Progress for anyone who hates election night confusion
The long wait is over – Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
Do investors not read the news?
One contender is out
It’s all happening (or about to happen)
Things seem to be tightening slightly in the ultimate swing state
Cases have falling dramatically, but deaths are, as always, a lagging indicator
Medical experts say this wouldn’t do much to control the outbreak, since COVID-19 is already circulating widely in the U.S.
White House officials have been circulating a proposal that would give U.S. border authorities the extraordinary ability to block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from entering the country from Mexico if they are suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus, according to two administration officials and a person familiar with the plans.
It is unclear whether the Trump administration has the legal authority to block citizens and permanent residents from returning to their own country, but one official said the administration is weighing a public health emergency declaration that would let the White House keep out potentially infected Americans.
Biden’s VP announcement is “imminent” – which isn’t surprising, as the Democratic National Convention starts on Monday
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has told allies that he has interviewed every finalist in his vice-presidential search, and his advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week, people briefed on the selection process said on Monday.
In a sign that the choice is now in Mr. Biden’s hands alone, the four-member committee that screened his potential running mates is said to have effectively disbanded — its work is complete, Biden allies said, and there is little left to do except for Mr. Biden to make up his mind.
Mr. Biden’s political team has prepared rollout plans for several of the finalists, and he is expected to announce his decision as soon as Tuesday, though more Democrats expect it to come on Wednesday. The former vice president, however, has not been known for his punctuality so far in the presidential race and the timeline could well slip again.