It's official: Kamala Harris named Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate
SAN JOSE, Calif. — After weeks of growing speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered on Tuesday the most highly anticipated question of his campaign, naming California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate.“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” Biden tweeted, referring to his late son. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”The decision propels Harris back onto the national stage after a di...
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California has spent $43 million suing the Trump administration. It's paying off, officials say
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has spent $43 million suing President Donald Trump’s administration over the past four years in a legal campaign that the state’s Democratic attorney general says has saved billions of dollars in funding the state would have lost had the White House carried out its policies.The lawsuits have prevented or stalled the Trump administration’s efforts to put a citizenship question on the census, weaken climate change policies, revoke California’s authority to set its own car pollution standards and rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ...
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Online absentee ballot applications approved for Georgia voters
ATLANTA — Georgia voters will soon be able to go online to order an absentee ballot for the November presidential election, according to a rule the State Election Board approved Monday.The board voted unanimously to create the absentee ballot application website, which is planned to go live by the end of this month.The website will help voters participate in this year’s presidential election without having to visit a polling place during the coronavirus pandemic.Voting from home became popular in Georgia’s primary, when nearly half of voters cast absentee ballots. The trend continued in advanc...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Trump says he might give his Republican renomination speech at Gettysburg
PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump may be coming to Pennsylvania later this month to formally accept his renomination for president.“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations — The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!” Trump tweeted Monday.That speech would be Aug. 27, the last day of the Republican National Convention, most of which will be conducted virtually after the coronavirus pandemic scuttled plans...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump claims Democrats beg for new coronavirus stimulus talks; Schumer shrugs off 'fables'
Another round of coronavirus stimulus finger-pointing kicked off the week as President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Democrats are now begging him to restart talks on a 10-figure deal after he signed a raft of executive orders.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hit back by denying any contact with the White House and slamming Trump for peddling “fables.”“Fables from Donald Trump … that’s what he seems to specialize in,” Schumer said on MSNBC when asked about Trump’s claims. “I didn’t call him, (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) didn’t call him.”Trump minutes earlier had tweeted bile at S...
New York Daily News
Hillary Clinton mocks columnist Maureen Dowd for forgetting 2016 presidential ticket had a woman and man
NEW YORK — Earth to Maureen Dowd: Hillary Clinton is a woman and her running mate, Tim Kaine, is a man.The two-time Democratic presidential candidate and her wingman skewered Dowd on Saturday for apparently forgetting all about them in a New York Times column about mixed-gender White House tickets.Dowd’s column was designed to point out the sexist absurdity of women being so scarce on the presidential campaign scene, as Biden is poised to choose a woman as his running mate for the 2020 election.Clinton jokingly accused The New York Times writer of eating “too much pot brownie before writing he...
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Mark Zeigler: Trump likes golf but he won't like the PGA leader's hat
SAN FRANCISCO — The morning after President Donald Trump, an avid golfer, signed an executive order banning the popular Chinese app WeChat because it “continues to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” an unassuming, affable Chinese man shot a bogey-free 65 to lead the PGA Championship at the tournament’s midpoint … while strolling down the fairways of TPC Harding Park wearing a white hat with WeChat in bright, green lettering across the front.You can’t make this stuff up.Trump already says he won’t watch football and other pro sports if players kne...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Editorial: Trump's assault on Postal Service attacks much more than voting
When, in 1914, the designers of the New York General Post Office inscribed in stone the words that became the United States Postal Service’s motto — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” — they clearly didn’t envision the presidency of Donald Trump.For months, President Trump has been relentlessly attempting to delegitimize and discourage vote-by-mail — a critical tool for election participation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that requires social distancing. Trump has been spreading unsupported con...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Jay Ambrose: Trump vs. critics on mail-in ballots
President Donald Trump trembles at the thought of required mail-in ballots in every state this election year, and half of everyone else trembles at the thought of President Trump. They say the mail-in ballots will keep people safe from COVID-19, adding that they are super-reliable and that fraud — Trump’s pronounced worry — is not a threat. The president’s analyses are always stupid, they want you to know as they thereby reveal their own cognitive impairment.To be sure, Trump works hard to earn the discredit, but his critics are slowly catching up with him. Fearful of his refusing to leave off...
Tribune News Service
Oakland ready for Trump attacks if 'proud daughter' Kamala Harris joins Democratic ticket
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee met with a who’s who of California Democrats on a Zoom call late last month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf used up every second of her turn to make an urgent pitch for Kamala Harris, a self-described proud “daughter of Oakland, California.”Schaaf has known the U.S. senator since they were both barely 30 years old and extolled her virtues as a fierce advocate for Oakland’s progressive values.But Oaklanders know that Harris won’t be the only one in the spotlight if she’s who Biden chooses to join the Democratic ticket for the Whi...
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