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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 »

Trump's Predawn Tweetstorm Spurred by Biden Endorsement

'I've done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do'

(Newser) - At least one poll has Joe Biden as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, and he's starting to acquire some endorsements. One in particular appears to have riled President Trump, who fired off a predawn tweetstorm Monday addressing it. The International Association of Fire Fighters gave Biden its nod... More »

Hunter Biden Splits From Beau's Widow: Report

Couple had been dating since early 2017

(Newser) - The surprise romance has come to an end: Hunter Biden has reportedly split from Hallie Biden—the widow of his late brother, Beau—after two years of dating . Though Hallie gave no comment to Page Six , sources tell the outlet that the break is "amicable." Beau Biden died... 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 »

Biden Leads Democrats With $6.3M Raised on Day One

New candidate tops Bernie Sanders' debut

(Newser) - The first 24 hours of Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign brought in $6.3 million. That topped Bernie Sanders' $5.9 million, CNN reports, and included online donations from more than 96,900 people. Aides said that 12 hours after he launched his campaign Thursday, Biden had met the... 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 »

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 »

Joe Biden Reportedly Makes His Decision

He will announce his candidacy next week, report Atlantic and NBC

(Newser) - After much "will he or won't he," Joe Biden will finally put the question of his 2020 candidacy to bed with a "yes, I will," reports the Atlantic , which says the former vice president will make his announcement via video on Wednesday. NBC News also... More »

Trump: These 2 Democrats Will Be Last Ones Standing

It'll be 'Crazy' Sanders and 'Sleepy' Biden, he says

(Newser) - President Trump is predicting that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will be the final two Democrats standing in the 2020 race against him, the AP reports. Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump tweeted Tuesday that he believes "it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders... More »

Biden Resumes His Role as One of America's Top Eulogists

He'll speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings

(Newser) - On the cusp of an expected White House run, Joe Biden is returning to a familiar role this week as one of the nation's top eulogists. The former vice president will speak Tuesday at the funeral of Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democratic senator who was Biden's... More »

Biden Returns With Joking References to Complaints

'I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie'

(Newser) - In his first public appearance since he began facing complaints from women about being touched by him, Joe Biden made joking references to the issue that drew laughter from a mostly male crowd. He also delivered a qualified apology, the New York Times reports. "I'm sorry I didn’... More »

Tucker Carlson Offers Rare Apology

It has to do with Joe Biden

(Newser) - It's not often Tucker Carlson offers up an apology, let alone a "sincere" one, though that's what the Fox News host said he wanted to do Wednesday. Carlson kicked off his show by saying he wanted to begin with an apology "that has to do with... More »

Joe Biden: 'Social Norms Have Begun to Change'

The former VP explains his 'gestures of support and encouragement'

(Newser) - Joe Biden tweeted a video Wednesday giving his side of the story—that is, reacting to accusations he gets too touchy-feely with women on the job. "Today I want to talk about gestures of support and encouragement that I have made to women and some men and made them... More »

Trump Mocks Biden as 2 More Women Come Forward

'You having a good time, Joe?'

(Newser) - President Trump gleefully brought up the Joe Biden misconduct allegations at a GOP fundraising event in Washington on Tuesday night. The president told the National Republican Congressional Committee event that "socialists" were behind claims of unwanted touching from Biden, whom he described as the "only non sort of... More »

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