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Less than a year after leaving the White House, Barack Obama has spoken at Wall Street's Northern Trust Corporation and Carlyle Group LP. Next week, he'll speak at the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald LP's health care conference. For each speech, Obama has received about $400,000, according to Bloomberg.

Why it matters: During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton was harshly criticized for her own high-paid speeches on Wall Street, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren among those most adamant about distancing the Democratic party from Wall Street. However, Obama is certainly not the first POTUS to cash in on speaking fees post-presidency. (How much past Presidents made off speeches, here.)

Obama's relationship with Wall Street hasn't always been friendly. He slammed "fat cat bankers" after the 2008 crash, but did not prosecute anyone on Wall Street over the financial crisis.

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Report: Pentagon watchdog finds Ronny Jackson drank on duty and harassed staff

Rep. Ronny Jackson walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol in January. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) allegedly made "sexual and denigrating" comments about a female staffer, drank alcohol and took sleeping medication while working as White House physician, according to an official report obtained by CNN Tuesday night.

Driving the news: The Department of Defense inspector general's report stems from a years-long investigation. Jackson has called the allegations "false and fabricated."

DOJ pressed to enforce Al Jazeera foreign agent ruling

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Justice Department is being pressed to enforce its own demand that the U.S. arm of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera register as a foreign agent.

Why it matters: The launch of Al Jazeera's new right-of-center U.S. media venture, Rightly, has refocused attention on the media company's alleged links to Doha, and DOJ's efforts to crack down on media outlets viewed as foreign interest mouthpieces.

Poll: Immigration is America's most-polarizing issue

Data: The American Aspirations Index/Populace; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Immigration was found to be the most polarizing issue in America based on new polling from Populace.

Why it matters: Americans have surprisingly similar priorities for the U.S., but immigration stands out as one of the few issues with clear partisan differences. It underscores the challenge for advocates and lawmakers hoping to pass immigration reform in the coming weeks amid narrow margins in Congress.