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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.

Amid outcry, postmaster general to testify before House

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Facing a public backlash over mail delays, the Trump administration scrambled to respond Monday as the House prepared an emergency vote to halt delivery interruptions and service changes that Democrats warned could imperil the November election.

Trump motivates Democrats to rally behind Biden, Harris

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

For the second time in four years, the Democratic presidential primary pitted the expanding progressive movement against an eventually victorious establishment. But as the party gathers virtually this week to nominate Joe Biden for the presidency, the possibility of President Donald Trump's reelection has become Democrats' unifying and energizing force.

Major U.S. postal workers union endorses Biden for president

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 14, 2020

A major union representing U.S. postal workers has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has acknowledged starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November's election.

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Harris VP announcement

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

 Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket.

Senators seek clarity on Postal Service’s treatment of election mail

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Amid growing concern about the impact of changes at the U.S. Postal Service on Americans’ ability to vote by mail, Democratic senators on Wednesday called on the agency’s chief to clarify how it will handle ballots and other election-related mail.

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who’s been criticized for racist comments, following her Republican primary victory in Georgia.

Women say they will fight sexism, ‘ugly’ attacks on Harris

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2020

In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women's groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks from internet haters.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice presidential selection process, saying Tuesday that some men are “insulted” by Joe Biden's decision to promise to select a woman as his running mate.

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

The future of Puerto Rico's botched primaries rested in the hands of the island's Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy.