Tag: Joe Biden

Racial Justice Scorecard: Here’s How 2020 Dem Candidates Ranked In ‘First Of Its Kind’ Study

Source: The Washington Post / Getty On Thursday, the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE) released its 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard. The scorecard is described by the group as the “first of its kind” and it analyzes presidential candidates‘ policy proposals through a racial equity lens across essential areas such as education, criminal […]

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If Elected, Joe Biden Should Be President for Five Minutes

On Wednesday, Politico reported that former vice president Joe Biden has suggested to aides that he intends to serve only one term if he wins the 2020 presidential election. “According to four people who regularly talk to Biden,” Politico’s Ryan Lizza wrote, “all of whom asked for anonymity to discuss internal campaign matters, it is […]

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Corey Booker ‘Taken Aback’ by Bloomberg Referring to Him as ‘Well Spoken’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at the National Action Networks Southeast Regional Conference on November 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The previous day candidates participated in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Elijah Nouvelage (Getty Images) Oh Bloomie!!! It appears that Old Crazy […]

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Cory Booker ‘Taken Aback’ by Bloomberg Referring to Him as ‘Well Spoken’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at the National Action Networks Southeast Regional Conference on November 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The previous day candidates participated in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Elijah Nouvelage (Getty Images) Oh Bloomie!!! It appears that Old Crazy […]

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Harris Was Good in Theory, Buttigieg Makes Us Weary and Biden Sees Things Clearly: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 19

Illustration: Jim Cooke (G/O Media) “Kamala Harris is dropping out but Pete Buttigieg is still in?” I got about a million incredulous texts just like this from black folks I know when Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 campaign earlier this week. I got so many texts from black people about Harris I […]

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Biden: AOC Is Not Where the Party’s At

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Look, man, the “AOC” wing of the Democratic Party just isn’t where we’re at. That’s Joe Biden’s consistent take on the state of politics this election cycle, and he re-emphasized it in an Axios interview set to air Sunday. The former vice […]

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John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden’s Delusions

If Nate Silver’s band of Bayesians can be believed, then former Vice President Joe Biden is winning the 2020 presidential race’s “endorsement primary”—and by a substantial margin. Whether or not this stray factoid makes a difference in an era of weak political parties and skepticism of elite opinion is a question that can’t be answered, […]

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Burns Trump in New Viral Ad: ‘A President the World Is Laughing At’

Former Vice President Joe Biden may be the designer imposter fragrance version of Donald Trump, but damn if he didn’t release a fire ad torching the president. Like battle rappers before him, the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful took the timeliness of world leaders laughing at Trump during the recent NATO summit in London and mixed […]

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Baby Yoda Is Out-Trending Every Single Democratic Candidate

Humanity has always had a trouble focusing on the important things. The latest example? There are well over a dozen people running for president, hoping to defeat the sitting top dog, Donald J. Trump. Life on the planet may very well depend on one of them usurping his throne. Alas, right now on Twitter, none […]

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President Trump Had a Cozy Interview with Bill O’Reilly Where He Chucked Rudy Under the Bus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday dialed up an old pal — disgraced former Fox host Bill O’Reilly — and fired off some scrambled thoughts to O’Reilly’s sympathetic ear. Most notably, Trump distanced himself from his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, claiming he had no idea what the former New York City mayor was up to in […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the Middle Class

Every politician defends the middle class, but none of them knows quite what it is. In August, during a town hall, Joe Biden said, “We have to rebuild the middle class, and this time we bring everyone along.” In his telling, the middle class is part memory and part aspiration, less a demographic group than […]

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The Democratic Primary Debates Are Increasingly Pointless

The fifth Democratic debate of the primary, held on Wednesday night in Atlanta by MSNBC and the Washington Post, unfolded in the on-time, on-message manner of a well-produced television event. The moderators asked candidates to speak to specific topics—whether they would try to unify America, whether “lock him up” chants about Donald Trump were declasse, […]

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To Lock Up a President

“Lock him up?” It’s a question that Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden both addressed at the fifth Democratic primary debate (in Atlanta, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post). Moderator Rachel Maddow had asked Sanders if, given the MAGA enthusiasm for chants of “Lock her up!” (aimed still at Hillary Clinton, years and years on), […]

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There’s Only One Way the Patrick and Bloomberg Campaigns Make Sense

I’m going to write something annoying. I’m going to write some horse-race campaign analysis. I’m going to write very broadly and subjectively about trends in the race without using hard data or discussing policy. I’m doing so because I think what I am describing has a possibility of happening, and I think people who are […]

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Mayor Pete Ain’t Got to Lie, Deval Patrick Is Gonna Try and the Harris Campaign Won’t Die: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 18 1/2

“Seriously, you might as well bathe yourself in barbecue sauce for all the smoke you’re gonna take this week” —My well-intentioned warning to fellow Black Power Rankings judge Marcus Ferrell (former director of African American Outreach, Bernie for America 2016, and senior adviser for Swing Left). Mr. Ferrell is the silent partner in the Black […]

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OK Boomer: Joe Biden Says Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug, and He Won’t Legalize It

Joe Biden is a boomer. Let me preface this by saying not all boomers are annoyingly out of touch. There are some boomers who completely understand why marijuana should be legal at the federal level. Those same boomers understand that cannabis is not the gateway drug the pharmaceutical lobby people want you to believe it […]

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Joe Biden’s Frantic Defense of the Status Quo

With the entry of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick into the Democratic primary race, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg exploring a bid, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg rising in the polls, Joe Biden will likely spend the next few weeks reemphasizing the case for his presidency to party moderates. Part of that case […]

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Oligarch of the Month: Dmitry Firtash

Rudy Giuliani’s cartoonishly inept dirt-digging operation in Ukraine would not have been possible without Dmitry Firtash, the shady Ukrainian natural gas magnate who has spent at least $1 million investigating the Biden family. Firtash has found himself at the heart of a sprawling international corruption investigation before. In 2006, he flew to India, where, according […]

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Why Wouldn’t Michael Bloomberg Run for President?

Since it was reported last week that he would file paperwork to possibly run for president, Michael Bloomberg has been the most feverishly discussed candidate in the Democratic primary, as he likely intended. But much of that discussion has been negative. The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart argued that Bloomberg had been “seduced by his past political […]

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Buttigieg Says ‘It’s Gonna be Me,’ Harris Says ‘Just Wait and See’ and Booker Says His Campaign’s So Good He Shouldn’t Have to Run for Free: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 17

When am I going to get my invitation? Elie [Mystal] got to do it and I haven’t yet?  Which week can I do it? I’d like to pretend that these are typical texts, tweets and messages we get from politicos interested in being the special guest analyst for The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings […]

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The Billionaire’s Burden: Running for President

The news that Michael Bloomberg is expected to file to be on the presidential ballot in Alabama was not greeted on Thursday night with explosions of public joy and gratitude. There were no street parties or flash mobs, no lines of cars honking cheerfully outside Bloomberg HQ. For some reason, the American public did not […]

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