How it happened: Inside Joe Biden's search for a running mate

World / Politics Aug 12, 2020

How it happened: Inside Joe Biden's search for a running mate

Gretchen Whitmer wanted out. The Michigan governor had caught the interest of Joe Biden and his vice presidential vetting committee, who were drawn to her prominence in a crucial battleground state and her aggressive response to the coronavirus outbreak there. But by late spring, the ...

Joe Biden prepares for running mate pick as early as midweek

World / Politics Aug 11, 2020

Joe Biden prepares for running mate pick as early as midweek

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is closing in on an announcement of a running mate as early as midweek, having completed interviewing all the top candidates, people familiar with the planning said Monday. Biden is now deliberating about his choice, the people said. While Biden’s ...

Trump deploys more U.S. federal agents under 'law-and-order' push

World Jul 23, 2020

Trump deploys more U.S. federal agents under 'law-and-order' push

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into local enforcement as he runs for re-election under a "law-and-order” mantle. Using the same alarmist language he ...

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

World Jun 28, 2020

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia's military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticizing Trump for failing to take action against Moscow. White ...