Stories by Alexi McCammond

2020 divide: Anger vs. optimism

illustration of olive branch and arrows
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The 2020 Democratic field splits into two rough camps: anger vs. optimism.

The big picture: Democrats ultimately have to choose between someone who's the mirror image of President Trump (an angry fighter) — or the opposite (an optimistic pragmatist).

Scoop: New leaks amid leak probe

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Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Our lead item in Axios Sneak Peek last week — a leak of three months of Trump’s private schedules — enraged White House officials.

The president’s secretary Madeleine Westerhout tweeted that the leak was "a disgraceful breach of trust." Then Politico scooped (and we confirmed) that the White House has launched an internal hunt to find the leaker.

Tom Steyer adds $100k to impeachment campaign in Massachusetts

Tom Steyer in front of a Need to Impeach billboard in New York. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer added $100,000 worth of digital ads to his local impeachment campaign against President Trump today in Democratic Rep. Richard Neal's district in Massachusetts, Axios has learned. This is in addition to the six-figure TV ad campaign targeting Neal.

Details: The TV and digital ads focus on Neal's ability, as chair of the House Ways and Means committee, to subpoena Trump's tax returns and they pressure him to move forward on impeachment. "It's time to release Trump's tax returns. Demand Rep. Neal investigate Trump," reads one ad obtained by Axios.

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