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Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

White House senior adviser — and President Trump's eldest daughter — Ivanka Trump sat down with Axios' Mike Allen on Thursday to talk paid family leave, the fate American workers caught in a trade war, and some of her father's most contentious policy points and comments.

The big picture: While Trump maintained a united front with her father on most accounts, she notably broke with him on his view of the media and his administration's separation of undocumented families at the southern border.

Update... President Trump tweeted this afternoon about Ivanka's media comments: "They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!".

The workforce
  • She announced new career opportunities — jobs, apprenticeships, and retraining — at United Airlines (16,000 commitments) and Mastercard (75,000 commitments).
Family separation
  • Trump said the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the southern border was "a low point" for her: "I am very vehemently against family separation. ... These are not easy issues, these are incredibly difficult issues and like the rest of the country, I experience them in a very emotional way."
Paid family leave
  • It won't happen "in this Congress," Trump said, because it would require bipartisan compromise.
The media
The U.S.-China trade war
  • She doesn't think the tariffs proposed by her father will hurt American farmers long-term: "They're patriots and they know that there's some temporary pain, but that the president's fighting for them...and that long-term, they're going to thrive."

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The hard math behind America's labor shortage

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Congressional Budget Office; Chart: Axios Visuals

Yes, the pandemic has created unusual temporary labor market dynamics. But in the bigger picture, the 2010s were a golden age for companies seeking cheap labor. The 2020s are not.

The big picture: In the 2010s, the massive millennial generation was entering the workforce, the massive baby bo0m generation was still hard at work, and there was a multi-year hangover from the deep recession caused by the global financial crisis.

Advocates fret Roe v. Wade's 49th anniversary could be its last

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As Saturday marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion access in the U.S., advocates warn the ruling is "more at risk now than ever."

The big picture: The Supreme Court in December heard a challenge to a Mississippi 15-week abortion ban that could throw Roe's survival into question, or at least narrow its scope.

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Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Health: FDA OKs antiviral drug remdesivir for non-hospitalized COVID patients — Walensky: CDC language "pivoting" on "fully vaccinated" — Pfizer and Moderna boosters overwhelmingly prevent Omicron hospitalizations, CDC finds.
  2. Vaccines: The case for Operation Warp Speed 2.0 — Teens and adults missed 37 million vaccinations during COVID — Team USA 100% vaccinated against COVID ahead of Beijing Olympics — Starbucks drops worker vaccine or test requirement after SCOTUS ruling — Kids' COVID vaccination rates are particularly low in rural America.
  3. Politics: Arizona governor sues Biden administration over COVID funds tied to mandates — Biden concedes U.S. should have done more testing — Arizona says it "will not be intimidated" by Biden on anti-mask school policies.
  4. World: American Airlines flight to London forced to turn around over mask dispute — WHO: COVID health emergency could end this year — Greece imposes vaccine mandate for people 60 and older — Austria approves COVID vaccine mandate for adults.
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