Biden Calls for Restoration of Middle Class in Iowa Rally

Unlike the other 20-odd Democratic presidential hopefuls prowling this state, Joe Biden does not have introduce himself to most Iowa voters. His is a familiar name and face in the Hawkeye State and he got a warm welcome at a rally Wednesday evening where he said his “North Star” in his pursuit of the presidency is restoring middle class prosperity and values.

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Charlottesville Violence, Trump’s Response, Motivated Biden to Run

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd. When President Trump blamed the violence on “both sides,” the former vice president says he was stunned.

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‘He Hugs Everybody’: Women Divided Over Joe Biden

It’s simply a “human touch.” He’s a “warm, affectionate person.” “He hugs everybody.” In the days since allegations surfaced of Joe Biden’s uninvited touching, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to his defense, vouching for his character and saying it was merely his old-fashioned style — nothing intentional, and certainly nothing sexual.

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Second Woman Recounts Unwanted Touching by Biden

Aides to Joe Biden are striking a more aggressive tone as the former vice president faces scrutiny over his past behavior toward women. Biden spokesman Bill Russo on Monday blasted “right wing trolls” from “the dark recesses of the internet” for conflating images of Biden embracing acquaintances, colleagues and friends in his official capacity during swearing-in ceremonies with uninvited touching.

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Biden Defends His Hands-On Style

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he does not believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.

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