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Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Paul Ratje/Getty Images.

Beto O'Rourke, who reportedly plans to decide whether to run for president in the next 10 days, said Tuesday at an honorary luncheon in El Paso that he would not rule out the VP slot in a 2020 presidential election, AP reports.

Between the lines: In December, former Vice President Joe Biden's camp said they were eyeing O'Rourke to share the 2020 ticket. At the time, O'Rourke said he wouldn't dismiss the idea. O'Rourke is also reportedly toying with the idea of challenging Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Republican whip.

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Wall Street braces for more turbulence ahead of Election Day

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Wall Street is digging in for a potentially rocky period as Election Day gets closer.

Why it matters: Investors are facing a "three-headed monster," Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, tells Axios — a worsening pandemic, an economic stimulus package in limbo, and an imminent election.

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How Biden might tackle the Iran deal

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Four more years of President Trump would almost certainly kill the Iran nuclear deal — but the election of Joe Biden wouldn’t necessarily save it.

The big picture: Rescuing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is near the top of Biden's foreign policy priority list. He says he'd re-enter the deal once Iran returns to compliance, and use it as the basis on which to negotiate a broader and longer-lasting deal with Iran.

Kamala Harris, the new left's insider

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Progressive leaders see Sen. Kamala Harris, if she's elected vice president, as their conduit to a post-Biden Democratic Party where the power will be in younger, more diverse and more liberal hands.

  • Why it matters: The party's rising left sees Harris as the best hope for penetrating Joe Biden's older, largely white inner circle.

If Biden wins, Harris will become the first woman, first Black American and first Indian American to serve as a U.S. vice president — and would instantly be seen as the first in line for the presidency should Biden decide against seeking a second term.

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