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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 Raises Prospect of Trump Escorted From White House

He says it would happen if president loses election but refuses to leave

(Newser) - Joe Biden already has voiced worries that President Trump may try to delay the November election. On Wednesday night, he went further, telling Trevor Noah of The Daily Show that he's worried Trump will try to "steal" the election if he's heading toward a loss. "It'... More »

Poll Sees Big Problem for Trump With Women

NBC calls it a widening 'canyon'

(Newser) - A spate of new polls, some public, some internal, suggest trouble for President Trump's 2020 campaign. One in particular sees a growing problem with his support among women. The details:
  • CNN: The latest poll from CNN has Joe Biden up by 14 points overall, 55% to 41%. Last month,
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Powell: Trump Has 'Drifted'

The former secretary of state also says he's voting for Biden

(Newser) - Colin Powell hit State of the Union on Sunday and added his name to the list of ex-military officials criticizing President Trump, CNN reports. The former Republican secretary of state said Trump has "drifted away" from the Constitution in his strongman response to the George Floyd protests: "We... More »

Joe Biden Just Clinched the Nomination

AP officially calls it for the former VP

(Newser) - After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president late Friday, per the AP . Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island were among the eight states holding elections Tuesday, but a huge increase in... More »

Biden: Some Americans Are 'Just Not Very Good People'

Around 10 to 15% of them, he estimates

(Newser) - Joe Biden says he wants to bring Americans together—or up to 90% of them, anyway. In a remark that the New York Times likens to Mitt Romney's assertion in 2012 that 47% of Americans are "dependent on government" and Hillary Clinton's 2016 comment about putting half... More »

Biden Racks Up Primary Wins

Pennsylvania gave him biggest delegate prize

(Newser) - Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as... More »

Big Lines From New Joe Biden Speech

Trump is 'more interested in power than in principle'

(Newser) - Joe Biden is no longer hunkered down in his basement waiting out the pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee gave a speech in Philadelphia Tuesday in which he condemned President Trump's presidency in general and his handling of the George Floyd protests in particular. Some big lines, via the AP... More »

Today Could Be the Day for Joe Biden

Former VP could seal the Democratic nomination Tuesday

(Newser) - Tuesday could be the day that Joe Biden is crowned the official Democratic presidential nominee. There are 479 delegates up for grabs as Indiana (82), Maryland (96), Montana (19), New Mexico (34), Pennsylvania (186), Rhode Island (26), South Dakota (16), and the District of Columbia (20) hold Democratic presidential primaries,... More »

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