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The Nation Calls for Biden to ‘Withdraw From The Race’ ...
Mediaite ^ | Nov 7 2019 | Charlie Nash

Posted on 11/08/2019 9:11:25 AM PST by rintintin

The Nation published an “anti-endorsement” of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Thursday, calling on the former Vice President to “withdraw from the race” so the Democratic Party has a chance against President Donald Trump.

In an editorial, The Nation wrote that Biden’s chance against President Trump in 2020 “has become increasingly threadbare.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020demprimary; biden; bidenfamily; enoughalready; thenation
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I heard about this, but couldn’t find any reference to it when I did a Google search

When I used bing.com, a bunch of stories turned up

Is Google slanting their search system to bury news that’s bad for Democrats?

1 posted on 11/08/2019 9:11:25 AM PST by rintintin
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And return the ill gained money from influence pedaling and aid kick backs to the treasury.

And enter a plea of guilty to treason against the US.


2 posted on 11/08/2019 9:13:11 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: rintintin

Try Duckduckgo.com


3 posted on 11/08/2019 9:13:24 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: rintintin

Biden is the best they have.......LOL


4 posted on 11/08/2019 9:14:51 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: rintintin

Ya think?


5 posted on 11/08/2019 9:14:56 AM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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“I heard about this, but couldn’t find any reference to it when I did a Google search “

First four hits:

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQ2wTDFZe6AHDwdDMZ8zoDmtZHESg%3A1573233206346&source=hp&ei=NqLFXcWEEsSK5wLtgJqYBQ&q=the+nation+biden&oq=the+nation+biden&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2462.11708..12281...0.0..0.88.1164.17......0....1..gws-wiz.....6..35i362i39j35i39j0j0i131j0i10.96AzhObgUTQ&ved=0ahUKEwjF96OzjtvlAhVExVkKHW2ABlMQ4dUDCAc&uact=5


6 posted on 11/08/2019 9:15:11 AM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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Some lefties want Biden out to clear the way for Warren.

Some lefties want Warren out of the way to clear the way for Biden.

See my tagline!


7 posted on 11/08/2019 9:15:11 AM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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Firm Hired by Ukraine’s Burisma Used Hunter Biden as Leverage, Documents Show
Wall Street Journal | November 5, 2019 | Jessica Donati
FR Posted on 11/6/2019, 7:28:00 AM by karpov

WASHINGTON—A consulting firm hired by Burisma Group mentioned that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son served on the Ukrainian gas company’s board so the firm could leverage a meeting with the State Department, according to documents and a former U.S. official.

The documents—email exchanges between State Department staff members made public this week—show that the consulting firm, Washington-based Blue Star Strategies, used Hunter Biden’s name in a request for a State Department meeting and then mentioned him again during the meeting as part of an effort to improve Burisma’s image in Washington.

Mr. Biden was appointed to the Burisma board in 2014, when the company and its owner faced allegations of corruption, and he remained there until April of this year.

It isn’t clear whether the younger Mr. Biden knew his name was being used by Blue Star in its contacts with State Department officials on Burisma’s behalf in early 2016. A lawyer for Mr. Biden didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Hunter Biden served on Burisma’s board when his father, then the vice president, was overseeing U.S. efforts to get Ukraine to reduce corruption. That arrangement has drawn allegations from President Trump and his allies that the younger Mr. Biden sought to profit from his father’s name. Mr. Trump asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate the Bidens—an act at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry. Both Bidens deny any wrongdoing.

The email exchanges between State Department staffers show that Karen Tramontano, chief executive of Blue Star, cited Mr. Biden’s position in trying to secure a meeting with a senior official at the State Department.

“She noted that two high profile U.S. citizens are affiliated with the company (including Hunter Biden as a board member),” the special assistant [...] wrote in the Feb. 24, 2016, email.

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8 posted on 11/08/2019 9:15:13 AM PST by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Biden has ZERO chance against Trump. Even corrupt liberal 'journalists' and vile pollsters can't fake it long enough for Biden to have a chance.

Why?

Because Biden keeps opening his mouth... and garbage keeps falling out.

9 posted on 11/08/2019 9:15:41 AM PST by GOPJ (Every election that's statistically 'too close' to call will go to democrats. Fraud works for dems.)
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Just noticed your handle. I used to watch that show when a kid.


10 posted on 11/08/2019 9:15:53 AM PST by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Also LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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To: A Navy Vet

“Ya think?”

I think you shouldn’t believe everything posted on the internet.


11 posted on 11/08/2019 9:16:12 AM PST by TexasGator (Z1z)
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Clearing the way for Hellary to run waddle.
12 posted on 11/08/2019 9:16:40 AM PST by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - DAVID HOROWITZ)
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Hunter Biden had multiple contacts with Obama's State Dept during the 2016 election cycle.
Hunter Biden follows orders well. He's been raised to be an obedient little boy.

Burisma (cough) “pressed” the Obama admin to end corruption allegations which was hurting their ability
to get massive US foreign aid handouts. In Ukrainian, "pressed" is spelled Pre$$ed (as in money laundry).

“Thanks Hunter-- my bank statement arrived. And Michelle loved the diamond from China you sent over.”

13 posted on 11/08/2019 9:16:49 AM PST by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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I call for the DNC to withdraw from politics, education, entertainment and news.


14 posted on 11/08/2019 9:17:09 AM PST by Rurudyne (Standupr Philosopher)
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To: rintintin

What else is new?


15 posted on 11/08/2019 9:17:53 AM PST by lee martell
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"Is Google slanting their search system to bury news that’s bad for Democrats?"

I don't even wonder about it, I just assume they are.

16 posted on 11/08/2019 9:30:54 AM PST by rlmorel (Finding middle ground with tyranny or evil makes you either a tyrant or evil. Often both.)
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Revealed: Joe Biden twice used his position as senator to intervene to boost son Hunter’s lobbying
Joe Biden lobbied Department of Justice Congress and Homeland Security for Hunter’s lobbying clients
BY Alana Goodman, Washington Examiner| October 24, 2019 07:37 PM

Joe Biden privately contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice when he was a senior and influential U.S. senator to discuss issues that his son Hunter’s firm was being paid to lobby on, according to government records.

On at least two occasions, Biden contacted federal departments to discuss issues related to Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Biden’s behind-the-scenes outreach illustrates how his Senate work overlapped with his son’s business interests. Biden has faced scrutiny for taking actions that were perceived to benefit his son’s work, including calling for the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor and backing policies that helped the Delaware-based credit card industry while Hunter was working for MBNA, which is headquartered in the state.

Government records show that Biden, who has always insisted he knows nothing about his son’s business activities, helped Hunter’s work with strategic and highly specific interventions that could have benefited his son to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

On Feb. 28, 2007, Biden contacted DHS to express that he was “concerned about the Department’s proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007,” according to the department’s log of its contacts with members of Congress.

Section 550, which was passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires high-risk chemical plants to submit site safety plans to DHS for approval, including security credentialing and training for employees.

Eight weeks earlier, the Industrial Safety Training Council had hired Hunter Biden’s firm to lobby DHS on the issue. The trade group, which represents companies that provide safety training for chemical facility employees, was mounting a heavy lobbying campaign over section 550, submitting congressional testimony about the need to expand background checks for chemical plant employees.

The Industrial Safety Training Council was seeking to expand the “language in DHS legislation regarding security clearance and credentialing for chemical facility employees and employers” in January 2007, according to lobbying disclosure records.

While Hunter Biden did not register as an individual lobbyist for the trade association, he was one of three senior partners in his firm at the time. The Industrial Safety Training Council paid Oldaker, Biden & Belair a total of $200,000 between early 2007 and the end of 2008.

The Biden campaign did not respond to request for comment. The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, said Biden should have avoided involvement with issues that his son’s firm was also lobbying on because of the appearance of conflict.

“It’s implausible Sen. Biden did not know his son’s firm was lobbying on this arcane issue,” said Tom Anderson, the director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project.
“Sometimes appearances are exactly what they are,” he said. “This is a recurring problem we’ve seen on the Hill, where family members are enriched because of their relationship with a member.”

Biden also sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Jan. 31, 2007 requesting a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss expanding the federal fingerprint background check system.

“I write to request your assistance in implementing an expanded background check system for our nation’s volunteer organizations,” wrote Biden. “If we can work together to expand the number of volunteer organizations that have access to fast, accurate, and inexpensive fingerprint background checks, we will make significant and important strides in our ongoing effort to protect kids across our country.”

Biden added, “I would like to convene a small meeting with key representatives” from DOJ, the FBI, members of Congress and volunteer groups.

One of Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients at the time, a coalition of state-level criminal justice advocates called SEARCH, was also lobbying the federal government for a broader fingerprint screening system at the time.

The same day as Biden’s letter, SEARCH adopted a resolution calling on Congress to consider “any effort to improve the quality, completeness and accessibility of criminal history records” and expand the current system to “allow the return of all criminal history record information maintained by the States on the search subject through a single fingerprint check.”

The group initially hired Oldaker, Biden & Belair in 2006 to lobby for federal funding for state-level criminal justice programs, paying the firm $114,000 over the next year. In early 2008, SEARCH was seeking funding “to assist states in development and use of information to accelerate automation of fingerprint authentication processes and criminal justice data which are compatible with the FBI’s” system, according to lobbying records.

Biden introduced a bill called the “Child Protection Improvements Act” on March 13, 2008, which created a national fingerprint background check system for volunteer groups that worked with children. Oldaker, Biden & Belair promptly began lobbying for the bill on behalf of their client, SEARCH, according to lobbying records. SEARCH paid the firm $93,000 in 2008, records show.

Hunter Biden founded Oldaker, Biden & Belair with William Oldaker, a former adviser to his father. During his time at the firm, he was registered to lobby for clients on issues ranging from online gambling to higher education. After Biden became a vice presidential candidate in 2008, Hunter stepped away from lobbying, and the firm was renamed Oldaker, Belair & Wittie.

ABC News reported last week that Biden was concerned conflicts with his son’s lobbying work could negatively affect his presidential run in 2008.
Biden was “concerned with the impact that Hunter’s lobbying activities might have on his expected campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination,” according to court documents filed by a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s in 2007, ABC News reported.
“Because my dad was vice president of the United States, there’s literally nothing, as a young man or as a full-grown adult, that my father in some way hasn’t had influence over,” Hunter told the outlet in an interview.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/biden-outreach-to-dhs-and-doj-overlapped-with-work-by-son-hunters-lobbying-firm


17 posted on 11/08/2019 9:32:14 AM PST by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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“Hunter—My man—thanks for the cash—and great drugs—great little kids—you are learning the game, son.”


18 posted on 11/08/2019 9:41:46 AM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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To: rintintin

Is the Pope Catholic?


19 posted on 11/08/2019 9:44:19 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine)
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Is Google slanting their search system to bury news that’s bad for Democrats?

You just noticed? Yes, Google is slanting their search algorithms to hide bad news and push their preferred narrative on their users.

20 posted on 11/08/2019 9:51:56 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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