Joe Biden 2020

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Trump Boasts About Wowing Doctors on Cognitive Test

"They said, 'That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did'"

(Newser) - The two men expected to face each other in the general election have a combined age of 151, which is one reason why both keep taking digs at each other about mental fitness. In an interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night, President Trump suggested he did not think that Joe... More »

Biden Pitches $700B Plan to 'Buy American'

Federal government would become a bigger customer under proposal

(Newser) - Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Joe Biden is proposing using the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster US manufacturing and technology firms. Biden calls for a $400 billion, four-year increase in government purchasing of US-based goods and services, plus $300 billion... More »

These 2 Names Are on the Rise as VP Candidates

Sen. Tammy Duckworth and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice

(Newser) - Two new names are increasingly getting buzz as possibilities for Joe Biden's running mate: Sen. Tammy Duckworth and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. As Politico reports, Duckworth, who is of Thai and Chinese descent, ramped up the speculation on Sunday when she declined to say... More »

Biden Sees Another Edge in 'Highly Unusual' Fundraising Season

Former VP brings in $10M more than Trump in June, $16M more in 2nd quarter

(Newser) - In May, Joe Biden brought in $7 million more than President Trump in fundraising cash. In June, the former VP continued that streak, and then some. Per the Hill , Biden's team announced Wednesday it had, in conjunction with the DNC and its shared fundraising committees, brought in $10 million... More »

Bush Administration Officials Launch Pro-Biden Super PAC

'The president is a danger,' group says

(Newser) - Hundreds of people who served in the administration of America's 43rd president have created a super PAC to help defeat the 45th. The former members of the George W. Bush administration officially launched the "43 Alumni for Joe Biden" group Wednesday. Organizers say they are choosing "country... More »

Biden Holds His First Press Conference in 89 Days

He answered 15 questions

(Newser) - Joe Biden on Tuesday held his first press conference in 89 days, Fox News reports. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee first gave a stump speech on how he would handle the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Post reports, but the 15 questions he then answered over a 30-minute period also... More »

Congresswoman Emerges in the VP Race

Biden campaign is vetting California Rep. Karen Bass, leader of Congressional Black Caucus

(Newser) - A new figure is rising among possible candidates to be Joe Biden's running mate. As chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, California Rep. Karen Bass has led the Democrats' response to nationwide protests and helped get a police reform bill through the House. The 66-year-old former speaker of the... More »

Biden Gives Staff Breakdown

Both campaigns report full-time staffs are majority female

(Newser) - Women make up most of the presidential campaign staffs of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, aides in the two campaigns have reported. Both candidates had faced pressure to release diversity data, and Biden released his first on Saturday. The former vice president's senior staff is 58% female, BuzzFeed reports,... More »

Trump: Biden Is 'Going to Be Your President'

Trump makes a prediction in the 2020 race

(Newser) - Looks like President Trump is hearing about the latest polls —because he seemed curiously resigned to losing the 2020 election when speaking at a Fox News town hall on Friday, People reports. Talking to Sean Hannity, the 74-year-old began by slamming his 77-year-old Democratic rival, Joe Biden, as someone... More »

Battleground States Are Tilting Toward Biden

He's up in 6 states Trump carried in 2016, and by double digits in some of them

(Newser) - The latest polls haven't been good news for President Trump, and a new one from the New York Times and Siena College has a particularly rough takeaway for his campaign: Joe Biden is leading in six pivotal battleground states. The survey, taken June 8-18, has Biden up in Michigan... More »

Another Big Republican Won't Vote for Trump

Carly Fiorina is OK voting for Biden instead

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after running against him in the GOP primary, but he won't be getting her vote in 2020. "I've been very clear that I can't support Donald Trump," she tells the Atlantic . She was then asked if that... More »

Biden, but not Many Others, Will Attend Party's Convention

Not even wars had kept crowds away, but party says the issue is public health

(Newser) - Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person, the AP reports, but it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant in-person... More »

Here's Who John Bolton Is Not Voting For

Trump—or Biden

(Newser) - You probably could have guessed that John Bolton won't be voting for President Trump come November—but in an interview with ABC News on Sunday night, the former national security adviser says he won't be voting for Trump's main rival, either. "I don't think he'... More »

Trump Raised $74M in May. Biden Raced Past That

Despite ex-VP's $81M haul, president still has sizable advantage in cash on hand

(Newser) - President Trump was outraised by Joe Biden in May, taking in $74 million for his reelection, but he maintains a sizable advantage in cash on hand over the presumptive Democratic nominee. The pro-Trump effort, which includes fundraising by the Republican National Committee, on Saturday reported its total days after Biden... More »

Klobuchar Withdraws From VP Consideration. Here's Why

She says Joe Biden should choose a woman of color

(Newser) - Now is not the time for Amy Klobuchar to be the vice presidential candidate. That's why the senator from Minnesota has officially pulled her name from consideration as Joe Biden's running mate, NBC News reports. "America must seize on the moment and I truly believe—as I... More »

This Time, Trump Decides, He Wants 4 Debates

Aides also ask commission to hold the first event earlier than usual

(Newser) - The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees usually meet three times in the fall campaign. But with President Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls, the president's campaign tried Thursday to up the ante. Trump aides told the commission that handles the events that they want four... More »

Yes, Biden Leads Polls, but Another Stat Is Key

Nate Silver: Swing-state margins suggest Trump could win Electoral College, if polls tighten

(Newser) - The respected stats site FiveThirtyEight.com is out with its first batch of polling averages for the presidential election, and it's good news for Joe Biden—at least on the surface. Biden is up 50.5% to 41.3% nationally, and he also leads in nearly all the swing... More »

A New Poll Is Loving Biden

The former vice president stakes out a 13-point advantage

(Newser) - Sure, Joe Biden has been campaigning mostly from home —but that doesn't mean he's behind. A new Reuters /Ipsos poll has him ahead by 13 points as Americans fume over President Trump's handling of the pandemic and police brutality protests. Conducted June 10 to 16, the... More »

Poll Shows Biden With Big Lead in a Big State

Survey has him up by 16 points in Michigan

(Newser) - Two new polls in the 2020 election were drawing attention Tuesday, and both were good news for Joe Biden:
  • Michigan: An EPIC-MRA poll shows Biden up by 16 points in Michigan, reports the Detroit Free Press . The survey ran from May 31 to June 4 and captured public sentiment after
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Biden Team Gets Contenders for Running Mate Down to 6

On the other hand, new candidates could be added

(Newser) - Joe Biden's search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees for his campaign against President Trump, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden's search committee has narrowed... More »

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