Jan 17, 2017

Citizen Obama's plan to take on Trump

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The quick hits from GQ's profile on Obama's jump to civilian life in the United States of Trump:

Obama on Trump's win: "This is not the apocalypse."

Stepping up: Even if he doesn't think it's the end of the world, Obama is going to take a more activist role against his successor than other presidents emeritus. An unnamed White House staffer says: "[T]he guy coming in after him doesn't just threaten his legacy; he threatens the country's values and institutions. It'd be a violation for Obama not to violate those norms."

When does Obama act?: Obama's greatest post-presidency commodity will be his scarcity, only choosing to step up at the right time. The piece suggests that ACA repeal or Trump's ignorance of some international norm might be his call to action.

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The growing coronavirus recession threat

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

In just a matter of weeks, top economists and investment bank analysts have gone from expecting the coronavirus outbreak to have minimal impact on the U.S. economy to warning that an outright recession may be on the horizon.

What's happening: The spread of confirmed coronavirus cases in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., and the speed at which they are being discovered has set the table for the outbreak to have a larger and much costlier impact.

Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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