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    President Joe Biden makes his first official trip outside of Washington D.C. on Tuesday when he heads to Milwaukee for a CNN town hall to tout his domestic agenda. His focus will be on promoting his $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan, which is making its way through Congress. Republicans oppose its high cost while Democrats argue the massive amount of aid is necessary to combat the economic price of the pandemic.   Biden's focus is on the Midwest this week, to states that make up the critical 'blue wall' of blue-collar voters who handed Biden the White House. In addition to Wisconsin on Tuesday, he'll visit Michigan on Thursday, where he'll tour a Pfizer manufacturing facility producing the COVID-19 vaccine. Donald Trump carried both states in 2016 but Biden won them back for Democrats in 2020 - albeit by small margins. He'll need both states again in 2024. President Joe...
    President Joe Biden will continue his strategy Tuesday of making a public display of his focus on the coronavirus – rather than the historic impeachment trial set to consume political Washington. The second impeachment of President Donald Trump on a charge of 'incitement of insurrection' begins in earnest Tuesday, as Democratic managers clash with the president's team over whether it is constitutional to try a former president. Biden, though, will be publicly showing his determination to boost the economy despite the pandemic that continues to ravage the nation. He will be joined by business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, at an event that kicks off less than an hour before the trial starts.  President Joe Biden will meet with business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Tuesday just as the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump begins in earnest 'In the afternoon, the President, the Vice President, and...
    Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley is blocking a move that would have provided speedy confirmation of Joe Biden's nominee to run the Homeland Security Department – after objecting to counting millions of votes that went to Biden. Hawley said Tuesday he would object to a move that would let the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas go straight to the floor, allowing Biden to have a Homeland chief in place as soon as he takes office.  Hawley continues to face political blowback for his decision to join House Republicans in objecting to counting votes from Pennsylvania and Arizona that went to Biden. He voted not to accept them, a move that would have overturned the election results, even after a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol on January 6 – infuriating Democrats and many Republicans. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Trump 'provoked' the mob with his remarks to supporters near...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Planners for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration are reportedly considering having him travel by train to Washington D.C. on Jan. 20. The former vice president has spent decades commuting on Amtrak between Wilmington and D.C. He rode Amtrak so often he became known as “Amtrak Joe.” Biden estimates that he took more than 8,000 round trips and covered more than two million miles. Meanwhile, Wilmington Brew Works is celebrating Biden and his long association with Amtrak. The brewery released a new beer called “Rail Car One: Wilmington to Washington.” Also on Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania.
    Loading the player... President-elect Joe Biden will announce his first Cabinet pick choices on Tuesday as he focuses on what’s to come as he’ll take office in January 2021, according to CNN. Jen Psaki, who currently oversees Biden’s nomination and formerly served as communications director for the Obama Administration, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Biden is looking forward “to introducing members of his team to the public.” As Biden continues to establish plans for his administration, President Donald Trump continues to refuse the results of the presidential election. Heres the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help.If youre able, chip in to help fund the Biden-Harris transition. https://t.co/apJMrdpoSS— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2020 Read More: Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin CNN reports that the...
    “You will see the first appointments of the government of the president-elect on Tuesday of this week,” Biden’s future chief of staff said on ABC, without specifying the portfolios concerned or some of the names. “We will have to wait for the president-elect to do it himself on Tuesday,” he said. Ron Klain, a veteran 59-year-old Democrat, had been the former vice president’s first chief of staff, starting in 2009. Mr. Biden has already appointed several close advisers who will surround him in the White House, but suspense persists for his government which promises to be diverse and feminized. Joe Biden, who has promised a “government that represents America”, continues the installation of his transition team, despite the multiple legal actions of Donald Trump’s lawyers, who so far refuses to recognize his defeat in the ballot November 3. This attitude is “harmful”, denounced Ron Klain,...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask as he meets with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at his transition headquarters in the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 20, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will announce cabinet appointments this upcoming Tuesday, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain confirmed on Sunday. "You're going to see the first cabinet picks this Tuesday," Klain said in an interview with ABC News. "But if you want to know what cabinet agencies they are, who's going to be in those Cabinet agencies, you'll have to wait for the president-elect to say that himself on Tuesday." Biden also said last week that he's decided whom he will nominate for Treasury Secretary and will make the announcement around Thanksgiving. Biden's move to announce cabinet picks and push forward with the presidential transitions comes...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Lincoln Project has announced plans to launch an advertising campaign against two law firms over their role representing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in their voter fraud-related lawsuits. On Twitter on Tuesday, the anti-Trump political action committee run by former Republican insiders also urged people to find employees of Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur through their social media accounts and “ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.” The group suggested it would also pressure clients to drop the firms. By the end of the day, Porter Wright had deleted its Twitter account, which was being inundated with attacks. Jones Day responded that it is not representing the president, his campaign “or any affiliated party in any litigation alleging voter...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Lincoln Project has announced plans to launch an advertising campaign against two law firms over their role representing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in their voter fraud-related lawsuits. On Twitter on Tuesday, the anti-Trump political action committee run by former Republican insiders also urged people to find employees of Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur through their social media accounts and “ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people.” The group suggested it would also pressure clients to drop the firms. By the end of the day, Porter Wright had deleted its Twitter account, which was being inundated with attacks. There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. In fact, election officials from both political parties have stated...
    President Trump “has something on his side that Joe Biden does not have, he has enthusiasm,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity told “The Daily Briefing” on Election Day as he weighed Trump’s reelection chances. “While Joe doesn’t have enthusiasm, there is this ‘I hate Donald Trump’ faction out there,” The “Hannity” host said on Tuesday. “How big is that? I don’t know if we can quantify it and I think the supporters of the president, they’re going to go out in the rain, sleet, snow, and wait on line 24 hours if they have to to vote for him.” Hannity did, however, acknowledge that “it’s very hard” for a Republican to win the White House, noting that Florida is “a must-win state,” along with Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and Iowa. “You got to hopefully win Arizona and then you got to pick off Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, maybe Minnesota, maybe Nevada becomes part of a play with Wisconsin, but there are many paths to victory,” Hannity noted. ...
    Joe Biden will win the White House and Democrats stand ready to work with him on a transition agenda to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, address the economy and pass an ambitious infrastructure plan, a confident House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Thursday. “I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) outlined during a Washington media conference before predicting counting votes may well continue past polling day itself, Fox News reports. “On Jan. 20, he will be inaugurated president of the United States. So while we don’t want to be overconfident or assume anything, we have to be ready for how we’re going to go down a different path.” As far as the coronavirus pandemic was concerned, the speaker said her faith and that of her party lay in science and science alone before again reiterating her belief in a Democratic win. Speaker of the...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she is “very confident” the presidential election will be decided on election night and that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden will be inaugurated in January. During a Thursday press conference at the Capitol, Pelosi said she believes there will be a clear winner of the presidential election on election night, but said her party is prepared if things go differently. Pelosi also praised those who are voting early, saying Democrats should not depend on the Post Office, Fox News reported. “I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday,” Pelosi said. “On January 20, he will be inaugurated president of the United States. So while we don’t want to be overconfident or assume anything, we have to be ready for how we’re going to go down a different path,” she continued. Speaker Pelosi: “I feel very confident that Joe...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi projected Thursday that Joe Biden would win the White House and said Democrats are ready to work with Biden on a transition agenda to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, address the economic fallout and pass an infrastructure agenda.  "I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday," Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a news conference at the Capitol, while acknowledging counting votes may continue past Nov. 3.  "On Jan. 20, he will be inaugurated president of the United States. So while we don't want to be overconfident or assume anything, we have to be ready for how we're going to go down a different path." She said Democrats have a science-based approach to crush the virus. "We are confident. We are calm. And we are prepared. We are ready," Pelosi said of the election.  BIDEN CAMPAIGN TOUTS MILITARY SUPPORT IN NEW TV COMMERCIAL Pelosi praised the wave of early...
    One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia - which hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992 - and pushing into other territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years ago.The Democratic presidential nominee planned to travel to Iowa, which Trump took by 10 points in 2016, later in the week. His running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to Arizona and Texas, where Republicans haven't lost any statewide office since 1994 - the nation's longest political winning streak.The aggressive schedule is a sign of confidence by the Biden team, which is trying to stretch the electoral map and open up more paths to 270 electoral college votes. But after Democrats flirted with GOP territory in 2016, only to lose those states as well as their traditional Midwestern strongholds, Biden's campaign is mindful...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – By honking their horns, supporters in more than 100 vehicles gave Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden a warm welcome at Fair Park in Dallas the only way they could during a drive-up, socially distanced rally. Mrs. Biden asked the crowd listening on their car radios to vote for her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running-mate Senator Kamala Harris of California. “Joe will be a President for all Americans,” she said. After repeated and steady streams of honking, Mrs. Biden laughed, “I love your support, I love it.” Jill Biden campaigns in North Texas (CBS 11) Her trip to Texas came on the first day of an expanded early voting. Mrs. Biden arrived from a campaign stop in El Paso earlier Tuesday and headed to Houston for an event Tuesday evening. Margo McClinton Stoglin of Grand Prairie came here early to get a spot...
    The Committee on Presidential Debates (CPD) is reportedly discussing holding the next presidential debate in open air. “NEW -  source familiar with discussions related to the CPD debates said one option being discussed is debates being held outside,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman wrote on Twitter. “Others say this is less likely than other possibilities being discussed to happen,” Haberman added. DON'T EXPECT A REPEAT OF THE TRUMP-BIDEN CLASH AT VP DEBATE After a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House prompted a scare among those who attended last Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, the CPD will now install plexiglass and seat candidates 12 feet apart for the vice presidential debate on Wednesday at the University of Utah. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris of California will not have to wear masks onstage, but they will have to be tested for coronavirus prior to the debate. President...
    When Sarah Youngquist hopped online to watch Tuesday night’s presidential debate with her Palo Alto High School debate students, she hoped it would prove educational. Instead, it felt like watching 90 minutes of fingernails on a chalkboard. Repeated interruptions. Personal attacks. Dodged questions. Belligerence toward the moderator. In a high school debate, Youngquist said, “you’d probably be kicked out if you behaved that way.” That was the general message in classrooms across the Bay Area and beyond Wednesday as teachers and coaches who work with young debaters on the cusp of adulthood and eager to participate in the democratic process grasped for any lessons to be learned from the widely panned debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. They found themselves trying to help students process the experience — in some cases while still reeling themselves. Kris Goldstein asked his government students at Tokay High School in...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden took to the stage on Tuesday night for the first debate of what is expected to be a fierce 2020 campaign. The debate is the most pivotal chance yet for candidates to outline their visions for a country that is facing crises ranging from the coronavirus to widespread protests over racism and police brutality. 1 President Donald Trump and Joe Biden took to the debate stage on Tuesday night for the first presidential debateCredit: Getty Images - Getty The pair arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, hoping to energize their campaigns and snap up a small slice of voters that still remain undecided. Prior to the debate, pundits expected Biden to attack Trump over a recent New York Times expose into the president's tax avoidance. With just 35 days left until the election, Trump has also been targeted by the Biden campaign over his...
    Joe Biden mocked President Donald Trump campaign's claims that the Democrat will use an earpiece and performance enhancing drugs at Tuesday night's debate.   The former vice president tweeted a picture of tangled up iPhone earbuds and Jeni's ice cream, an Ohio-based company that retails for $12 a pint.  'It’s debate night, so I’ve got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready,' the former vice president said.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden talks to neighbors at a private residence he's staying at in Cleveland, Ohio for the first presidential debate  Before Biden and President Donald Trump met on the debate stage, the Democrat mocked the Trump campaign for suggesting he would use an earpiece and be on performance enhancing drugs  Biden's 'performance enhancer' for the night was Jeni's salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks.  Since, May 2019, the campaign has spent more than $11,000 on Jeni's ice cream, according to Federal Election...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Biden campaign on Trump rallies: ‘People will die’ - Bibi returns the favor for Trump - Down-ballot Dems break with Biden on door-to-door - House moderates release bipartisan relief plan - Don’t try to rob Blue Thunder BIDEN CAMPAIGN ON TRUMP RALLIES: ‘PEOPLE WILL DIE’Politico: “Joe Biden’s campaign manager forcefully defended the Democratic nominee’s pandemic-altered campaign activities, asserting Tuesday that ‘people will die’ because of rallies held by President Donald Trump that shirk safety precautions aimed at preventing transmission of the novel coronavirus. In a POLITICO Playbook interview, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon pointed to indoor campaign rallies Trump held this week, in direct contradiction with the coronavirus guidelines of his own administration, as well as a packed event on the South Lawn of the White House where Trump is celebrating the normalization of relations between Israel, Bahrain...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their candidate for president Tuesday night, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining together in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign to oust President Donald Trump. For Biden, who has spent more than three decades eyeing the presidency, the moment was the realization of a long-sought personal goal. But it played out in a way that the 77-year-old Biden couldn’t have imagined just months ago as the coronavirus prompted profound change across the country and the presidential campaign. Instead of a Milwaukee convention hall as initially planned, the roll call of convention delegates played out in a combination of live and recorded video feeds from American landmarks packed with meaning: Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, a Puerto Rican community still recovering...
    Joe Biden was formally nominated as the Democratic Party nominee Tuesday night, as the traditional roll call vote was done by video message filmed all around the United States and territories.     Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania cast the Keystone State's votes in front of Biden's Scranton childhood home.  While Sen. Bernie Sanders, who retained his delegates until tonight, stood with wife Jane Biden, in a field in Vermont as Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman announced his home state's totals.  Joe Biden (left) was formally nominated as the Democrats' presidential nominee Tuesday night after the roll call vote featured videos from around the nation  Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national figure when he condemned Donald Trump's Muslim ban at the 2016 Democratic National Convention spoke on behalf of Virginia.  'He's a decent compassionate man,' Khan said of Biden.  There were cameos from former Biden rivals: former South Bend...
    By The Associated Press Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer made a pitch at the Democratic National Convention not just for Joe Biden, but for flipping control of the Senate to Democrats. Schumer said Tuesday: “If we are going to win this battle for the soul of our nation, Joe can’t do it alone. Democrats must take back the Senate.” The New York Democrat outlined a potential 2021 agenda on making health care “affordable for all” and tackling income inequality, climate change and other issues, including the COVID-19 crisis. With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, he said President Donald Trump has “demeaned” everything it stands for. “America, Donald Trump has quit on you,” he said. “We need a president with dignity, integrity, and the experience to lead us out of this crisis, a man with a steady hand and a big heart who will never — ever — quit...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Tuesday is the second day of the four-day Democratic National Convention. If this were the actual convention in Milwaukee, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the Democratic party bigwigs would each drop by one of the Pennsylvania delegation’s breakfasts this week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that cannot happen. So a drop in through video conference late Tuesday afternoon was the next best thing. “The vice president talked about his Scranton roots and that he married a Philadelphia girl and he’s committed to bringing our economy back, committed to his Pennsylvania values, and they are what really make him the man he is today,” said delegate Christian Sesek. Sesek of Brownsville and Bibi Boerio of Latrobe were part of the 15-minute video call with Biden, who had a message for the delegates. “This election is critical for Pennsylvania because our unemployment rate is higher than the national average,”...
    President Trump foreshadowed the fall fight between his campaign and that of presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris. "She was my No. 1 draft pick," Trump said of the California Democrat on Tuesday. "We'll see how she works out. She did very very poorly in the primaries." Trump claimed Harris, during her failed White House bid, supported raising taxes, slashing military funds, and rolling out a socialized medicine program, while being against fracking. Trump said he was "surprised" Biden, the two-term vice president, picked Harris given their confrontation during the opening debates over his record of federally mandated busing in the 1960s and '70s. The president also didn't hesitate to call her "nasty" over her grilling of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation process. "She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing, the way she...
    Joe Biden once again took no questions from the press Tuesday as he rolled out a plan to expand services for the elderly and children during the coronavirus pandemic. “Thank you for listening and I look forward to having your questions at another time — but I’m off to another event,” Biden said after speaking for about 23 minutes at a school in Delaware. It’s unclear where the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was heading. The former vice president, 77, last month took questions at a rare press conference, calling a reporter a “lying dog face” as he faced a question about whether he’s suffering a cognitive decline. Biden said Tuesday that as president he would ensure 3- and 4-year-old kids get free preschool, and would cap the percent of income most people spend on childcare at 7 percent. Biden said he would deploy an extra 150,000 community healthcare workers...
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