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Biden’s veep search enters new phase as selection committee steps up activity
ABC News By KENDALL KARSON, MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK(NEW YORK) -- The high-profile race on the periphery of the 2020 presidential contest - to become presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate - is charging ahead, with the vetting committee beginning to ramp up their work to scrutinize the group of women who could potentially join him on the ticket.Sources familiar with the campaign told ABC News that at least one strategy call has taken place for what Biden says will be an exhaustive process that will mirror his own vetting 12 years ago for the same position.House Majority Whip...
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Coronavirus government response updates: Trump claims to have worn mask, but only off camera
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour By ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump travels to the election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford plant converted to make ventilators -- and it's an open question whether he'll wear a mask as everyone else who works or visits there is required to do by law.Michigan's Democratic attorney general, Dana Nessel, said on CNN this morning that while she won't try to stop Trump, she might take action against companies and other facilities that permit him to do so and possibly block future visits. "Well, I don't know, we’re gonna...
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Senate confirms Trump loyalist John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence
Andrew Harnik/Pool/Getty Images By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to serve as Director of National Intelligence, a role President Donald Trump has been working to install him in since last summer as part of an effort to reshape the intelligence community he often characterizes as working against him.The nomination cleared by a party-line vote of 49-44. Trump’s initial nomination of Ratcliffe was withdrawn last year after reports surfaced that Ratcliffe had exaggerated his resume and claimed experience that he did not have. His nomination was resubmitted for a second time in February...
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