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Joe Biden’s frontrunner status changes the dynamic of the Democratic primary, and Donald Trump threatens to abuse his power in order to derail the former Vice President’s candidacy. Then Senator Brian Schatz joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka in studio to talk about impeachment, the Senate, the primary, and take some listener Q&As. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.

Show Notes: 

Biden

  • Iowa Polls
  • New Hampshire Polls
  • South Carolina Polls
  • Charleston Post & Courier – ‘The safe choice:’ Biden widens SC lead in 2020 Democratic presidential primary
  • Bloomberg: Biden Pulling Away in South Carolina With 46%, State Poll Shows
  • CNN: Joe Biden is the clear 2020 front-runner now – By Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten (May 9)
  • WaPo: Biden’s entry into the Democratic race provides a jolt to the Sanders candidacy – By Dan Balz
  • CNN: How Joe Biden is eating into Bernie Sanders’ coalition – By Harry Enten
  • New Yorker: The Power of Joe Biden’s Personal Appeal in the Rust Belt (April 30)
  • Politico: Florida takes shape as Joe Biden’s firewall
  • WaPo: They worked for Obama. They’re not supporting Biden — yet. – By Michael Scherer, Dan Balz and Matt Viser
  • BuzzFeed: Early-State Democrats See Joe Biden As A Pragmatic, Electable Placeholder — Not The Progressive Future
  • Politico: How Joe Biden went from flop to front-runner in Iowa
  • LA Times – Iowa voters flock to Joe Biden, but out of practicality, not passion
  • DesMoines Register – Joe Biden’s challenge in Iowa: Going from great on paper to standing out in crowded, diverse field
  • Vox: The 20-year argument between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren over bankruptcy, explained – A clash over a 2005 bankruptcy bill — and a broader contrast in worldviews. – By Matthew Yglesias
  • WaPo: How the Democrats’ shift to the left indirectly aids Joe Biden
  • Vanity Fair – “THIS IS DO-OR-DIE”: JOE BIDEN’S “ELECTABILITY” ARGUMENT IS HOW DEMOCRATS LOSE ELECTIONS – By Peter Hamby
  • Morning Consult – Why Biden’s Cold Shoulder on ‘Medicare for All’ Is a Safe Bet Politically
  • NYT: ‘There He Goes Again’? Not Yet, as Biden Avoids Major Gaffes
  • Politico: ‘A dream ticket’: Black lawmakers pitch Biden-Harris to beat Trump
  • NYT: Biden’s 2020 Rivals Attack Him From the Left on Climate Change
  • Reuters: Exclusive: Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy
  • Guardian – Could climate change submerge Joe Biden’s presidential bid?
  • WaPo: Joe Biden’s baffling misread on climate change
  • The Intercept: JOE BIDEN’S UNION SCHTICK IS ALL PERFORMANCE. HIS POLLSTER JUST SIGNED UP TO LOBBY AGAINST LABOR FOR TRUMP’S NAFTA 2.0.
  • The Atlantic: Biden Is Betting on Unions. They Might Bet on Someone Else.
  • Vanity Fair: “IT’S GOING TO BE A GUERRILLA WAR”: THE SANDERS LEFT OPENS FIRE ON BIDEN
  • NYT: Joe Biden Has Support From Older Black Voters. Is It Enough?
  • CNN: Joe Biden once said a fence was needed to stop ‘tons’ of drugs from Mexico
  • Vanity Fair: HERE’S A VIDEO OF JOE BIDEN SOUNDING A LOT LIKE TRUMP – “Folks, I voted for a fence . . . Some of you won’t like it, I voted for 700 miles of fence.”
  • Politico: Democrats itching to take down Biden over free-trade past
  • WaPo: Joe Biden is much less popular among Democratic women who’ve been sexually harassed
  • The Cut: A Running List of Things Joe Biden Hasn’t Apologized For
  • The Nation – By Joan Walsh – Good Luck, Joe Biden! You’ll Need It
  • NYT: How Does Joe Biden Fit Into a Changing Democratic Party? – By Nate Cohn
  • Mother Jones: How Can Dems Win Back Rural America? Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Agree on the Answer
  • Axios: Trump’s Biden obsession
  • Politico: Trump: Biden 2020 reminds me of Trump 2016
  • The Atlantic – Trump’s Biden Plan? It Could Get Dirty
  • The Atlantic: Trump’s Obsession With Joe Biden Takes a New Turn
  • The Atlantic: Trump’s Allies Want to Clintonize Joe Biden
  • NYT: Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats’ ‘
  • Vox: Rudy Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip amid criticism he’s courting election interference – The president’s lawyer wants Ukrainian officials to investigate a call Joe Biden made about corruption.
  • WaPo: After backlash, Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip meant to ‘meddle’ in investigations to help Trump
  • Guardian: Trump wants Barr to consider investigating Biden – Giuliani
  • Politico: Trump: Discussing a Biden probe with Barr would be ‘appropriate’
  • NYT: Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump
  • NYT:  Biden Faces Conflict of Interest Questions That Are Being Promoted by Trump and Allies
  • CNN: Biden camp responds after Giuliani’s canceled trip to Ukraine
  • Daily Beast: Ukrainians Slam Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Shameful Play’ to Meddle in Their Politics
  • NBC News: Schiff: Trump pushing Biden-Ukraine story because he thinks former VP is his ‘most formidable opponent’
  • WaPo – Media Column by Erik Wemple – New York Times, Bloomberg square off over Biden-Ukraine reportin
  • Bloomberg: Timeline in Ukraine Probe Casts Doubt on Giuliani’s Biden Claim (May 6)
  • The Intercept: A Republican Conspiracy Theory About a Biden-in-Ukraine Scandal Has Gone Mainstream. But It Is Not True

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