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Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Reed Saxon / AP

Trump's businesses are showing a red-blue divide, the New York Times reports. Bookings are on the rise at Trump properties in the states that the president won, but revenue is declining in the states that Hillary Clinton took in November.

  • Take two Trump National Golf Clubs, one in Mooresville, North Carolina and the other in Los Angeles, California: Mooresville's "membership roster is nearly maxed out, and the private club is booking a record number of events," the Times reports. But in Los Angeles, the club saw "a double-digit drop in revenue from golf in the first six months of 2017 compared with a year earlier."
  • Other places where Trump businesses are losing money include New York, Chicago, and New Jersey. Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach has also seen a sea of high-profile cancellations after Trump's controversial Charlottesville remarks.
  • Leaning into it: The Trump Organization has launched a line of budget-friendly hotels called 'American Idea' — a brand in line with Trump's "America First" campaign message. The first of these hotels will be built in Mississippi.

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Intel CEO wants to compete against Apple

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hasn't given up on the idea of the Mac once again using Intel chips, but he acknowledges it will probably be years before he gets that chance.

  • In the meantime, he is focused on powering Windows machines that give Apple CEO Tim Cook a run for his money.

Why it matters: In getting pushed out of the Mac, Intel not only lost a customer, but picked up a new rival.

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Education secretary reveals limits to Biden’s mask push on states

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, in an "Axios on HBO" interview, said he's reluctant to withhold federal funding from states that won't enforce school mask mandates because he doesn't want to hurt students.

Why it matters: Cardona's comments suggest there are limits to how far the Biden administration will go in pressuring states to adopt universal masking — or vaccine mandates.

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52 mins ago - Axios on HBO

GOP senator smacks Trump

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) told “Axios on HBO” he’s not sure former President Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination if he ran in 2024 — a rare voice of criticism from within the party.

  • When I raised the conventional wisdom that Trump would be expected to win the nomination, Cassidy jumped in.“
  • I don't know that,” the senator said during our interview in Chalmette, La.

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