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    Joe Biden will hold a candlelight ceremony Monday at sunset as the United States stands on the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.  The president will address the nation at 6 p.m. ET to mark the lives lost to the deadly virus.  Then he, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown on the South Portico of the White House. Biden last month observed America's COVID-19 deaths on the eve of his inauguration with a sundown ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial's Reflecting Pool.  A little more than a year after the first COVID death in the country, the United States stands at the brink of the half-million mark. No other county has had so many deaths from the virus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives...
    An unidentified man in a blue uniform was pictured kneeling by the grave of Beau Biden while his father Joe delivered his inaugural address as 46th President of the United States. The mourner, who appears to be wearing a police officer's uniform, kept his head bowed and his hands clasped as he held vigil alone at St. Joseph on the Brandywine church in Greenville, Delaware. According to Delaware News Journal who first published the picture, the man did not speak and remained at the grave even after Biden had stopped speaking. It is not certain if he had been stationed to protect the grave during the ceremony - in light of the recent violence from angered Trump supporters - or if he had made the decision to stand guard himself. An unidentified man in a blue uniform was pictured kneeling by the grave of Beau Biden on Wednesday while...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that "we have nothing to fear but fear itself."But memorable turns of phrase like Roosevelt's are more the exception than the rule when it comes to inaugural addresses.Former President Barack Obama in his memoir noted that singer Aretha Franklin's showy hat and a glitch in Chief Justice John Roberts' administration of the oath of office got more attention than his speech in the days following the first Black president's address, delivered as the nation was mired in recession and a growing malaise over two intractable wars.Now, with the coronavirus raging, unemployment claims soaring and partisan divisions sharpening, Biden faces a fraught moment as he prepares to deliver a speech that aides...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says history will rightly remember the violence at the Capitol as a moment of great dishonor and shame for the nation. Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power. Obama say the violence was “incited by a sitting president” who baselessly lied about the outcome of the presidential election. He has convinced his supporters that he lost the election to President-elect Joe Biden only because Democrats cheated, a false claim. Obama says it should not have come as a surprise, and that for two months “a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth.” He says “their fantasy...
    Donald Trump plans to upstage Joe Biden's inauguration by exiting the White House via Marine One and flying on Air Force One to a rally in Florida where he will announce he is running for president again in 2024. The final use of presidential air travel and Florida rally would take place January 20, 2021, sources told Axios in a Monday report, the same day of Biden's inauguration. If carried out, this means speculation is true that after Trump snubbed Biden by refusing to concede the election, he then plans to further diss the former vice president by not attending the inauguration for the peaceful transition of power from one president to the next. 'Anonymous sources who claim to know what the President is or is not considering have no idea,' White House spokesman Judd Deere said. 'When President Trump has an announcement about his plans for Jan. 20 he...
    Loading the player... Joe Biden gave a speech in Gettysburg today, underscoring the need for unity and decried the false choice between affirming the lives of Black people and supporting law enforcement. The Democratic nominee gave his speech in the swing state of Pennsylvania and from the Gettysburg battlefield which was the turning point of the Civil War. That was “a battle for a soul of the nation,” Biden declared of the war fought 150 years ago.  He tied that moment in time to the current turbulent ones. Read More: Michelle Obama pleads with voters to ‘search your hearts,’ choose Biden Joe Biden: “After all the years we have stood as a beacon of light to the world, it cannot be that here and now, in 2020, we will allow the government of the people … to perish on this earth … we have in our hands the ultimate...
    Joe Biden appeared on a stage, not in Milwaukee, but in Wilmington, Delaware to accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. But if the convention was constrained by the disaster that’s resulted from Donald Trump’s malignant neglect of the COVID-19 crisis, there was nothing small about Biden’s speech. In a long career, Joe Biden has delivered many speeches, but none of them were a match for what he did on Thursday evening. By turns, Biden was moving, uplifting, honest, forthright, and forceful in his calling out of the disaster that is Trump. Expectations among pundits seem to have been set on the idea that Biden would spend his time calmly going through a list of plans. That didn’t happen. Biden did present his vision for the nation, including spending time on healthcare, jobs, college costs, and addressing climate change. But he also went straight at the “darkness” cast...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, accepting the Democratic nomination for the presidency in his third run for the office, emphasized compassion, unity and restoring the "promise of America to everyone" in his speech Thursday night. "The best way through pain, loss and grief is to find purpose," he said.  "We can choose the path of becoming angrier, less hopeful, and more divided. A path of shadow and suspicion," Biden said. "Or we can choose a different path, and together, take this chance to heal, to be reborn, to unite. A path of hope and light." Biden suggested President Trump took the former path, that he has "cloaked America in darkness," and he portrayed his own candidacy as a "battle for the soul of the nation," the language he used when he first entered the presidential race in 2019. Get updates from the campaign trail delivered to your inbox "This...
    (CNN)Joe Biden takes the stage on Thursday for most important speech of his 50 years in politics, hoping to convince frustrated voters that he would be a more caring, competent and thoughtful president than Donald Trump.As he officially accepts the nomination of his party during the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden plans to focus more on his own biography and life in government service than on his critiques of the current occupant of the Oval Office.The evening will feature average Americans whose lives have been touched by the former vice president, from military families to 13-year-old Brayden Harrington, who approached Biden in New Hampshire asking him to help coach him through overcoming his stutter, as Biden did in his own youth by reciting poetry in the mirror and later by marking his speeches as a reminder not to rush through his remarks.RELATED: Live updates of night four...
    By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Party luminaries, rising stars, former presidents and presidential contenders have been making a pitch for Joe Biden over three days of an atypical convention. Now the presidential nominee will make his case himself. Biden will speak Thursday night from Wilmington, Delaware, as he closes out the fourth night of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention, starting at 9 p.m. ET. The novel coronavirus forced organizers to put on a remote event with delegates and politicians beaming in via video from around the country, zapping the energy from what’s usually a political jamboree. But the event has also given Biden a chance to present a curated vision of his party and principles, showcasing a diverse Democratic coalition and a still-open door to bipartisan governing that many see as a relic of a different Washington. The theme for Thursday night is “America’s...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Party luminaries, rising stars, former presidents and presidential contenders have been making a pitch for Joe Biden over three days of an atypical convention. Now the presidential nominee will make his case himself. Biden will speak Thursday night from Wilmington, Delaware, as he closes out the fourth night of the all-virtual Democratic National Convention, starting at 9 p.m. ET. The novel coronavirus forced organizers to put on a remote event with delegates and politicians beaming in via video from around the country, zapping the energy from what’s usually a political jamboree. But the event has also given Biden a chance to present a curated vision of his party and principles, showcasing a diverse Democratic coalition and a still-open door to bipartisan governing that many see as a relic of a different Washington. The theme for Thursday night is “America’s Promise” and the programming includes musical...
    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates tore into President Donald Trump and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden during the Democratic National Convention, telling viewers that ” the future of our democracy is at stake” in this election. Yates spoke during night two of the virtual convention, and began by saying that “Speaking at a political convention is something I never expected to be doing. But the future of our democracy is at stake.” Ms. Yates described her three-decade career at eh Department of Justice, and the way it came to an end: ten days into her tenure under Trump, “I was fired for refusing to defend President Trump’s shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban.” “That was the start of his relentless attacks on our Democratic institutions, and countless dedicated public servants like me,” Yates said. “These officials didn’t swear in oath to a person or a party, public...
    On Tuesday night, Yates highlighted the differences between Trump and Vice President Joe Biden: Put simply, [Trump] treats our country like it's his family business, this time bankrupting our moral authority at home and abroad.   But our country doesn't belong to him, it belongs to all of us.   Joe Biden embraces that. He's led his entire life putting our country first. He never backed down from a challenge or a bullet. He summons the best in us and lives by the values that define us as Americans: Service, integrity, courage, compassion.   There are countless stories of Joe Biden reaching out to someone in their moment of need. Well, this is our country's moment of need. We need a president who respects our laws and the privilege of public service, who reflects our values and cares about our people. We need a president who will restore the soul...
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