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Ukraine to review legal cases amid Trump claims over Bidens

Ruslan Ryaboshapka distances audit from US presidents call for investigation into Biden ties Ukraines highest prosecutor has said he is holding a broad review of investigations closed under his predecessors, including more than a dozen linked to the Ukrainian energy company where Joe Bidens son served on the board of directors. The general prosecutor, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, said the review was part of Ukraines reform process as investigative powers are handed over to another government agency by the middle of next month. Q&A What is the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower scandal? Show Hide…

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Giuliani This Morning: Ukraine Transcript Was Read to Me, Maybe President of Ukraine Brought Up Biden First

President Donald Trumps personal attorney Rudy Giuliani continued on his non-stop television tour Wednesday to stick up for his client-in-chief on the growing Ukraine scandal. After telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday night that no, he didnt have his own shadow Ukraine agenda, and in fact that

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Gaffe Parade or Not, Rank-and-File Democrats Will Keep Ridin With Biden

If Wednesday nights climate change town hall is any indication, Joe Biden could use some Windex for his glass jaw. But his supporters are perfectly willing to sweep up the pieces and write off his not-so-infrequent missteps. The former vice president has been a candidate for the highest office in the landofficially or unofficiallyfor all of my adult life. His affable, self-deprecating style is an attractive lure for voters who see him as the kind of candidate theyd most like to have over for Sunday dinner. Biden is equally at…

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Joe Bidens Less-Is-More Plan to Win the Primary

As he maintains his lead atop the Democratic primary, Joe Biden has leaned on a fairly simple strategy: sometimes less is more. The former vice presidents presidential campaign has, since its onset, done its own thing. As Bidens rivals crafted their launch strategies, the former vice president still hadnt publicly made up his mind about running. When the most press-averse contenders put themselves in front of reporters, Biden stayed largely under the fray. And as staffers fielded all sorts of candidate survey requests, the current Democratic frontrunners replies were often…

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Sean Hannity: Let Me Cry a River for Joe Bidens Family!

Fox News host Biden family members tried to family name. Theres no allegation, as far as I know… Hannity, meanwhile, brought up accusations that Biden used his power and influence as vice president to stop a Ukrainian investigation into his son Hunter and to help Hunter has said there is no evidence of wrongdoing by either of the Bidens and neither are under investigation.) You can blame him for that, too, and if his other family are getting special treatment, of course hes knowing whats going on, Hannity exclaimed. Well,…

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The Democrats Are Coming for Joe Biden. Can He Take the Hits?

Could Joe Biden lose it at Thursdays debate in Houston in a way that confirms hes too old, too old-fashioned, too tired, too get off my lawn for a party thats skewing young and moving left? Spoiler: Yes, and thats the anticipated plot of Thursdays debate. It will ostensibly be about health care, climate change, guns, gender issues, and education. But in reality all eyes will be on Biden to see if he can take a punch, or a dozen of them. Its not just Sen. Elizabeth Warren whos aiming…

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Dem polling firm finds African-American support for Biden INCREASED a net 18% after the debate

The Dem polling firm Democracy Corps is out with an overnight poll on last night’s debate and found that former Vice President Joe Biden’s overall favorability did fall 11 points from 81% to 72% after he got kneecapped by Sen. Kamala Harris on his past opposition to busing: Democracy Corps (a dem polling firm) has an interesting finding from their debate surveys. Biden went up slightly in favorability rating last night. BUT the percentage of people who would vote for him and consider voting for him went down 11 points…

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BACKFIRE in progress! NY Post front page ‘perfectly’ sums up hand-raising moment from #DemDebate2

Every Democrat on the stage at last night’s debate raised their hand when asked if their health care plans would fully cover people in the country illegally. Here’s how the New York Post summed it up: Friday’s NY Post cover on #DemDebate2: “Who wants to lose the election?” pic.twitter.com/JizEFdB0FD — David Caplan (@DavidCaplanNYC) June 28, 2019 Well played. LOL!!! — MISS KELLIE ANNE (@Kellie3333) June 28, 2019 What country do all those folks think they are hoping to be President of? All they talk about is what they will do…

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‘Swore he took care of that’! Joe Biden just admitted we were right about Obamacare all along

As Twitchy told you earlier, Joe Biden has promised that the first thing he’ll do when he’s president is raise taxes. But why stop there? He’s just getting started! Wait’ll you see what he’s got planned for health care: Lastly, I discussed how my health care plan will include access to a Medicare-like public option for anyone who wants it. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2019 It will also include premium-free access to this public option for people who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid, but have been denied access…

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Democrats must just bring down Trump for the sake of the world | Robert Reich

We do not need 20 candidates having confusing fights over healthcare. We need urgent action to defeat a would-be tyrant Imagine an opposition political party in a land being taken over by an oligarchy, headed by a would-be tyrant. The tyrant and the oligarchy have convinced many voters the reason they feel powerless and economically insecure isnt because the oligarchy has taken most of the economic gains and overwhelmed the government with its money. Its because the country has been taken over by undocumented migrants, Latinos, African Americans and a…

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The planet’s on fire but candidates’ climate crisis response remains tepid

The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issues Thursdays Democratic debate demonstrated just how far the the US is from contemplating the climate crisis as a threat that will touch almost all areas of American life and policymaking. Once again, debate moderators where the effects of climate change are already apparent, they missed multiple opportunities to press home how rising temperatures play into other political issues. Extreme heat and climate disasters threaten…

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So Joe Biden’s not a pussy grabber. Is that really good enough? | Moira Donegan

After being accused of inappropriate touching, the excuses being made for Joe Biden are disappointing The pretext that Joe Biden is not yet running for president is beginning to wear thin. Biden, who has lost two previous Democratic presidential primaries, has been the presumed frontrunner of the 2020 contest for months, with his name polling strongly alongside other candidates and his supposed status as the the idea of having Stacey Abrams as his running mate (published an essay in issued a statement that seemed calibrated by public relations specialists to…

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NYT reporter wonders how Twitter’s going to handle this fake news about Joe Biden being creepy

As Twitchy reported Monday, Twitter user Richard Armande Mills (@RAMRANTS) compiled a number of video clips showing former Vice President Biden interacting with women — often young women and girls — in creepy ways. You know, the hair sniffing thing. The New York Times’ Nicole Perlroth has caught wind of Mills’ thread and is wondering how Twitter is going to “handle” it. In the past 24 hours, a new alt-right fake news meme had emerged of Biden as predator. How will @twitter handle? https://t.co/AfOCnJLu0D — Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) November 14, 2017 “A…

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