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Photo: Jason Cohn For The Washington Post via Getty Images

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak announced on Sunday that he is running for president, becoming the 25th Democrat to join the race.

Catch up quick: The 67-year-old Sestak is a former 3-star admiral and and was the "highest ranking military officer ever elected to Congress" from 2007 to 2010. Sestak graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and has a Master's and a PhD from Harvard. He made two failed bids for Senate in 2010 and 2016, earning the Democratic nomination in his first run but falling short in his second.

In his "Plan for America" outlined on his campaign website, Sestak details some of his priorities. They include:

  • Rebuilding America's infrastructure.
  • Restoring the Affordable Care Act.
  • Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.
  • Rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal.
  • Improving veteran reentry services.
  • Ending child separation and enacting immigration reform.
  • Strengthening antitrust laws.
  • Overturning Citizen's United.

The bottom line: Sestak is entering the largest Democratic primary field in history with little national name recognition and multiple other well known candidates polling under 1%.

Editor's note: This post has been corrected to reflect the fact that Joe Sestak is the 25th Democrat to declare (not the 24th).

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Supreme Court rejects Trump's attempt to shield documents from Jan. 6 committee

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The Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday night a bid by former President Trump to block the release of documents and records from his administration to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Why it matters: Trump asked the Supreme Court to step in and block the release of the documents last month after a panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously denied his attempt to prevent the committee from obtaining the materials.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Biden says Russia likely to invade Ukraine

President Biden addressed the brewing conflict between Russia and Ukraine during a press briefing Wednesday, saying of Russian President Vladimir Putin, "my guess is he will move in."

Why it matters: U.S. officials have issued a series of warnings about Russia's threatening military buildup on the border with Ukraine, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying in Kyiv earlier Wednesday that Russia could invade "on very short notice."

Biden challenges GOP agenda: "What are Republicans for?"

President Biden pushed back against Republican efforts to obstruct his agenda during a press conference Wednesday, asking "What are Republicans for?"

Why it matters: Biden's speech comes as he approaches one year in office, facing low polling numbers and a stalled agenda.