Biden eyes Washington veterans for key administration posts
Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a longtime Biden ally and friend, is seen as a potential choice for secretary of state. Rep. Karen Bass of California, whom Biden considered for vice president, is seen as a potential housing and urban development secretary. Biden is expected to move quickly to name a chief of staff, but other top Cabinet positions will likely take longer. The names under consideration represent Biden's effort to move Washington past the tumult of President Donald Trump's administration and fill out his government with more seasoned professionals. The General Services Administration is tasked with formally recognizing Biden as president-elect, beginning the transition process.
How Biden navigated pandemic politics to win the White House
“It was a hard call,” said Jake Sullivan, a senior Biden adviser. He held large-scale events on the South Lawn of the White House, including the introduction of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett less than a week before his diagnosis. After three nights in the hospital, Trump, who was still infectious, staged a dramatic return to the White House. ___Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders knew his White House ambitions were over. Trump had been roundly criticized after mostly peaceful protesters were forcibly removed from a street near the White House in June.
Q&A: Valerie Biden Owens, from Joe's manager to proud sister
She spoke with The Associated Press ahead of Joe Biden accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday. VBO: We dont look at this moment as a victory lap. You can become a bully yourself and step on people who dont look like you or dont speak like you or whose value you dont even begin to understand. AP: What do you say to young progressives who dont see the Joe Biden you see, who see just the establishment old white man? AP: Whats it been like to see the Biden family, especially Hunter Biden, brought up?
For Joe Biden, long path to a potentially crucial presidency
When Joe Biden steps to the podium Thursday night as the Democratic Partys presidential nominee, he will offer himself to a wounded, meandering nation as balm and as a bridge. That is how he is presenting himself as the person to lead the country beyond the tumultuous tenure of President Donald Trump. John Kasich endorsed Biden and assured anti-Trump Republicans that he had no worries Biden might make a sharp left turn in office. His sister points to that childhood crucible as seminal and newly applicable in Bidens campaign against Trump amid the backdrop of a changing electorate. In a primary presumed to be about Democrats' ideological rift between progressives and the center-left establishment, Biden took aim at Trump.
Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate
WASHINGTON As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. That's one week before Democrats will hold their convention to officially nominate Biden as their presidential nominee. As Biden prepares to make his choice, a committee established to vet running mates has provided him with briefing materials. He has pledged to select a woman and is facing calls to choose the first Black woman to compete on a presidential ticket. Too much is at stake for our community and we believe having a Black woman vice presidential candidate is the clearest path to the victory in November that our country needs to move forward, said Rev.
Joe Biden's search for a running mate enters final stretch
WASHINGTON As Joe Biden nears the announcement of his vice presidential choice, the top contenders and their advocates are making final appeals. Bill Richardson, who was vetted for vice president in 2008. The selection amounts to the most significant choice Biden has confronted in his nearly five-decade political career. On Friday night, Biden held a virtual fundraiser with Elizabeth Warren, who has also been considered as a running mate. The two talked for nearly an hour but did not mention the vice presidential selection process.