Questions tagged [joe-biden]

Questions about Joe Biden, US Senator from 1973 to 2009, Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and Democratic Party nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Election. Use this tag alongside the [united-states] tag.

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What was the point of Trump trying to get dirt on Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine?

When Trump was impeached, the big issue was that he wanted to get dirt on his political opponent. He wanted dirt on Joe Biden's son and how he worked with an oil company and wanted to accuse Biden of ...
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Biden recently vehemently rejected support from some far-right or racist personality; who was that and what was the rejection?

I've read in the last week or so that some far rightist or open racist personality denounced Trump's service to America and gave public support to Biden instead. Biden or his campaign immediately ...
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Why are Democrats favoring unusually old presidential candidates lately?

The 2020 DNC primaries came down to Biden and Sanders, who would be taking office at 78 and 79. In 2016, it was down to Clinton and Sanders, at 69 and 75. Prior to that, the oldest president in the ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

Now the USA has a longstanding tradition of negative campaigning, so it is not surprising when the competence of a political opponent is questioned. What is surprising however, is that while Democrats ...
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Has Biden discussed his vote to admit China into the WTO?

In this interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked about his past votes as US Senator in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and in ...
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Which U.S. presidential candidate is helped most by the riots? [closed]

The U.S. has experienced many riots in several cities over the past several weeks and months. Which presidential candidate's electoral prospects are most assisted by these events? To clarify: I'm not ...
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Has Biden discussed whether Trump should be prosecuted?

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has made clear that he believes that President Trump has committed impeachable offenses and has broken the law. So my question is, has Biden ever discussed ...
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Did any present or previous US-president or presidential candidate pass similar comments on any developed country's head of state/govt? [closed]

Turkey in a Stir Over Biden Remarks Backing Erdogan’s Ouster Joe Biden's Comments on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (December 16, 2019) Did any present or previous US-president or ...
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Has Biden explained why he didn't pick a Republican running mate?

I know Biden floated the idea of picking a Republican running mate at one point, but I don't know if he has explained why he eventually rejected the idea. Has Biden explained why he did not pick a ...
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If superdelegates were abolished before the 2020 election, how did Biden win more votes in CA and NV?

I've looked all over for information but I just don't understand how the state by state votes are tallied during the convention. After watching the DNC broadcast tonight I was confused to see that ...
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Has Biden discussed his remarks about a neoconfederate organization?

In 1993, then-Senator Joe Biden said this during Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s confirmation hearings: I, too, heard that speech and, for the public listening to this, the Senator made a very moving and ...
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What is known about pressure on Klobuchar and Buttigieg to drop out and endorse Biden?

Before 2020 Super Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden were seen as ‘splitting the center democratic’ vote. At the same time, Bernie Sanders had the largest consolidated block of left-...
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What is the “Biden rule” mentioned during the nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court?

In 2016, during the nomination of Justice Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court many Republicans cited the "Biden rule" to justify denying him a hearing. What is the truth behind this so-...
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Is Biden more apt to press for harder terms and/or the renegotiation of the post-Brexit UK–US trade deal if he wins the Presidency?

I was listening to LBC earlier when I noted both this question and the statement on air regarding Brexit policies and Trump. In essence, Trump has clearly come out as a pro-Brexit person and promised '...
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Those 'tapes' from Biden-Poroshenko calls - what's going on? [closed]

Recently, there's news about recordings of Biden-Poroshenko calls, revealed by some Ukrainian MP. I've heard that Trump's attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, was also involved in that. The contents of ...
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Did Joe Biden's Senate office retaliate against Tara Reade?

Tara Reade worked for Joe Biden's Senate office between December 1992 and August 1993, after which, she voluntarily left the job. She recently claimed that he sexually assaulted her while she was ...
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Is it uncommon for USA presidential candidates to announce Cabinet picks before Election Day?

On Thursday, Marianna Sotomayor from NBC reported that Joe Biden was planning to potentially announce some of his Cabinet nominations before the November election: NEW: At his second virtual ...
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Why was VP Biden not required to obtain a waiver to continue his influence over Ukrainian government policy? [closed]

In cfr §2635.502, paragraph (a) states: (a) Consideration of appearances by the employee. Where an employee knows that a particular matter involving specific parties is likely to have a direct ...
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Why is Hunter Biden’s position in Burisma not considered a problem?

While I believe the current admin’s attempt to initiate an investigation into the Bidens’ Ukraine dealings was nothing but a political maneuver, what I’m more interested in is why most don’t consider ...
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Has President Trump stated why he sought Ukraine's cooperation on the Biden matter?

Has Trump given an explanation (himself or through a spokesperson) for asking Ukraine to cooperate with finding things about Biden's son? Given that the transcript of the phone call to the President ...
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Warren vs Biden in the polls: how sudden was the change?

It's been pointed out to me (hat tip to dolphin_of_france) that some recent polling puts Warren ahead of Biden in the Democratic primary voting intention. How sudden was this change? How much [of this]...
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What exactly is the Joe Biden - Anita Hill controversy about?

I found a BBC article on the controversy, the first sentence of that article reads: Top White House candidate Joe Biden has denied treating a woman badly when she accused a Supreme Court nominee of ...