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Trump is reportedly telling people 'I'm running' and wanted to announce his 2024 campaign in August

Yahoo News 04 October, 2021 - 10:20am

At first emboldened by the upheaval in Afghanistan, Trump was cautioned against right away sharing his 2024 plans so as to not force "a reshuffling of his newly formed fundraising apparatus" or "complicate his ability to appear on broadcast television without triggering equal time rules," writes the Post, according to people familiar with the discussions. Advisers were also concerned Democrats could also use Trump's candidacy to their advantage during the midterms, and argued the ex-president "could be more effective electing like-minded Republicans next year if he was not an official candidate himself."

"The biggest point we drove home was that he doesn't want to own the midterms if we don't win back the House or Senate," said one individual.

Trump was convinced to hold off (at least for the time being), and is now relying on a "winks and nods" strategy in which he is acting "like a candidate for public office ... without actually declaring so himself," notes the Post. The former president has resumed cross-country rallies, and continues to raise money using the same tactics as his last campaign. And even as other Republicans test the 2024 waters, Trump has "made clear" he's watching out for potential opponents, per the Post.

"He tacitly keeps the 2024 crowd on notice that nobody can move a major muscle until he decides what he's doing," said former adviser Kellyanne Conway. "As for 2024, there has been a shift from intention to urgency as he watches in horror the many failings of this administration." Read more at The Washington Post.

‘Nobody can move a major muscle until he decides what he’s doing,’ Kellyanne Conway says of Trump’s 2024 speculating

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an effort to give Washington, D.C., residents a voting member in Congress, the Washington Post reports.The big picture: The court issued its decision without a hearing, citing a similar case from 2000 that concluded that D.C. is not constitutionally entitled to voting representation because it is not a state. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The ruling dealt a blow to advocates attempting to secure city residents' vot

The copied documents also showed that only .6% of violence and incitement on the platform was addressed.

Win McNamee/GettySen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) came out swinging on Monday, taking aim at activists who followed her into a bathroom to make their case for the Biden administration’s infrastructure agenda.“Yesterday’s behavior was not legitimate protest,” Sinema said in a statement. “It is unacceptable for activist organizations to instruct their members to jeopardize themselves by engaging in unlawful activities such as gaining entry to closed university buildings, disrupting learning environments

A Dutch newspaper claims it obtained documents that showed $100,000 payments to Flynn in 2014 and 2015

"No, I don't just mean that D.C. should all revamp their wardrobes to be more befitting of Elle Woods," Sinema wrote on in a 2009 blog post.

A massive leak of financial documents was published by several major news organizations on Sunday that allegedly tie world leaders to secret stores of wealth, including King Abdullah of Jordan, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The dump of more than 11.9 million records, amounting to about 2.94 terabytes of data, came five years after the leak known as the "Panama Papers" exposed how money was hidden by the wealthy in ways that law enforcement agencies could not detect.

"I think she knows I have a lot of receipts to show I'm being fully honest," Grisham said of the former First Lady on "Good Morning America."

All eyes are on Beto O'Rourke, but Mike Collier's wonky campaign against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick may be Democrats' biggest and best chance to finally turn Texas blue.

Public health authorities announced Friday four more Arizonans have died from complications of the West Nile Virus.

"The fact is that your state of Wyoming is one of the states that benefits most from the increase in the child tax credit. Why oppose that?" the host asked Sen. John Barrasso

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — In late August, evacuees from Afghanistan began arriving by the busload to the Fort McCoy Army base in the Midwest, carrying little more than cellphones and harrowing tales of their narrow escapes from a country they may never see again. They were greeted by soldiers, assigned rooms in white barracks and advised not to stray into the surrounding forest, lest they get lost. More than a month later, the remote base, about 170 miles from Milwaukee, is home to 12,600 Afghan evacue

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter has no intention of joining her father's party or being its flag-bearer, her spokesperson said on Monday, adding to the twists surrounding next year's presidential election in the Southeast Asian nation. Duterte said on Sunday he will not run for office https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippine-president-duterte-says-he-is-retiring-politics-2021-10-02 and that he was leaving politics, adding that his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is the mayor of Davao city, could run to replace https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-duterte-says-daughter-running-president-2022-elections-media-2021-10-02 him. "Mayor Sara has no intention of becoming a member of PDP-Laban (Duterte's party) or of being its standard bearer now or in the near future," her spokesperson Christina Garcia Frasco said.

Over a dozen U.S. states have become "leaders" in "peddling financial secrecy," according to a global investigation of leaked documents, known as the "Pandora Papers," published this weekend.Why it matters: "South Dakota, Nevada and other states have adopted financial secrecy laws that rival those of offshore jurisdictions," per the papers, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington, D.C., and shared with major news outlets.Get market news worthy o

Facebook-owned apps and even Facebook's internal communications tools went offline Monday. Here are the initial theories about what went wrong.

Resigning State Department adviser condemns Biden's 'inhumane' migrant expulsions under Title 42

The NBA and its players' union have agreed to terms on financial penalties for players who miss homes games as a result of violating local COVID-19 vaccine mandates in New York City and San Francisco.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in a statement Monday called the actions of activists who confronted her at Arizona State University this weekend, including while she used the restroom "wholly inappropriate." Driving the news: Activists from Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) confronted Sinema on Sunday outside a classroom at ASU, urging her to pass President Biden's soft infrastructure reconciliation bill, the Washington Post reported.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Market

Pediatric cases of COVID-19 are declining in the U.S.: 'Encouraging news'

Yahoo News 04 October, 2021 - 08:30am

Since Sept. 1, the number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in the United States has declined 35 percent, The New York Times reports. According to CNN, the U.S. is currently averaging about 107,000 new cases each day, compared to over 150,000 a month ago. Plus, the Times writes, "even pediatric cases are falling, despite the lack of vaccine authorization for children under 12."

Jennifer Nuzzo, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health epidemiologist, told The Washington Post that it's "encouraging news we see pediatric cases falling despite the absence of vaccines because it means we can do a lot by making sure we control spread of the viruses among adults." The American Academy of Pediatrics most recently reported that there was an 8.5 percent decline in the number of children who tested positive for COVID-19 during the week ending on Sept. 23, although it was still the fifth consecutive week that there were more than 200,000 cases among kids, according to CNN.

The Times' David Leonhardt writes that the overall decline in COVID-19 cases in the United States is coming "even as millions of American children have again crowded into school buildings," though he cautions that "there is no guarantee that the decline in caseloads will continue."

But Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, told the Times that "barring something unexpected, I'm of the opinion that this is the last major wave of infection." The decline also comes as parents are still waiting for a coronavirus vaccine to be made available for kids under 12. Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking authorization of their vaccine for kids between 5 and 11, and experts say that vaccine could earn emergency approval by Halloween.

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the comments he made on whether it would be safe to gather for Christmas have been "misrepresented."

U.S. cases and hospitalizations from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued their recent steady decline on Monday, as the nation seems to be moving past a July surge caused by the highly transmissible delta variant.

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More than 5,000 teachers in New York City are predicted to be out of work Monday due to the city's vaccine mandate for school staff that went into effect over the weekend.

Public health authorities announced Friday four more Arizonans have died from complications of the West Nile Virus.

The Education Secretary has indicated that children could be asked to wear face masks in the classroom again if Covid-19 cases surge over the winter.

From the pandemic's front line, Dr. Marc Rosenthal travels the U.S. helping in areas of the country hard hit by COVID-19. What he sees is frustrating.

An early look ahead to Kentucky’s Oct. 9, 2021, football game vs. Coach Ed Orgeron’s Tigers.

American Airlines and the airline’s wholly-owned regional partners have roughly 13,000 employees based at the Charlotte airport.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s worried that people resisting COVID-19 vaccine shots based on religious grounds may be confusing that with a philosophical objection. Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, says getting the COVID-19 vaccine is no different in concept than receiving other vaccines such as for measles, which have been done for many years. Religious exemptions have been on the rise since Biden last month announced sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine mandates covering more than 100 million Americans.

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The European Union’s drug regulator gave its backing Monday to administering booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and older. The European Medicines Agency said the booster doses “may be considered at least 6 months after the second dose for people aged 18 years and older.” The agency’s human medicines committee issued the recommendation after studying data for the Pfizer vaccine that showed a rise in antibody levels following boosters given around 6 months after the second dose in people from 18 to 55 years old.

‘The problem is within our own country’

"I think she knows I have a lot of receipts to show I'm being fully honest," Grisham said of the former First Lady on "Good Morning America."

As poverty in India's continues to worsen, the BJP has increasingly fallen back on supremacist politics to deflect attention. To stay in power, the BJP needs to keep polarizing voters—and Muslims are paying the price, says Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Vaccine mandates present the risk of staff shortages, but several industries are finding very little resistance from their employees.

As YouTube clamps down on anti-vaxxer content and Facebook faces scrutiny, Amazon's bookstore is rife with COVID conspiracist material.

Levelling up aims to help all Britons “live their best life”, Michael Gove has said as he unveiled a new definition of the Government’s flagship policy.

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