Oct 13, 2017

Mike Allen interviews Sheryl Sandberg

Photo: Chuck Kennedy for Axios

Axios' Mike Allen sat down for an exclusive interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Thursday morning.

Why it matters: It was the first public interview of a senior Facebook executive since it was revealed Russian-backed groups bought election ads on the platform.

The conversation was held in front of a studio audience and broadcasted live on Facebook and axios.com.

Watch the full interview here.

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Guests arrive at D.C.'s Newseum to be a part of the live studio audience. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
Mike Allen introduces Sheryl Sandberg to the stage. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
Allen digs in on Facebook's role in Russian election meddling. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
"Things happened on our platform in the election that should not have happened." - Sheryl Sandberg. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
Sandberg, a champion of women's rights in the workplace, discusses LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company's latest Women in the Workplace report. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
"I want to do a spoiler here...The world is still run by men. I'm not sure it's going that well." - Sheryl Sandberg. Photo: Chuck Kennedy

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The cost of going after Bloomberg

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Here's the growing dilemma for 2020 Democrats vying for a one-on-one showdown with frontrunner Bernie Sanders: Do they have the guts — and the money — to first stop Mike Bloomberg?

Why it matters: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren all must weigh the costs of punching Bloomberg where he looks most vulnerable: stop-and-frisk, charges of sexism, billionaire entitlement. The more zealous the attacks, the greater the risk he turns his campaign ATM against them.

How Trump’s economy stacks up

Source: "Presidents and US Economy", Trump figures through 2019 courtesy of Alan Blinder; Note: Data shows real GDP and Q1 growth in each term is attributed to the previous president; Chart: Axios Visuals

Average economic growth under President Trump has outpaced the growth under Barack Obama, but not all of his recent predecessors.

Why it matters: GDP is the most comprehensive economic scorecard — and something presidents, especially Trump, use as an example of success. And it's especially relevant since Trump is running for re-election on his economic record.

Coronavirus cases rise as 14 American evacuees infected

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's NHC; Note: China refers to mainland China and the Diamond Princess is the cruise ship offshore Yokohama, Japan. Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

14 Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive for the novel coronavirus before being flown in a "specialist containment" on a plane repatriating U.S. citizens back home, the U.S. government said early Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 1,770 people and infected almost 70,000 others. Most cases and all but five of the deaths have occurred in mainland China. Taiwan confirmed its first death on Sunday, per multiple reports, in a 61-year-old man with underlying health conditions. Health officials were investigating how he became ill.

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