Jun 4, 2019

Biden campaign admits climate proposal failed to credit sources

Joe Biden. Photo: NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign edited a newly released climate proposal, admitting some of the text failed to properly cite sources, AP reports.

Why it matters: This is not Biden's first plagiarism blunder. His 1988 run for the White House came to a close after it was revealed that segments of a speech had been lifted. Biden also admitted to copying a law school paper, according to AP.

Details: Per a campaign statement: “Several citations, some from sources cited in other parts of the plan, were inadvertently left out of the final version of the 22-page document.” Earlier on Tuesday, the Daily Caller reported that pieces of Biden’s proposal had been borrowed from policy papers without credit. The added citations referenced Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition.

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George Floyd protests: Unrest continues for 6th night across U.S.

A protest near the White House on Sunday night. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Most external lights at the White House were turned off late Sunday as the D.C. National Guard was deployed and authorities fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters nearby, per the New York Times.

What's happening: It's one of several tense, late-night standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in the United States.

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Journalists get caught in the crosshairs as protests unfold

A man waves a Black Lives Matter flag atop the CNN logo outside the CNN Center during a protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Dozens of journalists across the country tweeted videos Saturday night of themselves and their crews getting arrested, being shot at by police with rubber bullets, targeted with tear gas by authorities or assaulted by protesters.

Driving the news: The violence got so bad over the weekend that on Sunday the Cleveland police said the media was not allowed downtown unless "they are inside their place of business" — drawing ire from news outlets around the country, who argued that such access is a critical part of adequately covering protests.

Inside Trump's antifa tweet

President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As recently as Saturday night, senior administration officials told me that the designation of a violent cohort of far-left activists, antifa, as a terrorist organization was not being seriously discussed at the White House. But that was Saturday.

Behind the scenes: The situation changed dramatically a few hours later, after prominent conservative allies of the president, such as his friend media commentator Dan Bongino, publicly urged a tough response against people associated with antifa (short for "anti-fascist").