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Sen. Cory Booker's campaign said Friday it raised $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The state of play: While the Q4 sum is the biggest the Booker campaign has collected during his presidential run, it is still smaller than the majority of his 2020 rivals who have thus far announced their numbers for the quarter.

Where he stands: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the 2020 Democrats so far with $34.5 million raised. Outgoing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had the second-strongest haul — $24.7 million.

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former tech executive Andrew Yang, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar each posted higher totals than Booker.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was the only candidate to raise less than Booker with $3.4 million.
  • President Trump out-raised all Democrats in the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing in $46 million.

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China-Iran deal envisions massive investments from Beijing

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China and Iran have negotiated a deal that would see massive investments flow into Iran, oil flow out, and collaboration increase on defense and intelligence.

Why it matters: If the proposals become reality, Chinese cash, telecom infrastructure, railways and ports could offer new life to Iran’s sanctions-choked economy — or, critics fear, leave it inescapably beholden to Beijing.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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House Judiciary Committee releases transcript of Geoffrey Berman testimony

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The House Judiciary Committee on Monday released the transcript of its closed-door interview with Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was forced out by Attorney General Bill Barr last month.

Why it matters: House Democrats have seized on Berman's testimony, in which he claimed the attorney general sought to "entice" him into resigning so that he could be replaced by SEC chairman Jay Clayton, to bolster allegations that the Justice Department has been politicized under Barr.