Joe Biden meets with AFL-CIOs Richard Trumka as he weighs 2016 run

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Former U.S. “Talk of a Joe Biden 2016 presidential candidacy is at peak coverage this cycle, with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton seemingly ceding ground to Sen.Biden: My heart and soul “are pretty well banged up” … This isn’t a way to build up a fire for 2016; it’s a way to throw water on it … Boston Globe: Biden and Elizabeth Warren aren’t exactly BFFs … Hillary: “I should have used two emails … I take responsibility for that decision” … Is Trump getting into Jeb’s head? “We need leadership in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON — Team Clinton on Tuesday made it clear to Vice President Joe Biden that it will push back hard if he jumps into the Democratic presidential race against her. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk said Thursday that he would donate to Joe Biden if the vice president decides to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. Bernie Sanders with the passing of every month,” observes Eric Ostermeier, a University of Minnesota political professor and a meticulous researcher. Manhattan Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Clinton loyalist, sent the first warning volley by tweeting: “Has everyone forgotten & forgiven the @JoeBiden Anita Hill sexual harassment debacle?

Kirk, who served as the ambassador on trade issues served from 2009 to 2013, also gave $2,700—the maximum amount allowable—to Hillary Clinton’s campaign back in April. I’m with the most qualified woman in the race — Hillary.” It was a not-so-subtle reminder that Biden’s long legislative track record in the Senate — not to mention his tenure as veep — will be fair game if he decides to take on Clinton’s political machine.

His offer to also make a donation to Biden, which Kirk made in an e-mail to Bloomberg, comes two days after Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack endorsed Clinton the former secretary of state. Biden chaired the explosive 1991 Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and was one of many white male senators to grill Hill during her testimony. Hill had worked for Thomas at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and alleged at the hearings that he had sexually harassed her. Kirk’s desire to express support for both of his former administration colleagues highlights the awkwardness facing the Obama team with the prospect of a late Biden entry into the presidential race. Clinton 67 and GOP front-runner Donald Trump is 69. “But even with a wave of initial good will at his back for a 2016 campaign, Biden would face long historical odds in winning the White House from his current political perch,” Mr.

Of course, Biden’s comments come as another Quinnipiac poll (this one national) shows him with a better fav/unfav rating than Clinton, and has him performing slightly better in hypothetical general-election matchups than Hillary does. (The same poll, though, shows Hillary leading both Biden and Sanders in the Dem race.) Then again, campaigns-in-waiting are usually going to poll better than the campaigns already underway. Suspicions that Biden will run have increased in recent days, with vice president acknowledging that he’s weighing a decision to Democratic National Committee, according to CNN.

So we have a process…” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)/ Presidential Candidate Former Governor Jeb Bush held an event in his home state of Florida looking for common ground with pro-choice voters. “There’s common ground between pro-life and pro-choice people that we ought to find and forge and make sure that this country respects life from beginning to end,” said Jeb Bush (R) Presidential Candidate. His research reveals this: “Just two sitting vice presidents have been elected to the presidency across nine attempts in the modern two-party era since 1828 and only one over the last 175 years.” The pair of sitting VPs elected president before the ratification of the 12th Amendment were John Adams in 1796 and Thomas Jefferson in 1800. “Thereafter nine have ventured a presidential bid from their perch as vice president with only two doing so successfully – Democrat Martin Van Buren in 1836 and Republican George H.W. Just consider this 2002 New York Times letter to the editor that Warren wrote, which called out Biden for work he was doing a bankruptcy bill. “Banking and credit lobbyists have been trying to change the bankruptcy laws for years.

But Warren has repeatedly said she will not run for the Oval Office, and the congressman said he thinks that is unlikely to change. “No politician wants to be challenged. Biden’s 2008 Iowa volunteer coordinator, Abby Finkenauer, now an Iowa state legislator, said she allied herself with Clinton’s campaign before hearing from Biden. “I was never asked to hold off,” Finkenauer told The Post. “It’s Iowa and it was early and I stand by my decision. The current bill was stuck in conference between the Senate and House until Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware — where many banks and credit-card issuers are incorporated — agreed to vote with Republicans on almost all the issues that were holding up the bill. They all say they want to be, but we all want to be anointed,” Capuano said. “But having a difficult primary can get you better in your debates and get you paying attention to what you say and how you do it.”

He has been a great role model over the years.” If Biden jumps in, he’ll basically be “starting with zero” against Clinton, who has built a well-funded organization with an “incredible number” of paid staff on the ground, said Iowa state Sen. But as Obama’s trade representative, Kirk was also instrumental in the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that many labor-oriented Democrats fear could kill American jobs. This is the downside of Jeb engaging with Trump: He’s starting to get into Jeb’s head. *** Obama marks 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: Finally, President Obama heads to New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – and mark the opening of a new community center in the Lower 9th Ward there. “Not long ago, our gathering here in the Lower 9th might have seemed unlikely,” Obama is expected to say in his 4:55 pm ET remarks, according to the AP. “But today, this new community center stands as a symbol of the extraordinary resilience of this city and its people, of the entire Gulf Coast, indeed, of the United States of America. You are an example of what’s possible when, in the face of tragedy and hardship, good people come together to lend a hand, and to build a better future.” *** On the trail: Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Greenville, South Carolina at 11:00 a.m.

ET … Hillary Clinton holds an organizing event in Cleveland, Ohio … Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee are in Iowa … Rand Paul stumps in Idaho … And Martin O’Malley is in New Hampshire. A new national Quinnipiac poll shows Trump in first place among GOP voters at 28%, with 12% for Ben Carson and 7% apiece for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. I get it.” TRUMP: The Wall Street Journal on Donald Trump: “His success has baffled his rivals and critics, but it makes sense to people who have studied the psychological power of bullying.” “In a 35-minute interview this week with The Washington Post tracing his history with the Bushes, Trump unleashed a hailstorm of scorn.

Scott Walker completed a full five-stop campaign day in Iowa Wednesday, going from one eatery to another in his pursuit of completing a “full Grassley” – by visiting all 99 counties in the state, NBC’s Shaquille Brewster reports. Brewster adds that each stop was with a small group of people, sometimes with formal remarks, others with no remarks and a lot of personal interactions. He began by pausing to mention the shooting in Virginia, but over the course of the day talked about China, ethanol subsidies, differences with other candidates (mentioned Cruz specifically), and Donald Trump.

The latest on the markets: “A recovery in global markets gained steam Thursday after concerns about slowing growth in China triggered a rout earlier this week. U.S. stock futures and shares in Europe and Asia rose sharply, building on a rebound that began Wednesday after reassuring comments from central bankers and positive U.S. economic data.” From Bloomberg: “The European Union is working on a political agreement that would set the stage for future energy deals in Iran, two people with direct knowledge of the talks said. The accord would pave the way for any talks on specific contracts in the future and would come only after the nuclear deal reached in July between Iran and world powers enters into force, the people said.”

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