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A protestor at Florida's State Capitol. Photo: Charlotte Kesl for The Washington Post via Getty Images

"Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress said ... they would not raise the minimum age for gun buyers, in a sign that one of President Donald Trump’s proposals likely will not get far on Capitol Hill," per Reuters.

What's next: Trump will release gun and school-safety proposals later this week.

  • Happening today: Two weeks after the massacre, "Students will return to the Parkland campus at 7:40 a.m. to find police officers with heavier artillery and teachers with open arms," per the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
  • And in 24 days, the student-organized March for Our Lives will come to Washington.

N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Sam Massell, a Democrat who was Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, on Georgia lawmakers' threat to kill a tax break for jet fuel after Delta said it was ending an NRA promotional discount:

  • “I don’t believe in blackmail, and I’m sorry to use such a dirty word, but that’s almost what it tastes like."
  • Massell, president of the Buckhead Coalition, an influential Atlanta business and civic group, "said that he feared the threat against Delta would scare away Amazon" in its quest for a second headquarters.

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Kellyanne Conway addresses the 2020 Republican National Convention. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Kellyanne Conway has seen power exercised as a pollster, campaign manager and senior counselor to President Trump. Now that his term in office has concluded, she shared her thoughts with Axios.

Why it matters: If there's a currency in this town, it's power, so we've asked several former Washington power brokers to share their best advice as a new administration and new Congress settle in.

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GOP holdouts press on with plans to crush Cheney

Screenshot of emails to a member of Congress from individuals who signed an Americans for Limited Government petition against Rep. Liz Cheney. Photo obtained by Axios

Pro-Trump holdouts in the House are forging ahead with an uphill campaign to oust Rep. Liz Cheney as head of the chamber's Republican caucus even though Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told them to back down.

Why it matters: What happens next will be a test of McCarthy's party control and the sincerity of his opposition to the movement. Cheney (R-Wyo.) is seen as a potential leadership rival to the California Republican.

Democrats aim to punish House GOP for Capitol riot

Speaker Nancy Pelosi passes through a newly installed metal detector at the House floor entrance Thursday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Democrats plan to take advantage of corporate efforts to cut funding for Republicans who opposed certifying the 2020 election results, with a plan to target vulnerable members in the pivotal 2022 midterms for their role in the Jan. 6 violence.

Why it matters: It's unclear whether the Democrats' strategy will manifest itself in ads or earned media in the targeted races or just be a stunt to raise money for themselves. But the Capitol violence will be central to the party's messaging as it seeks to maintain its narrow majorities in Congress.