Biden to step up attack on Trump's economic policies in Pennsylvania speech

Reuters | October 23, 2019

Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden plans to tout his economic policy credentials and double down on his attacks on President Donald Trump in a speech on Wednesday in the electoral battleground state of Pennsylvania. Biden, who faces a two-front war against the largest Democratic field in history as well as Trump, will speak in Scranton, the Rust Belt town where he grew up, about “the middle class values that guide his vision,” his campaign said. The speech is scheduled for 10 a.m. (1400 GMT). Biden, a leading contender in the Democratic race to take on Trump in the November 2020 election, recommitted to raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current $7.25, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton explains what she means when she says her likely Republican rival Donald Trump is a ‘loose cannon’ in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday. Clinton questions comments previously made by Trump about nuclear weapons, NATO and torture

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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton explains what she means when she says her likely Republican rival Donald Trump is a ‘loose cannon’ in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday. Clinton questions comments previously made by Trump about nuclear weapons, NATO and torture

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