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‘Betrayal’: Joe Biden ignored pleas from Dems and accepted $200,000 to boost vulnerable GOP congressman

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Former vice president Joe Biden accepted $200,000 to give a speech that boosted a vulnerable Republican member of the House in Michigan, despite Democrats’ pleas that he not, reports the New York Times.

Three weeks before the election, Biden went to Benton Harbor, in Southwest Michigan, and delivered a speech as Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) “faced the toughest race of his career.”

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Biden was paid $200,000 by a Republican-leaning local business group for his trouble.

His contract specifically stated that he would be addressing “primarily older, conservative Republicans and local community members.”

Biden also declined to endorse Upton’s Democratic challenger, Matt Longjohn.

Democrats in the area believed they could win the tight race, but Biden lavished praise on Upton, calling him “one of the finest guys I’ve ever worked with.”

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“Mr. Biden stunned Democrats and elated Republicans by praising Mr. Upton while the lawmaker looked on from the audience,” the Times reports. “The remarks quickly appeared in Republican advertising. The local Democratic Party pleaded with Mr. Biden to repair what it saw as a damaging error, to no avail.”

Upton ended up winning the race by a razor-thin half-point margin.

The local chair of the Democratic Party said Biden’s speech was an act of “betrayal.”

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“It just gives Fred Upton cover and makes it possible for him to continue to pretend to be a useful, bipartisan fellow,” the Democratic Party leader said. “I entered the hall with positive feelings about Mr. Biden and felt very frustrated.”

Read the Times report here.


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Accused child molester Roy Moore defends Brett Kavanaugh: ‘I too was the object of false allegations’

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Accused child molester Roy Moore on Wednesday came to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

Moore's remarks came after The New York Times published accounts from a new book, which found that two of Kavanaugh's accusers were credible.

In a statement to the press, Moore defended Kavanaugh on Wednesday.

"I too was the subject of false allegations, but unlike Justice Kavanaugh and others who have suffered the ire of the left, I filed suit against my accusers and their conspirators," Moore said. "For over two years, I have not seen nor been able to question any of those who went on national television tol tell their false stories just 32 days before the election in December 2017, and ironically I have been sued for defamation for merely denying their false and malicious accusations."

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Trump’s violent rhetoric further illustrates what a weak coward he is: Yale psychiatrist

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On September 15th, President Donald Trump tweeted that America was "locked and loaded" to aid U.S. ally Saudi Arabia after reports surfaced that their oil supply was attacked.

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked," Trump tweeted. "There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!"

Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!

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