Tag Archives: Democratic convention

Biden Sees 5-Point Favorability Bump From Convention

ABC News reports: The Democratic National Convention, which attracted a smaller audience compared to last cycle, still delivered a favorability boost for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, particularly among the core base of the party, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. Prior to the convention, Biden had a net negative favorability rating, with slightly more Americans having an …

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Tulsi Gabbard Is Pissed That She Got Snubbed By DNC

The far-right Washington Times reports: Seven candidates won at least one pledged delegate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Six gave speeches at the virtual convention this week; the seventh was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Ms. Gabbard said Thursday evening that the convention snubbed her, contrary to the longstanding custom for unsuccessful presidential contenders. “You’re correct – I was …

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Historian At DNC: Joe Biden Just Might Save Our Souls

Axios reports: Historian Jon Meacham invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, saying that “bending the arc of the moral universe” toward justice “requires all of us” — and a “president of the United States with empathy, grace, a big heart and an open mind.” Meacham’s task during his address was to …

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Trump Rages As Bloomberg Trashes Him In DNC Speech

Time Magazine reports: On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, former mayor of New York City and Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg spoke took aim at Republican President Donald Trump’s business failures, before and during his presidency. “Would you rehire or work for someone who ran your business into the ground?” Bloomberg asked. “Who always does what’s best …

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DNC Emcee Julia Louis-Dreyfus Roasts Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Julia Louis-Dreyfus told viewers of the virtual proceedings that she “couldn’t be prouder” to be a “patriotic Democrat — or as Donald Trump will call me in a tweet tomorrow, ‘a washed-up, horse-face, no-talent has-been with low ratings.’” “Just remember,” she said, “Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he doesn’t even need tear gas and a …

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Boy With Stutter Delivers Must-Watch DNC Speech

The Washington Post reports: Twenty seconds into his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Brayden Harrington started to stutter. He knew he would — it was the reason the 13-year-old was addressing millions of viewers from his bedroom. As he had explained to kick off his speech, his life had changed after meeting former vice president Joe Biden …

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Biden Delivers Passionate Acceptance Speech [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Speaking before a row of flags in his home state of Delaware, Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could “overcome this season of darkness,” and pledged that he would seek to bridge the country’s political divisions in ways Mr. Trump had not. “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Convention Day Four

The New York Times reports: On Thursday, the fourth and last night of the Democratic National Convention, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will finally take the stage — a stage, anyway, albeit hundreds of miles from the one in Milwaukee where he would have accepted the presidential nomination he has sought for more than 30 years. Also on the docket are …

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Pelosi Roasts McConnell And Trump In DNC Speech

The New York Daily News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi railed against President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in her Democratic convention speech on Wednesday — accusing them of standing in the way of America’s progress. “As Speaker, I’ve seen firsthand Donald Trump’s disrespect for facts, for working families, and for women in particular — disrespect written into …

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Obama Blisters Trump In Epic DNC Speech [VIDEO]

CNN reports: From the Philadelphia ground where the American experiment was born, one former president — in a stunning prime-time address to the nation he once led — warned that his successor was on the cusp of destroying democracy itself. The latest installment of the long duel between Barack Obama and Donald Trump perfectly exemplified the jarring contrasts in personal …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Convention Day Three

USA Today reports: Sen. Kamala Harris is scheduled to accept her nomination as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, and former President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address. Within the theme of “A More Perfect Union,” the lineup includes some of the Washington officials who have drawn prolonged criticism from Republicans. House …

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Fox Anchor Hails Jill Biden’s “Masterful” DNC Speech

Fox News reports: Former second lady Jill Biden did a masterful job of highlighting the personal qualities of her husband, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, in her address to conclude the second evening of the Democratic National Convention, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday. “I think the speech tonight by Jill Biden was tremendously effective, in the …

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Joe Biden Formally Named Democratic Party Nominee In Touching Coast-To-Coast Virtual Roll Call Of States

Buzzfeed News reports: Democrats nominated Joe Biden for president Tuesday night from dozens of locations in a roll call vote that was shockingly entertaining, weird, and great. Traditionally, delegates shout the votes inside an arena. Instead, because of the coronavirus, they voted from afar. In practice, the roll call built from something fun to something fascinating and deep: the uniqueness …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Convention Day Two

The New York Times reports: Democrats on Tuesday night will seek to straddle themes of national security, American unity and generational change, with an array of speakers from the Democratic Party’s past — like Bill Clinton and John F. Kerry — and a few who appear to represent its future, like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Much as they did on Monday …

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Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech: Trump Is In Over His Head, He Simply Can’t Do The Job, “It Is What It Is”

CNBC reports: Michelle Obama had one message for Americans at Monday night’s Democratic National Convention: “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.” It was a dire warning, but it captured the essence of a speech marked by a sense of urgency and bleak …

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DNC Speaker Blames Trump For Father’s COVID Death: “His Only Preexisting Condition Was Trusting Trump”

Arizona Central reports: Kristin Urquiza, whose childhood is rooted in Maryvale and whose father died in June after a weeks-long battle against complications caused by COVID-19, blamed President Donald Trump and a failure of leadership for his death during her national, prime-time remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention on Monday. Urquiza, 39, who lives in San …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Convention Day One

The New York Times reports: The Democratic National Convention will begin Monday night not only with a slate of the party’s heavyweights, which is par for the course, but also with several prominent Republicans who will help make the case for Joseph R. Biden Jr. over President Trump. They will add their names to a lineup of Democrats that includes …

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Tonight: Michelle Obama Kicks Off Dem Convention

ABC News reports: Democrats will open their mostly virtual convention in Milwaukee Monday under the theme of unity, with speakers who represent the party’s progressive and traditional platforms. “As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a release. Former …

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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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DNC: Democratic Convention Will Be Entirely Virtual

The New York Times reports: Democratic officials are instructing House and Senate members and party delegates to skip attending their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of surging coronavirus cases in the United States. “We have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well …

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