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Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass was mostly unknown outside of California when her name popped up as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Her emergence was greeted with a round of mostly glowing reviews. The 66-year-old chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is roundly respected by her colleagues in the House, a body…MORE

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Negotiations over the next stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills have stalled on Capitol Hill with Democrats and Trump administration officials walking away after talks broke down on Friday and devolved into partisan finger-pointing. No additional discussions are planned after nearly two weeks of daily meetings, and…MORE

Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working against Biden

Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working against Biden

The US intelligence community’s top election security official said in a statement Friday that China “prefers” an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and Russia is working to “denigrate” former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid. “We assess that China prefers that President Trump — whom Beijing sees as unpredictable…MORE

Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump’s pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump’s pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Several Jewish advocacy groups are opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany in light of his incendiary comments, including some unearthed by CNN’s KFile, about Germany, the Holocaust and Jewish groups. The American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, J Street, the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism and B’nai B’rith have…MORE

Trump continues his norm-breaking by campaigning from the White House

Trump continues his norm-breaking by campaigning from the White House

President Donald Trump is considering using the White House as the backdrop in a made-for-TV campaign moment later this month, accepting his party’s nomination in a speech from the heights of the building’s Truman Balcony to a throng of fellow Republicans on the South Lawn below. It’s one of several scenarios arising from the current…MORE

Promising Covid-19 treatment offers test run for vaccine distribution

Promising Covid-19 treatment offers test run for vaccine distribution

An antibody treatment designed to protect against coronavirus could be available as early as this fall — but only for a fraction of the millions of Americans who might benefit from the treatment. Companies are already testing monoclonal antibody therapies — antibodies created in a lab to target Covid-19 — in humans. The trials are…MORE