What We’re Following Today
It’s Friday, April 19.
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Done Biden His Time: Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for president, reports Edward-Isaac Dovere. He’ll make it official with a video next week. But the campaign is still making key decisions, such as whether to make the announcement on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art or in Charlottesville, Virginia.
+ The progressive push toward campaign-finance purity is becoming more and more concerning for Democrats who don’t want the party to leave any money on the table ahead of the presidential election.
The Fallout From the Report: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for the full report from Special Counsel Rober Mueller. The report, which came out yesterday, contained many redactions—and, writes Megan Garber, was full of revelations that managed to be simultaneously outrageous and thoroughly predictable.
Mueller’s report details multiple accounts of White House aides resisting President Donald Trump’s directives, often protecting him from his own worst instincts. But all the staffers who once defied him are gone now, and with them went the guardrails that keep Trump out of trouble. Another side effect of the Mueller findings, writes Ronald Brownstein, is that they’re likely to weaken the GOP’s position among college-educated, white-collar white voters.