Joe Biden says he's "looking forward to" a chance to debate President Trump, the former VP told CNN's Chris Cuomo in an interview airing Friday.

"You walk behind me in the debate. Come here, man. The idea that I'd be intimidated by Donald Trump. He's the bully that I knew my whole life. He's the bully that I've always stood up to. He's the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid that I stutter, and I'd smack them in the mouth."

Flashback: In the 2016 presidential debate, Trump walked behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

More from Biden on Trump:

  • China: "While he's tweeting, China's going to own the 5G market."
  • North Korea: "Look, you want to talk, you want to deal with us, you want sanctions lifted. Show me something ahead of time."
  • Russia: "He's embracing Putin, who is a flat dictator."
  • NATO: "If [Trump] wins re-election, I promise you, there will be no NATO in 5 years."

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The market looks like it may be throwing another tantrum, investors say. But the cause is different this time around.

What's happening: This selloff is beginning to look like the 2013 taper tantrum, which roiled markets as U.S. government yields rose in response to an expected reduction of the Fed's quantitative easing (QE) program.

The Biden blowout scenario

Joe Biden speaks at an outdoor Black Economic Summit in Charlotte yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Joe Biden or President Trump could win the election narrowly — but only one in a popular and electoral vote blowout. 

Why it matters: A Biden blowout would mean a Democratic Senate, a bigger Democratic House and a huge political and policy shift nationwide.

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Justice's moves ring Big Tech with regulatory threats

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The Department of Justice proposed legislation to curb liability protections for tech platforms and moved a step closer toward an antitrust lawsuit against Google Wednesday.

The big picture: As President Trump faces re-election, lawmakers and regulators are hurriedly wrapping up investigations and circling Big Tech with regulatory threats.

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