Business Insider reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has withdrawn from the running to be former Vice President Joe Biden's vice president. On Thursday, she spoke to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. She said Biden should choose a woman of color as his running mate instead. "This is a historic moment.I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket." Klobuchar's decision comes after weeks of protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Here are some of the nearly dozen candidates who are likely under consideration, as former Vice President Joe Biden faces fresh calls to choose a black woman as his running mate. Lisa Bernhard reports.
National Economic Council Director and President Donald Trump’s economic advisor Larry Kudlow said systemic racism doesn’t exist. He said it doesn’t exist because former President Barack Obama won 79 million “white votes” when he ran for president. Kudlow said: "I think the American system is the best system ever devised for mankind, for history. He said “some people” are racist and there are “some bad apples” but most “have good hearts.
Senior economic adviser to President Donald Trump offered some health advice on Sunday, on CNN's 'State of the Union' program. Reuters reports Kudlow admitted people attending President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week should wear masks. Health experts have consistently cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. It is a concern. Social distancing must be observed. Face coverings in key places must be observed.
When asked by a reporter about the African American unemployment numbers in the U.S. and whether those numbers are evidence of systemic racism, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that he doesn't believe there is systematic racism in the U.S.
A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping subpoena power on Thursday for a politically charged congressional probe of an FBI investigation into Republican President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and its contacts with Russia. Jillian Kitchener has more.
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday urged her colleagues on a Senate panel to vote against a resolution granting subpoena authority to the Republican Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, calling it 'unprecedented'. The Republican-led panel however ended up approving it in the end.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Thursday she is struggling to decide whether she can support President Donald Trump's re-election bid, saying criticism of Trump's response to nationwide protests by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rang true. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday but failed get to former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was unfounded. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
President Donald Trump wants to investigate former Pres. Barack Obama for ""the biggest political crime and scandal" in US history." Business Insider reports that Trump has asked GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to have Obama testify about "Obamagate." What is "Obamagate"? "Obamagate" is a conspiracy theory that accuses the Obama admin of concocting the Russia investigation and targeting Trump officials for politically reasons.
c/o the Biden campaign Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is introducing a new set of fonts, Decimal and Mercury, to be used "across campaign content like graphics, video, and more." The presumptive Democratic nominee has tapped Hoefler & Co., a legendary typeface company featured in a Netflix documentary and behind many of the country's most storied brands. Hoefler & Co. have done typefaces for the Obamas, Rolling Stone, Twitter, Tiffany & Co., the Guggenheim, Condé Nast and Nike.
In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.
Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.