Mark your calendars:

Joe Biden will be a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday, marking his fifth visit to the show and first since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee.

The visit will be virtual, of course, as Biden has been doing interviews from his Delaware home.

But his guest appearance will have special significance. Biden’s first time on the show, on Sept. 10, 2015, was several months after the death of his son, Beau. At that point, Biden talked emotionally about dealing with grief.

“I feel self conscious,” Biden said. “The loss is serious and it’s consequential but there are so many other people going through this.”

Some big news today:


The United Steelworkers Union have thrown their support behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 race for the White House.

In a press release, USW International President Thomas Conway said, “Vice President Biden has long been a friend of workers and our union. The USW is proud to stand with him now as he seeks to put our country back on a path toward shared prosperity through responsible leadership.”

USW officials say they decided to endorse Biden after surveying all the prospective presidential candidates on issues working people face. They then sent those surveys to their members.

It also solicited feedback through a membership survey and held approximately 170 town hall meetings across the country where members could discuss their top priorities and concerns.

Biden also picked up this union endorsement yesterday:

IATSE has endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States.

The union, which represents 140,000 entertainment workers including cinematographers, editors and production designers, said Tuesday that its general executive board voted unanimously to endorse the former vice president for his “extensive record and history of fighting for workers' rights and working families, but he is also genuinely concerned on a human level about the welfare of behind-the-scenes entertainment workers.”

Recently, the Biden campaign hosted an unemployment town hall on how COVID-19 is specifically impacting entertainment workers, with members of Local 764 and Local One invited to participate. IATSE previously reported that an estimated 120,000 of its members are out of work due to the impact of the pandemic and has been taking steps to provide relief for members.

The union related that Biden has “consistently lifted up and prioritized issues affecting IATSE members and their families — from protecting workers' rights to organize a union and bargain for higher wages and better benefits, to defending our earned pension checks and health care.” It also noted that Biden involved IATSE in developing the Biden Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining and Unions, saying he is “the only remaining candidate to reach out on such an effort.”

And he picked up two Mayor endorsements:

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey have announced their endorsements of former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.

“Amid this global crisis, we need a President who will lead us toward a future that works for all of us,” Carter said in a statement. “Vice President Biden’s lifetime of service, commitment to the values we hold dear, and vision for our future are needed now more than ever. I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden for President.”

“Joe Biden’s life and career have been defined by resilience, integrity, and empathy — and the crisis we now confront has made painfully clear how badly we need those values in the White House,” Frey said in a statement. “Those qualities are reflected not just in his character, but in a policy platform with bold action on issues from housing to gun violence to climate change. I’m proud to endorse Joe because he believes government is about uplifting the people of our nation, not the personal interests of the president.”

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