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"We have to shut this president up right now" to help combat coronavirus, Sen. Bernie Sanders said, when asked during the 11th Democratic debate on Sunday what he'd do to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

"The first thing we have got to do, whether or not I'm president, is shut this president up right now because he is undermining the doctors and the scientists who are trying to help the American people.
It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering with unfactual information, which is confusing the general public."
— Sen. Bernie Sanders

The big picture: The White House on March 12 had to walk back three false claims that Trump made during his March 11 Oval Office address on the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

Go deeper: What to watch in tonight's debate: A new Joe Biden

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Acting Capitol Police chief: Phone logs show Jan. 6 National Guard approval was delayed

Pittman at a congressional tribute for fallen officer Brian Sicknick. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman testified on Thursday that cell phone records show former USCP Chief Steven Sund requested National Guard support from the House sergeant at arms as early as 12:58 p.m. on Jan. 6, but did not receive approval until over an hour later.

Why it matters: Sund and former House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving clashed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday over a dispute in the timeline for when Capitol Police requested the National Guard during the Capitol insurrection.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

The digital dollar is now high priority for the Fed

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The U.S. is starting to get serious about a central-bank-backed digital currency, with recent comments from top officials laying out the strongest support yet.

Driving the news: On Tuesday Fed chair Jerome Powell told Congress that developing a digital dollar is a "high priority project for us," but added that there are "significant technical and policy questions."

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
4 hours ago - Economy & Business

Coinbase files to go public via direct listing

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on Thursday filed to go public via a direct listing. It includes a placeholder figure of $1 billion, but that's likely to change.

Why it matters: Coinbase could go public at a higher initial valuation than any other U.S. tech company since Facebook.