With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president wants the nation’s first primary state mostly to himself as his closest competitors jockey for attention from hundreds of Democratic officials […]

Biden criminal justice plan reverses part of 1994 crime bill

Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. In a speech later Tuesday in New Orleans, the former vice president will call for an end […]

Biden says having a female vice president would be ‘great’

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be “great” to have a female vice president, but he won’t say whether he’d pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party’s nomination. In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, “I think it helps having a woman […]

Dem front-runner Biden trails Buttigieg in fundraising total

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden has raised $21.5 million since launching his White House bid in late April, his campaign said Wednesday. While Biden’s haul will put him in the top tier of Democratic fundraisers, he lags behind Pete Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Indiana mayor who was virtually unknown a few months ago. Buttigieg’s […]

Biden defends past civil rights record after Harris attack

CHICAGO — Joe Biden strongly defended his civil rights record on Friday, pledging to be a “president who stands against racism” and “the forces of intolerance” and defiantly dismissing any suggestions otherwise. Speaking to the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the white former vice president was working to repair the damage from a blistering […]

Commentary: In defense of Joe Biden’s switcheroo

H. L. Mencken, the famed crusty commentator, said one century ago: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears on the ground.” I thought of that quip the other day when former Vice President Joe Biden magically declared that he supports federal Medicaid funding for poor women […]

Letter to the Editor: Bigger problems in church

This is in response to Ms. Pritchett’s letter on June 1. She questions Joe Biden’s morality. Vice President Biden is running for president. His personal belief in Roe vs. Wade is consistent with the majority of America. She states that as a Catholic, he must follow the teachings of the Holy Father. Even though John […]

Trump and Biden head to Iowa in a potential 2020 preview

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits By THOMAS BEAUMONT, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden becomes his […]

Commentary: Biden’s views on abortion don’t mix with religion

I was very saddened when reading the article on Wednesday May 22 in the DSN about Mr. Joe Biden. Later in the day while sitting in a chapel I found myself weeping over the state of Mr. Biden’s soul. I prayed for him and for the multitude of others who, like Mr. Biden believe that […]

2020 preview? Feud between Trump and Biden flares up

NEW YORK — Democrats won’t pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on Trump — particularly his embrace of racist rhetoric . […]