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 2020-10-03 15:13 

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Pence to hold campaign rally in Arizona...

Vice President Mike Pence will hold a MAGA rally in Peoria, Arizona next Thursday, following the campaign's plan to keep the VP on the road after President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. Why it matters: Pence, who tested negative...

 2020-10-03 13:12 

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Sen. Ron Johnson tests positive for COVID-19...

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday after returning to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29 and coming into contact with someone who had contracted the virus, spokesperson Ben Voelkel said in a statement on Saturday. Driving ...

 2020-10-03 11:00 

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Tips on living through the paralyzing uncertainty of the coronavirus...

The wild uncertainty that is 2020 can be psychologically paralyzing, but there are ways to better navigate a future that has never seemed less clear. Why it matters: If this year has taught us anything, it's that anything can happen. With an uncertain...

 2020-10-03 04:28 

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Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien has tested positive for COVID-19...

President Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and plans to quarantine until he recovers but will continue to control the campaign remotely, Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the campaign, confirm...

 2020-10-03 04:22 

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Trump's physician says president is undergoing remdesivir treatment...

President Trump is undergoing antiviral remdesivir treatment "in consultation with specialists," according to a Friday night memo from White House physician Sean Conley. Where it stands: "I am happy to report that the President is doing very w...

 2020-10-03 02:28 

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Kellyanne Conway says she tested positive for COVID-19...

Former counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway said in a tweet on Friday night that she has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing a mild cough while beginning a "quarantine process in consultation with physicians." Why it m...

 2020-10-03 00:33 

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Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for the coronavirus...

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said in a statement Friday evening that he tested positive for the coronavirus, writing: "I'm following the recommendations of my doctor. Thankfully, I have no symptoms and feel well." Why it matters: Tillis, a member...

 2020-10-02 21:18 

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White House staff frustrated by lack of info on Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis...

President Trump's aides aren't answering basic questions about "who knew what when" about his coronavirus diagnosis — and a lot of those questions are coming from inside the house. Why it matters : Some current and former White House...

 2020-10-02 20:58 

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Biden says he received 2 COVID-19 tests before visiting Michigan...

Joe Biden said he received two COVID-19 tests on Friday after news that President Trump and the First Lady have tested positive for the virus, and the former vice president's team cancelled one of its previously planned events for safety concerns. Dri...

 2020-10-02 20:33 

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Trump's physician details president's COVID-19 treatment...

White House physician Sean Conley issued a statement Friday detailing the type of coronavirus test that President Trump took before receiving a positive result, as well as his current COVID-19 treatment. Why it matters: Trump, who is reportedly experienci...

 2020-10-02 19:32 

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Podcast: The aftermath of Trump's COVID-19 infection...

President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about his condition, the health of others in his orbit, and what this means for the campaign, the markets, public health policy and more. Axios Re:Cap digs in with reporters Jonathan Swan...

 2020-10-02 18:28 

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Trump turns to virtual-only campaign events, after testing positive for COVID-19...

President Trump's previously scheduled campaign events will all be virtual or delayed as Election Day nears, after he and the first lady tested positive for the coronavirus , the campaign announced Friday. Driving the news: A flurry of positive COVID-...

 2020-10-02 18:08 

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Where Bernie Sanders will host in-person rallies for Biden...

Sen. Bernie Sanders is heading to New Hampshire on Saturday and Michigan on Monday to campaign for Joe Biden, his team confirmed to Axios. Why it matters: This is the first time Sanders will campaign in person since the coronavirus pandemic started, and s...

 2020-10-02 17:17 

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White House has no plans to mandate masks...

The Trump administration has no plans to mandate that staff and visitors wear face masks on the grounds of the White House, even after President Trump, the First Lady and senior adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Friday. Wh...

 2020-10-02 16:25 

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Biden tests negative for COVID-19...

Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris both tested negative for COVID-19 Friday. Harris is moving forward with her previously planned campaign stop in Las Vegas today, as well. Driving the news: "Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent...

 2020-10-02 16:25 

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Airlines are pushing for coronavirus testing as an alternative to quarantine measures...

Global airlines are pushing for widespread coronavirus testing as an alternative to quarantine measures and other travel restrictions that have dampened passenger demand and decimated the industry. Why it matters: Airline officials have pegged the industr...

 2020-10-02 15:20 

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Supreme Court will hear major voting rights case...

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a major voting rights case, setting up a clash over states' handling of absentee ballots. Why it matters: The court has already invalidated a key section of the Voting Rights Act, even before President Trump sol...

 2020-10-02 14:51 

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What happens if Trump and Pence become temporarily incapacitated...

The Constitution establishes a chain for who becomes "acting president" if the president is incapacitated — but even if President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both fell ill from the coronavirus, many responsibilities could be delegate...

 2020-10-02 13:15 

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Is the campaign over?...

President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis could bring both presidential campaigns and national politics to a screeching halt with a month left in the election. The big question: Is this a temporary disruption, or will it effectively ground the president, V...

 2020-10-02 12:49 

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Oil drops after Trump's COVID bombshell...

Oil prices fell following President Trump's middle-of-the-night announcement that he tested positive for COVID-19, adding another source of uncertainty to the market. Where it stands: WTI is down well over 3% to the mid-$37-ish per barrel this morning...

 2020-10-02 12:39 

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Age and obesity put Trump at high risk for severe coronavirus infection...

President Trump is at a high risk for a severe coronavirus infection. The big picture: The White House physician said that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are "well at this time," but Trump carries multiple risk factors that coul...

 2020-10-02 12:31 

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U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September...

The U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.9% from 8.4%, the government said on Friday. Why it matters: The final jobs report before the election showed a slowdown in hiring — a sign the labor market is i...

 2020-10-02 12:13 

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Mike Pence tests negative for coronavirus after Trump, first lady test positive...

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday — less than 24 hours after President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive. The state of play: Trump and ot...

 2020-10-02 12:11 

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Trump's coronavirus diagnosis presents America with new clear, present dangers...

The coronavirus' threat to America is no longer confined by geography or demographics. Why it matters: With the positive test for President Trump , the risks are real and immediate. National security: Administration officials recognize that China and ...

 2020-10-02 11:38 

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Trump's month of hell: The 29 days that seriously damaged his re-election hopes...

Over the last 29 days, President Trump has stared down a month of hell — a relentless barrage of reporting and developments that have seriously damaged his re-election hopes. Why it matters: Polls already showed that Trump faced a difficult path to ...

 2020-10-02 10:32 

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Trump's coronavirus diagnosis upends everything 32 days before Election Day...

President Trump, who had talked and acted like he was medically invincible, tweeted just before 1 a.m. that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus . Why it matters: The shocking announcement has personal, political, medical, f...

 2020-10-02 10:00 

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Crypto firm's "no politics" experiment...

Some tech CEOs just want to make great products and boost profits while ignoring politics, but 2020 isn't letting them. Driving the news: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong told employees in a memo Sunday that their company would henceforth take no politica...

 2020-10-02 09:36 

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Trump's tweet on positive coronavirus test is his most shared ever...

President Trump's tweet on Friday announcing that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus quickly become his most retweeted and liked tweet ever. Why it matters: The tweet — sent at 12:54 a.m. ET — set records while...

 2020-10-02 09:30 

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Trump's Proud Boys moment dominated debate conversation...

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios President Trump's refusal to take Chris Wallace's prompt to condemn white supremacy during Tuesday's debate and his "stand back and stand by" comment about the Proud Boys became the No. 1...

 2020-10-02 09:30 

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Conservatives invoke JFK to defend ACB...

The Judicial Crisis Network is enlisting John F. Kennedy's voice in a new ad defending Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett against concerns that her Catholic faith will guide her judicial decisions. Details: The ad relies on then-Senator Kennedy&#...

 2020-10-02 09:09 

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World leaders react to Trump testing positive for coronavirus...

World leaders were sending well wishes on Friday morning to President Trump and first lady Melania Trump after they tested positive for the coronavirus. What they're saying: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 in A...

 2020-10-02 09:00 

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The Trump jobs record...

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via FRED; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios The final glimpse of the labor market before election day comes this morning, and it's expected to show job growth continuing at a slower pace. Why it matters : President ...

 2020-10-02 08:02 

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U.S. stock futures slide after Trump tests positive for coronavirus...

U.S. stock futures plunged Friday morning, after it was announced President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus. The big picture: The S&P 500 futures dropped 1.7% and futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ...

 2020-10-02 05:09 

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Trump tests positive for coronavirus...

President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, his doctor confirmed late Thursday. Why it matters: The president is 74 years old, which generally puts him at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to CDC guidelines . The memo f...

 2020-10-02 01:56 

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Trump condemns white supremacists and the Proud Boys militia group...

President Trump condemned the far-right Proud Boys on "Hannity" Thursday night after saying at this week's presidential debate the group should "stand back and stand by." Why it matters: After the debate, Trump's advisers felt the ...

 2020-10-02 01:06 

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Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus...

President Trump's adviser Hope Hicks has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources familiar with the situation tell Axios. Why it matters: Hicks is one of the president's closest aides and traveled with him earlier this week, including on Air F...

 2020-10-02 00:16 

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House passes revised $2.2 trillion stimulus bill...

The House passed Democrats' revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill 214-207 on Thursday as 11th-hour negotiations between leaders for a bipartisan deal are gaining momentum. Why it matters: The legislation, a slimmed down version of the House...

 2020-10-01 23:55 

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Thailand's protests: "No one knows where the limit is"...

Protests sparked earlier this year by the dissolution of Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's Future Forward Party have evolved into a massive youth-led movement that's rattling Thailand's establishment, including the once-untouchable monarchy. Wha...

 2020-10-01 20:51 

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Doomsday arrives for tens of thousands of workers as coronavirus aid expires...

Federal coronavirus aid for airlines expires on Thursday with no renewal in sight, meaning massive layoffs for the industry aren't far behind. The big picture: Airline workers aren't alone on the unemployment line. Oil companies, tire manufacturer...

 2020-10-01 19:26 

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How the brain handles the unknown...

Uncertainty can be hard for humans. It drives anxiety, an emotion neuroscientists are trying to understand and psychologists are trying to better treat. Why it matters: Under the threat of a virus, job insecurity, election uncertainty , and a general pand...

 2020-10-01 19:05 

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Trump pushes back on changes to upcoming presidential debates...

President Trump suggested Thursday that he'll resist any moves that could cut off candidates' microphones in the next debate if he continues to talk over his opponent and the moderator. " Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the r...

 2020-10-01 19:04 

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A flu-coronavirus "twindemic" could overwhelm the health system...

Data: NFID survey , Aug. 17-19, 2020; Note: Margin of error for the total survey is 4.4%; Chart: Axios Visuals Americans need to prioritize getting their influenza vaccine now, public health officials warned Thursday. Why it matters: The seasonal flu comb...

 2020-10-01 18:25 

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House prepares to pass revised COVID relief bill as White House talks hit roadblock...

The House is planning to move ahead Thursday with Democrats' revised $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill as 11th-hour negotiations with the White House continue. The latest: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke by p...

 2020-10-01 17:19 

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How equity became more attractive than debt...

The prime example of something highly improbable that became conventional wisdom: The idea that both interest rates and inflation will remain near zero for well over a decade. Why it matters: As Axios' Dan Primack writes , private equity firms (the po...

 2020-10-01 17:16 

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How society has learned to expect the unexpected and embrace the irrational...

Our febrile world is not normal. The big picture: The precautions that we're taking against the spread of COVD-19; the way in which the president of the U.S. delights in violating political norms; the fires, hurricanes and other signs that catastrophi...

 2020-10-01 14:40 

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How Coinbase became a guinea pig in the Silicon Valley culture war...

Coinbase this week offered severance packages to employees who don't feel aligned with the company's apolitical culture and mission, which CEO Brian Armstrong clarified Sunday in a blog post . Why it matters: The crypto company, most recently valu...

 2020-10-01 14:23 

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Senate panel votes to subpoena Big Tech CEOs...

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to authorize subpoenas compelling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before the panel. Why it matters: The tech giants are yet again facing a potential gril...

 2020-10-01 13:32 

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Trump administration cuts refugee cap to new record low...

The Trump administration plans to only admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees this fiscal year, the State Department said in a release late Wednesday evening. Why it matters: This is yet another record low refugee cap. Before leaving office, President Obama s...

 2020-10-01 12:52 

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Barstool jumps into sports betting...

Barstool Sports was founded in 2003 as a free gambling newspaper. It later became a sports blog before growing into a media empire, and now things have come full circle with the recent launch of its own branded sportsbook. Driving the news: The Barstool S...

 2020-10-01 12:26 

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Former Afghanistan commander Stanley McChrystal endorses Joe Biden...

Ret. Gen. Stanley McChrystal endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on MSNBC Thursday. Why it matters: McChrystal came under fire in 2010 during the Obama administration after a Rolling Stone article quoted him as mocking some top civilian...

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