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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said on the "Iowa Press" television program Sunday that Joe Biden's vote to authorize the 2003 invasion of Iraq is an example of "why years in Washington is not always the same thing as judgment," AP reports.

“He supported the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime, which was the decision to invade Iraq.”
— Pete Buttigieg

Why it matters: As he's risen in the polls, especially in Iowa, the 37-year-old mayor has faced an onslaught of criticism over his lack of experience compared to the other top 2020 candidates.

  • Buttigieg has countered that his experience has come in other forms — in the military, in the private sector, and as the mayor of a small town in the Midwest — and that an outsider's perspective is needed to fix the problems that plague Washington.

The big picture: Biden has already faced criticism on the left from Sen. Bernie Sanders for his Iraq War vote, but Buttigieg occupies the same moderate lane as the former vice president — in addition to being a veteran who is half Biden's age. How Biden manages to continue defending his decision to support the war could play out on the next debate stage.

Go deeper: Buttigieg picks up more than 200 foreign policy endorsements

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Health: Ipsos poll: COVID trick-or-treat.
  2. World: Greece tightens coronavirus restrictions as Europe cases spike.
  3. Economy: Conference Board predicts economy won’t fully recover until late 2021.
  4. Education: Surge threatens to shut classrooms down again.
  5. Technology: Fully at-home rapid COVID test to move forward.
  6. Travel: CDC replaces COVID-19 cruise ban with less restrictive "conditional sailing order."

Trump's legacy is shaped by his narrow interests

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
5 hours ago - Technology

AI and automation are creating a hybrid workforce

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AI and automation are receiving a boost during the coronavirus pandemic that in the short term is creating a new hybrid workforce rather than destroying jobs outright.

The big picture: While the forces of automation and AI will eliminate some jobs and create some new ones, the vast majority will remain but be dramatically changed. The challenge for employers will be ensuring workforces are ready for the effects of technology.