Jun 28, 2019

First look: A new Brett Kavanaugh book "fills in the blanks"

Mike Allen, author of AM
Photo via Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin

"The Education of Brett Kavanaugh" is coming Sept. 10 from N.Y. Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.

The backdrop: During Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, when the two reporters broke big stories about his past, "They were inundated with tips from former classmates, friends, and associates ... Now, their book fills in the blanks."

  • What they're saying: Portfolio, the publisher, says the book "paints a picture of the prep-school and Ivy-League worlds that formed our newest Supreme Court Justice."

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What happened: CNN anchors said Jimenez and his crew were arrested for not moving after being told to by police, though the live footage prior to their arrests clearly shows Jimenez talking calmly with police and offering to move wherever necessary.

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The president's re-election campaign debuts its "Asian Americans for Trump" initiative in a virtual event tonight, courting a slice of the nation's electorate that has experienced a surge in racism and harassment since the pandemic began.

The big question: How receptive will Asian American voters be in this moment? Trump has faced intense criticism for labeling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" and the "Wuhan virus" and for appearing to compare Chinatowns in American cities to China itself.

How the U.S. might distribute a coronavirus vaccine

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Now that there are glimmers of hope for a coronavirus vaccine, governments, NGOs and others are hashing out plans for how vaccines could be distributed once they are available — and deciding who will get them first.

Why it matters: Potential game-changer vaccines will be sought after by everyone from global powers to local providers. After securing supplies, part of America's plan is to tap into its military know-how to distribute those COVID-19 vaccines.