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Michael Calderone is joining Vanity Fair as senior editor of The Hive, a franchise within the company that focuses on covering business, technology and media from the lens of people in power, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios. Calderone comes from Politico, where he is currently senior media reporter.

The big picture: The move is part of a bigger executive announcement about new talent coming in to beef up Vanity Fair’s coverage ahead of the election.

  • “I look to The Hive daily for great reporting and writing on power across media, politics, business, and tech, and I'm excited to bring my experience and enthusiasm to this ambitious team,” says Calderone.
  • John Homans continues as Executive Editor of The Hive.

Details: Vanity Fair has also hired Caleb Ecarma from Mediaite, to cover the intersection of media, politics and the web. Based in Washington, Caleb will cover Donald Trump and "MAGA" culture.

Other staff announcements include:

  • Kira Pollack has been promoted internally to Creative Director.
  • Daniel Kile, has been promoted to Deputy Editor, overseeing many of the company’s biggest editorial franchises and projects.
  • Tara Johnson has been promoted to Visuals Director.

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Exclusive: GOP Leader McCarthy asks to meet with Biden about the border

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at CPAC. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has requested a meeting with President Biden to discuss the rising numbers of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, in a letter sent on Friday.

Why it matters: Biden is facing criticism from the right and the left as agency actions and media reports reveal spiking numbers of migrant children overwhelming parts of the U.S. immigration system. Recent data shows an average of 321 kids being referred to migrant shelters each day, as Axios reported.

Vaccine hesitancy drops, but with partisan divide

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

69% of the public intends to get a COVID vaccine or already has, up significantly from 60% in November, according to a report out Friday from the Pew Research Center.

Yes, but: The issue has become even more partisan, with 56% of Republicans who say they want or have already received a coronavirus vaccine compared to 83% of Democrats.