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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski at the "Know Your Value" event in San Francisco on Saturday that she will decide early next year whether to launch a bid for the White House, saying that "over the holiday" she will "make that decision with my family," per NBC News.

Why it matters: Harris' move would help to clarify what is expected to be a crowded field of Democratic primary candidates. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is currently a candidate du jour — and other top contenders like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden have indicated they could make their decisions soon.

Go deeper: The Democrats' 2020 crowd jumps the gun

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Mike Allen, author of AM
35 mins ago - Politics & Policy

GOP senator calls for senility test for aging leaders

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a physician, told me during an "Axios on HBO" interview that he favors cognition tests for aging leaders of all three branches of government.

Why it matters: Wisdom comes with age. But science also shows that we lose something. And much of the world is now run by old people — including President Biden, 78 ... Speaker Pelosi, 81 ...  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, 70 ... and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 79.

Ina Fried, author of Login
45 mins ago - Technology

Intel CEO blames predecessors for manufacturing woes

Axios on HBO

When it comes to Intel's recent manufacturing problems, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger places the blame squarely on his predecessors — many of whom he notes were not engineers deeply steeped in chip technology, as he is.

Why it matters: Gelsinger has announced a broad plan to reinvigorate Intel by doubling down on manufacturing. However, the strategy depends on the venerable semiconductor giant recovering from recent stumbles.

Marketing to Generation Alpha

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

Marketers are pouring money into figuring out the tastes and habits of Generation Alpha — kids born from 2010 through 2024 — who are unprecedented in the extent they're growing up online.

Why it matters: They're weaned on TikTok, Amazon and in-app purchases. They're learning from their millennial parents to hold brands accountable for causes like social justice and sustainability. And no prior age cohort will be as large in size or marketing power.