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Joe Biden vs. the rest of the Democratic field

Matt Viser on why Joe Biden is campaigning with an air of inevitability. Karla Adam on who could become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, Gillian Brockell on a gay first lady’s love letters.
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Joe Biden is running his campaign as if he’s the Democratic front-runner.
Former vice president Joe Biden is leading the polls. And so far he has been campaigning as if his win is inevitable -- this idea that he will be the Democrats’ best chance at beating President Trump. 

But Washington Post national political reporter Matt Viser says there’s a risk: Democratic Party front-runners have historically faced challenges.

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Race to become British prime minister
On June 24, 2016, Britons woke up to the news that the Brexit referendum was a victory for the “Leave” campaign. Hours later, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would step down.

Three years later, Britain finds itself in the same position.

The field of contenders to replace Theresa May, Cameron’s successor, has been narrowed down to Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson. One of them will lead the country and take on Brexit. 

The first of two phases has been completed in the race for the next Tory leader. And The Post’s London correspondent Karla Adam says the stakes could not be higher.

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Love letters from a gay first lady
Rose Cleveland was America’s first lady until her brother, President Grover Cleveland, married in 1886. 

A historian recently came across love letters she sent, after her time in the White House, to Evangeline Simpson Whipple. 

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