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Jill Biden makes high-stakes campaign appearances for the first time as first lady
Jill Biden on Friday afternoon will flex her considerable campaigning muscle for the first time as first lady of the United States when she travels to New Jersey and Virginia. © Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Jill Biden, wife of former US vice president Joe Biden, speaks during her husband's first campaign event as a candidate for US President at Teamsters Local 249 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2019.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden on Monday toured a cancer center in the state that played a pivotal role in her husband's victory in the 2020 Democratic nominating process, telling South Carolinians that cancer “touches every American family.”
In the closing days of October — a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness — the first lady said she was making the trip as part of a continued commitment to pushing for research efforts toward a cure.
Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a surprise appearance at the 50th anniversary celebration for Pastor Charles B. Jackson Sr. of Brookland Baptist Church. But she ended up giving one of the most extensive explanations yet of how her faith wavered after Beau Biden's death and how she found her way back to God with help from her “prayer partner" — Robin Jackson, the pastor's wife.
One of the women Biden spoke with was LaToya Wilson, a mother of two and a Stage 4 breast cancer patient who said she was 37 when she was first diagnosed.
“We need more minorities as part of these trials,” Wilson, who is Black, told Biden, crediting her survival to participation in clinical trials.
“Too many women, particularly Black women, are living with breast cancer,” Biden replied.
Biden, 70, has been vocal about the role that cancer has played in her life, most directly in the death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. That loss also factored into her trip to South Carolinawhen she attended events at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, where she said a relationship with the pastor’s wife helped her reclaim her faith following Beau’s death.
Jill Biden says SC 'prayer partner' helped change her life
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination would, in her words, change her life. Robin Jackson, wife of the pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in South Carolina, offered to be Jill Biden's “prayer partner” when the Bidens worshipped at the church.Thus began a relationship that the first lady said had helped “shape my life.
The first lady met with breast cancer survivors, researchers and mammography specialists at the Hollings Cancer Center, named for the late U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings. The longtime South Carolina Democrat was President Joe Biden's Capitol Hill deskmate during their decades together in the Senate, and Jill Biden said both the senator and his late wife, Peatsy, “were very special to us.”
Later, Jill Biden stopped at Joint Base Charleston, a facility that houses pilots and crews that participated in last summer's airlift of more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans and other allies from Kabul at the end of the U.S.'s 20-year war in Afghanistan. During brief remarks, Biden said crews from the base "distinguished themselves in the execution of one of the largest humanitarian airlifts ever conducted."
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Jill Duggar: How I'm 'Regrouping' After My Pregnancy Loss“I just wanted to hop on here really quickly. It’s been a little bit since I’ve shown my face on here,” the Counting On alum, 30, said on her Instagram Story on Monday, October 18. “We’ve just been taking more family time, kind of regrouping and getting back into some normal rhythms, but I just wanted to hop on here and say thank you to family and friends who have reached out and supported us, bringing us meals, cleaning our house, all the things.
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The first lady's multiple recent South Carolina visits have showcased the administration's appreciation for the state. The first balloting in the South, with the first heavily Black electorate for Democratic candidates, South Carolina was the scene of Joe Biden's political resurrection, following lackluster performances in earlier contests in 2020.
Biden won the endorsement of longtime ally U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black member of Congress and the dean of South Carolina’s Democrats.
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Secretary Mike Pompeo showed off his newly slimmed-down face on Fox News Tuesday, prompting some to question if he was preparing himself for a run for the presidency in 2024. 1/20 SLIDES © Daily Mail It's been another rocky week for President Joe Biden in the White House, but he took some time off to attend his nephew's wedding, and then it was back to business. Meanwhile, Ivanka and Jared boarded a jet plane to Jerusalem where they were welcomed with open arms by former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Winning South CarolinaBiden's victory was enough to bounce out a handful of competitors who endorsed him in swift succession. The triumph also helped propel him to wins across Super Tuesday states, momentum that carried Biden to the party's nomination.
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Jill Biden dons apron and gloves, helps students make pasta .
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Jill Biden, a descendant of Italians, donned an apron and rubber gloves Monday to help culinary students at a Navy school in Italy make ravioli and noodles, a task she says she mastered with her grandmother. “I'm used to Italian cooking,” the U.S. first lady told the culinary class at Naples Middle High School, a U.S. Defense Department school at U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples. The base is home to more than 50 separate military commands.She visited the school as part of her work back home supporting military families through an initiative named Joining Forces.