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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Obama Is … Biden His Time    

The real standout in the 2020 Democratic field is Barack Obama—and he has yet to give his powerful endorsement to anyone. Plus: What’s up with the Freedom Caucus?
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What We’re Following Today

It’s Thursday, May 23.

‣ The Senate reached a bipartisan deal on a $19 billion disaster-relief package, which includes $900 million in funding for Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump has reportedly signed off on the legislation, despite the fact that it contains no border-related funds.

‣ A 10-year-old died in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services last September, the sixth known immigrant child to die in U.S.-government custody.

‣ The administration to help U.S. farmers affected by the Chinese

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