Bezos in L.A. on Feb. 23 (Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

"Jeff Bezos amassed the world’s greatest fortune by relying on what he has called a 'regret minimization framework.' He built an $800 billion company with 14 codified principles," the New York Times' Amy Chozick writes."But then Mr. Bezos went to Hollywood."

Driving the news: "In the [seven] weeks since the Amazon founder tweeted that he and his wife of 25 years were divorcing, he has gone to war with a grocery store tabloid and escalated a conflict with the president of the United States."

"Bezos is at the center of an honest-to-God melodrama, full of salacious revelations, family betrayals and international intrigue."

  • "In Seattle, Amazon’s senior vice president for global corporate affairs, the former White House press secretary Jay Carney, has recently tried to get the story back under control."
  • "But in Hollywood, the swirl around Mr. Bezos’s love life refuses to be contained, churning through an ecosystem of gossip and favors, where dish on the rich and powerful is currency."

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Biden: The next president should decide on Ginsburg’s replacement

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Joe Biden is calling for the winner of November's presidential election to select Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement on the Supreme Court.

What he's saying: "[L]et me be clear: The voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider," Biden said. "This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That's the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election's only 46 days off.

Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

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