Joe Biden

FiveThirtyEight Forecast: Biden Has 71% Chance To Win

Nate Silver writes for FiveThirtyEight: Joe Biden currently has a robust lead in polls. If the election were held today, he might even win in a landslide, carrying not only traditional swing states such as Florida and Pennsylvania but potentially adding new states such as Georgia and Texas to the Democratic coalition. But the election is not being held today. …

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Obama Praises Selection Of Kamala Harris: Joe Biden Nailed This Decision, “Now Let’s Go Win This Thing”

Via press release from Barack Obama: Choosing a vice president is the first important decision a president makes. When you’re in the Oval Office, weighing the toughest issues, and the choice you make will affect the lives and livelihoods of the entire country – you need someone with you who’s got the judgment and the character to make the right …

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Trump Says Biden’s Pledge To Pick Woman VP Insults Men: “People Don’t Vote For Vice President” Anyway

USA Today reports: Joe Biden announced in May that he would select a woman as his No. 2 – marking the third time a woman would be a vice presidential nominee for a major party – and his list of candidates also includes several women of color. “I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done,” …

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Biden VP Announcement May Come As Soon As Today

CBS News reports: Joe Biden has selected his running mate, revealing to top advisers on Tuesday the woman he will invite to join his Democratic presidential ticket, two people familiar with the matter tell CNN. He is poised to make the announcement as early as Tuesday. The former vice president had spoken directly to the final contenders, according to people …

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Joe Biden +10 In New Monmouth National Poll

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump less than three months from November’s general election, a poll out Tuesday shows. Biden leads the president 51 percent to 41 percent among registered voters nationwide, according to the Monmouth University survey, a slight tightening of the race since late June, with Biden ticking down …

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Trump Launches New Attack Ad In Early Voting States

Axios reports: The Trump campaign launches a new ad Tuesday in five early-voting states that hits Joe Biden on taxes and immigration, redoubling a strategy to paint the Democratic nominee as a tool of the radical left. Driving the news: “In His Own Words” will be a “high seven figure” spend running in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin, …

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POLL: Biden +6 In Pennsylvania, Biden +6 In Wisconsin

CBS News reports: Late on election night 2016, it was Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that put Donald Trump over the top and into the White House, thanks to late-deciding voters who went his way, and big margins among people who wanted change. Biden leads both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today by six points in each. He’s cutting into Mr. Trump’s margins with …

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First Night Of Dem Convention To Feature Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich In Unity Message

CNN reports: The first night of the Democratic National Convention is currently expected to bring a message of unity featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source who has seen current convention plans. The speakers represent a wide political spectrum of support for former Vice President Joe …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is Trying To Defund Social Security

From a statement posted last night by Joe Biden: Unable to deliver for the American people in a time of crisis, Donald Trump offered a series of half-baked measures today. He is putting Social Security at grave risk at a time when seniors are suffering the overwhelming impact of a pandemic he has failed to get under control. And make …

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Biden Jokes To Fox About Having Made VP Pick [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden claimed to Fox News on Saturday that he has picked a running mate — before following it up with a joke about who the choice was. When asked by Fox News in Delaware whether or not he had picked a VP, Biden said: “Yeh I have.” When Fox News asked who, Biden …

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Biden Responds To Trump’s “Shameful” Attack On His Faith: “My Faith Is The Bedrock Foundation Of My Life”

From a Biden statement posted last night on Medium: Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy. And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and …

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Biden Vows To Stay Out Of Any Trump Prosecution: I Won’t Interfere With Justice Department’s Judgment

NPR reports: Joe Biden says that he believes prosecuting a former president would be a “very unusual thing and probably not very good for democracy,” but he would not stand in the way of a future Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Trump after he leaves office. “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm. The …

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Biden To Skip Convention, Accept Nomination In DE

Bloomberg News reports: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president at the party convention due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the travel plans. Biden had been expected to attend the convention in person and deliver his acceptance speech, but the campaign recently scrapped those plans. …

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Biden Camp To Spend $280M On Trump Pandemic Ads

CNN reports: Joe Biden’s campaign says it has reserved $280 million in television and digital advertising that it plans to use largely to hammer President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee’s ads will often run 60 seconds rather than the more typical 30-second commercials, and will frequently feature Biden speaking directly into a camera, campaign …

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CBS Poll: Biden +4 In North Carolina, +1 In Georgia

Politico reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has made inroads with white voters in two Southern states, improving his chances in North Carolina and Georgia, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll showed Biden leading President Donald Trump in North Carolina, 48 percent to 44, and edging Trump in Georgia by a single …

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New Georgia Poll: Biden And Trump In Dead Heat

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Donald Trump and Joe Biden are engaged in a tight race for Georgia’s electoral votes according to the Monmouth University Poll. Republicans, on the other hand, are in a good position to retain both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats. Among all registered voters in Georgia, Trump is supported by 47% and Biden is supported …

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Politico Accidentally Names Harris As Biden’s VP Pick

The Hill reports: Politico issued an apology for reporting that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be his running mate, with the publication saying it regretted “the error and any confusion that it caused.” “Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks …

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New Maine Poll: Joe Biden +12, Sara Gideon +5

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democrats are leading in each of Maine’s three biggest races, according to a new poll, with House Speaker Sara Gideon, 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden and former Vice President Joe Biden holding leads with a little over three months until Election Day. The poll had Gideon with 44 percent of the vote compared to 39 …

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Sanders Campaign Co-Chair: Choosing Joe Biden Over Trump Is Like Only Having To “Eat Half A Bowl Of Shit”

Peter Nicholas writes at The Atlantic: “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,” Cornel West, the Harvard University professor and a Bernie Sanders supporter, told me. If Sanders’s primary voters stay home on Election Day out of pique, that could damage …

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NBC North Carolina Poll: Biden +7, Cunningham +9

NBC News reports: Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 points in the key swing state of North Carolina, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll. Voters also favor Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates and say by 2 to 1 that the state was right to balk at the Trump administration’s Charlotte convention plans . Among registered voters, Biden, …

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