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USA Today Breaks With Tradition on 2020 Race

Newspaper makes its very first presidential endorsement, and it picks Joe Biden

(Newser) - USA Today does not endorse presidential candidates. Or least it didn't, until Tuesday. The newspaper broke with its own tradition and officially backed Joe Biden. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn't choose sides,... More »

175-Year-Old Magazine Endorses Candidate for First Time

'Scientific American' backs Biden as climate change becomes a 2020 issue

(Newser) - Climate change emerged front and center in the election on Monday, at least temporarily. The big quote came from President Trump when he was discussing the West's wildfires with a natural resources official in California. "It'll start getting cooler. You just watch," Trump said. When the... More »

Hillary Clinton Makes Her Endorsement

'Think of what it would mean if we had a real president'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has made her endorsement for the 2020 election—and, unsurprisingly, she's not getting on board the Trump train. The 2016 Democratic nominee endorsed Joe Biden at a virtual "Women's Town Hall" event discussing the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, CBS reports. "Just think of what a... More »

Another Big Endorsement Comes in for Joe Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has now given her blessing

(Newser) - First Bernie , then Obama , and now a third big endorsement for Joe Biden. Boston.com reports that Elizabeth Warren has offered her thumbs-up for the former vice president, making her announcement Wednesday morning with a nearly four-minute video. "In this moment of crisis, it's more important than ever... More »

Biden Receives Biggest Endorsement Yet

Obama backs him for president

(Newser) - On Monday, Joe Biden picked up the endorsement of Bernie Sanders . On Tuesday, an even bigger one came his way. Barack Obama formally backed Biden's 2020 bid in a video . "These aren't normal times," said Obama in the opening of his 12-minute message. The coronavirus pandemic... More »

Nation's Largest Union Makes Its Endorsement

NEA waits til late in the game, goes for Biden as 4 big states get ready to vote

(Newser) - The nation’s largest labor union has lined up behind Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, with the National Education Association on Saturday endorsing the former vice president for the Democratic nomination over his last remaining primary rival Bernie Sanders. The NEA’s board of directors chose Biden following a recommendation... More »

Trump Has One More Insult for Jeff Sessions

President endorses Tommy Tuberville, Sessions' Alabama opponent for US Senate seat

(Newser) - President Trump has said one of his biggest mistakes was appointing Jeff Sessions as his attorney general, but the latter seemed determined to get back into the commander in chief's good graces, recently declaring himself Trump's "strongest advocate" as he gets ready to make a new run... More »

Cory Booker Makes His Endorsement

Joe Biden picks up another nod ahead of 6 more primaries

(Newser) - A day after Kamala Harris got on the train to Joe Bidentown , another onetime rival announced that he's backing the former vice president's bid for the Oval Office: Cory Booker has become the latest high-profile Democrat to endorse Biden, reports NJ.com . "The answer to hatred &... More »

Kamala Harris Picks Her Candidate

'I believe in Joe'

(Newser) - Kamala Harris took her time in announcing her pick for the Democratic presidential nominee, and the former rival she wants to see in the White House is Joe Biden, reports the Hill . "I believe in Joe," she said in a statement. “You can see in his eyes... More »

Jane Fonda's Pick for President: the 'Climate Candidate'

Actress throws her weight behind Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Jane Fonda has been making headlines in recent months for her Fire Drill Fridays protests against climate change, where she's often accompanied by other celebrity activists. But on Friday, during her latest demonstration in California, she made the news for another reason: her endorsement of Bernie Sanders. "We... More »

Bernie Gets New Boost From Ex-Rival

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio endorses Vermont senator for president

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders just got a high-profile endorsement from one of his former rivals for the Oval Office. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who dropped out of the presidential race himself in September, gave the Vermont senator the thumbs-up on Friday, which the New York Times notes is the... More »

Julian Castro, Now a VP Contender, Makes 2020 Pick

He endorses Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Just days after he dropped out of the 2020 race himself, Julian Castro is out with his endorsement: He wants Elizabeth Warren to be the next president. "There's one candidate I see who's unafraid to fight like hell to make sure America's promise will be there... More »

Trump's Predawn Tweetstorm Spurred by Biden Endorsement

'I've done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do'

(Newser) - At least one poll has Joe Biden as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, and he's starting to acquire some endorsements. One in particular appears to have riled President Trump, who fired off a predawn tweetstorm Monday addressing it. The International Association of Fire Fighters gave Biden its nod... More »

Beyonce to Online Followers: Eat This

The singer endorses 'The Greenprint' by Marco Borges

(Newser) - So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram fee d? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social-media endorsement, the AP reports. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to... More »

House Candidate: I Was Abducted by Aliens

'Miami Herald' endorses Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera for Congress

(Newser) - The Miami Herald over the weekend made its endorsements in a local congressional race, an otherwise routine development that is making headlines for an odd reason: The candidate endorsed by the newspaper in the Republican primary not only believes in aliens, she claims to have been abducted by them, reports... More »

Kemp Thanks Trump After Surge to Victory in Georgia

The secret recording also helped

(Newser) - With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor. A self-described "unapologetic conservative" whose campaign ran an eyebrow-raising ad that said he could... More »

Bernie Sanders Is 'Proud' of Son, Won't Endorse Him

Levi Sanders' campaign for NH congressional seat could use the boost, too

(Newser) - If anyone can get Bernie Sanders' endorsement, it should be his son. But per Axios , Levi Sanders, who's running for a seat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, hasn't received an official thumbs-up. The elder Sanders' rationale for the political cold shoulder: He doesn't believe in... More »

Miami Herald's Endorsement, in Just 5 Words

Short and sweet

(Newser) - Herald for the endorsement win. In just five words, the Miami newspaper offered its take on how Election 2016 should play out, with smiling headshots of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, followed by the words: "Her. Not Him. Enough Said." It's hard to beat that... More »

After Newspaper Endorses Clinton, Death Threats

'Arizona Republic' continues to fight for free speech with 'compassion,' 'bravery': publisher

(Newser) - Meet Kimberly, Nicole, and Phil. They're on staff at the Arizona Republic, per a Sunday editorial written by Mi-Ai Parrish, the conservative newspaper's publisher. And they're the ones who've been dealing with the vitriol and calls for violence since the Republic endorsed Hillary Clinton for president... More »

Ryan to GOP Lawmakers: I 'Won't Defend Trump'

But speaker isn't rescinding his endorsement—for now, anyway

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain has dropped his endorsement for Donald Trump, as have several dozen other prominent GOPers , in the wake of Trump's "hot mic" 2005 tape that leaked Friday. But House Speaker Paul Ryan is still hanging in there, though he now says Trump can't count on... More »

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