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Joe Biden: 'I have a regret that I am not president'

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Joe Biden said in an interview on Thursday with Oprah Winfrey that he regrets not being president.

"I have a regret that I am not president, because I think there is so much opportunity," Joe Biden said in a clip from "Super Soul Sunday" on the Oprah Winfrey Network, which airs on Sunday.

He also said his decision not to run in 2016 was related to the death of his son Beau Biden in 2015.

"I don't regret the decision I made because it was the right decision for my family," Biden said.

Biden also explained that in order for people to decide whether they will run for president, they need to be able to answer two questions.

"One, do they truly believe they are the most qualified person for that moment? I believed I was," Joe Biden said. "But was I prepared to be able to give my whole heart, my whole soul and all my attention to the endeavor?

"I knew I wasn't."

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"I have a regret that I am not President..." Former VP J…

Democratic donor Tom Steyer adding another $10 million to his campaign to impeach Trump

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Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer is planning to add $10 million more to his campaign to impeach Donald Trump just days after Fox News said it would stop running his ad following complaints from Trump, The Hill reported.

He also announced two new television ads on top of the one that is already airing. 

One of the new ads, set for release next week, will spotlight the nearly 2 million people who have signed onto a petition calling for Trump's impeachment.

The other will ask supporters to submit ideas for a new ad campaign.

About 600,000 sign up for ObamaCare in first four days

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Despite Donald Trump slashing ObamaCare’s promotion budget by 90 percent, about 600,000 Americans have already signed up in just the first four days — with twice as many signing up on the first day this year as did on the first day last year, according to a new report from The Hill.

There were about 150,000 sign-ups per day on average for the first four days this year, compared to 84,000 sign-ups per day for the first 12 days last year. 

ObamaCare numbers analyst Charles Gaba wrote on Twitter that the sign-ups are "more than I expected."

Many analysts have predicted a drop in enrollment due to uncertainty over ObamaCare plans and less outreach educating people when and how to sign up.

Dem lawmaker vows to force House vote on Trump impeachment ‘before Christmas’

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Democratic Rep. Al Green announced today that he will force a vote on the House floor to impeach Donald Trump before Christmas, according to The Hill report.

"I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism," Green said in a House floor speech. "There will be a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the impeachment of the president." 

“And while I have been told that there are political consequences for what I will do, I accept the consequences,” he added.

"Whatever others will do is their choice," he said. "My conscience dictates that I will vote to impeach. Let others do what they may. History will judge us all." 

But he did not offer a specific date for when he would force a vote, saying only that it would be before the December holiday.

Clinton: Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in

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Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to celebrate the Democratic victories in Tuesday's elections, saying "Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in."

"Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in," Hillary Clinton said. "So I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I—and Onward Together—proudly fight alongside."

Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in. So I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I—and Onward Together—proudly fight alongside. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 8 novembre 2017

"It's remarkable to watch our Democratic family—groups with decades of victories and those born in the aftermath of the last election—team up to make nights like last night possibl…

President Obama on Dem election wins: 'This is what happens when the people vote'

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President Barack Obama praised last night’s wave of Democratic election victories up and down the ballot, tweeting “this is what happens when the people vote.”

President Obama on Wednesday took to Twitter to celebrate the Democratic victories in Tuesday's elections, saying "This is what happens when the people vote. Congrats Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy."

"This is what happens when the people vote. Congrats Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy NJ," Obama tweeted. "And congratulations to all the victors in state legislative, county and mayors' races. Every office in a democracy counts!"

This is what happens when the people vote. Congrats @RalphNortham and @PhilMurphyNJ . And congratulations to all the victors in state legislative, county and mayors' races. Every office in a democracy counts! — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 8 novembre 2017

Ralph Northam easily defeated Ed Gillespie, by nearly 9 points.

Phil Murphy won the New Jersey governor's race. Murph…

Northam defeats Republican candidate Gillespie to become the next governor of Virginia

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Democratic candidate Ralph Northam easily defeated Republican candidate Ed Gillespie to become the next governor of Virginia, The Hill reported.

Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the race to succeed Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and his win gives Democrats their first major victory since Trump took office.

On the heels of tonight’s major victory for Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam over Republican Ed Gillespie, Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Ed Gillespie in a tweet.

"Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!" Trump tweeted.

Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 8 novembre 2017

Bill Clinton: Americans who voted for Trump were "more vulnerable to false claims" because of their economic situation

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President Bill Clinton said in a Monday evening speech at Georgetown University that geography and community dynamics were key factors in Trump’s victory last year over Hillary Clinton.

"In the last election, in the counties that Hillary carried, you find 64 percent of America's GDP," Clinton said.

"In the more numerous, rural counties carried by Donald Trump, you find 36 percent of the GDP, even though the median income of a Trump voter was higher. What does that tell you?” Bill Clinton asked, referring to the country's gross domestic product."

"Even poor people are more hopeful if they're in a dynamic place," Bill Clinton said. "Being trapped with a lack of mobility is more damaging emotionally and makes you more vulnerable to false claims, from my point of view, than if you're poor." 

He also said Donald Trump had secured a short-term victory, but that his divisive policies would cost him and the country further down the road.

President Obama: May God grant us the wisdom for how we can prevent gun violence

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After the deadly mass shooting at a church in Texas on Sunday, President Obama took to Twitter to call for action on gun violence.

"We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover,” President Obama said.

We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover... — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 6 novembre 2017

“May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst,” he added. 

May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 6 novembre 2017

At least 26 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said it was the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, and it came a …

Sen. Chris Murphy: How can lawmakers sleep while churches are soaked in the blood of shooting victims?

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Sen. Chris Murphy made an emotional appeal for Congress to address gun violence in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, saying "My heart sunk to the pit of my stomach, once again, when I heard of today's shooting in Texas." 

Chris Murphy said in his statement that the terrifying fact is that no one is safe so long as Congress chooses to do absolutely nothing in the face of this epidemic. 

“As my colleagues go to sleep tonight, they need to think about whether the political support of the gun industry is worth the blood that flows endlessly onto the floors of American churches, elementary schools, movie theaters, and city streets," Chris Murphy added.

"Ask yourself – how can you claim that you respect human life while choosing fealty to weapons-makers over support for measures favored by the vast majority of your constituents," he said, addressing his congressional colleagues," Murphy said.

Can you sleep tonight, colleagues,…

George W. Bush on Donald Trump: 'This guy doesn't know what it means to be president'

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Former President George W. Bush ripped Trump in a new book to be released this month, saying "Trump doesn't know what it means to be president," adding that the president should 'come up with ideas to deal with voters' anger instead of trying to 'exploit' and 'incite' it.

“Wow, this guy doesn't know what it means to be president,” George W. Bush said. 

Then he added that a president should not “exploit the anger, incite it” but rather “come up with ideas to deal with it.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in response to the criticism revealed in the new book, "The American people voted to elect an outsider who is capable of implementing real, positive, and needed change - instead of a lifelong politician beholden to special interests." 

"If they were interested in continuing decades of costly mistakes, another establishment politician more concerned with putting politics over people would have won,” she continu…

George H.W. Bush: 'I voted for Hillary Clinton,' I don’t like Trump. I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a blowhard

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Former President George H.W. Bush criticized Donald Trump in an interview for a new book, saying “I don’t like him. I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a blowhard. And I’m not too excited about him being a leader.”

George H.W. Bush also confirmed he voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and said, "I'm not too excited about Trump being a leader."

“I don’t like him,” he says in the book. “I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a blowhard. And I’m not too excited about him being a leader.”

The preview of the new book follows a speech by Former President George W. Bush in which he said “bigotry seems emboldened” in the country, and warned that Americans need to reject “white supremacy.”

Donald Trump Just Arrived In Hawaii And Was Greeted With An Unpleasant Surprise

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Protestors in Hawaii greeted Donald Trump with signs reading "not my Cheeto" and "welcome to Kenya," a reference to Trump's "birther" conspiracy that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.

Scenes from anti-Trump rally getting underway at state Capitol @StarAdvertiserpic.twitter.com/RZKv8fOE4J — Nanea Kalani (@NaneaKalani) 4 novembre 2017

Trump's arrival in Hawaii was met by disruptive protests against his immigration policies by Hawaiians beating drums and cheering President Obama, who was born and spent part of his childhood in the state. 

Crowd is growing at anti-Trump rally fronting the #Hawaii state Capitol pic.twitter.com/Mav3eREb18 — Nanea Kalani (@NaneaKalani) 4 novembre 2017

His trip coes at the beginning of his five-country visit to Asia, and he reaffirmed that he would extend his trip an extra day to attend the East Asia Summit in the Philippines.

Majority of Americans say they approve of Robert Mueller investigation

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A majority of Americans say they approve of Robert Mueller’s handling of the Russia investigation, and say they believe the indictments against Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos “represent broader wrongdoing” in the Trump campaign, according to the ABC News-Washington Post survey.

68 percent of Americans approve of the charges announced this week as part of Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

58 percent of Americans also approve of how Robert Mueller is managing the probe.

53 percent of Americans say they believe the indictments against Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos “represent broader wrongdoing” in the Trump campaign, while 28 percent believe the cases are restricted to the three aides.

The poll came after a multiple-count indictment of Manafort and Gates.

Jared Kushner has handed over documents to special counsel Robert Mueller in Russia investigation: report

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Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has reportedly begun handing over documents to Robert Mueller as part of an investigation into Kushner’s role in Trump's decision to fire James Comey earlier this year, according to a new report from CNN.

He turned over documents related to the campaign and the transition, as well as those related to any contacts with Russian officials, according to CNN.

Earlier this year, Jared Kushner reportedly turned over similar documents to congressional investigators.

He has repeatedly emerged in the investigation into Russia's election meddling for his presence at meetings last year with Russian officials, where he held two meetings — one with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and another with Sergey Gorkov, the chairman of a state-owned Russian bank.

Trump hotels, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line ranked among the 10 worst brands in the US

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Americans have worse perceptions of Ivanka Trump and Trump Hotels than almost any other brand in the Country.

A new consumer perception survey has found the Trump hotels and Ivanka Trump’s clothing line ranked among the 10 worst brands in the US — from a list of 1,600.

According to new data from YouGov BrandIndex, which tracks daily consumer perception of more than 1,600 brands in the country, found Trump hotels and Ivanka Trump’s clothing line ranked among the 10 worst brands in the US.

Other luxury hotels place high above the Trump brand in metrics like quality, value and satisfaction, according to YouGov.

"The most of the other bottom 30 brands are cable companies, energy drinks and dating sites," a spokesperson Drew Kerr told Business Insider.

Hillary Clinton urges Americans to sign up for ObamaCare

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Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to urge Americans to sign up for ObamaCare, saying "Today marks the start of open enrollment for 2018 health coverage."

Today marks the start of open enrollment for 2018 health coverage. Go to https://t.co/LTQmZQt3jJ to find your perfect plan. #GetCoveredNow — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 1 novembre 2017

President Obama also recorded a video message urging Americans to sign up for ObamaCare, saying "Today is the first day to "get covered for 2018."

Starting today, you can sign up for 2018 health coverage. Head on over to https://t.co/ob1Ynoesod and find a plan that meets your needs. https://t.co/6vYt83w74T — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 1 novembre 2017

"You can shop for a health insurance plan that's right for you and your family," President Obama said. "It only takes a few minutes and the vast majority of people qualify for financial assistance."

"That's cheaper than a lot of cellphone plans,&…

Hillary Clinton: "I'm still ready" to be president

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During her appearance on "The Daily Show" with Trevor Noah Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton said she's "still ready" to lead the nation. [ VIDEO BELOW ]

Trevor Noah displayed several clips of conservative pundits, including Fox News's Sean Hannity, mistakenly referring to her as president.

“I’ve noticed this seems to be a theme with them, yes,” Hillary Clinton said, referring to the pundits.

“And I can only say, if they want to make that world a reality, I’m still ready,” she added.

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Her comments came in response to a number of conservative pundits, including Fox News's Sean Hannity.

Hillary Clinton: I wish voters had known the FBI was investigating Trump's campaign before the election

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Hillary Clinton said in a new interview she wished voters had known the FBI was investigating Donald Trump's campaign before the election because "that’s something that may have influenced some people."

“Is there difference between your team paying for this opposition research and Trump’s people working with the Russians to influence the elections?” Trevor Noah asked Hillary. [ VIDEO BELOW ]

“Of course there is,” Hillary Clinton said. 

She also pointed out that the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign was not disclosed prior to the election, saying "I know that voters should have had that information. That’s something that may have influenced some people."

"It’s part of what happens in a campaign where you get information that may or may not be useful and you try to make sure anything you put out in the public arena is accurate," Hillary Clinton continued. 

"This thing didn’t come out until after the election and it’s still being evaluated,&quo…

Michelle Obama to Trump: People shouldn't tweet everything that pops into their heads

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Michelle Obama is urging people not to tweet everything that pops into their heads because “most of your first initial thoughts are not worthy of the light of day.”

“You don’t tweet every thought,” she said in a Wednesday chat with poet Elizabeth Alexanderat the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, “And I’m not talking about anybody in particular. I’m talking about us all, because everybody does that.”

"Tweeting and social media, that is a powerful weapon that we just hand over to little kids," Michelle Obama added. "You’re careful with your words. You’re careful with how you debate." 

"I think when you’re the first lady or the president, the commander in chief, and you have that voice, and that power, and that platform," she contined. "I think what comes with that is the responsibility to know that every word you utter has consequences."

“You can’t just slash and burn up folks just because you think you’re right,” Michelle Obama said. “You have to t…

Donald Trump blames Jared Kushner for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

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Trump blames his son-in-law Jared Kushner for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a new report by Vanity Fair.

Donald Trump reportedly blames Jared Kushner for advising him to make decisions that led to Mueller's Russia investigation. One former Trump aide calling Kushner "the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history."

In a call Tuesday to Stephen Bannon, Trump blamed Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Flynn and Comey, that led to Mueller’s appointment, according to Vanity Fair reported

Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally, told Trump that Jared Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation. 

A former campaign aide to Trump, Sam Nunberg, said “Jared Kushne is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history” 

“I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Cong…

President Obama urges Americans to sign up for ObamaCare

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President Barack Obama recorded a special video message urging Americans to sign up for ObamaCare after Donald Trump slashed the law’s promotion budget by 90 percent and cut the federal enrollment period in half. [ VIDEO BELOW ]

President Obama said in the video that today is the first day to "get covered for 2018."

"You can shop for a health insurance plan that's right for you and your family," he added. "It only takes a few minutes and the vast majority of people qualify for financial assistance."

Barack Obama said 8 in 10 people this year can find plans for $75 a month or less.

Starting today, you can sign up for 2018 health coverage. Head on over to https://t.co/ob1Ynoesod and find a plan that meets your needs. https://t.co/6vYt83w74T — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 1 novembre 2017

"That's cheaper than a lot of cellphone plans," President Obama said. "And thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer charge you …

A majority of Americans say this is the lowest point in US history

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Nearly 60 percent of Americans say this is the lowest point in US history, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association.

59 percent of Americans say they think this is the lowest point in the nation's history that they can remember.

63 percent of Americans say they are stressed about the nation's future, according to the poll.

73 percent of Democrats say they are stressed about the future of the nation, compared to 56 percent of Republicans and 59 percent of independents.

Nearly 60 percent of Americans said they were stressed about the social divisiveness in the country today.

According to the poll, 43 percent of Americans said they were stressed about health care, 35 percent said they were stressed about the economy and 32 percent listed trust in the government as a cause of stress.

The poll also found that 51 percent of Americans say they have been inspired to volunteer due to the current state of the nation.