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David Plouffe talks to The Wall Street Journal's Gerry Baker at Fox Business Network in New York on March 4, 2020. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

David Plouffe, an architect of President Obama's winning campaign and specialist in the intersection of grassroots and tech, joins Precision — and co-founders Stephanie Cutter and Teddy Goff — as "of counsel."

What they're saying: Cutter pointed to "David’s experience in creating and driving data-driven strategies and managing integrated campaigns."

  • Goff said: "David is a legend to just about every young person who worked on the Obama campaigns."
  • Plouffe said Precision wowed with "innovative work for the Democratic National Convention and the inaugural events."

The big picture: Plouffe was a top Uber executive, leading global policy and communications.

  • He helped Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan launch the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he remains an adviser on the criminal justice and immigration portfolios.
  • Plouffe is on the boards of Oscar Health, the Obama Foundation, and Fwd.US.  
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White House now says Biden will move to increase refugee cap by May 15

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The White House on Friday afternoon said President Biden plans to lift the Trump-era refugee cap by May 15.

Driving the news: The announcement follows stinging criticism from several Democrats and rights groups, who said Biden was walking back on his pledge to raise the limit. Earlier Friday, Biden signed a directive to speed up the processing of refugees, but kept the Trump administration's historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year.

Suspect in FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee Brandon Hole

Crime scene investigators walk through the FedEx parking lot in Indianapolis the day after a mass shooting left nine dead, including the gunman, who took his own life. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images.

The suspected gunman who killed at least eight people and wounded several others in Indianapolis before killing himself has been identified by local police as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, a former FedEx employee, a company spokesperson told the AP.

The latest: At least 100 people were in the FedEx warehouse at the time of the shooting, authorities said Friday. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Craig McCartt told reporters that Hole worked at FedEx through 2020. He did not specify the circumstances of Hole’s departure.

The legacy of Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff, architect of the largest Ponzi scheme in American history, died on Wednesday in federal prison, 11 years into his 150-year sentence.

Axios Re:Cap digs into Madoff’s crimes, what they revealed about America's financial system and what changed after the scheme came crashing down with Diana B. Henriques, author of the The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.