Lindsey Graham is 'unrecognizable' and 'sycophant in chief' to Trump, Joe Biden's sister Valerie says in a new book
"After John McCain died, perhaps a part of Senator Graham's soul died as well. The man is unrecognizable to me today," Valerie Biden Owens wrote in her memoir, "Growing Up Biden."news.yahoo.com
John Boehner had told Biden's sister that she should advise him to sit out the 2020 presidential race, called politics a 'blood sport,' book says
"He's a good man and he has served his country well," the former speaker said of Biden, according to Owens, in advising against a White House bid.news.yahoo.com
Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Biden Owens, Meghan King split after 2 months of marriage: report
"Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Meghan O’Toole King and Joe Biden’s nephew, Cuffe Biden Owens, are avoiding the mistletoe smooches this holiday season. The White House described the event as a "small, family wedding at the home of Valerie and Jack Owens." King’s previous husband, former big league slugger Jim Edmonds, whom she shares three children with, told the Daily Mail he "thought it was a joke" when she and Biden said their "I dos."news.yahoo.com
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.
For Joe Biden, long path to a potentially crucial presidency
Throughout his third quest for the presidency, Joe Biden has offered himself to a wounded, meandering nation as balm — and as a bridge. John Kasich endorsed Biden and assured anti-Trump Republicans that he had no worries Biden might make a “sharp left turn” in office. While Biden projects an “Uncle Joe” persona, he still flashes the short fuse that was more common decades ago. In a primary presumed to be about Democrats' ideological rift between progressives and the center-left establishment, Biden took aim at Trump. “But more importantly, Joe knows us.”Biden accepted the nomination Thursday night without the usual trappings — the boisterous arena, the balloons.
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 don’t look at this moment as a victory lap. You can become a bully yourself and step on people who don’t look like you or don’t speak like you or whose value you don’t even begin to understand. AP: What do you say to young progressives who don’t see the Joe Biden you see, who see just the establishment old white man? AP: What’s it been like to see the Biden family, especially Hunter Biden, brought up?
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. Harris, while not directly addressing her vice presidential prospects, said Saturday that anyone who tries to shatter a glass ceiling faces naysayers.
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.
Joe Biden's inner circle: No longer a boys club
Biden's status as Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting means the party will choose another man for an office never held by a woman. I understand.”Kate Bedingfield, an adviser the same age as Biden's youngest daughter, was first to propose a direct-to-lens declaration. She joined forces with Anita Dunn, an alumna of President Barack Obama’s West Wing and relative newbie to Biden's orbit. Together with two of Biden's longest-serving confidants – Steve Ricchetti and Mike Donilon – they convinced the almost-candidate it was the right course. Dunn said Jill Biden and Valerie Biden Owens are now elevated as “principals in their own right” — veritable extensions of the candidate.