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Karen Bass, Susan Rice Rise As Biden’s Search for V.P. Nears End – Politics Article

Ms. Bass has also waged a previously undisclosed campaign to woo influential liberal leaders, telephoning union presidents to seek their counsel and support. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is close with Ms. Bass, whom she named to oversee the recent policing reform bill, and has made her admiration clear in private conversations, including with former President Barack Obama. Ms. Pelosi’s aides said she has not conveyed support for any one candidate, is fond of a number of them and, in speaking…

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Why June Was Such a Terrible Month for Trump – Politics Article

WASHINGTON — Last Saturday night, over dinner at the White House, Bernard Marcus, a top Republican donor, told President Trump he was alarmed at Mr. Trump’s plummeting poll numbers and Jared Kushner’s stewardship of his father-in-law’s re-election effort. Mr. Trump sought to assuage Mr. Marcus’s concerns, assuring the billionaire Home Depot founder that his political fortunes would soon change in part because he was bringing in “good people” to steady his campaign, according to a person briefed on their conversation.…

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Biden Hits Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘He’s Worried About Looking Bad’ – Politics Article

But there is little evidence so far that American voters are punishing Mr. Biden for his caution. A suite of polls from The New York Times and Siena College released this week show Mr. Biden leading Mr. Trump by 14 percentage points nationwide and with healthy leads in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On Thursday Mr. Biden called on Americans to wear masks in public to protect themselves and others. He began his…

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Joe Biden Says He Would Comply With a Senate Subpoena, Reversing Course – Politics Article

Traveling around Iowa in his “No Malarkey” campaign bus, Mr. Biden held three town hall-style events on Saturday, fielding questions from the audience at each one. At an event in Washington, Iowa, one attendee asked Mr. Biden if he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. “If he’d take it, yes,” Mr. Biden responded. The campaigning resumed even if many Iowans were more focused on college football than politics. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., spent…

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Democrats, Citing White House Emails, Renew Calls for Impeachment Witnesses – Politics Article

Top Democrats on Sunday renewed their demands for witnesses to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial, citing newly released emails showing that the White House asked officials to keep quiet over the suspension of military aid to Ukraine just 90 minutes after Mr. Trump leaned on that country’s president to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The emails, released late Friday by the Trump administration to the Center for Public Integrity, shed new light on Mr. Trump’s effort…

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