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WATCH: Lawrence O’Donnell explains why Elizabeth Warren may be tied with Joe Biden for first place

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday explained to his viewers why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may be tied with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the 2020 Democratic Party convention.

“New polling showing a possible statistical tie for first place in the democratic candidates between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren,” O’Donnell reported.

“You have not heard that before because most polls in political campaigns ignore the margin of error. The margin of error in this new NBC poll is 4.9 percent — just about five points as a margin of error. Joe Biden has a seven-point lead in the poll. That appears to be outside the margin of error, but it isn’t,” he explained.

“Joe Biden at 26 and Elizabeth Warren at 19. What you have to remember about the margin of error is it means any number in the poll could move five points, in this case 4.9 in either direction, up or down. They can be independent. Joe Biden’s number could move down and Elizabeth Warren’s number could be higher in reality and there could be a spot in there and the truth is inside the margin of error where they are in a tie,” he continued.

“Possibly even Elizabeth Warren is a point ahead. That’s how close this is. I know it might sound confusing, but that’s how margins of error are polling. What you are seeing is this real tightening between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in that possible statistical tie for first place,” O’Donnell said.

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“This obviously puts enormous pressure on the next round of debates. The biggest movement in the polls since the first round has been with senator Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. If they are perceived as they were before to be the winners of the next round of debates, it won’t be the end of Joe Biden or any of the other top tier candidates, but it could be enough to end the hopes of some of the bottom polling candidates,” he added.

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Ivanka Trump visits defense contractor Lockheed Martin to promote apprenticeships

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President Donald Trump's eldest daughter visited defense contractor Lockheed Martin to discuss apprenticeships for minorities.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump visited the company's Denver-area facility Monday to discuss its apprenticeship programs and efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, reported UPI.

The president's daughter and Lockheed CEO Marilyn Hewson heard from several women who benefitted from Lockheed programs, and Trump pointed out that women who earn STEM degrees were more likely to remain in that industry if they receive on-the-job training during school.

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Man who believed ‘the Bible is for white people’ gets life in prison after setting black man on fire in gruesome murder

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A white man from Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a black man by setting him on fire while he slept.

The Daily News Journal reports that 53-year-old John Carothers has pleaded guilty to murdering Robert Miller, a housemate who lived with him at the Frazier Young Supportive Living, which is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.

According to prosecutors, Carothers in March 2018 doused Miller in lighter fluid while he was asleep in his bed and then lit him on fire. Miller would subsquently die from burn-related injuries at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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‘There’s no racial tension’: Trump claims ‘fantastic relationships’ with black people after ‘go back’ tweet

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President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that he has "fantastic relationships" with the black community after he told four congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

At a White House meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump was asked if he was experiencing any blowback from the African-American community.

"There’s no racial tension," the president said, according to a pool report. "We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020."

Via pooler @DavidNakamura: T"rump says: 'There’s no racial tension.' Trump notes low unemployment for black Americans. 'We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020.' "

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