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Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel during the Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C., last August. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel warned the Commission on Presidential Debates Tuesday that the RNC would advise future GOP candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates unless "significant reforms" are made.

Why it matters: McDaniel's letter to the nonpartisan forum follows up on several complaints made by former President Trump last year on perceived issues.

What they're saying: McDaniel wrote that the first debate occurred after early voting had begun in several states. She also noted the CBP planned to install plexiglass shields, but Trump identified a reflections problem "[t]hanks to his background in television" and caught the "error" in time.

  • "The CPD's repeated missteps and the partisan actions of its Board Members make clear that the organization no longer provides the fair and impartial forum for presidential debates which the law requires and the American people deserve," McDaniel wrote.
  • "Our sincere hope is that the CPD accepts this criticism and works to correct its mistakes.
"If not, the RNC will have no choice but to advise future Republican candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates, and the RNC will look for other options for its candidates to debate the issues before the American people in a neutral and nonpartisan forum."

What to watch: McDaniel has asked the CPD to respond by July 31 to her request for changes, which include holding at least one debate before early voting starts, limiting board directors' terms and banning commission members from speaking publicly candidates and reprimanding them if they do.

  • The commission could not immediately be reached for comment.

Go deeper: Trump calls Commission on Presidential Debates "very biased"

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Special Envoy for Haiti resigns over Biden deportations

Daniel Foote testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on May 26, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Special Envoy for Haiti on Wednesday resigned from his position, writing in his resignation letter obtained by PBS that he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees."

Why it matters: Ambassador Daniel Foote's resignation comes amid heightened anger over the treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers living in a temporary encampment in Del Rio, Texas — especially after images surfaced of Border Patrol agents whipping at the migrants from horseback.

First-time homebuyers shrink as prices spike

Data: National Association of Realtors; Chart: Axios Visuals

Home sales cooled as prices continued to heat up in August.

Driving the news: The share of first-time existing homebuyers (29%) last month was the smallest in two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.

Mike Allen, author of AM
4 hours ago - World

Airbnb co-founders double Afghan refugee program to 40,000

Afghan refugees arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in August 2021. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and co-founder Joe Gebbia said during a visit to Washington on Wednesday that they're offering temporary housing to 40,000 Afghan refugees worldwide, doubling a previous commitment.

The big picture: The housing typically lasts several weeks, and Airbnb and Airbnb.org provide subsidies to hosts. Hosts and donors also help pay.