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    Biden gets B- from progressive think tank on hiring industry insiders

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    1h38m President Biden is getting mixed marks for his reliance on industry insiders to staff his administration during its first 100 days.Why it matters: Progressives have leaned on the new president to limit the revolving door between industry an
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    Sen. Coons sees new era of bipartisanship on China

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    1h38m The Jan. 6 insurrection was a "shock to the system," propelling members of Congress toward the goal of shoring up America's ability to compete with China, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told Axios during an interview Thursday.Why it matters: Com
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    Mapped: All of the states considering voting rights changes

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    1h38m Data: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law; Cartogram: Michelle McGhee/AxiosGeorgia is not alone in passing a law adding voting restrictions, but other states are seeing a surge in provisions and proposals that would expand access to the p
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    Key GOP senators say they're open to corporate tax increase

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    1h39m Some key Republican senators won't rule out raising additional revenue from corporations, and told Axios they may be willing to close loopholes that allow big businesses to eliminate their overall tax bill.Why it matters: While President Bi
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    Biden nominates NOAA leader to restore scientific integrity post-Trump

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    3h42m The White House on Thursday evening nominated Rick Spinrad, an oceanographer at Oregon State University, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Why it matters: Filling the NOAA slot would complete the Biden admin
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    Israeli officials will object to restoration of Iran deal in D.C. visit

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    5h1m Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the delegation traveling to Washington, D.C. next week for strategic talks on Iran to stress their objection to a U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal and to refuse to discuss its con
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    Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

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    5h8m Health: Coronavirus cases aren't budging — even after vaccinations doubled— Health care workers feel stress, burnout more than a year into the pandemic — Handful of "breakthrough" COVID cases occurred in nursing homes, CDC says.Vaccin
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    Latino leaders push "Marshall Plan" for Central America to address migration and poverty

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    5h28m Hispanic U.S. House members are pushing for an aggressive, multiyear "Marshall Plan" for Central America to tackle regional violence, corruption and economic devastation.The big picture: The call for a Central American plan, similar to a U
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    Sen. Tim Scott to deliver Republicans' rebuttal to Biden's joint address

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    6h34m Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver his party's response to President Biden's joint address to Congress next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday.Why it matters: The pi
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    Podcast: The Super League's rise and fall

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    6h36m Just after midnight this past Sunday, 12 of the richest and best-known European soccer clubs announced an agreement to form what they called the Super League. By Wednesday morning, outcry from fans, politicians and other soccer organization
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    Senators unveil bipartisan bill to address surge at the border

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    7h27m Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday in response to the surge of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.Why it matters: It is the first bipartisan, bicameral bill to address the
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    Stocks fall on reports that Biden wants to hike taxes on capital gains

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    7h37m Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios VisualsStocks fell Thursday following media reports that President Biden wants to nearly double the capital gains tax paid by wealthy Americans.Inside the numbers: Biden reportedly is considering a proposal of a
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    Global press freedom deteriorates amid pandemic

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    9h9m Data: Reporters Without Borders; Chart: Axios VisualsJournalism is seriously restricted in 132 of 180 countries included in Reporters without Borders' annual Press Freedom Index — a particularly dangerous state of affairs during the pande
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    How anti-greed backlash killed the European Super League

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    9h46m The 48-hour rise and fall of the European Super League is the perfect encapsulation of how anti-greed sentiment has changed the rules of capitalism. Why it matters: The highly-complex structures of capitalism are built from the mostly base
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    Senate Republicans unveil $568 billion infrastructure counterproposal

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    10h14m Senate Republicans formally rolled out the framework for their $568 billion counterproposal to President Biden's $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday.Why it matters: The package is far narrower than anything congressional Democrats
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    House passes bill that would make D.C. the 51st state

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    10h24m The House of Representatives voted 216-208 on Thursday to pass a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C.The big picture: It's the second year in a row that the Democratic-controlled House has voted to recognize D.C. as the 51st
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    Greta Thunberg criticizes "loopholes" in climate commitments at Biden summit

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    10h27m Climate activist Greta Thunberg released a video Thursday denouncing world leaders for the "hypothetical targets" announced at President Biden's virtual climate summit this week.Why it matters: The virtual summit came hours before Thunberg
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    Dueling Van Gogh exhibits cause confusion across America

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    10h53m Will the real Vincent Van Gogh please stand up? "Immersive Van Gogh" is coming to Orlando this fall. It's not the same as "Van Gogh Alive" at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. And definitely not "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" coming
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    Russia announces end to massive troop buildup near Ukraine

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    11h32m Russia's defense minister said Thursday that massive military exercises near the border with Ukraine had been completed, and that he had ordered troops to return to their permanent bases by May 1, according to state media.Why it matters: Te
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    Private equity's other tax fight: Corporate interest deductibility

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    11h51m Private equity is carefully watching the D.C. debate on corporate taxes, in which Senate Democrats seem to be settling on a 25% rate.Zoom in: Marginal rates obviously matter, but for PE it's just an appetizer before the weedier work begins