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Maxine Waters spoke at the Women's Convention in Detroit. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

The Women's Convention kicked off on Friday in Detroit — "part pep rally, part revival meeting," per USA Today — and 4,000 women heard from speakers like Rose McGowan, Women's March co-founder Tamika Mallory and Rep. Maxine Waters.

Attendees learned things like how to lobby Congress, how to help end white supremacy and violence against black men, and how to get a woman on the $20 bill, USA Today reports.

The highlights:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters on Donald Trump: "This is a man with no good values, no good intentions and no good respect...That's why I know we must keep fighting, and that women must lead this resistance. We cannot afford to be shut down or shut up by any man, particularly not one as indecent and deplorable as Donald Trump."
  • Rose McGowan: "We are all Me Toos...no more will we be shunted to the side. No more will we be hurt. It's time to rise. It's time to be brave."
  • Tamika Mallory: "Your feminism does not represent me if it is only about our right to get an abortion. If you do not care about the fact that I can't even have children because I'm too poor, then your feminism does not represent me."
  • Barbara Ortiz Howard, founder of Women on 20s: "What does it mean when boys are on the money and girls aren't?...Girls are important, too."

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2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Biden's "overwhelming force" doctrine

President-elect Biden arrives to introduce his science team in Wilmington yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President-elect Biden has ordered up a shock-and-awe campaign for his first days in office to signal, as dramatically as possible, the radical shift coming to America and global affairs, his advisers tell us. 

The plan, Part 1 ... Biden, as detailed in a "First Ten Days" memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, plans to unleash executive orders, federal powers and speeches to shift to a stark, national plan for "100 million shots" in three months.

Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear. Read episode 1.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.