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Former Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's "Today" that President Trump's impeachment trial hasn't "shaken" his faith that he will be able to work with "at least some" Republicans if he's elected president, adding, "I think you're going to see the world change with Trump gone."

Why it matters: Trump's legal team and a number of Republicans have sought to use the trial to scrutinize Hunter Biden's position on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, arguing that the president had a legitimate reason to pressure Ukraine into investigating the Bidens.

  • Some Republicans had even demanded that the Bidens be called to testify if a Senate vote to call White House officials as witnesses succeeded.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) on Sunday also told Bloomberg that there could be an immediate push to impeach Biden over his actions in Ukraine if he's elected, despite there being no evidence of wrongdoing.

What he's saying: "My hope is he won't be majority leader anymore," Biden said when asked if he could still work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

  • When pressed about his son's work, Biden said, "No one's found anything wrong with his dealings with Ukraine, except that they say it sets a bad image."
  • Biden denied that Hunter Biden took the position because Burisma wanted "access" to the Obama administration, claiming, "You're saying things you do not know what you're talking about. No one has said that — who said that?"

Hunter Biden admitted in an interview with ABC News in October that he probably wouldn't have been named to the board if his father wasn't vice president.

Go deeper: Biden surrogates test electability argument ahead of Iowa clash with Sanders

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No one in Washington is happy with Facebook

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Oversight Board's decision Wednesday to uphold Facebook's suspension of former President Trump found few fans in Washington and exposed the company to a new round of attacks.

Why it matters: While the board urged Facebook back to the drawing board to better define its rules and processes around political speech, political actors on both left and right agree that the social media giant already has too much power.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
24 mins ago - Technology

Two tales of jobs in tech hubs

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Data: Indeed; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Jobs are coming back more slowly in America's top tech centers than in other cities — but it's not the tech jobs that are lagging, according to a new analysis from the jobs site Indeed.

What's happening: Pandemic-era remote work is still keeping white-collar workers in tech hubs at home, and that's slowing down the recovery of local shops and restaurants in those communities.

28 mins ago - Technology

Oversight Board knocks Facebook for "lazy" Trump referral

Axios: Sarah Grillo

The independent Oversight Board sent the case of former President Trump's suspension from Facebook back to the company Wednesday because it found Facebook's original referral of the case to be "lazy," a member of the board told Axios.

What they're saying: "[W]e felt it was a bit lazy of Facebook to be sending over to us a penalty suggestion that didn't exist in their own rulebook, so to speak, in their own community standards," said former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, an Oversight Board member, at an Axios event.