Senate Democrats refuse to play McConnell’s game on policing bill, get back up from NAACP

The opposition of the NAACP to this bill takes that away from McConnell. It makes it clear that the bill is useless and not worth Democratic votes, not unless they’re allowed to help shape it. Democrats don’t feel any need to play McConnell’s game. Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono summed it up perfectly: “I’m not going to vote on a half-ass bill.”

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Democrats running for Congress lean into science as a campaign message

Democrats, especially, think the coronavirus pandemic has become a strong proof point in their argument that the defense of science can be a winning campaign message — and some party strategists think that’s given candidates with scientific backgrounds, including doctors like Gandhi, an advantage.

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Biden earns Warren backing in show of Democratic unity against Trump

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Wednesday, delivering another high-profile backing from a liberal former rival as he aims to unify the Democratic Party ahead of a bruising contest with Republican President Donald Trump.

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Read Bernie Sanders’s Full Speech on Ending His Campaign

Though he acknowledged he could not win the nomination, he said his movement had won “the ideological battle.” And while he congratulated former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and pledged to work with him, he said he would remain on the ballot in the remaining contests to help influence the platform at the Democratic National Convention.

Here’s a full transcript of his speech.

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