Biden's sister: 'Unhinged' Trump thinks 'we're the guy to beat'
Valerie Biden Owens says "unhinged" recent attacks on her brother by President Trump indicate he believes "we're the guy to beat" in 2020.
Twitter flagged the campaign accounts of presidential candidates, including incumbent Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden , as "suspended" in the ads Twitter , which bans political advertising , changed the wording in the database to "ineligible for Twitter Ads " after CNET inquired about the labels on
YouTube has removed hundreds of ads for President Donald Trump 's re-election campaign for violating its policies , an investigation "60 Minutes" said it was unable to establish if the adverts were removed because they contained false claims, copyright violations , or simply grammatical errors
Twitter's searchable online ads database is filled with confusing labels on accounts maintained by political campaigns, making it difficult for the public to assess whether the social network is enforcing its ban on political advertising .
Twitter flagged the campaign accounts of presidential candidates, including incumbent Donald Trump and rival Joe Biden, as "suspended" in the ads database, saying they'd violated the company's policies. The accounts remain active on the social network, and it's unclear whether any violations actually occurred. Twitter, which bans political advertising, changed the wording in the database to "ineligible for Twitter Ads" after CNET inquired about the labels on Thursday.
Biden Says Trump Should Be Impeached
Former Vice President Joe Biden said that President Trump should be impeached, saying that Mr. Trump has obstructed justice by refusing to comply with the impeachment inquiry in Congress.Mr. Biden, who had previously stopped short of calling for outright impeachment, offered a forceful rationale in urging Congress to impeach his presidential rival. He said Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by refusing to comply with congressional inquiries and committed impeachable acts in full sight of Americans.
Joe Biden 's presidential campaign is now asking Twitter to reject a video ad from President Donald Trump 's reelection campaign that falsely accuses the former vice president of corruption for his role in Ukraine policy during the Obama administration.
Joe Biden ’s presidential campaign sent a letter to Twitter Wednesday, asking that the platform reject any political ads placed by Donald Trump ’s reelection campaign that are found to be misleading or false. “The ad you cited is not currently in violation of our policies ,” a Twitter spokesperson says.
Accounts for Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and 11 other Democratic candidates were also initially labeled as suspended in the database, Twitter's Ads Transparency Center, which is designed to give users insight into who's paying to promote tweets. The database, which is similar to one maintained by , was created after social media companies were criticized for not doing enough to prevent from using them to sow discord during the 2016 US presidential election.
The Twitter database showed scores of tweets by the candidates' campaigns as having been pulled down, giving the appearance that some had posted hundreds of messages that violated the social network's rules after the ban. "This Tweet is not available because it includes content that violated Twitter Ads Policies," the database says for affected tweets.
Biden, Warren get in tense debate exchange over accomplishments
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) clashed with former Vice President Joe Biden after Biden touted his capacity to "get things done" compared with Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic debate Tuesday night in Westerville, Ohio."I'm the only one on this stage that has gotten anything really big done," Biden said, citing his history of passing legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act during his time in the Senate.Warren retorted that she had established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which she proposed in 2007.
Joe Biden ’s presidential campaign called on Twitter to reject political ads placed by President Donald Trump ’s reelection campaign that baselessly claim the former vice president pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating a company tied to Biden ’s son, Hunter.
The Trump ad being contested pushes a conspiracy theory that Biden ― according to a narrator in the clip ― “promised Ukraine billion if What did they talk about?” she added in a subsequent tweet . Warren suggested that Facebook had tweaked misinformation policies to exempt politicians from
The notice pops up hundreds of times onin between political ads that the campaign has run in the past. The same notice about violating tweets appears on the Trump reelection campaign's page 10 times without any past political ads shown.
"Nothing surprises us," a spokesperson for the Trump campaign said in a statement. "We remain concerned about Twitter's rules being applied unfairly and suspicious about the company's commitment to parity."
Warren, Biden and Sanders' campaign didn't immediately comment. S.Y. Lee, the national press secretary for Andrew Yang's presidential campaign, said the campaign hasn't run ads since well before the ban began on Nov. 22. Tweets on Yang's page are marked with a notice about violating the company's policy, suggesting the label might have been applied to old political ads that candidates and groups ran.
Poll: Biden, Warren support remains unchanged after Democratic debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) support remained virtually unchanged after Tuesday's Democratic primary debate, according to a new Morning Consult survey.The poll, which was conducted on Wednesday, showed Biden with 31 percent support. Warren trailed in second place with 21 percent support. Those numbers were similar to the same poll's results prior to the debate.Warren came into the debate on Tuesday with 21 percent support, while Biden had 32 percent support, according to previous results released on Sunday.The same poll released on Wednesday showed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.
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Biden campaign spokesman TJ Ducklo called Facebook’s decision “unacceptable.” The Trump campaign said the ad did not contain any false claims. Senator Elizabeth Warren , another front-runner for the Democratic nomination, attacked Facebook’s policy in a series of tweets on Monday.
The wording changes and apparent inconsistencies in Twitter's database makes it difficult to determine if the social network is effectively or uniformly enforcing its ban on political advertising. An account for the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wasn't initially labeled as suspended even though the database says he runs political ads from it. The account was marked ineligible after CNET's inquiry. The bottom of the notice says that "Twitter suspends accounts which violate Twitter Ads policies."
"It certainly makes it look as if it's the candidate who's really run afoul of some guidelines and that they are being punished," said Liz Woolery, the deputy director of the free expression project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonpartisan advocacy group. "That in itself represents a particular image to voters and viewers."
Woolery said an important part of transparency is making sure the public understands what data they're seeing. Auditing of ads databases could help ensure they're accurate, she said.
Poll: Biden holds 2 point lead over Sanders nationally
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a slim 2 point lead over his closest competitor in the Democratic primary field, according to a poll released Tuesday.An Emerson Poll taken Oct 18-21 found Biden in the lead with the support of 27 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) followed closely at 25 percent.Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who previously led Sanders in the poll, slid two percentage points from Emerson's September poll and now sits in third place with 21 percent of voters saying they will support her primary bid.
Now, one of Trump ’s domestic political opponents has capitalized on the hot-mic moment to create his own viral video. Former vice president Joe Biden , a Democratic presidential candidate, released a new campaign ad late Wednesday highlighting the NATO video in a blistering critique of Trump ’s ability to
Of the campaigns affected, the Biden campaign had the most ads that were taken down—at least The ads in question were seemingly removed for violating Facebook’s advertising policies . That was in violation of a blanket ban Facebook implemented last year after the state sued Facebook and
Last month, Twitter banned advertising for political candidates, , which accepts political ads and doesn't fact-check them. Twitter still accepts ads about political issues, such as immigration and climate change, as long as they don't advocate for a candidate or legislation.
Nick Pacilio, a Twitter spokesman, said accounts are flagged in the database because they're no longer allowed to run ads because of the company's ban, not because the accounts have been taken down. Certified campaign accounts were labeled, but not those associated solely with politicians, Pacilio said. For example, Trump's campaign account was marked but not his personal account.
The suspended/ineligible label has also been applied to politicians of both parties at the state level, along with some advocacy groups.
Planned Parenthood Action and Vote Pro Choice, both of which campaign for maintaining abortion rights, and America First Policies, a nonprofit that supports Trump policies, are prohibited from running ads, according to the database. Other groups aren't prohibited, such as American Action Network, a conservative issue advocacy group, the American Civil Liberties Union and 314action, which advocates for scientists to run for office.
The ACLU, AAN and 314action are 501(c)4 social welfare groups, which Twitter says aren't allowed to advertise on the site in the US. It's unclear why they aren't marked as ineligible in the database.
Twitter didn't respond to numerous follow-up questions about the accuracy of the ads database and why changes were made without any notice.
Anyone can use Twitter's ads database, including journalists and researchers tracking how the company is enforcing its policies. The CDT's Woolery says Twitter and other social media companies need to ensure the databases are maintained and useful.
"It is one thing to provide a database and put that information out there and say it includes transparency," Woolery said. "It is another thing to be able to prove that."
US Presidential: Elizabeth Warren catches Joe Biden in the Democratic primary
With 27% of voting intentions among voters and supporters Democrats, the candidate is two points ahead of her main opponent.
US Senator, rising star of the Democratic primary to designate Donald Trump's opponent in 2020, has slightly exceeded former according to a poll, a first for this progressive driven by a dynamic field campaign and very left.
With 27% of voting intentions among voters and supporters Democrats, the candidate is two points ahead of herwho pranced ahead so far, according to the opinion poll published Wednesday by the American University Quinnipiac.
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debate "Although this is in the margin of error, this is the first time a candidate other than Biden has a numerical advantage in the primary since Quinnipiac started asking the question in March, "the university said in a statement.Steady Progress
Elizabeth Warren, 70, has been growing steadily since her entry into the contest, thanks to a grassroots campaign that took her to 27 states and Puerto Rico, where she made "over 60,000 selfies". "with his supporters, according to his campaign team.
Her promise to "fix an American system" that she said abandoned the middle class and benefits only the rich, also meets a large echo in public opinion. Several points of his program - a tax on the very rich, a universal health insurance - rank it very left.
She also did well in thedebates between primary. The next will take place mid-October in Ohio (north).
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debate "It generates a lot of enthusiasm as a potential candidate" for the November 2020 poll, Quinnipiac explains, while half of the Democrats want the next president make major reforms, even difficult to implement.
Biden, on the contrary,Great (76 years) after multiplying the doubt about his ability to withstand a long election campaign. But the centrist still enjoys great sympathy, his image as moderate able to beat the Republican Donald Trump and the strong support of blacks.
advertising campaign She "continues to be stronger with every survey," says Patrick Murray, director of surveys at Monmouth. "She seems to be raking support all over the board, at the expense of Biden and Sanders," he says.
In California, stronghold of liberal Democrats, the senator is largely in the lead with 29% of voting intentions, against 20% for Joe Biden.
To stay the course, a large TV and online advertising campaign is planned in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, which will vote in February, according to his team.
Donald Trump, campaigning for a second term, defended Wednesday his record and swept away any risk of defeat. "Many people do not want to say it but they want to vote for Trump," said the president, who would win a duel against Joe Biden but lose against Elizabeth Warren in November 2020, according to RealClearPolitics.
Sanders, Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire as Biden, Warren slip: poll .
White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) surged to the lead in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in second place, according to a new Emerson College poll released Tuesday. © Greg Nash Sanders, Buttigieg surge in New Hampshire as Biden, Warren slip: poll Sanders led the Democratic primary field with 26 percent support among primary voters, trailed by Buttigieg at 22 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) each had 14 percent, while no other candidate broke double digits.