🐷 Good Monday morning. Lunar New Year (the Year of the Pig) begins at midnight.
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The massive leak of President Trump's private schedules, which dropped yesterday in the weekly Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, set off internal finger-pointing and speculation more fevered than any since the anonymous op-ed.
White House insiders said the leak sowed chaos:
⚡Breaking ... Millennials are facing a much higher risk of obesity-related cancers than baby boomers did at their age, according to a study published this morning in The Lancet Public Health, Axios' Eileen O'Reilly writes.
"[The] food environment we are living in promotes over-consumption of energy-dense, high sugar/nutrient-poor foods that are pervasive and much more affordable and available to all," study author Hyuna Sung said.
How the social network changed America, from The Economist:
Tom Brady, 41, celebrates with his daughter, Vivian, after earning his sixth Super Bowl ring.
Headline of the day ... N.Y. Times: "How Boring Was the Super Bowl? The Punts Got Exciting" (In print: "A Night When Punts Counted as Thrills").
The revelation about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam "came on the first day of Black History Month and as Virginians prepare to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the settlement of Jamestown," AP's Errin Haines Whack writes.
The context ... The blackface scandal is the third in recent weeks:
"After a banner year, many small businesses are becoming more cautious about their investment and hiring plans," The Wall Street Journal's Ruth Simon reports (subscription):
Why it matters: "We could be at a turning point," said Richard Curtin, a University of Michigan economist who analyzed the data. "Recessions are not made of one firm collapsing, but of many firms cutting back in marginal ways."
Breaking ... "Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome on Monday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a meeting with Emirati leaders ahead of an address to faith leaders gathered in a Muslim region known for its restrictions on religious freedom." (AP)
"Why We Invited the Pope to the Arabian Peninsula," by Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the U.S., for Politico:
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What to do with money raised from a carbon tax looms is the biggest sticking point as the policy emerges from political purgatory, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" column.
What’s next: Now controlled by Democrats, the House is holding two hearings on climate change Wednesday.
1. "Ads poking fun at robots appeared everywhere," AP's Mae Anderson and Alexandra Olson write:
2. "Women-centric ads were also big":
Brother-in-law Dave spotted this menu in New Orleans yesterday ...