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A Trump campaign rally in Iowa in 2015. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP

A new NPR poll finds that a majority (55%) of white Americans believe they face discrimination in America today, but a much smaller share say they've experienced it while: applying for a job (19%), being considered for raises or promotions (13%) or applying to college (11%). It's worth noting that 84% of white people surveyed believe minorities in the U.S. face discrimination.

Why it matters: This view echoes President Trump's campaign rhetoric that white Americans are under attack. And since taking office, Trump has offended every group except for straight, white, Christian men in America, Axios' Mike Allen reports.

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Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

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President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus.

Why it matters: Biden's transition team said Kessler has been advising the president-elect since the beginning of the pandemic, and hopes his involvement will help accelerate vaccination, the New York Times reports. Operation Warp Speed's current director, Moncef Slaoui, will stay on as a consultant.

The case of the missing relief money

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A chunk of stimulus payments is missing in action, thanks to a mix up that put as many as 13 million checks into invalid bank accounts.

Why it matters: The IRS (by law) was supposed to get all payments out by Friday. Now the onus could shift to Americans to claim the money on their tax refund — further delaying relief to struggling, lower-income Americans.

The post-Trump GOP, gutted

McConnell (L), McCarthy (R) and Trump. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

Republicans will emerge from the Trump era gutted financially, institutionally and structurally.

The big picture: The losses are stark and substantial.