Biden enacts new federal legislation making lynching a hate crime

U.S. 03/30/22, 02:49

Joe Biden's administration endorsed a bipartisan bill that makes executing suspects without a trial a more serious offense on March 29. President Biden signed House Resolution 55 into law, officially making lynching a federal hate crime. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) cosponsored the bill, also known as the Emmett ...

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker hypocritically endorses Joe Biden for public office

2022 Campaign 03/10/20, 04:36

A U.S. senator contradicted his earlier criticism and instead supported the Democratic Party's lead contender for presidency at the upcoming election. Failed presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has hypocritically acted against his dim view of Joe Biden's racial policies by endorsing the Democratic front-runner for the Oval Office. "The answer to ...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

2022 Campaign 12/04/19, 15:47

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, ...

Castro says he needs $800,000 in 10 days or campaign is over

2022 Campaign 10/21/19, 14:27

Former Obama administration housing secretary Julián Castro said Monday, Oct. 21, that he'd drop out of the presidential race if he doesn't raise $800,000 in 10 days—following the lead of rival Cory Booker, who rode a similar plea to a recent uptick in donations. "This is a critical moment—if my campaign ...

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn’t pick up

2022 Campaign 09/21/19, 14:07

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday said he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "If you believe in me, this is the time to help because without it we shouldn't be in this race," he told CNN. His campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, ...

Joe Biden fights back in Democratic debate

Politics 08/01/19, 15:29

Former vice president and current Democratic front-runner Joe Biden came prepared to respond to attacks from his more junior challengers during Wednesday evening’s debate in Detroit. After struggling to maintain his footing during the first debate among Democrats a month ago in Miami, Biden was more steady this time around. He ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

Biden’s burden: What to watch in Democratic debate

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 11:18

Joe Biden has read all the modifiers in front of his front-runner status: shaky, fragile, vulnerable. He'll try to leave the debate stage Wednesday night with a more positive adjective attached to his name. The former vice president will likely be the center of attacks over his views on race and the ...

Booker offers plan to ‘virtually eliminate immigrant detention on day one of his presidency’

2022 Campaign 07/02/19, 06:24

Cory Booker has unveiled an immigration agenda "on day one of his presidency", composed of changes without relying on Congress, to "virtually eliminate immigrant detention" and expand protections for illegal immigrants through executive order. Booker's immigration plan, unveiled Tuesday, sets a different tone from former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's immigration agenda ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2022 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

Biden not apologizing for remarks on segregationist senators

Politics 06/19/19, 21:23

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed. His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's comments. But Biden didn't back ...

Update: Biden says Booker, not he, should apologize

2022 Campaign 06/19/19, 19:28

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" decades ago when he served alongside segregationists. He says if anyone should apologize, it should be his 2020 rival Cory ...

Update: Dem candidates show off campaign swag in Iowa

2022 Campaign 06/09/19, 14:55

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 2:45 p.m. At an event meant to show off the Democratic presidential candidates' organizational strength in Iowa, campaign swag is king. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, right, greets supporters before the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in ...

2020 hopeful Cory Booker rolls out Iowa steering committee

2022 Campaign 06/03/19, 06:12

Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker is rolling out his Iowa steering committee, a team of activists and operatives that features party powerbroker Jerry Crawford, who played a key role in each of Bill and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns in the state. Crawford, a Des Moines-area attorney who also played leading ...

Update: Mueller closes special counsel’s office, ends Russia probe

Politics 05/29/19, 11:28

The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local): ___ 12:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says special counsel Robert Mueller is moving on with his life "and everyone else should do the same." Sanders said in her statement that Mueller noted that his office has closed ...

Cory Booker’s tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

Politics 05/13/19, 12:58

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San Francisco. Booker was there to promote Waywire, the social media company that he ...

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