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Biden's 2020 rivals line up to pitch his economic recovery plan

Biden's 2020 rivals line up to pitch his economic recovery plan

Photos: Joshua Lott, Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty ImagesSix of Joe Biden's former 2020 rivals — and other top Democrats — are barnstorming the airwaves and virtual campaign trail in crucial states this week to pitch a new economic recovery plan he released Thursday, called "."Why it matters: Biden outperforms President Trump on every issue except for the economy, according to a of 4,000 adults last month.Biden is anchoring the economic recovery tour in person, with remarks this afternoon in Dunmore, Pa. — near his hometown, .Many of the supporting Democrats aren't under consideration to be...

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Obama at Biden fundraiser: "I am here to say help is on the way"

Obama at Biden fundraiser: "I am here to say help is on the way"

Screenshot: Biden campaign virtual fundraiserFormer President Barack Obama said at a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden Tuesday night that “help is on the way” and urged supporters not to be complacent in thinking their work is close to being finished: "Whatever you’ve done so far is not enough."Why it matters: Organizers said it's the Biden campaign's largest fundraiser yet, bringing in $7.6 million from over 175,000 people. It's expected to be the first of several joint efforts with Biden in the months leading up to the election.What they're saying: Obama said Biden will have to deal with...

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Black Americans' competing crises

Black Americans' competing crises

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/AxiosFor many black Americans, this moment feels like a crisis within a crisis within a crisis. The big picture: It's not just George Floyd's killing by police. Or the deaths of EMT Breonna Taylor and jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Or the demeaning of birdwatcher Christian Cooper and journalist Omar Jimenez. Or the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate harm to black Americans. It's that it's all happening at once."Everybody's world got made smaller by coronavirus," said Brittany Packnett Cunningham, co-founder of Campaign Zero. "But when you're black, your whole world...

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May 31
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The secret behind Biden's strength with seniors

The secret behind Biden's strength with seniors

Illustration: Aïda Amer/AxiosPresident Trump's declining support among older voters since the coronavirus took hold is well documented, but new data offers a clearer understanding of why that's happening — and how it could impact the November election.The big picture: Among the 65+ crowd, it's women driving the exodus. Joe Biden's appeal with senior men climbed during his surprise comeback to be the presumed Democratic nominee, but not necessarily at Trump's expense — and new polling suggests it may be ebbing in any case.By the numbers: A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows...

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May 23
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Biden and Sanders reach agreement on convention delegates

Biden and Sanders reach agreement on convention delegates

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty ImagesJoe Biden's campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders' former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure "fair representation" for the progressive wing of the party.Why it matters: Now that Sanders won't be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain the movement he's built and been a part of for decades — and to give his supporters a sense of representation and power over the Democratic platform.What they're saying:"While Senator...

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These Ohio swing voters want Trump to act more like their governor

These Ohio swing voters want Trump to act more like their governor

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty ImagesSome swing voters in Canton, Ohio, who were won over by President Trump's say-anything bravado in 2016, now wish he'd be less partisan and more expert-driven — like a governor.Driving the news: Concerns over Trump's ego and how he talks about the public health crisis were some of the main takeaways from our focus group with 10 voters who flipped from Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016.Why it matters: National polls show a majority of Americans feel better about their state executives' handling of the crisis than...

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Apr 25
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Potential vice president pick Amy Klobuchar to appear on Biden podcast

Potential vice president pick Amy Klobuchar to appear on Biden podcast

Former Vice President Joe Biden is joined on stage by Sen. Amy Klobuchar during a campaign event on March 2 in Dallas, Texas. Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty ImagesSen. Amy Klobuchar is the next guest on which was previewed by Axios before it comes out tomorrow. Why it matters: You can't have conversations with Democratic operatives and strategists without hearing Klobuchar's name come up as a potential vice presidential pick for Biden — who's already publicly committed to selecting a woman. Details: On the podcast, Biden and Klobuchar talk about spouses, friends, and Klobuchar's life before the...

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Barack Obama to endorse Joe Biden in 2020 presidential race

Barack Obama to endorse Joe Biden in 2020 presidential race

Barack Obama and Joe Biden embrace after Obama's farewell speech in 2017. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty ImagesFormer President Barack Obama will endorse Joe Biden, his former vice president, in a video released Tuesday, according to a source close to Obama. The news was first reported by NBC.Why it matters: Obama, following in the footsteps of other recent former presidents, chose to let the crowded Democratic primary process play out and not offer an endorsement until voters chose their presumptive nominee.The big picture: Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod last year that a lengthy...

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