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Ideas about the racial wealth gap in America have been around for a long time. The divide is growing even wider, despite education and income — but, most importantly, the proposed causes and solutions start to fall apart when you look at the details.

  • Plus, how President Trump is bending the Department of Homeland Security to his will.
  • And, the new artificial intelligence that could be just as groundbreaking as the iPhone.

Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Stef Kight and Bryan Walsh.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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Nov 4, 2020 - Podcasts

The early narrative of the election

What's the election story that’s forming in real time?

Niala Boodhoo talks to Axios’ White House and Politics Editor Margaret Talev in Washington, D.C. — and in New York, Jacob Weisberg, co-founder of Pushkin Industries and former editor in chief of the Slate Group.

Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photos: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other.

Why it matters: All of this is likely to end with significant new restrictions on abortion and a clear path for Republican-led states to win the next big abortion cases, too — the culmination of a long and bitter fight for control of the judiciary.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
5 hours ago - Economy & Business

Trump's volatile return to the stock market

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Donald Trump this week became both a meme stock and a social-media entrepreneur at the same time, by announcing that a new company called Trump Media & Technology Group was going to merge with an existing company listed on the stock market.

Why it matters: The medium-term promise of Trump's media company is that it will replace Twitter for anybody wanting to keep track of Trump's messages. The short-term promise is that it can be a hot new speculative vehicle for people wanting to get rich quick in the stock market.