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The Heritage Foundation's activist partners will spend the bulk of it's $11.5 million budget for the year on getting Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, Heritage Action's executive director Tim Chapman tells Axios.

Why it matters: The conservative organization, which is widely influential among Republican voters and has worked closely with the Trump administration, is making Kavanaugh's confirmation its number one issue this year, ahead of the midterm elections. The group's plan is to target key red states to pressure senators to push Kavanaugh through to the bench as fast as possible.

The details: From now until the time that Kavanaugh is either confirmed or rejected, Heritage Action will aggressively campaign on behalf of the nominee through media hits and digital marketing spots, including on Faceboook and Twitter, as well as through regional grassroots events.

  • The campaign will specifically target Republcian Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), who lean more moderate, as well as Democratic Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Tim Kaine (Va.), and Bill Nelson (Fla.), who all face competitive re-election races.

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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
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Remote work shakes up geopolitics

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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.