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  • 'You need to ask first': Iowa teacher blasts Biden for grabbing her hands when...

    09/06/2019 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/06/19 | Naomi Lim
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Joe Biden left an Iowa teacher unimpressed with his canned response to her question about collective bargaining, but what she resented more was how he abruptly seized her hands and clung onto them. Jessica Roman, 41, had stopped Biden, 76, as he greeted voters on Monday during the Hawkeye Area Labor Council's Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The North Liberty preschool teacher, who works with special needs children, was pressing the former vice president on his plans to help unionized members of her profession under recent changes to Iowa's collective bargaining laws when he...
  • Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

    08/20/2019 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 22 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 8-19-19 | KATIE CAMPIONE and JENNIFER PELTZ
    More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria’s Secret catalog. Alicia Arden said she never heard back from investigators about her complaint. No charges ever came of it. And to this day she sees it as a glaring missed opportunity to bring the financier to justice long before he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls and women.
  • Joe Biden's Behavior With Girls And Women Draws Scrutiny

    06/14/2019 9:05:20 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 56 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/13/2019 | Anna North
    Joe Biden hasn't changed. After several women said earlier this year that Biden had touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable, the former vice presiudent and 2020 Democratic candidate promised to be "much more mindful" of people's personal space. But recent incidents tell a different story. Last month, he called a 10-year-old--girl "good looking" at a campaign event. ... And in an exchenge that went viral on Twitter, he wagged his finger at an activist, K.C. Cayo, who asked him about abortion rights. ... Biden has long been known for touching and standing close to women, earning the nickname...
  • Joe Biden Had A Very Bad Week

    06/07/2019 7:52:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 6/07/19 | Lydia O’Connor
    **SNIP** Biden “has not at this point changed his position on the Hyde Amendment,” his campaign told HuffPost, and contended that “the Hyde Amendment does not prevent organizations in the U.S. that provide lifesaving health care services for women from receiving the federal funding they need.” Because the provision bans Medicaid, Medicare and other federal health insurance programs from covering the vast majority of abortions, low-income women and women of color are disproportionately affected by it. Democrats and other 2020 candidates quickly slammed Biden for standing by such a policy. “It’s been the law for a while, and it’s been...
  • Good News for Joe Biden: (Crowd) Size Doesn’t Matter

    05/31/2019 3:47:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/31/19 | Matt Lewis
    You didn’t expect us to just let Uncle Joe coast to victory, did you? Where’s the fun without the Sturm und Drang? In case you missed it, a media narrative developed this week to give pragmatic Democrats something new to worry about: Joe Biden’s “enthusiasm gap.” The story goes like this: “He’s dominating in the polls, his fundraising is going gangbusters and he’s showing broad support from key political players in the early presidential states,” observed Politico this week. “So where are the big energetic crowds, the lines around the block to get into Joe Biden’s events?” This raises several...
  • Trump's Allies Want to Clintonize Joe Biden

    05/11/2019 6:02:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/10/19 | Theodore Bunker
    President Donald Trump’s supporters have settled on a strategy to undermine former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign for president: equate him with former nominee Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic reports. In 2016, Trump and his allies hit Clinton heavily over her record in Washington, painting her as an ineffectual D.C.-insider who’s working to uphold the status quo, a strategy they hope to repeat with Biden, the current frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. "The notion that [Biden is] arguing for the status quo is a little hard when the status quo is Donald Trump,” an anonymous Biden adviser told the Atlantic. “What...
  • Joe Biden’s Greatest Gaffes

    04/25/2019 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    “‘You know there’s an old Irish saying, there’s all kinds of old Irish sayings. My grandfather Finnegan, I think he made them up. But uh, it says, may the hinges of our friendship never go rusty. Well, with these two folks that you’re about to meet if you haven’t already, there’s no doubt about them staying oiled and lubricated here. Now for you who are not full Irish in this room, lubricated has a different meaning for us all.’” “‘If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to strangle them. To the press,...
  • Democrat calls out Biden over 'disrespectful' jokes (groping and stuff)

    04/23/2019 5:31:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 4/23/19
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter. Lucy Flores leveled her criticism Monday on Fox News as Biden nears an announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign. Flores, a former Nevada state legislator, said she wants to force a discussion of how powerful men treat women, even as she affirms that her recollections of a 2014 encounter with Biden don't involve touching of a sexual or violent nature. "The basis of the behavior that I talked about was...
  • Joe Biden: 'I'm not sorry'

    04/06/2019 6:22:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/05/19 | S.A. Miller, Seth McLaughlin
    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Friday said that he was not sorry for his habit of stroking and kissing women in professional settings. “I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything I’ve ever done,” he told reporters in Washington. Mr. Biden is poised to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential race as the front-runner, but recent complaints by several women about his handsy behavior over the years has cast doubt over his expected run. **SNIP** Two days earlier, he posted an online video in which he promised to...
  • Biden faces scrutiny for demanding ouster of Ukraine official probing firm that employed his son

    04/02/2019 5:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/02/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing new scrutiny over his past comments and actions in Ukraine, including bragging that he pressured the country to fire its top prosecutor, who happened to be leading a corruption investigation of a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden. **SNIP** But Biden's role in the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016, after Shokin as part of a corruption probe targeted a natural gas firm that hired Biden's son two years earlier, could prove a bigger issue. Last year, during a Council on Foreign Relations event, Biden told the...
  • Is Creepy Old Uncle Joe Toast?=Fondling and kissing women may be the former veep’s undoing.

    04/02/2019 4:52:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 70 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 2, 2019 | Matthew Vadum
    Easily the most hands-on vice president the United States has ever seen, Joe Biden’s creepy old man behavior is finally catching up with him. After decades of snuggling up to, hugging, sniffing, and kissing unsuspecting, helpless women of all ages, the avuncular, gaffe-prone 76-year-old politician has suddenly come under attack for two such examples of unwanted touching that allegedly took place in Nevada in 2014 and in Connecticut in 2009. Lucy Flores, the Democrats’ nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada five years ago, wrote an essay March 29 at something called The Cut detailing how she endured undesired touching by...
  • Whoopi Goldberg defends Joe Biden against Lucy Flores allegations

    04/02/2019 3:40:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/01/19 | Mariah Haas
    Following an allegation that former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched and kissed a former candidate in Nevada during a 2014 campaign event, Whoopi Goldberg is coming to his defense. During "The View" on Monday, the daytime talk show panel addressed the recent allegations Lucy Flores made against Biden, 76, with Goldberg saying that some would say the potential 2020 Democratic candidate is "overly familiar" with people he interacts with and explaining that he’s just “a hands-on kind of guy." Co-host Meghan McCain then went on to discuss how Flores "does not claim this is a MeToo moment" and the...
  • 'I have no reason not to believe her,' Amy Klobuchar says of Biden accuser while Bernie says...

    03/31/2019 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/19 | Emily Goodin
    Democratic presidential contender Amy Klobuchar said she had 'no reason' not to believe Joe Biden's accuser while Sen. Bernie Sanders said the incident doesn't disqualify the former vice president from running in 2020. 'I have not read her interview, but I know the vice president addressed it there in that statement and he will continue to address it if he decides to get into this race,' Klobuchar said of Lucy Flores' accusation. 'I have no reason not to believe her,' she noted on ABC's 'This Week.' **SNIP** 'I'm not sure that one incident alone disqualifies anybody, but her point is...
  • Biden, Abrams reps pour cold water on running mate 'rumors'

    03/23/2019 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/22/19 | ELANA SCHOR
    Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president "has an enormous amount of respect for" Abrams, noting Biden endorsed her in the gubernatorial race. "But," Russo tweeted, "these rumors about discussions on a pre-cooked ticket are false, plain and simple." Abrams' spokeswoman Lauren Groh-Wargo responded by saying Abrams "enjoyed meeting" with Biden but "there was no grand plan hatched" and she...
  • Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's being 'groped' by Abe Lincoln

    09/21/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Meghan Keneally
    Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District to make an off-color joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out [saying[ that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln," he said to some laughs and applause. Norman, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, later defended his remarks on Twitter, saying they were "meant to add a bit of levity to a very serious debate between me and my Democrat opponent and to point...
  • Kavanaugh: 'This never happened'

    09/17/2018 8:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he is willing to talk to Congress to defend himself against startling allegations of attempted sexual assault in high school — and vehemently denied every part of the accusation. The allegations were made by Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who as a high school student in the 1980s knew the judge and says he attempted to force himself on her at a party. The accusation has upended Republicans’ push for quick confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee was slated to vote on Thursday, but Democrats and one key Republican...
  • Nolte: How Our Vulgar Media and Political Elite Ruined Two Funerals

    09/03/2018 7:59:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/2018 | John Nolte
    Ogling, groping, racists, racism, accused-rapists, mean-girl snubs, inappropriate rants, cheap shots delivered to humiliate invited guests as the crowd roars its approval… No, this was not a sorority hazing or a prison riot or the last gasp of Ancient Rome; it was how America’s establishment behaved at the funerals for Aretha Franklin and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Here we are in an America with a roaring economy, manufacturing jobs are coming back (without a magic wand), the War on Terror feels like ancient history, we’re not launching stupid wars, Putin’s adventurism’s been halted, and North Korea has gone from launching...
  • Ariana Grande reminds us women have no safe place in America

    09/03/2018 8:08:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2018 | Danielle Campoamor
    [Snip] Singer Ariana Grande took the stage to sing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a funeral fit for a queen also served as a reminder that there isn't a single place in this country where a woman can feel safe from sexual assault and harassment. Following Grande's performance, Pastor Charles H. Ellis III wrapped his right arm around Grande, pulled her close to him and touched her breast. He did this on stage, in a church, during a funeral -- in front of thousands of attendees. Visibly uncomfortable and tense, Grande forced her way through awkward laughs...
  • Justin Trudeau admits to apologizing to reporter he allegedly groped

    07/07/2018 3:20:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | July 06, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Thursday he previously apologized to a reporter who alleged Trudeau groped her at a festival in 2000 -- but the Liberal Party leader continued to insist he didn’t act inappropriately. Trudeau expanded on comments he made Sunday, when he told reporters he didn’t “remember any negative interactions” on the day in which he's accused of groping a Creston Daily Advance journalist. “I’ve been reflecting very carefully on what I remember from that incident almost 20 years ago,” he said. “I do not feel that I acted inappropriately in any way. But I respect the...
  • Justin Trudeau accused of groping

    07/05/2018 2:53:15 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/3/2018 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump's self-satisfied little nemesis from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, looks as though he's getting his turn in the barrel of Harvey Weinstein. The 46-year-old left-wing prime minister and advocate of political correctness has been accused of excessive randiness, groping a female reporter like some pervert on the subway back when he was 28, and the reporter says he got away with it. According to Fox News: Allegations against Trudeau re-surfaced last week when a Calgary law professor posted a picture of an article claiming the then-teacher engaged in inappropriately "handling" a reporter. The story didn't have a byline....