Feb 15, 2017

America is still discovering Steve Bannon

Axios has been hard at work explaining what to know about President Trump's inner circle, including chief strategist Steve Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News.

But as often happens with White House staffers, many Americans have either never heard of him or have no opinion, as this Politico/Morning Consult poll shows.

Data: Morning Consult/Politico National Tracking Poll, 1,790 respondents; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

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Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case over same-sex foster parents

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a high-profile case that could reshape the bounds of First Amendment protections for religion.

Why it matters: The direct question in this case is whether Philadelphia had the right to cancel a contract with an adoption agency that refused to place foster children with same-sex couples. It also poses bigger questions that could lead the court to overturn a key precedent and carve out new protections for religious organizations.

Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.