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Joe Biden in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who exceeded the highest amount raised by any Democratic 2020 candidate in the first 24 hours, plans to allow limited media access at his fundraising events, Politico reports.

Why it matters: Closed-door comments at fundraising events have haunted presidential candidates in the past, like Hillary Clinton's 2016 "basket of deplorables" moment. Some veteran fundraisers have called Biden’s move unusual, according to Politico, but it marks a strategy focused on the optics of transparency.

Details: TV cameras will not be invited in Biden's fundraising events, and it remains unclear what kind of access print and wire reporters will have. Only pool and wire reporters will be allowed inside Biden's South Carolina fundraiser this weekend.

Go deeper: Track every 2020 candidate's Q1 fundraising totals

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Biden's "overwhelming force" doctrine

President-elect Biden arrives to introduce his science team in Wilmington yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President-elect Biden has ordered up a shock-and-awe campaign for his first days in office to signal, as dramatically as possible, the radical shift coming to America and global affairs, his advisers tell us. 

The plan, Part 1 ... Biden, as detailed in a "First Ten Days" memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, plans to unleash executive orders, federal powers and speeches to shift to a stark, national plan for "100 million shots" in three months.

Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear. Read episode 1.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.