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Podcast: The homework digital divide

Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart guest hosts for Dan and looks into the deepening digital divide across the nation for school children with Axios' Meg Marco. Plus in the "Final Two," Facebook drama in Great Britain and National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.

Go deeper: The "homework gap": 12 million schoolchildren lack internet

Obama alum: Keep an eye on Beto for 2020

Beto O'Rourke standing on stage with a microphone in his hand
Beto O'Rourke at an election night rally in Texas. Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

There are more than 430 days until the Iowa caucuses for the 2020 presidential election, but Crooked Media's Dan Pfeiffer, who served as Barack Obama's communications director, is making the case that Beto O'Rourke is "one of the strongest candidates in the field."

Why it matters: Even though O'Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to Ted Cruz, several Democrats are hoping he'll run for president in 2020. And between this endorsement from a prominent member of Crooked Media — whose podcast, "Pod Save America," has been downloaded more than 330 million times since its launch in early 2017 — and recent praise from Obama, Beto already has some strong Democratic support if he chooses to pursue a presidential bid.

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