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Axios (stylized as AXIOS) is an American news website founded in 2016 by former Politico executives Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz. It officially launched in 2017. The site's name is based on the Greek: ἄξιος (áxios), meaning “worthy".Source
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Former FDA commissioner: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk

Former FDA commissioner: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said "the short answer is yes" when asked whether Vice President Mike Pence is putting others at risk by continuing to campaign after several aides tested positive for COVID-19, stressing that the White House needs to be "very explicit about the risks that they're taking."Why it matters: The reports that at least five members of Pence's inner circle, including his chief of staff Marc Short and outside adviser Marty Obst, have tested positive for the virus. Pence tested negative on Sunday morning, according to the VP's office, and he'll continue to...

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U.S. reports over 80,000 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd straight day

U.S. reports over 80,000 new COVID-19 cases for 2nd straight day

Photo: Bob Riha, Jr./Getty ImagesThe U.S. reported 83,718 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking the second day in a row that the country topped 80,000 daily infections, according to from Johns Hopkins University.Why it matters: The coronavirus is surging across the U.S. and threatening to , especially in rural areas. The government's top infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci earlier this month the U.S. is "facing a whole lot of trouble" as it heads into the winter, with cold weather likely to contribute to further spread of the virus.By the numbers: Saturday's case count nearly...

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Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"

Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defended Vice President Pence's decision to continue traveling and campaigning despite his exposure to staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, saying Sunday that Pence is exempt from CDC guidelines because he is "essential personnel."Why it matters: CDC guidelines call for people who have been exposed to the virus to quarantine for 14 days. Meadows said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Pence will wear a mask when he travels and argued that "he's not just campaigning," pointing to the Israel-Sudan normalization agreement announced by the White...

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Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Pence chief of staff Marc Short tests positive for coronavirus

Marc Short with Katie Miller, Vice President Pence's communications director, in March. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times via Reuters Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday and is quarantining, according to a White House statement.Why it matters: Short is Pence's closest aide, and was one of the most powerful forces on the White House coronavirus task force. The big picture: Short joins a long list of top White House officials who have been hit by the virus — one of the biggest crises ever to hit a White House, and a central...

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63 million people watched final presidential debate

63 million people watched final presidential debate

Photo Illustration: Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images63 million viewers tuned into the final debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday evening, according to Nielsen ratings. The event drew 13% fewer viewers than the first presidential debate in late September. Why it matters: The more may have proven to be less exciting than .Yes, but: Final debates historically draw smaller audiences than first debates. And the final debate this cycle still did well compared to previous final matchups.Details: Fox News Channel drew the most viewers...

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Biden says he will appoint bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform

Biden says he will appoint bipartisan commission on Supreme Court reform

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesJoe Biden this week that, if elected, he would put together a bipartisan commission to study the federal court system and make recommendations for reform. Why it matters: Biden has come under pressure to clarify his position on court packing after some expanding the court if Senate Republicans President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.What he's saying: "If elected, what I will do is I'll put together a national commission of  — bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative," Biden...

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Biden on Trump's "socialist" attack: "He thinks he's running against somebody else"

Biden on Trump's "socialist" attack: "He thinks he's running against somebody else"

"He's a very confused guy," Joe Biden said during the final presidential debate on Thursday after President Trump cited Sen. Bernie Sanders' attempt to make work in Vermont. "He thinks he's running against somebody else"Why it matters: The Trump campaign has sought to paint Biden as an empty vessel for radical socialism, despite the former vice president's more moderate positions compared to candidates he ran against in the Democratic primary. Biden said the public health insurance option in his plan is not an example of socialized medicine, but is meant to ensure that Americans "have the...

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NYC, Portland, Seattle sue Trump administration over threat to pull federal funding

NYC, Portland, Seattle sue Trump administration over threat to pull federal funding

Black Lives Matter protesters march through a downtown street in Seattle, June 14. Photo: David Ryder/Getty ImagesNew York City, Portland and Seattle the Trump administration on Thursday over its threat to withdraw federal funding after the Justice Department the cities as "anarchist jurisdictions" for their handling of protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing.Why it matters: In an effort to help his re-election bid, President Trump has tried to as a "president of law and order," that Democratic-led cities have seen "crazy violence" since the start of nationwide demonstrations this...

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France becomes 2nd Western European country to top 1 million coronavirus cases

France becomes 2nd Western European country to top 1 million coronavirus cases

French President Emmanuel Macron at the Seine Saint Denis prefecture headquarters in Paris, on Tuesday. Photo: Ludovic Marin/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesFrance has become the second country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases, showsThe big picture: France had reported 1,000,369 cases and 34,075 deaths from the coronavirus by Thursday morning, per JHU. French President a state of health emergency and imposed a curfew on virus hot spots earlier this month. Spain on Wednesday became the first Western European nation to . Go deeper: Editor's note: This story has been updated to...

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Trump plans to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” in effort to dramatize Hunter Biden emails

Trump plans to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” in effort to dramatize Hunter Biden emails

Trump and Biden at the first debate. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty ImageWatch for President Trump to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” or “the chairman” at tonight's debate as a way of dramatizing the Hunter Biden emails. Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski is expected to be a .The big picture: Trump's advisers universally view the first debate as a catastrophe — evidenced by a sharp plunge in Trump’s public and (more convincingly for them) private polling immediately following the debate.Former VP Joe Biden's team wants to keep up the pressure on Trump's handling of the coronavirus...

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U.S. signs anti-abortion declaration with conservative countries

U.S. signs anti-abortion declaration with conservative countries

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Trump administration signed an on Thursday with 3o other countries, including conservative and authoritarian governments in Egypt, Uganda, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Hungary and more.Why it matters: The non-binding Geneva Consensus Declaration, intended to “promote women’s health and strengthen the family,” is a rebuke of the United Nations Human Rights Council's classification of abortion access as a universal human right.The big picture: The document marks the Trump administration’s...

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Obama: Trump emboldens people to be "cruel and divisive and racist"

Obama: Trump emboldens people to be "cruel and divisive and racist"

Former President Barack Obama. Photo: ALEX EDELMAN / Getty ImagesIn his first campaign rally appearance on behalf of Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama Americans to vote, saying "we can't afford another four years" of a Trump presidency.Why it matters via Axios' Hans Nichols: With less than two weeks until Election Day, Obama made his case for Biden in Pennsylvania, a state that Trump's campaign knows he needs to win.The big picture: The Biden campaign is drawing on Obama's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.The state of play: Obama addressed a socially...

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New York Post's Hunter Biden story goes massive on social media despite crackdowns

New York Post's Hunter Biden story goes massive on social media despite crackdowns

Facebook and Twitter's frantic attempts to stop the spread of the New York Post's Hunter Biden story didn't prevent the article from becoming the top story about the election on those platforms last week, according to data from NewsWhip.Why it matters: The data shows that even swift, aggressive content suppression may not be swift or aggressive enough to keep down a story with as much White House backing and partisan fuel as this one.By the numbers: The Post's story generated 2.59m interactions (likes, comments, shares) on Facebook and Twitter last week — more than double the next biggest...

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Obama at voting drive: "We can come out of this moment stronger than before"

Obama at voting drive: "We can come out of this moment stronger than before"

A screenshot of former President Barack Obama from the Pull Up & Vote Party. Photo: Complex/YouTubeFormer while urging people to vote for Joe Biden at the virtual Pull Up & Vote Party voting initiative Tuesday he found it "inspiring" that young Americans were organizing and "fighting for change." The big picture: "We can come out of this moment stronger than before," Obama said. "In times as polarized as these, your vote doesn’t just matter, it matters more than ever before. .. "Let's go win this thing." The event, hosted by activist Tamika Mallory and featuring a host of celebrities, was...

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AOC, Ilhan Omar draw 400,000 to Twitch stream to get out the vote

AOC, Ilhan Omar draw 400,000 to Twitch stream to get out the vote

Screenshot: AxiosMore than 430,000 people tuned in simultaneously to Twitch on Tuesday night to watch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) play a hit video game as part of an effort to promote voting.Why it matters: The event brought in the third biggest audience ever for an individual Twitch stream, with Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us joined by popular gamers as well as fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar.Between the lines: Twitch has become a major gathering place for the younger demographic. Ocasio-Cortez has to stop the military from recruiting on the Amazon-owned service.Catch up quick: For those...

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Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks on top health experts

Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks on top health experts

Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesSeveral Republican senators defended Anthony Fauci after a string of attacks in recent days from President Trump, who has called the government's top infectious-disease expert "" and that he's a Democrat.Why it matters: As polls indicate warning signs for both Trump and down-ballot Republicans, more GOP leaders are urging the president to stop downplaying the pandemic and listen to advice from public health experts. Fauci is one of the most trusted voices in the country on coronavirus issues.What they're saying:The big picture: Several Republican...

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Grand juror says prosecutors did not present charges linked to Breonna Taylor's death

Grand juror says prosecutors did not present charges linked to Breonna Taylor's death

Memorial for Breonna Taylor. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty ImagesA Kentucky judge ordered the release of grand jury records from the Breonna Taylor investigation in order to show whether "publicly elected officials are being honest" about the secret deliberations.Why it matters: The release of records — plus another court decision allowing grand jurors to speak publicly about proceedings — will shed light on the events leading to the indictment of former officer Brett Hankison, which sparked backlash after it was revealed he would not be charged on any counts directly related to Taylor's...

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Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting

Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting

Protesters outside Supreme Court. Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania's Republican Party to for mail-in ballots in the state. Thanks to the court's 4-4 deadlock, ballots can be counted for several days after Election Day.Why it matters: It's a major win for Democrats that could decide the fate of thousands of ballots in a crucial swing state that President Trump won in 2016. The court's decision may signal how it would deal with similar election-related litigation in other states.The state of play: A Pennsylvania Supreme...

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GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander defends Anthony Fauci amid Trump attacks

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander defends Anthony Fauci amid Trump attacks

Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, speaks during a committee hearing. Photo: Al Drago - Pool/Getty ImagesSen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) praised NIAID Director Anthony Fauci on Monday, that the U.S. would have fewer COVID-19 cases if more Americans "paid attention to his advice."Between the lines: Alexander, who is , did not specifically name Donald Trump, but his comments came less than 30 minutes after the president escalated his attacks on Fauci on Twitter.What he's saying: "Dr. Fauci is one of our country’s most distinguished public servants....

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Struggling retailers hope for a Christmas miracle

Struggling retailers hope for a Christmas miracle

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/AxiosRetailers on the brink are counting on what's possibly the most uncertain holiday season ever for a last shot at survival.Why it matters: Giants like Amazon and Walmart (plus those that have benefited from work-from-home needs) are thriving. For others, the all-important shopping season is unfolding against the bleakest backdrop for the industry in years. The backstory: The pandemic — and the economic cratering that accompanied it —intensified a long, slow industry decline that’s been underway for the past decade. The retailers still treading water are...

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Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call

Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call

Photo: Stephen Lam/Getty ImagesDuring a campaign call on Monday, President Trump slammed infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, calling him and that "people are tired of COVID," according to multiple who listened to the call. Driving the news: CBS's "60 Minutes" aired an interview night with the NIAID director, where he said he was "absolutely not" surprised Trump contracted COVID-19 after seeing him on TV in a crowded place with "almost nobody wearing a mask."What he's saying: "Every time he goes on television there's always a bomb, but there's a bigger bomb if you fire him. This guy's a...

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Jake Tapper says White House refused invitations to have COVID-19 experts appear on his show

Jake Tapper says White House refused invitations to have COVID-19 experts appear on his show

CNN anchor Jake Tapper said on Sunday the White House declined invitations to have anyone from its coronavirus task force on his show, "State of the Union," including Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx and CDC director Robert Redfield. Why it matters: Coronavirus infections jumped by almost 17% in a week, and the number of new cases increased in 38 states and Washington, D.C., . On Friday, the U.S. reported 70,000 new cases in one day for the first time since July.What he's saying: "I want to note in this critical time, we believe that it is important for you to hear from the Trump administration...

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Judge blocks Trump admin plan to cut food stamps to 700,000 unemployed Americans

Judge blocks Trump admin plan to cut food stamps to 700,000 unemployed Americans

Food stamps recipients doing a big once-a-month shopping trip on the day their monthly SNAP account is re-funded. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesA federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Sunday called Trump administration plans to cut food stamp benefits for almost 700,000 jobless Americans "arbitrary and capricious" as she blocked the move, per .Details: The rule at issue "radically and abruptly alters decades of regulatory practice, leaving states scrambling and exponentially increasing food insecurity for tens of thousands of Americans," said Chief U.S....

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Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"

Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"

Combination images of President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Rey Del Rio/Getty ImagesThe Biden campaign slammed President Trump after he Sunday if his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden were elected there'd be more coronavirus pandemic lockdowns because "he'll listen to the scientists." What he's saying: "If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression," Trump said. The other side: Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said in an emailed statement, "Donald Trump...

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What early voting can (and can't) tell us about the election

What early voting can (and can't) tell us about the election

Democratic strategists think the early numbers show a 2020 electorate that's bigger, younger and more diverse than in 2016 — and not just shifting forward votes that would have otherwise arrived on Election Day.The big picture: Early voting data signals strong Democratic enthusiasm in key battleground states. But strategists in both parties say Republicans could still overtake that advantage with a surge of in-person turnout on Election Day. Details: So far, first-time and infrequent Democratic voters are outpacing registered Republicans with larger margins than in 2016, according to data...

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