Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 466 words, a 2-minute read.
🚨Situational awareness: Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Joe Biden for president today. Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren remain on the sidelines.
The drumbeat to turn America's lights back on is approaching a crescendo, even as the virus is in the opening stanza.
The big picture: Preempting President Trump, two groups of states are working on regional plans to lift their lockdowns as conditions permit.
Why it matters: Trump claimed today that he is the decider on when states reopen. His tweets undermined GOP talking points and are constitutionally dubious.
Between the lines: Lessons from New York, which has suffered America's worst outbreak, will form a template for rolling back restrictions in parts of the country with later projected peaks.
The bottom line: More than 10,000 people have died from the coronavirus in New York alone. It's a very sad day when only 671 recorded deaths is good news.
Photo: Nam Y. Huh/AP
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wears a mask as she attends a news conference.
"Mrs. America," a miniseries that debuts Wednesday on Hulu's FX hub, dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment fight, AP reports.
Among the cast:
The bottom line: While the story is driven by Blanchett as Schlafly, "attention is paid to the women of color who fought for civil rights and to make 'second-wave' feminism of the 1960s and ’70s — successor to the suffrage movement — address the obstacles they alone faced."