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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has announced Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. She will be the first black woman to serve in the role.

Harris, once a rival for the Democratic nomination, had long been considered the front-runner for the VP position. She was born in Oakland, California to two immigrant parents: an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father.

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Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee
Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee
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Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday Joe Biden would not travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden will accept his nomination virtually from his home state of Delaware, and the other scheduled speakers will also address the convention remotely. The DNC announcement, in effect, makes the event all-virtual.

Biden told attendees of a virtual fundraiser Wednesday afternoon that he felt the move was "the right thing to do."

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17-year-old teenager arrested in connection with Twitter hack
17-year-old teenager arrested in connection with Twitter hack
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Early Friday morning, a 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark from Tampa, Florida was arrested in connection with the Twitter hack that targeted around 130 high profile accounts including Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates on July 15.

Clark is being charged with over 30 felony counts, including identity theft, hacking and organized fraud and is set to be charged as an adult. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren described him as "not an ordinary 17-year old" in a press conference. It's unclear whether Clark was working alone.

Twitter tweeted a statement, writing: "We appreciate the swift actions of law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to cooperate as the case progresses. For our part, we are focused on being transparent and providing updates regularly."

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Biden campaign announces $242 million in campaign funds, closing gap to Trump campaign
Official portrait of United States Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House.
Official portrait of United States Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House. Credit: David Lienemann / Public domain

The presidential campaign of Joe Biden has announced that entering July that had raised $242 million in funds for the already running election campaign. At the beginning of April, the campaign had less than $60 million. With the increase in funds, the Biden campaign is closing in on his competitor Donald Trump who is running for re-election and has reported $295 million in July.

Multiple donors for the campaign of Joe Biden include the widow of Steve Jobs and outspoken philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the former Republican candidate for the governor of California Meg Whitman, the co-founder of Facebook Dustin Moskovitz and multiple others.

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Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts compromised and used for scam tweets
Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts compromised and used for scam tweets
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Dozens of top tier Twitter Accounts of prominent people and politicians have been compromised and used to tweet bitcoin scam messages where people where promised that their money will be doubled if send to a specific bitcoin address. Some of the compromised accounts belong to Apple, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, CashApp amongst others.

Twitter has stated that they believe the reason is a "coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal systems and tools" and limited internal employee access to these tools heavily while the investigation is ongoing.

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Biden calls for an end of "era of shareholder capitalism" and higher taxes
Joe Biden in Kosovo
Joe Biden in Kosovo Credit: David Lienemann (Public Domain)

At an event in Pennsylvania the presumptive presidential nominee for the democratic party, Joe Biden, has announced that he wants to implement higher taxes for corporations in case he gets elected as president of the United States.

He stated that "If I am fortunate enough to be elected president, I’ll be laser-focused on working families, the middle-class families I came from here in Scranton. Not the wealthy investor class. They don’t need me" and that we wants to end the "era of shareholder capitalism".

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Amy Klobuchar withdraws from VP consideration, urges Biden to "put a woman of colour on that ticket"
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the 2019 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the 2019 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Credit: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar announced her withdrawal from the list of possible running mates for former Vice President Joe Biden. In a phone call with Joe Biden on Wednesday night, Klobuchar urged him to choose a woman of colour. Klobuchar told CNN: "After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment," adding that she truly believes "that this is a moment to put a woman of colour on that ticket".

Biden praised Klobuchar in a tweet late Thursday, writing: "Amy — from the moment you announced you were running for president in a snowstorm, it wasn't hard to see you had the grit and determination to do anything you set your mind to. You know how to get things done. With your help, we’re going to beat Donald Trump."

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Joe Biden had best fundraising month in May
Joe Biden walking with supporters in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Joe Biden walking with supporters in Clear Lake, Iowa. Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced it raised $80.5 million in May, fueled by his rise in the polls against President Trump and growth in his online fundraising operation.

“I’m in awe of this sum of money. Just a few months ago, people were ready to write this campaign off,” Biden said in a statement.

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Trump campaign sent Cease-And-Desist-Letter to CNN, demanding retraction of poll showing Biden leading
Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md, 2019
Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md, 2019 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

CNN reported that CNN President Jeff Zucker had received a cease and desist letter from the Trump campaign, demanding the network to retract a recent poll in which Biden took a 14-point lead over Trump. The poll, conducted by SSRS, was released on Monday and showed a result of 55% to 41% in favour of Biden.

In the letter, the Trump campaign claimed the poll was "designed to mislead American voters through a biased questionnaire and skewed sampling" and that the poll would "cause voter suppression, stifle momentum and enthusiasm for the President, and present a false view generally of the actual support across America for the President."

CNN has rejected the demand and CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said: "We stand by our poll."

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Joe Biden calls for racial justice in video message shown at George Floyd's funeral
Joe Biden calls for racial justice in video message shown at George Floyd's funeral
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Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden did not attend George Floyd's funeral in person but spoke to attendees via a video link. In his speech, Biden called for racial justice, saying "Now is the time for racial justice. That’s the answer we must give to our children when they ask why. Because when there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America."

Biden also addressed Gianna, George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, telling her: "When there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America. Then, Gianna, your daddy will have changed the world."

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Colin Powell endorses Joe Biden
Gen. Colin Powell
Gen. Colin Powell Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he will vote for the Democrat nominee Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election.

During an interview to CNN, Powell said: “I cannot in any way support President Trump this year,”.

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Joe Biden wins enough delegates to formally secure Democratic presidential nomination

Former vice-president and the last remaining contender for the Democratic presidential nomination Joe Biden has announced that he has managed to secure the needed 1,991 delegates to formally win the nomination. Seven states and the District of Columbia have held democratic primaries on Tuesday and eight states still have to vote. According to Associated Press he stands at 1,995 delegates.

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Joe Biden to attend George Floyd's funeral
Joe Biden in Munich, 2019
Joe Biden in Munich, 2019 Credit: Kuhlmann/ MSC / CC BY 3.0 DE (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is said to attend George Floyd's funeral next week, according to the family's lawyer Ben Crump. The funeral will be held in Houston, Texas on June 9. The White House didn't comment on whether Trump would attend the funeral as well.

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Julian Castro endorses Joe Biden for President
Julian Castro
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Julian Castro, a former presidential candidate, endorsed today Joe Biden for president.

On a tweet, Castro said: "Joe Biden recognizes the urgent need for real reform to address our broken policing system.

I’m proud to support him, and I look forward to seeing these reforms become law, so that what happened to George Floyd never happens again."

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Biden spokesperson announces that Amy Klobuchar is being vetted for running mate

A senior person from the Biden campaign has told CBS News that the vetting process for the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden has been started and multiple democratic politicians have agreed to it. The list includes Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Maggie Hassan. The process consists of a multi-week background check including voting records, relationships, public appearances and other information.

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Biden 7 points ahead of Trump in Arizona

According to a new OH Predictive Insights survey, former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead seven points of Trump in Arizona. The survey showed 50 percent for Biden and 43 percent for Trump. The state has been a traditionally red state.

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New poll shows Biden ahead of Trump in Wisconsin

A new poll finds probable Democrat nominee Joe Biden with a 46% to 43% lead over President Donald Trump in the state of Wisconsin.

The poll was conducted by the Marquette Law School between May 3 to May 7.

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Joe Biden denies allegations of sexual assault

The last contender for the presidential nomination of the democratic party for the US elections 2020, Joe Biden, has denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted a former staff assistant of his in 1993. In a TV interview on Friday, he publically stated that "I'm saying unequivocally: it never, never happened" and has asked for a search of the Senate archives to check if there is any written complaint record.

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Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden for president
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Intramural Fields at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Intramural Fields at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

After Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton - 2016 Democratic presidential nominee - announced her endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The endorsement, at an online town hall on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on women, came at a critical moment as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters and other key demographic groups even as the pandemic ravages the U.S. economy.

Biden, who has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate this year, introduced Clinton at the town hall as the person who should now be president.

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Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for presidency

The former president of the United States Barack Obama has endorsed his former vice-president Joe Biden who's the last contender in the primaries of the Democratic party to become the Democratic nominee for the presidency.