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House Republicans are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about reports that he suggested secretly recording President Trump in the White House and discussed invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: “If Mr. Rosenstein fails to show up, we will subpoena him," Rep. Mark Meadows tweeted Friday morning. Following the New York Times report, which Rosenstein denies, he offered his resignation. Rosenstein was initially slated to meet with Trump yesterday on the matter, but the meeting was postponed so as to not "interfere" with the Kavanaugh hearing.

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Coronavirus surge is sinking consumer confidence

Data: Hamilton Place Strategies, CivicScience; Chart: Axios Visuals

The rise in coronavirus cases in certain parts of the U.S. is stunting confidence across the country, a crop of new reports show.

Driving the news: After stalling during the previous two-week period, overall economic sentiment declined for the first time in two months, according to the Economic Sentiment Index, a biweekly survey from data firm CivicScience and Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS).

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: Obama: Trump is "jealous of COVID's media coverage."
  2. Health: Mask mandates help control the rise in coronavirus hospitalizations. Hospitals face a crush.
  3. Business: Coronavirus testing is a windfall. Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
  4. Media: Pandemic causes TV providers to lose the most subscribers ever.
  5. World: Putin mandates face masks.

The GOP's monstrous math problem

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Republicans, win or lose next week, face a big — and growing — math problem.

The state of play: They're relying almost exclusively on a shrinking demographic (white men), living in shrinking areas (small, rural towns), creating a reliance on people with shrinking incomes (white workers without college degrees) to survive.