Biden addresses idea of high court packing: ‘I’m not a fan’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden says he is “not a fan” of adding seats to the Supreme Court, after weeks of avoiding questions about the idea that’s been pushed by progressives and used by Republicans to attack him.

“I’ve already spoken on — I’m not a fan of court packing, but I don’t want to get off on that whole issue. I want to keep focused,” the Democratic presidential nominee said in an interview Monday with Cincinnati’s WKRC.

Biden argued that the focus should remain on President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to push through Amy Coney Barrett as a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the Nov. 3 election.

“That’s the court-packing the public should be focused on,” he said.

Biden has expressed opposition to the idea of expanding the Supreme Court before, but in recent weeks notably dodged multiple questions from the media about the proposal, insisting

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KKK ‘social visit’ cards left at Biden supporters’ homes



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Joe Biden supporters in Tennessee have been targeted with Ku Klux Klan business cards in an apparent attempt at voter intimidation.

Speaking to local radio station WPLN News, Shelbyville resident Breana Green said she noticed the disturbance outside her neighbour’s home, who supports the Democratic presidential nominee.

According to Ms Green, a yard sign in support of Mr Biden was tampered with, whilst the yard outside her neighbour’s home had been littered with businesses cards that carried the Ku Klux Klan name.

The cards carried a statement threatening a second visit, and read: “You have been paid a social visit by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t make the next visit a business call.”

Ms Green, a community activist and organiser, said that whilst her neighbours are white, the Klu Klux Klan material felt like intimidation.

“I was really startled by it

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Ku Klux Klan cards left at Biden supporters’ homes in TN

Residents of a Tennessee town are on edge after Ku Klux Klan propaganda was found scattered in the yards of homes with political signs expressing support for Joe Biden.

“I was really startled by it and also kind of scared,” Shelbyville resident Breana Green told WPLN News of the moment she noticed a neighbor’s yard littered with 20 “business cards” purporting to be from the white supremacist hate group.

The cards described a “social visit” from the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and warned, “don’t make the next visit a business call.”

Green said her neighbor’s Biden-Harris yard sign was also destroyed and appeared to have been run over, WSMV reported.

”It’s scary knowing that just supporting a presidential candidate can incite this kind of vandalism,” she told the news station.

Another resident reported that the same cards were left behind after someone swiped a Biden-Harris sign from a

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Conservative think tank: Biden proposals would cut taxes for most in 2021

The tax proposals of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question ‘Hamilton’ cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE would raise $2.8 trillion over 10 years and reduce taxes for most households in the near-term, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

“Overall, Biden’s tax proposals would make the US tax code more progressive,” AEI researchers said in their paper.

Biden has offered a number of tax proposals aimed at raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations. These include undoing portions of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE‘s 2017 tax-cut law that cut taxes for people making over $400,000, subjecting

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Intimidating Ku Klux Klan ‘business cards’ left in yards with Biden signs

Ku Klux Klan business cards describing a “social visit” from the hate group — and warning that the next one would be a “business call” — are appearing in the yards of Joe Biden supporters in Tennessee.

Shelbyville resident Breana Green told local outlet WSMV-TV that her friend’s home was targeted.

“We noticed that there was litter in the yard,” Green told the outlet. “I started to pick up the litter and noticed these business cards.”

About 20 Ku Klux Klan business cards bearing the threatening message were strewn across the yard, she said.

It appeared that whoever left the cards was provoked by the Biden-Harris sign in the yard, Green said.

“There [were] also tire marks in the yard which indicated the sign had been [run] over,” she told the outlet.

“I was really startled by it and also kind of scared,” Green told WPLN-FM, another local station.

Though

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KKK ‘Social Visit’ Cards Left at Joe Biden Supporters’ Homes in Tennessee

Cards describing a “social visit” from the Ku Klux Klan were left at the homes of Joe Biden supporters in Tennessee, intimidating local residents.

Breana Green, of Shelbyville, described how she noticed that a sign showing support for Biden in her neighbor’s yard had been disturbed.

Speaking to WSMV, Green said the yard was littered with a number of “business cards” reportedly belonging to the KKK.

Green believed the cards were left in response to the Biden-Harris yard sign, which also had tire marks indicating it had been run over.

“It’s scary knowing that just supporting a presidential candidate can incite this kind of vandalism,” Green said.

“There is some anxiety that people could be targeted in my family,” she added.

“People in the community could be targeted as well. I just don’t think this should be something that we’re dealing with in 2020.”

Speaking to WPLB,

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Biden presidency bad for media business and America

Most voters have made some votes they regret — when they voted for a winner, and he or she did not live up to expectations. The situation is even worse when you convince someone to vote for a candidate who turns out to be a disaster. The person you convinced to make the bad decision probably, at least quietly, resents you for giving bad advice and has lost some respect for your judgment. 

Most of the mainstream media, by being so far in the tank for Joe Biden, have now put themselves in the position that if he is elected and fails, they are going to suffer even lower reputations. To the extent they try to defend a failing Biden presidency, fewer readers or listeners are going to pay any attention to them — lower ratings mean fewer advertising dollars, which will result in more job layoffs for journalists. 

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Kaine: Biden Won’t Answer Court-Packing Because ‘It’s Not His Business’

Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) speaks in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2020. (Win McNamee/Reuters)

I kid you not. In an interview by Bill Hemmer on Fox News this afternoon, Senator Tim Kaine (D., Vt.) surmised — because, of course, they haven’t discussed the matter — that his party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, is probably refusing to answer the question of whether he supports packing the Supreme Court because . . . it turns out . . . “it’s not his business.” See, Biden is running for president, and it turns out that legislation regarding the Supreme Court is totally up to Congress. Nothing for Ol’ Joe to be concerned about.

You can check the clip. The senator did his best to keep a straight face, but it was a struggle.

To be clear, packing the Court means expanding its size so the President of the United States (which

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Will Joe Biden Raise Taxes on People Making Less Than $400,000? Trump, GOP Criticize Proposal

Nonpartisan tax groups and critics of President Donald Trump alike have rebuked a repeated claim by Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, that Joe Biden intends to raise taxes on “82 percent of Americans.”



Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Joseph Biden, (R), shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, at the Naval Observatory, on November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Vice President Biden and his Wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a luncheon for Vice President-elect Pence and his wife Karen.


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Vice President Joseph Biden, (R), shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, at the Naval Observatory, on November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Vice President Biden and his Wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a luncheon for Vice President-elect Pence and his wife Karen.

McDaniel’s false claim Sunday prompted Biden staff and supporters to highlight that Biden’s proposed tax plan promises never to raise taxes on any American who makes less than $400,000 per year. McDaniel shared on Twitter a Sunday interview in which Biden campaign co-chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond reiterated that middle-class Americans will not be hit with new taxes. McDaniel dismissed Richmond’s statement and instead pointed toward

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Cap Times Idea Fest: Bob Woodward assesses Trump, Biden and the state of journalism | Local Government

Woodward said during his discussions with Trump, Trump consistently emphasized that Biden is impaired and has slowed down. Woodward agreed, in part.

 “He has slowed down a little bit. He’s hesitant on some things,” Woodward said. Conversely, “Trump just goes right to the throat.”

When asked about similarities and differences between President Richard Nixon and Trump and the impeachment proceedings earlier in the year, Woodward was unequivocal: “Nixon was a criminal and a proven criminal. No one has pinned a crime on Trump.”

A big difference, Woodward said, was the component of premeditation.

“A crime, as we know, required premeditation almost always. Particularly political crimes, you have to plot. Trump doesn’t plot. He doesn’t premeditate. It’s all the impulse,” he said.

When Robert Mueller began his special investigation, Woodward said he was pretty confident there would be no smoking gun because “Trump doesn’t think or act that way.”

When it

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