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 2020-10-06 09:30 

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White House coronavirus outbreak reaches the press corps...

White House reporters are increasingly anxious and angry about the Trump administration's handling of COVID-19 cases within its own building. State of play: Several White House reporters have tested positive and many are trying to figure out whether t...

 2020-10-06 09:00 

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Axios-Ipsos poll: Trump's COVID hasn't shaken America's views...

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: 5.1% margin of error; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Some Americans say they're more likely to wear masks or social distance in the aftermath of President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, but there's no evidence in...

 2020-10-06 04:01 

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Instagram head on TikTok ban: "Damage might have already been done"...

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, told Axios in an interview Monday that President Trump's efforts to ban TikTok may have already dealt irreversible damage to the digital world. Driving the news: "The damage might have already been done in term...

 2020-10-06 03:51 

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Lawyers for E. Jean Carroll contest DOJ intervention in Trump defamation case...

Attorneys for writer E. Jean Carroll filed a motion in a New York court Monday contesting the Department of Justice's notice seeking to replace President Trump's private lawyers in her defamation lawsuit against him. Details: " There is not a ...

 2020-10-06 02:27 

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Eric Trump deposed in New York probe into family business...

President Trump's son Eric Trump was questioned under oath Monday as part of New York's investigation into the Trump Organization's financial dealings, Bloomberg first reported and Axios can confirm. The intrigue: The deposition comes less tha...

 2020-10-06 02:04 

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One single fire in California has burned across 1 million acres...

A massive wildfire in the Coast Range of California, between San Francisco and the Oregon border, has burned over 1 million acres, Cal Fire said on Monday. The big picture: The August Complex Fire, which merged from 37 different wildfires in the Mendocino...

 2020-10-06 01:12 

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Joe Biden: I wasn't surprised Trump got the coronavirus...

Joe Biden said in an NBC town hall Monday night that he was not surprised President Trump contracted COVID-19. What he's saying: "Quite frankly, I wasn't surprised," the Democratic presidential nominee said when asked by MSNBC's Lester...

 2020-10-06 00:18 

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Busy month for democracy: 14 countries vote before U.S....

We are at the onset of a very busy month for global democracy. The big picture: By the time Americans go to the polls on Nov. 3, the world will have seen 12 national elections and three high-stakes referenda over the course of one month. Earlier pandemic-...

 2020-10-06 00:12 

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Trump, still infected with the coronavirus, says: "Maybe I'm immune"...

President Trump, who is still infected with the coronavirus, declared in a video released to his Twitter account: "Now I'm better and maybe I'm immune." Reality check: Though Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday e...

 2020-10-05 23:29 

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Trump walks into White House without mask after leaving Walter Reed...

President Trump departed Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening to return to the White House via Marine One after spending three nights at the hospital for coronavirus treatment. Upon reaching the White House , Trump took off his mask and saluted Ma...

 2020-10-05 21:32 

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Harris and Pence will be separated by plexiglass at VP debate...

After several days of negotiations over safety precautions and logistics, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will be separated by plexiglass at the VP debate on Wednesday, two sources familiar with the move confirmed to Axios. Why it matters...

 2020-10-05 20:43 

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Amy Coney Barrett's first confirmation hearing set for Oct. 12...

The Senate Judiciary Committee has officially scheduled Judge Amy Coney Barrett's first Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Oct. 1215. Why it matters: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that the Senate is moving "full s...

 2020-10-05 19:46 

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White House physician refuses to answer when Trump last tested negative for COVID-19...

White House physician Sean Conley refused to answer questions at a press briefing Monday about when President Trump last tested negative for COVID-19 or what his lung scans have shown, citing the medical privacy law HIPAA. Why it matters: Conley's cre...

 2020-10-05 18:41 

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Trump says he will be discharged from coronavirus hospitalization...

President Trump tweeted Monday that he will be discharged at 6:30 p.m. ET after a three-night hospital stint at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus treatment. Why it matters: The president, who has a number of risk factors for severe coronavirus sy...

 2020-10-05 18:22 

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CDC acknowledges airborne COVID-19 spread...

The CDC on Monday updated its guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 can be spread through the air, particularly in poorly ventilated areas. Why it matters: Consensus has grown that the coronavirus can be spread via lingering particles and droplets in the ...

 2020-10-05 18:07 

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N.J. governor: Health officials have contacted 184 people from Trump fundraiser...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) blasted President Trump and his staff on Monday, saying they "acted recklessly" by attending last week's fundraiser event in Bedminster after learning they had been exposed to the coronavirus. Driving the news: ...

 2020-10-05 15:30 

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Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for coronavirus...

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Monday that she tested positive for coronavirus. Why it matters: She is the latest member of President Trump's inner circle to be diagnosed with the illness over the last few days. McEnany said th...

 2020-10-05 13:46 

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Everyone turns to Twitter as Trump battles COVID-19...

As Americans collectively process the president's bout with COVID-19, they are solidifying Twitter's role as both our national water cooler and key source of official and unofficial information. Why it matters: Twitter's architecture makes it ...

 2020-10-05 11:45 

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Markets are unfazed by Trump's coronavirus uncertainty...

Stocks rallied overnight in Asia and U.S. stock futures are poised to open higher as markets have shown little impact from news that President Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. The state of play: Even in the immediate aftermath of Trump sharing...

 2020-10-05 11:13 

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The NFL continues despite postponed games and multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus...

The NFL postponed two games over the weekend due to multiple players testing positive for COVID-19. Why it matters: Instead of building a bubble to keep COVID-19 out, the NFL implemented protocols to prevent its spread. That put the onus on teams to be re...

 2020-10-05 10:48 

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Here is what we know so far about Trump's coronavirus infection and treatment...

It is very difficult to get a comprehensive, trustworthy read on the severity of President Trump's infection. What they're saying: Sean Conley, Trump's lead doctor, said all weekend that Trump is doing well and experiencing only relatively min...

 2020-10-05 09:44 

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White House aides blame Mark Meadows amid a West Wing meltdown...

White House crises of competence and credibility grew during a botched weekend that left even White House aides dismayed and befuddled. Many complained bitterly about the leadership of chief of staff Mark Meadows. After days of internal and external snafu...

 2020-10-05 09:40 

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The coronavirus is in control...

The coronavirus is an unaware little pathogen hurtling aimlessly through the air. We are much smarter than the coronavirus and should be able to control it — and in many parts of the world, we have. But not in America. Not even in the West Wing &mda...

 2020-10-05 09:30 

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The blue money wave in Senate races...

Data: Advertising Analytics; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios Democrats are trouncing Republicans on the airwaves in the battle for the Senate, outspending them in nine of the top 10 competitive Senate races. Why it matters: Even before President Trump's...

 2020-10-05 09:00 

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In a pandemic winter, dinner comes with a side of propane...

Americans' plans to socialize outside in colder weather — when COVID-19 will still be a threat to indoor gatherings — are prompting an expensive and environmentally questionable rush on outdoor heaters. Why it matters : Heating outdoor pat...

 2020-10-05 04:23 

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"Insanity": Walter Reed attending physician says Trump drive-by "put lives at risk"...

An attending physician at the Walter Reed Medical Center criticized President Trump Sunday following his SUV ride to wave at supporters gathered outside the hospital where he's being treated for COVID-19. What he's saying: "That Presidential S...

 2020-10-05 01:25 

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New Zealand "beat the virus again," PM Jacinda Ardern says...

Auckland will join the rest of New Zealand this week in enjoying no coronavirus domestic restrictions after the city's outbreak was deemed "under control," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday afternoon local time. Driving the news: ...

 2020-10-04 23:56 

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California's record fire season: "Well over" 4 million acres burned...

More than 8,200 wildfires have burned "well over" 4 million acres in California this year, killing 31 people and destroying 8,450-plus structures, Cal Fire confirmed Sunday. Why it matters: Cal Fire confirmed on Sept. 7 that nearly 2.2 million acr...

 2020-10-04 21:52 

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Inside Kamala Harris' new strategy for the vice presidential debate...

President Trump's hospitalization has changed the game plan for Sen. Kamala Harris for Wednesday's debate. Between the lines: Harris was preparing to tie Vice President Pence to Trump — then shred Trump on the pandemic, health care, the Supr...

 2020-10-04 21:48 

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What to expect from the Biden campaign after Trump's COVID-19 hospitalization...

The Biden campaign's new plan after Trump's diagnosis is the old plan, sources tell me: Protect the candidate. Stay the course. No mistakes. What to watch: Biden and Harris still plan to fly to Arizona on Thursday, but they're traveling from d...

 2020-10-04 21:37 

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Trump makes "surprise visit" to supporters outside Walter Reed...

President Trump posted a new video to his Twitter account on Sunday saying that he is going to pay a "surprise visit" to supporters who have gathered outside of Walter Reed hospital, where he is being treated for COVID-19. He was spotted moments l...

 2020-10-04 19:07 

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White House aide says physician withheld health specifics to lift Trump's spirits...

White House communications director Alyssa Farah said Sunday that White House physician Sean Conley withheld specific details at Saturday's press briefing about Donald Trump's medical condition in order to "convey confidence" and "rais...

 2020-10-04 17:14 

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New York City mayor plans to shut down areas hardest hit by COVID-19...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday a plan to close nonessential businesses and schools in nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens, NBC New York reports. Why it matters: It will mark the first time the city has backpedaled on reopening si...

 2020-10-04 16:02 

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White House physician says Trump is improving, admits he was on oxygen Friday...

White House physician Sean Conley said at a press briefing Sunday that President Trump has experienced two "transient" episodes in which his oxygen saturation level dropped below 94%, and that he received supplemental oxygen on Friday after regist...

 2020-10-04 15:09 

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National security adviser O'Brien: Trump transferring power not on the table "at this point"...

President Trump handing the powers of the presidency to Vice President Pence is "not something that's on the table at this point," White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Driv...

 2020-10-04 14:17 

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Trump campaign adviser: Biden has "too often used the mask as a prop"...

Jason Miller, a senior adviser to President Trump's re-election campaign, argued on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that Joe Biden has often "used the mask as a prop" and defended the campaign's handling of the coronavirus even as Tru...

 2020-10-04 14:16 

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Facing a White House credibility crisis, the media's reporting has never been more essential...

It's easy to dog the media. But stop for a second and reflect on everything we know thanks to the media — and often the media alone. Driving the news: It was the media that gave light to the negligence of White House officials in containing the ...

 2020-10-04 13:43 

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Polls: Biden's lead over Trump extends to double digits with 30 days until election...

Joe Biden's national lead against President Trump has widened to double digits with a month to go until Election Day, according to a pair of polls out Sunday. By the numbers: Biden had the support of 53% of registered voters in a new NBC News/Wall Str...

 2020-10-04 11:31 

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Trumpworld coronavirus tracker: Who's positive, who's negative...

An outbreak of COVID-19 has struck the White House — including the president himself — just weeks before the 2020 election. Why it matters: If the president can get infected, anyone can. And the scramble to figure out the scope of this outbrea...

 2020-10-04 10:00 

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump faces little GOP fallout over COVID disclosure...

Just one in 10 Republicans says President Trump is handling his own COVID-19 diagnosis irresponsibly, according to a SurveyMonkey snap poll for Axios after he disclosed testing positive. Why it matters: If these findings hold, it suggests that as unsettli...

 2020-10-04 02:44 

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Mark Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level "dropped rapidly," but he's doing well now...

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News Saturday night that President Trump's blood oxygen level had "dropped rapidly" after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, but he's now "doing well." Why it matters: There have...

 2020-10-04 01:42 

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White House physician says Trump's "not yet out of the woods"...

White House physician Sean Conley said in a statement Saturday night that President Trump is "not yet out of the woods," but the medical team "remains cautiously optimistic." Why it matters: Trump expressed optimism about his condition in ...

 2020-10-03 23:02 

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Trump gives coronavirus update: "I'm starting to feel good"...

President Trump posted a video message to Twitter Saturday night, giving an update on his health after being diagnosed with the coronavirus , along with first lady Melania Trump. Why it matters: There have been conflicting reports on the state of Trump...

 2020-10-03 20:52 

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Covering a cover-up in real time...

What is the actual state of President Trump's health — now and over the past 24 hours? Why it matters: It's one of the most high-stakes questions in the world, and I cannot answer it, despite having spent since 5 a.m. on Friday on my phone w...

 2020-10-03 17:37 

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Axios Today podcast: The Trump turning point...

It's been a whirlwind 36 hours — early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of...

 2020-10-03 16:19 

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Patriots-Chiefs game postponed after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams...

Sunday's NFL game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs has been postponed after "positive COVID-19 tests on both teams," the league said in a statement Saturday. Catch up quick: The Patriots confirmed Saturday morning that a...

 2020-10-03 16:05 

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Trump doing "extremely well" 72 hours after COVID-19 diagnosis, doctor says...

President Trump's White House physician said on Saturday the president is "doing very well" at Walter Reed military hospital, adding that he was experiencing "mild cough, nasal congestion, fatigue" — which are now improving. Why ...

 2020-10-03 15:53 

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Chris Christie tests positive for coronavirus...

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday, he tweeted. The big picture: Christie attended an indoor briefing by President Trump in the White House on Sept. 27, and helped the president prepare for Tuesday...

 2020-10-03 15:24 

Axios

GOP fears worst yet to come...

Via Twitter Republican officials tell us they worry that the number of infected people around President Trump will rise, and fear that enough senators could be sidelined to delay the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The state of play...

 2020-10-03 15:19 

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The GOP's great depression...

It's the storyline of a Republican nightmare: A mask-disdaining President Trump gets the coronavirus on the eve of the election, against a political backdrop that looks dire for Republicans. Driving the news: Some top GOP operatives, privy to data fro...

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