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    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • Biden’s best vice-president pick is obvious (Tammy Duckworth)

    06/28/2020 4:29:19 PM PDT · by Fawn · 110 replies
    NYT ^ | June 28, 2020 | Frank Bruni, New York Times
    Whatever his wobbles, Joe Biden has, from the start of his presidential campaign, got one thing exactly right: The 2020 election is a battle for the soul of America. That’s not just a pretty slogan. It’s the stomach-knotting truth — and it’s the frame he should use for choosing his running mate. It’s why he should pick Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. She’s a paragon of the values that Donald Trump, for all his practice as a performer, can’t even pantomime. She’s best described by words that are musty relics in his venal and vainglorious circle: “sacrifice,” “honour,” “humility.” More...
  • Biden running mate search zeroes in on group that includes at least four black women — and Elizabeth Warren

    06/14/2020 7:37:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Boston ^ | 6/14/20 | Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post
    Joe Biden’s search for a running mate has advanced to the next phase as his campaign conducts more extensive reviews of some prospects, including at least several African American women, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Among the candidates who have progressed to the point of more comprehensive vetting or have the potential to do so are Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., former national security adviser Susan Rice and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, all of whom are black. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is white, is also in that group, as is New Mexico...
  • Joe Biden Narrows VP Pick Down to Six Women — But Look Who’s NOT on the List!

    06/12/2020 7:50:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/12/2020 | Jim Hoft
    According to the AP the Joe Biden Campaign has narrowed his VP search to six contenders. The list is newsworthy for who made the list and who didn’t.Who made the list: Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), Senator Liz Warren, compulsive liar Susan Rice, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Kamala Harris and crazed New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham. Noticeably missing: Tyrannical Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and failed Georgia candidate Stacy Abrams.Sorry ladies. You’re even too crazy for Joe Biden.
  • Joe Biden Will Likely Choose Muriel Bowser to be His Running Mate

    06/06/2020 6:35:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 95 replies
    A lily-white ticket like Clinton-Kaine just won't cut it this time. And James Clyburn will demand an African American on the ticket. So the white women are out. Kamala Harris is possible but unlikely. She fizzled in the primaries and prosecuted African Americans for drug crimes. Stacy Abrams is a tubby joke (Nancy Pelosi says it's ok to call people fat) Muriel Bowser is all the rage (pun intended) and is right now a Black Lives Matter hero. Biden/Bowser Delaware and DC The second smallest state in the union and a 67 square-mile city that wants to be a state....
  • Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto withdraws from consideration as Biden's VP pick

    05/28/2020 11:24:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada on Thursday removed her name from the list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden -- saying in a statement that while she supports the candidate, she has no desire to join the ticket. “I support Joe Biden 100 percent and will work tirelessly to help get him elected this November. It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration,” Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina to win a Senate seat, said in a...
  • Biden Backtracks on Picking Woman of Color as Running Mate

    05/28/2020 12:04:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28 2020 | HARIS ALIC
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is backtracking on the idea that his eventual running mate will be a woman of color. Biden, who is facing criticism after appearing to claim that African Americans considering voting for President Donald Trump “ain’t black,” told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday during an interview that he was not ready to promise to put a woman of color on the ticket despite rumors in recent weeks that he was heading in that direction. “Look, I’m not going to get into that now because we haven’t gotten there yet,” the former vice president said when asked...
  • New Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren as Veep Would Boost Joe Biden Best

    05/28/2020 7:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/27/2020 | Rick Moran
    A new Morning Consult poll shows Senator Elizabeth Warren would help Joe Biden’s campaign for president more than any other potential vice-presidential candidate. Part of the reason for Warren’s strength is certainly her superior name recognition compared to some of the other candidates. All the Democrats who are pleading with Biden to choose a black female candidate to run with him might be wrong. Warren scores well with blacks and Hispanics, and those under 45. According to the May 22-26 survey, 26 percent of registered voters said placing her on the ticket would make them more likely to vote for...
  • Report: Kamala Harris Now The Frontrunner For Biden’s VP

    05/27/2020 5:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2020 | AllahPundit
    Liberals on Twitter are heckling Charles Gasparino for this report. “What would a Fox Business reporter know about what the Democratic nominee is thinking?”Well, replied Gasparino, you do realize there are some well-connected establishment Democrats on Wall Street, don’t you? I mean, the Bernie brigades will talk your ear off about just how many there are. The irony of people scoffing at this is that, if anything, it seems a little too obvious to qualify as newsy. Of course Harris is the frontrunner. How could it be otherwise? Scoop— Sources: Full vetting underway for 10 @JoeBiden VP candidates; @KamalaHarris...
  • Charlamagne tha God: Klobuchar as vice president 'would be suicide' for Biden campaign

    05/23/2020 4:36:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    The Breakfast Show host Charlamagne tha God, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, said elevating Klobuchar onto the Democratic presidential ticket would be akin to committing political "suicide." McKelvey found himself in the middle of a viral moment yesterday when Biden told him that black people "ain't black" if they vote for Trump. . . . especially at this moment, after the comments that he made ... He would be a fool not to put a black woman as his running mate."
  • Joe Biden’s VP Search Is Turning Into an Open Audition

    05/22/2020 2:34:50 PM PDT · by libstripper · 52 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | May 21, 2020 | Gabriel Debenedettti
    The background checks, interviews, and vetting are unfolding behind closed doors in Washington and Wilmington, and on secured Zoom calls. But Joe Biden’s invitation-only search for a running mate is starting to look like an open audition with an audience of 300 million.
  • Joe Biden asks Amy Klobuchar to undergo VP vetting process, report says

    05/21/2020 1:03:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2020 | 3:49pm | Ebony Bowden
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar could be Joe Biden’s surprise veep pick — the Democratic presidential nominee has asked her to undergo rigorous vetting before potentially joining his ticket, according to a new report. The Minnesota lawmaker, who herself ran a failed White House bid, was officially approached by Biden’s camp, sources told CBS News’ Bo Erickson on Thursday
  • Warren pivots on 'Medicare for All' in bid to become Biden's VP

    05/21/2020 9:00:05 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/21/2020 04:30 AM EDT | ALEX THOMPSON
    In the thick of primary season, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden brawled over "Medicare for All”: He called her approach “angry,” “elitist,” “condescending”; she shot back, anyone who defends the health care status quo with industry talking points is “running in the wrong presidential primary.” Six months later, with Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee and Warren in the running for VP, she is striking a more harmonious chord. Advertisement "I think right now people want to see improvements in our health care system, and that means strengthening the Affordable Care Act," she told students at the University of Chicago’s Institute...
  • Whitmer says she had 'opening conversation' about Biden VP pick

    05/19/2020 8:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/20 | Max Greenwood
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said on Tuesday that she has had an “opening conversation” with Joe Biden’s campaign about her potential as a running mate pick for the former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. In an interview on NBC’s “The Third Hour of Today,” Whitmer revealed that she has had a “conversation with some folks” about the running mate slot, but said that she did not see the discussion as particularly formal and is solely committed for the time being to her official duties as governor. “It was just an opening conversation and it’s not something that...
  • Kamala’s stealth campaign: Media now boosting her VP chances

    05/15/2020 2:31:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | Howard Kurtz
    For someone who is said not to be campaigning for the vice-presidential slot, Kamala Harris is running a pretty effective campaign. Three major media outlets are essentially anointing her the front-runner in a process in which no one really knows who the front-runner is, since it comes down to a judgment call by one man. But whatever Joe Biden may be privately thinking, the California senator is shrewdly pulling off the running-without-appearing-to-run maneuver. Or the Biden team may simply be touting her to journalists as a kind of trial balloon. That’s how murky the process is, and always has been.
  • Susan Rice 'would say yes' if asked to be Biden's running mate

    05/15/2020 2:23:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Former national security advisor Susan Rice Thursday said she "certainly would say yes" if former Vice President Joe Biden asked her to be his running mate in the presidential election. “I’m humbled and honored to be among the extremely accomplished women who are reportedly being considered in that regard,” Rice told PBS. Biden is listed on a memo declassified this week by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell of former Obama administration officials who may have seen documents related to the “unmasking” of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Kamala Harris launched political career with $120K 'patronage' job from boyfriend Willie Brown

    05/01/2020 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | by Alana Goodman | by Alana Goodman
    Kamala Harris’ first significant political role was an appointment by her powerful then-boyfriend Willie Brown, three decades her senior, to a California medical board that has been criticized as a landing spot for patronage jobs and kickbacks. Then 30, Harris was dating 60-year-old Willie Brown, at the time the Democratic speaker of the California State Assembly, when he placed her on the California Medical Assistance Commission in 1994. The position paid over $70,000 per year, $120,700 in current money, and Harris served on the board until 1998. The medical commission met twice a month, and Harris, a United States senator...
  • Black woman 'not a must' for Biden VP, Clyburn says

    04/29/2020 12:36:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    NBC ^ | April 29, 2020 | Mike Memoli and Marianna Sotomayor
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s remarkable comeback from the depths of a fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary to all but locking up the Democratic nomination this month can be traced to his overwhelming support among black voters. And one critical endorsement — from South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn — helped reinforce that support at a tenuous moment in his candidacy. As Biden now takes steps to begin formally vetting potential running mate, there are few voices more influential to the former vice president than Clyburn’s. And while there may be pressure from some in the party to not just...
  • Biden to announce VP selection panel by May 1

    04/22/2020 7:10:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 22 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said he plans to announce the members of a selection committee who will help choose his running mate by May 1 as speculation continues to mount over his vice presidential pick. “We’re going to probably be announcing the setting up of that committee, which we’re doing now, between the people who have agreed to serve on it, and we will be announcing the formation of that I assume by May 1 we’ll have that done,” he said on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” early Wednesday morning. Biden added that the committee will likely...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is a rising star for Democrats and a target for Republicans

    04/19/2020 4:48:38 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 50 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 18, 2020 | Matt Viser, Josh Dawsey
    On Friday afternoon, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) sat at a table draped in black. With a sign language interpreter behind her, she delivered a sober update on the coronavirus outbreak in her state, urging residents to stay off the roads and away from gas pumps.... “Non-essential in Michigan: Lawn care, construction, fishing if boating with a motor, realtors, buying seeds, home improvement equipment and gardening supplies,” he wrote on Twitter. “Essential in Michigan: Marijuana, lottery and alcohol. Let’s be safe and reasonable. Right now, we’re not!”.... “All the sudden it went from kumbaya to, ‘It’s tyrannical,’ ” he said....