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Reports: Kudlow leading candidate for top Trump economic post

Larry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow, conservative economist. Photo by: Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Longtime television economic analyst and former Reagan administration official Larry Kudlow is a top contender under consideration to replace Gary Cohn as Trump's top economic adviser, according to multiple reports.

Why it matters, per the Wall Street Journal: Kudlow, like Cohn, publicly opposed Trump's tariff decisions, but Kudlow may be more likely to "fall into line to defend whatever Mr. Trump decides, said Stephen Moore, a conservative economic commentator who has worked closely with Mr. Kudlow."

But, but, but.... Nothing is official until announced by the president.

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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

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DOJ eyeing tool to allow access to encrypted data on smartphones

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

The Justice Department is in "a preliminary stage" of discussions about requiring tech companies building "tools into smartphones and other devices" that would allow law enforcement investigators to access encrypted data, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: This has been on the FBI's mind since 2010, and last month the White House "circulated a memo...outlining ways to think about solving the problem," officials told the Times. Both FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, support finding ways for law enforcement to access data without compromising devices security.