Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs


Sr. White House reporter for Bloomberg. Reporting what I know, not what I think. jjacobs68@bloomberg.net ?Iowa

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Both @Sen_JoeManchin  AND @SenSchumer  will be in Delaware this morning to meet with Biden as Dems haggle over details of the president’s tax and spending plan, @elwasson  reports.

Biden is meeting in Oval with Kenya’s Kenyatta; he will announce US will send 17 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to the African Union, per White House. Had already sent 50 million doses.

Breaking: The Supreme Court Commission draft discussion materials are out. "It is an assessment. It is not a recommendation," @PressSecPsaki  said earlier.

Queen Elizabeth II has been overheard criticizing world leaders for a lack of action on climate change ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, @ronanmartin97  reports. “It’s really irritating when they talk, but they don’t do,” she said.

On China, @wendyrsherman  says US will cooperate on climate change and global health, but "we will challenge the PRC, where we must," such as when Beijing actions run counter to US or allies' interests, "or threaten the rules-based international order." #TruCon2021 

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“His state needs to remember that the child tax credit cut child poverty in West Virginia by 43%. He should ask himself how many of those kids should go back into poverty because he wants to gut it,” @Assembly51  says of . @Sen_JoeManchinia  . @KaustuvBasu1 

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Hours before the debate, a Trump camp email goes out: "I just finished debating Joe Biden."

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NEWS: The head of White House security office, Crede Bailey, is gravely ill with coronavirus and has been hospitalized since late September, I'm told. Security office handles credentialing for access to WH; works closely with Secret Service on security measures on the compound.

NEWS: One of the president's military aides, Coast Guard aide Jayna McCarron, has coronavirus, sources tell me. And so does one of the president's valets, who is also active duty military, and traveled with the president last week.

NEWS: One of Trump’s personal assistants has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell me. Nick Luna, as bodyman, works in very close proximity to the president so it’s not surprising.

BREAKING: Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has the coronavirus. Meadows informed a close circle of advisers after the election. Story by me, @tylerpager  and @MarioDParker  out soon.

Dr. Fauci would prefer a 14-day national shutdown of some sort to slow down coronavirus, and has made this point of view known in admin, he says on "Meet the Press." "I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for over-reacting," Fauci told @chucktodd .

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