Tag: Joe Biden

Warren’s Economic Evolution Gives Her Candidacy a Unique Edge

In an already enormous Democratic field that seems to grow more crowded every week, every candidate is looking for something that can separate him or her from the pack. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose campaign has appeared to click into gear after months of post-DNA-test sputtering, has an odd edge: She, unlike any of the […]

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Elizabeth Warren, the Long-Distance Runner of the 2020 Race

Amid all the chatter about whether the old white dudes of 2020—Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Wafflin’ Joe Biden—are too long in the tooth to be running for president, it’s been remarkable, and revealing, how rarely you hear that question asked about Elizabeth Warren. Age doesn’t really factor into assessments of the Massachusetts senator, who […]

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Joe Biden’s Biggest Weakness (No, Not His Hands)

It’s finally unofficially official: Joe Biden will announce that he is running for president on Wednesday, according to a report from The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere. Biden enters the race with massive advantages. His eight years as an affable, memeable vice president made him enormously popular with Democratic voters—and synonymous with a political period for which […]

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Trump’s Bizarre Tweet About Bernie Sanders And Joe Biden Is Getting Dragged On Twitter

Getty Image You don’t need us to tell you Donald J. Trump has a, shall we say, curious way with Twitter. The president tweets so much he can have people righteously angry and rolling in the aisles at the same time. That’s what’s happening now. While Trump is still inspiring disdain over a dangerous, cryptically […]

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When Joe Biden Chose the Wrong Side of History

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: AP, Getty) In November 1976, at the height of Delaware’s decades-long fight over desegregation in schools, Sen. Joe Biden spoke to a class of about 120 schoolchildren from Newark, DE, who were visiting Capitol Hill. As the Wilmington Evening Journal reported the following day, Biden told the all-white crowd of fifth-graders, […]

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Joe Biden’s Silent Majority

A week ago, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign looked like it was dead on arrival. Accusations of unwanted touching brought forth by several women had become a major issue. Biden was lampooned by Saturday Night Live and by his potential 2020 adversary, President Donald Trump. The conclusion, reached again and again across the liberal commentariat, seemed […]

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Jason Sudeikis Low-Key Paid Tribute To Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg And Bill Hader During The ‘SNL’ Closing

Will Heath for NBC SNL brought back Jason Sudeikis to reprise his Joe Biden impersonation in the cold open for this weekend’s episode, in which the former Vice President attempted to undergo sensitivity training for, uh, his touchy-feeling inclinations. Biden, who may or may not still be throwing his hat into the 2020 ring, made […]

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Oh, Joe: Biden Jokes About Personal Space Called Tone-Deaf

Photo: Getty Jokes Joe Biden made Friday about whether he had permission to hug someone had some questioning whether he’s really taking the issue of violating people’s space seriously. As expectations continue to rise that the former vice president will make a run for president in 2020, there is concern that the 76-year-old may be […]

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3 More Women Come Forward to Claim Joe Biden Was a Bit Too Handsy After His Video Pledge to Do Better

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden allegedly had forehead-to-forehead conversations with women who weren’t his wife. According to three women who spoke with The Washington Post, Biden reportedly made them uncomfortable during brief meetings with the possible frontrunner for the Democratic nomination should he ever officially declare. The women, Vail Kohnert-Yount, […]

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Pot Meet Kettle: Trump Takes Dig at Biden’s Alleged Inappropriate Conduct

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) President Pussy Grab got jokes. Despite the fact that he’s been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women—most recently in February when a former campaign staffer accused him of kissing her against her will—Melania’s baby daddy collected some cheap laughs at our embattled former vice president Joe […]

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Second Woman Comes Forward, Accuses Joe Biden of Inappropriate Behavior

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters of Senator Claire McCaskill at a ‘get out the vote’ rally on October 31, 2018 in Bridgeton, Missouri. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) A Connecticut woman has come forward to accuse Joe Biden of touching her inappropriately and rubbing noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, […]

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Hey, Joe Biden Black Women Aren’t Your Hood Ornament. Stacey Abrams Shuts Down VP Rumors: ‘You Don’t Run for Second Place’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) I hate taking a victory lap all over your face, but I tired to tell y’all that old ass Joe Biden, who shouldn’t even be running for the damn phone, may have hit his head when it was reported that former President Obama’s BFF was mulling over choosing Stacey Abrams […]

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Joe Biden’s Half-Baked Political Gimmicks

Joe Biden knows what you’re thinking. He has seen the stories, too. He knows he’s too old: 76 years old today, and 78 on Inauguration Day, 2021. He knows that, as a senator representing Delaware for nearly half a century, his extensive ties to the banking, credit, and financial industries are liabilities in an increasingly […]

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Come On Joe, Not Like This: Biden Is Clout Chasing, Mulling Over Naming Stacey Abrams as Running Mate: Report

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is a lot of things but a fool isn’t one of them. OK, fine a fool is one of them but this next move, if true, is so obviously clout chasing that it’s embarrassing. According to sources very high up in Biden’s business, the BFF […]

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Democratic 2020 presidential candidates are raging against the machine (intelligence)

Beto is running. So is Bernie, and maybe Biden. Primaries to pick 2020 presidential candidates are more than a year away in most parts of the United States, but candidates seeking the highest office in the land are making their intentions known now, and almost every candidate running for the Democratic nomination to take on […]

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Dammit, Joe! Biden Possibly Running For White House in 2020. He Needs to Sit His Old Ass Down, Too

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking like he’s going to add his name to the already crowded Democratic primary field and announce that he’s running for the party’s nomination and the chance to take down President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden reportedly said during a phone call […]

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CNN Focus Group Doesn’t Want Joe Biden to Run in 2020: ‘His Time Is Done’

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Well, if a CNN focus group is a small slice of America, then a small slice of America is done with Joe Biden and the former vice president’s flirtatious romance with running for president. Biden, who is seen by many political pundits as a potential front-runner should he decide to […]

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The Overdue Death of Democratic “Pragmatism”

It’s an unwritten rule in political journalism today that Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator and Democratic candidate for president, must be described as “pragmatic.” There isn’t much mystery as to what the press means by this. Politico reported last week that Klobuchar “is pitching herself as [a] pragmatic Midwesterner who won’t over-promise liberal policies to […]

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The Democratic Party Isn’t as Left-Wing as You Think

These anti-right-wing protesters in Philadelphia are not representative of all Democrats. Photo by Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s not-quite-official campaign for president is driven, he says, by a simple proposition: Donald Trump is too extreme, but Democrats have become too extreme in their own way. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, according to […]

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