Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and former Vice President Joe Biden are finding out that the Democratic Party’s big tent isn’t so roomy when it comes to the issue of abortion.Their offenses to party orthodoxy are very different, but the reactions are similar. Edwards is taking not-so-friendly fire from his party after signing a bill that would prohibit women from terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Critics say that would effectively ban the procedure at about six weeks after conception, before many women even know they are pregnant.The measure also lacks exceptions for cases of rape and incest, exclusions generally favored by most anti-abortion advocates. Sen. John Kennedy changes tune on Mueller testimony Less than a week after all but demanding testimony from the special counsel, Louisiana's junior senator now gives him a pass. So, it’s not surprising that Edwards would get heat from fellow Democrats, a party that overwhelmingly … [Read more...] about Edwards, Biden at odds with Democrats on abortion
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Meredith Newman Delaware News Journal Published 9:31 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 In 2010, then-Vice President Joe Biden took to the podium in South Carolina to speak about his friend Fritz Hollings. The University of South Carolina was having a library naming ceremony for the longtime Democratic senator. Biden, who served as Hollings' Senate deskmate for 32 years, was there to say a few words. Then, Hollings took to the stage. "I hope we got a recording of that," he said of Biden's glowing speech. "We don't have to have any speech at the funeral. All we have to do is play Biden." "I'm going to play it every other day." On Tuesday, Biden will speak at Hollings' funeral in South Carolina. The former vice president, who has eulogized other political giants such as Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, is widely expected to announce his campaign for presidency in the coming weeks. Biden has spoken publicly about how Hollings, a conservative Southern Democrat, became his … [Read more...] about How late Senator Fitz Hollings became Joe Biden’s ‘political soulmate’
Karl Baker Delaware News Journal Published 6:30 AM EDT Mar 19, 2019 Joe Biden's mythology, steeped in the values of postwar Americana, convinced Delaware voters in 1972 to send him to Washington, D.C. – just before his 30th birthday. More than 36 years later, the former vice president and longtime senator is questioning whether the narrative still appeals to voters, particularly those in a leftward-shifting Democratic Party. "This alleged appeal that I have. How deep does it run? Is it real?" Biden asked at the University of Delaware in February. It was 1970 when Delaware was introduced to Biden the politician, "a most promising young man," as a profile from The News Journal announced at the time. He was the kid, born to the "coal cracking region" of Scranton, Pennsylvania, with the appeal of a Kennedy. He was the star football player from the esteemed … [Read more...] about Joe Biden 2020: Early days in Delaware politics hinted at his national promise
U.S. Joe Biden 2020 Election Joe Biden admits it: “I am a gaffe machine,” he said in December 2018. He turned his confession into a dig at Donald Trump—“But my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth”—but if the former vice president decides to enter the 2020 presidential race, he might regret some of his stumbles. President Trump said he's eager to battle Biden for the White House. “I hope it’s Biden,” he told a group of television anchors before his State of the Union address. “Biden was never very smart. He was a terrible student. His gaffes are unbelievable. When I say something that you might think is a gaffe, it’s on purpose; it’s not a gaffe. When Biden says something dumb, it’s because he’s dumb.” That's a matter of opinion—but it's impossible to deny that Biden, who was elected to the U.S. Senate … [Read more...] about Joe Biden’s Biggest Gaffes: Quotes, Blunders That Could Hurt a 2020 Presidential Campaign
close Video Would Joe Biden be a good person for President Trump to run against in 2020? Democratic youth want someone progressive Talk radio host Larry Marino weighs in on who the Democrats are most likely to choose for their 2020 presidential nominee. The year was 1972. Neil Armstrong had taken his first steps on the moon three years earlier. Richard Nixon was president. “The Godfather" was atop the box office charts. A gallon of gas cost 34 cents. And Joe Biden was elected to the Senate. Nearly half a century later, Biden is kicking the tires on a White House run. It would be his third try, following failed efforts in 1988 and 2008. He nearly took the plunge in 2016, before opting out and joining the rest of the Democratic establishment in supporting Hillary Clinton. Biden’s prior White House bids went off the rails in dramatic fashion. In 1988, he withdrew amid a withering plagiarism scandal – a mere three and a half months after getting in the race … [Read more...] about Biden 2020 — Does ‘Uncle Joe’ stand a chance?