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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi likes to say that “beauty is in the mix," arguing that diverse viewpoints lead to a better debate and stronger policy outcomes. 

Why it matters: If Dems win back the House in November's midterms, as expected, Pelosi will usher in the most diverse leadership team (in either chamber) in the history of Congress.

  • Half of the 22 committee chairs would be women or minorities — or both.

The chart above shows the projected chairs. In most cases, it's the ranking member (top Democrat) of the current committee; Pelosi has said all of those members are expected to move up.

  • In the case of retirements (two), this chart shows the next member in seniority, who is expected to get the job.

What a change this would be: The current Republican chairs are all white, with two women.

  • House Dems are now 41% white male, which is sure to fall in the next Congress, with November's record lineup of Democratic nominees.

Go deeper: 2019 Congress could shatter diversity records.

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Trump's Tucker mind-meld

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If you want to understand the rhetorical roots of Trump's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, go back and watch Tucker Carlson's monologues for the past six weeks.

Between the lines: Trump — or rather his speechwriter Stephen Miller — framed the president's opposition to the Black Lives Matter protest movement using the same imagery Carlson has been laying out night after night on Fox.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 11,366,145 — Total deaths: 532,644 — Total recoveries — 6,154,138Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 2,874,396 — Total deaths: 129,870 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,512,916Map.
  3. States: Photos of America's pandemic July 4 ICU beds in Arizona hot spot near capacity — Houston mayor warns about hospitals
  4. Public health: U.S. coronavirus infections hit record highs for 3 straight days.
  5. Politics: Former Trump official Tom Bossert says face masks “are not enough”
  6. World: Mexican leaders call for tighter border control as infections rise in U.S.
  7. Sports: Sports return stalked by coronavirus
  8. 1 📽 thing: Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback.

Bolton's hidden aftershocks

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The news media has largely moved on, but foreign government officials remain fixated on John Bolton's memoir, "The Room Where It Happened."

Why it matters: Bolton's detailed inside-the-Oval revelations have raised the blood pressure of allies who were already stressed about President Trump's unreliability.