Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

WASHINGTON — It was one of the few issues on which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. disagreed — how far to go in limiting the influence of lobbyists in government. The vice president privately complained that his boss’s effort to slam shut the revolving door between K Street and the […]

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Lobbying Intensifies Among V.P. Candidates as Biden’s Search Nears an End

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has entered the final stage of his deliberations about choosing a running mate as he prepares to talk one-on-one with the finalists next week, while Democratic leaders lobby him furiously to elevate their allies and sink their enemies. Mr. Biden’s campaign has conducted extensive polling and focus groups with […]

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In reversal, CES gadget show won’t be in-person after all

By Joseph Pisani | The Associated Press CES, one of the world’s biggest technology conferences, will be a virtual event in January due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from May when organizers said it would go on as a smaller gathering in Las Vegas. The announcement Tuesday is another blow for Las Vegas which, […]

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Oil and Gas Groups See ‘Some Common Ground’ in Biden Energy Plan

HOUSTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. won over environmentalists and liberals when he announced a $2 trillion plan to promote electric vehicles, energy efficiency and other policies intended to address climate change. But the plan released on July 14 has also earned a measure of support from an unexpected source: the oil and gas industry […]

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Biden to Unveil Economic Plan Focused on Racial Equity

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. will unveil the capstone to his comprehensive economic recovery plan on Tuesday with a speech that outlines his vision to “advance racial economic equity in America,” according to his campaign. Mr. Biden will deliver his address in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday afternoon, when he is expected to pledge […]

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To keep franchise, ComEd must reform, Lightfoot warns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered a shape-up-or-else ultimatum to ComEd CEO Joseph Dominguez. The agreement that allows ComEd to provide electricity within Chicago expires at the end of 2020, but how much leverage the city has in the situation is debatable. | Sun-Times file The mayor delivers an ultimatum to the utility’s CEO, but her […]

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Barack Obama and Joe Biden Join Forces In Video Targeting Trump

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. joined forces with his top surrogate Thursday morning, releasing a video of a conversation with former President Barack Obama that cast the current occupant of the White House as unworthy and Mr. Biden as the perfect leader to replace him. Mr. Biden and Mr. Obama covered several topics […]

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Biden Could Quickly Reverse Trump’s Military Transgender Ban, Group Says

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. could reverse President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military within 30 days if he is elected president, according to a policy memo from an advocacy group. The Palm Center, which has been fighting the ban since it was announced three years ago, says the Pentagon would […]

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Biden to Announce $775 Billion Plan to Help Working Parents and Caregivers

Joseph R. Biden Jr. will announce a sweeping new $775 billion investment in caregiving programs on Tuesday, with a series of proposals covering care for small children, older adults and family members with disabilities. His campaign hopes the plan will land with particular resonance during a pandemic that has severely affected the caregiving needs of […]

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Biden’s School Plan Draws Clear Contrast With Trump’s

Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday released his plan for reopening classrooms amid the coronavirus crisis, emphasizing both deference to local decision-making and federal assistance to schools, and setting up yet another sharp contrast with President Trump, who has insisted that schools should rapidly resume in-person classes. The question of when and how schools should […]

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Feds cast wide net on Berrios, get records on gov’s Gold Coast mansion, 118 other properties

Joseph Berrios on federal investigators’ interest in property tax appeals by law firms that contributed to his campaign funds: “It’s news to me.” | Max Herman/Sun-Times file photo The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago also obtained records on property tax appeals made to then-Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios on 118 other properties. Federal prosecutors have […]

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Joe Biden Gets Help From Big Names Writing Huge Checks

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. raised tens of millions of dollars in the last three months from major donors who gave more than $100,000, relying on some of the Democratic Party’s deepest pockets to sharply shrink President Trump’s financial advantage, according to new federal filings. Mr. Biden’s biggest benefactors in the second quarter […]

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Biden to Release $2 Trillion Climate Plan

Joseph R. Biden Jr. will announce on Tuesday a new plan to spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, electricity and building sectors, part of a suite of sweeping proposals designed to create economic opportunities and build infrastructure while also tackling climate change. In a […]

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‘Brave New World’s Joseph Morgan Teases His ‘Intense’ New Role: CJack60 Is The ‘Opposite’ Of Klaus

Joseph Morgan’s newest role is in the Peacock series ‘Brave New World.’ He spoke with HL about taking on CJack60 after Klaus, how the show compares to the classic novel, and more. Brave New World is one of Peacock’s new shows that will debut on July 15, the streaming service’s launch day. The series is […]

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Fact-Checking Biden on the Coronavirus and His Own Record

Since effectively securing the Democratic nomination in April, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has focused his low-profile campaign on hammering President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic. We rounded up some inaccurate claims in his recent remarks. Mr. Biden misleadingly suggested he had recommended specific interventions that would have saved tens of thousands […]

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6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Task Force Proposals

The new policy recommendations for Joseph R. Biden Jr., crafted jointly by allies of Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, are the clearest sign yet that the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party are trying to unite far more than they did in 2016. But the ideas put forth on […]

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6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Policy Proposals

The new policy recommendations for Joseph R. Biden Jr., crafted jointly by allies of Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, are the clearest sign yet that the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party were trying to unite far more than they did in 2016. But the ideas put forth on […]

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Biden Plans $300 Billion Increase in Research Spending and More Stimulus for Recovery

Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose on Thursday a $300 billion increase in government spending on research and development of technologies like electric vehicles and 5G cellular networks, as part of an effort to more aggressively challenge President Trump on economic policy. Mr. Biden’s announcement will come at a speech in Pennsylvania that will be […]

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a sweeping set of joint policy recommendations on Wednesday, a significant if tentative sign of cooperation among Democrats as Mr. Biden’s campaign continues its appeals to the progressive left. Mr. Biden is expected to adopt the recommendations, which were submitted by six policy task […]

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Ady Barkan Endorses Joe Biden for President

Ady Barkan, the prominent liberal activist and advocate for “Medicare for all,” is endorsing Joseph R. Biden Jr. for president, in a sign that some progressives who opposed Mr. Biden in the Democratic primary race are increasingly willing to actively support him against President Trump. In the primary campaign, Mr. Barkan endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren […]

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