Joe Biden wins some early Congressional support, but former colleagues see challenges ahead

House Judiciary Committee member and former Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Cedric Richmond made an enthusiastic case for Joe Biden Sunday as the candidate’s rivals addressed concerns some voters have with the former vice president.

After months of speculation, Biden entered a crowded Democratic presidential primary field last week. Perceived to be one of the primary’s frontrunners, Biden was found to lead his rivals in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that shows Biden has a slight advantage over Senator Bernie Sanders.

Many Democratic voters — 54 percent — that took part in the poll said they have not yet …

Trump denounces anti-Semitism one day after defending Charlottesville marchers

Hours after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in suburban San Diego, killing one person and injuring three more before he was arrested, President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism during a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“Tonight, America’s heart is with the victims of the horrific synagogue shooting in Poway, California — just happened,” Trump said at the start of his speech. “Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded, and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community. We forcefully condemn the evil of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”

The gunman, whom …