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    Kanye West has filed to be on Arkansas' presidential ballot and has listed Michelle Tidball, a life coach based in Wyoming, as his vice president.  It comes after canvassers and volunteers this weekend tried to rack up petition signatures for the presidential ballot in Ohio - a key swing state that could decide who sits in the Oval Office after November. It also follows a tumultuous month that included a bizarre first campaign rally in South Carolina, a series of tweets that touched on everything from abortion to cheating allegations lodged at his wife Kim Kardashian and concerns over the rapper's mental health. But on Monday, a spokesperson for the Arkansas Secretary of State told TMZ that Kanye's campaign turned in the needed 1,000...
    With two weeks to go until the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Milwaukee the hype and speculation over whom former Vice President Joe Biden will name as his running mate is going into overdrive. But don't expect the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to name his running mate this week. A source familiar with the process selecting a vice presidential nominee told Fox News on Monday that "an announcement isn't likely this week." BIDEN VP PICK NOT LIKELY THIS WEEK: SOURCE Last week Biden told reporters that he would choose his party's vice presidential nominee by "the first week in August." That was in line with the former vice president's previous statements. Biden has said for a couple of months that his...
    Joe Biden has delayed naming his vice presidential pick by two weeks amid worries the process has become a mess that has pitted women against woman. Biden said last week he would announce his running mate the first week of August but that appears unlikely to happen this week as he hasn't narrowed down his pick amid pressure to name a black woman. But now that's been moved back by two weeks, The Washington Post reported, amid worries from Biden supporters that the process has become 'messier than it should be,' pitting women - and especially black women - against one another.  The delay indicates there is no clear favorite among Biden or his allies to be his running mate. ...
    A top campaign adviser for President Trump said that Joe Biden's soon-to-be-announced vice presidential pick will be the presumptive Democratic nominee's "political living will." Jason Miller, a senior adviser to Trump's reelection campaign, told Fox News Sunday that he believes Biden's running mate could be a "transition" candidate to realign the party with its socialist wing, which includes people such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. "It is consequential, and the fact that for Joe Biden, his VP pick is in many ways his political living will. He's already said that he's going to be a transition candidate onto the next generation. He’s refused to say that he would run...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's decision on his running mate is drawing closer by the day, and the tensions over whom he should pick spilled out into public view this past week, as the women who are his top contenders find themselves navigating around sexist tropes about their ambition and intense scrutiny of the most controversial aspects of their pasts.For many months as Biden considered nearly a dozen women for the ticket, California Sen. Kamala Harris seemed like the most natural fit because of her resume, her visibility supporting the Black Lives Matter protests, and her championing of legislation to curb police brutality. But over the past week, long-held uneasiness among some close Biden allies about Harris' ambition and her attack on Biden...
    By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. The campaign hasn’t finalized a date for naming a running mate, but three people who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans said a public announcement likely wouldn’t happen before the week of Aug. 10. That’s one week before Democrats will hold their convention to officially nominate Biden as their presidential nominee. Biden said in May that he hoped to name his pick around Aug. 1 and told reporters this week that he would “have a choice in the first week of August.” He notably stopped short of saying when he...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –  Presidential candidate Joe Biden says he’s planning to announce his running mate next week. He’s also said he plans to choose a woman. So, we asked a Minnesotan who knows firsthand: what makes a good vice presidential pick? Good question. “So who should it be? Toughest question in the world,” said former Vice President Walter Mondale. There are few people in this world who are better able to understand the vice presidency Mondale, served as President Jimmy Carter’s running mate between 1977 and 1981. Later, when he ran for office, he chose a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, to run as his vice president. But the act of choosing a vice president has changed since then. “We’ve gotten tougher...
    He’s Biden his time. Joe Biden is not expected to pick a running mate until at least Aug. 10. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had previously said he expected to name someone to the job by the first of the month. The late in the game decision will put the announcement just one week before the Democratic convention that will officially designate the pair as the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees. Biden, 77, would become the oldest person ever elected president if he triumphs in November and many believe he would only serve one term. That combination of factors has injected particular urgency into the veepstakes as whoever is selected would become an instant 2024 frontrunner and potentially shape...
    By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. The campaign hasn't finalized a date for naming a running mate, but three people who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans said a public announcement likely wouldn't happen before the week of Aug. 10. That's one week before Democrats will hold their convention to officially nominate Biden as their presidential nominee. Biden said in May that he hoped to name his pick around Aug. 1 and told reporters this week that he would “have a choice in the first week of August.” He notably stopped short of saying...
    By MJ Lee, Jeff Zeleny and Jasmine Wright | CNN Joe Biden heads into the weekend weighing the biggest decision of his presidential campaign so far, and people close to the process tell CNN that the former vice president is believed to have now begun to narrow his personal shortlist of potential running mates to a handful of women. In more than two dozen interviews with CNN in recent days, members of Congress, top Democratic donors, Biden allies and others close to the vice presidential vetting process said California Rep. Karen Bass, the 66-year-old chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has gained real traction in the late stage of the search. Amid furious last-minute lobbying and speculation about Biden’s historic...
    With Joe Biden on the cusp of announcing his running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket, two women of color from the Golden State appear to be on the shortlist. So why don’t California voters seem that excited? Sen. Kamala Harris is considered a top contender, and Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass’s name has also surfaced. Biden is expected to make an announcement as early as next week. Joe Biden is expected to announce his pick for vice president the first week of August. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Matt Slocum/Associated Press But the former vice president doesn’t need their help carrying the Golden State and it’s not clear Harris — with far more name recognition than Bass — would generate a lot...
    Sen. Kamala Harris. Some of Joe Biden’s allies and top supporters are campaigning against Sen. Kamala Harris as a potential vice presidential pick because, get this: She’s too ambitious, and … they just find her somehow, mysteriously, sort of … well: “I don’t like her, and I don’t like the way she campaigned. She seems not loyal at all and very opportunistic,” someone identified only as a Chicago-based businessman told CNBC.  Gentlemen. When Kamala Harris was campaigning against the former vice president now running for president because ambition, her job was not to be loyal to Joe Biden. And no one in the history of ever has become a vice presidential nominee without having been ambitious. Yet somehow it’s women for whom this is a disqualifying charge....
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.    LEADING THE DAY: Biden closes in on vice presidential pick Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden hits Trump's 'law and order' message: He's trying to 'scare the devil' out of people Biden notes show talking points about Kamala Harris The opportunity cost of Congress's 'Big Tech' antitrust obsession MORE is getting close to announcing his running mate. The decision is expected to be the first week in August, several weeks before...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will announce his vice presidential running mate in the first week of August, the Washington Post reported. Biden did not say precisely what day he will announce his vice presidential choice, CNN reported. The former Vice president made the announcement during a news conference after a speech in Delaware. “I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” Biden said, according to the WaPo. “And I promise I’ll let you know when I do,” Biden said. Biden has said previously that he will choose “a woman of color” as his running mate by August, the New York Post reported. Other candidates reportedly in consideration as Biden’s running...
    President Trump is weighing in on one of the likely top contenders Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s considering as his running mate As he was departing the White House for a trip to Texas on Wednesday, the president was asked about Sen. Kamala Harris. Trump answered that the senator from California would "be a fine choice” as Biden’s vice presidential nominee. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Harris – a former Democratic presidential candidate who took aim at Biden last year on the debate stage – is considered to be...
    Madison Summers July 29, 2020 0 Comments Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s notes were captured by a photographer, revealing some of his thoughts about a potential vice president pick. As many Americans are eager over who Biden will choose as his running mate and no clear answer from Biden himself yet, his notes appear to show he was prepared to talk about one specific person: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). An Associated Press photographer snagged a photo of Biden’s notes following his speech in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. The notes had Harris’ name followed by “Do not hold grudges,” “Campaigned with me & Jill,” “Talented,” “Great help to campaign” and “Great respect for her.” Biden said previously that...
    During a question and answer session on Tuesday afternoon, Joe Biden let reporters know that his selection of a vice-presidential candidate is imminent. “I’m going to have a choice the first week in August and I promise, I’ll let you know when I do,” said Biden. But, as The Hill reports, while Biden declared that he would “have a choice,” what he didn’t say was that he would have an announcement beyond letting us know that a choice had been made. It’s entirely possible that by next week Joe Biden will have settled in a VP pick, but everyone outside the campaign will still be waiting for the final word. This statement comes a week after Biden sat down with Joy Reid to...
    (CNN)Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday was photographed holding handwritten notes with Sen. Kamala Harris' name at the top along with a set of talking points about her, fueling fresh speculation about the California Democrat's standing as a vice presidential running mate.The notes, which were photographed at a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, feature Harris' name followed by five talking points: "Do not hold grudges," "Campaigned with me & Jill," "Talented," "Great help to campaign" and "Great respect for her."The Biden campaign declined to comment to CNN on Tuesday night.The prominence of Harris on Biden's notes follows a Politico story in which former Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, a member of Biden's team vetting potential vice presidential picks, is reported...
    A press photographer captured Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s speech notes about his potential vice presidential pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, at a Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. The picture, taken by Associated Press photographer Andrew Harnik, appears to show Biden addressing a campaign leak from Monday. In the resulting story, Biden’s designated vetter of vice presidential picks, former Sen. Chris Dodd, bluntly questioning Harris for her lack of remorse over attacking Biden during the 2020 Democratic primary. On the notes page visible in the photograph, Harris’ name is at the top with a series of bullet points Biden wanted to make about both her and his relationship with her. Those phrases included “Do NOT hold grudges,” “Campaigned with...
    Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden shared a bit of an update on Tuesday regarding an upcoming big announcement. Many people are anxiously waiting to hear who he will choose as his running mate and he had previously signaled that he hoped to reveal his decision on August 1. Now, it seems it might take slightly longer than that. As Forbes details, Biden held a campaign event on Tuesday where he addressed his decision for his Vice President. The event was uploaded to YouTube by the campaign and it covered quite a bit of ground. “I’m going to have a choice in the first week of August. I promise I’ll let you all know when I do,” Biden told...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden says he'll have his vice presidential pick ready "the first week in August," which is next week. That would be days before he's expected to accept the Democratic nomination during the Democratic National Convention.  He made the announcement in his home state of Delaware during a campaign event Tuesday. Biden had originally held out early August as a timeline for announcing his running mate, but appeared to back off on that last week.  The former vice president has already committed to picking a woman running mate.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Biden's short list has included names like Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Michigan Governnor...
    Speaking to The Atlantic about the upcoming presidential election and the choice between voting for President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Nina Turner, the co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2020 presidential campaign, snapped, “It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of shit in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing. It’s still sh*t.” Turner was not the only Sanders devotee who eviscerated Biden in the article. Harvard professor Cornel West asserted, “We have to be true to ourselves and acknowledge that Biden is a mediocre, milquetoast, neoliberal centrist that we’ve been fighting against in the Democratic establishment.” Some Sanders supporters have demanded that Biden select either Sanders or...
    Reuters July 28, 2020 0 Comments The University of Notre Dame said on Monday it has pulled out as host of the first 2020 U.S. presidential debate on Sept. 29 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, so the event’s location will be shifted to Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, will now be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, the Commission on Presidential Debates said. Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, said in a statement that the health precautions necessary to stage the debate “would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our...
    Stefani Reynolds/CNP via Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.When Joe Biden announced in March that he would select a woman as his running mate, it was hailed as a milestone. At 77, Biden might not run for reelection or even finish his first term, but he could play an instrumental role in breaking the highest glass ceiling by making a woman his most likely successor. “I view myself as a transition candidate,” Biden told donors this spring: “You got to get more people on the bench that are ready to go in—‘Put me in coach, I’m ready to play.’ Well, there’s a lot of people that are ready to play, women...
    Kerem Yucel/Getty Images Nina Turner, the co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2020 presidential campaign, slammed former Vice President Joe Biden in an interview published Monday. “It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of shit in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing,” Turner said of the choice between voting for Biden and President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. “It’s still sh*t.” Turner made the comment for an interview with The Atlantic exploring several factors working in Trump’s favor in the 2020 election. Those factors include polls potentially overestimating the number of Biden voters who will show up at the polls as a result of underwhelming...
    It's cast as the first executive decision by a candidate hoping to become the nation's chief executive, an indicator of judgment, inclusion and strategic thinking. But really, a presidential nominee's choice of a running mate doesn't ultimately have that much impact on the outcome of the presidential election, scholars say. While different constituencies in the party might clamor to be represented in the second-in-command spot, the choice of a vice president does not typically flip votes or states.Who Will Be Biden’s Vice Presidential Candidate? View All 11 Slides"A running mate is not going to change the game, at least not with a positive effect," says University of Dayton political science professor Christopher Devine, author, with Kyle Kopco, of the book...
    A vice presidential debate will be held with a live audience at the University of Utah despite the surge in coronavirus cases happening in the state. Organizers in Salt Lake City have been coordinating with health experts and local authorities to hold the event, scheduled for Oct. 7, with public health precautions in mind. The audience, which is typically about 900 people, is now expected to be less than 200, officials said Wednesday. In Salt Lake City, gatherings of more than 20 people are allowed if organizers can establish a 6-foot distance between household groups. The media corps will also be limited to about 250 people and housed in a ventilated tent outside the venue on the college campus....
    By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A vice presidential debate will be held with an audience at the University of Utah in October, though it will be significantly smaller to accommodate social distancing amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Utah and elsewhere, officials said Wednesday. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates decided the gathering can be done safely and keeping it adds to the “good tension” in the room, co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. said. “We view it as part of our educational function,” he said. “Safety is going to be the No. 1 issue.” Presidential debates were hosted in an empty studio in the 1960s, but candidates over the years have appreciated having live audiences,...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A vice presidential debate will be held with an audience at the University of Utah in October, though it will be significantly smaller to accommodate social distancing amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Utah and elsewhere, officials said Wednesday. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates decided the gathering can be done safely and keeping it adds to the “good tension” in the room, co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. said. “We view it as part of our educational function,” he said. “Safety is going to be the No. 1 issue.” Presidential debates were hosted in an empty studio in the 1960s, but candidates over the years have appreciated having live audiences, he said. The...
    (CNN)With summer heating up, speculation surrounding Joe Biden's vice-presidential selection is sizzling. Although the list of possible names has narrowed, all we know for sure is that the presumptive Democratic nominee will pick a woman and that four Black women are among the list of contenders.This year's Democratic vice presidential nominee will undoubtedly attract much scrutiny, given both Biden's age and the state of the pandemic we continue to face.Thomas BalcerskiHistory can reveal the strengths and the weaknesses of vice presidential picks -- and help us decide how Biden's selection ranks in comparison. Indeed, vice presidential selections have varied considerably across American history, with the successful verging on greatness and the not-so-successful bordering on villainy. The best vice presidential choices...
    Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile on Tuesday explained why a black woman should be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. “I think the vice president’s consideration of Black women is really remarkable,” Brazile told “America’s Newsroom.” Brazile said that the four Black women Biden is considering are all “qualified to be president of the United States.” “That is the most essential quality that you’re looking for,” Brazile said. BIDEN CAMPAIGN FIRES BACK AFTER TRUMP TAKES AIM IN FOX NEWS INTERVIEW Sen. Bernie Sanders delegates in California sent Biden a list of three Black female candidates they’d like to see the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee choose from as he names his running mate. Not making their list was Sen. Kamala Harris, the former California attorney general and...
    RAPPER Kanye West wants Jay-Z as his vice-presidential running mate, despite the pair’s infamous fall-outs and ongoing public feuds. The White House hopeful told a Charleston radio station that after looking at "code and signs", his on-and-off pal was his "favourite candidate for my running mate". 25Kanye West, left, and Jay-Z look like good pals while accepting Video of the Year award at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles, CaliforniaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 25A tearful Kanye exposes deeply personal info at his first presidential rally in Charleston, South CarolinaCredit: Alamy Live News 25Kanye announced his bid to claim the White House on Twitter The shock announcement came during a chat with Kris Kaylin on Z93 Jamz on Sunday,...
    The Democrat has vowed to choose a woman as a running mate and has been pressured to be an African-American woman. The reports will allow Biden to screen candidates and converse with those who remain. Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY / . The former vice president Joe Biden, who will presumably be the Democratic candidate for the White House, said Wednesday that he is extensively discussing with lawyers his options for formula partner before having “personal discussions” with them. Biden said on MSNBC he is getting “Two-hour investigation reports” on their vice presidential candidates And he announced that they have already made an analysis of the trajectory of “around four candidates” from a list that could include a...
    Joe Biden has winnowed down his vice presidential shortlist to a selection of names that includes four black women. "I am not committed to naming any but the people I've named, and among them, there are four black women," Biden told MSNBC Monday. "It is important that my administration, I promise you, will look like America." The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and two-term vice president detailed extensively for the first time the process he's undertaking before he unveils his pick before the national convention, slated for Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That process incorporates two-hour vetting reports, four of which he'd already received. "When I get all the vetting done of all the candidates, then I'm going to narrow...
    CAITLYN Jenner knows who she wants Kanye West to have as his veep - her. The reality star is positioning herself to be his vice president, as he makes a presidential bid, according to TMZ on Thursday. 7 Caitlyn Jenner has asked Kanye if she can be his vice presidentCredit: Getty Images 7 The reality star is positioning herself to be his veep, as he makes a presidential bid, according to TMZ on ThursdayCredit: MEGA The star - whose daughters are Kendall and Kylie Jenner - revealed she had texted the rapper to ask whether she can be his VP. "What a combination!" said Caitlyn when asked about Kanye's presidential aspirations. The Grammy award winning artist, who is married to...
    WASHINGTON — For weeks, the closest thing to drama on the Democratic side of the presidential campaign has been the Veepstakes: the mysterious process by which Joe Biden is choosing his candidate for vice president. Who’s up? Who’s down? Will it be Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Rep. Val Demings of Florida, or someone else? Political junkies, including me, are watching the Veepstakes mostly because it’s the only entertainment the Biden Channel offers. But most Americans are not on the edges of their seats, and that’s understandable. The sobering truth is that it doesn’t much matter who Biden picks, as long as she doesn’t turn out to be a belly...
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean vice president Otto Sonnenholzner resigned Tuesday, setting off speculation that he could be preparing a presidential bid for the South American nation’s elections in February. Sonnenholzner has become one of Ecuador’s most visible politicians since leading a task force that helped control a severe outbreak of the new coronavirus in Guayaquil, the nation’s second largest city and its main port. Sonnenholzner said in a speech that he decided to leave the vice presidency because the job no longer allows him to help the country solve its “most urgent” needs. “Next year, Ecuador will face one of its most crucial elections” he said. “And the best I can do for the country is to help construct...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19. “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Bottoms, a potential Democratic vice presidential candidate, tweeted. She told MSNBC that she decided her family members should get tested again because her husband “literally has been sleeping since Thursday.” Bottoms, in her first term as mayor, has risen to prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been noted for her earlier criticism of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on his slowness to order Georgians to shelter in place and his quickness to lift that order. She was an early and vocal supporter of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden,...
    The Wikipedia entry of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a reported front runner as a potential vice presidential pick of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has seen numerous edits the past two months, most of them by one editor, The Intercept is reporting. The page has seen more than 500 revisions since May 9, which The Intercept characterized as "scrubbing controversial aspects" that "could prove unflattering to Harris." It also reported the editing has "elicited strong pushback" from the online encyclopedias cadre of volunteer editors. All of the activity and commentary has led Wikipedia to place the page under "discretionary sanctions," which include allowing one "revert" in a 24-hour period. The practice apparently is not unprecedented. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaines selection...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayor, potential vice presidential candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has COVID-19, does not have symptoms. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is vowing to “transform” the U.S. if he wins the upcoming presidential election. “We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it,” Biden tweeted Sunday. (RELATED: Trump Says Biden Should Give Cognitive Test ‘A Try’ After He ‘Aced’ It) We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 6, 2020 The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee did not provide specifics on how he would “transform” the nation if he wins in November, and his campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller....
    New York — “They have known each other for years, have worked together, and she has been tested in a way that many people on the list have not been.” Susan Rice, former US ambassador to the UN. Photo:Alex Wong / . The name of a former government government official Barack Obama takes hold as possible democrat vice presidential formula Joe Biden. Susan Rice, a former United States ambassador to the United Nations and a former National Security adviser, is one of the candidates to accompany Biden in the final stretch of the presidential campaign in which Donald Trump seeks re-election. Related: Voters Believe Biden Has More Power Than Trump According to The Hill, Rice...
    Joe Biden said Tuesday that his campaign is vetting a racially diverse selection of women to be his vice presidential pick.  'There are a number of women of color, there are Latino women, there are Asian, across the board,' Biden told reporters during a speech and press conference he held at a high school in his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.  Biden also teased that he would be putting out a list of female black legal professionals, as he previously said he wanted to appoint the country's first black woman to the Supreme Court.  Joe Biden said Tuesday that his running mate shortlist included a racially diverse group of women. He also said he planned to release a list...
    Val Demings serving as a panelist at the National Town Hall: 'Black Lives Matter' panel for the 45th Annual Legislative Black Caucus Foundation on September 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.Earl Gibson III | Getty Images WASHINGTON – "It's almost laughable to hear the president defend law enforcement now," said Rep. Val Demings on a recent Democratic conference call. "This is the president, remember how well I know, who considers himself above the law and everyone else beneath it." With these two lines, the Florida Democrat unwittingly captured both why she belongs on Joe Biden's vice presidential shortlist, and why she could be a risky choice for a running mate. The first Black woman to serve as chief of police in Orlando,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s promise to pick a woman as his running mate has sparked weeks of speculation about who might land the coveted second spot on the ticket with the former vice-president. “He’s going to be challenged to find someone to fire up the base, speak to the reality that both presidential candidates are in their 70s, and most importantly, someone who can help him work through the moment — the pandemic as well as racism in America,” says San Jose State University journalism professor Bob Rucker. Professor Rucker says those challenges may outweigh traditional political calculation like selecting a vice-presidential candidate based on their ability to help deliver a potential swing state...
    Rep. Karen Bass moves onto Biden’s vice presidential list
    Sen. Tammy BaldwinLarry French | Getty Images Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin could become the first openly gay vice presidential candidate in history. Baldwin is one of the top 10 potential running mates on 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's list, according to reports. Baldwin has acknowledged that she is in regular contact with the campaign but has not said whether she is being vetted. "Were he to ask me to be his vice president, I would surely say yes," Baldwin recently told Milwaukee's NBC affiliate WTMJ. "But I will keep my conversations in confidence . We just need to win." A Baldwin spokesman told CNBC in an email on Monday, "The Senator and the campaign haven't been discussing the content of...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to choose his running mate soon and is reportedly down to six candidates. As long promised by the former vice president, his running mate will be a woman. But which one?
    JOE Biden’s campaign said Monday that the former vice president will participate in the three previously announced fall debates with President Donald Trump. In a letter to the Commission of Presidential Debates, Biden’s campaign manager said that the former vice president will agree to the commission’s proposal of three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate with independent moderators. 1 Biden agrees to a trio of debates with President Trump this Fall for 2020 elections More to follow....
    Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she is taking herself out of consideration to be the vice president. The Minnesota senator instead told former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, to pick a woman of color as his running mate. Biden had previously asked Klobuchar to undergo formal vetting for the role.  "After what I've seen in my state, what I've seen across the country, this is a historic moment," the former presidential contender said on MSNBC. "And America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe, as I actually told the [former] Vice President last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket."  "And...
    ▶ Watch Video: Joe Biden calls Amy Klobuchar “first rate,” asks her to undergo vetting for VP Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she is taking herself out of consideration to be the vice president. The Minnesota senator instead told former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, to pick a woman of color as his running mate. Biden had previously asked Klobuchar to undergo formal vetting for the role.  “After what I’ve seen in my state, what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment,” the former presidential contender said on MSNBC. “And America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe, as I actually told the [former] Vice President last night when I called him,...
    Madison Summers June 19, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is bowing out as a potential running mate pick for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment,” Klobuchar said on MSNBC Thursday evening. “I truly believe, as I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think that this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.” She continued to stay “if you want to heal this nation,” then “this is sure a hell of a way to do it.” The Minnesota lawmaker’s remarks...
    Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced that she will not seek to be Joe Biden's running mate for the US presidential election in November. Ms Klobuchar said the Democratic nominee should choose a woman of colour as the vice-presidential candidate. Seen as an early front-runner, the senator faced scrutiny amid protests over the death of George Floyd. Her career as a local prosecutor in Minneapolis has been brought into the spotlight. Ms Klobuchar, who also ran to be the Democratic presidential nominee, has faced criticism for not bringing charges against multiple police officers who were involved in shootings during her seven years in the job. Will Joe Biden's record come back to haunt him? Black and voting for Donald...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest."It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, Biden said in a statement Friday night, ''and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party."The former vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven...
    (CNN)Amy Klobuchar's chances of becoming Joe Biden's running mate, already weighed down by her record as a prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, have taken a significant hit as widespread racial unrest roils her home state, Democrats say.The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and subsequent strife in Minneapolis have reignited long festering Democratic concerns about Klobuchar's criminal justice record and the seven years she spent as the top prosecutor in Minnesota's most populous county, a position she secured by promising to be tough on crime.It's inopportune timing for Klobuchar, who has been widely seen for months as a leading candidate to be Biden's running mate. But the resurgence of questions about her criminal justice record -- along...