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Joe Biden speaking on Aug. 14 in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and White House chief of staff, writes in the Wall Street Journal that "this campaign looks like a repeat of 1980."

What he's saying: Emanuel writes that Democrats this year "have an opportunity to chisel off a demographic that will come to be known as "Biden Republicans."

"The question is whether Democrats will let these voters migrate back to the GOP after November, or whether our party will become their permanent safe harbor."

  • "Democrats have the chance to achieve a generational transformation. Beyond broadening the coalition to include moderate voters who oppose President Trump, we could deepen our base by turning disaffected Republicans into Democrats."
  • "Voters in places that were once beyond our reach — suburban parts of Maricopa County, Ariz.; Mecklenburg County, N.C.; and Bucks County, Pa., for example — are open to conversion."

Go deeper: Republican operatives launch pro-Biden super PAC

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Nov 12, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Arizona's GOP AG rejects voter fraud claims, expects Biden to win state

Ballots are counted at the Maricopa County Election Department after the presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 5. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) told Fox Business Network Wednesday there's "no evidence" of voter fraud in the state and "there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change."

Why it matters: President Trump filed lawsuits in Arizona and other swing states in an effort to change the outcome of President-elect Biden's projected election win.

Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Facebook paying up to $14M to settle employment discrimination claims

Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Facebook has agreed to pay up to $14.25 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against American workers by reserving positions for temporary visa holders, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The settlement represents the largest civil penalty and monetary award that the Civil Rights Division has recovered in the 35-year history of the Immigration and Nationality Act's anti-discrimination provision.

Updated 3 hours ago - World

Mapping repression in China's Xinjiang region

Data: © Mapbox, © OpenStreetMap; Map: Will Chase/Axios

A sweeping new report released today by an Australian research organization reveals new details about how the Chinese Communist Party — and specifically who within the party — is carrying out its campaign of repression in Xinjiang.

Why it matters: Uncovering the actual offices and individuals implementing the Chinese government's genocide and forced labor policies in Xinjiang can bring accountability and help international companies delink supply chains in compliance with U.S. and EU forced labor laws.

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