🎬 Sneak peek at Sunday's "Axios on HBO" (6 p.m. ET/PT): Jonathan Swan travels to Baghdad, where he speaks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces, in an exclusive, newsy and at times chilling interview.
The anonymous "senior Trump administration official" who will release a tell-all book, "A Warning," next month was a frequent participant in meetings with President Trump and plans to recount specific conversations, sources tell me.
⚡ New: Applauding those who are currently coming forward in the Ukraine investigation, the author expects other senior administration officials to come forward soon and share their stories.
The author of the book, which hit #1 on Amazon within 24 hours of its announcement, has agreed to at least one interview with a journalist to coincide with publication, 25 days from now.
No topic will be off limits in the interview, including a direct, firsthand account of what the author calls presidential misconduct.
It hasn't been disclosed if the author remains a government employee.
Top Trump officials have quietly created a de facto impeachment war room, with a chief goal of policing and solidifying Republican Senate support for acquittal, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.
For the past several weeks, senior Trump White House officials have held a near-daily meeting focused on messaging, not the legal side of the impeachment fight, per three sources familiar with the situation.
Why it matters: The group's most crucial metric is support for the president among Republicans in the Senate.
The backstory: These meetings were born out of frustration — widely shared among people inside and out of the administration — about a lack of communication and information coming out of the White House counsel's office.
Another reality: This group does not and could never control what President Trump says.
Mark Zuckerberg tells me in an interview that the Facebook News Tab, a new feature he's launching today in New York, is an effort to "do a better job of supporting journalism."
Between the lines: Facebook has gobbled up ads once run on traditional media, helping drive many newspapers out of business.
The News Tab will be available today to a small number of U.S. users, then will roll out more widely in the months ahead.
I asked Zuckerberg how Facebook will deal with complaints of bias.
After his Capitol Hill grilling, Zuckerberg told me about today's announcement: "I guess we just say this is going to be the more fun part of the week."
"The total area burned in a single year by wildfires in the United States has only exceeded 13,900 square miles ... four times since the middle of last century. All four times have happened this decade," the N.Y. Times reports.
Today's L.A. Times front page:
"The rhythms of American life changed in the 2010s. ... [E]verything from TV to Trump to Instagram messed with your head just enough that time feels like it melted," BuzzFeed News' Katherine Miller writes:
The touch and taste of the 2010s was nonlinear acceleration: always moving, always faster, but torn this way and that way ...
If it feels like so much has happened, it’s because so much DID happen. And when you go back and tally it all up ... so much of the way our phones and lives work today congealed during the 2016 election.
The count of children separated at the border by U.S. immigration authorities since July 2017 is now 5,460, according to ACLU data reported by AP.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is responding to an enduring set of worries," The Economist writes in its cover editorial:
Some Republican and Wall Street critics claim that Ms Warren is a socialist. She is not. She does not support the public ownership of firms or political control of the flow of credit. Instead she favours regulations that force the private sector to pass her test of what it is to be fair.
The scope of these regulations is jaw-dropping.
The unlikely World Series run of the Washington Nationals has become a unifying force in a divided city, AP's Ashraf Khalil writes.
With the Nats leading the Astros 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, Game 3 comes to Washington at 8:07 tonight.
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