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The Interior Department is set to move the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters and more than 1/5 of its staff out west, E&E News reports.

Why it matters: BLM manages over 10% of the nation's land, according to the Washington Post. This move is one of the starkest examples of what the Post calls Trump's push to "shift power away from Washington and shrink the size of the federal government."

Between the lines: The administration has been considering this move for most of the time Trump has been in office. Many of the employees will move to Grand Junction, Colo., the Post reports.

The other side: The Interior Department's first whistleblower under Trump, Joel Clement, tweeted that moving the agency's headquarters out of DC would marginalize the agency in budget and policy decisions.

Go deeper: Meet the Department of Interior's new acting director David Bernhardt

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Cleanup on aisle Biden

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After two gaffes and a low blow from President Trump questioning his faith, Joe Biden spent Thursday evening off his own message — clarifying comments and responding to attacks.

Why it matters: Biden’s responses reflect what we could see a lot more of in the next few months — cringeworthy comments and Trump smears, smacking into each other and pulling the Democrat off course.

2020 election strategy: Hire all the lawyers

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The coronavirus has sent overall U.S. unemployment into the double digits — but it's a sort of full-employment act for election law attorneys.

The big picture: The prospect of extended court fights over COVID-19-related voting changes, an absentee ballot avalanche, foreign interference and contested presidential results has prompted a hire-all-the-lawyers binge by candidates and campaigns — not just in swing states but around the country.

Right-wing media defanged by dissolving anti-Biden storylines

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The three biggest anti-Joe Biden storylines in right-wing media over the last year have either fizzled or are getting less online traction than they used to, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: This dynamic has rendered a formidable media ecosystem less effective in boosting President Trump as we move into the heart of the 2020 campaign.