Joe Biden’s Silicon Valley challenge: getting young donors to like him

Joe Biden’s Silicon Valley challenge: getting young donors to like him

Can Joe Biden pull off a Barack Obama with Silicon Valley fundraisers? Joe Biden may be a favorite of the country’s wealthiest donors. But in Silicon Valley, he has serious work to do. When the presidential candidate touches down in San Francisco on Friday for a trio of local fundraisers after Thursday’s bruising debate, he faces another hurdle: overcoming the perception that he lacks the the high-octane support of leaders in the tech industry —…

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Oregon Republicans to return after a week-long walkout to block a climate bill

Oregon Republicans to return after a week-long walkout to block a climate bill

The walkout meant Democrats didn’t have the quorum they needed to conduct business. UPDATE, Friday, June 28: Oregon Republican Senate Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said Republicans would return to work at the Oregon capitol on Saturday, ending the weeklong walkout. Baertschiger said he confirmed with state Senate Democrats that they did not have the votes to pass their climate change bill. Read the post below, from Tuesday, on why Republicans fled the state. A top…

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Is climate change an “existential threat” — or just a catastrophic one?

Is climate change an “existential threat” — or just a catastrophic one?

The debate over whether climate change will end life on Earth, explained. Climate change, Kamala Harris said during the Democratic debate Thursday night, “represents an existential threat to us as a species.” Fellow presidential candidates Jay Inslee and Elizabeth Warren have used the phrase as well. It’s reassuring to see candidates on the national stage take climate change seriously as the grave danger it is. And since the Democratic National Committee has declined to host…

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Holey Moley, featuring Steph Curry, is a dystopian mini-golf nightmare. It’s fun!

Holey Moley, featuring Steph Curry, is a dystopian mini-golf nightmare. It’s fun!

The unlikely summertime hit combines putt-putt golf with an obstacle course. In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it too. Read the archives here. This week: ABC’s Holey Moley, whose first two episodes are currently available to stream on Hulu and ABC’s website. We are truly living in a golden age of television that could air in the background of…

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22 sexual misconduct allegations against Trump didn’t come up once during the Dem debates

22 sexual misconduct allegations against Trump didn’t come up once during the Dem debates

And Mueller was barely mentioned. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and the Trump campaign’s role in it was arguably the single biggest political story of the past two-plus years, and it was given new life on Tuesday evening with news that Mueller will testify before Congress in a public setting on July 17. So you might’ve expected that over the course of four hours of debate on Wednesday…

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