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Investment firm Donerail Group and newspaper publishers McClatchy Co. and AIM Media submitted bids Thursday for Tribune Publishing Co., according to Bloomberg.

The big picture: In August, Donerail was in talks with then-Tronc, which owns several publications including the New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and Hartford Courant, about a potential acquisition. Tribune’s board is scheduled to meet early next week. Go deeper: Tribune Media sells Long Island property for $54.5 million; Tronc reverts back to its old name after years of ridicule

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Focus group: Red flags for Biden infrastructure plan

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

Some swing voters say President Biden needs to better explain who'll pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan — and they'll only back bipartisan legislation that's paid for by corporations, not the middle class.

Why it matters: These takeaways from our latest Engagious/Schlesinger focus groups offer crucial context for an administration basing much of its legislative strategy on polls showing Americans notionally favor spending on roads, bridges, job training and broadband access.

Polish leader says U.S. must show democracy's resilience

Radosław Sikorski. Photo: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency and the Jan. 6 Capitol assault are signals that people are “less enamored” by democracy, a former Polish foreign minister who has the ear of the White House and Congress tells Axios.

Why it matters: Radosław Sikorski, currently a member of the European Parliament, said it’s critical that democratic countries like the U.S. now showcase their resilience to the world.