Tag: Biden, Joseph R Jr

A Historic V.P. Decision

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Joseph R. Biden Jr. picked Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to run for vice president on a major party’s ticket. Alexander Burns, […]

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Late Night Doesn’t Trust Trump With the Nation’s Mail

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Mail Fraud Last Friday, the United States Postal Service — […]

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In Kamala Harris, a Choice at Once Safe and Energizing

WASHINGTON — In naming Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a groundbreaking decision, picking a woman of color to be vice president and, possibly, a successor in the White House someday. Yet in some ways, Mr. Biden made a conventional choice: elevating a senator who brings generational and coastal balance […]

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The Kamala Harris Pick: Geographic Balance Takes Back Seat to Gender, Race

The selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for vice president — a senator from perhaps the most solidly Democratic state in the union — marks the latest evidence that gender and race have now surpassed geographic balance when it comes to building a ticket for the White House. By selecting the junior senator […]

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Kamala Harris on the Issues: Race, Policing, Health Care and Education

In selecting Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, Joseph R. Biden Jr. opted for a partner who has occupied a similar space in the center-left of the ideological spectrum — someone with whom he can most likely agree on many matters of policy. Amid a field of more than 20 candidates […]

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Black Women Have Been Waiting for Kamala Harris Far Too Long

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he had chosen Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate. This does not come as a total surprise. Mr. Biden pledged during the primaries that he would select a woman for this position. Yet the significance of this decision and its meaning for […]

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Kamala Harris Is the Future, So Mike Pence May Well Be History

Already, I am dreaming of the debate. There’s Mike Pence, white of hair as well as cheek, his demeanor more starched than his dress shirt, his smile so tight it’s the twin of a grimace. He represents more than the Trump administration, God help him. He represents an America that’s half memory, half myth. And […]

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What to Know About Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Senator Kamala Harris of California, whom Joseph R. Biden Jr. chose on Tuesday as his running mate, will be the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. A pragmatic moderate and one of Mr. Biden’s former rivals in the presidential race, Ms. […]

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Kamala Harris, Biden’s V.P. Pick, Is First Woman of Color on Major Party Ticket

Joseph R. Biden Jr. selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his vice-presidential running mate on Tuesday, embracing a former rival who sharply criticized him in the Democratic primaries but emerged after ending her campaign as a vocal supporter of Mr. Biden and a prominent advocate of racial-justice legislation after the death of George Floyd […]

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A Look at Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Senator Kamala Harris of California will be the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. A pragmatic moderate and one of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s former rivals in the presidential race, Ms. Harris was a barrier-breaking prosecutor before being elected to the […]

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What Is Your Advice for Kamala Harris?

Former Vice President Joe Biden has finally announced his choice of a running mate: Senator Kamala Harris of California. What advice would you give her for the campaign — and beyond, if the ticket is elected? Please submit no more than 150 words. We plan to publish a sampling later. Email: letters@nytimes.com Include your name, […]

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Kamala Harris Is Biden’s Choice for Vice President

Joseph R. Biden Jr. selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his vice-presidential running mate on Tuesday, embracing a former rival who sharply criticized him in the Democratic primaries but emerged after ending her campaign as a vocal supporter of Mr. Biden and a prominent advocate of racial-justice legislation after the death of George Floyd […]

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Trump’s Push to Cut Payroll Taxes Opens a Democratic Line of Attack

WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced that he was unilaterally deferring payroll taxes to bring economic relief to struggling Americans, he and his aides thought it would allow them to frame him as pro-worker. But the move comes with political risks. Eliminating the payroll tax could jeopardize the funding stream for Social Security, which is […]

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

The Democratic National Convention will play out like a star-studded Zoom call next week, anchored by nightly prime-time keynote speeches, with Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday, Barack Obama on Wednesday, and Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s acceptance speech on Thursday, according to a schedule of events. The convention, originally planned for Milwaukee, then […]

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Trump Teases a Gettysburg Convention Speech. Experts Say It’s an Ethics Breach.

After repeatedly throwing a wrench into plans for the Republican National Convention this summer, President Trump on Monday tried to offer something tantalizing about the upcoming gathering, saying that his renomination speech would take place either at the White House or the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. “We will announce the decision soon!” Mr. […]

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Susan Rice Was a Diplomatic Disaster

In its 2011 World Report, Human Rights Watch noted the following about Ethiopia under the rule of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi: The ruling party had won parliamentary elections with 99.6 percent of the vote. Supporters of opposition parties endured months of constant intimidation. Journalists and human-rights activists had been forced to leave the country. And […]

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Biden’s V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told allies that he has interviewed every finalist in his vice-presidential search, and his advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week, people briefed on the selection process said on Monday. In a sign that the choice is now in Mr. Biden’s hands alone, […]

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Michigan Democrats Hesitate on Whitmer as V.P.: ‘Selfishly, We Need Her Here’

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. — With Joseph R. Biden Jr. expected to announce his choice of running mate in the coming days, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan has suddenly joined the pack of leading contenders in the home stretch — a turn that has some Democrats in the state excited, but has left others concerned about […]

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Joe Biden’s Links to Wall Street, Silicon Valley

Want this delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up here. Biden gets Wall Street’s money and Silicon Valley’s advice The wallets of Wall Street are with Joe Biden, if not the hearts, report The Times’s Kate Kelly, Shane Goldmacher and Thomas Kaplan. The millions of dollars that financiers donated to the Democratic presidential candidate’s […]

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Ambition Has Always Been ‘Ladylike’

No one, it is safe to assume, told J.F.K. he was too ambitious. In 1956, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, he campaigned aggressively to be vice president, said Keneshia Grant, an associate professor of political science at Howard University. His father, she noted, had even offered to pay for Lyndon B. Johnson’s run […]

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Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been critical of Big Tech, admonishing Facebook for mishandling misinformation and saying internet companies should lose a central legal protection. But his campaign has quietly welcomed onto its staff and policy groups people who have worked with or for Silicon Valley giants, raising concerns among the industry’s critics […]

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Israel Will Be Perfectly Happy With President Biden

TEL AVIV — In the pile of old notebooks I saved from when I was covering American politics for an Israeli newspaper (and when reporters still used a pad and pen), I found five mentions of Joe Biden’s Israel story. Most of them are from 2008 — first during the Democratic primary, when Mr. Biden […]

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The Wallets of Wall Street Are With Joe Biden, if Not the Hearts

As Wall Street donors arrived at a fund-raiser for Joseph R. Biden Jr. at a Midtown Manhattan restaurant earlier this year, campaign staff members asked if they wanted to sign up for pictures with the candidate. More than a few of the bankers and private-equity investors politely declined, opting to mingle over glasses of wine […]

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Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

WASHINGTON — Russia is using a range of techniques to denigrate Joseph R. Biden Jr., American intelligence officials said Friday in their first public assessment that Moscow continues to try to interfere in the 2020 campaign to help President Trump. At the same time, the officials said China prefers that Mr. Trump be defeated in […]

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The Presidential Debates Debate

To the Editor: Re Elizabeth Drew’s Op-Ed article “Scrap the Presidential Debates” (Aug. 4): Let’s not. While Ms. Drew’s criticisms are fair, they miss a bigger point. For six decades, the singular benefit of the televised debates has been that they let voters see candidates talk to each other face to face — something that […]

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Why Joe Biden Keeps Missing His Own V.P. Deadlines

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign staff is making plans to introduce his eventual vice-presidential choice to key party constituencies. Donors are readying finance events featuring the still-unnamed running mate — “date and time to be announced.” An in-person reveal is being discussed. But as the political world awaits his announcement, Mr. Biden himself has not […]

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He Predicted Trump’s Win in 2016. Now He’s Ready to Call 2020.

This is professor Allan Lichtman. He’s taught history at American University for almost 50 years. He’s a former steeplechase champion. “It’s a race designed for horses but run by people.” “Tic-Tac-Dough.” And a former quiz show winner. “I had a 16-show winning streak. Won four cars.” But we’re not here to talk about any of […]

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Can a Latina Girl Dream of Being President of the United States?

MIAMI — Last February, before social distancing became a reality for us all, I was able to interview Justice Sonia Sotomayor for my “Contrapoder” podcast. Among our small audience was Sophie McLoud, 10. The girl had a question for Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice in American history. “Do you think a girl […]

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A 4th Presidential Debate? Commission Says No to Trump

Members of the Commission on Presidential Debates on Thursday rejected the Trump campaign’s request for changes to the fall debate schedule, declining to shift the debates earlier or add a fourth debate to the calendar. President Trump and his campaign had argued that the current debate schedule, which calls for three debates between Mr. Trump […]

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Trump Raises $165 Million With G.O.P. in July, Overtaking Biden

President Trump raised $165 million in July for his campaign and shared committees with the Republican National Committee, outpacing Joseph R. Biden Jr., who raised $140 million last month as a record-setting pace of money continued to flood into the presidential campaign. Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, had outraised Mr. Trump in the two […]

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