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 . […]

Letter to the Editor: Joe Biden: Democratic savior?

Joseph Biden has finally declared himself to be another 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Joe Biden is a highly respected, honorable man who is also an extremely experienced politician. However, Joe is facing many challenges in achieving his presidential goal. Initially, he needs financial resources to achieve a positive stature throughout the country and compete effectively. […]

Commentary: Time, Democratic party may have passed Biden by

Timing is everything in politics. Any number of worthy, qualified politicians have failed to grab the golden ring simply because it wasn’t their “time.” So the question is whether this is Joe Biden’s “time.” We suspect the answer is “no.” Not because our Joe isn’t worthy or qualified. But simply because his time has passed. […]