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Powerful AFL-CIO Labor Coalition Endorses Joe Biden

The Washington Post reports: The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s general board, joining a long roster of influential …

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Charlotte Official: “No Way At This Point” For The GOP Convention To Happen In The Way That Trump Wants

CNN reports: Charlotte City Councilman Larken Egleston on Tuesday said it would not be responsible to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in the city as planned, adding President Donald Trump should accept it’s going to look different. His comments came a day after Trump threatened to pull the convention out of the city where it is scheduled to be …

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Masked Bidens Lay Wreath At Military Cemetery

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has waged much of his campaign from his home in Wilmington. …

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POLL: Biden +5 Over Trump In Swing State Minnesota

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads President Trump by five points in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll. The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden in a head-to-head matchup against the president. Forty-four percent said they’d …

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REPORT: Barack Obama To Assist Biden Campaign

The Guardian reports: Former president Barack Obama has dipped his toes into the 2020 presidential campaign recently and is positioned to do more in the coming months as Joe Biden’s effort to defeat Donald Trump gathers steam. Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to Obama during his time in the White House, said Obama is “committed to helping …

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Biden Sorry For “You Ain’t Black” Comment: I Shouldn’t Have Been “Such A Wise Guy” And So Cavalier [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized Friday afternoon for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump “ain’t black,” remarks that ignited a firestorm online. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Mr. Biden said in a call the U.S. …

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Biden To Radio Host: If You Have A Problem Figuring Out If You’re For Me Or Trump “Then You Ain’t Black”

This is one we’re gonna hear about for a while: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in November’s general election. The remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential …

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Warren Softens On Medicare For All Amid Veepstakes

Politico reports: In the thick of primary season, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden brawled over Medicare for All: He called her approach “angry,” “elitist,” “condescending”; she shot back anyone who defends the health care status quo with industry talking points is “running in the wrong presidential primary.” Six months later, with Biden the presumptive nominee and Warren in the running …

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Biden Widens Lead To +11 In Latest National Poll

ABC News reports: In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, former Vice President leads President Trump in the race for the White House. The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39 percent said they would …

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Polls Show Joe Biden Leading Trump In GA, AZ, FL, VA

Forbes reports: A poll from Roanoke College in Virginia showed Biden leading Trump by 12 points in the state that Hillary Clinton won by just 5 points in 2016, solidifying the notion that the state is rapidly falling out of the swing state category. In Arizona, which Clinton lost by 4 points, Biden leads by 7 points according to a …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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Progressives Unite: Stop House Candidate Ruben Diaz

Gay City News reports: Nearly a dozen national political groups — including LGBTQ, women’s rights, Latinx, and Jewish organizations — are uniting to send a clear message to residents of the 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx: Do not vote for anti-LGBTQ Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, …

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Obama To Class Of 2020: Things Are So Screwed Up Because The People In Charge “Think Like Little Kids”

The New York Times reports: Former President Barack Obama delivered two virtual commencement addresses on Saturday, urging millions of high school and college graduates to fearlessly carve a path and “to seize the initiative” at a time when he says the nation’s leaders have fumbled the response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy — …

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House Approves Remote Voting, GOP Cries “Shame”

NPR reports: For the first time in its history, the Democratic-led House approved rule changes that will allow members to vote by proxy and hold hearings remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For weeks, lawmakers debated the proposal as the pandemic worsened and forced the House to extend its recess as public health risks were assessed. House Democrats installed the new …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Trump In Battleground State Florida

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 6-point lead over President Trump in Florida, according to a Florida Atlantic University poll released Friday. The poll, which was conducted May 8-12 and reported a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, showed Biden at 53 percent support while Trump got 47 percent. In a March poll from the …

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Joe Biden Widens Lead To +8 In Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: More Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on today. The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of U.S. …

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AOC To Co-Chair Biden’s Climate Change Task Force

CNN reports: Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden’s campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president’s effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to …

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DNC To Discuss Options For Virtual 2020 Convention

Axios reports: Democrats are now acknowledging that the coronavirus may make it impossible to conduct the in-person convention in August that they’d envisioned, and they’re taking steps to allow virtual or socially distanced elements. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets Tuesday to consider a resolution giving the convention team “maximum flexibility to plan a safe event that …

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Senate Map Shifts Towards Democrats Amid Pandemic

NBC News reports: Back on February 5, when there was not yet a single reported case of COVID-19 in the United States, the Cook Political Report listed three Republican Senate seats as “Tossups” and three more as “Lean Republican.” By the end of April, that had shifted to four Republicans in “Tossup” races and four more in “Lean Republican” races. …

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Biden Raises $2.7 Million In First Zoom Fundraiser

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s first virtual fundraiser embracing the new rules of an agreement with the Democratic National Committee brought in big money in Friday night’s joint fundraiser. The virtual event raked in $2.7 million dollars, a source with direct knowledge on the fundraiser told CBS News, making it the most-successful night of fundraising for Biden’s campaign so far. …

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