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Trump Campaign Fires Pollsters Over 'Fake Numbers'

The president apparently blew up over internal polling

(Newser) - President Trump's re-election campaign is saying sayonara to some of its own pollsters after their bad-news data leaked in recent days, NBC News reports. Trump denied this week that such polls exist, but now a campaign source says certain internal pollsters are getting the ax. "We are winning... More »

Surprise Candidates Surge in Latest Dem Polling

In South Carolina and the nation, 2 candidates are rising

(Newser) - A poll out of South Carolina reflects what's going on nationally: Joe Biden's numbers are dipping while Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are gaining ground—but not enough to take his place, the Post and Courier reports. Biden still holds a 20-point lead in... More »

Anita Hill's Biden Answer May Be Good News for Him

'Of course I could' vote for him, she says

(Newser) - If there was one person you'd bet won't be sporting a "Vote for Biden" T-shirt during election season, it might be Anita Hill. After all, Hill didn't seem completely won over earlier this year when the former VP called her to express regret (but not to... More »

Biden, Trump Give Dueling Iowa Speeches

Some big lines and early commentary from both, below

(Newser) - President Trump and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden gave dueling speeches in Iowa Tuesday—their first time this election cycle campaigning in the same state on the same day, USA Today reports. Big lines from each, starting with Biden, who had three campaign stops in the state. From CNN and... More »

At Fundraiser, Dems Have One Man in Mind

And that's Joe Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke. But he was present in the veiled criticism from several of his rivals, the AP reports. In five-minute chunks of speaking time, the... More »

Iowa Poll Has Biden Leading and Warren in the Wings

Three candidates are bunched in second place

(Newser) - For voters planning to attend Democratic caucuses in Iowa, at least, the presidential field is getting clarity. Joe Biden resides at the top, followed by a rung that includes Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg, a Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN poll shows. The former vice president has the caucus vote... More »

Joe Biden Does U-Turn on Federal Funding for Abortions

'Folks, times have changed'

(Newser) - Joe Biden is no longer out of step with his Democratic rivals on the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for most abortions. Biden—whose campaign said as recently as Wednesday that he still supports the measure—announced Thursday that he now wants to end the amendment that he defended... More »

Here's Joe Biden's $5T 'Big Idea' on Climate

He says it will get us to net zero emissions by 2050

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the US to net zero emissions of carbon pollution by 2050, the AP reports. Biden's plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the... More »

North Korea Calls Biden a 'Fool of Low IQ'

Pyongyang says he's 'enough to make a cat laugh'

(Newser) - North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech, the AP reports. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News... More »

Biden to Trump: Here's Your Nickname

The presidential candidate is willing to get 'muddy'

(Newser) - Looks like Joe Biden can sling a little mud of his own. Speaking at private South Carolina fundraiser Saturday, the presidential candidate was asked if he planned to retaliate against President Trump's insults. "There's so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy," said Biden... More »

Jill Biden: I've Had Men 'In My Space'

Suggests hubby 'maybe shouldn't approach' certain voters

(Newser) - There might be cases on the campaign trail in which Joe Biden "maybe shouldn't approach" voters. That's according to his wife of more than four decades, Jill Biden. "One of the things I've always admired about him is the way he does connect with people,... More »

We Have a New Dem Frontrunner— by a Lot, per New Poll

Former VP gets 39% of Dems, Democratic-leaning independents, is easy frontrunner

(Newser) - Before he even announced his intent to run for president, Joe Biden found himself in the news for less savory reasons, facing down complaints from women who'd felt uncomfortable by unwelcome hugs, kissing, and touching by him. Now that he's officially in the running, the headlines don't... More »

Biden Again Addresses Anita Hill Controversy

'She did not get treated well. That's my responsibility'

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he takes responsibility for the fact that Anita Hill was "not treated well" in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court-nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and Biden led the Senate Judiciary Committee, the AP reports. "I believed her from the... More »

Trump Defends His Charlottesville Comments

He says 'fine people' referred to admirers of Robert E. Lee, not white supremacists

(Newser) - When Joe Biden launched his candidacy Thursday, he called out President Trump in particular for Trump's words after the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, of 2017. In the aftermath, Trump had said there were "very fine people on both sides." Asked again about those comments Friday, Trump... More »

Trump Says He's 'Rooting' for One Democratic Hopeful

He was scathing about the rest of the field

(Newser) - Sean Hannity asked President Trump for his thoughts on the Democratic 2020 hopefuls at the end of a Fox News interview Thursday night—and the president obliged, sounding as if he was discussing a substandard crop of Celebrity Apprentice contestants. Trump said he is calling Joe Biden, who entered the... More »

Joe Biden Called Anita Hill Before Joining 2020 Race

But accuser of Clarence Thomas says Biden never apologized

(Newser) - Anita Hill says Joe Biden called her this month to express regret over "what she endured" during Senate hearings in 1991—an outreach Hill found inadequate. "I cannot be satisfied by simply saying, 'I'm sorry for what happened to you,'" she told the New ... More »

Biden: I Didn't Ask for Obama's Endorsement

Former VP says whoever wins in 2020 should do it on his or her own merits

(Newser) - Joe Biden has already racked up quite a few endorsements since formally entering the 2020 presidential race Thursday morning, but none of them was from Barack Obama. The Republican National Committee was quick to jump on that, issuing a statement reading in part, "We don’t need eight more... More »

Trump Warns Biden About 'Nasty Race'

President says Democrats dealing with 'sick & demented ideas'

(Newser) - When Joe Biden formally joined the 2020 race on Thursday, he delivered a scathing criticism of President Trump. The president has since acknowledged Biden's entry into the race with a nickname and a dig at the former VP's smarts: "Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe," Trump... More »

Biden: Trump's Words Compelled Me to Run

Former VP announces candidacy, cites Trump's reaction to Charlottesville

(Newser) - Joe Biden is in. The former VP formally joined the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 race with the release of a video Thursday morning, reports the Wall Street Journal . This is Biden's third run for the presidency—his first came 32 years ago in 1987. "We are... More »

Biden's Big News Apparently Coming Thursday

That's the day he'll announce his presidential campaign, source says

(Newser) - Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday, the AP reports. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-runner in the crowded Democratic... More »

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