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Americans can't even agree on which food is the "most American" to eat at a July 4th cookout, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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Data: SurveyMonkey poll conducted June 25 to June 27. Poll methodology; Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Behind the numbers: Among all Americans hamburgers are the patriotic choice, backed by 35%, and are the top pick regardless of income level and gender (though women cite hot dogs and hamburgers at almost the same rate 31 percent vs. 32 percent).

  • Beer polled better among millennials (12%), non-voters (13%) and people in New England (17%).
  • A sheet cake literally in the shape of our nation's flag trailed both waterlemon and bbq as a patriotic food.
  • Apple pie was dead last, picked by only 1% as the most patriotic food, but possibly because nobody wants to eat pie at a cookout.

Methodology: This Axios/SurveyMonkey online poll was conducted June 25-27, 2018 among 2,387 adults in the United States. The modeled error estimate for the full sample is 3.0 percentage points. Respondents for this survey were selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over. Crosstabs available here.

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Scoop: Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC

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MSNBC will soon announce plans to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET hour that Brian Williams turned into an elite destination, two sources familiar with the move tell Axios.

Details: The 9 am ET hour, currently hosted by Ruhle, will become part of MSNBC's flagship morning show, "Morning Joe," which currently runs from 6 am to 9 am ET.

Oath Keepers leader denied bail on Capitol riot sedition charge

Oath Keepers co-founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

A federal judge ordered Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes to remain jailed Wednesday until trial on charges stemming from the Capitol riot.

Why it matters: The judge said the most prominent far-right figure charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection had access to weapons and his alleged "continued advocacy for violence against the federal government" gave credence to prosecutors' view that, if released, Rhodes could endanger others.

Who in Congress is talking about Ukraine the most

Data: Quorum; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Mentions of Ukraine or Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in congressional statements and social media posts have been on the rise — with nearly 1,000 already this month, according to data from Quorum.

Why it matters: The growing threat of a Russian invasion has been mirrored by a growth in Ukraine-related chatter.

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