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‘There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there’: Joe Biden at Cape Cod fundraiser

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Former Vice President Joe Biden defended Republican lawmakers in DC as “decent people” during a campaign fundraiser held at Cape Cod.

“There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there,” Biden argued, according to Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.

“I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but…every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me,” he said.

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”Because they know I respect the other team. I do. They’re decent people,” Biden claimed. “They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now.”

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Sanders becomes fastest presidential candidate in history to reach 4 million individual donations

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"This is damn impressive," said progressive strategist Rebecca Katz.

Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign announced Tuesday morning that it reached four million individual contributions faster than any presidential candidate in history, a milestone the campaign touted as evidence that the Vermont senator is surging with less than 80 days to go before the Iowa caucuses.

"This is what momentum looks like," Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, said in a statement.

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Optimistic Democrats are lining up to run for Texas’ high courts in 2020

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The depth of the bench for non-marquee statewide races, like the state’s two high courts and the Railroad Commission, is a measure of how high Democratic hopes have soared ahead of the 2020 election.

For Brandon Birmingham, a state district judge in Dallas, the 2020 race for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals started on election night 2018.

As he watched Beto O’Rourke win more votes than any Texas Democrat ever had in a statewide race, Birmingham — who won reelection that night with 100% of the vote in his countywide district — began to mull his own chances at winning Texas. Within weeks, he’d reached out to the state Democratic Party. By December, he’d sat down with party officials over breakfast in Dallas to discuss a possible run.

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‘Just not a serious opinion in 2019’: Critics pan Joe Biden claim that marijuana is a gateway drug

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"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people."

Critics of former Vice President Joe Biden attacked remarks made by the Democrat Saturday in Las Vegas that appeared to endorse the long-discredited myth that marijuana is a gateway drug.

"Perpetuating unsubstantiated theories like this hurts people," said attorney and activist Eliza Orlins.

Biden, one of the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, made the comments at a town hall in Las Vegas.

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