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  • Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden

    01/14/2019 10:02:23 AM PST · by billorites · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2019 | Amie Parnes
    Former President Obama's talk about how politics need “new blood” is being seen as a blow to Joe Biden, the former vice president that Obama did not back to succeed him in 2016. Sources close to both men describe Obama and Biden as friends who share an admiration and respect for one another. But they also acknowledge recent remarks like the one Obama made this week in Hawaii represent a sort of threat to Biden, who has told allies in recent days that he’s likely to enter the 2020 presidential race. Obama was speaking broadly about the need for new...
  • 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....
  • HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state

    01/04/2019 6:06:13 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | January 4, 2019 | fox5dc.com staff
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session. “I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor,” Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.
  • #NeverTrump GOP activist claims Biden-Romney third party bid in 2020 could WIN

    12/12/2018 3:35:27 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/12/18 | USA Features
    Third Way: As Democratic candidates line up to vie for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, a #NeverTrump GOP activist and establishment lobbyist is courting the like-minded to form a coalition around former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romey, RINO-Utah, who has lost two bids for the presidency. Juleanna Glover, during a day-long meeting of anti-Trumpers that getting to the “path to 270 [electoral votes] might not be that hard,” Breitbart News reports. Glover’s plot is for Biden to pick Romney as his running mate and for them to run on a one-term party unity ticket pledging to...
  • Jerry Brown on 2020: ‘What’s Wrong with White Men?’

    12/28/2018 6:04:13 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/28/18
    When asked about his thoughts on the 2020 field, outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown (D) recently told the Associated Press that white men will “probably be running things for quite a bit of time” and wondered, “What’s wrong with white men?” The Associated Press asked Brown, who recently told NPR that national Democrats are becoming too radical for voters, for a piece over the weekend if having three white men—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke—as his party’s early 2020 frontrunners hurts Democrats, especially after the 2018 midterm elections in which Democrats...
  • Dems worry: Top three candidates in polls are all white men

    12/26/2018 6:04:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2018 | Amie Parnes
    Democrats are worried that they have a problem: The three people leading polls in the very early stages of their presidential race are all white men. The party traditionally battles over identity politics and wants to be seen as promoting diversity. Its last three nominees have been Barack Obama, who became the nation’s first African-American president, and Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the popular vote. Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) are this year’s top-tier candidates, according to a recent and very early Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll. It showed that 32...
  • Poll: Trump beats O'Rourke, nearly ties Sanders and loses to Biden in hypothetical 2020 matchups

    12/25/2018 4:39:40 PM PST · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 24, 2018
    President Trumptrails former Vice President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2020 matchup, according to a new The Hill-HarrisX poll. The survey finds Biden leading Trump, 42 percent to 36 percent, better than at least two other leading potential Democratic White House contenders. The president tops Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) in their matchup, with 37 percent saying they would vote Trump, and 30 percent saying they would choose O'Rourke. Trump nearly ties with former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the poll, with 37 percent saying they would vote for Trump, and 38 percent picking Sanders.
  • Delaware boy named Joshua Trump asks school to change his last name following bullying claims

    12/16/2018 10:56:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz |
    An 11-year-old Delaware boy with the last name Trump will be addressed by a different name in school going forward after his name led to constant teasing, according to a report. Joshua Trump has no family ties to the sitting U.S. president but their shared surname has caused trouble for the boy, his parents told WPVI. “He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the fact that his last name was Trump,” his father, Bobby Berto, told the outlet. His mother, Megan Trump, claimed her son was being verbally harassed. "They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call...
  • Harvey Weinstein Accusers Want to Ban Him From Disclosing Their Emails to the Media

    12/14/2018 10:55:45 AM PST · by Mariner · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 14th, 2018 | Eriq Gardner
    The Harvey Weinstein scandal has a lot of moving parts headed towards an important hearing next week that will set the next stage in the criminal proceeding. On one end, Weinstein has been pushing a Delaware bankruptcy court to allow him to recover files maintained by The Weinstein Co. and then permit him to use those emails and other documents to defend himself from sexual assault charges in New York. On the other end, there's still pending civil lawsuits including one class action from his many accusers. On Thursday, those women sounded the alarm about Weinstein's efforts. "He should not...
  • Simple gasket screw-up shut down the bridge from New Jersey to Delaware for 6 hours

    12/11/2018 1:10:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A preliminary investigation has found that a gasket failure caused a chemical gas leak that forced the temporary closure of a heavily used bridge connecting Delaware and New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Officials with Croda Inc. said Tuesday that initial findings show that an incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of its Delaware ethylene oxide production plant failed Sunday. The company is sending the gasket to independent experts for analysis and confirmation.
  • Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’

    12/09/2018 2:35:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday said he believes the Democratic Party could win in 2020 if they pick someone "unexpected" as their party's presidential nominee. Santorum, asked if there were any potential Democratic candidates he was afraid of, pointed to previous presidential contests, saying all of the Democratic candidates who won were "not the favorite" at the time. "When the Democrats win, they pick someone unexpected or someone who’s not the favorite," Santorum, a CNN analyst, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "[Former Presidents] Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter," he listed. "When they pick [failed...
  • Delaware Town Boots Church's Nativity Scene

    12/08/2018 5:33:24 PM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/08/2018 | WND
    It wouldn't be Christmas without some local-government official banning the display of a Nativity scene on public property. In this latest case, the church displaying the crèche had already received permission and had a 1984 Supreme Court ruling that such displays are legal as long as other non-religious or non-sectarian symbols are allowed. But what if no one else cares to put up an alternate display of competing symbols? According to these bureaucrats, the burden falls on the church ...
  • Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs

    11/09/2018 10:59:24 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 12 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | November 8, 2018 | AP
    Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs on Black Friday, including his monogrammed clock, Rolodex and a signed picture of Nixon The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo is for sale Rizzo's estate sale starts Black Friday, November 23, and will feature hundreds of items Items include his billy club, Rolodex, Italian-made furniture and a signed picture of Richard Nixon Aside from trinkets and paperwork from the papal visit in 1976, everything must go
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Biden predicts Dems will win 40 House seats, take back Senate

    10/10/2018 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 10, 2018 | by Rachel Elbaum
    LONDON - Former Vice President Joe Biden predicted on Wednesday that the Democrats would win 40 seats in the House and would also take back the Senate in the November midterm elections. "I predict to you the Democrats will win 40 seats in the House. And I predict to you there's a slightly better than even chance we win the Senate," Biden said in a speech during a visit to London. He said a deep dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump and his administration would result in the Democratic wave. "President Trump is the only president - and I've been there...
  • FORMER CLASSMATES: Senator Chris Coons Threw Parties At Which Cocaine Was Present

    10/10/2018 9:33:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 62 replies
    Big LEague Politics ^ | 10/09/2018 | Patrick Howley
    Share Tweet Senator Chris Coons threw parties at which cocaine was present in addition to wild drinking and petty crime, according to two former classmates of the Delaware Democrat. Coons attended the wealthy Tower Hill prep school in Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated with the class of 1981. Coons’ mother married the Gore-Tex waterproof clothing magnate. After moving into a massive ten-thousand square foot mansion, Coons’ mother and stepfather would head to Europe while Coons would host “wild ragers” with “booze kegs” and “white powder.” “Women were everywhere in bikinis,” recalled a former Tower Hill classmate of Coons. Coons gave...
  • Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations a 'hoax set up by the Democrats'

    10/08/2018 8:50:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump said Monday that he expects a lot of Democratic voters to support Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms because of how the party's lawmakers handled sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we’ll end up being Venezuela. This country would end up being Venezuela. I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting voting Republican on Nov. 6," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for a law enforcement event in Florida. The president seized on the specter raised by...
  • Biden is Democrat feared by GOP

    09/26/2018 1:29:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 139 replies
    MSN/ The Hill ^ | September 26, 2018
    One Democrat keeps emerging as the candidate Republicans are worried about most in 2020: Joe Biden. Top Republican strategists and party operatives assessing the potential field of candidates say the former vice president is the Democrat likely to pose the biggest problem for President Trump in a general election. Biden, who has not announced whether he will seek the White House for a third time, would have to win a crowded Democratic primary to get to the general, and that would be no easy task.
  • Flake "still having issues": Twitter report

    10/04/2018 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 221 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/04/18 | Elaina Plott
    I’m told by source with direct knowledge that Flake is “still having issues” and that some colleagues are trying to “walk him through them.” Sen Coons tells me just now that Flake reached out to him and asked if they could speak at length later.