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Biden Seems To Offer Consolation Prizes To Sanders Camp On Medicare, Student Debt

Presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden offered up two new policy planks Thursday, a seeming conciliatory gesture towards supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who suspended his campaign a day previously. In a Medium post, Biden tied the measures — lowering the age of Medicare eligibility and forgiving some student debt — to longer-term recovery efforts that will be necessary after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. “Senator Sanders and his supporters can take pride in their work in laying the...
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Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don’t Like What They’re Hearing.

Aides and allies increasingly believe the president’s daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.
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Here’s Biden’s Opening Bid To The Left For The General Election

The presumptive Democratic nominee is moving to the left, not the center, and proposing student debt relief.
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Biden, Seeking Democratic Unity, Reaches Left Toward Sanders’s Ideas

Looking to appeal to Bernie Sanders’s supporters, Joe Biden announced proposals to lower the eligibility age for Medicare to 60 and to expand student debt forgiveness programs.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Student Loans, Medicare, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


Biden joins growing call for release of racial data on virus

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of “structural racism," according to a not-yet-published Medium post obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Biden's post said he is joining Democratic congressional members Ayanna Pressley, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and others who have also called for the Centers for Diseas...
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Biden pledges to lower Medicare age and reduce some student debt in olive branch to Sanders supporters

Former Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) supporters, just a little bit.Sanders suspended his 2020 run on Wednesday, though he pledged to keep collecting delegates and fighting for his progressive platform. So in an effort to win over Sanders' backers, Biden adopted a lighter version of some of Sanders' policies Thursday, pledging to lower the age of Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt.In a Thursday blog post, Biden first promised ...
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Why The Economy Is Unlikely To Recover As Quickly As It Collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world’s largest economy is still att...
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In Outreach to Left, Biden Unveils Plans on Medicare and Student Debt

Looking to appeal to Bernie Sanders’s supporters, Joe Biden announced proposals to lower the eligibility age for Medicare to 60 and to expand student debt forgiveness programs.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Student Loans, Medicare, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


CNN poll: Biden leads Trump in national head-to-head matchup

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Donald Trump in the national race for the White House, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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Senate Democrats block McConnell's $250 billion small business loans bill, demanding double funding

Senators will either have to return to Washington or get negotiating to get the next round of coronavirus relief funding flowing.With just four senators in the chamber on Thursday, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) blocked a unanimous voice vote in favor of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's $250 billion small business loans bill. Cardin called the bill a "political stunt," and reflected congressional Democrats' demands for great accountability and diversity in how the bill would be spent.Ca...
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Biden campaign braces for general election: 'This is the beginning of a very difficult race'

Thirty-three years after launching his first presidential bid, Joe Biden will finally see his name at the top of the Democratic ticket.
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Can Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden Unite the Democratic Party?

If the last stretch of the Sanders campaign was any indication, a focus on defeating President Trump — “a matter of life and death” — could do it.
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Bernie Sanders Makes His First Post-Dropout Appearance on ‘The Late Show’

“Bernie Sanders is saying Bernie Sanders can’t win?” Stephen Colbert joked Wednesday. “Man, he is going to catch hell from Bernie Sanders supporters.”
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Analysis: Trump's economic dilemma sharpens as Biden gets set for 2020 race

President Donald Trump finally has his 2020 election opponent, but he's missing the crucial asset on which he anchored his bid for a second term: a roaring economy.
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Trump's economic dilemma sharpens as Biden gets set for 2020 race

President Donald Trump finally has his 2020 election opponent, but he's missing the crucial asset on which he anchored his bid for a second term: a roaring economy.
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Stephen Colbert Grills Bernie Sanders: Are You Endorsing Biden or Not?

In his first interview since dropping out of the presidential primary campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) beamed into Stephen Colbert’s house on The Late Show. And the host’s big question was all about the “presumptive nominee” Joe Biden.Asked if he’s spoken to the former vice president since making his decision to exit the race, Sanders said yes before quickly pivoting to what separates the two men as opposed to the many things that unite them.“It’s no great secret that Joe Biden’s politics...
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How Joe Biden's Campaign Is Reaching Out to Bernie Sanders on Policy

Having become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, he and his allies are aiming to win over Bernie Sanders’s younger, more liberal voters and unify the party.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Democratic National Committee, Donald J, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Voting and Voters


Sanders quits Democratic race for president, Biden is party's apparent nominee

The senator's presidential bid got off to a strong start but took a turn in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. His campaign never recovered.
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Republicans Pursue Limits on Voting by Mail, Despite the Coronavirus

Public health officials recommend absentee ballots to keep people safe. But President Trump and his party portray expanded voting measures as ripe for fraud.
Tags: News, Biden, Trump, Donald J, Joseph R Jr, Voter Registration and Requirements, Presidential Election of 2020, Absentee Voting, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Now Comes the Hard Part for Joe Biden

Having become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, he and his allies are aiming to win over Bernie Sanders’s younger, more liberal voters and unify the party.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Democratic National Committee, Donald J, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Voting and Voters


Bernie Sanders’s Exit, and Joe Biden’s Task Ahead

Readers encourage the senator to urge his avid fans to support Joe Biden, and react to Thomas L. Friedman’s column about a Biden bipartisan cabinet.
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Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 8 points in new poll; majority believe US is in a recession

The poll found Biden is the top choice among 49% of registered voters and Trump the top choice of 41%. Biden is boosted by self-identified independent voters.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden campaign assembling VP selection committee

Former Vice President Joe Biden, now the presumptive Democrat nominee, told donors Wednesday afternoon that his campaign is putting together a team to help pick his running mate. 
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Bernie Sanders didn't lose because his ideas were unpopular

For a few weeks, it seemed as though Bernie Sanders was really going to win the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He won the most votes in all three of the first states, and was leading national polls. Opinion surveys showed that he was broadly popular among the Democratic electorate, and majorities of primary voters supported his signature ideas like Medicare-for-all.But in a space of about three days, it all went sideways. Joe Biden won a smashing victory in South Carolina, all the other m...
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CNN Anchor Says Bernie ‘Didn’t Say Anything Nice’ About Biden—Minutes After Sanders Did Just That

Minutes after Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his presidential campaign and congratulated his primary rival Joe Biden, saying he would “work with” the ex-veep going forward, CNN anchor John King claimed Sanders “didn’t say anything nice” about Biden or offer to “work with him.”In a live-streamed message to supporters on Wednesday, which was carried by CNN, Sanders noted that Biden had an overwhelming delegate lead and therefore is the presumptive Democratic nominee.“The fight for just...
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Sanders quitting Democratic race for president, Biden to be party's apparent nominee

The Vermont senator's presidential bid got off to a strong start but took a turn south in South Carolina and on Super Tuesday. His campaign never recovered
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What Will Feds Do About Corporate Bailout Bill Corruption? Look To Walmart’s Opioid Case

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Here is a simple question: if a heroin dealer sells a product that oftentimes leads to death, should the Justice Department try to put them in jail? Here, it seems, is the Trump administration’s answer: Not if they are a large enough corporation. ProPublica published a walloping investigation last month showing how Trump appointees at the Department of Justice repeatedly brushed off evidence indicating Walmar...
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Step One: Done. With Bernie Sanders out, Joe Biden gets an earlier-than-expected start

With Sanders out, Biden claims the nomination. Democratic unity doesn't ensure victory, but a long primary battle would have invited defeat.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bernie Sanders reportedly spoke to Biden and Obama before ending his 2020 run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had made a few phone calls to the last administration before making his big dropout decision.Sanders suspended his 2020 run on Wednesday, saying his "path toward victory is virtually impossible" but pledging to stay on primary ballots through the Democratic National Convention to gain influence in the party. And shortly after making that announcement, Sanders reportedly made a call to Joe Biden, who he left as the presumptive Democratic nominee, CBS News reports.> For...
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