Although the party was broadly united on the importance of health care as an issue facing the country, Black female Democrats in 2018 differed from other Democrats in their views of what to do about it. In particular, Black women were more likely than other Democrats to say the Affordable Care Act should be left as is, 29% to 19%, and less likely to say it should be expanded, 52% to 63%. … [Read more...] about AP VoteCast: How Black women shape Democratic politics
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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Monday that metropolitan Manila, the capital region of more than 12 million people, and five densely populated provinces will revert to stricter quarantine restrictions for two weeks starting Tuesday. Mass public transport will be barred and only essential travel will be allowed. … [Read more...] about The Latest: France imposes new rules requiring outdoor masks
Second, Biden’s VP candidate must appear ready to be commander in chief. Because 55 percent of voters think 77-year-old Biden is in the early stages of dementia, many will expect that, if elected, he will not serve out his full term. At the least, he would be a one-term president, meaning that his VP would be the probable candidate running in 20204. … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Biden’s VP choice – this is why he’s dithering
The presumptive nominee’s “Unity Task Force” recommendations -- compiled with the input of prominent progressives -- read like a wish list from the faculty lounges of Ivy League schools in consultation with the University of California system. The manifesto calls for suspending all deportations of illegal migrants and the effective crippling of the American energy industry. … [Read more...] about Steve Cortes: Joe Biden’s presidency would be a transition to… what?
Dodd, 76, was elected in 1980, eight years after Biden’s election in 1972. Like Biden, he was among the veteran senators who sought the presidency in 2008, only to watch the junior senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, win the nomination. Obama tapped Biden as his running mate. Dodd returned to the Senate for two more years before a stint running the Motion Picture Association of America, a plum post as Hollywood’s top lobbyist. … [Read more...] about Who’s who on the committee vetting Biden’s possible VPs