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 […]

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

NEW YORK — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies […]

Speak Out: Biden speaks out

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection. Biden made the remarks as part of a blistering 25-minute speech in New Hampshire, departing from his usual campaign pitch and signaling that he will […]

For first time, Biden declares that Trump must be impeached

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection. Biden made the remarks as part of a blistering 25-minute speech in New Hampshire, departing from his usual campaign pitch and signaling […]

Trump calls for China to investigate Bidens

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, ensnared in an impeachment inquiry over his request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday called on China to do the same. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said in remarks to reporters outside the White House. Trump said he hadn’t directly asked Chinese […]

Speak Out: Lowering the bar?

Readers reacted to a recent commentary headlined “Has Trump lowered bar for Biden’s gaffes?” • Biden is the better man and would be a fine president! — R Tamer Peel • Well you obviously don’t know how he stands on the 2nd Amendment so for that alone he won’t be the candidate. The other is […]

Biden in lead, but does campaign have enthusiasm to keep it?

MANCHESTER, N.H. — When Joe Biden took the stage in New Hampshire, he was greeted with the respect that comes with being a former vice president. Some of his closest rivals were greeted more like rock stars. The scene at New Hampshire’s Democratic convention on Saturday highlighted one of the riddles of Biden’s candidacy: He […]

Commentary: Has Trump lowered bar for Biden’s gaffes?

Joe Biden has long been adept at talking with a foot in his mouth, so perhaps it’s no surprise lately he has overdosed on whoppers. Nevertheless, it has unnerved many Democrats to hear their 2020 front-runner oscillate so frequently between fact and fiction. Which prompts me to wonder: Is a serial gaffer the best possible […]

Letter to the Editor: Biden unqualified for president

Joe Biden’s frequent misstatements may be an indication that he is lacking important cognitive abilities but if that’s not the case, the current example demonstrates another aspect of his mind that should disqualify him as a presidential candidate. The story about the service member who didn’t think he deserved the medal that the former Senator […]