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12 Democrats Clash in Biggest-Ever Primary Debate

The first question was about impeachment

(Newser) - A dozen Democrats are onstage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio for the largest presidential primary in American history. Frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders are at center stage. Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer, and Julian... More »

Ahead of 4th Debate, 2 Non-Candidates in Headlines

Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama turn up in speculation, polls

(Newser) - The top Democratic candidates are back on the debate stage Tuesday night, but might another big name be joining them in the not-too-distant future? CNBC reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might run in 2020 after all . However, the only situation in which he would do that... More »

Hunter Biden: 'I Don't Feed Bullies'

But candidate's son regrets making his father vulnerable to attacks

(Newser) - In an interview with ABC News airing Tuesday, Hunter Biden emerges from the low profile he's been keeping to defend himself and his father. The message he repeats: He has done nothing unethical in his overseas business dealings, particularly in his role on a Ukraine gas company's board.... More »

Whistleblower's Lawyer: Report of Ties to Biden Misleading

Whistleblower's legal team pushes back

(Newser) - On Wednesday, President Trump made another accusation against the Ukraine-call whistleblower—and the whistleblower's legal team is pushing back. The president's assertion : that "the Whistleblower has ties to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENTS," leading to a "conflict of interest." The Washington Examiner notes Trump'... More »

For Biden, a 1st With Regard to Trump's Impeachment

Biden declares his support for the first time

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection, the AP reports. Biden made the remarks as part of a blistering 25-minute speech in New Hampshire, departing from his usual... More »

As Facebook Turns Down Biden, Warren Makes Big Claim

Senator suggests social media site will help elect Trump

(Newser) - Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have refused to pull a Trump campaign ad claiming Joe Biden offered $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if the country removed a prosecutor investigating a company linked to Biden's son. CNN refused the grainy, 30-second ad released Sept. 27, citing false claims, reports the... More »

Trump Really Hammers Mitt

Romney's criticism of the president had an effect, apparently

(Newser) - President Trump is really going after Mitt Romney. In tweets on Sunday, the president kept hammering the Utah senator after calling for his impeachment the day before, Fox News reports. "The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types," Trump tweeted . "They may... More »

Joe Biden Falls Behind 2 Rivals in Fundraising

His total is down $7M from the previous quarter

(Newser) - Joe Biden isn't the Democratic frontrunner when it comes to fundraising, according to figures released by his campaign Thursday. The Biden campaign says the former vice president raised $15.2 million over the last three months, some $7 million less than in the previous quarter of 2019, the New ... More »

Trump: China Should Look at the Bidens, Too

President accuses VP's son of shady dealings, though a fact-checker disagrees

(Newser) - President Trump got into political hot water by suggesting that Ukraine investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. On Thursday, he not only doubled down, he made a similar request of China. "Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens," the president told reporters, per Politico . "Because what... More »

Biden Campaign to Networks: Stop Booking Giuliani

He has 'demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign has asked TV networks to stop allowing President Trump's attorney to "introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded, and desperate lies into the national conversation." In a letter to the heads of networks including ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, and Fox seen by Politico , Biden campaign officials... More »

Joe Biden: Looks Like 'Impeachable Offense' to Me

Rival goes on Jimmy Kimmel, sees 'blatant abuse of power' by Trump in phone call

(Newser) - Joe Biden went on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night to talk impeachment, and he thinks Democrats have a case. "Based on the material that they acknowledged today, it seems to me it's awful hard to avoid the conclusion that it is an impeachable offense," said Biden. (Watch it... More »

Polls Get Even Better for Warren

Joe Biden bears the brunt

(Newser) - If Joe Biden was concerned to see Elizabeth Warren pull ahead in a recent poll of Iowa , he might now be shaking in his boots. For the first time, the Massachusetts senator leads the former vice president in Quinnipiac University's nationwide poll, out Wednesday, per Politico . Some 27% of... More »

Pelosi Offers 'Hints' Before Her Statement on Impeachment

She's expected to speak around 5pm ET

(Newser) - (The update as of 5pm ET is that Nancy Pelosi has indeed announced a formal impeachment inquiry. See that here , or read on for more of the latest.) Major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal , Washington Post , and NBC News are reporting by way of sources that... More »

A First for Warren in the Polls

She surges in Iowa, leaving Biden in No. 2

(Newser) - There is a new top dog in Iowa polling, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren having put the nation's former No. 2 politician Joe Biden firmly into the No. 2 spot: She now leads him 22% to 20%, marking the first time the former vice president has trailed in the Des ... More »

Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden

It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree

(Newser) - The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the Hill calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going... More »

Takeaways From the 3rd Democratic Debate

Biden emerged largely unscathed, analysts say

(Newser) - Ten Democratic candidates took part in a fiery debate at Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday night—and analysts say having all the leading candidates on the same stage raised almost everybody's game. Frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders managed to hold their ground, while rivals... More »

Democrats Clash on Health Care, War

10 White House hopefuls face off in Houston

(Newser) - Ten Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Texas tonight—including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, together in the same debate for the first time . Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Amy Klobuchar are also taking part in the ABC... More »

Biden on War Flub: 'Details Are Irrelevant'

Former VP says inaccuracies don't have a bearing on his decision-making abilities

(Newser) - Last week, the Washington Post detailed how Joe Biden had jumbled up three different war stories into one as part of a campaign anecdote about the bravery of troops. Biden initially defended the accuracy of his account, but he's now acknowledging the flub while calling it meaningless in the... More »

'Almost Anybody' Can Beat Trump, Biden Figures

Candidate adjusts campaign's answer on Democrats' best choice

(Newser) - Jill Biden told New Hampshire voters this month that even if her husband isn't their first choice on every issue, he's the one who can defeat in President Trump in next fall's election. Joe Biden now has broadened his answer to the question: Who can beat Trump?... More »

Washington Post: Biden's Go-To War Story Is Wrong

Former VP seems to have jumbled up 3 different events

(Newser) - Joe Biden has been under fire for gaffes on the campaign trail, but the Washington Post is out with a report about an inaccuracy of a whole different order. It seems that Biden likes to tell a story about how, as vice president, he shrugged off the risk of danger,... More »

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