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Biden, Harris prepare to travel more as campaign heats up

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

After spending a pandemic spring and summer tethered almost entirely to his Delaware home, Joe Biden plans to take his presidential campaign to battleground states after Labor Day in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump.

GOP convention takeaways: What virus? Fear motivates

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

President Donald Trump refused to allow the coronavirus to deny him the crowd he craved for the Republican National Convention. He ordered up a scene never before seen at the White House: an American president using the South Lawn as the official backdrop for such overtly political activity. The federal guidelines about keeping distance, avoiding crowds and wearing masks to fight the spread of the virus were emphatically ignored.

Biden, Harris decry Trump response to unrest, pandemic

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stepped up their criticism of President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he’s rooting for violence amid unrest in Wisconsin and blasting him for a lack of leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, hours before Trump’s planned address on the final night of the Republican National Convention.

Heal the country? Disease specialists running for Congress

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

A background in science — specifically, infectious disease and epidemiology — may not spring to mind as a key selling point for candidates hoping to land a seat in Congress. Not unless, say, the country is in the throes of a deadly pandemic.

Day 2 at GOP convention: a first lady, a pardon, Pompeo

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

A rising generation of Republican stars offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump's leadership but was undermined on the opening night of the GOP's scaled-back convention by speakers issuing dark warnings about the country's future and distorting the president's record, particularly on the coronavirus pandemic.

Live Video: Day Three of the Republican National Convention

The third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention will feature a speech from Vice President Pence at Fort McHenry in Maryland. Washington Post’s Libby Casey will anchor full, uninterrupted coverage and be joined by reporters Aaron Blake, Rhonda Colvin, Nicole Ellis and Joyce Koh.

DeJoy says Trump attacks on mail-in ballots ‘not helpful’

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the November elections.

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to leave White House

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s most influential and longest serving advisers, announced Sunday that she would be leaving the White House at the end of the month.

Stevens County commissioner candidates wonder how lawsuit might influence November election

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2020

Two candidates expressed uncertainty about the path to the November general election, only 10 weeks away. While the county prosecutor asserts that all three commissioners have been legally ejected from office after a judge's ruling, county and state officials are mulling whether the local Republican Party and the governor must start a process to appoint short-term replacements.

In Obama, Dems see a bridge between Biden and young voters

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Since leaving the White House nearly four years ago, former President Barack Obama has repeatedly called for a new generation of political leaders to step up. On Wednesday, he’ll implore Americans to vote for Joe Biden, a 77-year-old who has been on the national political stage for more than four decades.

Trump, Pence campaign events signal lax approach to virus

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder, some without face masks, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump jammed into an airplane hangar for an Arizona campaign event this week, ignoring the advice of Trump's own health experts.

Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him “in over his head” and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected over Joe Biden.

Cindy McCain video on Joe Biden to air at DNC

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain.