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Trump Closes In on Biden, Sanders and is Beating Warren: Politico/Consult Poll

From the Morning Consult:

The former vice president leads Trump by 5 percentage points, 41 percent to 36 percent, among 1,997 registered voters in a new Morning Consult/Politico poll testing the hypothetical Election Day matchup — roughly half the 11-point advantage he enjoyed in a June survey conducted ahead of the Democratic Party’s first debates. Both surveys have a 2-point margin of error.

While Trump cut into Biden’s edge with several demographic groups between the two surveys, some of the president’s biggest gains came among women and the youngest voters, two groups that are typically seen as some of his weakest voting blocs. Trump trails Biden by 11 points among women in the latest poll, conducted Oct. 25-28, compared with a 20-point gap in June. 

And while he still lags 14 points behind Biden among voters ages 18 to 29, that’s a significant improvement on the 28-point deficit he faced in June. Independents are also falling in line with the incumbent: Biden’s 1-point lead among those voters is down from an 11-point edge in June.

Biden is not the only Democratic candidate to see his head-to-head advantage over Trump dwindle — and his numbers against the president still compare favorably with his competitors. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) only leads Trump by 2 points in the latest poll, down 8 points since June. 

Despite all the impeachment excitement, Trump’s average rating in polls has remained steady, at between 42 and 44 percent.

Trump Gets No Credit for Ordering Daring Baghdadi Raid that Biden Wouldn’t Have

Where are all the stories, like we had when Barack Obama offed Osama Bin Laden, about how the president courageously took the decision — a militarily and politically risky one — to kill Public Enemy #1?

Where are the stories about how he deliberated, whom he asked, how he overrode the objections of the bellyachers? About how he threw politics to the wind to do what’s right for America, knowing that failure could mean defeat at the polls??

Of course, the chief bellyacher when Obama took the decision was Joe Biden.

It takes a conservative columnist to give Trump some credit. From an opinion piece today by Marc Thiessen:

President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into al-Qaeda-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound. If things had gone horribly wrong, Trump would have been blamed and borne the consequences. Just ask Jimmy Carter how the Desert One disaster affected his reelection. Trump knew the political risks but gave the order to go anyway.

Would Joe Biden have done the same? Unlikely.

The former vice president advised Barack Obama not to carry out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. As Mark Bowden, author of “The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” explained in 2012, “The only major dissenters were Biden and [then-Defense Secretary Robert] Gates, and before the raid was launched, Gates would change his mind.” During a meeting in the Situation Room, Biden later recalled, Obama turned to him and asked, “Joe, what do you think?” Biden answered, “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go.” Worse, his reason had nothing to do with national security. According to Bowden, Biden told the president that “if the effort failed, Obama could say goodbye to a second term.” 

Hmm, looks like Biden jeopardized national security for politics.

Maybe he should have been impeached.

Biden Denied Communion Over Support for Abortion

According to SCNOW:

A Catholic priest says he denied Holy Communion to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden at his parish in South Carolina on Sunday because of the Democratic presidential contender’s support for abortion.

Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed Monday afternoon that he had denied the presidential candidate Holy Communion because of his stance on abortion. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, had attended the church’s 9 a.m. Mass.

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey told the Morning News via email. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Morey said that as a priest, it is his responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to his care and that he must do so in even the most difficult situations.

“I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers,” Morey added.

Whistleblower Worked with Joe Biden at the White House

According to the Washington Examiner:

The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, told members of Congress that the whistleblower had a “professional tie” to a 2020 Democratic candidate. He had written earlier that while the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, he had shown “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate.”

A retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”

As an experienced CIA official on the NSC with the deep knowledge of Ukraine that he demonstrated in his complaint, it is probable that the whistleblower briefed Biden and likely that he accompanied him on Air Force Two during at least one of the six visits the 2020 candidate made to the country.

A former Trump administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said Biden’s work on foreign affairs brought him into close proximity with the whistleblower either at the CIA or when he was detailed to the White House. 

“This person, after working with Biden, may feel defensive towards him because he feels [Biden] is being falsely attacked. Maybe he is even talking to Biden’s staff,” the former official said. “Maybe it is innocent, maybe not.”

See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Biden Says He didn’t want to Know What Hunter Was Up to

So, because he does not want to get in trouble, Joe Biden admits, he failed to even ask his son Hunter about the legitimacy of his dealings in Ukraine, even as the elder Biden was supposedly trying to root out corruption.

As long as he didn’t know, it was fine. Despite the obvious appearance of a conflict. And despite that Biden must know it’s impossible to do business in Ukraine without running into someone who is a crook.

Trump Says China Should Investigate Biden and His Son Hunter

Talk about doubling down. From remarks today to reporters at the White House: Well, I would think that, if they were honest about it, they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens because how does a company that’s newly formed and all these companies, if… Continue Reading

Wall Street would Oppose Warren if Biden Sinks

There are two silver linings to Trump to being impeached. One is that it will energize his base, which doesn’t like the result of elections they won being overturned, which the Democratic have been trying to do for three years. The second is that, given the focus on the Bidens’ nefarious activities in Ukraine, the… Continue Reading

WSJ: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine to Probe Biden but Offered No Quid-Pro-Quo

All the speculation that President Trump offered military aid to the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden, down the drain. But asking foreign governments to investigate your political opponents is egregious. Not sure if it’s illegal, but it is the wrong thing to do. According to the Wall Street Journal: President Trump in a July phone… Continue Reading

Biden Had a Facelift Since Leaving Office – and Not a Good One

Viewers warning: Photos include possible beard growing on Biden’s ear, where his skin was pull back to. It’s pretty clear Joe Biden is not going to make his plastic surgeon the surgeon general. The guy probably has a background as a butcher. According to the Washington Examiner: The scars on the sides of Democratic front-runner… Continue Reading