Kerry endorses Biden as ad cites NATO leaders mocking Trump

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, buoying the former vice president’s argument that his international experience should be a deciding factor for voters in 2020. “I’ve never before seen the world more in need of someone who on […]

Speak Out: Biden and Burisma

Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president who is on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, said Thursday that Hunter Biden was indeed chosen to join its advisory board because of his name. He said that is simply how the world of business works. But Kwasniewski insisted in an interview with The Associated Press […]

Ex-Polish president defends Biden and Burisma

WARSAW, Poland – Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president who is on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, said Thursday that Hunter Biden was indeed chosen to join its advisory board because of his name. He said that is simply how the world of business works. But Kwasniewski insisted in an interview with […]

Speak Out: Conflicts of interest?

Readers reacted to a recent letter to the editor headlined “Biden’s conflicts of interest.” • These accusations against President Trump have backfired on the Democratic party. It’s coming around now! — Mark Joseph • No matter what this Opinion states, Trump violated the law and the orders of Congress; put Americans at risk in doing […]

Commentary: Biden’s stance on marijuana out of touch, harmful

Wow. He lost my vote! I have known Joe Biden since we both were young lawyers in Delaware in the ‘70s, and I used to think he’d be OK for president, with all the experience he got as Obama’s VP. Not anymore, due to his stance on federal marijuana law! He says that his concern […]

Letter to the Editor: Biden’s conflicts of interest

We have all heard Joe Biden say, “I have no knowledge of my son’s dealings in Ukraine.” Listening to Marie Yovanovitch testify at the impeachment hearings, I noticed a huge problem with Joe’s story. Yovanovitch testified that before her confirmation hearing to become ambassador to Ukraine on May 18 2016, she was coached by the […]

Letter to the Editor: Anti-police statements?

Recently, I watched on TV a person ask Bernie Sanders a question as to what he would advise his son if pulled over by the police? He responded by saying he would advise his son to be respectful otherwise he would be shot in the back of the head. Joe Biden was asked the same […]

Speak Out: Biden and communion

On Sunday, the Rev. Robert Morey at St. Anthony Catholic Church in South Carolina opted not to serve communion to Joe Biden. The priest said in a statement to media outlets that his decision was based on Biden’s support of abortion rights, something Morey said the church cannot condone by way of sacrament. • I […]

Biden’s communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Catholic priest’s denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates. The awkward moment for Biden came during […]

Speak Out: Middle-class struggle

Joe Biden hammered President Donald Trump’s treatment of the middle class as he campaigned Wednesday in his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, hours ahead of the president making a separate visit to the critical battleground state. “This administration has no idea what hard-working, decent, ordinary Americans are going through,” Biden said. • Democrats are experts […]