Biden vows to change 'systemic racism' during first NC appearance in months
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden brought his campaign to Charlotte on Wednesday, telling a dozen African American business owners and educators that the “tough times” for Americans in this pandemic are even worse for African American communities.“It’s sort of emblematic of the inequality that exists,” he said at what was billed as a Black Economic Summit at Camp North End. “We have a gigantic opportunity to change the systemic racism.”Biden also ripped President Donald Trump for what he called “the most corrupt administration in modern American history.”Biden’s first...
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Florida is about to mail out 5 million ballots, testing Biden's and Trump's strategies
MIAMI — For months, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have strategized on voter turnout, election officials have braced for an autumn like no other, and the U.S. Postal Service has vowed to be ready to handle a record number of mail ballots going out in the nation’s largest swing state.Now it’s time for millions of Floridians to vote.Starting Thursday, and continuing for seven days, more than 4.7 million domestic mail ballots will go out to Florida voters, marking the unofficial start of the state’s marathon 40-day election. More than 1 million of those ballots will be ma...
Cindy McCain, John McCain’s Widow, Endorses Joe Biden For President
Cindy McCain, the wife of the late senator and 2008 presidential candidate John McCain, has officially endorsed former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.On Tuesday, McCain publicly announced on Twitter her support of Biden over current Republican President Donald Trump. This endorsement comes after she appeared in a video tribute about Biden that emphasized their friendship, as well as national security and working with both parties being some of his top priorities.“We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost,” she wrote, “Joe and I don’t always agree on...
Trump launches fresh attack on McCain after widow endorses Biden
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday launched a fresh mocking attack on John McCain, the Republican senator who died in 2018, after McCain's widow threw her support behind Joe Biden in the election.In a particularly aggressive tweet the Republican leader once again criticized John McCain who was one of the few in the Republican party to openly castigate him."I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband's request," he tweeted. "Joe Biden was John McCain's lapdog," he said of the Democratic challenger he will face as he seeks a second fo...
Jim Carrey Set to Play Joe Biden on New Season of ‘SNL’
Jim Carrey is joining Saturday Night Live this season.On Wednesday, NBC announced the actor, 58, will play Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden on the upcoming season of the comedy series.The show’s decision to enlist Carrey for the role surprised a lot of people since the actor is not part of the SNL cast. Biden was originally played by former cast member Jason Sudeikis. However, the show is known for bringing in outside talent to play certain roles, such as Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump, Robert de Niro as Robert Mueller, Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci, and more.The...
Cindy McCain, wife of late senator, to endorse Joe Biden
The widow of late U.S. Sen. John McCain plans to endorse Joe Biden on Wednesday, giving the former vice president another boost from a prominent Republican.Biden leaked Cindy McCain’s political plans during a fundraising call Tuesday evening.“Maybe I shouldn’t say it,” Biden told campaign donors, “but I’m about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain’s wife, who is first time ever, is endorsing me.”The last straw for McCain was a report from The Atlantic saying Trump told staff that American soldiers killed in combat were “suckers” and “losers,” according to Biden.“Because of what he talk...
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Trump Threatens Executive Order To Stop Joe Biden From Being Elected, Accusing Him Of Taking Drugs
On Saturday, President Donald Trump called his Democratic opponent Joe Biden “dumbest of all candidates.” The president continued on to say, “maybe I’ll sign an executive order that you cannot have him as your president.”“He is the worst candidate. The dumbest of all candidates. He is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics,” Trump added.He once again mentioned how Biden was on drugs by saying, “They gave him a big fat shot in the ass. For two hours, he is better than ever before. Problem is, what happens after that?”The two candidates’ first debate is scheduled for Septemb...
'We're not gonna be manipulated.' Cracks form in Trump's Cuban-American base
MIAMI — From the passenger seat of a Mercedes-Benz idling in the heart of America’s Cuban exile community, George Marrero explained Saturday why he would not vote again for President Donald Trump.“This country has been abused for the last four years,” the retired Coral Gables police officer said while waiting for the start of a Cubanos con Biden caravan in the majority-Cuban city of Hialeah. “(Democratic presidential nominee) Joe Biden is going to bring back — like he’s said — the soul of America. It’s been lost.”Amid evidence that Trump has significantly expanded his support among Miami-Dade’...
Actors' Equity Association makes historic endorsement, backs Joe Biden for U.S. president
They have given U.S. leader Donald Trump's opponents, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the nod on behalf of their 51,000 members, who are professional actors and stage managers."It didn't have to be this way," Actors' Equity Association president Kate Shindle tells Deadline in a statement. "In 2016 I said that unions would have to fight with everything we have for our survival. I never imagined how true those words would be today, given the Trump administration's utter failure to respond to the pandemic that shut down our industry six months ago."Biden understands that the arts are a critical driv...
Biden warns in Philly that confirming a new Supreme Court justice now would cause 'irreversible damage'
PHILADELPHIA — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urged Senate Republicans on Sunday not to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the results of the election are known, warning that doing so would cause “irreversible damage” to American democracy.“To jam this nomination through the Senate is just an exercise in raw political power,” Biden said in an address from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, two days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “And I don’t believe the people of this nation will stand for it.”Speaking directly to a small number ...
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