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Challenging Trump on economy, Biden unveils $700 billion recovery plan

Jul 10, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Biden presents the sweeping 'Build Back Better' proposal, a contrast to Trump's 'America First' agenda, during a speech at a metal works plant in Pennsylvania

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden leaves after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Biden on Mat 1, 2020, emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred in 1993 "never happened." "They aren't true. This never happened," Biden said of the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his US Senate office. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Biden-Sanders taskforces unveil proposals for party unity

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:28 AM

The 110-page document calls for major steps to combat climate change, reduce systemic racism, expand affordable health care, and reform a US economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic

Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Biden says will not hold campaign rallies due to pandemic

Jul 01, 2020 - 9:05 AM

'This is the most unusual campaign I think in modern history,' the former vice president says

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden leaves after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. - Biden on Mat 1, 2020, emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred in 1993 "never happened." "They aren't true. This never happened," Biden said of the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his US Senate office. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Trump, Biden release campaign team diversity data

Jun 28, 2020 - 8:12 PM

The release comes as America grapples with a simmering racial justice crisis

TRUMP VS BIDEN? Donald Trump and Joe Biden. File photos by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Biden to accept presidential nomination in person at scaled-back convention

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:56 AM

'Unlike this president, Joe Biden and Democrats are committed to protecting the health and safety of the American people,' says Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez

ALL SMILES. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles while standing with supporters at a campaign event at the W Los Angeles hotel on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Obama helps raise $11 million for Biden in online fundraiser

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:19 AM

Some $7.6 million of that came from 175,000 grassroots donors 'who continue to power this campaign every single day,' press secretary TJ Ducklo tweets

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 12, 2017, US Vice President Joe Biden wipes away tears as he walks past President Barack Obama after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC. - Former US President Barack Obama is set to endorse Biden as a the Democratic nominee running against US President Donald Trump, sources close to ex-president said on April 14, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Klobuchar exits VP contention, says Biden should pick black woman

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:04 PM

US Senator Amy Klobuchar says the protests that erupted in the aftermath of a brutal police killing of a black man in her state of Minnesota helped her realize the need for greater diversity in the presidential contest

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., gives her opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senate committee gathered to vote on authorizing 35 subpoenas into the origins of the FBIs Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. Carolyn Kaster-Pool/Getty Images/AFP POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Biden: Trump may try to 'steal' election or not leave office

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'Leave it to Democrats to go out there and grandstand and level these conspiracy theories,' says White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

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After George Floyd, pressure on Biden to pick black VP

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:53 AM

'I want someone strong, and someone who is ready to be president on day one,' Biden says

Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator from California Kamala Harris (R) delivers her closing statement flanked by Former Vice President Joe Biden during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Jun 06, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Biden passes the 1,991 threshold to secure his party's nomination as counting continued from Tuesday's round of Democratic primaries

BIDEN. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Delaware State University's student center in Dover, Delaware, on June 5, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Biden, Trump campaigns targeted by hacking efforts from China, Iran – Google

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Google's threat analysis chief Shane Huntley warns the Biden campaign about 'phishing' efforts from China and the Trump campaign from Iran

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As U.S. protests rage, a tale of 2 leaders: Biden and Trump

Jun 04, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'This is very much a tale of two types of leadership skills,' says a professor at the American University in Washington. 'What strength looks like to these two men is very different.'

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White House race becomes digital dogfight due to pandemic

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:32 PM

Digital will play a critical role in the 2020 White House race as social media takes the place of rallies and door-to-door campaigning

Trump threatens military mobilization against violent U.S. protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Despite the president's rhetoric, the June 1 protests appear largely peaceful in major cities, though some looting was reported in New York and Los Angeles

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Biden condemns 'institutional racism,' Floyd death as he reignites campaign

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hate just hides. Doesn't go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,' Joe Biden says of Donald Trump

JOE. File photo taken on March 12, 2020 of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by Saul Leob/AFP

Huge U.S. labor union endorses Biden over Trump

May 27, 2020 - 9:07 AM

'[Trump's] response to COVID-19 has been delinquent, delayed, disorganized and deadly,' says AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka

TRUMP VS BIDEN? Donald Trump and Joe Biden. File photos by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Joe Biden makes first public appearance since March 15

May 26, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Biden wears a mask covering his mouth and nose for the brief ceremony, in contrast with his rival for the US presidency, Donald Trump, who has yet to wear a mask in public

MASKED. Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden arrives to pay his respects to fallen service members on Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park in Newcastle, Delaware, May 25, 2020. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump aide Kushner suggests delay possible in U.S. election

May 13, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Although Jared Kushner does not say he wants a change in date and notes 'it's not my decision to make,' his remarks are attacked by Trump critics as evidence of overreach

ON US ELECTIONS. Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner looks on as US President Donald Trump holds a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on May 11, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Accuser says Joe Biden should quit White House race

May 08, 2020 - 12:26 PM

The accusation is the biggest imbroglio of Joe Biden's presidential campaign. The candidate denies wrongdoing.

BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump relaunches campaign with vaccine promise, vision of 'incredible' future

May 04, 2020 - 9:31 AM

(UPDATED) 'We can't stay closed as a country, we're not going to have a country left,' Trump says at the TV town hall

GRIMACE. US President Donald Trump looks on prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Joe Biden: alleged sexual assault 'never happened'

May 01, 2020 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'They aren't true. This never happened,' Joe Biden says in a statement regarding the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his US Senate office

BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden leaves after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Joe Biden launches VP search committee for White House bid

May 01, 2020 - 12:07 AM

Joe Biden pledges to pick a woman for vice president, a position he himself held for 8 years during Barack Obama's presidency

SEARCHING FOR A VP. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles while standing with supporters at a campaign event at the W Los Angeles hotel on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Biden under pressure to address sexual assault allegation

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Tara Reade, 56, claims that the assault took place in 1993, when she was a 29-year-old staff assistant in the office of Biden, then a US senator from Delaware

GRIMACE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hillary Clinton endorses Biden's White House bid

Apr 29, 2020 - 10:54 AM

'I wish you were president right now,' says Clinton, who headed the Democratic ticket in 2016 but lost to Republican Donald Trump

HILLARY. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks onstage at the Ms. Foundation for Women 2017 Gloria Awards Gala & After Party at Capitale on May 3, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/AFP

Leading Democrat Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for U.S. president

Apr 27, 2020 - 8:09 PM

'Today I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,' says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

ENDORSEMENT. In this file photo, former vice president Joe Biden, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Paul Pelosi arrive for the funeral of Rep. Elijah Cummings at New Psalmist Baptist Church on October 25, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. File photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone U.S. election

Apr 24, 2020 - 3:19 PM

'Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held,' Joe Biden says during an online fundraiser on April 23

BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Warren becomes latest rival to endorse Biden for president

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:07 PM

'We can't afford to let Donald Trump continue to endanger the lives and livelihoods of every American,' says former White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren

WARREN ENDORSES BIDEN. In this file photo Democratic presidential hopefuls Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden take part in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour & Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Obama endorses Biden for president to 'heal' America

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:18 AM

The formal backing by perhaps the most popular politician in America is the latest shot in the arm for Joe Biden's surging candidacy

OBAMA'S ENDORSEMENT. In this file photo taken on January 12, 2017, US Vice President Joe Biden wipes away tears as he walks past President Barack Obama after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Sanders endorses ex-rival Biden for U.S. president

Apr 14, 2020 - 2:37 AM

The swift endorsement marks a notable change from 2016, when Bernie Sanders lost the presidential nomination race to Hillary Clinton but delayed endorsing her candidacy

ENDORSEMENT. This combination of pictures created on April 13, 2020, shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. File photos by Mark Ralston and Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Drowned out by pandemic, a muted victory for Joe Biden

Apr 11, 2020 - 6:36 PM

Like most Americans, Biden is under stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus, and therefore marked becoming the Democratic party's de facto 2020 nominee with a press release and comments broadcast online from his basement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. Barack Obama celebrated the kickoff of his "historic" White House challenge before thousands of ecstatic supporters. Hillary Clinton also marked her "milestone," as the first woman nominee of a major US party, to thunderous applause. And what of Joe Biden? The resurgent Democrat has been denied the climactic rollout that his predecessors enjoyed.  SAUL LOEB / AFP

Sanders to 'assess' campaign after primary drubbing by Biden

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:57 AM

Pressure mounts on the leftist Vermont senator to end his White House campaign

MASK. Supporters wait to hear Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders at his 2020 Super Tuesday Rally at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont March 3, 2020. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Biden clean sweep in 3 states puts him on track for Democratic nomination

Mar 18, 2020 - 1:38 PM

As the US grapples with combating the spreading coronavirus pandemic, voters hand the former vice president victory in delegate-rich Florida, as well as Illinois and Arizona

ALMOST SURE. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Kowalski/AFP

Biden wins Florida, biggest prize on virus-hit primary night

Mar 18, 2020 - 9:13 AM

A Biden trifecta would leave Sanders a gravely wounded candidate

JOE. Joseph 'Joe' Biden speaks during the an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in April 2015. Photo by Andrew Harrer/EPA

Biden wins Washington state Democratic primary – U.S. media

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:01 PM

Media reports say Joe Biden had won 37.9% of the vote, with the leftist Bernie Sanders close behind with 36.4%

JOE BIDEN. Democratic presidential hopeful former US vice president Joe Biden makes a point as he and Senator Bernie Sanders take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Biden commits to female running mate if he is Democratic nominee

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:14 AM

'There are a number of women who are qualified to be vice president tomorrow,' the moderate Biden says

CONTEMPLATING. US Democratic frontunner Joe Biden (C) with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (C, background) and Health Minister Susan Ley (R). Photo Tracey Nearmy/AFP

White House contenders slam Trump handling of coronavirus crisis

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Public health experts have rebuked authorities for downplaying the pandemic, and lagging far behind other hard-hit countries in rolling out testing for the virus

CONTENDERS. In this file photo taken on February 25, 2020, Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden gesture as they participate in the tenth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Biden tells plant worker he is 'full of shit'

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:44 AM

In February, Biden is also caught on camera calling a young woman a 'lying, dog-faced pony soldier'

SHARP-TONGUED. Former US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during the an Easter Prayer Breakfast in 2015. Photo by Andrew Harrer/EPA

Biden says fighting for U.S. 'soul' after big primary wins

Mar 11, 2020 - 9:08 AM

(UPDATED) Barring surprises, Joe Biden now has a clear path to becoming the Democratic standard-bearer in a potentially bruising and deeply divisive matchup with Donald Trump

BIDEN. Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) The edited video, which appears to show Joe Biden endorsing Donald Trump, is marked "partly false" by Facebook and "manipulated media" on Twitter.

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump speaks after touring tornado damage in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


Biden wins Harris endorsement, Sanders snags nod from civil rights leader

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:21 PM

Senator Kamala Harris says Joe Biden can best unify the country

Wall Street's wild ride continues as Biden wins boost Dow

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

The Super Tuesday contests establish former United States vice president Joe Biden as a major rival to leftist Bernie Sanders, who has worried investors

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 4, 2020 in New York City. The news of Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden's delegate lead after the Super Tuesday primaries helped the market rebound and close at over 1,100 points. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP

Biden surges past Sanders in Democratic race as Bloomberg exits

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:26 AM

President Donald Trump hails the 'incredible comeback' of the 77-year-old former vice president

ALL SMILES. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles while standing with supporters at a campaign event at the W Los Angeles hotel on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

'New race': Biden seizes momentum with Super Tuesday surge

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:49 AM

(5th UPDATE) The results signal a remarkable comeback for Joe Biden, a former vice president under Barack Obama, who is vying once again for frontrunner status

SUPER SUPPORTERS. Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden attend a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S. votes in crucial primaries after ex-rivals back Biden

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The Democratic establishment is desperate to unite around a moderate candidate who can triumph over frontrunner Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, and face President Trump in November

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 02: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on March 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Biden continues to campaign before the upcoming Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primaries. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP Ron Jenkins / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

O'Rourke latest ex-rival to endorse Biden for U.S. president

Mar 03, 2020 - 11:58 AM

'He's decent, he's kind, he's caring, he's empathetic,' says O'Rourke of Biden

ENDORSER. Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Biden earns Klobuchar, Buttigieg backing before Super Tuesday

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:26 AM

'It is no secret...that there is a massive effort trying to stop Bernie Sanders,' the frontrunner says about himself

BIDEN SUPPORTERS. Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hold signs during a campaign event at Wofford University February 28, 2020 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Who's in, who's out in Democratic White House race

Mar 03, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The top 3 remaining are all septuagenarian white men

CONTENDERS. Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP

Big win for Biden puts him back in U.S. race as 'Super Tuesday' nears

Mar 02, 2020 - 9:43 AM

With 48% of the vote in South Carolina, the former vice president more than doubles the 20% won by national frontrunner Bernie Sanders

CHALLENGER. Former US vice president Joe Biden leaves a rally organized by UFCW Union members to support Stop and Shop employees. Photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP

Former VP Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:01 AM

The victory is seen as crucial to Joe Biden's hopes of challenging Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination

BOUNCING BACK. Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Biden counting on primary win in South Carolina to revive hopes

Feb 29, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Former US vice president and now presidential candidate Joe Biden leads in state polling in South Carolina, a dozen points ahead of Sanders

WIN? Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hold signs during a campaign event at Wofford University February 28, 2020 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP