Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is seemingly trying to get on former Vice President Joe Biden's good side.
During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Warren consistently shouted down Biden's centrist policies, especially when it came to her and Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) shared demand for Medicare-for-all. But as recently as this week, Warren argued that "expanding the Affordable Care Act" is the first step in getting to single-payer health care — the latest in a series of compromises and compliments that could signal she wants to be Biden's No. 2, Politico reports.
While the other women who ended their 2020 campaigns and Stacy Abrams are still being discussed as potential running mates for Biden, Warren's chances have seemingly risen over the past few weeks. Biden has repeatedly complimented her dozens of coronavirus policy plans, as well as her questioning of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding coronavirus relief funds. Biden and Warren even co-wrote an op-ed criticizing the Trump administration's lack of oversight of those funds. Sources also tell Politico that Biden and Warren's camps have been collaborating on economic policies over the past few weeks.
This reported collaboration doesn't seem to be driving Warren to the center, though. She was quick to add that expanding Obamacare is only a stepping stone in getting to Medicare-for-all, which isn't so different from how she praised the Obama administration's health care work during primary debates. Read more at Politico. Kathryn Krawczyk
The MLB draft doesn't get nearly as much attention as its counterparts in the NBA and the NFL. It's even more unpredictable than the other two sports, which are pretty unpredictable to begin with. That said, here's a look at three potential players who could get their name called on Monday night, when the Baltimore Orioles, coming off a 47-115 season in 2018, make the first overall selection. While a surprise can never be counted out, these guys have received the most buzz.
Adley Rutschman — Oregon State's star catcher is regarded as the best draft prospect since Bryce Harper in 2010. He's an elite defensive catcher with good plate discipline and plenty of home run power, but his talent can pretty much be boiled down to one moment. On Friday, in a regional game in the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, Rutschman came to the plate with the bases loaded and was ... intentionally walked. That's the type of respect usually reserved for legendary hitters like Barry Bonds.
Bobby Witt, Jr. — Witt is a five-tool, high school shortstop who has baseball bloodlines — his father, Bobby Witt, pitched in the majors for 16 years and his uncle, Doug Witt, is — perhaps not ironically — a scout for the Orioles.
Andrew Vaughn — The first baseman for the University of California, Berkeley, is reportedly the most polished hitter in the draft class, though the fact that he plays a non-premium defensive position has some analysts skeptical that he's the right choice at no. 1. Still, his skillset in the batter's box would be tantalizing for any team. Tim O'Donnell