Joe Biden says his son Hunter is 'the smartest guy I know'

By Mary Margaret Olohan
Daily Caller News Foundation

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his son Hunter Biden is “the smartest guy I know.”

The 2020 Democratic presidential nominee discussed his son Wednesday at a Oprah Winfrey’s virtual voter mobilization event as he described how former President Barack Obama convinced him to run alongside him in 2008, according to the New York Post.

“I told him I didn’t want to do it,” Biden said. “This is public knowledge now. I thought I could help him more as a U.S. senator.”

Obama reportedly told Biden to go home and think about the decision after discussing with his family, Biden said.

The former vice president said he discussed the decision with his wife, his mother, and his late son Beau Biden. He also mentioned Hunter Biden, saying, “and I had my son Hunter, who’s the smartest guy I know.”

Biden said his mother told him: “Joey, first man in history who’s able to be elected president as an African American. He says that he needs you to win Pennsylvania and other states and you told him No?'”

“I said, ‘Oh mom, what are you doing to me?’ I said yes I will, and so I picked up the phone and called Barack, because my mom, like you, wasn’t about to take no for an answer,” Biden said, according to the Post. “It was about an obligation, about what you are supposed to do.”

Biden’s comments come after Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski told Tucker Carlson Tuesday that “Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised” — though Biden has insisted he “never” spoke to his son about his business dealings overseas, particularly his business dealings in China.

“I just don’t see, given the history here in the facts, how Joe can’t be influenced in some manner based on the history that they have,” Bobulinski said. “So as a citizen and an American taxpayer, I’m very, very concerned.”

“They were putting their entire family legacy on the line,” he told Carlson. “They knew exactly what they were doing. They were dealing with a Chinese owned enterprise … that had strong financial support and political support from the Chinese Communist Party. That’s how it was presented to me. That’s not my own words. That’s how they presented it to me and read me in on it.”

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FBI conducting criminal investigation into Hunter Biden days ahead of election

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – The FBI reportedly has an active criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and his associates.

James Rosen, a reporter with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, tweeted on Thursday, less than a week until Election Day, that the bureau opened the inquiry into allegations of money laundering in 2019.

“EXCLUSIVE: A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the @FBI opened up a criminal investigation into ‘Hunter Biden and his associates,’ focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today,” he said.

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Poll: Nearly 1/3 of black voters will choose Trump

Trump supporters at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa (Gateway Pundit)

President Trump received only 8% of the vote among blacks in 2016, but a poll Thursday found 31% of likely black voters say they would vote for him if the election were held today.

The daily poll by Rasmussen – which was the closest among major polling companies in predicting the 2016 election – showed a steady increase of black voters choosing Trump, from 27% to 31% since Monday.

Rasmussen’s White House Watch poll on Thursday indicated Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had a 1 point lead over Trump among likely voters. The poll’s margin of error was 2.5%. In 2016, Hillary Clinton had a 0.9% edge in the national vote tally, while Trump won 304-227 in the count that mattered, the Electoral College.

Other polls also show Trump with sizeable support among black voters. A CNN poll conducted Oct. 23-26 had his support at 24%. A Los Angeles Times poll Thursday counted 14.6% support.

Political analysts have said that if Trump were to double his vote among blacks from 2016, it could tip the election in his favor.

Meawhile, WND reported Thursday the vice president of the Flint City Council, a lifelong Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, declared at a campaign rally led by Vice President Mike Pence that he will vote for Trump this time.

“This is not a game, folks. President Trump, Vice President Pence — God uses whoever he wants to bring his people out of whatever the problem happens to be,” he told the crowd.

This week, the Democratic Party data and analytics company Catalist found black voters have expanded their share of ballots cast in this election compared to the last election in key battleground states such as Florida and Michigan, the Washington Examiner reported.

In Florida, 13% black voters so far have cast their ballots compared to 12% in 2016. In Michigan, black voters account for 12% of ballots cast compared to 8% in 2016.

President Trump has touted accomplishments that have benefited blacks, including record-low unemployment prior to the coronavirus pandemic, opportunity zones, criminal justice reform and permanent funding of historic black colleges.

Sport columnist Jason Whitlock, who recently interviewed Trump for Outkick.com, told “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” on Tuesday the president’s record “speaks for itself” and the “façade” that he is a racist “just doesn’t ring true.”

He notes many black Americans, including celebrities such as Kanye West and Ice Cube, are breaking rank.

Whitlock said Trump “actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama.”

“When [Obama] was president, I don’t think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, ‘Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?'” he said.

“President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate,” said Whitlock. “And America’s unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we’ve been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he’s some flaming racist, it just doesn’t ring true.”

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Kevin McCarthy tells networks to call winner only after polls close

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

By Mary Rose Corkery

Daily Caller News Foundation

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants all major media outlets to wait to call the 2020 election winner “until every polling center has closed,” McCarthy said in a letter to outlets Wednesday.

“Americans will be watching their television and monitoring their social media feeds anxiously awaiting the results of the election. And understandably, the competition within the media to be the first to deliver those results is intense,” McCarthy wrote.

“But media bragging rights should not supersede Americans’ voices. Any media organization that declares a winner of the presidential election before polling centers have closed will unquestionably disenfranchise Americans who have not yet voted,” he added.

Due to the inability to count important battleground states’ mail-in-ballots until the day of the election, there is a possible situation where the presidential election winner may be unknown until after Nov.3, The Hill reported.

McCarthy’s letter was addressed to NBC Universal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde, ABC News President James Goldston and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, among others.

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Pennsylvania poll about fracking should scare Biden to death

(TRENDING POLITICS) – Although the Facebook fact-checkers will tell you that Joe Biden “does not” want to ban fracking, damaging video clips of Biden himself tell a much different story.

During a CNN debate earlier this year, Biden was asked if there would be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration, he said “No, we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated.”

This brings us to a shocking new poll today from Pennsylvania that shows a whopping majority of PA voters support fracking, and 73% of them are aware of the comments that Joe Biden has made about fracking.

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'I'm not an Uncle Tom': See black Democratic lawmaker endorse Trump

Flint City Council Vice President Maurice Davis tells a Mike Pence campaign rally Oct. 29, 2020, why he’s voting for President Trump (Video screenshot)

He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

But Flint City Council member Maurice Davis explained at a rally in the Michigan city led by Vice President Mike Pence why he’s supporting President Trump.

A black man, Davis told the crowd at the Flint airport Wednesday, “I’m not an Uncle Tom.”

“This is not a game, folks. President Trump, Vice President Pence — God uses whoever he wants to be bring his people out of whatever the problem happens to be,” he said.

“Right now, the narrative has been spent — President Trump is full of hate. Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate. I’m tired, I’ve been a Democrat, I am a Democrat, all my life, 64 years,” said Davis, the vice president of the city council.

“Last four years I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I’m not a bootlicker, I’m not an Uncle Tom,” he said.

“I’m none of those things. I’m somebody that’s in a poor, impoverished community.”

Davis, whose city drew national attention for its fouled water system, said people “are losing everything, and when Mr. Trump says ‘What the hell do you got to lose?’ he was talking to me.”

“But this is what I got to gain: Instead of being a divided state of America, it’s time to be the United States of America.”

On Thursday, a Rasmussen poll found 31% of likely black voters said that if the election were held today, they would vote for President Trump. Other polls indicated closer to 20% of blacks will vote for Trump. A Los Angeles Times poll Thursday had it at 14.6%.

Trump received only 8% of the black vote in 2016, and political analysts have said that if that figure were to double, it could tip the election in his favor.

Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll has measured Trump’s job-approval rating among blacks as high as 46%.

See the speech:

At the Flint rally Wednesday, Pence thanked Davis.

“Vice president of the City Council in Flint. Where are you, Maurice? Let’s hear it for Maurice. I’m partial to vice presidents. Thank you, Maurice,” he said.

Thanking the crowd for coming, he added “it really is amazing to think about all that we’ve accomplished.”

Trump has been endorsed by other black Democratic lawmakers, including Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, who spoke at the Republican National Convention.

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Jim Biden refuses to answer reporters' questions

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s brother refused to answer questions after he was approached by a reporter outside a house in Maryland about allegations that the former vice president was aware of family members’ business deals overseas.

A Fox News reporter found Jim Biden at a residence on the Eastern Shore and asked him why he involved his brother “in your China deal.” “Why did you and Hunter Biden want Joe Biden to meet with Tony B.?” the reporter asked, referring to Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski.

“Would you please stop bothering me?” Jim Biden responded.

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'Obamagate' movie destroys media's 'Russia' narrative

President Donald J. Trump  (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

Aided by their media allies, leading Democrats such as House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff continue to cling to the narrative that Donald Trump is a Russian agent who colluded with Vladimir Putin to win the 2016 election.

Peter Strzok, the lead FBI investigator best known for his texts with bureau lawyer Lisa Page, has gone on to write a defiant memoir, “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump.”

Page is now an MSNBC national security and legal analyst, while former CIA Director John Brennan contributes to CNN and fired FBI Director James Comey is still pitching his memoir “A Higher Loyalty.”

Then there’s “The Comey Rule,” a Showtime miniseries based on the former director’s book.

Now, the Irish-born filmmaking couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinny, known for their film “Gosnell,” have countered the spin with “ObamaGate.”  Teaming with the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch, the “Hamilton”-style 70-minute film derives its script word-for-word from the wealth of texts, emails, memos and witness transcripts collected in the many Trump-Russia investigations.

It can be viewed at no cost via YouTube.

The suprisingly humorous as well as revealing text exchanges reenacted by “Superman” actor Dean Cain as Strzok and “Buffy the Vampire” star Kristy Swanson as Page are at the center of the drama.

Their plotting to bring down Trump is interspersed by caricatures of Brennan and Comey reading their tweets, with comedic effect.

John James, known for playing Jeff Colby in “Dynasty,” plays a pretentious Comey dressed in a Boy Scout uniform. Paul Michael Niema portrays a maniacal Brennan in a business suit holding a teddy bear and wearing matching teddy bear slippers.

James Clapper, Susan Rice and Loretta Lynch are briefly portrayed, showing the sharp contrast between their public claims of “collusion” with statements made under oath.

McAleer said in an interview with WND last month that he wants to dispel the notion that the Strzok-Page texts are merely “anti-Trump.”

“The texts show them conspiring and plotting to destroy the Trump candidacy and presidency. That’s a fact,” he said.

See “The Obamagate Movie”:

McAleer and McElhinney also have turned the gripping testimony from the 2014 Michael Brown case into a play called “Ferguson.”  And they had Cain and Swanson in the role of Strzok and Page in “FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers.”

“We would be unemployed if the media did its job,” McAleer told WND in an interview.

“They’re not reporting spin anymore,” he said of the establishment media,” they’re straightout publishing falsehoods and lies, and things that are not true.”

The “beauty” of verbatim theater, he said, “is that we are showing you the facts and give, often, eyewitness accounts.”

McAleer said he’s seen “The Comey Rule,” and his “charitable” assessment is that it’s “misleading.”

“It doesn’t tell the truth about the Russia investigation, or even the Hillary Clinton investigation,” he said.

His film will “destroy” their story, he said.

Before producing documentaries for the BBC and other networks, McAleer was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and for The Economist in Eastern Europe. Before that, he covered Ireland for the Sunday Times of London. He began his career covering the Northern Ireland for The Irish News in Belfast.

The couple’s book “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” was an Amazon and New York Times bestseller. Other notable works are the films “FrackNation, Not Evil Just Wrong,” “Mine Your Own Business, “The Search for Tristan’s Mum” and “Return to Sender.”

In February, McAleer told the Daily Beast that he, Cain and Swanson met for 45 minutes with President Trump in the Oval Office, a scheduled 15-minute meeting that went 30 minutes longer.

Trump hadn’t seen the “FBI Lovebirds” play, he said, but praised the concept of a script based entirely on congressional testimony and the Strzok-Page texts. The Daily Beast was vexed about the fact that one day after “an attempt to calm nerves” about the coronavirus, Trump “spent 45 minutes talking to the lead actors of a low-budget conservative play about the so-called Deep State.”

McAleer told WND he hopes “Obamagate” will provide a balance not only to “The Comey Rule” but also to books such as Peter Strzok’s, which he said are “trying to rewrite history.”

“If journalism is the first draft of history,” he said, “then I’m happy enough to play that part.”

See Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinny talk about “Obamagate”:

See actor Dean Cain talk about his role in “Obamagate”:

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7 of 9 mistakenly discarded mail-in Pa. ballots were votes for Trump, can be counted

(FOX NEWS) — The Pennsylvania county where a worker is believed to have mistakenly discarded nine mail-in ballots has linked them to voters, meaning they are eligible to be counted.

The incident occurred in Luzerne County, Pa., where the county manager said all of the mishandled ballots have been able to be verified, thanks to identifying information retrieved from them, according to the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader.

Amid ongoing discussions with local and federal investigators, it was reportedly decided that the ballots in question could be returned to the county and sent through the official tallying process.

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Dr. Scott Atlas demolishes Joe Biden's COVID lockdown claim

President Donald J. Trump listens as White House medical advisor Dr. Scott Atlas delivers his remarks during a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

When Joe Biden claimed “no serious” doctor agrees with Dr. Scott Atlas’ coronavirus strategy of loosening coronavirus restrictions for the healthy while protecting the vulnerable, the White House coronavirus adviser got the last word.

CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell noted to Biden that Atlas is “advocating young people go about their business and older people sequester.”

“Nobody thinks he makes any sense,” Biden responded in the Oct. 25 “60 Minutes” interview. “Nobody. No serious doc around the world.”

Atlas shot back in a tweet, the Washington Examiner reported.

“‘NOBODY!’ Ummm … tell that to the 11,000+ (so far) epidemiologists and ID scientists from Harvard, Stanford, Oxford etc. who aligned with this. Boy, those Flat Earthers sure don’t give up,” he wrote.

Joe Biden (Video screenshot)

Atlas was referring to The Great Barrington Declaration, launched earlier this month.

As WND reported, the petition organized by professors Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford and Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya of Stanford states that as “infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.”

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found the sweeping lockdowns lead to more COVID-19 deaths and a prolonging of the pandemic than if the government were to let herd immunity build up in young populations, the National Post of Canada reported.

The researchers did a a reanalysis of data modeling used by the U.K. government as guidance for implementing blanket lockdowns.

They concluded that that while strict public health measures bring cases down, the number of deaths rise in the long run.

The authors described the lockdown model as a postponement of the pandemic.

Not a death sentence

In a Fox News interview earlier this month, Kulldorf
said most of his “colleagues in infectious disease are in favor of risk-based strategy or an age-based strategy where we protect the elderly or other high risk groups while the younger resume life more or less normally.”

Gupta and Bhattacharya, who joined Kulldorf in the interview with Laura Ingraham, emphasized that herd immunity should be the objective, contending it could be achieved in a relatively short amount of time.

COVID is not a “death sentence,” Bhattacharya argued, alluding to survival rates calculated by the Centers for Disease Control of nearly 100% for those under 70 and nearly 95% for those who are older.

“I think we’ve created this idea in the public mind that it is something so unique and so deadly that we should utterly end all normal existence as a result of it,” he said.

A service member conducts a temperature check during a flu vaccination event for Army family members and military retirees at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Michelle Gordon)

“That’s not right. We can have a much better way. Protect the vulnerable. Shield them for a short period of time until we reach a level where there is population immunity,” the Stanford professor said. “And for the rest of the world, let us live our lives.”

The CDC last month issued new estimates that showed people under 50 years infected by COVID-19 have nearly a 100% survival rate. It broke down to a 99.997% survival rate for 0-19; 99.98% for ages 20-49; 99.5% for 50-69; and 94.6% for those over 70.

Those who died of coronavirus, according to the CDC, had an average of 2.6 comorbidities, meaning more than two chronic diseases along with COVID-19. Overall, the CDC says, just 6% of the people counted as COVID-19 deaths died of COVID-19 alone.

The World Health Organization said in early October it estimated 10% of the world’s population has been infected, meaning that by the U.N. body’s own account, the infection fatality rate for COVID-19 is only 0.13%. That’s a little more than one-tenth of 1%, which the WHO says is the rate for the seasonal flu.

The WHO’s estimate in March of a death rate of 3.4% sparked panic worldwide, fueling the catastrophic lockdowns.

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