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  1. Booker Joins the Senate, and Biden Nearly Missed Swearing Him In

    Cory Booker became only the fourth elected African-American senator yesterday, and he visited the last person to join that club, President Obama. Senate Dems embraced Booker, who has serious fundraising potential, but questions remain whether he can translate star power into legislative action. Meanwhile, in “Double Down,” a sequel to the 2008 U.S. campaign classic “Game Change,” Mark Halperin and John Heilemann reveal juicy new details from the 2012 contest. Apparently Joe Biden was nearly replaced by Hilary Clinton on the Obama ticket, and Booker’s fellow New Jerseyite, Republican Chris Christie, left certain questions unanswered on Mitt Romney’s vice presidential background check.

    Sources: NPR, WSJ, NYT

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