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Joe Biden says he informed Bernie Sanders he will begin the VP vetting process

Joe Biden says he informed Bernie Sanders he will begin the VP vetting process

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says he has informed his Democratic rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, that he is beginning the process of vetting potential vice presidential running mates. “I am in the process and I’ve actually had this discussion with Bernie because he’s a friend — we’re competitors, he’s a friend,”…MORE

Trump’s fight against Obamacare continues despite coronavirus crisis

Trump’s fight against Obamacare continues despite coronavirus crisis

Even as the coronavirus pandemic rages, President Donald Trump and top Republicans are pressing forward with efforts to further undermine the nation’s already compromised health care system. The rapid spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has put a new spotlight on the same frailties that Democrats successfully seized on in 2018…MORE

Early coronavirus job losses hitting minorities, women, teens particularly hard

Early coronavirus job losses hitting minorities, women, teens particularly hard

As the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs, it’s becoming apparent that some groups are more at risk of unemployment than others. Minority workers, teens and, in many cases, women, are losing jobs at a higher pace than other groups. “There’s no doubt about it, they’re getting hit worse,” said Dean Baker, senior economist at the…MORE

Barr expands early release for inmates at prisons hard hit by coronavirus

Barr expands early release for inmates at prisons hard hit by coronavirus

Attorney General William Barr has directed prison officials at a number of federal facilities besieged by growing coronavirus cases to immediately maximize early release programs for a wide swath of vulnerable inmates. “We are experiencing significant levels of infection at several of our facilities,” Barr wrote in a memo Friday, singling out federal prisons in…MORE