Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

National politics reporter for The Washington Post covering the 2020 presidential race. Also an overly optimistic Seattle sports fan.

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Republican leaders now say everyone should wear a mask -- even as Trump refuses and mocks those who do, by @PhilipRucker  @seungminkim 

On monuments, Biden draws distinction between those of slave owners and those who fought to preserve slavery via @AnnieLinskey 

"The protests that followed the killing of Floyd have been described as an inflection point for the country. That conclusion may be premature, given how deeply embedded structural racism is in America’s history." Read@danbalz :

Biden, at the end of his presser, is asked whether he has been “tested for some degree of cognitive decline.” He replied: “I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested.” He adds that he “can hardly wait” to compare his “cognitive capability” to Pres. Trump’s.

As cases surge, lines for coronavirus tests sometimes stretch miles in the summer heat. From @rachelweinerwp :


NEWS: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tells me in an intv he that doesn’t think the Judiciary Cmte should move ahead with its Thursday vote on Kavanaugh until they hear more from Christine Blasey Ford. “For me, we can’t vote until we hear more.”

NEW: Some top advisers have encouraged @BernieSanders  to consider withdrawing from the presidential race. The small group includes his campaign manager and longtime strategist. Story:

NEWS: @Ocasio2018  plans to @BernieSandersndorse  and appear with him at a rally in Queens, NY, on Saturday. Huge moment in the 2020 race. @daveweigely '>Sto @daveweigely  with :

NEW tonight: Unionized campaign organizers working for the @Bernie Sanders campaign are battling with its management, arguing their compensation does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric, according to internal communications:

Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn explaining why Rachel Mitchell stopped asking Qs partway through: “Frankly, I think there was some frustration among the senators that they thought there were arguments that needed to be made, that she frankly was not equipped to make.”

Fourth board member resigns from NRA in a sign of further upheaval, via @thamburger 

DNC Chair Tom Perez says all of the $1M the cmte spent on Alabama went toward African American and millennial turnout.