Why Biden Plays Nice With Bernieand Keeps Ripping Warren

Joe Biden is sharing the presidential primarys top tier with two progressive senators. One, he says, levied an unprompted attack against his commitment to the Democratic Party and exhibits elitist behavior. The other, he stresses with striking frequency, is honest and, in the most Senate-speak way, a friend. Bernies been honest; hes going to raise taxes on middle class, Biden said in July at a convention in Detroit about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) approach to funding Medicare for All, a progressive policy that Bidens campaign says is not the best way to cover Americans health care needs. Since then, the former vice president become more consistent with his praise. First and foremost, the thing you must do in public life …

Trumps Open Requests for Foreign Meddling Test Dem Impeachment Focus

House Democrats plan for the impeachment inquiry is simple: focus exclusively on President Trump pressing his Ukrainian counterpart to discredit Joe Biden. But the pace of new revelations, like reluctantly undertaken by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), many House Democrats worry that an expansive focus will distract from the straightforward account, presented in a pressuring [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to ban two members of Congress, he did it right out in the open. So it would frankly be malpractice for Congress not to seek records of other calls to determine what pressure may have been brought to bear by Trump against other foreign leaders to achieve political and possibly financial benefits for himself. A Senate Democratic staffer agreed. I …

Biden Calls for Impeachment Investigation of Trump for Abuse of Power

Former Vice President Joe Biden has joined the deluge of Democrats calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if he refuses to comply with congressional investigations into his administration. Using its full constitutional authority, Congress, in my view, should demand the information it has a legal right to receive, Biden said on Tuesday afternoon, speaking from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. If Trump refuses to cooperate, he continued, Donald Trump will leave Congress, in my view, with no choice but impeachment. That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own making. I can take the political attacks, Biden said, but if we allow a president to get away with shredding the U.S. Constitution that …

Warren, Biden Campaigns Appear to Find Loophole Around Paid Internships

Unpaid interns are practically non-existent among Democratic presidential campaigns in 2019. But some top-tier candidates appear to be finding a creative way to tap unpaid talent: offering vague fellowship opportunities as volunteer positions. Theres no singular definition for a fellow among 2020 candidates and most this cycle dont offer the option. But two leading contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), give applicants who are selected a chance to participate in the campaign as volunteer fellows, without requiring compensation or academic credit. Volunteers are asked to do something, workers are told, Rene Hagerty, an executive council member for the Campaign Workers Guild, said. Everyone whos performing work on a campaign should be paid. For Bidens campaign, …