Democrats experience hope and fear as Biden nips at Trump’s heels

President Joe Biden has narrowed the gap with former President Donald Trump, nearly tying but not overtaking the Republican in the polls. The latest RealClearPolitics polling average has Trump leading by 0.2 points, down from more than 4 at the beginning of the year. Trump led by 1 in the most recent New York Times-Siena…

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The inflation vs. abortion, borders vs. democracy election

The 2024 election is a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, but it will be a repeat in other ways, too. This year’s race is shaping up to be a contest over a handful of dominant issues, with inflation and the border benefiting Republicans while Democrats see abortion and what they…

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Donald Trump hails strong jobs report as ‘shattering expectations’

Employers added a record 4.8 million jobs in June as the economy bounced back from coronavirus shutdowns, prompting an increasingly vulnerable President Trump to celebrate the “spectacular” news four months before he faces voters, while a key government forecaster warned that a full recovery is still years away. The …

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Mitt Romney 2012 campaign veterans backing Joe Biden over Donald Trump

Veterans of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign are eyeing an alliance with Joseph R. Biden, looking to make a splash in announcing they have turned their backs on the Republican Party this year and will support the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee instead. Micah Spangler, who was a staffer in southern …

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Trump, Biden forego FBI counterintelligence briefings on election threats

The campaigns of President Trump and presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden have turned down offers for counterintelligence briefings on threats to the coming election, a senior U.S. intelligence official has told The Washington Times. The briefings were offered in the past several weeks and rejected, said the official, …

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