People in the financial industry have given well more than $50 million to back Biden, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, compared with some $10 million for President Donald Trump.
A poll published Monday shows President Donald Trump ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, after the final presidential debate last week. The poll, by Insider Advantage/Center for American Greatness, shows Trump up by two percentage points, at 48 percent among 400 likely voters. It is a five point shift towards Trump since their pre-debate poll. The poll
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) lambasted Joe Biden, the Democrat presidential nominee, on Saturday for calling supporters of President Donald Trump “chumps.” Kelly, who is running for reelection to his seat in the House of Representatives this year, took to social media to demand an apology from the former vice president for using the term, which he likened to Hillary Clinton’s
President Donald Trump’s attacks about Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, were “by far the dominant storyline” online about the presidential debate this week, Axios revealed Saturday, citing social media interactions tallied by NewsWhip. On Saturday, Axios reported: Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden’s son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony
On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that people are “underplaying” the political impact 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden’s statement about transitioning away from the oil industry during Thursday’s debate and that the statement “has the potential to reverberate a little in some communities in a way, frankly, that a lot of us in
On Friday’s edition of “The McLaughlin Group,” The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift stated that President Donald Trump “is trying to run on preserving the oil industry” and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden “dealt with climate change in a way that young people want their president to reform.” Clift said, “The debate did not do anything to
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden would shut down America’s energy industry “over my dead body.” During Thursday night’s presidential debate between Biden and President Donald Trump, Biden pledged to shut down the oil industry. “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said. He explained
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The ad features a fracking technician warning that if Biden is elected, he will terminate her job and thousands of others in Pennsylvania.
During the climate change segment of the presidential candidate debate last night, President Donald Trump goaded his opponent former Vice-President Joe Biden with the question,"Would you close down the oil industry?" Biden responded, "I would transition from the oil industry. Yes." Trump immediately interrupted crowing, "That's a big statement." Biden agreed that it was a "big statement," and added, "Well if you let me finish the statement, because it has to be replaced by renewable energy over time, over time, and I'd stopped giving to the oil industry, I'd stop giving them federal subsidies." Trump retorted, "In terms of business, it's the biggest statement." Why? "Because basically what he's saying that he's going to destroy the oil industry. Will you remember that Texas? Will you remember that Pennsylvania, Oklahoma. Ohio?," asked the president. When given a chance by the moderator to respond, Biden declared, "He takes everything out of context, but the point is, look, we have to move toward net zero emissions. The first place to do that by the year 2035 is in energy production, by 2050 totally." In this case, Biden was essentially summarizing his plan to respond to man-made climate change by phasing out the use of fossil fuels to produce electricity in the U.S. by 2035 followed by a complete transition to non-carbon dioxide emitting energy sources by 2050. Concerned that voters would be alarmed by Trump's insinuation that Biden intends to "destroy" the oil industry imminently the Democratic presidential candidate later that night told reporters, "We're getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we're not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time." Getting rid of government subsidies is always a worthy project, but just how much money is supposedly being lavished on the oil industry? An August policy brief by the Breakthrough Institute* trenchantly observes that "ending fossil fuel subsidies won't end fossil fuels." Citing an estimate from the Resources for the Future think tank, the policy brief notes "that the federal government subsidizes fossil fuel extraction to the tune of about $4.9 billion a year. That's not chump change, but compared to fossil industry revenues of $180 billion, it hardly seems essential to fossil energy operations." Besides the oil transition kerfuffle, President Trump asserted again that a Biden administration would ban fracking as a method to produce natural gas and oil. In fact, Biden has made confusing public remarks about his intentions with respect to fracking, but his official campaign position has consistently been that his administration would not ban fracking on private land, but would ban new fracking on federal lands. During the debate, Biden did say, "What I will do with fracking over time is make sure that we can capture the emissions from the fracking." In other words, a Biden administration would seek to re-impose Obama-era regulations that aimed to limit that amount of the potent greenhouse gas methane leaking into the atmosphere from gas and oil wells. The costs of implementing such regulations would likely put a number of smaller oil and natural gas production companies out of business. President Trump entirely ignored the moderator's question about how relaxing regulations on pollutants from refineries and chemical plants is harming the health poor people who live next door to such facilities. Instead he asserted, "The families that we're talking about are employed heavily and they are making a lot of money, more money than they've ever made." He went on to claim that he had saved the oil industry "when oil was crashing because of the pandemic." How? "Say what you want of that relationship, we got Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Russia to cut back, way back. We saved our oil industry and now it's very vibrant and everybody has very inexpensive gasoline," he claimed. Let's first look at jobs in the oil and gas industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of people employed in oil and gas extraction reached a recent peak of just over 200,000 in 2014 and then fell to just over 140,000 by 2018. More recently employment in oil and gas extraction has hovered around 155,000. They are good jobs with oil and gas workers earning an average of $48 per hour. What about Trump's claim that he saved America's oil industry? Just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the price of oil averaged around $50 per barrel. In the wake of global lockdown in April the price briefly collapsed to below $20 per barrel. That month Trump apparently threatened to withdraw American troops from the kingdom unless the Saudis cut back on their oil production. Shortly thereafter Saudi Arabia, Russia and other producers announced they were reducing their overall production by 10 percent. The goal of cutting production is, of course, to boost oil prices which in turn leads to consumers paying more for a gallon of gasoline at filling stations. And so it has. In February, just before the lockdown the average price was $2.53 for a gallon. This fell to $1.94 in April but has since rebounded to $2.27 per gallon. The drop from nearly 800 operating oil and gas rigs at the beginning of year to the lowest number ever of just 250 today suggests that Trump's characterization that the industry is "very vibrant" is exaggerated. Biden's garbled responses to Trump's goading may have given the Republican candidate's campaign a soundbite to wield against the former vice-president in the last two weeks of the presidential contest. But Biden's "big statement" merely reiterates, for good or ill, the goals of his 30-year climate change plan. Ultimately, the Democratic candidate acknowledged reality when he observed that "we're not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time." *Disclosure: The Breakthrough Institute has paid my travel expenses to participate in several of its conferences over the past couple of years.
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) experienced their biggest day of online fundraising ever, raising $26 million surrounding the final presidential debate on Thursday. “The president was the hands-down winner,” Stepien said during a call with reporters. “We also saw last night our biggest online fundraising day ever, better than any day in 2016, better
President Trump asked Joe Biden (D) on Thursday why he failed to accomplish many of the proposals he now touts during the Obama-Biden administration, deeming the former vice president a “typical politician” who is “all talk and no action.” During a portion of the debate focusing on race in American and Biden’s 1994 crime bill, the former vice president listed
CLAIM: President Donald Trump claimed at the second presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday night that Democrat Joe Biden incarcerated black people. VERDICT: Mostly true. Trump claimed that Biden’s 1994 crime bill, which he pushed through when he was a senator, incarcerated “tens of thousands of black men.” “Not since Abraham Lincoln has anybody done what I’ve done for the
China’s state-run Global Times dismissed Thursday’s presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump as “constant whining and blaming,” disparaging both for addressing the Chinese Communist Party as a threat and not an ally. China’s behavior, particularly the Party’s actions to hide the Chinese coronavirus pandemic from the world when it began as a localized outbreak in
Actress Rose McGowan, who has publicly denounced Joe Biden as a fraud and a liar, is accusing Facebook and Twitter of trying to suppress her freedom of speech, adding that she suspects the censorship is the work of the Democratic party. McGowan said in a message posted to Twitter that Facebook “deactivated” her account hours after she posted that she
After that disastrous first presidential debate in September, Donald Trump and Joe Biden managed to pull it together for round two. A lot of the words out of President Trump's mouth last night were still incomprehensible or untrue, but he generally managed to wait his turn to say them and do so in his soft voice. Biden also kept his cool, as Trump repeatedly accused the Democratic presidential nominee and his son Hunter of being involved in shady foreign business dealings. Trump wound snippets of this theory—which originates with Rudy Giuliani and was published by the New York Post—throughout what was otherwise a fairly subdued and substantive second debate. If you closely follow election news and online media/tech controversies, much of what Trump said on stage last night may have been familiar, or at least not inscrutable. But less extremely plugged-in voters can't have known what to make of Trump's scattered insinuations and accusations about the Biden family. Trump careened wildly between random pieces of his Biden conspiracy theory, wielding references to laptops, nicknames, and Anthony Bobulinski like weapons without ever explaining fundamentally what he was talking about. (If you're curious about Bobulinski, who was Trump's guest at the debate last night, check out this Wall Street Journal article, which found "no role for Joe Biden" in a Chinese oil venture that Bobulinski was trying to set up with Hunter Biden and several other partners in 2017.) Trump—accustomed to slagging Biden in front of his online fan club, at adoring campaign rallies, and to Fox News sycophants—treated the general audience for last night's debate as if they, too, obviously kept up with the same preoccupations as right-wing Twitter. It was a symptom of a malady Jane Coaston diagnosed in detail yesterday: "Trump's presidential campaign is too online": To be Extremely Online is not simply to be literally connected to the internet (as you likely are at this very moment), but to be deeply enmeshed in a world of internet culture, reshaped by internet culture, and, most importantly, to believe that the world of internet culture matters deeply offline. Being Extremely Online is both a reformation of the delivery of ideas—shared through words and videos and memes and GIFs and copypasta—and the ideas themselves, a world in which Twitter effectiveness counts as political effectiveness despite Twitter's comparatively small audience. The importance of those ideas is then judged not by their real-world impact but on their corresponding popularity or infamy in the world of Online. A trending topic on Twitter becomes a critical locus of entirely online discussion, a Facebook post becomes an infamous online reference for months to come, an entire infrastructure can arise to foment the celebrity of a person you would have never heard of had you not baked in the furnace of being Extremely Online. It's also clearly a reaction to Democrats focusing for years on alleged Trump ties to Russia and Ukraine, as well as what seems like an attempt to make this Biden Crime Family business play the role that Hillary Clinton's private email server did in 2016. Trump's insinuations last night may have been convoluted and without merit, but they were able to draw Biden into back-and-forth accusations about who was the real foreign stooge—exchanges that gave Trump another chance to claim that Democrats are still obsessed with Russia. The question is: Does anyone outside the ranks of either party's most rabid bases really care? "Foreign meddling" news fatigue set in long ago. It's hard to believe either candidate benefited from these exchanges. Americans say they hate mudslinging, especially when it's removed from everyday issues. If you don't know anything more than what you're seeing on stage last night, you probably thought this was, at best, politics as usual—at worse, a sign that the whole system is corrupt and neither candidate is worth backing. The most contentious moments of last night's debate came over immigration, with Trump knocking Biden for horrible policies that the Obama/Biden administration started—and that Trump continued and expanded. Who built the cages is Trump's rejoinder? If he had torn them down it would be one thing. But he filled them! — shikha sood dalmia (@shikhadalmia) October 23, 2020 Trump's question "Who built the cages?" ignores that his administration deliberately undertook a policy that predictably expanded the practice a lot—and some admin figures said that expansion was part of the point. — Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) October 23, 2020 Asked about the 545 migrant children who were separated from their parents on Trump's orders and whose parents now can't be found, Trump said they were being well taken care of. Just in case anyone is following me who's writing a fact check on this, most of the 545 kids whose parents still haven't been contacted have been released to sponsors (generally relatives) in the US. So Trump's "well taken care of" is total BS, but not for the reason you assume. — Dara Lind (@DLind) October 23, 2020 More Reason coverage of the second presidential debate: QUICK HITS • The Republican antitrust lawsuit is a progressive dream. • New research finds "that sanctuary policies reduce deportations by one-third, but that those policies do not reduce deportations of people with violent criminal convictions. It also finds that sanctuary has no measurable effect on crime." • Yet another anti-Section 230 bill (see also): #Section230 emerging reg track: Stop Suppressing Speech Act of 2020: bill text: https://t.co/EDN2qwoCzN 230 red line: https://t.co/zMmc2bYtxq 230 bill tracker: https://t.co/twoOfZMBcs — Jess Miers (@jess_miers) October 22, 2020 • Peter Suderman explains that Rudy Giuliani scene in Borat. • The White House is once again spreading fake news about human trafficking: 23K calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline do NOT = 23K human trafficking victims. @Polaris_Project can clarify this. They just signed https://t.co/jXvTqNf4lM https://t.co/gEZnHdLbHh — Carol Fenton (@cfpdx) October 22, 2020 • Is it "the end of the world for classical liberalism"?
CLAIM: Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed during Thursday night’s presidential debate that border crossers freed into the United States show up to their asylum hearings. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. A pilot program in 2019 by the federal government found that nearly 9-in-10 border crossers freed into the U.S. did not show up to their asylum hearing court dates. “The Catch
Podcaster Megyn Kelly declared President Donald Trump the winner of Thursday evening’s presidential debate, the final matchup between the two major 2020 candidates. “Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all,” Kelly wrote on social media. “Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered. Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most.” Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force
On Thursday night when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden angrily accused President Trump of a “criminal” family separation policy that had “lost track” of more than 500 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was repeating an inaccurate and misleading news report that had circulated earlier this week. “What happened? Their kids were ripped from their arms and separated and
Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump went head to head on Thursday night at the presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, where Biden claimed Trump is a “very confused guy.” Biden’s remarks came as he and Trump went back and forth on healthcare for the American people. “He’s a very confused guy,” Biden claimed. “He thinks he’s running
CLAIM: During the second 2020 presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy by saying: “What’s he do? He embraces guys like, the thugs like, in North Korea, and the Chinese president, and Putin, and others, and he pokes his finger in the eye of all our friends, all of our allies.” VERDICT:
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday returned to a common response during the final presidential debate: “C’mon!” The former Vice President used the phrase as a defense eight times during the debate: Biden frequently uses the phrase “C’mon” or “C’mon, man” to express his disbelief after attacking his opponent for something they have done. 1. “He talks about how,
CLAIM: “There is a spike. There was a spike in Florida, and is now gone. There was a very big spike in Texas, is now gone. There was a very big spike in Arizona, is now gone, and there are some spikes and surges in other places, they will soon be gone,” U.S. President Donald Trump said during the last
CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Thursday during the presidential debate that he has “never said I oppose fracking.” VERDICT: FALSE. Biden has consistently criticized fracking and has promised to ban the process, along with his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). “I have never said I oppose fracking,” Biden said. “You said it on tape,” President Donald Trump interjected. “Show
CLAIM: President Donald Trump said the Democrats’ HEROES Act coronavirus recovery bill is “a bailout” of Democrat-run cities and of illegal migration. VERDICT: True. On October 22, in the final presidential debate, Trump said: The bill that was passed in the House was a bailout of badly run, high crime, Democrat — all run by Democrats — cities and
“Nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump,” the president said in response to a question about race in America during his debate with former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night. Trump discussed his work to achieve criminal justice reform. He signed the historic First Step Act into law, through which 90 percent of those whose sentences
Thursday following the presidential debate on Fox News, network contributor Donna Brazile, formerly the interim head of the Democratic National Committee, offered her takeaways from the debate. One of those was that President Donald Trump was “not capable” of delivering for all Americans. “The tone was different, but it was still the Donald Trump that refuses to release his taxes
President Donald Trump delivered on his promise to post a video of Joe Biden expressing his negative views on fracking, highlighting the montage shortly after the second and final presidential debate concluded on Thursday night. “Here you go @JoeBiden!” Trump tweeted alongside a video featuring both Biden and his running mate criticizing fracking and expressing their hopes to eliminate fossil
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden touted Wall Street’s support for his candidacy against President Trump at Thursday night’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. “Right now, by the way, Wall Street firms indicated that my plan, my plan will in fact create 18.6 million jobs — seven million more than his. This is from Wall Street,” Biden said. “And I’ll create
Officials say Americans will be wearing masks and social distancing into 2022, moderator Kristen Welker said Thursday during the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. “Let me follow up with you and because this is new information, you have said a vaccine is coming soon, within weeks now,” she told President Trump after asking how he would lead the country
Left-wing Hollywood celebrities raged against President Trump and played defense for Joe Biden during the final presidential debate on Thursday. The stars hurled insults at the president, calling him a “bitch,” “disgusting,” “evil,” and even a “pig fuck.” Meanwhile, they gushed over Biden, defending the Democratic nominee over the growing Biden family scandal involving his son, Hunter. Their clean-up job
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden seemingly doubled down on his promise to eliminate the fossil fuel industry and, as a result, millions of American energy workers’ jobs with his climate change plan. During Thursday night’s presidential debate, Biden committed to end the fossil fuel industry and replace it with “renewable energy over time.” “By the way, I would transition from
First Lady Melania Trump emerged from quarantine at the White House on Thursday, stepping out in a chic black ensemble for the final presidential debate. For her first public outing since having the Chinese coronavirus, Melania Trump chose a black Christian Dior dress with a wide lapel and thin leather belt as she headed to Nashville, Tennessee alongside President Trump.
Left-wing activist and actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Thursday evening to proclaim that Americans have to choose between “America or Trump,” because the country “can’t love both.” “America or Trump. You can’t love both,” tweeted Milano following the second presidential debate between President Trump and 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden, who, during Thursday night’s debate, claimed, “We had
Democratic candidate Joe Biden during the final presidential debate reaffirmed his support for increasing the minimum wage nationwide to $15 per hour, while President Donald Trump said he would “consider it to an extent” but likely to keep it as a state option. Asked whether he believes it is the right time to ask struggling small business owners to raise the minimum wage, Biden replied that he would like to see federal dollars used to ease their hardships. “We’re going to have to bail them out too,” he told moderator Kristen Welker from NBC. “We should be bailing them out now, these small businesses, We’ve got one in six of them going under. They’re not going to be able to make it back.” Read More Senate Democrats Block Republican Stimulus Bill as Negotiations Continue Trump then challenged Biden. “He said we have to help our small businesses, by raising the minimum wage?” Trump asked. “That’s not helping.” “I think it should be a state option,” Trump said of setting minimum wage laws. “Alabama is different than New York, New York is different from Vermont, every state is different. It’s very important. We have to help our small business, how are you helping small businesses when you’re forcing wages? What’s going to happen and what’s been proven to happen is when you do that, these small businesses fire many of their employees.” Welker then asked Trump directly about his consideration for raising the federal minimum wage, seemingly referencing to a July 2019 interview with Telemundo, during which the president suggested he was somewhat interested in a federal minimum wage that is even higher than the $15 amount proposed by some Democrats. “I would consider it to an extent, but not to the level that would put all these businesses out of business,” Trump replied. “It should be a state option. I know different places, the rules are different. In some places $15 is not so bad. In other places, $15 would be ruinous.” Biden said that essential workers deserve a $15 minimum wage. He also claimed that the notion that increasing the minimum wage will force businesses to go out of business is but an “old saw” supported by no evidence at all. The federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25. It serves as a floor beneath which no state’s minimum wage can fall, with exceptions for some workers, such as those whose income largely depends on tips. States are free to set a minimum wage higher than the federal standard. Biden’s campaign website states that the former vice president “firmly believes all Americans are owed a raise” and that it’s “well past time” to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 across the country. “Fifteen dollars should be a minimum wage in the United States of America. Period,” Biden said earlier this month while campaigning in Florida.
Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden admitted during Thursday night’s final presidential debate that he going to end the oil industry if elected president. “Would you close down the oil industry?” President Donald Trump pressed just before their closing statements. “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden replied. When asked by debate moderator Kristen Welker to clarify his statement,
Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden ignored Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other congressional Democrats’ stonewalling of another coronavirus relief bill and instead tried to blame Trump and Republicans during Thursday night’s final presidential debate. “[Trump] will not support that. They have not done a thing for them. And Mitch McConnell said let them go bankrupt. Let them go
CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said President Trump has “no clear plan” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic during the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. VERDICT: FALSE. Whether critics agree with the president’s actions or not, there is no denying that Trump does at least have a strategy for mitigating the outbreak. In September, Trump said