The Daily Beast contacted 10 top national pro-women organizations for this story, including Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Organization for Women. Most organizations did not respond to a detailed request for comment about the allegation by Tara Reade, a former staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office who has accused the former vice president of forcibly penetrating her with his fingers in the early 1990s. Others replied and did not provide a statement. … [Read more...] about Why Have Women’s Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation?
Despite Twitter’s “let the rabble police itself” approach to disinformation, the platform has emphasized the importance of correcting the mistakes of 2016, when the Kremlin activated an army of Twitter trolls targeting American voters with fake news in the hopes of interfering with the presidential election. Popular users and accounts on the site were shown to be part of a vast network of bots and trolls under the control of Russian intelligence, interacting with nearly 700,000 American users before the election. … [Read more...] about Twitter Loophole Allows Biden Rumors to Spread Like Wildfire
“Obviously folks are concerned that it will depress turnout and that appropriate steps will not be taken to make everything work as smoothly as they are,” said Myrna Pérez, director of the Voting Rights and Elections Program at the Brennan Center. “But I would be hopeful that election administrators will do what they can in the time that they have to put voters more at ease.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Is Already Screwing Up the 2020 Primary
In the interview, Biden aggressively defended himself and said he was “absolutely positive” that no one he knows was made aware of any complaint that the former staffer, Tara Reade, says that she filed with the Senate’s Office of Fair Employment Practices. The former vice president also steadfastly refused to authorize the early release of his Senate papers from an archive at the University of Delaware, telling Brzezinski that the papers contain no personnel files. … [Read more...] about ‘This Never Happened’: Biden Denies Sexual-Assault Allegation by Former Senate Aide Tara Reade
"Since then, published first-hand accounts in books, interviews and documents have exposed the group. Everyone is now aware of the allegations against Scientology. Back in 2010, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with beliefs very different than my own, and spoke briefly about things I think most of us agree with, and on those things -- respect for different views, equality, and fighting oppression -- my views have not changed." … [Read more...] about Poised To Pick His Running Mate, Joe Biden Looks To California