Joe Biden

Biden’s presidency could open doors for environmental justice in Louisiana

BY: - November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON —  The incoming Biden administration is poised to bring a new focus to environmental justice—a major policy change that could have an impact in Louisiana. Community activists and some Democratic lawmakers have long sought federal protections for environmental justice. They want to give low-income communities more latitude to challenge the cumulative effects from air, […]

Republicans in Congress repeat Trump’s claims of a stolen election

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON—Some Republicans in Congress are agreeing with President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen from him, and backing legal challenges to voting results in states won by President-elect Joe Biden. “For the integrity of the electoral process, and the system that we have chosen to effectuate our democracy, we have got to […]

Louisiana extends face mask mandate

President-elect Biden says that with a national mask mandate ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place would […]

Building back the Blue Wall: How Joe Biden won Pennsylvania | Analysis

BY: - November 9, 2020

Joe Biden built back the fabled “Blue Wall” of the Upper Midwest on his way to becoming president-elect on Saturday. But as important as Biden’s wins in Michigan and Wisconsin were, no state played a more important role in the former vice president’s victory than Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes. The Associated Press called […]

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Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

BY: - November 9, 2020

Brian J Purnell, Bowdoin College; Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Neta C. Crawford, Boston University The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term. President Donald Trump’s tenure lasted just four years, but in that time he dragged policy on […]

Republicans parroting Trump’s claim that he’ll win with ‘legal votes’

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON—Some GOP lawmakers have fallen in line with President Donald Trump’s claim that he will win the election if the “legal votes” are counted. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said Thursday night, without citing any evidence that votes have been cast fraudulently or illegally. “If you count the illegal votes, […]

Right-wing protestors in Maricopa County, Arizona

Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency as battleground states continue to count mail ballots

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]

The fight for the presidency comes down to millions of uncounted mail ballots in battleground states

BY: - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory early Wednesday morning, but the outcome of a razor-thin presidential contest actually depends on key battleground states that are trying to finish tallying millions of remaining mail ballots. Here are some questions—and answers—about what’s going on in those states: Why is the counting process slow? It’s taking […]

Trump clinches Louisiana while national result remains uncertain

BY: - November 3, 2020

While national counts remain incomplete, President Donald Trump has clinched Louisiana’s eight Electoral College votes, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press. Louisiana has not supported a Democrat for president since 1996 when Bill Clinton won 52 percent of the vote in the state. Nationally, unofficial results remained uncertain as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. […]

Biden pledges to accept election result; Trump hedges

BY: - September 30, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged Tuesday night to accept the outcome of the election, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “watch very carefully” what happens as voters cast their general-election ballots. Those comments were in response to a question at the first presidential debate from debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris […]

Steve Scalise

‘This is personal to me’: Scalise calls for more law and order on opening night of RNC

BY: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise made a case for Donald Trump as a law and order president who will bolster law enforcement, in remarks Monday at the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Scalise, the House minority whip and second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, was one of the prime-time speakers in […]