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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. This is a breaking news story and will be updated. ORIGINAL STORY: Joe Biden has selected his running mate, revealing to top advisers on…MORE

New polls suggest slim Biden lead in crucial battleground of Wisconsin

New polls suggest slim Biden lead in crucial battleground of Wisconsin

Three new polls out this week find former Vice President Joe Biden leading or in a tight race with President Donald Trump in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by a very narrow margin — 0.77% — and that gave him the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College required…MORE

Watchdog finds documents withheld during interior secretary confirmation process

Watchdog finds documents withheld during interior secretary confirmation process

An Interior Department official ordered documents about David Bernhardt withheld from the public while the Senate considered his nomination to lead the department, the department’s inspector general concluded Tuesday. The documents were due under the Freedom of Information Act to watchdog groups that questioned whether Bernhardt complied with ethics and recusal requirements as deputy secretary,…MORE

With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won’t be coming anytime soon

With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won’t be coming anytime soon

Don’t expect a another stimulus check anytime soon. While there’s bipartisan support for a second round of direct payments, negotiators have walked away from talks without a deal, and most lawmakers have now returned to their home states. Congress let three key coronavirus relief programs created in March — enhanced unemployment benefits, eviction protection and…MORE

Kansas could elect its first transgender lawmaker this November

Stephanie Byers, a retired public-school teacher of nearly three decades, is many things. She is passionate about expanding Medicaid and funding public education. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. And she could become the first transgender lawmaker in the state of Kansas’ history. Byers, who ran unopposed, won her district’s Democratic primary earlier…MORE

3 races to watch Tuesday in Minnesota and Georgia

3 races to watch Tuesday in Minnesota and Georgia

Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Democratic “squad,” is fighting to keep her seat in a Minnesota primary election on Tuesday. In Georgia, a GOP candidate with a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory is in a primary runoff. If Marjorie Taylor Greene prevails…MORE