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Joe Biden VP pick: Sen. Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California to join him on the Democratic ticket, fulfilling his pledge to select a female running mate and making Harris the first Black person ever tapped as the vice presidential nominee of a major party.  His campaign announced the pick Tuesday afternoon […]

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Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams picked to replace Lewis – KITV Channel 4

Lewis helped organize the Freedom Rides, spoke at the 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where a state trooper fractured his skull with a billy club. That protest galvanized national support for the Voting Rights Act, which candidates for his seat pledged to defend […]

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Kamala emerges as early Biden VP favorite as sting of debate attack fades – POLITICO

“I’ve made very clear that when I look in the mirror in the morning, I realize who and what I am. I have three daughters, two granddaughters and I am very supportive of an African American woman on the ticket. I’m very supportive of that,” he said. “But I also know that in order for […]


Iowa to workers: Return to your jobs or lose unemployment benefits, with exceptions

.entry__header IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is warning laid off workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving to partially reopen 77 of the state’s 99 counties Friday, relaxing restrictions that were intended to stop […]

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College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

Isabel Canning, left, and Tatiana Lathion take the same class at Haverford College, but returned to very different homes after their campus closed. Ms. Canning is at her family’s vacation home in Boothbay, Me., and Ms. Lathion is helping her parents’ food truck business in Jacksonville, Fla.Credit…From left, Tristan Spinski for The New York Times, […]


Joe Biden’s ‘Text Team:’ Inside the Presumptive Nominee’s Shift to Digital

Joe Biden’s ‘Text Team:’ Inside the Presumptive Nominee’s Shift to Digital “Work with campaign staff to host an event at your home,” a Biden campaign email that went out on Sunday read. Updated Apr. 02, 2020  5:00AM ET  / Published Apr. 01, 2020  4:41AM ET   In any normal election year, the email sent Sunday from Joe Biden’s […]


The Danger of the Trump Campaign’s Defamation Lawsuits – The Atlantic

Two telling clues reveal these suits to be frivolous. First, all three lawsuits target opinion pieces—not news reports asserting factual claims. While in theory an opinion piece could meet the Supreme Court’s high bar for defamation of a public figure, in practice this is very hard to imagine. Second, the statements alleged to be defamatory […]


Election 2020: Joe Biden sweeps three states as coronavirus changes voting

Biden stays in the driver’s seat, coronavirus changes our elections and other takeaways from Tuesday’s vote WASHINGTON – It was a night of early wins for Joe Biden. Biden swept all three primaries Tuesday night against Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was already trailing the former vice president in delegates. Arizona, Illinois and Florida all held primaries Tuesday, while Ohio, which […]

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Biden’s resurrection was unprecedented – and well-timed

The dominant question going into Super Tuesday was: Did Joe Biden’s sweeping victory in South Carolina come just in time, or was it too late? The answer is now clear. Biden all-but-swept Super Tuesday states, propelled by a tsunami of late-deciding voters. A week ago, prognosticators speculated that Bernie Sanders could emerge from Super Tuesday’s […]

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AP FACT CHECK: Sanders’ shift on delegates needed to win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is misrepresenting his stance on how many delegates a Democratic candidate must amass before clinching the party’s presidential nomination. Heading into key Super Tuesday contests and leading the AP delegate count, the Vermont senator argues that the candidate with a plurality of delegates at the end of the primary and […]