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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Politico has an interesting item today on President Obama preparing his post-presidency political organization.

There are four actions by Trump that could draw out the 44th president:

  1. Deport the DREAMers.
  2. Enact a Muslim ban.
  3. Reverse or drop out of the Paris climate change accords.
  4. Repeal and replace Obamacare.

Why it matters: The president remains the most popular Democrat in his party. But he could complicate the effort for Democrats to unify on a figure with a political future. That's especially true if OFA remains close to the DNC, which would anger the left wing of the party.

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America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.

2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Republicans in at least 25 states have introduced over 60 bills targeting transgender children — a legislative boom since January that has beaten 2020's total number of anti-trans bills.

Why it matters: LGBTQ advocates say the unprecedented push was catalyzed by backlash to Biden's election and the Supreme Court ruling that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender.

Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios Photo: Herika Martinez /Getty Images 

Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.