Joe Biden emphasizes his legislative record on gun control in new campaign ads.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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The two commercials released Friday touted Biden’s career accomplishments on gun safety and described his gun control goals. The ads came out on the same day of the deadly Parkland shooting that occurred two years ago in Florida.

One of the ads featured Biden interacting with children saying protecting them from gun violence is protecting their future.

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

The other ad attacked the NRA and touted Biden’s experience in dealing with the group. It said, “Joe Biden stood up to the NRA, got the Brady Bill background checks passed, wrote the law banning assault weapons, and limited the number of bullets in a magazine. As president, he will beat the NRA again.”

Biden campaign officials believe gun reform will be a significant factor in the swing state of Nevada as 2020 Democrat primaries continue.

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NYC protesters call for Joe Biden to drop out

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former Vice President Joe Biden recently addressed a crowd of protesters who were calling for him to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

While leaving a New York City campaign event Thursday, the 77-year-old was met with chants from what appeared to be his own supporters calling for him to suspend his campaign.

Some of his supporters said although they respect Biden, it’s time for him to step aside to give younger generations a larger voice.

Biden finished fourth and fifth in Iowa and New Hampshire respectively, which is a far-cry from his front-runner status heading into the primaries.

The former vice president said he’s not considering dropping out of the race before the Nevada caucuses later this month.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham pushes to open investigation into the Biden’s alleged ties to Ukraine

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has renewed his push to open an investigation into the Biden family’s alleged ties to corruption in Ukraine. One America’s Emily Finn breaks down his latest comments.



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Ukraine’s former top prosecutor says Joe Biden demanded dismissal over Burisma probe

Jill Biden watches as her husband Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a caucus night campaign rally on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Former Ukrainian chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin has claimed Joe Biden committed bribery and extortion in his country.

In an interview with Rudy Giuliani Wednesday, Shokin said Biden pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to get him fired over an investigation into energy company Burisma.

Shokin said Biden was threatening to withhold the loan guarantees that Ukraine needed at the time. Giuliani added, Biden admitted to that himself.

Shokin also said Poroshenko had no choice but to dismiss him, allowing Hunter Biden to continue his corrupt dealings at Burisma under the protection of Joe Biden who was vice president at the time.

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Biden goes after Buttigieg following Iowa caucuses

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Somersworth, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Joe Biden is attacking Pete Buttigieg following Monday’s caucuses. On Wednesday, Biden told voters Buttigieg is too inexperienced to be President of the United States. The former vice president then proceeded to list his own accomplishments from his time in the Obama administration.

Recent polls showed Biden in second place in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary on Tuesday. Biden added he took a “gut punch” in Iowa, but said he’s in the race for the long haul.

“I’m not going to sugar coat it, we took a gut punch in Iowa,” he said. “But look, this isn’t the first time in my life I’ve been knocked down.”

This combination of Jan. 26, 2020, photos shows at left, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa; and at right Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Sioux City, Iowa. After a daylong delay, partial results from Iowa’s Democratic caucuses showed Buttigieg and Sanders ahead of the pack. (AP Photo)

Iowa’s Democrat Party released additional results from the state’s caucus earlier in the day, which showed Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders leading the field. According to the latest data from 92 percent of the precincts, Buttigieg carried 26.5 percent of delegates vote. He was trailed closely by Bernie Sanders, who had 25.6 percent, and Elizabeth Warren, who held 18.3 percent.

It’s unclear when the remaining results will be released. Meanwhile, candidates are now focusing on New Hampshire, where the next primary contest will take place.

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Joe Biden loses cool after being asked about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently snapped under questioning about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine. On Monday, he defended his son Hunter’s former board position at Burisma Holdings, a major Ukrainian energy company, by claiming he got the job because he is a “very bright guy.”

The former vice president went on to say, “no one’s found anything wrong with his dealings in Ukraine except it was a bad image.” When pressed whether or not the 2020 hopeful agreed about the perception, however, Biden was quick to attack.

Meanwhile, recently released State Department emails have suggested Biden was selling his office to pocket the proceeds of Ukrainian corruption. A February 2016 email used Hunter Biden’s name in order to arrange a meeting between a senior State Department official and Burisma lobbyist Karen Tranmontano.

State Department emails also showed Tranmontano wanted to lobby the U.S. government for Burisma after it faced anti-corruption scrutiny by the Ukrainian government. According to reports, several Democrat witnesses were involved in the Biden-Ukraine corruption and benefited from it.

Republican senators, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), have called for a probe into the Bidens’ dealings.

“I can promise you no one has looked at whether or not there was a conflict of interest,” he stated. “No one has taken the time to explain how Hunter Biden got rich in the Ukraine and his father didn’t know anything about it.”

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Biden says his vice president needs to be capable of being president

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Rocklin Conference Center in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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2020 hopeful Joe Biden is saying he might die once he’s elected president. During a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday, Biden said his old age may require his vice president to step up to his position.

If elected, he will be 78 years old when he’s inaugurated. This would make him the oldest elected president in U.S. history.

When Biden told the audience he needed a capable vice president for this reason, they laughed, thinking he was joking.

“Whoever I pick is two things: One, is capable of being president, because I’m an old guy,” he said, prompting laughter from his audience. “No, I’m serious, thank God I’m in great health.”

Biden has suggested he’s considering Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama as potential candidates to be his running mate.

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Sen. Rick Scott releases anti-Biden political ad

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) recently released a new political ad, which takes a shot at Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden as well as the ongoing impeachment trial.

The Florida Republican launched the 30 second advertisement called “Biden Got Away With It” Tuesday, which is specifically airing on local television networks in Des Moines, Iowa.

In the video, the GOP lawmaker slams Democrats for “badly botching the impeachment charade” and spending so much time covering up for the former vice president.

The ad comes just before the Iowa caucuses are set to kick-off on February 3, 2020. According to a Monmouth University poll, Biden is slightly leading the pool of Democrat 2020 contenders with 23 percent of likely voters choosing the former vice president.

However, Sen. Bernie Sander (D-Vt.) came in a close second with 21 percent, followed by former Indian Mayor Pete Buttigieg who snatched 16 percent of likely voters. The close numbers suggests a tight race ahead of the Iowa caucuses as Sen. Scott attempts to tip the scales.

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Sen. Cruz: Hunter Biden would be most important witness

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, with Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., right, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Hunter Biden would be the most important witness in the impeachment trial. While speaking with reporters Monday, Cruz said House Democrats haven’t provided compelling evidence for the president’s impeachment.

The Texas lawmaker also said he thinks calling witnesses isn’t necessary, but if they are called then Hunter Biden would provide the most important testimony. He made the following comments regarding the topic:

“In my view, additional witnesses are not necessary. The House managers have presented their case. They haven’t come remotely close to meeting their burden of proof. Now that being said, if the Senate later this week when we vote on witnesses decides to go down to the road of additional witnesses, I think at a minimum the most important witness for the Senate to hear from is now Hunter Biden.”

Democrats would need at least four Republicans to vote in favor of calling witnesses in order for the motion to pass. That vote could come as early as Friday or Saturday.

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Sanders once touted support for Biden’s 1994 crime bill

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greet each other Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Uncovered video shows that Bernie Sanders once backed Joe Biden’s controversial 1994 crime bill. He went as far to say the U.S. needs more jails and tougher crime penalties.

The Vermont senator made these remarks during a 1994 press conference posted by CNN on Sunday. The video shows Sanders touting support for the bill, which many criminal justice experts have claimed contributed to mass incarcerations that unfairly affected black communities.

Sen. Sanders is now saying the bill is “terrible” and he regrets ever voting for it, which is a stark contrast from his previous views on the crime bill.

Meanwhile, fomrer Vice President Biden has come under fire for playing a major role in writing and passing the nations most expensive crime bill in history.

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Sen. Rick Scott: Democrats are skipping over Joe Biden’s shady business in Ukraine

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott took a hit at Democrat lawmakers during day three of the Senate impeachment trial. On Thursday, Scott called out House impeachment manager Adam Schiff for trying to keep President Trump from being reelected. He emphasized that Schiff doesn’t trust American voters.

The lawmaker went on to say Schiff and his colleagues’ arguments were completely flawed. Scott also pointed out the hypocrisy of Democrats portraying Joe Biden as someone who could do no wrong while presenting President Trump as a criminal.

“It didn’t matter that his son had a job at Burisma. Didn’t matter that he had, you know, got the prosecutor he had no control over removed. Joe Biden did the right thing. But Donald Trump, even though there’s no evidence, had to be sinister to get rid of an ambassador he had a right to get rid of.” – Rick Scott, U.S. Senator (FLA.)

He went on to say the House managers’ arguments are nothing the Senate hasn’t heard before. The lawmaker added every time they hear Democrats’ position, it’s like “Groundhog Day all over again.”

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‘The Ukraine Hoax: Impeachment, Biden Cash, Mass Murder’ debuting this weekend on OAN

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OAN’s Jack Posobiec sat down with Michael Caputo to discuss his new special, “One America News Investigates – The Ukraine Hoax: Impeachment, Biden Cash, Mass Murder.”

In the documentary, Caputo exposes the cover-up that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump and mass murder. The Democrats’ crusade to kick our duly elected president out of office didn’t start with a phone call. It began with Ukrainian corruption, election meddling and a bloody coup that cleared a path for Hunter Biden to get rich.

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Joe Biden admits Ukraine dealings ‘look bad’

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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On Wednesday, Joe Biden finally admitted his conflict of interest over his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine. While speaking on the campaign trail in Iowa, the former vice president said the Burisma scheme appeared to “look bad.” However, he reiterated his claim that Hunter did “nothing wrong.”

“There’s nobody that’s indicated there’s a single, solitary thing he did that was inappropriate or wrong, other than the appearance,” stated Biden. “It looked bad that he was there.”

Newly released State Department emails suggested Biden was selling his office to pocket the proceeds of Ukrainian corruption. A February 2016 email used Hunter Biden’s name in order to arrange a meeting between a senior State Department official and Burisma lobbyist Karen Tranmontano.

File – Then-Vice President Joe Biden, right, and his son Hunter Biden, left, are pictured at a street dedication ceremony in the village of Sojevo, Kosovo, on Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Republican senators are now calling for a probe into the Bidens’ dealings.

“I can promise you no one has looked at whether or not there was a conflict of interest,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham. “No one has taken the time to explain how Hunter Biden got rich in the Ukraine, and his father didn’t know anything about it.”

State Department emails also showed Tranmontano wanted to lobby the U.S. government for Burisma after it faced anti-corruption scrutiny by the Ukrainian government.

Reports claimed several Democrat witnesses were involved in the Biden-Ukraine corruption and benefited from it.

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Biden dismisses idea of ‘witness swap’ deal in impeachment trial

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the North Iowa Events Center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden said the idea for a “witness swap” in the impeachment trial is off the table. When asked by voters Wednesday if he would consider testifying in exchange for the testimony of other Trump officials, Biden dismissed the idea.

He stated his reasoning for denying testimony is based on the fact that the impeachment trial is “a constitutional issue.” The Democrat said he wants no part of what could be turned into a “political theater.”

The former vice president went on to defend the actions of his son Hunter by saying other than his appearance in Ukraine, he did nothing “inappropriate”‘ or “wrong.”

Other Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have also ruled out the possibility after pushing for witnesses to testify in the Senate trial.

House managers are set to reconvene Thursday for another day of arguments in the impeachment trial.

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PI firm claims Hunter Biden is subject of criminal probes, whistleblower was on ex-VP’s secret Ukraine flight

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Reaction and analysis from Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt and Women for Trump national co-chair Gina Loudon.

A private investigation firm made a bizarre intervention in an Arkansas court case concerning custody of Hunter Biden's alleged love child Monday, claiming in an explosive filing that former vice president Joe Biden's son is dodging their discovery requests and is "the subject of more than one criminal investigation involving fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme."

On the same day that D&A Investigations filed its "Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence", which was first reported by The Daily Mail and obtained by Fox News, Lunden Alexis Roberts authored her own motion seeking "primary physical and legal custody" of the child she said she had with Biden. Lunden also demanded attorneys' fees and a hearing concerning visitation rights.

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The court in Independence County, Ark. quickly struck the D&A filing from the record, saying it violated state procedural rules for joining an ongoing case as an intervening party. Ordinarily, the rules require that intervening parties share a "question of law or fact in common" with the existing case.

Hunter Biden, in his own motion to strike the firm's claims, told the court that the allegations were false and scandalous, and a transparent attempt to garner media attention.

D&A told Fox News Tuesday to expect an additional filing soon — and hinted that more incriminating details concerning Hunter Biden's business dealings would soon come to light.

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The firm, which worked with Casey Anthony's defense team, separately told Fox News that its investigators have found that the intelligence community whistleblower at the center of the Democrats' impeachment against President Trump accompanied Joe Biden when he traveled to Ukraine in March 2016 and pressured the country's government to fire its top prosecutor by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid.

"I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars," Biden boasted at a conference after leaving office. "I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in –, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b–ch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

However, publicly available records show that Joe Biden did not officially travel to Ukraine in 2016.

Hunter Biden and Joe Biden pictured in April 2016. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)

Hunter Biden and Joe Biden pictured in April 2016. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)

In its filing, D&A investigations asserted that Hunter Biden and his business associates "established bank and financial accounts with Morgan Stanley et al" for the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings Limited for a "money laundering scheme," among other ventures.

One alleged scheme "accumulated $156,073,944.24," according to the document.

D&A claimed its filing was necessary because Biden was failing to answer "reasonable" and "basic" questions, and said it had been "actively investigating" Biden and his partners "since 8 August 2016."

Hunter Biden was a board member of Burisma, which had been under investigation before then-Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor. In his July 25 call with Ukraine's president that ultimately led to his impeachment, President Trump suggested the Ukrainians look into the circumstances of the prosecutor's termination, including Joe Biden's boast that he had the prosecutor fired.

"Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me," Trump said on the phone call. State Department officials flagged Hunter Biden's apparent conflict of interest at the time but were shrugged off by the vice president's office.

Joe Biden has denied knowing anything about his son's business dealings. Fox News has obtained a photograph showing the former vice president golfing with Hunter and a Burisma executive, and Hunter Biden has previously said he discussed his business dealings on one occasion with his father.

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The 28-year-old Roberts, in her filing, said Hunter Biden has "had no involvement in the child's life since the child's birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child," and "could not identify the child out of a photo lineup."

DNA tests have allegedly confirmed "with scientific certainty" that Hunter Biden is the biological father of Roberts' baby, according to court documents filed in November.

Joe Biden tangled with a Fox News reporter when asked about that development.

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“I’m wondering if you have a comment on this report, and court filing, out of Arkansas that your son Hunter just made you a grandfather again,” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.

“No, that’s a private matter and I have no comment,” Biden fired back before attacking the reporter.

“Only you would ask that,” Biden said. “You’re a good man. You’re a good man. Classy.”

Earlier this month, Hunter Biden's private life again spilled out into the public sphere when Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., brought up his admitted past substance abuse issues.

The Florida lawmaker referenced an article published this past July in The New Yorker, which included interviews with Hunter Biden and reported on a 2016 car accident the younger Biden was involved in. According to that story, employees at a rental car agency claimed they found a crack pipe inside the vehicle. It also quoted Hunter Biden describing his attempts to buy crack cocaine in a Los Angeles homeless encampment.

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“I found this very extensive profile in The New Yorker,” Gaetz said before detailing some of the article’s more sordid details on Biden. “I don’t want to make light of anybody’s substance abuse issues, I know the president is working real hard to solve those throughout the country, but it’s a little hard to believe that Burisma hired Hunter Biden to resolve their international disputes when he could not resolve his own dispute with Hertz rental car over leaving cocaine and a crack pipe in the car.”

Republican lawmakers have questioned why Hunter Biden was being paid upwards of $50,000 a month by Burisma at the same time his father was leading the Obama administration's diplomatic dealings with Kiev. Though the timing raised concerns among anti-corruption advocates, neither the former vice president nor his son has been formally accused of breaking the law.

Fox News' Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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Biden: ‘I’m not willing to commit one way or another’ to running for 2nd term if elected

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Former Vice President Joe Biden denies planning for one-term presidency; Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy reports.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he is unwilling to commit to running for a second term if he is elected president next November.

Biden, who if elected would become the oldest sitting American president in history at the end of his first term, would not answer Democratic primary debate moderator Tim Alberta’s question about whether he would pursue a second term in the White House.

“No, I’m not willing to commit one way or another,” Biden said during Thursday’s debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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Biden’s comment comes following a media report that his campaign is mulling a public pledge to serve only one term in office if elected — something his campaign denied.

Politico reported last week that advisers close to Biden say he is seriously considering only running for one term.

“If Biden is elected, he’s going to be 82 years old in four years, and he won’t be running for reelection," one adviser told Politico.

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The adviser said that if Biden only served one term, he could select a younger running mate and have a young and more diverse staff — thus positioning himself as the candidate who can both defeat President Trump next November and help bring the party’s fresher faces into power.

“This makes Biden a good transition figure,” the adviser said. “I’d love to have an election this year for the next generation of leaders, but if I have to wait four years [in order to] to get rid of Trump, I'm willing to do it.”

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The question about Biden’s age came as candidates were grilled about the lack of diversity among the 2020 Democratic primary hopefuls on stage for the debate. Of the seven candidates who qualified for the debate, businessman Andrew Yang was the only minority and, if elected, Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont would become the oldest sitting presidents in U.S. history.

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Warren, however, joked that she would be the “youngest woman president,” as well.

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Biden says ‘yes’ when asked about sacrificing blue-collar jobs for clean energy

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Former Vice Preisdent Joe Biden made clear at Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate that he’d sacrifice economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production and potentially risk displacing hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in order to combat climate change.

Moderator Tim Alberta asked: "Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”

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“The answer is yes,” the former vice president said.

But Biden — the front-runner in national polling in the Democratic nomination race — emphasized that “the opportunity for those workers to transition to high-paying jobs … is real.”

“We’re the only country in the world that’s taken great, great crises and turned them into enormous opportunities,” Biden added.

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The former vice president provided an example of how in moving to a green energy economy, new jobs would replace lost jobs.

“We shouldn’t build another new highway in America that doesn’t have charging stations on it. We have an opportunity to put 550,000 charging stations so that we own the electrical vehicle market, creating millions of jobs for people installing them, as well making sure that we own electric vehicle market,” Biden explained.

But he insisted that “we have to make sure we explain it to those people who are displaced that their skills are going to be needed for the new opportunities."

The pro-Republican America Rising PAC quickly picked up on Biden’s answer, comparing it to a line Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made during the 2016 debates with then GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“The Biden line sounds familiar, doesn't it?,” wrote America Rising Press Secretary Joe Gierut.

He then highlighted Clinton’s line from 2016 when she said “we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

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Biden — along with every other Democratic presidential contender — is calling for transforming the nation’s economy off fossil fuels and toward clean energy in order to dramatically lower carbon emissions. Their stances stand in sharp contrast with President Trump, a climate change skeptic who once called it a “hoax.” Trump emphasized earlier this year that America’s wealth is built on energy and that “I’m not going to lose it on dreams, on windmills.”

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Obama’s former doc says Biden ‘not a healthy guy’ after reviewing medical info: Report

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Could Biden take 2020 if he promised to only serve one term?

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One of President Obama's former doctors reportedly disputed a letter released by former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign in which the former vice president's own doctor praised the 77-year-old presidential candidate as a "healthy, vigorous" man.

“He’s not a healthy guy,” said Dr. David Scheiner, who previously served as Obama's physician. According to the Washington Examiner, Scheiner read Biden's medical history and said the presidential candidate "has a lot of issues."

“He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn't say he’s in outstanding health. Could I guarantee he won't have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there," Scheiner said.

Scheiner previously told the Examiner that Biden "looked frail" during the first Democratic primary debate. "I sort of got the feeling he wasn’t very strong. It was similar to the feeling I got when Republicans started attacking Mueller so fiercely," he said.

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Dr. David Scheiner and former Vice President Joe Biden. (Getty/AP).

Dr. David Scheiner and former Vice President Joe Biden. (Getty/AP).

Questions about Biden’s health and age have repeatedly come up since even before the former vice president declared his candidacy in April. In September, Biden committed to publicly releasing his medical records before the Iowa caucuses, to try and put to rest concerns over whether he was fit enough to take on President Trump in a general election campaign — and whether he would be up to the rigors and stress of serving as president.

On Tuesday, the Biden campaign released a statement from Dr. Kevin O'Connor, who served as White House physician to Biden for several years.

"Vice President Biden is a healthy, vigorous 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency, to include those as chief executive, head of state and commander in chief,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said.

In his report, O’Connor said that Biden is currently being treated for non-valvular atrial-fibrillation, better known as Afib, which is an irregular heartbeat. He said Biden is also being treated for hyperlipidemia, which is an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood, as well as gastroesophageal reflux, a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids, back up from the stomach into the esophagus. And he noted that Biden – as many Americans do – suffers from seasonal allergies.

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“For these, he takes three common prescription medications and two common over-the-counter medications,” O’Connor said.

His report listed Biden's weight as 178 pounds and his height as 5 feet, 11.65 inches.

Biden's campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Scheiner also commented on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's health. Bloomberg, also 77, threw his hat into the 2020 race late and provoked speculation that he thought 2020 frontrunners like Biden couldn't cut it.

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Bloomberg previously released his medical history with his doctor describing his health as "outstanding."

“'Outstanding health'? With that history, I wouldn’t call it outstanding health,” Scheiner said, referring to the description as "hyperbole."

Bloomberg's doctor had disclosed that the former mayor was receiving treatment for arthritis and heartburn. The letter added that Bloomberg takes a blood thinner to treat atrial fibrillation and another medication to control his cholesterol.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser and Kelly Phares contributed to this report.

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Bloomberg jabs at Biden: ‘He’s never been the manager of an organization’

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Bloomberg takes swipe at fellow Democratic candidates; Republican political strategist Ashlee Strong and Democratic strategist Kevin Chavous react.

Mike Bloomberg is once again taking aim at his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. But this time, he’s specifically criticizing former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner in national primary polling.

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"He's never been the manager of an organization, he's never run a school system,” the former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire business and media mogul said of Biden during an interview recorded Wednesday with MSNBC.

"The presidency shouldn't be a training job," Bloomberg added. "You need somebody who comes in and knows how to run an organization."

Referring to the entire field of roughly 15 remaining Democratic White House hopefuls, Bloomberg said: "I don't think any of them have the experience.”

Bloomberg regularly touts his private and public sector resume, which includes co-founding the business media giant Bloomberg LP, serving three terms as mayor of the nation’s largest city, and funding and organizing advocacy efforts in battling gun violence and trying to combat climate change.

Biden – who like Bloomberg is 77 – also highlights his experience, which includes nearly four decades in the U.S. Senate and eight years serving as vice president under President Barack Obama.

Fox News reached out to the Biden campaign, but they declined to respond to the verbal sniping from Bloomberg.

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Bloomberg flirted with a White House bid at the beginning of the year — but with Biden gearing up for a presidential run, he decided against launching a campaign at the time because he felt he and the former vice president would split the center-left Democratic vote.

But with Biden now battling other top-tier contenders Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bloomberg jumped into the race late last month. He said that he was concerned none of the current candidates could defeat President Trump in next year's election.

Explaining two weeks ago in an interview with CBS' This Morning why he launched a White House bid with just two months to go until the start of the primary and caucus nominating calendar, Bloomberg said: “I watched all the candidates and I thought to myself, 'Donald Trump would just eat them up'.”

“Let me rephrase it. I think that I would do the best job of competing with him and beating him,” added Bloomberg, who’s already spent more than $100 million of his own money to run TV ads for his presidential campaign.

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Biden campaign releases doctor statement calling him ‘healthy, vigorous 77-year-old’

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The doctor who treated Joe Biden during his eight years as vice president is giving the Democratic presidential candidate’s health a thumbs-up.
"Vice President Biden is a healthy, vigorous 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency, to include those as chief executive, head of state, and commander in chief,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Tuesday in a statement released by the Biden campaign.

O’Connor, who served in the Army, was assigned as White House physician to the vice president from 2009 to 2017.

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Questions about Biden’s health and age have repeatedly come up since even before the former vice president declared his candidacy in April. In September, Biden committed to publicly releasing his medical records before the Iowa caucuses, to try and put to rest concerns over whether he was fit enough to take on President Trump in a general election campaign — and whether he would be up to the rigors and stress of serving as president.

Biden is one of five septuagenarian candidates in the race for the White House. Democratic nomination rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is 78, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is 77, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is 70, and President Trump is 73.

Biden has repeatedly downplayed scrutiny over his health, at times challenging skeptics to such physical tests as arm wrestling or pushups.

The release of his medical history was the first for Biden since 2008, when he was the running mate on the Democratic ticket headed by Barack Obama. At the time, doctors found that he had an irregular heartbeat.

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In his report, O’Connor said that Biden is currently being treated for non-valvular atrial-fibrillation, better known as A-fib, which is an irregular heartbeat. He said Biden is also being treated for hyperlipidemia, which is an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood, as well as gastroesophageal reflux, a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids back up from the stomach into the esophagus. And he noted that Biden – as many Americans do – suffers from seasonal allergies.

“For these, he takes three common prescription medications and two common over-the-counter medications,” O’Connor said.

His report listed Biden's weight as 178 pounds and his height as 5 feet, 11.65 inches.

Last week, Warren released a note from her doctor regarding her health. Dr. Beverly Woo said that the Massachusetts senator was in "excellent health" and shared that Warren’s "only medical condition" was an under-active thyroid gland.

Bloomberg also made public a letter from a physician last week, which said he was "in outstanding health" and "great physical shape."

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In February, President Trump had his second full physical exam since winning the White House. His physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said in a statement that a team of 11 doctors had examined Trump and that he was in “very good health.”

Last month there was speculation regarding the president’s health due to an unannounced trip to Walter Reed Medical Center. But Conley said that “despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues.”

Sanders was briefly sidelined from the campaign trail in October after suffering a heart attack. Sanders later admitted to missing warning signs of his medical condition.

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