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 2020-09-27 22:06 

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New York Times: Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017...

The New York Times has obtained more than two decades' worth of tax-return data from Trump and the companies that make up his business, writing in an explosive report that the documents "tell a story fundamentally different from the one [the presi...

 2020-09-27 21:20 

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How Trump, Biden plan to score at Tuesday's debate...

President Trump has been practicing with flashcards and prepping with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before Tuesday's presidential debate. Behind the scenes: Top aides tell Axios he's been testing his attacks on the campaign trail for weeks...

 2020-09-27 20:51 

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GOP fears Democrats will attack Amy Coney Barrett as insensitive to "the little guy"...

White House aides and Senate Republicans have spent the past week readying binders full of messaging and rebuttals to guide Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a pre-Nov. 3 confirmation. "We knew for days it was going to be Amy," a Senate GOP aide involved...

 2020-09-27 19:07 

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Debate commission co-chair: We don't expect moderators to fact-check candidates...

Presidential Debate Commission co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. said Sunday he doesn't expect Fox News anchor Chris Wallace or any of the other moderators to fact-check President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden at the debates. What he's sayi...

 2020-09-27 16:52 

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Biden on Supreme Court fight: "This is about whether or not the ACA will exist"...

Joe Biden made health care the overwhelming focus of his remarks from Wilmington, Del., on Sunday, stressing that the Senate confirmation battle over Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court is about preserving the Affordable Care Act...

 2020-09-27 16:13 

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H.R. McMaster: Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transition is a "gift to our adversaries"...

President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's presidential election is a "gift to our adversaries," Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday. The big picture: McMas...

 2020-09-27 15:11 

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Trump says Supreme Court ending Obamacare would be "a big WIN"...

President Trump on Sunday tweeted that the Supreme Court invalidating the Affordable Care Act would be "a big WIN for the USA!" Why it matters: Democrats have argued that confirming a Trump-appointed justice to the Supreme Court would put the Affo...

 2020-09-27 15:01 

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Trump sees Supreme Court fight as a coronavirus respite...

At a rally in Pennsylvania last night, President Trump basked in adulation for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and said: "She should be running for president!" Why it matters: She might as well be. The Trump campaign is thrilled to be talking about someth...

 2020-09-27 15:00 

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Democrats feel boxed in on strategy for Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation fight...

Democrats privately fear that going too hard on Judge Amy Coney Barrett in her confirmation hearings could wind up backfiring, if senators are perceived as being nasty to an accomplished woman. Driving the news: Yesterday afternoon, NBC posted video of Co...

 2020-09-27 13:29 

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Top Senate Democrat on Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: "We can't stop the outcome"...

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on ABC's "This Week" that Senate Democrats can "slow" the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett "perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most," but tha...

 2020-09-27 12:55 

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Former GOP governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge endorses Joe Biden...

Tom Ridge, the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, will vote for Joe Biden, he announced in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed on Sunday. Why it matters : Ridge, who also served as the first Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush, said thi...

 2020-09-27 12:22 

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Poll: Majority of voters say election winner should fill Supreme Court vacancy...

A majority of voters believe the winner of the next election should fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new poll from the New York Times and Siena College finds. Why it matters: President Trump and Senate Republicans...

 2020-09-27 11:00 

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How the Supreme Court could decide the election...

The Supreme Court isn't just one of the most pressing issues in the presidential race — the justices may also have to decide parts of the election itself. Why it matters: Important election-related lawsuits are already making their way to the co...

 2020-09-27 04:17 

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Graham hopes his panel will approve Amy Coney Barrett by late October...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News Saturday he expects confirmation hearings on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to start Oct. 12 and for his panel to approve her by Oct. 26. Why it matters:...

 2020-09-27 02:57 

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Texas city declares disaster after brain-eating amoeba found in water supply...

Texas authorities have issued a warning amid concerns that the water supply in the southeast of the state may contain the brain-eating amoeba naegleria fowleri following the death of a 6-year-old boy. Details: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality...

 2020-09-26 22:11 

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Amy Coney Barrett: "Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me"...

In speaking after President Trump announced her as the Supreme Court nominee to replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett said on Saturday she will be "mindful" of those who came before her on the court if confirmed. What...

 2020-09-26 21:57 

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What they're saying: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court...

Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading political figures reacted to President Trump's Saturday afternoon nomination of federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Wha...

 2020-09-26 21:09 

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Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

President Trump announced he's nominating federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Why it matters: She could give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the high court, and her nomination sets...

 2020-09-26 20:36 

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U.S. puts export restrictions on China's top chipmaker...

The Trump administration put in place restrictions on U.S. technology exports to China's biggest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., the WSJ reported Saturday. Why it matters: The curbs are the latest restrictions issued by the...

 2020-09-26 20:13 

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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee set to start Oct. 12...

Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee are tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 12, two Senate sources familiar with the plans told Axios. Why it matters: The committee's current schedule could allow Senate ...

 2020-09-26 18:50 

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November's election is a hinge moment for America's role in the world...

The world may be living through the last gasps of America First — or just getting a taste of what's to come. Why it matters: President Trump's message at this week's virtual UN General Assembly was short and relatively simple: global ins...

 2020-09-26 18:38 

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New York daily coronavirus cases top 1,000 for first time since June...

New York on Friday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases for the first since June. Why it matters: The New York City metropolitan area was seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring. But strict social distancing and mask...

 2020-09-26 16:23 

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U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases — the most in more than a month...

The United States reported 55,054 new coronavirus cases on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University data . Why it matters: It was the highest single-day increase since August 14, when the country reported 64,350 new cases over a 24-hour span, and sug...

 2020-09-26 15:27 

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America on edge as SCOTUS, protests and 2020 collide...

Rarely have national security officials, governors, tech CEOs and activists agreed as broadly and fervently as they do about the possibility of historic civil unrest in America. Why it matters: The ingredients are clear for all to see — epic fights ...

 2020-09-26 14:57 

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The long-term pain of the mental health pandemic...

A less visible but still massive trauma caused by the coronavirus is becoming clear: our mental health is suffering with potentially long-lasting consequences. Why it matters: Mental health disorders that range from schizophrenia to depression and anxiety...

 2020-09-26 14:22 

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Preview: "Axios on HBO" interviews Bob Woodward...

On the next episode of "Axios on HBO," journalist Bob Woodward tells Axios National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan why he spoke out about President Trump being the "wrong man for the job." "I did not want to join the ranks of th...

 2020-09-26 13:42 

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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett — expected to be named by President Trump today to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — would give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court, and an edge on issues from abortion to the limits of presidential po...

 2020-09-25 23:05 

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Biden pushes unity message in new TV wave...

Via Joe Biden for President A fresh Joe Biden ad, " New Start ," signals an effort by his campaign to make unity a central theme, underscoring a new passage in his stump speech that says he won't be a president just for Democrats but for all A...

 2020-09-25 22:28 

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Trump prepares to announce Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court replacement...

President Trump is preparing to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, a favorite of both the social conservative base and Republican elected officials, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican sources tell Axios. Why...

 2020-09-25 19:26 

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White House pushes to uphold TikTok ban...

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed legal opposition to TikTok's request to delay a ban on downloading the app, with a judge expected to rule before the ban is set to go into effect Sunday. Why it matters: The White House could have simply ...

 2020-09-25 19:12 

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Podcast: Substack and the future of media...

Traditional media models, and even some of the digital ones, are either under pressure or outright broken. Some journalists have responded by going out on their own , leveraging a new group of startups that help them self-publish and monetize their work. ...

 2020-09-25 19:04 

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In photos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at Capitol...

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid in state at the Capitol on Friday, the first woman and the first Jewish person to receive such an honor. Driving the news: After a ceremony in National Statuary Hall, Ginsburg's casket was carrie...

 2020-09-25 17:10 

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"We're not closing anything going forward": Florida fully lifts COVID restaurant restrictions...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close. Why it matters: The state became one of the world's ep...

 2020-09-25 15:58 

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The end of the ICE age: Eyeing the demise of gas-powered cars...

Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today. The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the sh...

 2020-09-25 14:12 

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday. The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters...

 2020-09-25 13:57 

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Amazon wants to flood America with Alexa cameras and microphones...

In a Thursday event unveiling a slew of new home devices ahead of the holidays, Amazon made clearer than ever its determination to flood America with cameras, microphones and the voice of Alexa, its AI assistant. The big picture: Updating popular products...

 2020-09-25 13:04 

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Oil's turbulent long-term future...

The oil sector is facing risks from all sides. Why it matters: Risk in the industry is nothing new. But these are especially turbulent and uncertain times. The industry's market clout has waned, the future of demand is kind of a mystery, and future U....

 2020-09-25 12:46 

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Meadows on Wray's voter fraud dismissal: "He has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI"...

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows dismissed FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail, during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Friday. Why it...

 2020-09-25 11:47 

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A key pandemic unemployment program is set to expire, even as 11 million Americans rely on it...

A program supporting Americans who are typically ineligible for unemployment benefits will expire at the end of the year, with millions still relying on it as the labor market sputters. Why it matters : The result could be catastrophic for the economic re...

 2020-09-25 09:40 

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The apocalypse scenario...

Democratic lawyers are preparing to challenge any effort by President Trump to swap electors chosen by voters with electors selected by Republican-controlled legislatures. One state of particular concern: Pennsylvania, where the GOP controls the state hou...

 2020-09-25 09:21 

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Federal judge rules Trump administration can't end census early...

A federal judge ruled late Thursday that the Trump administration could not end the 2020 census a month early. Why it matters: The decision states that an early end — on Sept. 30, instead of Oct. 31 — would likely produce inaccuracies and thus...

 2020-09-25 09:00 

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Where bringing students back to school is most risky...

Data: Coders Against COVID ; Note: Rhode Island and Puerto Rico did not meet minimum testing thresholds for analysis. Values may not add to 100% due to rounding; Cartogram: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Schools in Southern and Midwestern states are most at ris...

 2020-09-25 09:00 

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Who Joe Biden might put on the Supreme Court...

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, Democrats are compiling lists of Black women they want Joe Biden to consider for the bench if he's elected — with an eye toward people from outside the traditional legal estab...

 2020-09-24 23:26 

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Pac-12 will play this fall despite ongoing pandemic...

The Pac-12, which includes universities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington state, will play football starting Nov. 6, reversing its earlier decision to postpone the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Why it matters: The...

 2020-09-24 22:37 

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Global coronavirus vaccine initiative launches without U.S. or China...

Data: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance ; Map: Naema Ahmed/Axios A global initiative to ensure equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines now includes most of the world — but not the U.S., China or Russia. Why it matters: Assuming one or more vaccines ...

 2020-09-24 20:37 

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Podcast: The child care tax on America's economy...

Child care in the U.S. is in crisis, which makes it much harder for the American economy to recover — as providers struggle to stay in business and parents wrestle with work. Axios Re:Cap digs into the problems and what can be done to solve them, wi...

 2020-09-24 20:13 

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Scientists are trying to figure out how much the amount of coronavirus in your body matters...

How sick a person gets from a virus can depend on how much of the pathogen that person was exposed to and how much virus is replicating in their body — questions that are still open for the novel coronavirus. Why it matters: As people try to balance...

 2020-09-24 19:04 

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China's vow to achieve "carbon neutrality" before 2060 sends shockwaves through the climate world...

A new insta-analysis of China's vow to achieve "carbon neutrality" before 2060 helps to underscore why Tuesday's announcement sent shockwaves through the climate and energy world. Why it matters: Per the Climate Action Tracker, a research ...

 2020-09-24 19:04 

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Gov. Cuomo: New York will conduct its own review of coronavirus vaccine...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday that the state will move forward with its own review process of coronavirus vaccines even if the Food and Drug Administration approves one or more for distribution and public use. Why it matters: The motion cou...

 2020-09-24 18:15 

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Kayleigh McEnany: Trump will accept "free and fair" election, no answer on if he loses...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that President Trump will "accept the results of a free and fair election," but did not specify whether he will commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses to Joe Biden. Why it matt...

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