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Federal judge rejects Trump administration’s bid to swap out lawyers for Census case on citizenship question

July 10, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Matt Zapotosky, Tara Bahrampour | The Washington Post
A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied a bid from the Justice Department to replace the team of lawyers on the case about the census citizenship question, writing that its request to do so was “patently deficient.”
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2020 field loses a contender as Swalwell drops out

July 9, 2019
Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
As 2020 Democratic presidential candidates campaigned this weekend, issues of racial justice dominated the conversation. Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for controversial comments about working with segregationists, while several other hopefuls outlined plans to boost the economic position of black Americans.
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Billionaire activist Tom Steyer tells friends he plans to enter 2020 presidential race

July 8, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer has privately told friends and associates in recent days that he plans to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two Democrats familiar with the discussions who were not authorized to speak publicly.
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Rivals Biden, Harris to circle each other in South Carolina

July 6, 2019
Juana Summers, Meg Kinnard | The Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are circling each other again — this time in South Carolina, a crucial early-voting state that will test the depths of their support with black voters.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Bring Their Debate-Stage Fight to Iowa

July 5, 2019
Jonathan Martin, Katie Glueck | The New York Times
Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed frustration Thursday at Senator Kamala Harris’s pointed criticism about his 1970s-era opposition to busing, arguing that Democrats should “be talking about the future.” But he resisted the opportunity to return fire at Ms. Harris for voicing a position similar to his on school integration.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Returns To Mass. To Raise His Profile — And More Money

July 5, 2019
Kimberly Atkins | WBUR
This weekend alone, Buttigieg — known as "Mayor Pete" due to his tongue-twisting last name — is making multiple stops in the Bay State to raise his profile and lots of cash in Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Poll: Kamala Harris surges in Iowa as Bernie Sanders suffers after debate

July 3, 2019
Susan Page | USA Today
The first Democratic debate reshaped the presidential field in Iowa as support surged for California Sen. Kamala Harris, undercutting the standing of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and raising questions about the solidity of former Vice President Joe Biden's front-runner status.
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