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Obama’s not endorsing, but he didn’t talk Biden out of running in 2020

There may be no endorsement, but this time, Barack Obama didn’t try to talk Joe Biden out of running for president. As Biden finally jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016 is among the factors fueling his candidacy now. For the last…MORE

Home state allies, moderates in Congress quickly endorse Joe Biden’s bid

Joe Biden quickly picked up a string of endorsements from Democratic lawmakers Thursday after he formally launched his 2020 presidential campaign, with home state allies as well as moderates expressing enthusiasm in a carefully orchestrated rollout timed to the former vice president’s entry into a crowded 2020 field. Democratic Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper…MORE

Joe Biden’s biggest immediate weakness might surprise you

Joe Biden is (finally) running for president. And while he is a clear top-tier candidate, he’s got issues to deal with from his age (he’s 76) to his centrist approach to policy. But it’s possible that none of those things are the biggest immediate problem facing the early days of his campaign. What might that…MORE

Pentagon clears acting defense secretary of favoring Boeing

The Department of Defense’s Inspector General announced Thursday that it has cleared acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of allegations he violated ethics agreements by promoting the interests of his former employer, Boeing. The Inspector General “did not substantiate any of the allegations and determined that Acting Secretary Shanahan fully complied with his ethical obligations and…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore says he will remove himself from consideration if he becomes a political ‘liability’

President Donald Trump’s Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore, facing criticism over his past writing about women and gender equality, said he would back out of the process if his previous activities make him a “liability” for Republicans running for re-election in 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Moore told the Journal he would remove…MORE

Jeff Sessions on Mueller report: ‘Time to accept the results’ and move on

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department’s handling of the special counsel’s Russia investigation “deserves respect” and that it’s time for the country to move on. “The process was followed and a decision has now been rendered, and I think it deserves respect,” he said at Amherst College in Massachusetts Wednesday…MORE

How victims of mass shootings may be able to go after gun manufacturers

A 2005 federal law protects many gun manufacturers from wrongful death lawsuits brought by grieving family members, but families of victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, are trying something novel that could have lasting national effects. A survivor and families of nine other victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting…MORE