DEMOCRATS

Biden Not Ruling Out 2020 Run

Booker’s positive disposition may not be what an angry liberal base is looking for.

Karyn Bruggeman
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Karyn Bruggeman
May 19, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

“Speak­ing Thursday night at the SALT Con­fer­ence in Las Ve­gas,” former Vice Pres­id­ent Joe Biden “said that ‘he may very well run’ for pres­id­ent in 2020, al­though he hasn’t yet made a de­cision.” (New­s­week)

OTH­ER 2020 TID­BITS. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) “said Thursday that now with a newly named spe­cial coun­sel in the Rus­sia in­vest­ig­a­tion, the Demo­crats need to bring some fo­cus back to do­mest­ic policy.” (Wash­ing­ton Ex­am­iner)

Sen. Cory Book­er (D-NJ) “ar­rived in Wash­ing­ton pledging to heal fes­ter­ing polit­ic­al di­vides, writ­ing a book called ‘United’ and light­ing up so­cial me­dia with pic­tures of his din­ner with the hard-right” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “But nearly four years later, as he stakes his claim as a young Demo­crat­ic lead­er and builds to­ward a po­ten­tial run for pres­id­ent in 2020, the New Jer­sey sen­at­or’s sig­na­ture brand of up­lift and pos­it­iv­ity is run­ning in­to a party base eager for com­bat.” (Phil­adelphia In­quirer)

Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Rod Ro­sen­stein’s “meet­ing with sen­at­ors on Thursday grew es­pe­cially heated when he faced ques­tions from two frus­trated lib­er­al Demo­crats.” Sens. Kirsten Gil­librand (D-N.Y.) and Al Franken (D-MN) “es­pe­cially grilled Ro­sen­stein on Ses­sions’s role and the scope of Mueller’s new in­vest­ig­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to three sen­at­ors in the room who spoke about the meet­ing on the con­di­tion of an­onym­ity.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “missed the May 15 dead­line to sub­mit doc­u­ments de­tail­ing his fin­ances dur­ing 2016, the latest move from a politi­cian who has shown an aver­sion to shar­ing per­son­al fin­an­cial in­form­a­tion.” (Val­ley News)

WEIN­ER ALERT. An­thony Wein­er, “the former Demo­crat­ic con­gress­man whose sex­ting scan­dals ended his polit­ic­al ca­reer and em­broiled him in a tu­mul­tu­ous F.B.I. in­vest­ig­a­tion of Hil­lary Clin­ton be­fore the elec­tion, is to ap­pear in a fed­er­al courtroom in Man­hat­tan on Fri­day to enter a guilty plea.” Wein­er “will plead guilty to a single charge of trans­fer­ring ob­scene ma­ter­i­al to a minor.” (New York Times)

BI­PAR­TIS­AN­SHIP GOALS. Former first lady Laura Bush “was an honoree at the Wo­men Mak­ing His­tory Awards, sponsored by the Na­tion­al Wo­men’s His­tory Mu­seum, where speak­ers said they would per­sist in pur­su­ing their goal in es­tab­lish­ing a mu­seum on the Mall. …And an­oth­er former FLO­TUS was in the house — via video, Hil­lary Clin­ton de­livered a video mes­sage in hon­or of Bush.” (Wash­ing­ton Post)

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