Oct 26, 2017

Party Wars: Is Progress Still Possible?

Chuck Kennedy

In a hyper-polarized Washington, is progress still possible? To explore this topic, Mike Allen hosted five conversations this morning on the potential for bipartisan solutions. He dug in with people from both sides, as well as the media. We heard from:

Sara Fischer, Axios Media trends reporterT.H. Carlos Curbelo, Representative of Florida's 26th Congressional District, Co-Chair of the Congressional Future CaucusT.H. Josh Gottheimer, Representative of New Jersey's 5th Congressional District, Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers CaucusT.H. Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator of West VirginiaKasie Hunt, Capitol Hill Correspondent, NBC News, Host, MSNBC's "Kasie D.C.Thank you to the Hewlett Foundation for sponsoring this event. Mike Allen and Axios' Sara Fischer kick off the event with "Why It Matters".Chuck Kennedy Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26) on chances for House Democrats to vote for tax reform: "pretty good".Chuck Kennedy In a room with two whiteboards, Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ5) recently discussed bipartisan solutions with Republicans and Democrats over tacos and beer. "We should have taken a picture," he said. Chuck Kennedy Mike in conversation with Senator Joe Manchin, one of ten red-state Democrats currently in the Senate.Chuck Kennedy Kasie Hunt talks civility and how to be polite while asking the tough questions. Chuck Kennedy The most bipartisan oatmeal in D.C.Chuck Kennedy

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 5,463,392 — Total deaths: 344,503 — Total recoveries — 2,195,325Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 1,653,904 — Total deaths: 97,948 — Total recoveries: 366,736 — Total tested: 14,163,915Map.
  3. World: Italy reports lowest number of new cases since February — Ireland reports no new coronavirus deaths on Monday for the first time since March 21 — WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns.
  4. 2020: Trump threatens to move Republican convention from North Carolina — Joe Biden makes first public appearance in two months.
  5. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  6. Economy: New York stock exchange to reopen its floor on Tuesday — White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election — Charities refocus their efforts to fill gaps left by government.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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Italy reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases since February

Italy’s aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori fly over Milan in Duomo Square on May 25. Photo: Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images

The Italian government reported 300 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the lowest daily increase since Feb. 29.

Why it matters: Italy, the first country in Europe to implement a nationwide lockdown after emerging as a hotspot in March, appears to have finally weathered its coronavirus outbreak. Italy has reported nearly 33,000 total deaths, the third-highest total behind the U.S. and U.K.

Joe Biden makes first public appearance in over two months

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Former Vice President Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in over two months on Monday to honor Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a Delaware veterans park, AP reports.

Why it matters: Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, has taken the unprecedented step of campaigning from his home during the coronavirus pandemic, ever since canceling a rally in Cleveland on March 10.