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Joe Biden refuses to play into Donald Trump’s hands.My question was simple. Democrats don’t have a path to 60 seats in the Senate. So how will Biden keep his agenda from dying at the hands of the filibuster? Would he support filibuster reform, or elimination? Biden’s reply was his campaign in miniature, reflecting both the instincts that have made him successful and the caution that has frustrated many on the left.
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President Trump graciously said Wednesday Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would make a “fine choice” as Democrat Joe Biden nears a decision on his running mate.
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Biden knows there’s no pre-Trump “normal” to go back to.Biden’s campaign was defined early on as a return to “normalcy” — the time before President Donald Trump took office — but now he is thinking much bigger. With the coronavirus, there’s no “pre-Trump normal” to go back to. Biden’s rhetoric has shifted as well, increasingly laying out a transformational vision for the country.
Trump, who usually doesn’t hide his disdain for Democratic rivals, spoke as he headed to Texas for a political fundraiser.
Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has said he will announce his vice presidential pick next week.
Harris is the odds-on favorite but no one outside a handful of aides really knows for sure.
Other top candidates include former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running mate and is under pressure to select a Black woman to show Democrats that he is serious about fighting racism amid the nationwide protests for racial justice.
Trump says Harris would be ‘fine choice’ as Biden running mate
President Trump is weighing in on one of the likely top contenders Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s considering as his running mate © Provided by FOX News President Trump is questioned outside the White House about rumors that his 2020 opponent Joe Biden will pick Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. As he was departing the White House for a trip to Texas on Wednesday, the president was asked about Sen. Kamala Harris. Trump answered that the senator from California would "be a fine choice” as Biden’s vice presidential nominee.
At a campaign event Tuesday, photographers captured Biden holding a palm card with positive talking points about the onetime Democratic primary rival, including “doesn’t hold a grudge.”
Harris famously railed against Biden in a Democratic debate last summer over Biden’s onetime cozy relationship with racist Dixiecrats in the Senate and his opposition to busing as a tool to desegregate public schools.
“There was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.”
At the time, Biden called her comments “a mischaracterization of my position.”
The two have since buried the hatchet and Harris has been a loyal surrogate for Biden since he wrapped up the nomination months ago.
In an odd twist, the news site Politico inadvertently published a profile of Harris that included her being picked as Biden’s veep choice on Aug. 1. The site apologized for what it said was an error, not a scoop.
Joe Biden will announce his running mate soon. Here’s who’s on the list.
What we know about Biden’s possible vice presidential picks.“I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” Biden told reporters after a Tuesday speech. “I promise I’ll let you know when I do.
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Biden on debate clash with Harris: ‘I don’t hold grudges’ .
Joe Biden says he doesn’t “hold grudges” against Sen. Kamala Harris of California for her takedown of the former vice president at the first Democratic presidential primary debate 14 months ago. © Provided by FOX News California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Democratic presidential candidate, is considered a frontrunner for Joe Biden's running mate; Douglas Kennedy reports.