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Joe Biden Narrows Down VP List, Karen Bass Emerges as Key Contender
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Joe Biden Shortens His Potential VP List
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Rep. Bass: 'It's open season on black folks'Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Karen Bass, says she will be supporting legislation to combat racism against African Americans. The move comes in the wake of several incidents, including the..
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Did Trump just toss House Dems a lifeline?One of the most important rules in partisan politics is this: when your opponents are fighting amongst themselves, stay out of it. House Democrats spent the last few days in a civil war over whether..
Harris secures endorsements from two more Black Caucus membersWith these two new supporters, Harris now has six endorsements from the CBC