Jul 24, 2017

Poll: Just as many Americans want Trump impeached as don't

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It's been six months since President Trump took office, and America is already considering impeachment prospects. From a USA Today and iMediaEthics survey of 1,330 Americans over three days last week:

  • 42% of Americans wants Congress to impeach Donald Trump, while 42% do not.
  • There are as many Americans who would be upset if Trump is impeached as those who would be upset if he was not impeached (34%).
  • Only 27% of those surveyed thought that Trump would serve a full term.

Why it matters: While President Trump is certainly not the first president to face a growing population of Americans who want him impeached, it's uncommon to be this unpopular this early in a presidency.

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The weirdest NBA draft ever

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The 2020 NBA draft was already shaping up to be the weirdest draft in years, and now that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the sports world, it could be the weirdest draft ever.

Why it matters: While most drafts have a clear hierarchy by the time April rolls around, this draft does not. There's no reliable No. 1 pick, almost every top-10 prospect has a glaring weakness and the global sports hiatus has shrouded the whole class in mystery.

Jobless claims spike to another weekly record amid coronavirus crisis

A sign in Livingston, Mont. Photo: William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images

6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week, a staggering number that eclipses the record set just days ago amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to government data released Thursday.

Why it matters: Efforts to contain the outbreak are continuing to create a jobs crisis, causing the sharpest spikes in unemployment filings in American history.

Debt crisis awaits in emerging markets

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Many of the world's poor and developing countries could begin defaulting on their bonds in the coming weeks as the coronavirus outbreak has led to massive outflows from emerging market assets and real-world dollars being yanked from their coffers.

Why it matters: The wave of defaults is unlikely to be contained to EM assets and could exacerbate the global credit crisis forming in the world's debt markets.