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Biden Already Assembling Presidential Transition Team

The Washington Post reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that he has started assembling a presidential transition team and is considering whether to elevate an official tasked with addressing pandemics to his Cabinet. Speaking at a virtual fundraiser, Biden said the process has been underway for several weeks. The former vice president effectively clinched the nomination just last …

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“Never Trump” GOP Group Endorses Joe Biden

From the board of the Lincoln Project: This November, Americans will cast their most consequential votes since Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. We confront a constellation of crises: a public health emergency not seen in a century, an economic collapse set to rival the Great Depression, and a world where American leadership is absent and dangers rise in the vacuum. …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday morning. The former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate tweeted out her endorsement with a video message, noting the empathy Biden extends to struggling Americans. “Empathy matters. And, in this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good, effective government,” …

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ARIZONA: Mark Kelly +9 Over McSally In Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Retired astronaut Mark Kelly leads Sen. Martha McSally (R) by nine points in Arizona, one of the states at the heart of the battle for control of the Senate in 2020. A new Arizona Public Opinion Pulse survey conducted by the Phoenix-based nonpartisan polling firm OH Predictive Insights shows Kelly leading McSally by a 51 percent to …

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Bernie To Fans: Don’t Be Irresponsible, Support Biden

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” for his loyalists not to support Joe Biden, warning that progressives who “sit on their hands” in the months ahead would simply enable President Donald Trump’s reelection. He seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s former national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, when asked about her recent …

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Obama Shades Trump And GOP In Biden Endorsement

TMZ reports: Obama opened a video message with an uplifting sentiment about the fight against coronavirus and gave a thank you to those on the frontlines. He then transitioned to the political side … saying, “That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden as President of the United States.” Obama then goes in on Trump and Republicans, saying, “One …

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Barack Obama To Endorse Joe Biden In Video Message

CBS News reports: Former President Barack Obama is set to deliver a long-awaited endorsement of Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, multiple people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. Mr. Obama is set to make the endorsement official in a video message set to be posted later today, the people said. Mr. Obama’s endorsement of his former vice president …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Biden

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the Democratic nominee for president on Monday, adding the weight of his left-wing support to Mr. Biden’s candidacy and taking a major step toward bringing unity to the party’s effort to unseat President Trump in November. In throwing his weight behind Mr. Biden, he is sending …

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Michelle Obama To Support Push For Mail-In Voting

Axios reports: Michelle Obama will throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, advisers tell Axios, with her voting rights group embracing legislation before Congress amid coronavirus fears. Why it matters: It’s the first time the celebrity-backed organization has endorsed federal legislation — and it comes as Democrats await the Obamas’ return to the political stage to help Joe Biden. …

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VA Gov Makes Election Day A Holiday, Nixes Voter ID

CNN reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that he signed a series of new measures into law aimed at expanding access to voting in the commonwealth. The new legislation will establish Election Day as a holiday, remove the requirement that voters show a photo ID prior to casting a ballot and, expand early voting to be allowed 45 days …

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Virginia Governor Signs LGBT Protections Bill Into Law

The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Saturday signed a bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination law. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message — Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Northam in a statement. “No longer will LGBTQ Virginians …

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Cuomo: I’m Not Running For President, VP, Or Cabinet

At today’s briefing, Cuomo was asked about this: A recent poll shows Americans would prefer to select New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee rather than former Vice President Joe Biden, based on his response to the new coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted on behalf of the Club for Growth PAC – an economic conservative organization …

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VA Gov Signs Raft Of Gun Control Measures Into Law

USA Today reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a slate of gun control measures into law Friday that will increase background checks, limit handgun purchases and establish a so-called “red flag” law. Guns became a divisive issue in Virginia after Democrats won full control of the state’s General Assembly in November, and Northam, a Democrat, promised to pass the host …

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Biden And Sanders Teams Seek Truce On Policy Issues

Axios reports: Joe Biden isn’t about to become Bernie Sanders, but he’s signaling that there’s potential for more common ground on issues such as health care, student debt, climate change and more in the weeks ahead. As Biden courts Sanders’ endorsement, their teams will hold policy discussions in the next few weeks with the expectation that Biden will incorporate some …

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NJ Gov Delays Primary: I Don’t Want To Be Wisconsin

CBS News reports: Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday officially postponed New Jersey’s primary election from June 2 to July 7 because of the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I don’t want a Wisconsin, where folks have to pick between exercising their right to vote on the one hand and protecting their own personal health.” Murphy said he signed an executive order to …

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Biden Reaches Out To Sanders Backers: Join With Me

Via press release from former Vice President Joe Biden: Today, Senator Sanders announced he was suspending his campaign. Bernie has put his heart and soul into not only running for President, but for the causes and issues he has been dedicated to his whole life. So, I know how hard a decision this was for him to make — and …

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BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders Suspends Campaign

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday. The Vermont independent senator’s 2020 bid started off strong. He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign continued to rake in millions in small-dollar donations and pack rallies full of supporters as he …

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Endorses Biden [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, formally endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday morning, becoming the latest in a long string of elected officials who have backed the former vice president. “I read about Joe Biden when he became an elected official. I heard him speak. I met him,” Lewis told reporters …

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Biden Will Start Wearing Face Mask In Public [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Joe Biden has remained at his Willmington, Delaware, home, following the guidance of a stay-at-home order put in place by the state’s governor, and said Sunday morning that he would be heeding the advice of the CDC by wearing a mask the next time he goes out in public as a way to mitigate his risk of …

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Sanders Double Larry David: “He Should Drop Out”

The Hill reports: Larry David, the “Saturday Night Live” actor who often plays Sen. Bernie Sanders in skits, said the Vermont Independent should drop out of the presidential race and throw his support behind his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. “I feel he should drop out,” David told The New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “Because he’s …

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