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Biden says ‘very top’ of government should call for mask-wearing, in jab at Trump

Joe Biden took a jab at President Donald Trump on Tuesday by saying that the “very top” of the government should send a message about wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Will AOC win? Will House foreign-affairs boss Engel be toppled? Here’s a guide to Tuesday’s primaries

Voters are casting their ballots in primaries Tuesday that will be a test of Democratic progressives’ strength, in the latest contests to be held amid expanded mail-in voting thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

by Robert Schroeder
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Democrats’ chances of Senate takeover rise, and that could affect health care, energy and financial services, analysts say

As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s polling lead over President Donald Trump grows, analysts say Democrats’ chances of taking control of the Senate are rising as well.

by Victor Reklaitis
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History suggests Trump is heading for a fall in November

Six months ago, President Trump was in pretty good shape to win another term. Now, history suggests he’s headed for a quick exit.

by Paul Brandus
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As Klobuchar urges Biden to choose woman of color, here’s who could be his vice-presidential pick

The ‘veepstakes’ are heating up. Here’s whom Joe Biden could pick as his running mate.

by Robert Schroeder
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Biden’s lead grows to 12 points in Fox News poll, which Trump blasts as ‘phony’

Joe Biden has taken a 12-point lead over President Donald Trump in a new Fox News poll focused on the White House race, up from an 8-point advantage last month.

by Victor Reklaitis

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Drive-thru ceremonies ease U.S. citizenship backlog

A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear an oath, and left as a newly minted American.

by Associated Press

Barron’s Daily: Stocks Are Stuck in a Frustrating Pattern. What’s Behind the Moves.

Bars seem like a bad idea, the president can fire the head of the CFPB, Twitch, Reddit suspend online Trump platforms, and other news to start your day.

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Everyone in Washington wants a big public-works bill — but no one wants to pay for it

The Democratic-led House is mounting a final push to approve a massive infrastructure bill before the July 4 holiday, but figuring out how to pay for everything is a major stumbling block.

by Jonathan Nicholson
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Donald Trump Is Losing in the Polls. How to Invest for a Joe Biden Presidency.

Biden’s lead in the polls over President Trump has been widening over the past month.That makes it a good time for investors to think about how to position themselves ahead of Nov. 3.

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5 critical mistakes that created the biggest public-health crisis in a generation

100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic: Don’t wear a mask! Everyone should wear masks!

by Quentin Fottrell
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Judge delays Roger Stone’s prison surrender for 2 weeks

A federal judge is giving Roger Stone, a longtime ally and confidant of President Donald Trump, an additional two weeks before he must report to serve his federal prison sentence.

by Associated Press
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Lincoln Project is needling Trump the way he needled Hillary over her emails

Trump’s toughest opponent are Republicans who want him out in November, writes Chris Edelson.

by Chris Edelson
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As Covid-19 Surges, Economic and Political Uncertainties Return

The second half of 2020 looks increasingly foggy, particularly on the role massive federal stimulus will play.

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House Democrats pass sweeping police overhaul, while Senate bill stalls

House Democrats approved a far-reaching police overhaul Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black America...

by Associated Press
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Stephen Colbert calls John Bolton ‘naive’ for choosing to work in the Trump administration

The ‘Late Show’ host attempted to take Bolton to task

by Nicole Lyn Pesce
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Why bashing immigrants helps Trump but hurts America

If Donald Trump truly wants to make America great like he claims, he should stop blaming foreigners for our ills and let them in.

by Paul Brandus
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Barron’s Daily: A Look at Today’s Primaries; U.S.-China Trade Deal Remains ‘Intact’

Trade deal with China still “intact,” May 亚游真人官方网站home sales took a dive, cases continue to surge in the U.S., and other news to start your day.

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Trump signs executive order suspending H-1Bs, other visas

The Trump administration on Monday extended a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and added many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology comp...

by Associated Press
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Trump claims mail voting leads to fraud, but he and other top White House officials have embraced it

Vice President Mike Pence and a half-dozen other senior advisers to President Donald Trump have repeatedly voted by mail, according to election records obtained by The Associated Press. That undercuts the president’s argum...

by Associated Press
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Trump launches comeback rally in Tulsa amid empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his staff

President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism, but his intended show of political force amid a pandemic f...

by Associated Press
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Trump comeback rally features empty seats, staff infections

President Donald Trump pressed ahead Saturday with a comeback rally amid a pandemic by declaring “the silent majority is stronger than ever before,” but what was meant to be a show of political force was instead met with t...

by Associated Press
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Trump looks to reset campaign amid pandemic with Tulsa rally

Pressing ahead in a pandemic, President Donald Trump looked to reverse a decline in his political fortunes Saturday by returning to the format that has so often energized him and his loyal supporters: a raucous, no-holds-b...

by Associated Press
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Trump identifies the biggest threat to his re-election: mail-in votes

Trump campaign and Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight efforts to expand voting by mail.

by Associated Press
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Trump says he’ll try again to rescind DACA protections for ‘Dreamers’ after Supreme Court setback

President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how

As Joe Biden’s campaign works on picking his running mate, the effort is drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.

by Victor Reklaitis