President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about his condition, the health of others in his orbit, and what this means for the campaign, the markets, public health policy and more.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with reporters Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen, Sam Baker, Dion Rabouin and Sara Fischer.

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Oct 19, 2020 - Podcasts

Joe Biden's pandemic plan

The presidential race has been dominated by President Trump's handling of the pandemic, but there's been relatively little talk of what Joe Biden would do were he to take office in January.

Axios Re:Cap digs into Biden's pandemic plan — including details on mask mandates, shutdowns, and vaccine distribution — with campaign surrogate Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif).

The cliffhanger could be ... Georgia

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It hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992, but Georgia's changing demographics may prove pivotal this year — not only to Trump v. Biden, but also to whether Democrats take control of the Senate.

Why it matters: If the fate of the Senate did hinge on Georgia, it might be January before we know the outcome. Meanwhile, voters' understanding of this power in the final days of the election could juice turnout enough to impact presidential results.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.