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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) officially endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to become the GOP's next House Republican conference chair during a Fox News appearance Sunday.

Why it matters: The GOP has been feuding internally over the fate of the current chair, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), because of her criticisms of former President Donald Trump, and her vote to impeach him for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Flashback: Axios reported last week that McCarthy was caught on a hot mic trashing Cheney, saying he had "had with her."

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What they're saying: McCarthy on Sunday said the GOP needs to be "united", and that the chair, who is the third-highest ranking member of the party in the House, should be a messenger for the party.

  • "[W]e are in one of our biggest battles ever for this nation and the direction, whether this next century will be ours," McCarthy said.
  • “We need a conference chair that is delivering that message day in and day out and uniting the nation,” he added.
  • "Yes I do," he said when asked if he supported Stefanik for the position.

Go deeper: Trump's iron grip over the GOP has been institutionalized

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Maryland governor: GOP trying to appease Trump in "circular firing squad"

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) criticized his party leadership's loyalty to former President Trump on "Meet the Press" Sunday, saying the GOP has becoming a "circular firing squad."

Why it matters: Hogan, a Trump critic, and said many Republicans are wary of criticizing the former president for fear of "retaliation" from Trump or the GOP, as House Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has experienced.

Facebook oversight board co-chair: Trump egged on Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Former President Trump's comments during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack egged on the rioters, said Michael McConnell, co-chair of Facebook's independent Oversight Board, to Fox News Sunday.

Why it matters: McConnell said Trump's comments posted to social media — in which the former president asked the mob to go home, while falsely claiming the 2020 election had been stolen from him — were a key reason for the board upholding Facebook's continued suspension of Trump's account.

Why human resources job postings are spiking

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Data: Indeed; Chart: Axios Visuals

Human resources job postings are up 52.5% from their pre-pandemic baseline. That's far outpacing the average job posting bump of 30.5%, according to data from the jobs site Indeed.

What's happening: Companies are beefing up their HR departments to navigate the return to work.

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