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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker's campaign said Friday it raised $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The state of play: While the Q4 sum is the biggest the Booker campaign has collected during his presidential run, it is still smaller than the majority of his 2020 rivals who have thus far announced their numbers for the quarter.

Where he stands: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the 2020 Democrats so far with $34.5 million raised. Outgoing South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had the second-strongest haul — $24.7 million.

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former tech executive Andrew Yang, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar each posted higher totals than Booker.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was the only candidate to raise less than Booker with $3.4 million.
  • President Trump out-raised all Democrats in the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing in $46 million.

Go deeper: 2020 candidates' Q4 fundraising hauls

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Scoop: Trump tells confidants he plans to pardon Michael Flynn

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President Trump has told confidants he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, two sources with direct knowledge of the discussions tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: Sources with direct knowledge of the discussions said Flynn will be part of a series of pardons that Trump issues between now and when he leaves office.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
4 hours ago - World

Remote work shakes up geopolitics

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.

Trump gives Biden access to presidential intelligence briefings

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The Trump White House on Tuesday gave President-elect Biden access to daily presidential intelligence briefings, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has refused to share the briefs until now, as he continues to challenge the result of the election and declines to concede. The president's acquiescence comes as another sign that the transition to a Biden administration is taking place.