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All Eyes on Biden Campaign as V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told allies that he has interviewed every finalist in his vice-presidential search, and his advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week, people briefed on the selection process said on Monday. In a sign that the choice is now......
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All Eyes on Biden, and New Details on the Democratic Convention

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No, we still don’t have a vice-presidential pick. No, we don’t have a coronavirus relief package either. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Minneapolis voters lined up to cast their ballots a day before Tuesday’s......
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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

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If the convention’s format is unconventional, its political function is anything but. Mr. Biden, a people pleaser by personal inclination and political design, is trying to build a frictionless launching pad for his fall campaign, in contrast to the rancorous party confab in Philadelphia four years ago when bitter infighting......
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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Ilhan Omar and Georgia’s QAnon Candidate

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Six states hold primaries and runoffs on Tuesday, but the spotlight will be on Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota. In her primary race for re-election on Tuesday, she hopes to continue a string of victories by progressive candidates nationwide, but she faces a well-financed challenge from Antone Melton-Meaux, a......
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Trump Considers Banning Re-entry by Citizens Who May Have Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering new immigration rules that would allow border officials to temporarily block an American citizen or legal permanent resident from returning to the United States from abroad if the authorities have reason to believe the person may be infected with the coronavirus. In recent months,......
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Michigan Democrats Hesitate on Whitmer as V.P.: ‘Selfishly, We Need Her Here’

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Ms. Whitmer, 48, has a history and easy rapport with Mr. Biden: He campaigned for her governor’s race in 2018 and she returned the favor, endorsing him before Michigan’s presidential primary and appearing with him at his last big rally in the state before the pandemic struck. She was one......
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Trump Teases a Gettysburg Convention Speech. Experts Say It’s an Ethics Breach.

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After repeatedly throwing a wrench into plans for the Republican National Convention this summer, President Trump on Monday tried to offer something tantalizing about the upcoming gathering, saying that his renomination speech would take place either at the White House or the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. “We will......
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White House and Democrats at an Impasse on Stimulus Talks

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WASHINGTON — President Trump and top Democrats in Congress began the week unable to agree how to move forward with negotiations on another economic stimulus package after a weekend in which the president stretched the bounds of his executive powers and ordered a patchwork of coronavirus relief measures. The disconnect......
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Trump Goes Around Congress to Provide Pandemic Relief

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President Trump, a self-proclaimed master at making deals, again opted for executive action over negotiation with Congress. And, yes, we’re still waiting for Joe Biden to pick a running mate. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every......
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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

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WASHINGTON — Facing sharp criticism, administration officials on Sunday struggled to explain the executive actions President Trump used to circumvent Congress in the absence of an agreement on a coronavirus aid package, even as they defended him and insisted that Americans would receive the relief he promised. The president’s decision......
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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

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“The idea there was going to be some far-off figure that was going to be more responsive to the community didn’t seem right to her,” Mr. Nelson said. On Aug. 11, 2014, two days after Michael Brown was killed in Missouri, police officers in Los Angeles fatally shot Ezell Ford,......
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Sidestepping Congress, Trump Signs Executive Measures for Pandemic Relief

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Signing the orders was a familiar tactic from a president who has portrayed himself as the ultimate deal-maker, but in practice has shown little interest in or skill for negotiating with Congress, bristling against the limitations of his power. It recalled his decision in 2018 to shut down the government......
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Rick Gates, Ex-Trump Aide and Mueller Witness, Is Publishing a Memoir

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News of Mr. Gates’s book was reported earlier by Business Insider. “Wicked Game” will be published this fall.Credit…Simon & Schuster Other books from former Trump aides and associates are in the pipeline, including a memoir from Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s former lawyer, who is serving a three-year prison sentence......
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Pelosi Is Playing Hardball on Coronavirus Relief. She Thinks She’ll Win.

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“Up and until now, she has rationally assumed there was some self-interest on the part of Trump that would lead to a deal,” said former Representative Barney Frank, Democrat of Massachusetts, who joined Ms. Pelosi that day at the White House in 2008. “If, in fact, that turns out not......
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The Voting Will End Nov. 3. The Legal Battle Probably Won’t.

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Mr. Trump, who also made unfounded claims about fraud in the 2016 election even though he won, has signaled that he will not hesitate to go back to court after Election Day if he does not like the result. Unlike in 2000, when the Justice Department largely stayed on the......
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How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pence’s Job

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Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas was in New Hampshire late last month, Senator Rick Scott of Florida is angling to take over the Senate Republican campaign arm to cultivate donors, and Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming is defending Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s leading expert on infectious disease, while......
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Chris Dodd, an Insider From Biden’s Past, Is Helping Him Pick His Future

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. knew how to flatter an old friend. He had been sitting in the Oval Office in May 2014, in his telling, convening privately with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Barack Obama when another commitment demanded his attention: Christopher J. Dodd, the former......
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Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

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WASHINGTON — Russia is using a range of techniques to denigrate Joseph R. Biden Jr., American intelligence officials said Friday in their first public assessment that Moscow continues to try to interfere in the 2020 campaign to help President Trump. At the same time, the officials said China preferred that......
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The Nudes Aren’t Going Away. Katie Hill’s OK With That.

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“She is extremely driven,” said her friend Nicole Brener-Schmitz, a political strategist who is working with Ms. Hill on her PAC. From the time she was 12, Ms. Hill said, she worked multiple jobs: at a horse ranch, babysitting, as a dog groomer, saving up to buy a horse. She......

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