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Joe Biden’s grabby habits as a retail politician may once have served him well — but in the #MeToo era he seems, well, out of touch. So last night’s SNL cold open spoofs the former vice president (played by a returning Jason Sueikis) — and it should be a teaching moment, except that he has so much trouble learning.

The supporting cast includes Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong as Biden advisers, Kate McKinnon as an exasperated sensitivity trainer — whom he greets with an Eskimo kiss — and Leslie Jones as a potential voter.

Will this problem take Biden down before he even declares his candidacy? It’s too early to tell, but this opening sketch hilariously illustrates why he’s in trouble now.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

Photo by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said over the weekend that amid the immediate emergencies of climate change, Covid-19, mass unemployment, and homelessness, congressional Democrats cannot afford to dampen their infrastructure ambitions in the hopes of winning support from obstructionist Republicans.

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