Biden shakes hands with Clyburn on Feb. 26 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for the Democratic National Committee to pave the way for Vice President Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, NPR reports.

What's happening: Biden is the projected winner of the Democratic presidential primary in Michigan, the biggest contest of the night, as well as in Mississippi and Missouri. Voters are still casting ballots in Idaho, North Dakota, and Washington.

What he's saying: "I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination... If the night ends the way it has begun," Clyburn said, per NPR reporter Miles Parks.

  • He called for the DNC to "step in" and cancel future Democratic debates.
  • The DNC says it has no plan to cancel the debate.

Why it matters: Clyburn, the highest-ranking black member of Congress, is credited with boosting Biden's campaign after endorsing him before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.

Go deeper: Clyburn says Sanders didn't aggressively seek his endorsement

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Former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally on March 9, 2020. Photo: Mandel Nga/ AFP

A group of prominent Republican operatives that includes former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations are launching a super PAC to turn out GOP voters for Joe Biden in November, organizers tell Axios.

Details: The "Right Side PAC" aims to identify former Trump supporters across the country who have cooled to the president's approach in office and convince them to vote for Biden, says founder Matt Borges, a former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Some of the House's highest-ranking Republicans have moved to actively distance themselves from Marjorie Greene, who came out on top in a Georgia congressional primary last week, after Politico discovered videos of her making racist comments.

The state of play: Greene, already a known believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory, repeatedly expresses racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views in the videos — which appear to have been recorded between late 2017 and early 2019.

Trump whacked from within by John Bolton

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John Bolton's brutal memoir about his 17 months in the White House portrays President Trump as an easy mark for dictators and others who know how easily he falls for flattery.

Why it matters: There has never been — and may never be — another book like this. Trump's national security adviser took hyper-detailed, real-time notes, and is sharing them with the world just nine months after leaving.