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The election of President Joe Biden was greeted with relief by European allies. However, much has changed over the last four years with an alliance shaken by the Trump administration and a changing global landscape. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Todd Becker, a former U.S. foreign service officer who is now an adjunct professor at Salisbury University. In segment one we talked about the president's address to the Munich Security Conference  in which Biden called this moment in time an "inflection point".

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The 2020 election is over. President Joe Biden has been sworn in pledging to work toward unity. For Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill there is calm and relief with this final act.

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It is a time of change with the inauguration of a new president and the passing of Mike Miller, the long time president of the Maryland state Senate. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot about this changing of the guard.

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With the new year comes an assessment of what 2020 has brought to the nation's body politic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the impact of Trump's loss and the future of American politics.

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The chaotic year of 2020 is coming to a close. It saw a divisive presidential campaign amidst a pandemic with a rising death toll. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill writes that he still sees hope as this year passes into history.

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While the election of Joe Biden to the presidency found many in Europe celebrating, there has been the emergence of an authoritarian streak in Europe. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Todd Becker, retired foreign service officer who now teaches at Salisbury University, about the battle for democracy, the United States and Europe. (Part 3)

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When it was announced that Joe Biden was now president-elect, Europeans celebrated after four years of the Trump Administration. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Todd Becker, a retired foreign service officer who now teaches at Salisbury University, about what this means especially for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (Part 2)

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With the election of Joe Biden to the presidency Europe gave a sigh of relief. But, for Russian President Vladimir Putin his man Donald Trump will soon be gone. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Todd Becker, a retired foreign service officer who now teaches at Salisbury University, about the Russian leader's approach to the new president. (Part 1)

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The 2020 presidential election could be an inflection point for both parties as they look to the future. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Jospeh Pika, James R. Soles professor emeritus at the University of Delaware, about the implications for the changing electorate.

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For many, Joe Biden is a national figure rising from the Senate and going onto to become President-Elect.  But for Delmarvans he a local guy who made good. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Joseph Pika, a James R. Soles professor emeritus at the University of Delaware, to take a look at the man himself. (Part 1)

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The election of Joe Biden to the presidency and the defeat of Donald Trump caused many Democrats to celebrate. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is expected to run for governor, tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he hopes there will be more bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

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When the projected victory of Joe Biden was announced on Saturday crowds gathered across the country including in front of the White House. But, even as the celebrations disappeared eyes began to turn toward Capitol Hill and the Republicans in the Senate. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about that outpouring and what the future may hold for the GOP. (Part 2)

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On Saturday Joe Biden was projected to win the presidency over President Trump. That night, he and his running mate Kamala Harris took to the stage to declare their victory while the president launched a number of lawsuits. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the Biden's apparent victory. (Part 1)

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The results of the presidential election shows a nation divided with former Vice President Joe Biden now inching his way to victory with leads in Georgia and Pennsylvania. But, President Trump and his allies are already casting doubt on the electoral process itself. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Salibury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin, Wicomico County Republican John Bartkovich and former Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman on what the results mean for the nation.

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Over the last four years there have been attacks on the credibility of public institutions with allusions to the deep state and fake news. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the long histry of the growing public doubt. (Part 2)

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President Trump has cast doubt on the counting of the ballots in this year's election, sparking protests by his supporters across the country. Beyond the 2020 election one question is what impact does that have on the public trust for the electoral process. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about what this portends for the future. (Part 1)

No Blue Wave Election

Nov 4, 2020
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The nation still awaits the outcome of the presidential election with a number of states counting ballots in key areas that would could swing the election. But, one thing that did not emerge last night was a Blue wave that would sweep across the electoral map. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about what has become a Red-Blue divide.

An Inflection Election

Nov 3, 2020
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Win or lose this presidential election could be a political inflection point for the country. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the future of the two parties as they emerge from the voting.

Voters Go To The Polls

Nov 3, 2020
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Voters are going to the polls this morning to determine the fate of the nation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with voters as they cast their ballots at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

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The Democratic National Convention is now over with former Vice President Joe Biden giving an intense acceptance speech. But, on display in this first virtual convention were older politicians like Clinton, former Republicans and the younger generation of political leaders like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Host Don Rush talks with two Salisbury University political science professors Michael O'Loughlin and Adam Hoffman about what may have been achieved by the Democrats as they prepare to face off against President Donald Trump and the GOP.

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With former vice president Joe Biden now the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee, progressives are showing some muscle in the aftermath of the Bernie Sanders campaigns. Salisbury University political science professor Adam Hoffman tells Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush the party leaders are now facing a major shift in the demographic and electoral map. (Part 2)

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The Democratic Party has begun to unite behind fomer Vice President Joe Biden in his presidential race. This week both former rival Bernie Sanders and former President Barak Obama endorsed his candidacy. And, on Wednesday former Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren gave her backing to the former vice president. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin to assess the impact of these endorsements on party unity.

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STERLING, Va. (AP) - Joe Biden is working on a national campaign of his own, but he made time for a trip to Virginia to rally party activists two days before a pivotal state election.

On Sunday, the Democratic presidential hopeful and former vice president joined former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, local Democratic officeholders and party leaders on an outdoor stage in an office park in Sterling.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two presidential hopefuls are making stops in Virginia to help the state's Democrats win legislative elections.

U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar campaigned alongside Virginia legislative candidates Sunday.

They are the latest visits by Democratic presidential hopefuls as Virginia has become a must-visit destination.

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Senator Chris Coons says he backs the impeach inquiry against President Trump but he is not willing to go beyond that.

The Delaware Democrat said it would be inappropriate for senators who will judge the president.

Coons told the Wilmington News Journal that he wants to see the full transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.

In that exchange the president appears to put hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid contengent on an investigation of Joe Biden and his son.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - An attorney for a Delaware woman who filed a lawsuit over a car accident involving a Joe Biden vice presidential motorcade says the case has been resolved in mediation.

The attorney for Gina Cherwaty, of Selbyville, notified a federal judge this week that a mediation hearing last month was successful and that the case will be dismissed.

Cherwaty said she was injured in October 2016 when Secret Service agent James Hall ran a red light in Wilmington and struck several cars, including hers.

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BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) - Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign that would cast him as an extension of Barack Obama's presidency and political movement.

Biden is betting that the majority of Democratic voters are eager to return to the style and substance of that era and that they'll view Biden as the best option to lead the way back.

The former vice president has begun testing the approach as he nears an expected campaign launch later this month.

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(AP) Former Vice President Joe Biden is acknowledging his past behavior with women has made some people uncomfortable following complaints over the past week that he touched some without their consent.

In a video posted Wednesday on Twitter, Biden says, "Social norms have begun to change, they've shifted. And the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset."

Biden also said, "I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future."

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Senator Tom Carper came to the defense of former Vice President and fellow Delawarean Joe Biden who has face criticism for inappropriate behavior with a female Nevada politician.

The Delaware Democrat told WBOC that Biden can be personable and friendly with affection that can be misinterpreted.

Carper added he did not believe there was any ill-intent in this case.

Biden has said that he never felt he acted inappropriately toward women, but added, he would listen respectfully to what they have to say.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree.

As the former vice president nears a decision on a third White House run, several moments in his long career loom as political liabilities with a party that's moved to the left. They include his vote for the Iraq War and his key role in passing bankruptcy and crime bills unpopular on the left.

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