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    Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday, dealing the first Cabinet defeat for President Joe Biden. The White House announced Tuesday evening that Tanden would back out of the process to become the next budget chief after it appeared increasingly likely that she lacked the votes needed to win confirmation in the Senate. Biden said in a statement that he accepted Tanden's withdrawal for OMB director and confirmed that she'll instead serve in a role at the White House. Political Cartoons on Joe BidenView All 169 Images"I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House have worked to win my confirmation," Tanden wrote in a letter to the president. "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...
    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that he has accepted Neera Tanden’s request to have her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdrawn.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.
    Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and four Republican attorneys general wrote to President Joe Biden Monday, urging him to withdraw Vanita Gupta’s nomination to be the next associate attorney general, arguing that her support for defunding law enforcement and other “radical” views disqualify her for the position, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. “Ms. Gupta’s past comments and track record have demonstrated her disinterest in meaningful police reform in favor of destructive policies that would defund the police,” the attorneys general wrote to Biden. “Her nomination will further divide our nation instead of implementing policies to protect our communities and support law enforcement.” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter joined Rokita in the letter urging Biden to withdraw Gupta’s nomination. Rokita said that Biden, who used to oversee the Justice Department as the Senate Judiciary chair,...
    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...
    Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday he is postponing a vote on confirming Neera Tanden to head Joe Biden's budget office after the White House refused to back down on her nomination following revelations of tweets attacking lawmakers. The Senate Budget Committee, which Sanders chairs, was meant to meet to further Tanden's confirmation Wednesday. The committee will now hold that vote at a later, unspecified date. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee also postponed their vote to further Tanden’s nomination.  Tanden has faced backlash for transparency and unity issues after deleting more than 1,000 tweets before her nomination, which were found to personally attack politicians on both sides of the aisle – including Sanders. Her confirmation was effectively sunk after Democratic centrist Senator Joe Manchin said last week he would vote against her over her ‘toxic’ tweets.  Senator Bernie Sanders, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, announced Wednesday he is postponing...
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is feeling the heat to betray President Joe Biden and his Department of Health and Human Services nominee, Xavier Becerra, due to his open borders policies on immigration and abortion. Manchin has said he “has not yet decided” whether to support Becerra. If Manchin defects to oppose his nomination and Senate Republicans vote in lockstep, Becerra will fall short of the 50 votes necessary for confirmation. Conservative groups are fighting Becerra’s nomination, lobbying to win over Manchin, who has voted to defund Planned Parenthood in the past and campaigned as a pro-life Democrat in conservative West Virginia. Becerra, for his part, led a coalition of 21 attorneys general asking the Food and Drug Administration to increase access to reproductive telehealthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another group unveiled an advertising blitz aimed at blocking Becerra. Heritage Action for America announced a $600,000 push through digital advertisements and television advertisements focused in the Washington, D.C., area....
    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...
    President Biden’s pick for surgeon general, Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyBiden raises hopes for new course to jump-start rapid COVID-19 tests House Democrat calls for demographic breakdown on COVID-19 vaccines Bill and Melinda Gates warn pandemic could unleash 'immunity inequality' MORE, was paid more than $2 million last year in coronavirus-related consultations and fees for speaking engagements, according to ethics documents filed this month obtained by The Washington Post.  According to the financial disclosures, Murthy received hundreds of thousands of dollars each in consulting fees from companies like Netflix, Airbnb and Carnival Cruise Line.  Murthy, who previously served as surgeon general under former President Obama, also received thousands of dollars from speaking engagements last year at various universities and corporations across the country, according to the documents.  The report on Murthy’s finances comes as he is scheduled to appear at a Thursday Senate confirmation hearing.  Following his financial disclosures, public health actors...
    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...
    President BidenJoe BidenDeath toll from winter weather rises to at least 40: AP On The Money: House panel spars over GameStop, Robinhood | Manchin meets with advocates for wage | Yellen says go big, GOP says hold off Top political donor sentenced to 12 years in prison for illegal campaign contributions MORE told reporters Friday he believes there are enough votes to confirm Neera TandenNeera TandenSirota: Tanden's past tweets were 'distraction' from other issues at hearing Ossoff presses Biden's budget nominee on HBCU funding The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - New video of riot unnerves many senators MORE to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) despite Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOn The Money: House panel spars over GameStop, Robinhood | Manchin meets with advocates for wage | Yellen says go big, GOP says hold off Manchin meets with advocates pushing for minimum wage Conservative groups...
    President Joe Biden confirmed he is standing by Neera Tanden as his nominee for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Friday, despite accusations from Republicans and Democrats that she is too partisan for the role. Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin dealt a potentially fatal blow to Tanden’s nomination Friday when he said various tweets and statements she made in the past disqualified her from the top spot at OMB. The OMB is entrusted with providing non-partisan reviews of congressional budget proposals and other legislation. (RELATED: Sen. Kennedy Tells Neera Tanden ‘You Called Sen. Sanders Everything But An Ignorant Slut’) “I think we are going to find the votes and get her confirmed,” Biden told reporters Friday. Neera Tanden, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), speaks as President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his economic...
    Washington — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated and appointed 25 people to serve in his Cabinet: the 15 heads of the executive departments, and 10 individuals who the president designates as cabinet-level. Adding Vice President-elect Kamala Harris brings that number to 26. Mr. Biden spent the weeks after the election preparing to take the helm of the federal government, while many in the Trump administration would neither acknowledge his victory nor help with the transition. This has delayed the Senate's consideration of his Cabinet. However, five of his nominees testified in their confirmation hearings on the eve of Mr. Biden's inauguration, and some may be confirmed as early as Inauguration Day. The president-elect has praised his Cabinet as one of "firsts," with a number of his nominees poised to break barriers if they are confirmed by the Senate. Here are the people Mr. Biden has tapped to serve in the top...
    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...
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    Where does President-elect Joe Biden want Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and failed presidential candidate? As far away as possible. After Biden nominated Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation this week, many in the media gushed that Buttigieg will make history if he is confirmed by the Senate and becomes the first openly gay Cabinet member. There was less gushing about his nonexistent qualifications for the job. NPR even tweeted Buttigieg’s quote about his "personal love of transportation," prompting a wave of ridicule on Twitter. Biden apparently felt pressure to appoint his former rival for the Democratic presidential nomination to something, but clearly doesn’t want the 38-year-old former mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana close or in the limelight. PETE BUTTIGIEG, TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY NOMINEE, HAD A POTHOLE PROBLEM AS MAYOR But where could Biden put Mayor Pete? First, there were a series of reports that Buttigieg...
    More On: joe biden Greenwald: Don’t forget media, Big Tech ‘suppressed’ The Post’s Hunter Biden exposé Not Just Hunter: Feds also probing Joe Biden’s brother Biden said ‘Defund the police’ hurt Dem candidates in election These are the 4 finalists for Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ President-elect Joe Biden’s beleaguered defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin is facing new scrutiny for his role on the board of steel company Nucor due to potential conflicts of interest with the firm’s clients. The retired four-star general’s nomination is in turmoil primarily due to a Democratic revolt in favor of a law requiring a seven-year wait before military chiefs lead the Pentagon. Austin, 67, retired as a four-star Army general in 2016. At least four Senate Democrats say they won’t grant Austin a waiver from the law that aims to preserve civilian control over the military. His business links also are emerging...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden made his case for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, urging Congress to waive a legal prohibition against a recently serving military officer running the Pentagon.With concern rising in Congress about eroding civilian control of the military, Biden on Tuesday suggested he felt a need to counter an emerging narrative that Austin's nomination blurs the lines between civil and military roles."Given the immense and urgent threats and challenges our nation faces, he should be confirmed swiftly," Biden wrote in The Atlantic. It was his first public confirmation that Austin is his pick for Pentagon chief, although word had leaked out Monday, prompting criticism and skepticism from some in Congress.Skeptics of the wisdom of granting a waiver to allow Austin to lead the Pentagon include Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank.Schake...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden made his case for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, urging Congress to waive a legal prohibition against a recently serving military officer running the Pentagon.With concern rising in Congress about eroding civilian control of the military, Biden on Tuesday suggested he felt a need to counter an emerging narrative that Austin's nomination blurs the lines between civil and military roles."Given the immense and urgent threats and challenges our nation faces, he should be confirmed swiftly," Biden wrote in The Atlantic. It was his first public confirmation that Austin is his pick for Pentagon chief, although word had leaked out Monday, prompting criticism and skepticism from some in Congress.Skeptics of the wisdom of granting a waiver to allow Austin to lead the Pentagon include Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank.Schake...
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden made his case for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, urging Congress to waive a legal prohibition against a recently serving military officer running the Pentagon.With concern rising in Congress about eroding civilian control of the military, Biden on Tuesday suggested he felt a need to counter an emerging narrative that Austin's nomination blurs the lines between civil and military roles."Given the immense and urgent threats and challenges our nation faces, he should be confirmed swiftly," Biden wrote in The Atlantic. It was his first public confirmation that Austin is his pick for Pentagon chief, although word had leaked out Monday, prompting criticism and skepticism from some in Congress.Skeptics of the wisdom of granting a waiver to allow Austin to lead the Pentagon include Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank.Schake...
    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...
    More On: joe biden Biden pick deletes over 1,000 tweets, some targeting GOP lawmakers Biden’s push for compromise on relief bill means Cuomo, de Blasio won’t get bailouts A new Wall Street power player takes shape in White House No easy return to Iran deal and other commentary Outrage is building on the left over Biden’s selection of longtime Clinton ally and avid tweeter Neera Tanden to run the Office of Management and Budget. Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, will need Senate approval for the position, which could pose a problem for the Democrat even if her party were to gain a majority in the body. If Democrats win both Senate run-offs in Georgia, they will still only have a razor-thin 51 seat majority. This means Tanden cannot afford to lose a single vote on the Democratic side– a risk given her relationship with Sen. Bernie...
    PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden nominated Cuban lawyer Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Biden announced his cabinet picks on Tuesday as he prepares to transition into the White House ahead of his inauguration in January. 7Alejandro Mayorkas will be the first Latino immigrant serving as the secretary of the Department of Homeland SecurityCredit: (c) Christy Bowe- ImageCatcher News Who is Alejandro Mayorkas?  Alejandro Mayorkas, 61, is a Cuban-American attorney who served as the deputy secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security from 2013-2016. He is also a partner of the firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr and practices litigation, cybersecurity, and crisis management. In 2019, Latino Leaders Magazine named him one of the 101 most influential leaders in the nation's Latino community. 7Mayorkas was announced as Biden's cabinet pick on Tuesday Credit: Getty Images - Getty What will Alejandro Mayorkas do as secretary of homeland security? ...
    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...
    Joe Biden (D) is expected to have his “busiest” travel day since formally becoming the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, visiting three states, including a last-minute stop in Minnesota, as Election Day draws closer. Biden’s campaign added a last-minute stop in Minnesota to his schedule on Friday. According to reports, he will hold a drive-in rally in St. Paul, in addition to events in Wisconsin and Iowa. The three-state stops will mark the “busiest travel day on the campaign trail” since becoming his party’s nominee, according to reports: JUST IN: Joe Biden is heading to St. Paul, Minnesota, tomorrow. It will be the fullest travel day of his general election campaign, with stops now in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. — Matt Viser (@mviser) October 29, 2020 The Biden campaign’s decision to add St. Paul to the former vice president’s schedule follows recent polls showing Trump closing the gap in the decades-long blue...
    Joe Biden is "basically Bernie Sanders in sheep's clothing," Wall Street Journal editorial page deputy editor Daniel Henninger argued Thursday. "You get a lot of Bernie" in a vote for the Democratic candidate, Henninger told "America's Newsroom." Henninger looked back at when moderate Democrats rallied around Biden to block Sanders from becoming the candidate. JOE BIDEN IS A 'TROJAN HORSE' FOR SOCIALISM, SAYS TAMMY BRUCE "The moderates came together and they nominated the moderate Joe Biden to be their standard-bearer, but very quickly ... he moved to the left, embraced Bernie Sanders, incorporated much of his agenda into his platform," Henninger said. Video"Biden's nomination was largely symbolic," he noted, saying that "Bernie Sanders and the progressives ... controlled the Democratic Party" and would get much of what they wanted without getting the nomination. 'MEDIA SILENCE' ON HUNTER BIDEN ALLEGATIONS IS 'HYPOCRITICAL, CONCERNING TO AMERICAN PEOPLE': RONNA MCDANIEL Henninger argues the riots and...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden says he will set up a 'national commission' to study a national court system he calls 'out of whack' – and is not ruling out expanding the size of the Supreme Court. His comments, made in a '60 Minutes' interview yet to air in full on CBS, follow weeks worth of questions about whether he might back a scheme to expand the Supreme Court from its current 9 justices should Democrats seize control of the Senate – a prospect that has grown more likely with race-by-race polls.  A week ago, Biden said he was 'not a fan' of the idea of 'packing' the court, as a way to dilute its expected 6-3 conservative majority.  Former Vice President Joe Biden says if elected he will put together a national commission on the courts, and says its alternatives will go 'go well beyond packing' 'If elected,...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the nomination process of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is unconstitutional, but even the CNN fact checker had to admit he was lying. Biden was trying to deflect from the accusations that Democrats were in favor of packing the court with liberal justices after the election when he made the comments. "The only court packing going on right now, is going on with Republicans packing the court now," Biden said to reporters on Saturday. "It is not constitutional what they are doing. We should be focused on what's happening right now." Democrats have criticized the haste with which Republicans have rushed to nominate and confirm Barrett before the election in light of some Republican comments before the 2016 election regarding the confirmation of former Obama nominee Merrick Garland. "This is false" CNN's...
    Joe Biden has promised to make abortion the "law of the land" in the United States if he becomes President. Biden was asked a question about the abortion law given President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court during an NBC town hall event on Monday. 1Joe Biden has vowed to pass legislation protecting abortion rights Biden said: "Number one, we don't know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to overview - overrule - Roe." Roe v. Wade was a landmark Supreme Court case that legalised abortion across the United States in 1973. Barrett has previously expressed her opposition to the ruling, signing an ad in 2006 that called the law "barbaric" and a "raw exercise of judicial power". Biden said: "The only responsible response to [Barrett's nomination] would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of...
    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...
    PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Joe Biden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The honor for the former vice president comes just five weeks before Election Day in the US. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4 Joe Biden delivers a speech at a local theater in Wilmington, Delaware on September 27, 2020Credit: AFP or licensors When was Joe Biden nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? A member of the British Parliament said on September 29, 2020, that he has nominated Joe Biden for the Nobel Peace Prize. “When others have resorted to violent solutions, [Biden] has argued that the best force is the force of argument,” the Labour Party's Chris Bryant told the Evening Standard. “Because guns can stop a heart but well-placed words can change many hearts, and many hearts can change a world.” More than 300 people have been...
    President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign to push through the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett – while giving his own campaign a lift from the nomination. Trump immediately flew to Pennsylvania just minutes after announcing Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court, heralding the selection before a large outdoor, mostly unmasked crowd in the battleground state. 'I've just come from the Rose Garden of the White House, where I proudly nominated judge Amy Coney Barrett,' Trump said. He cited her 'brilliant legal mind' and said it was 'a little better than Biden.' 'She should be running for president,' he said. He said Barrett 'will defend your god given rights and freedoms.' President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign to push through the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett – while giving his own campaign a lift from the nomination Judge Amy...
    Like the other judges in the running for the vacant Supreme Court seat, Joan Larsen is a woman and a conservative. At 52, she is young enough to spend the next three decades in Washington and is the sort of jurist who sticks closely to the literal text of the United States Constitution. Moreover, she offers a boost in a battleground election state. But then, there is the fact that, in 1987, she volunteered for the short-lived campaign of Democratic candidate Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., according to a questionnaire she completed for the Senate Judiciary Committee. She made phone calls and stuffed envelopes in her home state of Iowa. Although the White House will not confirm who is and is not on President Trump’s shortlist, he referred this week to "a great one from Michigan," where Larsen served on the state Supreme Court. Today, her conservative credentials are not...
    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...
    In a Tuesday interview with Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sounded off on why 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is yet to reveal his list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Cotton, Biden is stalling because he knows if he put out a list, “he would lose the election” after unveiling a list of “radical left-wing lawyers.” “Joe Biden knows that if he revealed the kind of radical left-wing lawyers he would appoint to the Supreme Court that he would lose the election,” Cotton told host Trace Gallagher. “That’s why he has consistently refused now for two years to do what Donald Trump did four years ago and did as recently two weeks ago — show his hand; tell the American people his vision for what kind of jurist belongs on the Supreme Court.” He continued, “It is like the Democrats’...
    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...
    Joe Biden is calling on Senate Republicans to follow their conscience with the Supreme Court vacancy, saying that any nominee from Donald Trump with be withdrawn if Biden wins the presidency in November. As The Hill reported, the Democratic presidential candidate made an appeal directly to his Republican counterparts on Sunday, saying during a speech in Philadelphia that a handful of senators will be able to determine what happens with the seat left open by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. Like many on the left, Biden has spoken out against plans to move forward in submitting a nomination and holding hearings after Republican leaders said in 2016 that there should not be a vacancy filled during a presidential election year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed four years ago not to hold hearings for a nominee from Barack Obama, has changed course and called on 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...
    Joe Biden is setting up a plan to emerge from his basement. The Democratic presidential nominee — whom President Trump has mocked for hunkering down in his Delaware basement during the coronavirus pandemic – said he plans to return to the campaign trail, according to Politico. “One of the things we’re thinking about is I’m going to be going up into Wisconsin, and Minnesota, spending time in Pennsylvania, out in Arizona,” Biden said Thursday, the outlet reported. “What we’re working on is how I get out,” the former veep explained during a campaign fundraising event. “I’m going to be traveling throughout the country where I can do it consistent with the state rules about how many people can be assembled.” “But we’re going to do it in a way that is totally consistent with being responsible, unlike what this guy’s doing,” Biden added. “I’m a tactile politician. I really...
    Joe Biden is setting up a plan to emerge from his basement. The Democratic presidential nominee — whom President Trump has mocked for hunkering down in his Delaware basement during the coronavirus pandemic – said he plans to return to the campaign trail, according to Politico. “One of the things we’re thinking about is I’m going to be going up into Wisconsin, and Minnesota, spending time in Pennsylvania, out in Arizona,” Biden said Thursday, the outlet reported. “What we’re working on is how I get out,” the former veep explained during a campaign fundraising event. “I’m going to be traveling throughout the country where I can do it consistent with the state rules about how many people can be assembled.” “But we’re going to do it in a way that is totally consistent with being responsible, unlike what this guy’s doing,” Biden added. “I’m a tactile politician. I really miss...
    Friends, delegates and distinguished guests, please, I stand before you tonight honored by your support, proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four incredible years and brimming with confidence in the bright future we will build for America over the next four years.  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, Mississippi, sparing no effort to save lives. While the hurricane was fierce, one of the strongest to make landfall in 150 years, the casualties and damage were far less than thought possible, only 24 hours ago.  And this is due to the great work of FEMA, law enforcement, and the individual states. I will be going this weekend. And congratulations, thank you for that great job out...
              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 Trump formally accepted the GOP nomination for reelection on Thursday evening in front of a sea of guests on the White House South Lawn to close out the 2020 Republican National Convention. “We are one national family and we will always protect, love and care for each other,” Trump, 74, said to thunderous applause from the crowd of supporters after emerging from the White House with first lady Melania Trump to the sounds of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” Trump alternated between slamming Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and offering what he said was a positive vision for the country to wild cheers of “four more years!” from 1,500 supporters in white lawn chairs. The speech concluded with a fireworks display at the Washington Monument that put the capital city’s annual Fourth of July display to shame — including stars and flashes that spelled out “Trump” and “2020”...
    Remarks are as prepared for deliveryFriends, 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 and damage were far less than thought possible only 24 hours ago. This is due to the great work of FEMA, law enforcement, and the individual states. I will be going this weekend. We are one national family, and...
    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...
    Tucker Carlson opened Friday night's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by reacting to the moment Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination at the party's virtual convention. "A year ago, virtually no one would've predicted this moment," the host said. "For most of the long primary season, he floundered near the bottom of a crowded field. He got so few votes in New Hampshire, he didn't bother with the concession speech. He tried to pretend it never happened. "In the end, he won anyway: the last kid picked for kickball wound up captain of the team. Whatever you think of him, that's an undeniable achievement." Part of Biden's appeal, Carlson posited, is as a comforting persona who can attract voters, even if the rest of the party has left him behind. DEMOCRATS ADOPT PARTY PLATFORM AT DNC AMID SOME PROGRESSIVE DISCONTENT "'In a time of chaos and shouting, it might be comforting to be led by a man who talks about record players and wears slippers...
    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...
    RANKIN, Pa. (KDKA) — Joe Biden was on the big screen on Thursday night in Rankin. On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Biden accepted the party’s presidential nomination. Dozens cheered and honked their car horns at a DNC drive-in watch party from the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin. Arranged by Biden For President, the watch party looked like a drive-in movie, including a large projector screen on the side of the furnaces and the ability to listen from car radios. It was one of many similar events across the country. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald attended and addressed the group early in the evening. Sean Meloy from Hampton had planned to go to the DNC in Milwaukee before the coronavirus pandemic only allowed essential personnel on-site. He says he was happy to still have a place to show support. “I was really...
    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...
    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress Democratic stars unleash fury of assaults on Trump MORE said he’d lead the country out of what he called a “season of darkness” and vowed to “draw on the best” of what America has to offer as he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night, setting up a general election battle with President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Obama enters battle, enraging Trump Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress MORE in November. In his speech, Biden sought to cast himself as a leader who would unite the country. “The current president has cloaked American anger for far too long. Too much anger, too much division. Here and now I...
    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...
    Well, folks, this is it. The last night of a 2020 political convention not dedicated to hate and divisiveness, and the moment former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president.  The main hour of programming begins at 10 PM ET. You can watch the DNC online here.
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is attempting to drive home the message that he is a "good man" at this week's Democratic National Convention, the party's 2000 vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday. Responding to the host's assertion that much of the convention had presented a "grim" picture of America under President Trump, Lieberman acknowledged that "grim doesn't win." "The other vision for the last few nights ... is Joe Biden is a good man," Lieberman added. "He is a normal guy, he's a family guy, and that he’s got a big tent he has put up which embraces a lot of Democrats and also Republicans." VideoAs proof, the former senator from Connecticut pointed to several former Republican officeholders who have eschewed Trump to endorse Biden, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former House Ethics Committee Chairman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania. When Biden formally accepts his party's nomination later Thursday, Lieberman said, he needs to build on those...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- When Joe Biden steps to the podium Thursday night as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, he will offer himself to a wounded, meandering nation as balm - and as a bridge.A 77-year-old steeped in the American political establishment for a half-century, Biden cannot himself embody the kind of generational change that Presidents John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton represented. Even with wide-ranging proposals for government action on health care, taxation and the climate crisis, he will never be the face of a burgeoning progressive movement. As a white man, Biden cannot know personally the systemic racism now at the forefront of a national reckoning over centuries-old social and economic inequities.But the former vice president, six-term senator and twice failed presidential candidate draws plenty on lived experience - two generations spent on each end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a record that mixes partisan street-fighting with bipartisan deal-making and bonhomie,...
    Hunter Biden is set to speak at the Democratic National Convention Thursday before his father, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris pledges to fight for country's ideals in accepting VP nomination Pelosi paints Trump and McConnell as twin impediments to progress Democratic stars unleash fury of assaults on Trump MORE, formally accepts the party’s White House nomination. In a list of speakers for the convention's final day, Hunter Biden is scheduled to speak with his half-sister Ashley Biden before their father takes the stage.  Hunter Biden has emerged as a top boogeyman for the GOP during the 2020 campaign over his business arrangements in China and Ukraine, with Republicans claiming that he profited off of his father’s perch as vice president. Both Bidens have denied they ever discussed the dealings while Joe Biden was in office. President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Obama enters battle, enraging Trump Harris pledges to fight for country's ideals in...
    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...
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