The missing piece of the Democratic convention is now revealed with Joe Biden as Obama's running mate. The Takeaway goes live to Denver where Political Director Andrea Bernstein looks at the implications of the VP choice and how it will play out in the convention.
Not all Democrats have been wooed by Obama?or, for that matter, Biden. On occasion of Barack Obama's selection of running mate Joe Biden, we check in with two Hillary Clinton supporters for their thoughts.
The US Senate is expected to wrap up the initial phase of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial before turning on Friday to the question of whether to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton. Watch the Senate proceedings stream live here starting at 1 p.m. ET.
The US launched an airstrike on Taliban fighters attacking Afghan forces Wednesday, just days after signing a peace deal outlining a possible end to the 18-year war. And, a newly conservative US Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case that could put new restrictions on access to abortion, while in Latin America, US conservative groups are exercising influence in abortion-rights cases. Also, and is South Korea's approach to containing the novel coronavirus a model for the rest of the world?
The two remaining major Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — are largely sticking to similar talking points, saying they’ll start reversing on day one what the Trump administration has done. But people who’ve been working on immigration for years also want to hear what a Democratic president would do on day two — beyond reversing Trump’s policies.
The number of coronavirus cases outside of China has surpassed those within the country, where the epidemic originally was discovered. Also, governments around the world are taking extraordinatry steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in a debate Sunday overshadowed by the virus. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — the US authority on infectious disease — hasn't ruled out the necessity of a national shutdown. A freelancer in Rome shares what lockdown has been like in Italy.
Across the nation, Latino voters have tended to favor Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. That’s not always the case in Florida, where the Latino community is very diverse and tends to lean more conservative.
Europe is shuttering external — and internal — borders in a response to the pandemic, threatening the model of European solidarity. And, cramped conditions in detention facilities put detainees around the world at heightened risk for coronavirus. Iran has furloughed thousands. In the US, ICE is being sued to release immigrant detainees. Also, in Asia, the widespread use of face masks has given rise to a black market for them.
Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be considered "essential workers" and to be diagnosed with COVID-19 — and to die of the disease. Those experiences are shaping how people from those groups will vote in the November presidential election.
The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas' voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.
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