Biden wins big endorsements but gets little air time

first_imgIs it time for the Democrats to worry? Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia, says no.”Biden wants to make this election more of a referendum on Trump,” Kondik told AFP.”That Trump dominates the news while Biden doesn’t is not a problem for this kind of strategy, because Trump’s domination of the news is not at this point broadening Trump’s own level of support.”Indeed, in her endorsement, Pelosi hailed Biden as a man of “empathy, grace and courage” and “a leader with the humility to seek expertise in science and the confidence to act on it” — a pointed bid to draw a contrast with Trump. Accusation Biden has more than his relative absence from the headlines to tackle — a former staffer has accused him of sexually assaulting her years ago, a claim his team firmly denies.Tara Reade, who had previously accused the 77-year-old of unwanted touching, expanded on her claims in March, saying he assaulted her in August 1993.In the past month, she has repeated her story to several media outlets, and has reportedly filed a complaint with Washington police, which does not name Biden. “This absolutely did not happen,” Biden spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said on April 13. “It is untrue.”The campaign has not made any new statements on the issue since that time. When AFP asked on Monday for comment, the team referred to the past statement.Other women have accused Biden of touching or embracing them inappropriately in the past, and Reade’s initial claims were similar — less severe than her most recent allegations.The New York Times reported that it had interviewed Reade on multiple occasions, along with her friends and others who worked for Biden in the early 1990s. According to the Times, no former Biden staffers corroborated her account, and a pattern of misconduct was not uncovered.A friend said Reade had told her about the alleged assault at the time. A second friend said Reade told her in 2008 of a traumatic experience while working in Biden’s office.Reade said she had also related the incident to her brother.More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he became president, including a writer who claims he raped her in a Manhattan department store. Topics : “As we face coronavirus, Joe Biden has been a voice of reason and resilience with a clear path to lead us out of this crisis,” she said.center_img Democrats rally behind Biden More than 2,500 lawmakers, officials and community leaders have rallied behind Biden, his campaign team said Monday. Of course, the biggest endorsement of them all came from Biden’s former boss Barack Obama, who is still extremely popular among Democrats. He also won the backing of his former rivals, including leading progressives senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden will not be officially designated as the Democratic Party’s candidate until its convention, postponed to August, and the early rally to the cause by party grandees is rare.Hillary Clinton was not declared the candidate until June 2016.But the advantage Biden might have earned — especially in terms of making up fundraising ground against Trump — has been effectively neutralized by the coronavirus pandemic.Biden is locked down at his home in Delaware, where he built a makeshift studio in his basement for his television appearances. He even launched a podcast.On campaigning in a more traditional way, a Biden advisor told AFP: “He would very much enjoy that if it was at all possible right now, but we are always careful to follow the guidance of health officials.”But Trump is everywhere in the media, in large part thanks to his daily virus briefings over the past month. Even other Democrats like Pelosi and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are getting more air time.And Trump’s Republicans are openly mocking Biden, saying he seems to be a hostage in his own home.Of course, the incumbent’s briefings are not always registered in the win column, as last week’s disastrous statements about injecting disinfectant have shown. Confined to his home to respect anti-virus measures and facing an accusation of sexual assault, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is finding it hard to get his message across in a country laser-focused on the health crisis.The former vice president has won a series of major endorsements — the latest came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday — but has had to rely on late-night appearances and virtual town halls to make his voice heard.Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is front and center every day as the nation combats the global pandemic and haltingly moves down the path to reopening the economy.last_img read more

Authentic Gaming and Foxwoods strike landmark live casino partnership

first_img MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Live casino operator Authentic Gaming has struck up a major partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino to live-stream roulette games from its casino floor to online players.  The deal marks the first time live casino players in Europe and around the world will be able to access live table games from the floor of a US land-based casino via the supplier’s Authentic Roulette product.Foxwoods is North America’s largest resort casino, and the fifth largest in the world, featuring over 9 million square feet of gaming, dining, hotel, shopping and entertainment spaces.The first table to go live will be a single zero, European roulette table streamed live from the Club Newport VIP room at the Grand Pequot Casino; one of several gaming floors located within the resort.Authentic Roulette allows land-based operators to live stream games from roulette tables located on their gaming floors to an unlimited number of online players via the supplier’s network of B2B clients, including Unibet, LeoVegas, MrGreen, NYX Gaming Group, EveryMatrix and Bethard Group.The partnership will also give online operators the chance to offer exclusive promotions to their customers, such as trips to Foxwoods that include shopping sprees and nights at the casino.Jonas Delin, CEO of Authentic Gaming, said: “This is a breakthrough deal for us and the wider online gambling industry. It marks the very first time any live casino game has been streamed from the floor of a US casino to European players. “Foxwoods Resort Casino is the largest casino complex in the US, offering thousands of slots and several hundred table games in addition to world renowned restaurants and nightclubs. I’m sure players will be drawn to games streamed from Foxwoods, porting them right to the heart of the action.”Seth Young, Director of Online Gaming at Foxwoods Resort Casino, said: “We are thrilled to be the first US casino to stream live to online players in Europe and around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for Foxwoods to extend its brand internationally, and to show the world what it means to experience Foxwoods hospitality.” Share StumbleUpon Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more