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Klobuchar: Biden Will Need to Explain His Actions That ‘Weren’t As Progressive’

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) said Sunday that if former Vice President Joe Biden runs for the 2020 Democratic nomination, he’ll need to explain his less progressive decisions.

Over the weekend, Biden spoke at an event with members of the Delaware Democratic Party where he claimed he had the most progressive record of anyone running for president.

After Setback-Filled Exploratory Phase, Gillibrand Joins Giant Democratic Presidential Field

In a campaign launch video aimed squarely at President Donald Trump, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) entered the 2020 presidential field on Sunday.

After a two-month exploratory committee phase marked by bad headlines and worse polling, Gillibrand officially joined the wide field of candidates battling for the White House. Pitting herself as “brave” and unafraid of progress, with the national anthem as a theme, Gillibrand released a somber video taking shots at Trump administration policies.

Denver Judge Orders Restraining Order Against Senate Democrats Over Speedy Bill Reading

Colorado Republicans notched a victory in their efforts to slow down the speedy movement of a controversial oil and gas regulation bill thanks to a temporary restraining order granted by a Denver judge.

Denver District Court Judge David Goldberg issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against Senate President Leroy Garcia and Senate Secretary Cindi Markwell for their use of five computers to speed-read through a 2,000 page bill.

Challenge to National Popular Vote Must Wait Until Compact Becomes Active

Any legal effort to challenge the constitutionality of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) will have to wait until enough states formally adopt the measure, according to numerous constitutional and legal experts on the matter.

Opponents to NPV have long consoled themselves with the fallback idea that even if enough states might eventually join the compact, it would likely be found unconstitutional in the courts.

To Shock and Offend

Does Henrik Ibsen still matter? Does the man still count? In any number of ways, the question is absurd, of course. From the strange fantasy of his 1867 Peer Gynt to the grim neurosis of his 1890 Hedda Gabler, the 19th-century Norwegian playwright is as famous as a modern dramatist can be.

State Worker’s Legal Battle to Quit Union Seen as ‘Throwback to the 1940s’

To attorney David Osborne, the treatment of Pennsylvania state worker John Kabler by his union is a vestige of a bygone age.

“This is, in many ways, sort of a throwback to the 1940s, because closed shop – a requirement that you have to join a union to have a job – that was effectively outlawed in 1947,” Osborne, the president and general counsel of the Fairness Center, said during a phone interview this week.