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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee questioned why President Trump won't acknowledge Russian interference. "Frankly, virtually every one of my Republican colleagues acknowledges Russian intervention. The one individual that still seems to deny that this is not a major issue is Donald Trump."

Why now: Former National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn, plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian officials earlier today.

More from Warner:

  • "My hope is that General Flynn will tell everything he knows and tell why he was having these contacts with Russians, who directed these contacts. I think it goes well beyond the fact that he just lied to the FBI."
  • He wants to bring Jared Kushner back to the Hill for questioning: "I believe there's an awful lot of questions that Mr. Kushner still has to answer."
  • "We've got now two people pleading guilty, we've got a campaign manager and his deputy still under indictment. How many more figures have to be brought to justice because of their ties with Russia before we end up connecting all these dots?"
  • The Trump team "can't distance themselves" from Michael Flynn. Earlier, Trump lawyer Ty Cobb said nothing about Flynn's guilty please "implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn.

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she's running for governor of Arkansas.

The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.