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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 »

Conways Take Their Trump Divide Public

George refers to impeachment inquiry after Kellyanne mocks Biden

(Newser) - George and Kellyanne Conway have made their opinions of President Trump clear: He can't stand the man, while she is one of his most enthusiastic defenders. While that no doubt makes for some interesting conversations in the Conway household, they have largely refrained from clashing publicly—until now. George... 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 »

Giuliani Was Doing Something Else in Ukraine

But President Trump's lawyer says it's not that big a deal

(Newser) - Looks like Rudy Giuliani juggled a lot with Ukraine—trying to dig up dirt on President Trump's political enemies while pursuing private business deals worth at least $300,000 with Ukrainian officials. No deals happened, but documents show he signed a retainer agreement on his company letterhead. Asked about... More »

Giuliani Adjusts 'Insurance' Claim

Tweets say dirt in his safe will be released if Trump's lawyer disappears

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says he was just kidding when he referred to having an "insurance policy" to keep President Trump from turning on him. It's dirt on Joe Biden that will surface if anything happens to Giuliani, he tweeted Saturday. "Files in my safe about the Biden Family’... More »

Now in Spotlight Over Alleged Meeting With Ukrainian: Devin Nunes

Lawyer: Giuliani associate Lev Parnas will testify to Congress on alleged Nunes' meet with Shokin

(Newser) - The lawyer for a Soviet-born businessman and associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last month on campaign finance charges says his client will comply with a subpoena to talk to Congress about an alleged meeting one of its own had in in late 2018 in an attempt to dig... 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 »

Rapper Plays Key Role in Sondland's Testimony

Mention of ASAP Rocky jogs the ambassador's memory

(Newser) - Gordon Sondland has retrieved lost memories yet again—this time thanks to a rapper whose work includes songs like "Wassup" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2," Slate reports. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the US ambassador to the European Union mentioned a July 26 phone call he... More »

Trump Sent This Guy on a 'Secret Mission,' Sources Say

Lev Parnas was apparently working for 'the big guy'

(Newser) - "Parnas." Adjust cufflink. "Lev Parnas." Yes, the Soviet-born businessman and Rudy Giuliani associate apparently thought he was on a secret mission for President Trump to persuade Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. "Parnas viewed the assignment as a great crusade,"... More »

Ivanka Trump: Unlike Bidens, Family Didn't Profit From Office

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited from the presidency and said Friday that a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics, while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his time in... 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 »

SC Priest Wouldn't Give Biden Communion

Due to the former VP's stance on abortion

(Newser) - Joe Biden went to church in Florence, South Carolina, on Sunday, but the Catholic was denied Holy Communion. Now, the priest who made that choice is explaining why, and it all boils down to Biden's abortion stance. As "a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those... 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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Giuliani Butt-Dials Journo: 'We Need a Few Hundred Thousand'

NBC News' Rich Schapiro got not one, but 2 accidental calls from Trump's personal attorney

(Newser) - The Washington Post calls it "the butt dial heard round the world," courtesy of Rudy Giuliani. NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro relays the president's personal attorney recently called him accidentally not once, but twice—the first time on Sept. 28 while Schapiro was at a relative's... More »

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 »

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