Joe Biden

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The U.S. presidential election might be closer than the polls suggest (if we can trust them this time)

BY: - September 19, 2020

With less than two months until the U.S. presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads incumbent Donald Trump in the bulk of opinion polls. But poll-based election forecasts have proved problematic before. The polls were widely maligned after the 2016 election because Trump won the election when the majority of the polling said he would […]

Biden leads Trump in Grinnell national poll; Americans divided on absentee voting

BY: - September 2, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump nationally by 8 percentage points, the latest Grinnell College National Poll shows. The Aug. 26-30 poll by Grinnell College and Selzer & Co. found Biden was the choice of 49% of likely voters, compared with Trump’s 41%. Biden’s strongest support came from women, with 56% support […]

Iowa GOP chairman, at RNC, lobbies to keep caucuses

BY: - August 26, 2020

The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party met extensively with representatives of other caucus and early primary states this week to preserve Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The meetings came a week after the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, said all caucuses should be scrapped in favor of primaries.  “The only reason it’s a […]

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Young speakers inspire us with their courage

BY: - August 26, 2020

I’m sure we all have been inspired at one time or another by a gifted speaker. Maybe it was a pastor or teacher. Maybe it was a leader who is a skilled orator. Or it might have been someone else who connected with us and delivered a memorable message. In the past few weeks, a […]

Trump, at convention, praises oil pipelines and coal, doubts wind and solar can meet demand

BY: - August 24, 2020

President Trump on Monday told delegates at the Republican National Convention that “phonies” in the Democratic Party want to disrupt America’s world-leading oil industry with wind and solar power. Iowa, a tightly contested swing state, is one of the nation’s top producers of wind energy and is pursuing solar. The state also is the nation’s […]

Biden aide: Arrested Bannon ‘a fraud,’ Trump administration ‘corrupt’

BY: - August 20, 2020

The communications director for the Biden-Harris Democratic campaign ticket says the arrest of a former top aide to President Donald Trump comes as no surprise. “Look, no one needed a federal indictment to know that Steve Bannon is a fraud,” Biden-Harris communications director Kate Bedingfield told reporters Thursday at a Democratic National Convention briefing.  “Donald […]

Obama, Clinton, Pelosi: Trump is not up to the job

BY: - August 20, 2020

A string of high-profile speakers, including former President Barack Obama, told the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention Wednesday night that President Trump isn’t up to the job. They told viewers that democracy depends on the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who became the first […]

Biden aide: Trump’s anti-Goodyear tweet about MAGA hat ban shows ‘fundamental failing’ of president

BY: - August 19, 2020

A top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s tweet suggesting people avoid buying Goodyear tires because the company discouraged political attire at work shows the president’s “fundamental failing.”  Responding to a reporter’s question at a press briefing, Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield said Trump’s objection to what he […]

Kerry: Trump threatens U.S., global security

BY: - August 18, 2020

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump has threatened Americans’ security and stripped the United States of its role as a world leader.  “We’re facing multiple crises, on a global basis, all of which affect the security of the United States very directly. The American people are […]

Biden campaign: Convention will open with inclusion

BY: - August 17, 2020

Opening night of the largely virtual Democratic National Convention will carry themes of “We the People” and a display of inclusion and diversity, the co-chairman of the Biden-Harris presidential campaign said Monday morning. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-Louisiana, said Democrats will attempt to show the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala […]

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What the media call ‘divine’ justice in politics and pandemic usually isn’t

BY: - July 3, 2020

Media have been using, and misusing, the term “divine justice.” The New York Times cited the term in a report titled, “‘A Bit of Divine Justice’: Trump Vowed to Change Libel Law. But Not Like This.” The president, a libel defendant, lost a decision to victims of sexual misconduct who now can sue when called […]

Biden to keynote Iowa Democrats’ ‘virtual’ Hall of Fame event in July

BY: - June 22, 2020

Two things to know about the Iowa Democratic Party’s summer Hall of Fame event: It’s going to be virtual due to COVID-19. And former Vice President Joe Biden will keynote. The Hall of fame event will be staged at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 26. Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, was trailing President […]