Biden staffs up and launches new ads in Texas

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is beefing up its presence in Texas, a longtime ruby red state that recent polls suggest is up for grabs between the Democratic challenger and President Trump in November’s general election. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign on Monday announced six staff hires in the Lone Star State. Topping the […]

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With Biden vice presidential pick looming, Duckworth is a long shot on the shortlist

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is in the running to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. | Kevin Dietsch/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Said Duckworth, “I’m just going to keep doing my job….and I’ll let the process move along on its own schedule, whatever schedule (Biden’s campaign) may have.” Sen. Tammy Duckworth is on […]

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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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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Senator Tammy Duckworth, like the man she might serve as vice president, prizes loyalty in her ranks and occasional mischief in her workplace. So when a top communications aide prepared to defect last year to the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg, Ms. Duckworth recognized an opportunity. She recorded a faux media interview trashing Mr. Buttigieg […]

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Rosalyn Durant on the biggest obstacles in developing the NBA bubble | The Jump

Rosalyn Durant, Senior Vice President of Disney Springs, Water Parks, and ESPN Wide World of Sports, joins Rachel Nichols on The Jump to discuss how the idea for the NBA’s bubble started, the biggest obstacle in developing the plan for the bubble and expectations for the NBA’s restart. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ […]

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Biden unveils plan aiming to tackle racial economic inequality

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of policies on Tuesday that aim to address the massive racial economic disparities in the country. In his plan, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is pushing for a surge in funding for low-income housing, increases in capital for minority-owned small businesses, and greater infrastructure spending directed towards […]

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Biden returns to DC to say farewell to John Lewis

Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the nation’s capital on Monday to pay his last respects to the late civil rights leader and icon John Lewis. The body of the longtime congressman from Georgia lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, a spot reserved for presidents, lawmakers, and other dignitaries. PHOTOS: […]

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Vikings’ infection control officer tests positive for COVID-19

Minnesota Vikings vice president of sports medicine Eric Sugarman, who is also in charge of the team’s coronavirus prevention plan, has tested positive for COVID-19. | Nam Y. Huh/AP Eric Sugarman said he and his family members immediately quarantined themselves and began following the NFL’s appropriate protocols after testing positive over the weekend.  MINNEAPOLIS — […]

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China will not use property market as short-term stimulus: vice premier

© Reuters. Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng attends the closing session of CPPCC in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Vice Premier Han Zheng said on Friday that the government will not use the property market as a form of short-term stimulus to prop up the economy, state radio reported. Authorities will also prevent funds from […]

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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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Obama, in discussion with Biden, says he ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of ObamaCare

Former President Barack Obama, in a clip from a discussion with his former Vice President Joe Biden released Thursday morning by Biden’s presidential campaign, says that he “couldn’t be prouder” of the Affordable Care Act and that “20 million people have health insurance that didn’t because of what we did.” The campaign had previously released other segments […]

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Biden says ‘people’ don’t make distinction between Chinese, other Asians while knocking Trump’s China attacks

Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump for repeatedly blaming China for the coronavirus outbreak and suggested that ‘people’ don’t distinguish Chinese from other Asians. During a virtual campaign event on Wednesday speaking with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Biden praised the U.S. as a “nation of immigrants.” “Don’t let anybody convince you you’re not American in every […]

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Potential Biden VP pick says Sanders campaign has significant influence in drafting DNC platform

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a potential vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden who is in charge of drafting the party’s 2020 platform, said on Tuesday that the campaign for former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a significant influence in writing the document. Lance Bottoms, who is the chair of the Democratic National […]

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Voters will likely remember which party they believe handled health, science best

It was January, 2017. And Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., phoned Vice President Mike Pence to talk about health care. He spoke about how thousands of his constituents received health care coverage “for the first time” as a result of ObamaCare. And Manchin had a stern message for the Vice President. He wouldn’t vote to repeal […]

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Biden Announces Plan to Aid Caregivers

new video loaded: Biden Announces Plan to Aid Caregivers transcript Back bars 0:00/1:13 –1:13 transcript Biden Announces Plan to Aid Caregivers Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. laid out a $775 billion investment proposal to assist in caregiving programs, including care for children, older adults and family members with disabilities. This is about easing […]

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Biden rolls out $775B plan for universal preschool, expanded child care and in-home elder care

Shining a spotlight on care for some of the youngest and oldest Americans, former Vice President Joe Biden is proposing to provide universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year-old children, build new child care facilities, and expand access to a wider array of long-term care options for seniors. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign says the plan, unveiled Tuesday […]

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Trump challenges Biden to mental exam, says Chris Wallace would not score as high as he did

President Trump took several shots at former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental state during his exclusive interview with “Fox News Sunday,” challenging Biden to take the same test he had to take, only for host Chris Wallace to claim that the test is not exactly difficult. Trump took the test, known as the Montreal Cognitive […]

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Biden outlines ‘roadmap’ to ‘safely’ reopen schools

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday announced a five-step guideline “based on science” to support local decision-making on reopening schools to help students whose learning was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee’s roadmap comes as school systems across the country are facing difficult decisions on how they’ll reopen amid the outbreak – and as […]

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Kurz: Optimistic we’ll get agreement on EU finances but not sure when

© Reuters. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler attend a news conference, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Vienna BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday he was optimistic that European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to discuss a proposed budget and economic recovery plan would […]

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Fran Spielman interviews CTU President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates

Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates were interviewed by Fran Spielman Friday, July 12, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and Vice President Stacy Davis Gates to discuss what returning to the classroom will look like […]

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Biden tries to woo Pennsylvania voters, but still lags behind Trump on economy

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Former Vice President Joe Biden is intent on flipping Pennsylvania, his birthplace, forging ahead with in-person events in the battleground state amid the coronavirus pandemic. A Monmouth University poll released this week shows Biden topping President Trump among registered voters 53-40 percent in the state. But, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee still lags slightly […]

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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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