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  • Hunter Biden Lobbied Obama Admin for More Ukraine Aid (set up State Dept meeting for group’s president)

    02/18/2020 6:38:14 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies
    Hunter Biden served on the board of a trade group that lobbied for increased foreign aid, including for Ukraine. Unknown til now, Hunter Biden’s association with the US Global Leadership Coalition lobbying group, and its close affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, has gone unexplored in the coverage of his business dealings. While affiliated with the groups, Biden joined the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. (Biden's father was VP at the time and Obama's point man in Ukraine.) Hunter Biden was on the board of a trade coalition that lobbied the Obama administration in 2014 on foreign...
  • Poll: Bloomberg, Sanders Neck-And-Neck In Virginia

    02/18/2020 4:11:56 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 18, 2020
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are running neck-and-neck for the top spot in Virginia’s upcoming Democratic presidential primary, according to a Monmouth University survey released early Tuesday. The poll shows Bloomberg and Sanders tied in the Old Dominion at 22 percent, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 18 percent. Only one other candidate, former South Bend, Ind,. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, registered double-digit support in the commonwealth at 11 percent
  • How do Democratic candidates plan to combat climate change?

    02/18/2020 6:39:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 18, 2020 | By Evan Halper
    ... Every one of the party’s presidential candidates has a robust climate action agenda. It is a rare area in this primary where candidates are marching mostly to the same beat. They almost universally support a Green New Deal. They all vow to immediately reenlist the U.S. in the Paris accord to fight global warming. The differences lie in how far, how fast and how much to spend. We break down where they stand and what climate policy would look like under the vision offered by each of the Democratic hopefuls. Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a bold $1.7-trillion...
  • FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business

    02/17/2020 4:44:20 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 2/17/2020 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    FBI agents last month raided the home of the CEO of a bankrupt hospital chain and one of its hospitals in Pennsylvania in new signs of trouble for a company central to accusations of influence-peddling by James Biden, brother of former Vice President Joe Biden. The federal investigation was disclosed in documents filed this month by the acting U.S. trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of Florida-based Americore Holdings, which is in the business of acquiring and managing rural hospitals. The filing in Kentucky by the federal trustee, Paul A. Randolph, seeks the appointment of a trustee specifically to oversee the...
  • Joe Biden again asserts that DACA students ‘are more American than most Americans are’

    02/17/2020 5:10:51 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 17, 2020 | Brett T
    We’re not sure what Joe Biden is hoping to do, except to pander, by continually asserting that DACA students are in many ways more American than most Americans. Back in January, he told a crowd in Iowa that DACA recipients are “in many cases, more American than most Americans are, because they have done well in school. They believe in basic principles we all share.”
  • Cher Panics Ahead of Nevada Caucuses: ‘Don’t Think Dems Running Can Beat Trump’

    02/17/2020 10:21:55 AM PST · by rktman · 88 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/2020 | David Ng
    Actress-singer Cher sounded a note of panic over the 2020 presidential election, saying that Joe Biden carries too much negative baggage and appears unable to run a smooth presidential campaign. The Oscar-winning Moonstruck star also said she thinks none of the current crop of Democratic candidates will be able to beat President Donald Trump. Cher threw Sen.Biden (D-DE) under the bus in a tweet saying that the former vice president has “many strikes against him.” She added that Biden is a “good, honest man” who could be president, “but not run 4 pres.” Cher also dismissed the entire crop of...
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Newt Gingrich: What do Iowa and New Hampshire votes tell us about Democratic presidential nomination fight?

    02/16/2020 8:28:49 AM PST · by deport · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 16, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    The Iowa and New Hampshire results have begun to clarify the choices Democratic voters will have in picking their candidate to face President Trump in November.....The biggest loser has been former Vice President Joe Biden. As in his first two runs for the presidency (both of which he ended early), Biden once again proved he is not an effective campaigner....The polls in South Carolina already show substantial slippage for Biden. If the intervening Nevada caucus becomes yet another defeat (and the evidence so far leans toward Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and maybe Sen....
  • Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses

    02/16/2020 2:49:25 PM PST · by karpov · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2020 | J. T. Young
    With their center’s collapse, Democrats’ only hope of reconstituting it is by redefining the center. As the Democratic primary race moves leftward, the definitions of their candidates are moving right. It resembles a play in which we are expected to accept that the same actors have become different characters simply because of a costume change. When the 2020 Democratic field was taking shape a year ago, its spread was straightforward. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the establishment anchor, in a center-left, front-runner position. A couple of candidates were to his right – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Rep....
  • Drudge puppet? Rumored Bloomberg-Clinton ticket is just a distraction from the booklet WaPo published

    02/16/2020 8:20:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 16 Feb 2020 | JD Rucker
    All day, I’ve been waiting for someone to debunk the claim on Drudge Report that Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. All day, I’ve been disappointed. I’ve watched my favorite conspiracy theory sites. I’ve watched the usual suspects among Bernie Bro journalists, MAGA-hat-wearing bloggers, and DNC shills on Twitter. Nothing. Nobody’s talking about the sham of this news report. It seems that everyone took the bait for one reason and one reason only: It was broken by Matt Drudge. For over two decades, he’s dropped several scoops on his homepage regarding scandals that usually turned out...
  • Disaster Ahead In NV: Bernie Leads — But Six Dems In Double Digits?

    02/15/2020 8:20:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    If Democrats hope to narrow the field in their presidential primary, they’ll have to look past Nevada’s caucuses. With a week to go — and with early voting set to start today — six candidates now poll in double digits in the latest Review-Journal/AARP survey. Bernie Sanders leads with 25%, but Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are not far behind, with Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar all getting 10% or more as well.Anyone else see the train wreck coming? Sanders led the pack with 25 percent of respondents expressing support, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Jeb: A good read (I'm proud of Joe Biden)

    02/13/2020 10:20:07 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Jeb Bush on Twitter ^ | 2/13/20 | Jeb Bush
    A good read https://t.co/twNiOHZzM9— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 13, 2020 Opinion | No matter how this race ends, I’m proud of Joe Biden Whether his campaign can survive the body blows delivered by Iowa and New Hampshire remains to be seen, but theformer vice president has endured worse. washingtonpost.com
  • ‘Never Trump’ Republicans backing Joe Biden in NH primary, emails show (Kasich crew)

    02/12/2020 2:24:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/10/20 | Ebony Bowden, Bruce Golding
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Embittered “Never Trump” Republicans tied to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich have secretly schemed to assist Joe Biden’s campaign - because they think he’s the only Democrat who can beat the president and help them get “revenge,” The Post has learned. Emails obtained by The Post show that two top staffers from Kasich’s failed, 2016 primary campaign and Ohio’s former GOP chairman, a Kasich ally, were among those involved in efforts to boost support for the former vice president in last week’s botched Iowa caucus and Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Funding for the plan came largely from...
  • Scarborough Pens Biden's Political Eulogy: 'I'm Proud of Joe'

    02/13/2020 8:39:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a Washington Post column from which Mika Brzezinski quoted extensively on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough has penned what amounts to a political eulogy for Joe Biden.Scarborough declined to officially declare Biden's candidacy dead. But he questioned "whether his campaign can survive the body blows of Iowa and New Hampshire." And Joe put himself "at the top of the list" of people proud of Biden "no matter how this political race ends."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Steyer Goes All In With South Carolina, Wife Moves To The State

    02/13/2020 6:30:47 AM PST · by DeplorablePaul · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2020 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    Guess who is in the number two spot in the Real Clear Politics averaging of polls right now in South Carolina? Tom Steyer. Who saw that one coming?
  • The Incompetence Party. The Democrats’ biggest problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s that many voters doubt the party’s ability to govern anymore.

    02/13/2020 6:38:55 AM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2020 | Daniel Henninger
    Now that Bernie Sanders—once an obscure socialist senator from Vermont—is officially the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, it is time to confront what that means. It does not mean the U.S. is flirting with socialism. That’s not going to happen. The meaning of Bernie’s ascent is that the Democratic Party, older even than he is, has simply run out of gas. The Democrats resemble Europe’s aging political parties—Britain’s Labour, France’s Socialists, Germany’s Social Democrats and Christian Democrats. All have simply deflated with voters. Signs of public fatigue with the Democrats could be seen in Iowa and New Hampshire. Besides...
  • Biden yells at local NH reporter over mic: ‘Don’t poke that in my face!’

    02/11/2020 6:03:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    Joe Biden is losing his cool over the chilly results he’s poised to deliver tonight in New Hampshire. In fact, he’s not even going to be there when the bad news is delivered. But before Biden attempted to scramble out of town and to what he hopes is friendlier territory, he first spoke to reporters. Biden said Hillary Clinton lost several primaries, so a drubbing today doesn’t mean much. “We’re fighting for every vote we have here and then I’m getting on a plane, heading down there, doing a little rally in South Carolina to get going, then getting in...
  • Joe Biden Craters In New Qunnippiac National Poll

    02/10/2020 12:31:43 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 57 replies
    This is a national poll. That's worth underlining because while Biden has been lagging in the early state polls, he has almost always maintained a lead, and usually a dominant, 8-10 point lead, in the national polls. "Joe Biden's electability number has fallen by 17 points in the last *two weeks* per Quinnipiac's poll." Sanders 25% (+4 since late Jan.) Biden 17% (-9) Bloomberg 15% (+7) Warren 14% (-1) Buttigieg 10% (+4) Klobuchar 4% (-3) Yang 2% (-1)
  • Biden: Your AK-47s are no match for the government's F15s with hellfire missiles. Nobody needs a 10 round magazine.

    02/09/2020 6:24:37 PM PST · by Crazieman · 310 replies
    https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1226627073055318017
  • Maxine Waters: White Dem Candidates ‘Have Blemishes on Their Record...with Black People’

    02/09/2020 3:02:14 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | 02/09/2020 | Pam Key
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Sunday on MSNBC that the 2020 presidential hopefuls who are white had “blemishes on their record about their relationships with black people.” When asked about 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Waters said, “You know, one’s record will speak for itself. If there are facts about what he has done or what he has not done, then he’s going to have to try and make people, you know, believe that he understands where he made mistakes and promises to do better and be able to articulate how he’s going to do even better than he’s done in...