Black People Are Tired Of Inaction Against Police Brutality. They’re Watching Biden To See If He’ll Turn The Tide.

Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images As America reckons with historic protests against police brutality, violent law enforcement retaliation, and eerie curfews, Black activists and strategists are closely watching Joe Biden. The nationwide protests that began after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody offer Biden a chance to signal to Americans how

May’s Jobs Report Brought Good News — But Not For Everyone

We already knew the economic crisis of the coronavirus pandemic was moving much faster than our economic data could keep up with. But the most recent jobs report, which was released today, underscores just how little we know about the current state of the job market at any given moment. In a surprise development, the

Trump Invokes George Floyd In Celebration Of Jobs Report

President Donald Trump said he hoped George Floyd was “looking down” on a surprisingly optimistic jobs report released Friday, just moments after calling for an amped-up police response to nationwide protests against racism and police brutality sparked by Floyd’s death.  The president’s reference to the man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his

Biden Says America Has An “Open Wound” As Protests Mount In Minneapolis

Joe Biden said Friday that Americans — white Americans, in particular — must be more than bystanders as the country struggles to address centuries of systemic racism. In a five-minute speech from his home in Delaware, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, addressed the tragedy of George Floyd, a black man who died this week

Joe Biden Bluntly Reminds Donald Trump Of What They Tweeted On Same Day In October

One day. Two very contrasting tweets. Presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee Joe Biden on Thursday pointed out how, on the same day in October 2019, he warned on Twitter about the United States’ lack of preparedness for a pandemic while President Donald Trump posted some head-scratching advice for Apple CEO Tim Cook. “Two tweets from the same

States Are Reopening, But Many Americans Say They Aren’t Rushing Back To Normal Life

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week Almost all states have now begun phased reopenings after shutting down nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However, any dreams that life would return to its pre-pandemic normal do not appear to be coming true. Recent polling indicates that Americans are

They Were Fervent Trump Supporters. Then Coronavirus Hit.

Above: Vincent Harris of Missouri pictured in front of a flag at half-staff to honor U.S. victims of COVID-19. Credit: Jill Toyoshiba for HuffPost In his northern Missouri town of about 6,000, Vincent Harris suspects he was one of the most vocal supporters President Donald Trump had there. The 54-year-old Navy veteran was a self-described

Rank-And-File Republicans Turn On Trump In New Effort To Block His Reelection

A new ad campaign puts Republican voters front and center to talk about President Donald Trump ― but it’s not an endorsement.  Just the opposite. They’re all explaining why they can’t vote for Trump, and why many plan to cast ballots for Democrat Joe Biden even when they disagree on policy, in the new campaign called Republican Voters