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  • Sanders' Criminal Justice Plan Aims To Cut Prison Population

    08/18/2019 7:11:27 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 27 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people," Sanders told The Associated Press before the planned released of his proposal Sunday. "It's racist in disproportionately affecting the African American and Latino communities, and it's a system that needs fundamental change." Sanders was promoting the plan during...
  • Pete Buttigieg: "Fool's Errand" To Change Fundamentals Of China's Economy With A Few Tariffs [tr]

    08/18/2019 11:31:21 AM PDT · by catnipman · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics [CNN-sourced] ^ | August 18, 2019 | Tim Hains
    Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that "both sides will lose" President Trump's trade war with China and that it is "a fool’s errand to think you’re going to be able to get China to change the fundamentals of their economic model by poking them in the eye with some tariffs."
  • Zogby: ‘Poor performances’ of Democrats boost Trump’s approval to 51%, up with blacks and Hispanics

    08/15/2019 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | August 15, 2019 11:47 AM | by Paul Bedard
    President Trump’s approval rating has edged up, driven by long-term confidence in his economy and boosted by the lackluster performances of the two dozen Democrats trying to beat him in the 2020 election, according to the latest Zogby Analytics poll. The contrarian survey, provided exclusively to Secrets, pushes back on some other recent polls showing a surge in Trump’s disapproval rating. Namely, it found that recent issues portrayed as trouble for Trump haven’t hurt him and that he is growing in support among Africans Americans, Hispanics, independents, and younger voters. “President Trump's job approval has continued to rise the last...
  • Biden Tweets On Israel Denying Congresswomen’s Visit, Swiftly Backfires

    08/18/2019 10:49:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    hotair ^ | August 17, 2019 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    In the midst of the hot takes offered up by the 2020 Democrat candidates when the two anti-Semitic U.S. congresswomen were denied entry into Israel, the guy at the front of the pack was quickly reminded that former President Obama’s administration made a similar decision. Joe Biden posted a tweet meant to criticize the Israeli government’s decision. He said he is a supporter of Israel but no one should be denied entry into a democratic state over “ideas”. “No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas”, he said. Joe Biden: I have always been...
  • Business efforts of Biden brother and son prompt new questions over influence peddling

    08/18/2019 10:35:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/19 | Joseph Simonson
    A longtime donor of Joe Biden financed a second mortgage for the vice president's younger brother, James, worth $500,000, in order to pay for a Florida vacation home, adding yet another cloud of suspicion over whether the Biden family financially benefited from political connections. According to a Thursday Politico report, the Ukrainian American businessman John Hynansky, who has donated nearly six figures to the former vice president's campaigns over the years, in 2015 lent James Biden the half-million dollar sum for a Florida vacation home on an island only accessible by boat. That report echoes similarities to allegations that James...
  • Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there'

    08/18/2019 3:21:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/19 | TAL AXELROD
    White House hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his vow to cooperate with Republicans should he be elected president, saying he successfully worked across the aisle as vice president. “There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there,” he said Saturday at a Massachusetts fundraiser. “I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but the truth of the matter is, every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me. Because they know I respect the other team.” Biden acknowledged that while Republicans and Democrats appear...
  • Bernie Sanders is 'not happy' he voted for the 'terrible' 1994 crime bill

    07/28/2019 8:38:17 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07-28-19 | Tim Pearce
    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared to back off his support of the 1994 crime bill that he voted for more than two decades ago. Sanders appeared Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, hosted by Jake Tapper. Tapper questioned Sanders on his past support for the 1994 crime bill, legislation criticized for sparking an era of "mass incarceration" among minority communities. Former Vice President Joe Biden authored the crime bill and has defended it as he campaigns against Sanders and others to challenge President Trump in 2020.
  • Labor Unions Divided on Medicare for All

    08/12/2019 7:12:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2019 | Sean Moran
    Although Medicare for All remains a popular proposal for progressive Democrats, many labor unions remain divided over whether the single-payer healthcare proposal would benefit American workers. Former Vice President Joe Biden and other moderate 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have attempted to cast Medicare for All as harmful to the American worker, although some labor unions have backed the single-payer healthcare plan.
  • Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Hopes to Mobilize Former Users Against Joe Biden's Presidential Campaign

    08/12/2019 2:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Billboard ^ | August 12, 2019 | Tatiana Cirisano
    "Watch me in 2020." Seven years since U.S. authorities shut down the file-sharing platform, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is hoping to use a database of former users' emails to influence the 2020 presidential election. In a series of tweets this morning (Aug. 12), Dotcom suggested that he plans to encourage former users of the long-defunct site to oppose the presidential ambitions of former U.S. vice president Joe Biden, whom Dotcom has long blamed for instigating the site's downfall. "Still waiting to get access to your Megaupload files? I will email 30 million former US Megaupload users a video link in...
  • How Democrats plan to use gun control to beat Trump

    08/12/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 12, 2019 | David Siders
    DES MOINES — A Democratic presidential field that has struggled to precisely define its general election indictment of Donald Trump appears finally to have found it. In the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas — the latter of which was tied to a suspect whose anti-immigrant sentiments led to the killing of 22 people — candidates are road-testing a withering argument that draws a direct line between gun violence and the president’s racist rhetoric. “We are living with a toxic brew of two different things, each of which is claiming lives and each of which represents a national...
  • Kamala Harris gets clobbered for prosecutorial past as Democrats appear to see racism everywhere

    08/12/2019 12:45:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | August 112, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Democrats are panicking. In the wake of his many gaffes and shaky debate performances, many view front-runner Joe Biden as unable to go the distance, and unlikely to beat Donald Trump if he succeeds in winning the Democratic nomination. Which of the more than 20 other candidates in the race would be a better bet, they wonder? This is where the angst sets in. Elizabeth Warren is too radical, Bernie Sanders too angry, Beto too absurd, Mayor Pete too young, Cory Booker too annoying, which leaves….Kamala Harris. She’s tough, she can debate, as a woman of color she checks numerous...
  • Iowa corn poll may signal trouble for Joe Biden (24%). (TRUMP WINS 97% TO BILL WELD 3%)

    08/12/2019 11:56:08 AM PDT · by tellw · 58 replies
    'Ear this, America: A uniquely unscientific poll of Iowa voters suggests Joe Biden is struggling to maintain his front-runner status in the Democratic presidential primary race. Just 24% of Iowa State Fair goers “voted” for Biden by dropping a kernel of corn in his jar in a fair display designed to predict the winner of the nominating contest. The vice president out-husked his closest rival, Pete Buttigieg, who drew 16% in the Cast Your Kernel contest. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was right behind with 15% and Sen. Kamala Harris took 11%. That margin reflects a closer contest than most national polls,...
  • Huh? In Iowa Speech, Biden Confusingly Says Americans ‘Choose Truth Over Facts’

    08/09/2019 4:34:58 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies ^ | 8/9/19 | Connor Mannion
    Presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said “we choose truth over facts” in a confusing gaffe that closed out a speech in Iowa today. Biden was ending his speech by praising the American spirit. “There is nothing we’ve ever decided to do we’ve been unable to do. Period. That’s not hyperbole. We have never, never, never failed when we’re together. And ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get up. Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. Even his supporters know who he is. We got to let him know who we are. We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction,” he...
  • Biden: ‘We Choose Truth Over Facts’

    08/08/2019 7:40:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | AUGUST 8, 2019 4:25 PM | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that "we choose truth over facts," apparently referring to the Democratic Party. "We choose science over fiction; we choose truth over facts," Biden said, drawing applause. The former vice president has a history of tripping over his words. Biden continues to hold a formidable lead in national Democratic primary polls. He leads the next two closest opponents, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), by over 15 percentage points. Although he avoided another awkward exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) in the most...
  • CNN Fails to Note Crime Jumped After Colorado Gun Control

    08/12/2019 9:33:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 8/11/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday's CNN Newsroom, during an interview with former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, CNN host Ana Cabrera failed to inform viewers of some very important facts as she discussed the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate's successes in passing gun control in his home state in 2013. As the CNN host asked the Democratic presidential candidate about the issue of how to get at least some Republicans to go along with such measures, she failed to note that violent crime has increased substantially in Colorado every year since the passage of more gun control in 2013. What's more, violent crime had been...
  • Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors (2013 - see how far left he's gone)

    08/11/2019 5:51:42 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 4 replies
    C-Span ^ | January 17, 2013 | C-Span
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals
  • Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker campaigned with anti-gay rights pastor [tr]

    08/07/2019 3:43:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Three front-runner Democratic presidential candidates in the last month have aligned themselves with a pastor who says being gay is 'enough to send you to hell.' Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker attended services at Reverend Robert Fowler Sr.'s Baptist church over the weekend and independent Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall at the church last month. Although it's not clear if any of the candidates, who are all ardent supporters of LGBTQ rights, were aware of Fowler's comments on homosexuality, his position on it is no secret.
  • Biden is still the Democrat to beat,but rivals see weakness

    08/11/2019 4:35:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 8/10/2019 | JULIE PACE and BILL BARROW
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa,Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump’s moral character,declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words of the American president matter.
  • Biden Crushes Trump By Wide Margin In Latest Head-To-Head Poll, 3 Other Democrats Also Lead Trump

    08/11/2019 2:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | August 10, 2019 | Jonathan Vankin
    Due to technical issues, please read article at link.
  • Joe Biden on the Second Amendment: No amendment is 'absolute'

    08/10/2019 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 10, 2019 | Naomi Lim
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Joe Biden is calling for a cultural shift around how the country thinks about gun ownership. "The Second Amendment — no amendment is in fact absolute," Biden told the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's Presidential Gun Sense Forum Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. "You cannot stand up in this hall and yell fire. That's not freedom of speech because they know the consequence of yelling fire: There'll be a stampede, and someone will get hurt," the former vice president said.