Rosenworcel with now-FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (Federal Communications Commission photo via Flickr)

The White House said late on Tuesday night that President Trump plans to nominate former Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the FCC. She'll need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Why it matters: Rosenworcel would fill one of the two spots on the five-member commission that can't go to a Republican under the law. A fight over the failed re-nomination of Rosenworcel last Congress has also impeded telecom policy making in the Senate. Republican Brendan Carr is expected to be nominated for the open Republican slot, according to multiple sources, and they'll likely be confirmed as a pair. The make-up of the 5-seat Commission has big implications for major impending policy decisions — most notably effort to roll back net neutrality rules.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 33,282,969 — Total deaths: 1,000,867 — Total recoveries: 23,066,203Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12 a.m. ET: 7,148,009 — Total deaths: 205,069 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Business: Companies are still holding back earnings guidance.
  4. Health: Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid tests —The childless vaccine.
  5. Media: Fauci: Some of what Fox News reports about COVID-19 is "outlandish"
  6. States: Cuomo extends New York moratorium on evictions until 2021.
  7. World: More than 1 million people have now died from coronavirus — India the second country after U.S. to hit 6 million cases.

Bob Woodward: "I was not going to hide" my opinion on Trump

Bob Woodward didn't want to join Senate Republicans in privately condemning President Trump but declining to do so publicly, he told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO."

Why it matters: Woodward has covered 9 presidents, but Trump is the first that Woodward explicitly described as "the wrong man for the job."

Watch the full Jonathan Swan interview with Bob Woodward

In the latest episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan interviews Bob Woodward about his new book, "Rage," which was based on 19 interviews with President Trump.