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Washington Presidential Primary

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NC governor: GOP must prepare for scaled-back convention

North Carolina’s governor said in a letter Tuesday that the GOP must prepare for a scaled-back convention in Charlotte because of the coronavirus pandemic despite demands from President Donald Trump for a full-scale, in-person event.

Biden: Trump ‘consumed’ by ego, not leading during crisis

Joe Biden on Tuesday blistered President Donald Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged church. Biden said Trump’s “narcissism has become more important than the nation that he leads.”

Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest

Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware Monday morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election.

Pentagon plans to pull thousands more troops from Afghanistan

The Pentagon is preparing for President Donald Trump to withdraw thousands of American troops from Afghanistan before the presidential election as military leaders recommend keeping at least a small counterterrorism force to remain in the country, current and former U.S. officials said.

Georgia gov offers state as alternative GOP convention host

Georgia’s governor is offering his state and its “world-class facilities” as host of the Republican National Convention – a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor didn’t assure Trump that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears.

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.

Trump turns Memorial Day event into quasi campaign rally

President Donald Trump on Friday turned an early Memorial Day remembrance of fallen U.S. service members into a quasi reelection campaign rally with bikers on the White House lawn.

Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.

Biden: If you can’t choose me over Trump, ‘you ain’t black’

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, had a testy exchange with a prominent black radio personality on Friday over Biden’s support among black voters and his choosing of a running mate.

Secretary of state race close; backhoe issue grabs attention

A former state senator swept to a surprise victory in the GOP primary for Oregon’s lone Republican congressional seat. But the most curious election issue involved a backhoe.

Trump threatens funds for states easing voting in pandemic

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to hold up federal funds for two battleground states because they are trying to make it easier to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden hires Chavez granddaughter to help on Latino outreach

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is bringing on the granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez as a senior adviser to help with Latino outreach and building out its operation in the states.

Biden campaign steps up hires despite money gap with Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will hire by June at least 600 field staffers dedicated to an “expanded map” of battleground states, despite a continued financial gap with President Donald Trump’s reelection behemoth.

Obama’s former aides angry, hurt over Ronny Jackson’s embrace of Trump’s conspiracies

A retired Navy admiral, who served as the physician to the president under presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, called Obama, and the people who worked for him, “a Deep State traitor” in a statement Thursday.

Obama emerges as central figure in 2020 presidential race

Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Barack Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election.

Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention

Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August, with a top party committee voting Tuesday to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design an event that won’t require delegates to attend in person amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate secretary declines to release possible Reade report

The secretary of the Senate has declined Joe Biden’s request to release any potential documents pertaining to an allegation of sexual assault against him from a former Senate staffer, citing confidentiality requirements under the law.

Joe Biden wins Kansas presidential primary conducted with all-mail balloting

Joe Biden overwhelmingly won a Democratic presidential primary in Kansas conducted exclusively by mail balloting by the state party because of the coronavirus pandemic.

No soft landing for Biden on ‘Morning Joe’ interview

If Joe Biden was looking for a soft landing place to address sexual assault allegations made by a former Senate staffer, he didn’t find it Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”