Jake Sherman

Jake Sherman

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🚨🚨Some COVID RELIEF NEWS from me and @BresPolitico : On a leadership call today, @NancyPelosi  said Dem lawmakers are telling her they DONT want a pre-election vote on a potential covid relief bill unless the Senate is going to take it up before the election

> @JohnCornyn  to @seungminkim  on covid relief: “A big part of the problem is people have just been focusing on the top line. There's more than just the top line - it's the substance that we really haven't been talking about or focusing on, including the Mnuchin pelosi negotiation”

DURBIN said it was a “fair question” to ask if Feinstein should be chair. But he didnt answer

🚨THIS ANSWER will drive *a lot* of convo today ... BIDEN says he’ll create a “national commission” to create a plan “as to how to reform the court system” This is part of his intvw w @NorahODonnell  on @60Minutes 

BIDEN WOULD FACE EARLY GOVERNING CHALLENGES: a government funding fight at some point in the first six months, a battle over whether to blow up the filibuster, more Covid relief and a federal bureaucracy plundered by TRUMP.

> @SpeakerPelosi  : 'I think we’re just about there,” she says of her talks with @stevenmnuchin1 

🚨 @NancyPelosi  says she and @stevenmnuchin1ave  NOT come to agreement on state and local funding or liability provisions. These are the two toughest issues in this negotiation.

So here’s the takeaway from @NancyPelosi  newser. She says the two sides are close, but they still have not solved the two most difficult issues: state and local funding, and an overhaul of liability laws

“I think we’re going to win the House.” @realDonaldTrump , 10/22/20.


PLAYBOOK PM: After we reported that @replouiegohmert  was positive, we got an email from a Gohmert aide.

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🚨🚨BREAKING … SEN. RON JOHNSON has Covid. 3rd Senate Republican to test positive

In the last 24 hours, I’ve spoken to lots of sources on the Hill and in the White House and I’ve become convinced that Washington’s response to coronavirus is going to be a massive massive story.

The Afghanistan briefing this afternoon at the White House is for House Rs only.

We are getting more and more messages from deep inside the Trump administration from aides and senior officials who feel like they cannot work safely during COVID, and are being told not to wear masks Pls, pls continue reaching out. We want to tell you story in Playbook.

CONGRESS NEEDS TESTING! Not a partisan topic. Mike Lee was with Amy Coney Barrett this week! He was around all of us reporters too! This is crazy

Ever since PM came out, Ive gotten a flood of emails from republican staffers who say they too are being forced to come to the hill without a mask now. If you’re one of those people, email me or dm me.

I’ve not seen a response yet from Team@Joe Biden on this @nypost  story. Have reached out - as has much of the press corps, I imagine. Biden is doing a virtual fundraiser today.

Playbook PM: NEW … PRESIDENT TRUMP is going to Camp David this weekend. Here’s who is going with him: KEVIN MCCARTHY, MARK MEADOWS and GOP Reps. DAN CRENSHAW (Texas), MATT GAETZ (Fla.), DEVIN NUNES (Calif.), JIM JORDAN (Ohio), ELISE STEFANIK (N.Y.) and LEE ZELDIN (N.Y.).