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Sean Spicer, who officially left the White House on Aug. 31, has signed with Worldwide Speakers Group, per Politico. His first paid speaking gig will reportedly take place in New York City on Sept. 11, at investment bank Rodman & Renshaw's annual conference.

  • Departing WH press secretaries have historically been coveted by major TV networks, with Josh Earnest, Barack Obama's last press secretary, working as a political analyst at NBC News and MSNBC. And Spicer will likely follow suit, as his inside role in the Trump administration puts him in high demand.
  • Spicer is also looking to land a book deal, according to Politico, and his agent Robert Barnett has reportedly been visiting various networks to negotiate a potential deal.
  • Worldwide Speakers Group clients include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Fox contributor Tomi Lahren, and former Obama communications director Jen Psaki, among others.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 p.m. ET: 20,412,501 — Total deaths: 744,649— Total recoveries: 12,629,465Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 p.m. ET: 5,163,509 — Total deaths: 164,994 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. Politics: Pelosi on state of coronavirus stimulus talks: "It's a chasm"
  4. Business: U.S. already feeling effects of ending unemployment benefits.
  5. Public health: America is flying blind on its coronavirus response.
  6. Education: Gallup: America's confidence in public school system jumps to highest level since 2004.

Pelosi on state of coronavirus stimulus talks: "It's a chasm"

Democrats and the Trump administration remain "miles apart" on negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus deal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday.

Driving the news, via Axios' Dion Rabouin: Congress' failure to renew enhanced unemployment measures for millions of Americans at the end of July is already affecting consumer spending patterns, holding down retail purchases and foot traffic, economists at Deutsche Bank say.

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U.S. threatens to veto UN peacekeeping in Lebanon over Hezbollah concerns

Peacekeepers with Lebanese troops in southern Lebanon. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty

The Trump administration is threatening to veto a resolution to extend the UN's long-standing peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon if its mandate isn't changed, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: The U.S. is the main funder of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has an annual budget of $250 million. The veto threat is a tactical move, and part of a broader effort to put pressure on Iran and its proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah.