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  • Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate

    02/19/2019 6:05:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 83 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 2/19/19 | Jon Ward
    Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Joe Biden is the only Democrat he thinks would be competitive in the 2020 election against President Trump. “Joe will be able to perpetuate the image of Uncle Joe, and he is pleasant. He is qualified,” Lott, a Mississippi Republican, said in an interview for the Yahoo News podcast “The Long Game.” “Half this bunch in there right now is not qualified,” Lott said of the current Democratic field.
  • How Does a Straight White Male Democrat Run for President? (very carefully)

    02/17/2019 7:01:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/19 | BILL SCHER
    Of the nine candidates officially running in the Democratic presidential primary, only one is a heterosexual white man. And that guy, former Rep. John Delaney, generally polls somewhere between zero and 1 percent. But of the 17 Democrats reportedly still pondering a presidential bid, all but one is a straight white man. It’s hard to chalk that up to coincidence. Clearly, the women and minority candidates sensed that the water is warm for them, and the straight white men appear to be worried that this is just not their year. CNN’s demographic number cruncher Ron Brownstein noted recently that the...
  • Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters

    02/16/2019 3:44:48 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2019 | Aris Foley
    President Trump and former Vice President Biden are in a dead heat in a hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters, according to a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm. According to the poll, Biden trails Trump 46 percent to 49 percent in the hypothetical matchup, falling within the poll's margin of error. Five percent of those polled said they were "not sure" who they would choose.
  • ‘Weaker candidate than Hillary’: Democrats cast deep doubt on Biden’s 2020 value

    02/12/2019 8:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | February 11, 2019 05:00 AM | Alex Roarty
    Joe Biden is everything a Democratic political consultant should love: He’s experienced, well-liked, and his poll numbers look great against Donald Trump. And yet many party strategists have a bleak assessment of his potential 2020 campaign: It’s a bad, bad idea. […] McClatchy interviewed 31 Democratic strategists — pollsters, opposition research experts, media consultants, ex-party officials, and communications specialists — from across the country about a potential Biden campaign. Nine agreed to speak on the record; all others quoted anonymously do not plan to be affiliated with any candidate running in the presidential primary. Strikingly, these conversations yielded a similar...
  • Crowd cheers as two pedophiles are executed in Yemen

    02/11/2019 11:42:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 51 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 2/8/19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    <p>Chilling photographs captured the moment two pedophiles were executed in front of a large crowd in Yemen’s port city of Aden for raping and murdering a 12-year-old boy.</p> <p>Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, were convicted by a court of abducting Mohamed Saad, dragging him into one of their homes and sexually assaulting him in May 2018, the UK’s Daily Star reported.</p>
  • Joe Biden embraced segregation in 1975, claiming it was a matter of 'black pride'

    02/01/2019 3:06:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Alana Goodman
    SNIP But 44 years ago, facing a backlash against busing from white voters, the future vice president voiced concerns not just about the policy of busing, which he had supported when first seeking election in 1972, but about the impact of desegregation on American society. He argued that segregation was good for blacks and was what they wanted. “I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement...
  • Biden on trip to Moscow, Helsinki

    03/07/2011 4:32:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/07/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Joe and Jill Biden have left the building. The vice president and his wife are on the beginning of their trip to Finland, Russia and Moldova. They’ll be gone all week. The White House attracted criticism at the end of last week as Republicans circulated a Washington Times story drawing attention to the timing of the Bidens’ trip — just a few days after the vice president had his first closed-door meeting with Republicans about the budget. It wouldn’t have been unheard of for the White House to cancel the trip until the budget negotations were finished. President Obama canceled...
  • Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism'

    01/23/2019 1:17:04 PM PST · by detective · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 21, 2019 | JOHN VERHOVE
    Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a breakfast Monday morning in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out. "The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists," Biden said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network....
  • Hunter Biden says his divorce won't impact whether his father runs for president

    01/19/2019 6:39:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/18/19 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN) — Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, doesn't think his divorce and business dealings will affect whether his father will decide to run for president in 2020, he told Vanity Fair in a statement. Hunter Biden addressed his divorce and controversial business dealings while reflecting on his relationship with his father ahead of Joe Biden's impending decision whether to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The magazine had asked Hunter Biden if he thought his personal life and business dealings may end up affecting whether the former senator from Delaware runs for the White House....
  • Run, Joe, Run

    01/13/2019 11:07:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | David Leonhardt
    Run, Joe, run. Run because you have strengths that no other Democratic candidate does, including your depth of experience and connection to the Obama presidency. Run because your populist image fits the Democrats’ most successful political strategy of the past generation. Run because you will never have another chance — and because you are not afraid of losing. I get the case against Biden. My colleague Frank Bruni has made it and made it well, as have Vox’s Matthew Yglesias and others. At 76 years old, Biden does not represent an exciting new era. He is an old white guy...
  • Trump knocks Biden: Obama 'took him off the trash heap’

    01/13/2019 7:14:17 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/19 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump late Saturday dismissed talk of a potential 2020 White House bid by Joe Biden, calling the former vice president “weak.” Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro during an interview on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" that Biden "was always a 1 percenter.” "He ran two or three times, he never got above 1 percent," Trump said. "And then, [former President] Obama came along and took him off the trash heap, and he became a vice president, and now he's probably leading," he added. Trump also said Biden is “weak,” adding that “we’ll see what happens with him.” Trump...
  • Joe Biden expected to announce 2020 presidential run

    01/13/2019 2:49:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2019 | 2:37am | Laura Italiano
    The former vice president even set Tuesday as a likely announcement date, the paper said. Even Biden’s youngest brother, Frank, told the Palm Beach Post that he expects a run. “Now, he could surprise me,” the brother, a Palm Beach resident, told the paper. “But I know the family’s behind him 100 percent.” In an interview Saturday night with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump said he wasn’t worried. “A lot of people say Biden is doing OK, but you know, he was always a 1-percenter,” Trump taunted. “He ran two or three times, he never got above 1 percent....
  • Biden Reportedly Telling Associates He's the Democrats' Best -- or Only -- Shot at Beating Trump

    01/09/2019 12:54:07 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 09, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Shortened title. Full title: Here We Go: Biden Reportedly Telling Associates He's the Democrats' Best -- or Only -- Shot at Beating Trump Somewhat lost in the shuffle of the intertwined shutdown and immigration dramas this week was yet another significant indication that former Vice President Joe Biden is leaning heavily toward doing something he opted out of last cycle: Mounting his third bid for the presidency. We recently noted Biden's carefully-calibrated moves designed to avoid certain errors and pitfalls that helped sink Hillary Clinton (the details for that piece were almost certainly leaked into the open by Bidenworld), and...
  • Biden in 2020? Allies Say He Sees Himself as Democrats' Best Hope

    01/07/2019 4:58:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2019 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is in the final stages of deciding whether to run for president and has told allies he is skeptical the other Democrats eyeing the White House can defeat President Trump, an assessment that foreshadows a clash between the veteran Washington insider and the more liberal and fresh-faced contenders for the party's 2020 nomination. Many Democratic voters, and nearly all major Democratic donors, are keenly interested in Mr. Biden’s plans because of their consuming focus on finding a candidate who can beat a president they believe represents a threat to American democracy. But there...
  • Biden likely to make decision on 2020 run within next two weeks: report

    01/06/2019 3:58:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/06/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is likely to make a decision on whether he will run for the presidency in 2020 within the next two weeks, according to a New York Times report. Biden has reportedly told those close to him that he does not feel other potential Democratic presidential contenders could beat President Trump. The former vice president has been contacting supporters and allies over the last few weeks, the Times reported. One Democrat he spoke to recently told the Times that Biden during a phone call said, “If you can persuade me there is somebody better who...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen Sent Cut ‘Who Is America?’ Interview to FBI Over Fears of Las Vegas Pedophile Ring

    01/01/2019 9:45:36 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    Indiewire ^ | Dec 24, 2018 | Zack Sharf
    SNIP “We were shooting some of this at the time of Harvey Weinstein,” Cohen explained about the interview. “We wanted to investigate how does someone like Harvey Weinstein get away with doing what…get away with criminality, essentially. And the network that surrounds him. We decided [we] would interview a concierge in Las Vegas.” Cohen shot the interview using the alter ego Gia Monaldo, the same persona he used to interview O.J. Simpson during the show’s season finale. Cohen taped the extreme interview with the Las Vegas concierge right after he shot his conversation with Simpson. The comedian as Gio told...
  • ROGER STONE: Mueller Used False Intelligence From Joe Biden & Susan Rice To Charge General Flynn

    12/03/2017 9:50:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser to President Trump, pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI about contacting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition. Flynn’s decision to make false statements to the FBI is leaving many wondering, if the phone calls were sanctioned by the Obama administration and cleared of wrongdoing by Comey’s FBI, why didn’t the former military man just tell the truth? snip Political operative and Trump insider Roger Stone says special counsel Robert Mueller was fed false intelligence by ex-CIA Director Chuck Wolsey, which was obtained during a meeting with former Vice-President Joe Biden, and...
  • Iowa Poll: First poll of likely caucusgoers finds Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke atop the field

    12/16/2018 4:27:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/15/18 | Jennifer Agiesta
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support. The new Iowa Poll finds 32% of likely caucusgoers saying they back Biden as their first choice, 19% Sanders, 11% O'Rourke, 8% Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 5% California Sen. Kamala Harris, with the rest of the 20-person field testing below 5% support. The top three candidates in Iowa, including O'Rourke's third-place ranking, match...
  • For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

    12/15/2018 1:12:05 PM PST · by Baynative · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 12/15/18 | THOMAS BEAUMONT, MEG KINNARD and BILL BARROW
    Past and current advisers to Biden have held frequent conversations about options to alleviate concerns about age, including teaming him with a younger running mate. One option that has been floated, according to a source with knowledge of the talks, is outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who at 46 has become the subject of intense 2020 speculation after nearly beating GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

    12/14/2018 8:40:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Thomas Beaumont, Meg Kinnard and Bill Barrow
    <p>As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.</p>