Joe Biden 2020

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Biden Denies Plans to Only Serve One Term

'I don't have plans on one term. I'm not even there yet'

(Newser) - Joe Biden is pushing back against claims that he is considering a pledge to only serve one term . Biden, who recently turned 77, would become the oldest president in US history if he is elected next year—and if he won a second term, he would be 87 by the... More »

Biden Signals He Doesn't Want 2 Terms

But there's debate on whether to admit that fact publicly

(Newser) - Joe Biden badly wants to be president, but apparently not for eight years. The 77-year-old former vice president has indicated to aides that he would serve only a single term if elected president next fall, Politico reports. "He's going to be 82 years old in four years and... More »

Biden to Iowa Voter: 'You're a Damn Liar!'

He challenged 83-year-old to a push-up contest

(Newser) - Joe Biden called an Iowa voter a "damn liar" and challenged him to a push-up contest during an angry exchange Thursday. Biden lashed out at the man, who identified himself as an 83-year-old non-Republican retired farmer, after he accused him of sending son Hunter Biden to work for a... More »

Biden Picks Up Backing of a Former Nominee

John Kerry endorses the former VP

(Newser) - Joe Biden picked up a notable endorsement on Thursday from someone who once won the Democratic nomination. Former Secretary of State John Kerry backed his longtime friend for the White House, reports the Boston Globe . "The world is broken,” said Kerry, "and I believe very deeply that... More »

Biden Floats a Possible Running Mate

He's open to the idea of Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Joe Biden was asked on Wednesday whether he'd consider picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. "Of course I would," he told reporters. Politico suggests it might be more than a press-friendly reply. It reports he publicly praised Harris on Tuesday and Wednesday, and his words on... More »

Biden Uses Trudeau Video in New Anti-Trump Ad

'World is laughing' at Trump and the US, says former VP

(Newser) - That hot mic incident involving Justin Trudeau laughing about President Trump? It's now front and center in a new Joe Biden ad. The former VP's Twitter account released a video centering on the incident with the Canadian prime minister and other world leaders, reports the Hill . "The... More »

Joe Biden's New Slogan Causes a Fuss

'No malarkey' isn't exactly hailed as being in touch

(Newser) - On Sunday Joe Biden tweeted that "We're officially on the road for our eight-day #NoMalarkey Tour across Iowa!" And yes, "No Malarkey!" is emblazoned on his tour bus. It's a campaign slogan that's attracting no shortage of derision. At Vox , Matthew Yglesias calls... More »

Former President Weighs In on the Bidens and Ukraine

Aleksander Kwasniewski gives the AP his thoughts

(Newser) - Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president and currently a board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma, says Hunter Biden was chosen to join its advisory board because of his name and that is simply how the world of business works, the AP reports. But Kwasniewski insisted in an interview with... More »

Biden to Protester: 'You Should Vote for Trump'

Joe Biden was confronted by activists at Lander University in South Carolina

(Newser) - Joe Biden got a little frustrated with protesters at a town hall event Thursday and even told one of them to go "vote for Trump," Fox News reports. Speaking before roughly 800 people at Lander University in Greenwood, SC, Biden was confronted by an immigration activist who compared... More »

Takeaways From the Atlanta Debate

Another bad night for Joe Biden

(Newser) - Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls debated in Atlanta Wednesday night —and compared to earlier debates, there was a distinct lack of fireworks, with candidates largely opting to focus on President Trump and other issues instead of attacking each other. Many had expected candidates to train their fire on Pete Buttigieg... More »

Biden Makes Debate Howler

It cracked up Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Even by the standards of Joe Biden gaffes , this was a big one. During Wednesday night's Democratic debate in Atlanta, the former vice president, while telling Cory Booker about the depth of his support in the black community, said he had the support of the "only African-American woman... More »

Paternity Test Is More Bad News for Hunter Biden

Lunden Roberts says he fathered their child

(Newser) - Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is... More »

First Question at Democratic Debate Was on Impeachment

10 Democrats clash on race, pot, taxation

(Newser) - Ten Democratic candidates are debating in Atlanta—including five of the senators who will serve as jurors if there is an impeachment trial for President Trump. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar are on stage, along with Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew... More »

The 7 Big Questions Going Into Tonight's Debate

What to look for when the presidential hopefuls take the stage

(Newser) - New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again Wednesday night—just 75 days before primary voting begins. Here are 7 big questions heading into the debate, which begins at 9pm ET on MSNBC and will feature an all-female line-up of... More »

Warren Mounts a Defense

The presidential candidate explains how Medicare for All will work

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren pushed back against critics of her newly-released plan to phase in implementation of a single-payer health care system, insisting Saturday she is "fully committed" to Medicare for All and plans to first build on existing health care programs. "My commitment to Medicare for All is all... More »

Biden Goes After 'Angry' Elizabeth Warren

He doesn't name names, but also refers to his rival as 'elitist'

(Newser) - Joe Biden is ramping up his feud with rival presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in a new post that attacks her as having an "angry unyielding viewpoint" on health care, the AP reports. Tuesday's post on Medium comes in response to Warren's swipe last week that Biden is... More »

A Warning for Biden, a Worry for GOP

2 political forecasts drawing attention

(Newser) - Don't look now, but the Iowa caucuses are a mere 97 days away. With crunch time in the 2020 election drawing ever closer, two political forecasts out Tuesday are attracting a fair share of attention:
  • Biden in Iowa: A story at Bloomberg warns that Joe Biden is running the
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Biden 2020 Makes Website Gaffe

Candidate pushes Latino page, but Trump campaign gets domain name first

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign has a new initiative to reach Latino voters called Todos Con Biden, or All for Biden. This week, the candidate talked it up and encouraged people to check out the website of that name. But ABC News points out a monumental oversight: Even as Biden was... More »

Biden Drops, Buttigieg Surges in Latest Iowa Poll

Ex-VP is now at 18%, Warren at 17%, and Buttigieg at 13%; Harris, Sanders in single digits

(Newser) - A lot can change in four months, and new polling in Iowa suggests seismic shifts among the ever-changing top tier of Democratic presidential candidates. Per a new Suffolk University/USA Today survey of 500 likely Democratic caucus attendees, it's now a three-way race between Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and, in... More »

Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

Elizabeth Warren was in the line of fire

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is leading in some polls—and the rest of the dozen Democrats onstage at Tuesday night's debate certainly treated her like a frontrunner. She was attacked far more than any other candidate, especially over her Medicare for All plan. "The difference between a plan and a... More »

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