On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week

From Joe Biden’s candidacy to the continuing fallout from the Mueller report, it’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed (and some links if you’d like to read further).

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Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced on Thursday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump in 2020. He enters the race as an early front-runner.

Weeks before announcing his candidacy, Mr. Biden called Anita Hill to express regret over “what she endured” testifying at Justice Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings in 1991. But Ms. Hill said she was not convinced that Mr. Biden truly accepts the harm he caused her.

Perhaps more than any other presidential front-runner in modern history, Mr. Biden begins his bid confronting deep skepticism that he can capture his party’s nomination. But he has strong support. In the first 24 hours of his campaign, Mr. Biden raised $6.3 million, the most of any 2020 candidate.