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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States. Biden was also Vice President under Barack Obama, and a Delaware Senator from 1973 to 2009. Use this tag with the [united-states] tag.

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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

In the recent US presidential election, there were several states which looked almost certain wins for Donald Trump until the postal votes were counted, after which there was a huge swing towards Joe ...
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Why does Joe Biden always tweet from @POTUS and not @JoeBiden?

I have noticed that ever since Joe Biden took office, he has tweeted from @POTUS. However Donald Trump, for example, tweeted primarily from his personal account, which is suspended. When @JoeBiden ...
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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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Why do Americans consider Biden to be too old for president, but not Trump?

A number of polls show that Americans by and large consider Joe Biden to be too old to be president. For example, an Associated Press poll asked Do you think each of the following is too old to ...
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Has Biden's campaign, or the Democratic Party, publicly voiced their opinion on granting some sort of immunity to Trump?

As a foreign spectator it seems likely to me that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily. Losing his immunity appears to be a driving factor in why he is clinging to the position of power he ...
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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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US government arguing for A death sentence while arguing against THE death sentence; does US Supreme Court Justice Barrett have a point?

ABC News's Justices divide sharply on reinstating Boston Marathon bomber death sentence begins: Reciting the gruesome details of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, an ...
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Is President-elect Biden the first to create an "Office of the President-Elect" set?

I keep seeing this image on the internet, of President-elect Biden standing at a lectern that looks a bit like the president's. I saw this picture of President-elect Biden in the USA Today, and the ...
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Has Biden held far fewer press interviews than Obama or Trump in an equivalent time period?

According to one CJR article: Biden conducted far fewer interviews during his first months in office than Trump did: nine in his first hundred days, compared with fifty-one for Trump and forty-six ...
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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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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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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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What happened in the Hunter Biden's laptop controversy?

Recently, I've read Donald Trump's latest quote on the story: ​So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI BURIED THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION knowing that, if they didn’t, ​’...
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Why does the Biden campaign have a $32 donation tier?

Going onto the Joe Biden website, it's currently asking for donations for his presidential election campaign and potential legal action. Some of the options seem to be quite random though: For those ...
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Did Loefller or other any other senator sign the objection to Georgia's certificate and then withdraw it, or did they not sign it in the first place?

The objections to Georgia, Michigan, Nevada certificates were only signed by members of the House of Representatives, but by no Senator, unlike those regarding Arizona and Pennsylvania. The objection ...
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Given there is no primary on the democratic side, why isn't there a push to get Democrat voters to vote Trump out in the primary?

Biden is the incumbent with no serious challenges. Given his unpopularity with Democrats, why hasn't there been a campaign run by Democrats or maybe even some anti-Trump Republicans to get Democrat ...
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Why did Biden announce his visit to Israel in advance?

For context, high officials usually do not announce their state visits to conflict areas way in advance publicly due to security reasons. When Biden visited Ukraine, the visit was kept secret until ...
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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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Did Biden win every state (that he won) by more votes than Clinton?

I saw a tweet saying that every state that Biden won, there was a larger difference in people voting for Biden and Trump than Clinton and Trump. It said this held true even in the three states that ...
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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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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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What arguments support claims that the Biden Administration used "threat and coercion" when telling social media that they "have to take speech down"?

In the July 6, 2023 PBS Newshour video Judge limits government's contact with social media companies after GOP states sue after about 02:00, Host Amna Nawaz begins: ..Several Republican state ...
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Do Republicans have specific objections about Hunter Biden and if so what are they?

Without being able to provide direct evidence, I recall here and there often seeing Republicans lambast Hunter Biden, son of Pres. Joe Biden. The impression was a sense of scandal and social disgrace ...
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Has President Joe Biden made any public statements on wanting to run for a second term?

Joe Biden, being older than any other serving US president in history, arguably has a more realistic option of simply retiring after a single term than his younger predecessors did Has President Joe ...
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Assuming Pelosi is Speaker, how would it affect the January 6th count if she refused to seat the Reps who plan on objecting to the electoral votes?

As Rep. Bill Pascrell said it, "Stated simply, the men and women who would act to tear the United States Government apart cannot serve as Members of the Congress," arguing that the 14th ...
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Why is a "landslide win" for Biden considered impossible in the 2020 election? [closed]

Biden is currently 4 million votes ahead of Trump (73,716,018 vs. 69,645,113), with postal and absentee votes currently being tallied which generally favor Biden, and Pennsylvania and Georgia seem to ...
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Did the Biden administration successfully terminate Trump’s Safe Third Country agreements?

In 2019, the Trump Administration signed asylum cooperative agreements, commonly known as “Safe Third Country” agreements, with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Under these agreements, those ...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago? [closed]

What does the average American citizen think of the raid on Trump? While CNN, MSNBC, etc report how good it is, and Fox reports how bad it is, what does the average person think? I am asking as I read ...
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Did Biden underperform the polls because some voters changed their minds after being polled?

Polls leading up to the election showed Biden with a commanding lead, averaged between 7 and 9 points depending on your source. But the result was Biden by 4.5. I have a theory that some Republicans ...
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Why have Biden's approval polls consistently been dropping between August and October 2021?

Since around the start of August, President Biden's approval began to tank. According to 538, Biden's approval is currently at 43.8%. They recently wrote an article about how his approval is dropping ...
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What is the earliest time we might be reasonably sure who won the US 2020 Presidential election? [closed]

With all the absentee votes and the different rules in different states (and counties!), I find it hard to say at which time we can expect the result of which state. If Trump wins the election it will ...
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What is the difference between funds being "authorized" and funds being "appropriated" in the IIJA?

I'm currently trying to understand H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) but there are a few things don't understand. Authorization vs. Appropriation As far as I understand, ...
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Have OANN or Newsmax asked any questions (thus far) at the the press conferences of the Biden White House?

I'm curious if these two organizations (OANN and Newsmax)--both known for being more pro-Trump than even Fox News-- and both still part of the White House press corps as far as I can tell were present ...
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Did the Biden administration have a working definition of democracy when it chose which countries to invite to its "democracy summit"?

The New York Times' Biden Rallies Global Democracies as U.S. Hits a ‘Rough Patch’ The president kicked off his summit as critics questioned the guest list and whether the United States could be an ...
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In 2020, did Biden win the fewest counties of any winning US presidential candidate?

Hillary Clinton won 487 counties despite winning the popular vote in 2016. But she lost the Electoral College so that doesn't matter. Did Joe Biden win the fewest counties out of any winning ...
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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 ...
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Why are two trend-lines shown with Biden's poll results?

Looking at the poll numbers shown by realclearpolitics.com for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination. Specifically, Biden's poll numbers seem to have two trend-lines instead of one. One hovers ...
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Has Joe Biden made any promises to revert Trump's US pullouts out of global alliances?

According to this article, Donald Trump has managed to pull out US from a series of international organizations such as Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paris Climate Agreement, UNESCO, Iran nuclear deal, ...
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Does the POTUS Mr. Biden give gifts to his counterparts from other countries when meeting in international meets?

Recently, in G7 meeting, Modi of India gave various gifts to his counterparts. I was wondering if POTUS Mr. Biden does the same?
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How does the Biden Administration intend to keep humanitarian aid to Gaza out of the hands of Hamas?

President Biden announced that he was sending aid to the Gaza strip, and warned Hamas against taking said aid President Biden on Thursday warned Hamas against diverting humanitarian shipments to the ...
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Why were Biden's remarks about Russian economy in his speech in Poland so inaccurate?

In March 26 speech in Warsaw Biden claimed that "it takes about 200 rubles to equal one dollar". In reality, the onshore USD/RUB closed at 96.0, whereas offshore USD/RUB closed at 102.29. ...
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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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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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What is the view of Joe Biden on having a balanced budget?

As mentioned here a balanced budget used to have a decent amount of support among the American people. What is the view of Joe Biden on having a balanced budget?
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Why can't Biden just reverse Mnuchin's revocation of unused part of $455B, and defunding of the Federal Reserve's lending facilities?

Just edit this title if I didn't word it correctly. Why wouldn't Biden's renewal "imply a return to the status quo ante"? What does "seed funding from Congress" mean? Why can't ...
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What is the Biden administration's position on the WHO investigation into the origins of coronavirus?

Has the Biden administration expressed support of the World Health Organization investigating the origins of COVID-19 in China? The Wikipedia article on the WHO investigations only mentions the views ...
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Given Covid, why will Biden's inauguration not be virtual?

No matter the social distancing practised, there will inevitably be some spread of Covid at any large gathering such as an inauguration. Add the crowds of people who always come to DC, just because of ...
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What is the impact of a minimum wage increase on the Biden 1.9 T dollar Covid Relief Proposal

The Biden administration has proposed a Covid relief package that would cost 1.9 trillion dollars. Some politicians are very resistant to the inclusion of a increase in minimum wage to 15.00 dollars ...
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Of the 111(+?) invitees to the Biden administration's Summit on Democracy, did any country decline or refuse to participate? If so, any reasons given?

This answer to Did the Biden administration have a working definition of democracy when it chose which countries to invite to its "democracy summit"? cites US government officials and ...
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Did any people manage to get their student loans forgiven via Biden program before courts blocked it?

I tried Googling it, but it gave me irrelevant results. Did any of the people at all who applied very first (during the beta rollout on that weekend) manage to get their applications processed and 10-...
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