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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.

Fighting climate change prepared Jay Inslee for a pandemic

UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ran for the Democratic nomination for president on a platform of aggressively tackling climate change, he didn’t get much traction with voters. But then the U.S. first cases of COVID-19 hit Washington state in January, and Inslee’s decisive science-based leadership suddenly seemed prescient.

Senate secretary declines to release possible Reade report

UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

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.

Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

UPDATED: Thu., April 30, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidential race in a deal designed to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the party in 2016 and helped lead to Hillary Clinton’s defeat.

52 who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19

There are no plans to postpone or otherwise alter a special congressional election in Wisconsin that is less than two weeks away, even though more than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during the state’s presidential primary this month have tested positive for COVID-19.

Sanders advisers form Super PAC to back Biden, push him left

Top advisers to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are forming an outside political group to support the candidate who beat him in the Democratic primary, Joe Biden, hoping to push the former vice president to the left on key issues and boost his appeal with young voters, Latinos and others who often shunned him in favor of Sanders.

Hillary Clinton becomes latest Democrat to endorse Biden

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump.