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Here's one big thing about each 2020 Democrat — what you should know if you know nothing else about them, by Axios' David Nather and Alexi McCammond:
Go deeper on Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, Julián Castro, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson or Andrew Yang.
Half of the surviving U.S. newspapers will be gone by 2021, Nicco Mele, director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, tells The Wall Street Journal (subscription).
Forecasters say flooding along the Mississippi River could persist into June as relentless rains continue to saturate the Midwest, per USA Today.
This small space with steel bars in the basement of the Capitol is sometimes referred to as the old "House jail."
Why it matters: House Democrats are talking about jailing people, imposing steep fines — all sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to try to force the White House to comply with subpoenas and requests for information.
A multibillion-dollar settlement the Federal Trade Commission is negotiating with Facebook "probably won't include limits on Facebook’s ability to track users and share data with its partners," the N.Y. Times Cecilia Kang reports.
Joe Biden takes selfies with supporters in Columbia, S.C., yesterday following the first rally of his campaign.
How it's playing ... WashPost, top of column 1: "Biden's hot start puts rivals on their heels."
This photo provided by the North Korean government, supposedly taken Saturday, is said to show Kim Jong-un observing weapons-systems tests.
From "The End of the Line" ... "the story of what happens to a factory town when the factory shuts down," by Dan Kaufman in the N.Y. Times Magazine:
"For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, has revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town ... The last Cruze came off the line on March 6":
[P]eople ran into the road, whooping and hollering at the honking cars and tractor-trailers before dispersing in the bitter cold. The last Cruze remained inside the plant, awaiting a final inspection.
By then, it had already come to be much more than a car. It was a token of the most coveted working-class possession: a secure, well-paying job with health insurance and a pension. ...
It was loaded onto a truck destined for Sweeney Chevrolet, a dealership in Youngstown. ... At Sweeney, employees discovered signatures that the Lordstown workers had left underneath the car and a collection of handmade signs that they had placed in the trunk.
"We will survive," one read.
A street festival in L.A.'s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood celebrated the official renaming of 3.5-mile Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard, per the L.A. Times:
Be smart: "Lest anyone is confused, the former Rodeo Road (pronounced RO-dee-oh) bears no resemblance to the vaunted Rodeo (Ro-DAY-oh) Drive of Beverly Hills."
Kentucky Derby favorite Maximum Security cost bettors $9 million when the horse crossed the finish line first but was subsequently disqualified, making long shot Country House the winner, per ESPN:
What happened: "Officials cited Maximum Security for interference and the colt became the first Kentucky Derby winner to be disqualified for violating a state regulation that penalizes horses for impeding the path of another in a race." (AP)
On "Saturday Night Live," Kate McKinnon, as Elizabeth Warren, tells Colin Jost on "Weekend Update" that Joe Biden is "the Amtrak masseuse" (via N.Y. Times):
I’m over here, working 'round the clock to give you free college. But oh, look-ee there — Beto O'Dork did parkour in a Starbucks. Wow.
Whoops, I just figured out universal pre-K but what's that over there — Mayor Pete Bu-Judge Judy-Jute’s playing piano and speaking fluent Klingon.
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