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    President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has accepted Neera Tanden’s request to have her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdrawn. The White House released a statement from Biden, saying that Tanden will serve some sort of rule in his administration. Statement from President Joe Biden on Neera Tanden: pic.twitter.com/sFHcWGvYPu — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 2, 2021 Nearly all Senate Republicans immediately came out in opposition to Tanden’s nomination when it was announced. Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney confirmed Tuesday that he will vote against Tanden’s confirmation, just one day after Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will oppose Tanden’s confirmation. Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the one Republican needed, however, she never made a decision before the White House accepted Tanden’s request. President Joe Biden speaks to the media at the White House before he walks to Marine on the south lawn on February...
    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 said Tuesday he is withdrawing the nomination of Neera Tanden as his budget chief at her request. Tanden, in a letter to Biden, said, "Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities." She also wrote that it was "an honor of a lifetime to be considered" for the post of director of the Office of Management and Budget. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
    The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be the country’s next secretary of state.  At a confirmation hearing last week, Blinken said he is ready to confront the challenges posed by China, Iran, Russia and North Korea.  He said China “poses the most significant challenge” to U.S. national interests, while noting there is room for cooperation.  "There are rising adversarial aspects of the relationship; certainly, competitive ones, and still some cooperative ones, when it is in our mutual interests,” he added. Nominated Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates as US President Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 24, 2020.He also pledged to rebuild State Department morale and the diplomatic corps. Blinken said he sees U.S. standing abroad as leadership based on “humility and confidence.”  Blinken was deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration and has close ties with President Joe Biden. He was staff...
    The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be the country’s next secretary of state.  At a confirmation hearing last week, Blinken said he is ready to confront the challenges posed by China, Iran, Russia and North Korea.  He said China “poses the most significant challenge” to U.S. national interests, while noting there is room for cooperation.  "There are rising adversarial aspects of the relationship; certainly, competitive ones, and still some cooperative ones, when it is in our mutual interests,” he added. Nominated Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates as US President Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 24, 2020.He also pledged to rebuild State Department morale and the diplomatic corps. Blinken said he sees U.S. standing abroad as leadership based on “humility and confidence.”  Blinken was deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration and has close ties with President Joe Biden. He was staff...
    This Wednesday is the big day for Joe Biden, that of his inauguration. Joe biden, President of the United States, is sworn in this Wednesday, January 20 during an investiture ceremony. The Democrat won the election against Donald Trump (306 voters against 232). He becomes the 46th President of the United States. Joe Biden is sworn in The new President of the United States is sworn in, right hand raised and left hand on the Bible. A judge of the Supreme Court is responsible for making him repeat Article II, section 1 of the American Constitution. “I, Joe Biden, solemnly swear to faithfully serve as President of the United States, and, to the best of my ability, to safeguard, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”. A first speech for Joe Biden Immediately after the swearing-in,...
    This Wednesday, the stirring Donald Trump will leave the White House to make way for the experienced Joe Biden. Older, and certainly more moderate than his predecessor, the Democrat symbolizes a new impetus for the United States and a hoped-for return to appeasement, after the turbulent last weeks of Trump’s tenure. Across the Atlantic, we expect a sober investiture ceremony, but necessarily marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, which plays the spoiler. In addition to the health crisis, many political and social tensions are troubling the country. This ceremony will be remembered. We explain why in 10 figures. 25,000 soldiers In an unstable political context, the nomination of Joe Biden will take place under high security. Since the assault on Capitol Hill by pro-Trump protesters on January 6, the city of Washington has turned into a battleground. In addition to the FBI and city police, 25,000 US Army troops will...
    President-Elect Joe Biden tapped retired four-star general Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense Tuesday, rounding out a series of appointments. Biden made the announcement through an article in The Atlantic, specifically touting Austin’s role in bringing 150,000 troops home from the Middle East under the Obama administration. Biden also highlighted Austin’s race, saying he is only the sixth African-American to attain the rank of Army four-star general. “In his more than 40 years in the United States Army, Austin met every challenge with extraordinary skill and profound personal decency,” Biden wrote. “He is a true and tested soldier and leader. I’ve spent countless hours with him, in the field and in the White House Situation Room.” (RELATED: Defense Secretary Says Trump Is Wrong — ‘I Do Not Support’ Mobilizing Military To Police Floyd Protests, Riots) Like President-elect Biden, General Lloyd Austin believes we have the strongest military in...
    President-elect Joe Biden's incoming climate chief John Kerry wasn't always a loyal campaign foot soldier. While Biden appears to be rewarding loyalty as the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator forms his administration, appointing longtime aides to plum White House posts, the opposite is true of Kerry. Kerry, Biden's Senate colleague from Massachusetts for 24 years, and former President Barack Obama's secretary of state, was overheard in an Iowa hotel lobby discussing a last-minute White House bid the weekend before the disastrous February caucuses. At the time, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Kerry, then a high-profile Biden campaign supporter, denied the report in an expletive-laden tweet. “As I told the reporter, I am absolutely not running for President. Any report otherwise is f---ing (or categorically) false. I’ve been proud to campaign with my good friend Joe Biden, who is going to win...
    President-elect Joe Biden is considering Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland for the Attorney General position under his administration, according to a new report.  Sources told NPR that Garland, 68, is among the names that Biden is considering for the position, which is currently held by William Barr.  Garland was the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit until his seven-year term ended in February 2020 and continues to be a circuit judge, a position he has held since 1997.  A new report says that Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland (center with Joe Biden, left, and Barack Obama, right) is on President-elect Biden's short list for Attorney General RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump 'wants to end birthright citizenship before he leaves... Donald Trump returns to the White House briefing room... Share this article Share...
    Savannah Rychcik November 18, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden is congratulating Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on securing her party’s nomination for Speaker of the House. “President-elect Biden called Speaker Pelosi to congratulate her on her election as Democratic nominee for Speaker of the House and express that he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House on a shared agenda to get COVID-19 under control and build our economy back better,” reads a statement issued by Biden’s office Wednesday. NEW: Joe Biden called Nancy Pelosi to "congratulate her on her election as Democratic nominee for Speaker…and express that he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House," according to a statement provided to the pool. https://t.co/vkrEzKln1q pic.twitter.com/8rmD6TwJrL— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 18, 2020 During a press conference, Pelosi was questioned about whether she would commit to serving just two...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden refused to attack President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett during Tuesday night's first presidential debate.   'I'm not opposed to the justice, she seems like a very fine person,' Biden said.  He did argue that her nomination put the future of Obamacare and the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade 'on the ballot.'   Barrett's nomination was the first topic of the Cleveland, Ohio debate, which was riddled with insults and interruptions throughout the 90-minute span.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden (left) called President Donald Trump's (right) Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett a 'very fine person' but warned debate viewers that she could kill Obamacare and Roe v. Wade  The topic of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court was the first subject to come up during Tuesday night's first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio  Trump scoffed...
    JOE Biden has been nominated for a Novel Peace Prize by a member of the British parliament after President Donald Trump receives his third nomination. Chis Bryant, a member of the Labor Party, nominated the Democratic presidential pick on Monday saying Biden has pushed for "force of argument" instead of violence. 4Biden has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace PrizeCredit: Reuters "When others have resorted to violent solutions, [Biden] has argued that the best force is the force of argument," Bryant said. "Because guns can stop a heart but well-places words can change many hearts and many hearts can change a world." The nomination comes as President Trump receives his third nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize related to the U.S. brokering a deal that normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates this year. If he wins, Trump will follow in the footsteps of his...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden attempted to assure voters on Monday that Republican efforts to paint him as a “radical socialist” were inaccurate, but may have inadvertently taken a swipe at his vanquished progressive rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Biden, who has struggled to make inroads with his party’s left wing, was asked during an interview with a local Fox affiliate in Wisconsin if he was concerned about recent claims President Donald Trump made alleging the Democrat ticket is a “trojan horse” for more radical elements of the progressive movement. “I beat the socialist,” Biden responded. “That’s how I got elected. That’s how I got the nomination. Do I look like a socialist? Look at my career, my whole career. I am not a socialist.” The former vice president’s comments immediately struck some on the left as alienating, given the partisan divides that were exhibited during the Democrat primaries. Good...
    President Donald TrumpTom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will announce his nomination for the next Supreme Court justice on Saturday. Trump is considering several candidates to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday. The Republican president said in a Twitter post he would make his announcement of the nomination at the White House, at a time to be determined. Tweet Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Tuesday he would vote on Trump's nominee if the the nomination reaches the floor in the Senate. Democrats oppose Trump naming a nominee, at least until the presidential election is resolved. Democrats argue that if former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, wins the election, he should be allowed to pick Ginsburg's replacement, not a lame duck Trump. This is breaking news. Check back for updates.Related Tags US Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg Joe Biden Laws Donald Trump...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to Senate Republicans Sunday not to allow President Trump to 'jam' through' a Supreme court pick – and said if he himself wins in November, it should be he who gets to make the selection.    'This appointment isn't about the past. It's about the future. And the people of this nation are choosing their future right now as they vote,' Biden said in a speech in Philadelphia Sunday. 'To jam this nomination through the Senate is just an exercise in raw political power, and I don't believe the people of this nation will stand for it,' Biden said. 'President Trump has already made clear that this is about power, pure and simple power,' Joe Biden said Sunday After heralding the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden said the American people would not stand for what he said would be an 'abuse of power.' ...
    JOE Biden said a Supreme Court pick should come after the election – despite writing an op-ed criticizing Republicans for "halting" Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday after a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer leaving a highly contentious seat vacant on the Supreme Court.   4Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, leaving her seat on the Supreme Court openCredit: Reuters 4Joe Biden previously slammed Republicans for halting Obama pick Merrick Garland to fill a seat vacated by Antonin Scalia in 2016Credit: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky After her death, Biden called on President Donald Trump to hold off on naming the replacement – as Democrats draw parallels to the nomination of Garland by former president Barack Obama. “Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg,” Biden tweeted. But in a resurfaced 2016 op-ed, Biden wrote he...
              In a speech that had White House guests riveted for over an hour, President Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination to the presidency. His remarks as prepared are included here in full:   TRANSCRIPT (as prepared) Friends, delegates, and distinguished guests: I stand before you tonight honored by your support; proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four years; and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the NEXT four years! As we begin this evening, our thoughts are with the wonderful people who have just come through the wrath of Hurricane Laura. We are working closely with state and local officials in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives. While the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall in 150 years, the casualties...
    President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term and denounced his opponent of Joe Biden as a man who would ‘demolish’ the nation. ‘Despite all of our greatness as a nation, everything we have achieved is now endangered,’ the president warned in his acceptance speech, given on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday night. ‘This is the most important election in the history of our country. At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies, or two agendas.’ ‘This election will decide whether we save the American Dream, or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny,’ he said. President Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for a second term President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump emerge from the White House for his speech The first couple walk...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Thursday is the last and final day of the Republican National Convention. President Trump will accept his party’s nomination from the White House before a live audience on the grounds. Make no mistake; local delegates in both parties wish they could have been at their conventions in person. “It’s the Super Bowl of politics, right, and everybody likes to get out there with their hats, listen to the speeches,” says former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, a Republican delegate. Rothfus thinks the GOP has done the best it could under the COVID circumstances. “The way they have taped this convention versus what we saw with the Democrats last week – there’s more that feel, like the rhythm of a convention, speakers coming up to the podium, rather than having this narration that we saw last week with the Democratic convention,” Rothfus told KDKA political editor Jon Delano. Unlike...
    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged voters to reelect President Trump, hailing him as someone who “believes in America” at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore to cries of “four more years!” from a large crowd, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. “The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation,” Pence said on the third night of the convention, themed “Land of Heroes.” “Yet they were hardly ever mentioned during last week’s...
    On a rare evening when he took top billing over his boss, Vice President Pence spotlighted President Trump’s accomplishments over the past four years and made the case for another term in the White House as he delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. But the vice president also painted a dark picture Wednesday of what the nation would look like if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins November’s general election, warning that “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” CRENSHAW HAILS COPS, NURSES, AS AMERICAN 'HEROES' VideoThe Trump re-election campaign previewed that the vice president would deliver an address with an "optimistic tone,” but Pence spent parts of his speech taking aim at the Democratic challenger and his party. Hammering home a theme the Trump campaign’s been voicing all summer, the vice president charged that “Joe Biden would be nothing more than a trojan horse...
    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged voters to reelect President Trump, hailing him as someone who “believes in America” at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Accepting his party’s vice presidential nomination from Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Pence accused Biden and Democrats of demeaning the nation as it confronts the coronavirus crisis and a painful reckoning on race. “The heroes who held this fort took their stand for Life, liberty, freedom and the American flag. Those ideals have defined our nation,” Pence said on the third night of the convention, themed “Land of Heroes.” “Yet they were hardly ever mentioned during last week’s Democratic Convention,” he continued. Instead, Democrats spent four days attacking America. Joe Biden said we were living through ‘a season of American darkness,’ but as President Trump said, ‘Where Joe Biden sees American darkness, we see American greatness.'” At the battlefield of the War of...
    Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House. “United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden declared as the United States faces the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and millions of workers have lost their jobs. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege." In a nearly half-hour speech, Biden contended that Trump “takes no responsibility” for the spread of the infectious disease and “refuses to lead.” “After all this time,” Biden said, “this president still doesn’t have a plan” to fight the pandemic. “He failed to protect America. And, my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable.” Political conventions Biden’s speech, from an event center in his...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president on Thursday night, rising above a crowded field of candidates and defying the odds after pundits wrote-off his White House bid. Delivering the biggest speech of his political career on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden, 77, promised to develop a more inclusive America and said the country had to choose what kind of nation it wanted to be. “If you trust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I’ll be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It’s time for us, for we the people, to come together,” he began, speaking from the convention center in Wilmington, Del. “Make no mistake, united we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness...
    Joe Biden said Donald Trump had “cloaked America in darkness for much too long,” and blasted the president for causing “anger”, “fear”, and “division”, as he accepted the Democratic nomination on Thursday night, The Daily Mail reported. Biden ripped into Trump from his home state of Delaware on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). During his dramatic speech, which was themed around a battle between light and dark, he outlined his upbeat vision for the U.S. as he promised to overcome what he described as “this season of darkness in America,” the publication noted. “Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness,” Biden told those viewing the virtual convention. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction,...
    Joe Biden, after nearly a half-century on the American political scene, Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination to seek the U.S presidency in the November 3 election, telling Americans it was time to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House. “United we can, and will, overcome this season of darkness in America,” Biden declared as the United States faces the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and millions of workers have lost their jobs. “We will choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege." In a nearly half-hour speech, Biden contended that Trump “takes no responsibility” for the spread of the infectious disease and “refuses to lead.” “After all this time,” Biden said, “this president still doesn’t have a plan” to fight the pandemic. “He failed to protect America. And, my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable.” Political conventions Biden’s speech, from an event center in his...
    DONALD Trump accused Biden of spouting empty words as Joe ripped him as a "divisive" president in his Democratic nomination acceptance speech. Biden accepted the blue party's nomination for president on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention. 10Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday 10Trump slammed Biden as the Democrat gave his acceptance speech on ThursdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 10Credit: Twitter/Donald Trump As Biden slammed Trump as being "divisive" in his acceptance speech, the president hit at the former Vice President on Twitter. "In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks," Trump tweeted. "He will never change, just words!" In his acceptance speech from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden quoted civil rights activist Ella Baker, saying: "Five people light and they will find a way." "Give people light. Those are words for our time," Biden said. "The current president has cloaked America in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted his party's nomination for president Thursday night.Fireworks marked the finale to a virtual four-day Democratic National Convention like we've never seen before. Biden was front and center with a speech he has been waiting his entire political career to make."Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden said. "I'll be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It's time for us, for we the people, to come together."Biden called for unity and promising to build America back better if he is elected president. He said this campaign is about winning for the heart and soul of America, promising not to be a Democratic president, but an American president.Seven former presidential rivals joined together to share stories about Biden and pay...
    VIDEO24:3024:30Joe Biden: We will overcome this season of darkness in AmericaElections WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accepted his party's nomination Thursday with a pledge to serve "all Americans" as a uniter and a healer.  "I'll be a Democratic candidate," said Biden, but "I will be an American president. I'll work hard for those who didn't support me, as hard for them as I did for those who didn't vote for me. That's the job of a president, to represent all of us, not just our base or our party. This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment."  Biden's speech projected stability, humanity and trustworthiness, qualities that he portrayed as the antidote to four years of President Donald Trump. Yet he never once mentioned Trump by name, surprising some viewers who expected Biden's speech to echo searing critiques of Trump delivered earlier this week by...
    Joe Biden promised to restore the "soul of America" and deliver the nation from "darkness" as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, a crowning achievement in Biden's five decades in politics where he was counted out more than once. Speaking from Wilmington, Del., Biden said President Trump has failed in his basic duties to protect Americans as he pledged to get a handle on the coronavirus that has killed more than 170,000 Americans and put the country on an economic downward spiral. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) "Our current president is failed in his most basic duty to the nation. He's failed to protect us. He's failed to protect America, and my fellow Americans, that is unforgivable," Biden said. "As president, I'll make you...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Thursday was the big night for Joe Biden. He formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the Chase Center in Wilmington, which has become the de facto headquarters of the DNC since its all been virtual. It’s the grand finale of a convention that was forced to adapt. Regardless of format, the result was four years in the making for the Democratic Party, and a lifetime in the works for the former vice president. “This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is gonna look like for a long, long time. Character is on the ballot, compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy — they’re all on the ballot,” Biden said. “Who we are as a nation, what we stand for and most importantly, who we want to be, that’s all on the ballot, and the choice could not be more clear.”...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president -- 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday was the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESBiden vows to unite an...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called out anger and division in the country as he accepted his party's nomination Thursday – vowing to unite the country and represent even those who do not support him – not just his political 'base.' 'Too much anger, too much fear, too much division,' Biden said, early in his remarks. He said President Trump had 'cloaked America in darkness,' and blasted Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus. Speaking in the Chase Center in Wilmington a night after running mate Sen. Kamala Harris spoke, Biden intoned: 'I give you my word. If you entrust me with the presidency, I’ll draw on the best of us not the worst,' he said, in a speech laden with references to President Donald Trump and a harsh critique of his governing style.    'It’s time for us for we the people to come together,' said Biden, calling it a 'life-changing...
    By The Associated Press The Democratic Party officially has its presidential nominee. Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, a position he has sought for more than 30 years and through three White House bids. His running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. Biden served three decades as a senator from Delaware before being tapped as President Barack Obama’s vice president. He first ran for president in 1988 and tried again in 2008 before launching his 2020 campaign last year. President Donald Trump will formally be renominated as his party’s candidate during the virtual Republican National Convention next week. The general election is 75 days away. Trump has been struggling in the polls amid a confluence of health, economic and racial crises. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THURSDAY’S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: — What to watch: Joe Biden’s big...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden has formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president -- 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday was the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESButtigieg speaks on experience of...
    Former vice president Joe Biden headlined the fourth and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday after accepting his party’s nomination for president earlier this week. Biden’s speech serves as the capstone to this year’s Democratic National Convention. The virtual convention featured impassioned speeches from party powerhouses like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, headlined Wednesday evening’s segment of the convention as she made history by accepting the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming the first Black woman and first woman of Indian descent to appear on a major party ticket. “We’re at an inflection point,” she said. “The constant chaos leaves us adrift. The incompetence makes us feel afraid…We must elect a president who will bring something different, something better, and do the important work. We must elect Joe Biden.” Biden’s nomination...
    Joe Biden is poised to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. presidency Thursday night and plans to tell American voters why after nearly a half-century on the country’s political scene he should be chosen to lead the effort to oust Republican President Donald Trump after one term in the White House.  Biden’s speech, from an event center in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, is coming on the fourth and final night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, a collection of taped and live presentations extolling Biden and assailing Trump’s 3½-year presidency.  Watch Live: The Democratic National Convention Trump and Republicans will have a rejoinder at their virtual four-day national convention starting Monday. But Trump, in a visit Thursday to Old Forge, Pennsylvania, near Biden’s boyhood home of Scranton, forecast the coming Republican attacks.  “If you want a vision of your life under [a] Biden presidency, think of...
    The final night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off Thursday night with a positive message about 'this time next year' as The Chicks performed the National Anthem.  The star-studded line up will all lead up to Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November as his remarks will close out the evening. Outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, 100 cars of Biden supporters were parked ready to take in the final night of the convention drive-in movie style. Oldies music blasted and people had signs and American flags. A stage was set up for Biden, and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, to greet the crowd after he concluded his acceptance speech. Meanwhile in downtown Wilmington, trucks were driving around in protest with signs and banners reading, 'I'm Joe Biden and I forget this message,' and 'If you can't complete a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president in a speech Thursday, 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Thursday is the Democrats' last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination from the White House next week.Thursday's lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonDOWNLOAD: Watch live and on-demand clips from the DNC by getting our Connected TV app for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV! Click here to learn how2020 VOTE COVERAGEEyewitness News Elections CoverageABC News Elections CoverageFiveThiryEight.comMORE OF TODAY'S HEADLINESNew York...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Democratic National Convention wraps up Thursday with presidential candidate Joe Biden accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. Thursday night, Sen. Kamala Harris made history accepting the vice-presidential nomination. Sen. Kamala Harris became the first woman of color on a major party’s presidential ticket. “I accept your nomination for Vice President of the United States of America,” Harris said. The California senator delivered her speech remotely, from a stage near running mate Joe Biden’s Delaware home. “Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons,” Harris said. “Joe will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose.” The third night of the virtual convention featured many of the party’s female leaders. “Joe and Kamala can win by three million more votes and still lose, take it from me,” Hillary Clinton said. The Democrats’ biggest star, former President Barack Obama also spoke. “Donald Trump...
    Mixing a former prosecutor's polish with the deeply personal, Harris also spoke of her Jamaican father and getting a "stroller's eye view" of the civil rights movement as her parents protested in the streets in the 1960s. "There is no vaccine for racism," Harris said. "We have got to do the work." Harris addressed a party that has staked its future on bringing together a racially diverse coalition of voters. She was preceded in the convention program by Barack Obama, meaning the nation's first Black president introduced the woman trying to be the first Black person to hold the vice presidency. Obama said Harris was an "ideal partner" for Biden and was "more than prepared for the job." Harris is a former district attorney and California state attorney general. She promised to speak "truths" to the American public. She said she and Biden, who tapped her as his running mate...
    Joe Biden will formally accept the nomination Thursday night to be the Democratic candidate who will take on Donald Trump in November – but he will mostly steer clear of criticizing the president and instead offer a message of hope. The fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention will close out with a speech from the nominee that CNN reports will be a change of tone from other headliner remarks in the three nights prior where speakers excoriated Trump. Former President Barack Obama took several hits at his successor in his nearly 20-minute speech on Wednesday, a rare harsh condemnation without historical precedent. 'This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that's what it takes to win,' Obama said from his speech location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his harshest indictment yet of the man who succeeded him in the Oval Office, Obama called Trump lazy,...
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of California urged people to fight for “the America we know is possible,” as she made history in accepting her party’s nomination to appear alongside presidential candidate Joe Biden on the ballot in November. Harris, 55, a former prosecutor, is the fourth woman to be on a major U.S. party’s national ticket, but the first Black woman and first South Asian American. Her mother was a breast cancer scientist who emigrated from India. She died in 2009. Harris’ father, an economist, came to the U.S. from Jamaica. Addressing the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Harris sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, saying his “failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Download...
    Reuters August 20, 2020 0 Comments In the biggest speech of his nearly 50 years in public life, Joe Biden will spell out his vision for the presidency on Thursday when he accepts the Democratic nomination to challenge Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Biden’s speech on the fourth and last night of the Democratic National Convention will be a crowning moment in a long political career for the former U.S. senator and vice president, who fared poorly in two previous runs for the White House in 1988 and 2008. It will conclude a nominating convention that was held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the party’s biggest names, rising stars and even prominent Republicans lining up via video to support Biden and attest to the urgency of ending what they called Trump’s chaotic presidency. Biden’s vice presidential choice, Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and Asian...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, cementing her place in history as the first Black woman on a major party ticket and promising she and Joe Biden will rejuvenate a country ravaged by a pandemic and riven by racial and partisan divides. In an address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, the California senator evoked the lessons of her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist and Indian immigrant, saying she instilled in her a vision of “our nation as a beloved community — where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from or who we love.” “In this election, we have a chance to change the course of history,” Harris said. “We’re all in this fight.” Mixing a former prosecutor’s polish with the deeply personal, Harris also spoke of her Jamaican father...
    The Trump campaign reportedly plans to release a new digital ad targeting Hunter Biden Thursday, the same day his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. The campaign ad, part of a seven-figure buy, will focus on Hunter Biden’s dealings with China while his father was vice president, suggesting he used his father's position for personal profit, according to Politico. The ad shows a reporter asking Hunter Biden if negotiations for a joint investment fund with a Chinese bank took place during a 2013 flight with the vice president for a Bejing trip they took together. The ad will run on YouTube. In July 2019, the president asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a private phone call to investigate Hunter Biden’s involvement with Ukrainian oil company Burisma and in the fall he told reporters he thought China should also investigate the Bidens, “cause what happened...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has formally accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president. She addressed the Democratic National Convention’s third night after former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy itself was at risk if President Donald Trump wins reelection this fall. She is the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket. In a largely empty arena near Joe Biden’s Delaware home, Harris issued an urgent plea for voters of all colors to rally behind Joe Biden and find a way to vote despite concerns about the pandemic and postal slowdowns. She says, “Donald Trump’s failure of leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” She says she shares Biden’s vision of America, “where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love.” After the speech, Harris waved and clapped as she was applauded by a screen of viewers. A smiling...
    Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nomination in a deeply personal speech served not only to energize Democrats excited about a history-making woman on the ticket but to introduce herself to voters across the country who may not know much about her. The California senator and former state attorney general is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents. Harris embraced her heritage in a recognition of the historic nature of her inclusion on a major party ticket. Harris was born in Oakland, California, to Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist who studied breast cancer, and Donald Harris, professor emeritus of economics from Stanford University. After her parents divorced, she spent her teenage years living with her mother and sister in Canada before attending college at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C., and law school at the University of California, Hastings. The introduction of Harris to...
    Sen. Kamala Harris accepted her party’s nomination for vice president on Wednesday night, in a history-making address during the third night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In doing so, the 55-year-old Californian became the first Black woman, as well as the first woman of Indian descent, to appear on a major party ticket. “Right now, we have a president who turns our tragedies into political weapons,” Harris said, according to prepared excerpts, assailing the current occupant of the White House. “Joe [Biden] will be a president who turns our challenges into purpose.” Her nomination is just the latest in a number of “firsts” accumulated by the former prosecutor across her decades in public life, as she rose from San Francisco district attorney, to attorney general of California, and then to become the state’s junior senator. In Washington, she’s gained national attention for ruthless interrogations of Trump appointees, exchanges...
    (CNN)Kamala Harris will take her turn in the spotlight on Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, where she will portray her story as the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants as one that can resonate with all Americans as she makes the case for electing Joe Biden.She will say that she and Biden are committed to "a vision of our nation as a beloved community -- where all are welcome, no matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we love." And one where Americans may not "agree on every detail" but are "united by the fundamental belief that every human being is of infinite worth, deserving of compassion, dignity and respect," according to excerpted remarks released ahead of her speech.How to watch the third night of Democratic National Convention Harris will formally become the first Black and South Asian woman ever nominated to a major presidential...
    During the first two nights of the Democratic National Convention, prominent political leaders and everyday Americans from across the country voiced their support for Former Vice President Joe Biden in a fully virtual convention. Democrats, and even some Republicans, criticized President Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic and attacks on the postal service as well as his harmful actions towards marginalized communities, warning how detrimental four more years with a Trump administration could be. From their own living rooms, Americans were able to bring issues of police brutality and health care to the forefront of the convention. George Floyd and Eric Garner’s families called for racial justice and to end police brutality. Kristin Urquiza, whose father, a Trump supporter, died from COVID-19, gave a scathing speech of Trump’s “carelessness” that led to her father’s death. Ady Barkan, the ALS activist who arrested at the US Capitol after protesting the GOP...
    Former President Obama congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden on officially being given the Democratic nomination for president. “Congrats, Joe. I’m proud of you,” the former commander-in-chief wrote on Twitter late Tuesday evening. Obama’s tweet came just after the party’s primary race finally came to an end with the delegate roll call, which took place virtually during Tuesday night’s festivities at the Democratic National Convention. During that event, the former vice president trounced his main primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to formally became the Democratic presidential nominee, winning 3,558 delegates to 1,151. “Well, thank you very, very much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all,” Biden said in his brief remarks. “It means the world to me and my family and I’ll see you on Thursday,” he continued, before giving his wife a kiss. “It is the honor of my life to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination...
    Donald Trump retweeted a post by a former Breitbart editor questioning Joe Biden's cognitive abilities after the former vice president clinched the Democratic nomination for president last night.  Raheem Kassam posted slowed-down footage of Biden looking bemused during last night's DNC proceedings which saw him formally crowned as Trump's challenger.  'Does he even know what is happening?', asked Kassam in a post accompanied by a the sound of crickets which Trump later shared to his 85million followers.  Trump has tried to stir fears that 77-year-old Biden is not mentally fit for the White House and has boasted of his own cognitive powers - claiming he had dazzled doctors by reciting 'person, woman, man, camera, TV' in a memory test.    Biden has dismissed the issue and said he looks forward to going head-to-head with Trump in the fall election debates.   Does he even know what is happening? pic.twitter.com/W6ZbH1GFIr— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam)...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden officially accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, to an unprecedented virtual ovation and the strains of Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration.” On Tuesday night’s second day of the Democratic National Convention, representatives from every state and territory cast their votes for the party’s presidential nod — and in one notable case, for calamari — with Biden’s home state of Delaware going last. With Delaware’s 30 votes, Biden officially secured the nomination with 3,558 delegates to Senator Bernie Sanders’ 1,151, at which point a true sign of the coronavirus times took place: a virtual ovation to the aforementioned funk-pop anthem. After several minutes of cheering intercut with shots of a smiling Biden family surprising the former VP by popping streamers, Rep. Bennie Thompson thanked the delegations, and said “Vice president Biden is hereby invited to deliver an acceptance speech.” Biden kept it short and sweet. “Thank...
    The former mayor of San Francisco has advised Senator Kamala Harris to reject the role of Vice President if Joe Biden offers it to her. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown said that Senator Harris should instead aim for the role of attorney general. The former San Francisco mayor said that the role of vice president doesn't often open the doors to the job of president, but admitted that it would be an achievement if Harris were to become the first woman to ever hold the position. The former mayor of San Francisco has advised Senator Kamala Harris (pictured) to reject the role of Vice President if Joe Biden offers it to her Writing for the paper, Brown said: 'True, the vice president does have an advantage the next time the party needs a new nominee, which in Biden’s case could be four years from now.  'But...
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.It is the latest example of the pandemic's sweeping effects on the 2020 presidential election and the latest blow to traditional party nominating conventions that historically have marked the start of fall general election campaigns."From the very beginning of this pandemic, we put the health and safety of the American people first," said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. "We followed the science, listened to doctors and public health experts, and we continued making adjustments to our plans in order to protect lives. That's the kind of steady and responsible leadership America deserves. And that's the leadership Joe Biden will bring to the White House."Neither the Biden campaign nor DNC officials offered details...
    The Democratic National Convention is telling party lawmakers not to go to Milwaukee convention where former Vice President Joe Biden will accept the presidential nomination. The move comes as officials move to scrap some events and move others online, even as President Trump makes plans to accept his party's nomination before a large crowd in Jacksonville.  A senior advisor to the convention, Chasseny Lewis, contacted aides to all Democratic lawmakers with the guidance, the New York Times reported.   The Democratic convention is telling party lawmakers not to come to Milwaukee where Joe Biden will accept the party's nomination 'As the coronavirus cases in Milwaukee, and across the country continue to increase, we have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well as epidemiologists, and have come to the hard decision that Members of Congress should not plan to travel to Milwaukee,' wrote Lewis, a former...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden — the Democratic Party’s nominee for the upcoming presidential election — continues to take aim at incumbent President Donald Trump and his administration on social media. His latest target: the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who Biden condemned via Twitter on Wednesday for her lack of a background in public education. “Four years of Betsy DeVos is more than enough,” Biden tweeted. “We need a Secretary of Education who is actually a public school educator.” DeVos’ background has long been a bugbear for Democrats, who largely came out against her nomination in 2017. After the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved her nomination on a party-line vote, it was sent to the floor of the Senate. She was eventually confirmed by a 51-50 margin after Vice President Mike Pence served as the tiebreaking vote; it was the first time in U.S....
    New York — The singer Kanye West surprised the United States on July 4 by announcing a presidential bid. Although it is unclear at the moment whether it is actually the launch of a political campaign or a new album, Kim Kardashian’s husband made political analysts think about the effects of his possible aspiration. Some believe West would take votes away from Democrat Joe Biden as he could attract youth and members of the African American community. However, West’s meetings with Trump in recent years have created a favorable image of the rapper among Republican voters. A Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll says Biden is supported by 70% of black men under the age of 50. Trump is only 17%, but since West does not sit well in Democratic ranksAs much as possible, it will take votes away from the current president, according to Forbes magazine. Related:...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest."It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, Biden said in a statement Friday night, ''and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party."The former vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday.Biden reached the threshold three days after the primaries because several states, overwhelmed by huge increases in mail ballots, took days...
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