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I don't remember posting Biden's website, if I have already, so here:



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Biden picks up endorsement of firefighters union as he courts labor

Former vice president Joe Biden won the backing Monday of the International Association of Fire Fighters, nailing down the support of the first major labor union to offer an endorsement in the crowded Democratic race for the White House.

The endorsement was widely expected, as members held “Run Joe Run” signs when Biden addressed the group at a conference in Washington last month. But the announcement — by way of a video — offers Biden a boost as he prepares to hit the campaign trail Monday with a rally in Pittsburgh, where he is seeking to court the working class in a state carried by President Trump in 2016.

“Joe’s a lot like our firefighters,” Harold Schaitberger, the IAFF’s general president, said in the video. “He’s a problem solver who cares deeply about America and committed to making our country better. He’s one of the staunchest advocates for working families. He knows that a strong middle class means a strong America, and we know, as president, he will stand up for all the patriotic Americans who want nothing more than to earn a decent wage, send their kids to college, have affordable health care and a decent and secure retirement.”
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The Hill: Trump hits union chiefs after Biden gets key endorsement
The Hill: Biden fires back at Trump: 'I'm sick of this president badmouthing unions'



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Bloomberg
Timeline in Ukraine Probe Casts Doubt on Giuliani’s Biden Claim

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer is raising the specter that Joe Biden intervened in Ukrainian politics to help his son’s business.

But if that was Biden’s aim, he was more than a year late, based on a timeline laid out by a former Ukrainian official and in Ukrainian documents.

The official described to Bloomberg details about the country’s political dynamic in the run-up to early 2016 when Biden, then the U.S. vice president, threatened to hold up U.S. funding to Ukraine unless it cracked down on corruption. Biden’s chief demand was the ouster of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who he said had been ineffective. The episode has come under the spotlight in the last week because at one point, that prosecutor had been investigating a natural gas company where Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board and received substantial compensation.

There’s little question that the Bidens’ paths in Ukraine held the potential for conflict, and in a tweet last week, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the U.S. should investigate the matter. But what has received less attention is that at the time Biden made his ultimatum, the probe into the company -- Burisma Holdings, owned by Mykola Zlochevsky -- had been long dormant, according to the former official, Vitaliy Kasko.

“There was no pressure from anyone from the U.S. to close cases against Zlochevsky,” Kasko said in an interview last week. “It was shelved by Ukrainian prosecutors in 2014 and through 2015.”
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WaPo - May 10 - Erik Wemple: New York Times, Bloomberg square off over Biden-Ukraine reporting



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Addie wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:22 am
Bloomberg
Timeline in Ukraine Probe Casts Doubt on Giuliani’s Biden Claim

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer is raising the specter that Joe Biden intervened in Ukrainian politics to help his son’s business.

But if that was Biden’s aim, he was more than a year late, based on a timeline laid out by a former Ukrainian official and in Ukrainian documents.

The official described to Bloomberg details about the country’s political dynamic in the run-up to early 2016 when Biden, then the U.S. vice president, threatened to hold up U.S. funding to Ukraine unless it cracked down on corruption. Biden’s chief demand was the ouster of a top Ukrainian prosecutor who he said had been ineffective. The episode has come under the spotlight in the last week because at one point, that prosecutor had been investigating a natural gas company where Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board and received substantial compensation.

There’s little question that the Bidens’ paths in Ukraine held the potential for conflict, and in a tweet last week, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the U.S. should investigate the matter. But what has received less attention is that at the time Biden made his ultimatum, the probe into the company -- Burisma Holdings, owned by Mykola Zlochevsky -- had been long dormant, according to the former official, Vitaliy Kasko.

“There was no pressure from anyone from the U.S. to close cases against Zlochevsky,” Kasko said in an interview last week. “It was shelved by Ukrainian prosecutors in 2014 and through 2015.”
Sorry, that smells like rotten fish. I don't care about the timeline. I wonder how the ouster of a certain prosecutor in Ukraine could be a matter of interest for the Vpotus, if not triggered by his son who did business there. Sad. I wanted until a few minutes ago a Biden / Harris ticket.


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Post by Hurtzi » Wed May 08, 2019 1:07 am

In the Tulsi Gabbard thread Bob showed a tweet by Kim Dotcom. Looking up Dotcom's tweets I found this
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Joe Biden: “I Like Dick Cheney”

A war criminal who lied to the American people about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to start an illegal war that killed thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. And why? To enrich himself.
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Jerk.

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Giuliani Calls Off Ukraine Trip: ‘It Was a Set Up’

A day after announcing plans to visit Ukraine in the hopes of meeting with the incoming president to push Trump’s political agenda, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Friday called the trip off because, he claimed, it “was a set up” concocted by “enemies of the United States.” Speaking to Fox News’ Shannon Bream, he said he had decided not to go “because I think I’m walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president, in some cases enemies of the United States, and in one case an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 election.”

On Thursday, Giuliani had said he planned to meet with Ukraine's incoming president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, precisely to push for further investigation into Ukrainians who supposedly helped the Democrats in the 2016 election, along with a separate probe into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and their supposed connections to a Ukrainian oligarch. While he decided to back out of the trip “in order to remove any political suggestion,” he said he is still “actually quite confident that the facts with regard to former vice president Joe Biden are so compelling that there’s no way he gets from here to the election without this being investigated.”
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Post by Slim Cognito » Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 am

I just crawled out of bed so I don't have a link, but didn't I read something last night that the incoming Ukraine president didn't want meet with him because he didn't want to get caught up in all that. If so, that's why Rudy cancelled. He didn't want that humiliation.


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Ocasio-Cortez calls Biden's reported 'middle ground' climate policy a 'dealbreaker'

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Post by Addie » Mon May 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Bloomberg (paywall)
Ukraine Prosecutor Made Up Biden Allegation, Kiev Lawmaker Says

A Ukrainian lawmaker accused his country’s top prosecutor of manufacturing a “conspiracy” about U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, adding to a political intrigue playing out from Kiev to Washington.

The lawmaker, Serhiy Leshchenko, said he had been given parts of a letter written by the prosecutor with the intent of currying favor with the Trump administration. The letter was sent by the prosecutor through unofficial channels to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the lawmaker told journalists on Monday in Kiev as he distributed copies of two pages.



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Post by Orlylicious » Wed May 15, 2019 3:25 am

There are so many cross agendas and reasons to lie and mislead that it's hard to know what Chris LaCivita and the other Trumpers are really thinking. But in this case, the Bernie playbook will be the same as if they had gotten him over Hillary in 2016. Hard to see how Donald can try to "ossify" anything and interesting the nicknames haven't worked, he's tried two so far. NY Times tonight:
Trump Can’t Stop Attacking Biden. G.O.P. Strategists Wish He Would.
President Trump’s attacks on Joseph R. Biden Jr. have been in defiance of the pleadings of his own aides, who think almost any other candidate would be easier to defeat.
By Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman
May 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — As President Trump has struggled to explain the difficulty of negotiating a trade agreement with China, he has embraced a side argument: A Democratic president would only agree to a worse deal.
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For Mr. Trump’s advisers, it was one more example of the president’s inability to resist offering what amounts to an in-kind contribution to a Democrat who, according to their own polling, is positioned to soundly defeat them next year.

The president, though, has told advisers he believes he can portray Mr. Biden, a longtime Washington veteran, as representative of an ossified political class the same way he did Hillary Clinton, wounding him with enough attacks and put-downs that Mr. Biden will either stagger into the general election or collapse in the primary.

In the three weeks since Mr. Biden announced his candidacy, Mr. Trump has tried out two nicknames on him, accused his opponent and family members of corrupt dealings with Ukraine (prompting a coordinated Democratic response) and argued that he’s naïve about the threats America faces.
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“In a Democratic primary, attacks from President Trump are the best thing that can happen to you,” Mr. Gorman said. “It elevates you, gives you a huge fund-raising boost and sucks the oxygen from your competitors.”

The president’s drumbeat of attacks on Mr. Biden have also gotten the attention of congressional Republicans, who would prefer a more easily caricatured boogeyman on top of the Democratic ticket next year. “Bernie Sanders is the perfect guy for us,” said Chris LaCivita, a longtime Republican strategist. “He looks like the professor out of ‘Back to the Future’ and is a hard-core socialist.”
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Republicans at the super PAC supporting Mr. Trump have echoed this theory, telling people in recent weeks that the party must begin eroding Mr. Biden’s credibility now and portray him as the picture of a rotten status quo, according to an official at the organization.
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A recent survey of battleground states conducted for the Trump campaign by a leading Republican pollster, Tony Fabrizio, showed Mr. Biden handily beating Mr. Trump, according to three people briefed on the results. Senator Bernie Sanders did not fare as well against Mr. Trump in the poll, but also was besting Mr. Trump head-to-head in key states, these people said.

Separately, Republicans who are hoping to rescue Senator Martha McSally of Arizona, one of the party’s most imperiled incumbents, have found Mr. Biden leading Mr. Trump in that state, which no Democratic presidential candidate has carried since 1996.

Mr. Trump has been told about his campaign’s polling, although it was unclear how extensive a briefing he was given. Still, his aides and allies have urged him to stop throwing attention to Mr. Biden, arguing that it is better to have the Democrats fight it out and weaken one another over the course of their primary.

”The campaign must force Biden back into the Democratic primary,” said Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist. “They’ve allowed him to start a general election strategy unscathed by a potential bear pit created by the populist left. Sanders and Warren are your first lines of defense — and they must be weaponized to attack, especially on China.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/p ... -2020.html

If Donald's right and it's like 2016 in reverse, the 22(+?) candidates are going to narrow down pretty quickly and in a way that could be helpful for Joe. And Florida numbers are off the charts for him, they're thinking of Florida as a firewall and this time the primary is earlier (just one week after Super Tuesday which now includes California), candidates are going to be exhausted and broke. A big run on Super Tuesday and Florida can put it away. We will see.
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Mon. Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses DEMOCRATIC: 41 delegates (Closed) REPUBLICAN: 40 delegates (Closed)
Tue. Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary DEMOCRATIC: 24 delegates (Mixed) REPUBLICAN: 22 delegates (Mixed)
Sat. Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses DEMOCRATIC: 36 delegates (Closed)
Sat. Feb. 29 South Carolina primary DEMOCRATIC: 54 delegates (Open)

Tue. Mar. 3 Alabama primary DEMOCRATIC: 52 delegates (Open)
Arkansas primary DEMOCRATIC: 31 delegates (Open)
California primary DEMOCRATIC: 416 delegates (Mixed) REPUBLICAN: 172 delegates (Closed)
Colorado primary DEMOCRATIC: 67 delegates (Open)
Georgia primary DEMOCRATIC: 105 delegates (Open)
Massachusetts primary DEMOCRATIC: 91 delegates (Mixed)
Minnesota primary DEMOCRATIC: 75 delegates (Open)
North Carolina primary DEMOCRATIC: 110 delegates (Mixed)
Oklahoma primary DEMOCRATIC: 37 delegates (Closed)
Tennessee primary DEMOCRATIC: 64 delegates (Open)
Texas primary DEMOCRATIC: 228 delegates (Open)
Utah primary DEMOCRATIC: 29 delegates (Closed)
Vermont primary DEMOCRATIC: 16 delegates (Open)
Virginia primary DEMOCRATIC: 99 delegates (Open)
Democrats Abroad DEMOCRATIC: 13 delegates (Closed)

Sat. Mar. 7 Louisiana primary DEMOCRATIC: 50 delegates (Closed)
Sun. Mar. 8 Maine caucuses DEMOCRATIC: 24 delegates (Closed)
Puerto Rico primary REPUBLICAN: 23 delegates (Closed)

Tue. Mar. 10 Hawaii caucuses REPUBLICAN: 19 delegates (Closed)
Idaho primary DEMOCRATIC: 20 delegates (Open)
Michigan primary DEMOCRATIC: 125 delegates (Open)
Mississippi primary DEMOCRATIC: 36 delegates (Open)
Missouri primary DEMOCRATIC: 68 delegates (Open)
North Dakota caucuses DEMOCRATIC: 14 delegates (Closed)
Ohio primary DEMOCRATIC: 136 delegates (Mixed)
Washington primary DEMOCRATIC: 89 delegates (Mixed)

Tue. Mar. 17 Arizona primary DEMOCRATIC: 67 delegates (Closed)
Florida primary DEMOCRATIC: 219 delegates (Closed)
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Watch Live May 18, 2019 at 1 PM EST as Joe Biden officially launches his campaign for President of the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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The former vice president’s 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia, where he is opening his campaign headquarters, highlighted ties to the state where he was born — and a state critical to the general election.



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Post by jtmunkus » Sat May 18, 2019 12:35 pm

I *hope* that American Democrats are more progressive than Biden.

I *fear* that’s not the case.



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jtmunkus wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:35 pm
I *hope* that American Democrats are more progressive than Biden.

I *fear* that’s not the case.
Democrats are more progressive than Biden. The question is whether the country is that progressive. And who can get elected.


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Post by AndyinPA » Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm

The last few times' I've seen him, my first thought is that he looks so old.



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Post by jtmunkus » Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm
The last few times' I've seen him, my first thought is that he looks so old.
Yabbut you’re from PA. I’m sure Uncle Joe has had a lock on your vote since even before he declared.

Okay. I’m not sure. But Joe is! 👍🏼



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Post by AndyinPA » Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm

jtmunkus wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm
The last few times' I've seen him, my first thought is that he looks so old.
Yabbut you’re from PA. I’m sure Uncle Joe has had a lock on your vote since even before he declared.

Okay. I’m not sure. But Joe is! 👍🏼
He doesn't have a lock on my vote in the primary, but he would if he were the candidate. There's not one among the 23 I wouldn't vote for for president, although there are some I like more than others. :)



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Post by jtmunkus » Sun May 19, 2019 9:41 am

AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm
jtmunkus wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm
The last few times' I've seen him, my first thought is that he looks so old.
Yabbut you’re from PA. I’m sure Uncle Joe has had a lock on your vote since even before he declared.

Okay. I’m not sure. But Joe is! 👍🏼
He doesn't have a lock on my vote in the primary, but he would if he were the candidate. There's not one among the 23 I wouldn't vote for for president, although there are some I like more than others. :)
Just one fake Democrat: Tulsi.

Anyway I’m going with women’s choice as my candidate. And there’s no way it’ll be her.



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Post by AndyinPA » Sun May 19, 2019 9:47 am

jtmunkus wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 9:41 am
AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm
jtmunkus wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm


Yabbut you’re from PA. I’m sure Uncle Joe has had a lock on your vote since even before he declared.

Okay. I’m not sure. But Joe is! 👍🏼
He doesn't have a lock on my vote in the primary, but he would if he were the candidate. There's not one among the 23 I wouldn't vote for for president, although there are some I like more than others. :)
Just one fake Democrat: Tulsi.

Anyway I’m going with women’s choice as my candidate. And there’s no way it’ll be her.
Yeah, she's 23 on my list. I also don't think it will be her.



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Post by Clairez » Sun May 19, 2019 12:35 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:34 pm
jtmunkus wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:19 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:16 pm
The last few times' I've seen him, my first thought is that he looks so old.
Yabbut you’re from PA. I’m sure Uncle Joe has had a lock on your vote since even before he declared.

Okay. I’m not sure. But Joe is! 👍🏼
He doesn't have a lock on my vote in the primary, but he would if he were the candidate. There's not one among the 23 I wouldn't vote for for president, although there are some I like more than others. :)
Seriously, I cannot think of a possible candidate declared or as yet undeclared who I would not vote for if they were running against Trump!



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If I support Joe Biden am I supporting racism and sexism because of some decades-old things he said about Roe v Wade and Brown v the Board of Education?



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Politico Mag
How Joe Biden’s Policies Made the Opioid Crisis Harder to Treat

For decades, he promoted the War on Drugs. Now, experts say Biden’s laws ended up worsening the opioid epidemic in the very places he says he can win in 2020. ...


The reality of Biden’s long career as a drug warrior, however, suggests something different: That he didn’t get “stuck with” writing drug legislation; he chose to make it a priority of his 36-year tenure in the Senate. In the War on Drugs, Biden was the “tough on crime” face of the Democratic Party, used his legislative skills to forge a bipartisan consensus for severe anti-drug legislation and specifically wrote or sponsored several laws that public health experts believe have, over the course of the opioid crisis, made it far deadlier than it has to be.

Since the late 1990s, more than 700,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses, and for each of the past four years, more Americans have died from drug overdoses than were killed in the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined. Unless America drastically changes course, an estimated 500,000 more people are expected to die from an overdose in the next decade. Because of overdose deaths, America’s life expectancy has fallen for the past three years—which, as economists have noted, is unusual for a country that isn’t at war.

Today, the politics of drugs in America have changed sharply, and it’s an open question whether Biden’s record on the issue will be an asset or a liability in the 2020 campaign. In a statement to POLITICO, Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said the former vice president “knows that the pharmaceutical companies and executives whose gross malfeasance led to this [opioid] crisis must be held fully accountable,” and called Biden’s work on the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion “the single biggest step ever taken to address the opioid epidemic and the backbone of addiction treatment in America.”

Even so, during the opioid epidemic, national attention has focused on largely white, poorer regions of the country being ravaged by addiction and overdose deaths. The conventional wisdom is that Biden is the strongest Democrat in these regions, and perhaps the only one who can pull blue-collar, white “Reagan Democrat” voters back from Donald Trump. But as he tries, he will have to reckon with the fact that in many cases, it was his own legacy making the nation’s drug problem worse.



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ABC News
At teachers' union town hall, Joe Biden releases public education plan to raise teacher pay and invest in schools

As he continues his push for union support, former Vice President Joe Biden announced his education plan at a town hall in Houston hosted by the American Federation of Teachers on Tuesday afternoon.

Biden's education policy focuses on issues of equity and includes a plan to address teacher pay, direct more resources to schools, greater investment in early childhood education to help kids bridge the gap into elementary school and beyond and a focus on helping provide middle and high school students career paths.

The proposal also calls for a reinstatement of an Obama-era plan aimed at school diversification – Department of Education guidance that buttressed school desegregation efforts at the K-12 and collegiate levels. In the 65 years since Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that ruled segregated schools are unconstitutional, a recent study reveals that black students remain segregated in classrooms and schools across the country.

Biden plans to "triple funding for Title I, the federal program funding schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families, and require districts to use these funds to offer educators competitive salaries and make other critical investments prior to directing the funds to other purposes." Biden argues that the additional funding in order to give teachers a raise "will allow school districts and educators to decide what the biggest need is for their communities instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach."



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