Joe Biden

Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden
2020 Elections
Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent... Read More

Trump Gives Biden Access to Daily Intelligence Briefings
White House
Trump Gives Biden Access to Daily Intelligence Briefings

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden will begin to get the nation's most classified intelligence after the White House signed off Tuesday on providing him the Presidential Daily Briefing as the transition moves forward. The incoming president getting access to the top-secret briefing is the most... Read More

For Trump, It's All Over But the Tweeting
2020 Elections
For Trump, It's All Over But the Tweeting

WASHINGTON — Two years ago, President Donald Trump teased Carrots the turkey, who he said had "refused to concede and demanded a recount" of a vote that the bird supposedly had lost in the annual White House turkey pardon contest. On Tuesday, shortly before Trump... Read More

Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right
Political News
Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right

WASHINGTON — During the presidential campaign, Democrats expressed persistent anxiety that Joe Biden's coalition would collapse as soon as it ousted President Donald Trump from the White House — it felt too ideologically conflicted, too polarized, too tenuous to hold. But Biden's initial Cabinet selections and other senior appointments have won... Read More

National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede
2020 Elections
National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede

More than 100 former national security officials who served in Republican administrations or GOP members of Congress say President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election and allow for an orderly transition is a “serious threat” to the homeland and... Read More

Trump Campaign Pushes to Overturn Michigan's Election
State News
Trump Campaign Pushes to Overturn Michigan's Election

LANSING, Mich. — The top Republicans in Michigan's GOP-controlled Legislature are expected to visit the White House on Friday as supporters of President Donald Trump take new steps to undermine Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the state. This development comes after Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the campaign would defeat Biden... Read More

Transition Tensions Escalate as Trump Steps Up Desperate Effort to Hold on to Power
2020 Elections
Transition Tensions Escalate as Trump Steps Up Desperate Effort to Hold on to Power

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is escalating his slapdash yet persistent attempts to overturn Joe Biden's election victory, pushing for judges and for Republican state lawmakers and local officials in several battleground states to ignore voters' verdicts there and award him the electoral votes he... Read More

BPC Examines What 2020 Election Communicated About Health Care
Political News
BPC Examines What 2020 Election Communicated About Health Care
2020-11-19 15:05:32
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Political players have long had different ideas about national health care, but coronavirus not only shifted policymakers’ priorities, it has also thrown the future of health care reform into question.  The Bipartisan Policy Center convened leading pollsters and... Read More

Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance
Political News
Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden to seek unusual workarounds to prepare for the exploding public health threat and evolving national security challenges he will inherit in just... Read More

Report: Shortened Transition Could Dramatically Slow Filling of 1,200 Executive Branch Jobs
White House
Report: Shortened Transition Could Dramatically Slow Filling of 1,200 Executive Branch Jobs
2020-11-18 15:10:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The abbreviated transition caused by the Trump administration's refusal to recognize President-elect Joe Biden's victory could impair the new president's ability to fill the more than 1,200 executive branch jobs requiring Senate confirmation, a new report says. The... Read More

A Look at Trans-Atlantic Cooperation After the US Election
Foreign Affairs
A Look at Trans-Atlantic Cooperation After the US Election
2020-11-17 20:34:46
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. election left much for both Americans and European allies to process in terms of the shaping of U.S. politics and global affairs.  President-elect Biden, historically a committed trans-Atlanticist, has reaffirmed his commitment to European allies... Read More

Biden Announces Members of Senior White House Staff
White House
Biden Announces Members of Senior White House Staff
2020-11-17 20:09:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden announced several appointments to his White House senior staff on Tuesday, assembling his administration even as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to acknowledge the Democrat's election victory. Mike Donilon, the chief strategist for Biden's... Read More

Run-It-Hot Wins Argument Over How to Get Americans Back to Work
Employment
Run-It-Hot Wins Argument Over How to Get Americans Back to Work

Behind President-elect Joe Biden's plans to drive the U.S. back to full employment after the coronavirus slump lies a long-lost idea: The unemployed need jobs, not skills. That "run it hot" recipe for recovery is back in favor among policymakers — including, crucially, at... Read More

Preparations for Inauguration Continue at Capitol Despite COVID Uncertainty
In The News
Preparations for Inauguration Continue at Capitol Despite COVID Uncertainty
2020-11-13 21:29:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite known unknowns including when the 2020 presidential election will definitively end and what the status of the coronavirus pandemic will be at the time, preparations for the 59th inaugural ceremonies continues apace on the West Front of... Read More

Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters
2020 Elections
Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appellate court handed President Donald Trump's campaign a minor victory Thursday, barring counties from including in their final vote tallies a small pool of mail ballots from people who had failed to provide required ID by a Monday deadline. In a... Read More

Is Trump Directing the GSA to Decline to Call Joe Biden the President-Elect?
2020 Elections
Is Trump Directing the GSA to Decline to Call Joe Biden the President-Elect?

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration has missed a deadline to say whether the decision to not recognize President-elect Joe Biden is at the personal direction of outgoing President Donald Trump. Three House Democrats wrote to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Monday questioning why the agency has not issued an ascertainment that... Read More

Biden Selects Longtime Aide Ron Klain as Chief of Staff
Political News
Biden Selects Longtime Aide Ron Klain as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden named longtime aide Ron Klain, who played a leading role during the economic and public health crises of the Obama administration, as his White House chief of staff. Klain will manage the incoming White House through a pandemic that is surging across the... Read More

Biden Transition Names Agency Review Teams
Political News
Biden Transition Names Agency Review Teams
2020-11-11 16:27:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump may be refusing to concede the 2020 election, but that's not stopping the Biden transition team from moving forward with its preparations to assume office. On Tuesday it unveiled the agency review teams that will... Read More

Biden Calls Trump's Attempts to Cling to Power 'Embarrassing'
2020 Elections
Biden Calls Trump's Attempts to Cling to Power 'Embarrassing'

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden coolly insisted Tuesday that he would not be stymied by President Donald Trump's increasingly aggressive attempts to thwart the transition of power, calling Trump's claims to be the rightful winner "an embarrassment" that will tarnish his legacy. Biden's comments... Read More

Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede
Political News
Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden continued into Sunday, with Democrats urging respect for the vote's integrity and the president's staunchest allies defending his unfounded claims of fraud and blitz of lawsuits. But more cracks appeared in what... Read More

From Delaware to the White House: How Half a Century in Politics Equipped Joe Biden for This Moment
2020 Elections
From Delaware to the White House: How Half a Century in Politics Equipped Joe Biden for This Moment

WASHINGTON — Soon after a young Joe Biden stunned Delaware by toppling one of its political giants with a scrappy, outsider Senate campaign, he was already planning a quick exit from Washington. Biden was too grief-stricken for the job. His wife and infant daughter were killed in a... Read More

Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020 Elections
Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020-11-06 22:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— Former Vice President Joe Biden had the presidency within his reach Friday evening, as he continued to hold onto narrow but apparently solid leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Revised vote counts... Read More

Biden Ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump Attacks Process
2020 Elections
Biden Ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump Attacks Process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the vote count in Pennsylvania and Georgia Friday morning, closing in on a presidency that hinges on the outcome of tight contests in key battleground states. Both races remained... Read More

Biden Strikes a Presidential Tone as He Inches Closer to the White House
2020 Elections
Biden Strikes a Presidential Tone as He Inches Closer to the White House

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden moved closer to claiming the White House on Wednesday, winning two key states and sounding a conciliatory note as President Donald Trump continued to press his false assertion that the election was being stolen. Solemnly appearing before an array of U.S. flags, after first Wisconsin and... Read More

Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020 Elections
Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020-11-04 00:25:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White House Tuesday evening. Around them boarded up buildings stretched for blocks in anticipation of violence when the election results are... Read More

Nation by Nation, the World Watches Election Day in the US
Foreign Affairs
Nation by Nation, the World Watches Election Day in the US

For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects... Read More

In a Frenzy of Final Campaigning, Trump Aairs Grievances While Biden Says Trump is a Disgrace
Political News
In a Frenzy of Final Campaigning, Trump Aairs Grievances While Biden Says Trump is a Disgrace

PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump unleashed a litany of bitter grievances — including complaints about polls that suggest he may lose Tuesday's election — while Joe Biden vowed "an end to a presidency that's divided this nation," as the two rivals made impassioned pleas to... Read More

Sweeping Change or Move to the Middle? Biden's Coalition Has Wide Range of Goals If He Wins
Political News
Sweeping Change or Move to the Middle? Biden's Coalition Has Wide Range of Goals If He Wins

WASHINGTON — Jane Palmer's political history stretches from protesting the Vietnam War as a teenager to backing Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary. Now the 70-year-old is a loyal supporter of Joe Biden, even regularly calling voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on his behalf. But... Read More

Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020 Elections
Georgia's Tilt Toward Blue an Ominous Specter for GOP Heading into Election
2020-10-24 15:35:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump was in his element. Standing before more than 1,000 supporters who had jammed a large hanger facility at Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Ga., he promised a "red wave" would crush Democrats in November. He had... Read More

Trump and Biden Spar in Quieter But Still Volatile Final Debate
2020 Elections
Trump and Biden Spar in Quieter But Still Volatile Final Debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump sought a last-minute comeback Thursday at his final debate with Joe Biden, pushing unsubstantiated claims about the former vice president's financial dealings and promises that a coronavirus vaccine will be available long before public health experts say is... Read More

1 2 3 4
Straight From The Well
scroll top