Good Friday morning. Situational awareness: "The Justice Department is laying the groundwork for a potential lawsuit challenging AT&T Inc.'s planned acquisition of Time Warner Inc. if the government and companies can't agree on a settlement," The Wall Street Journal scoops.
Court papers show that George Papadopoulos "had frequent discussions with Russians in 2016 and trumpeted his connections in front of" Trump and now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, per the N.Y. Times, which says "Sessions could be called back to Congress for further questioning."
While many Democrats wish it weren't so, Hillary Clinton just won't go away. First it was her regret-and-resentment tour. Then the book. And now a rolling wave of 2016 recriminations:
A former campaign official says HRC alumni have a strong sense of camaraderie and call around to coordinate and commiserate with each new wave: "It never ceases to amaze all of us how this campaign that's a year old continues to extend into the future."
Be smart: As Democrats try to figure out 2020, it's bad enough that they keep re-litigating the Clinton-Trump general election. But top Dems think it's horrendous that the party is now re-litigating the Clinton-Sanders primary.
Senate Democrats have long been close allies of the tech industry but this week turned into vocal skeptics, Axios tech editor Kim Hart writes:
Nov. 3, 1992 — 25 years ago today, William Jefferson Clinton of Arkansas was elected president and Albert Arnold Gore Jr. of Tennessee was elected vice president.
Go deeper ... Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
A top Republican source close to congressional leadership tells Jonathan Swan:
"Today's the best day they're going to have on this bill. Everything ahead is hurdles."
Be smart: The Republican tax plan has angered key lobby groups with all the pots of money being used to pay for tax cuts. Now, Washington starts picking it apart.
P.S. In a big shakeup for the White House press corps, Politico scoop machine Josh Dawsey moves to WashPost, per CNN's Dylan Byers.
Wall Street Journal front page, "Trump Fed Pick: Pragmatic, Low-Key," by Nick Timiraos and David Harrison:
"[A] Powell Fed might look a lot like it has since Mr. Greenspan retired in 2006. ... His appointment could ... cause friction within the Republican Party, where many rank-and-file members want to see the Fed roll back a decade of central-bank activism sparked by the financial crisis."
"Renaming Asia: Trump admin opts for 'Indo-Pacific,'" by AP's Matthew Pennington:
Ivanka Trump in Tokyo, at the World Assembly for Women: "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect ... This takes many forms including harassment which can never be tolerated."
Steve Brill — founder of American Lawyer, Court TV, Brill's Content and the Yale Journalism Initiative — has almost finished raising $6 million to launch News Guard, which will rate news content so search and social-media platforms can help their users know what to trust:
Why it matters: Brill has a long track record of successful journalistic start-ups. And he's attacking one of the biggest problems in media today: News consumers have trouble distinguishing between credible content and fake news, and the tech platforms have done little to help them.
Young British virtuoso ... 12-year-old Alma Deutscher, a natural composer who plays piano and violin, demonstrates her incredible musicality in a profile by Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" on Sunday: