Cold War Between Biden and Mayor Pete Suddenly Burns Hot

If there was ever a Biden-Buttigieg cold war, it just got hot. For months, former high-dollar fundraisers, he reminded viewers shes the Iowa and rare offensive against Biden. The mayor has criticized the former senators Iraq War votea favorite line of attack from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who was opposed to the effortand calling the Iraq War the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime in an interview with Iowa Public Television on Sunday. I certainly respect the vice president, but this is an example of why years in Washington is not always the same thing as judgment, Buttigieg said. Buttigieg, who unlike Sanders did not say the vote was disqualifying, is unlikely to make …

At Tonights Democratic Debate, Look for a Game of Lets Pick on Pete Buttigieg

For the sixth time in half a year, a winnowing field of Democratic hopefuls will take to the stage for a presidential primary debate. If Novembers snoozefest could best be described as the debate no one in America wanted, Decembers gathering at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles might be called the debate that almost didnt happen. Last week, all seven qualifying Democratsled by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to boycott tonights debate due to a deteriorating labor dispute between campus food service giant Sodexo and the service union workers of UNITE HERE Local 11. The union is fighting for better wages and benefitsand I stand with them, reached a tentative agreement just days before the debate. Americas imperiled labor …

Joe Biden’s old-guy machismo is a serious flaw but also what voters love about him | Ross Barkan

Biden was praised for his aggressive brawling with Paul Ryan during the 2012 vice-presidential debates On Thursday, Joe Biden, the Democratic frontrunner for president, video of world leaders mocking him, which was enthusiastically praised by the liberal political class may have seemed like a grievous blow, it was an inadvertent reminder of why Trump won in the first place. Demonizing global elites was always Trumps calling card; a farmer in Iowa or a laid-off factory worker in Michigan doesnt necessarily care if the French laugh at us. Trump won a Republican primary in part by ridiculing a rival, Jeb Bush, for being related to the president who started the Iraq war. Biden enthusiastically supported that foreign intervention, the most catastrophic …

Booker Jabs Biden on Marijuana at the Democratic Debate: Are You High?

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took aim at former vice president Joe Biden at dominated the Democratic field in black support. But on the issue of marijuana legalization, his views appear to trend more conservative than most Democratic voters. According to a