kennedy made an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” and claimed that Sanders was “the oracle” steering the party in spite of the fact that former Vice President Joe Biden was their presidential nominee. (RELATED: ‘They Will Beat The Crap Out Of America’: John Kennedy Says Pelosi, Other Elites ‘Can Strut Sitting Down’) WATCH: Anchor Sandra Smith began by referencing Biden’s continued refusal to address the question of whether he and his running mate, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, would consider adding seats to the Supreme Court. “Senator, ‘You’ll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over,'” Smith quoted, adding, “So you have to elect Joe Biden to find out what his intentions are with the Supreme Court … What is your response to Joe...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden continued to drag his feet on answering whether he'd support increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court It's a move - referred to as 'court-packing - that some liberals have pitched to offset the conservative tilt of the court under President Donald Trump, especially with his recent choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.   'They'll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,' Biden said Thursday as he arrived in Arizona for a campaign stop with running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden (right) and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (left), have both refused to answer questions about court-packing, which some liberals have proposed in order to offset the balance of a conservative Supreme Court under President Donald Trump  Liberals have pitched the idea of increasing the number of Supreme Court...
    Joe Biden’s MSNBC town hall on Monday night was trashed by critics who questioned whether audience members who lobbed the former veep softball questions were really “undecided voters” — calling it an “infomercial” for the Democratic nominee. During the 90-minute outdoor event in Miami moderated by anchor Lester Holt, Biden fielded more questions about President’s Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis than his own 47-year record in Washington. The dozen audience members who were able to ask Biden questions were all identified as leaning towards voting for Biden already, and instead of scrutinizing his legacy, pressed him on things like how he would restore the tourism industry if elected president. Politico reporter Marc Caputo, who covers the Sunshine State for the publication, derided the town hall as an “infomercial.” “NBC’s town hall with Joe Biden & ‘undecided voters’ in Miami didn’t seem to have undecided voters. Nor was it much of a Miami...
    (CBSDFW) – Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign says both he and his wife Jill have tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Associated Press. I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaign says Democratic nominee Joe Biden and wife Jill have tested negative for coronavirus. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for Coronavirus. This comes after President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning. On Wednesday, Biden was in the Pittsburgh area, making several stops at train stations, while riding from Ohio through Pennsylvania following the first Presidential debate on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Jon Delano/KDKA) Related stories: Pres. Donald Trump And First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive For Coronavirus Local Officials Offer Encouragement To President Trump & First Lady Following Positive COVID Tests Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence Test Negative For Coronavirus
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus, NBC News reported, hours after President Donald Trump had revealed he tested positive. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.Related Tags Joe Biden Breaking News: Politics
    Michelle Obama feels your debate pain. The former first lady said she sympathizes with voters who may have been “turned off” by the chaotic first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden — but she is urging Americans to “turn those feelings into action.” “It’s the only way we can get out of this chaos and restore some stability to this country. You can start by reaching out to everyone you know. Make sure they’re registered. Make sure they know how and when they’re going to vote,” Obama told her 17 million followers on Twitter and 42 million followers on Instagram. The debate in Cleveland on Tuesday has been referred to as a “dumpster fire” and a “s—storm” after the two candidates talked over each other in a maddening cacophony as Fox News host Chris Wallace struggled to maintain control. The presidential debate commission is now even...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee MORE will continue to debate President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE, his campaign said late Tuesday, even as political operatives blasted what they called a "train wreck" between the pair in their first debate. "I don’t know how many different ways we can say it. Yes, we are going to do the debates," Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a post-debate call with reporters. "I would imagine there will be some additional conversations [with the Commission...
    Scott Olson/Getty Images The Washington Post editorial board endorsed 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday. “In order to expel the worst president of modern times, many voters might be willing to vote for almost anybody,” The Post board wrote in its article titled, “Joe Biden for President.” “Fortunately, to oust President Trump in 2020, voters do not have to lower their standards,” authors added. The Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden, is exceptionally well-qualified, by character and experience, to meet the daunting challenges that the nation will face over the coming four years.” The article went on to call Biden “deeply empathetic,” and claim he “would restore decency, honor and competence to America’s government.” In 2016, The Washington Post editorial board endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president, writing, “Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without...
    Donald Trump again pressured debate organizers on Sunday to administer a drug test before the first face-off with Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee continues to surge in polls just two days ahead of the event. Trump insisted that the Democratic nominee could only perform well at the debate if he takes narcotics. 'I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night,' the president tweeted Sunday morning. 'Naturally, I will agree to take one also,' Trump continued. 'His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???' Trump and Biden will participate in three in-person debates ahead of the November election – the first, moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, is taking place Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday shows Biden with a...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign called a “lid” for all public activities on Saturday — the tenth time in September that the Democrat nominee will not be on the campaign trail. Around 9:30 a.m. the campaign informed reporters the former vice president had no public events or travel scheduled for the rest of the day. A “lid” usually also means the candidate will not conduct press conferences or dispense press releases. The announcement was not surprising given that Biden, himself, told the media on Wednesday he would be “heavily” engaged for the rest of the week with preparations for the upcoming presidential debate. Given that the general election is less than 40 days away, however, the act by Biden’s campaign elicited rebuke on social media. Many were quick to note that the former vice president was on track to be off the campaign trail more than a third of this month,...
    In an interview CBS broadcast on Friday, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her suggestion that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should not debate President Donald Trump, HuffPost reported. Speaking with anchor Gayle King, Pelosi noted that she believes Biden would do well against Trump, but suggested that there is no point in debating him. It’s “not that I don’t think [Biden] will be excellent, but I just think the president has no fidelity to fact or truth,” she said. “And, actually, in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States,” she continued, pointing to Trump’s recent suggestion that there might not be a peaceful transition of power if he loses the presidency. “Why bother? He doesn’t tell the truth. He isn’t committed to our Constitution.” Pelosi added that Trump “and his henchmen” pose “a danger to our...
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