Former Vice President Joe Biden told ABC's "Good Morning America" that Congress would have "no alternative" but impeachment should President Trump attempt to block congressional investigations to follow up on details in the Mueller report.

The big picture: Biden said last year that he hoped congressional Democrats didn't move to impeach Trump, though he made clear that decision would hinge on the ultimate outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, per Politico.

What he's saying:

"There are elements in the report in the second phase of the report — about seven or eight things that are left undone, not within [Mueller's] purview to investigate, he thought. The Congress is attempting to take that up, and what the Congress should do and they are doing is investigate that. And, if in fact they block the investigation, they have no alternative but to go to the only other constitutional resort they have, [which] is impeachment."

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Media prepares to fact check debates in real time

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

From live blogs to video chyrons and tweets, media companies are introducing new ways to fact check the presidential debates in real time this year.

Between the lines: The debates themselves are likely to leave less room for live fact-checking from moderators than a traditional news interview would.

Life after Roe v. Wade

The future seems clear to both parties: The Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade in the next few years, either gradually or in one fell swoop, and the abortion wars will move to a state-by-state battle over freedom and restrictions. 

What's new: Two of the leading activists on opposite sides of the abortion debate outlined for “Axios on HBO” the next frontiers in a post-Roe v. Wade world as the balance on the Supreme Court prepares to shift.

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Jerome Powell, Trump's re-election MVP

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios. Getty Images photos: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP and Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket

President Trump trails Joe Biden in most polls, has generally lower approval ratings and is behind in trust on most issues. Yet polls consistently give him an edge on the economy, which remains a top priority among voters.

Why it matters: If Trump wins re-election, it will largely be because Americans see him as the force rallying a still-strong U.S. economy, a narrative girded by skyrocketing stock prices and consistently climbing U.S. home values — but the man behind booming U.S. asset prices is really Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell.