Kellyanne Conway is being accused of violating the Hatch Act. Photo: AP

The former head of the Office of Government Ethics has filed a legal complaint against Kellyanne Conway, arguing that she violated the Hatch Act when she encouraged Alabama voters not to support Doug Jones, per Politico.

Why it matters: Walter Shaub's action is an attempt to hold Conway accountable for failing to limit her political involvement, advocating or encouraging certain political outcomes, particularly since she is counselor to the president. But it's important to note that the president holds the power to enforce any punishments against those who have violated the Hatch Act.

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The debut of "Hamilton" on Disney+ last Friday sent downloads of the app soaring over the weekend.

Why it matters: With theaters closed until 2021, "Hamilton" is the biggest litmus test for whether Broadway will ever be able to successfully transition some of its iconic hits.

Wall Street is no longer betting on Trump

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Betting markets have turned decisively toward an expected victory for Joe Biden in November — and asset managers at major investment banks are preparing for not only a Biden win, but potentially a Democratic sweep of the Senate and House too.

Why it matters: Wall Street had its chips on a Trump win until recently — even in the midst of the coronavirus-induced recession and Biden's rise in the polls.

With new security law, China outlaws global activism

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The draconian security law that Beijing forced upon Hong Kong last week contains an article making it illegal for anyone in the world to promote democratic reform for Hong Kong.

Why it matters: China has long sought to crush organized dissent abroad through quiet threats and coercion. Now it has codified that practice into law — potentially forcing people and companies around the world to choose between speaking freely and ever stepping foot in Hong Kong again.