The potential picks themselves have walked a tight-line on outwardly advocating for a black woman to be chosen as Biden's running mate. Both Abrams and Harris have said it would be "important" to have a woman of color on the ticket, but in subsequent interviews have largely said they trust Biden to choose the best running mate for himself. Demings, who said she would accept the nomination if asked, said in an interview with MSNBC in April, "I just hope and pray that Vice President Biden will select an African American woman to serve beside him." … [Read more...] about ‘I want to see myself:’ Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate
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“[$3 trillion] represents 13.5 percent of last year’s GDP, possibly as high as 17 percent,” said Johnson. “Nancy Pelosi, within three weeks — the ink wasn’t even dry on all those bills — she passed another three trillion dollars, basically doubling that, which means that we’ve already passed — or she wanted to pass — over thirty percent of the last year’s GDP for these relief packages.” … [Read more...] about Sen. Ron Johnson Lists Five Reasons 2020 ‘Is for All the Marbles’
There is likely more risk than reward waiting for Biden as he weighs whether to pick a woman of color to serve as his running mate. Such a decision would be historic. But it's far from certain that a Black female vice presidential nominee would on its own produce the kind of strong African American turnout Democrats need to defeat Trump. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: How will Joe Biden handle the spotlight?
The national security law that came into effect June 30 is widely seen as a means to curb dissent after anti-government protests rocked Hong Kong last year. It has raised questions over whether and to what extent Communist Party leaders in Beijing will respect the “one-party, two-systems" arrangement promised to the former British colony for a half-century after China took control of the semi-autonomous in 1997. … [Read more...] about Stocks rise on stimulus moves but US-China tensions simmer
While it is a relatively small percentage of total output, jet fuel is crucial for most refineries. While gasoline is profitable during the summer driving season and diesel is profitable in the fall and winter, jet fuel is a high-margin product year-round. When jet fuel production is down, refineries earn a lot less and operate inefficiently. … [Read more...] about Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.