Jan 27, 2017

Trump triggers liberal millennials to run for office

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In the week since Trump's inauguration, a new organization, Run for Something, says it has recruited more than 1,200 millennials to run for local office. The organization — co-founded by Amanda Litman, Hillary Clinton's former email director (the other emails, she points out); and Ross Morales Rocketta, a former management consultant at Deloitte — recruits Democrats under 35 to run for office, and promises to provide them with the resources they need to get their names on the ballot.

Litman told Axios that the Women's March on Saturday has been great for engagement, not only encouraging more recruits but also leading over 600 people to donate to their non-profit. When asked if interest was concentrated to certain states in particular, Litman said that surprisingly they've seen applicants from both blue and red states alike.

Why this matters: Movements like Run for Something have been gaining traction ever since the November election, thanks to fired-up progressives angered by Trump's win. These organizations have garnered support from all different sides of the Democratic party to achieve a common goal: resist Trump.

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The growing coronavirus recession threat

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In just a matter of weeks, top economists and investment bank analysts have gone from expecting the coronavirus outbreak to have minimal impact on the U.S. economy to warning that an outright recession may be on the horizon.

What's happening: The spread of confirmed coronavirus cases in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., and the speed at which they are being discovered has set the table for the outbreak to have a larger and much costlier impact.

Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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