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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow Sunday that she believes the "macho atmosphere" during the 2016 presidential campaign led to sexism that "played a prominent part" in Hillary Clinton's loss.

Why it matters: Ginsburg has frustrated conservatives — and developed a devoted fan base on the left — with her recent willingness to talk publicly about politics, including remarks about President Trump during the 2016 campaign that she later said she regretted. But the 84-year-old justice still seems perfectly comfortable in the political limelight than many of her colleagues.

What she said:

  • On 2016: “I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by in the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized. I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer the same way I did — yes, sexism played a prominent part.”
  • On #MeToo: “It’s amazing to me that for the first time, women are really listened to, because sexual harassment had often been dismissed as, ‘Well, she made it up,’ or ‘She’s too thin-skinned.’ So I think it’s a very healthy development.”
  • On an Equal Rights Amendment: "Equal stature of men and women is as fundamental as the basic human rights … [it] belongs in the Constitution.”

Yes, but: Ginsburg gave relatively safe answers last night when asked about Trump's attacks on the judiciary and the press ("I will not respond to that question, [but] a free press is of tremendous importance to a society.")

The big picture: Ginsburg was an outspoken advocate for women's rights even before becoming a judge, and long before the "Notorious R.B.G." persona and her more explicit forays into politics. And however much her public openness rankles conservatives, she's clearly not going to retire while Trump is president.

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First look: Anita Dunn advises Dems on economy message for '22

Signs from a President Biden event yesterday in Kansas City, Mo. Photo: Chase Castor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a midterm preview, top Democratic strategist Anita Dunn advises the party's House and Senate members to frame Republicans "as being against the economic interests of working Americans."

What she's saying: "Explicitly framing Republicans as opposing policies to lower costs does better than simply framing Republicans as the 'party of no,'" Dunn, White House senior adviser until August, writes in the memo.

JPMorgan: "Full global recovery" in 2022

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JPMorgan Chase Global Research says in a forecast to clients: "2022 will be the year of a full global recovery, an end of the global pandemic, and a return to normal conditions we had prior to the COVID-19 outbreak."

The big picture: The bullish report sees "a return of global mobility, and a release of pent-up demand from consumers (e.g. travel, services)."

Inside Trump's hunt for "disloyal" Republicans

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Donald Trump and his associates are systematically reshaping the Republican Party, working to install hand-picked loyalists across federal and state governments and destroy those he feels have been disloyal, sources close to the former president tell Axios.

Why it matters: If most or all of Trump’s candidates win, he will go into the 2024 election cycle with far more people willing to do his bidding who run the elections in key states.