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Joe Biden (Finally) Jumps Into 2020 Contest

Chris Carlson / AP Photo

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Fullerton, Calif.

Chris Carlson / AP Photo

The Political Junkie Ken Rudin looks at former Vice President Joe Biden’s decision to finally jump into the contest for the 2020 Democratic primary.

Biden’s first interview after his announcement has already sparked controversy. He publicly expressed regret over how he handled Anita Hill’s testimony at the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, but Hill says his private phone call to her a few weeks ago left her deeply unsatisfied with his apology. Though Biden has a clear lead in early polls, there are questions about how he can forge a path to the nomination.

Also, House Democrats are gearing up for oversight hearing battles with a recalcitrant White House, while Republicans want President Donald Trump to stop talking about the Mueller Report altogether.

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