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A freshman congresswoman is dominating the Democratic conversation on Twitter, generating more interactions (retweets plus likes) than the five most prolific news organizations combined over the past month.
Ben Thompson — founder of Stratechery, and one of the most pioneering online thinkers — points out that neither Ocasio-Cortez's "background nor her position as a first-time representative are ... noteworthy enough to be driving the national political conversation. And yet she is doing exactly that."
The takeaways from our data:
Two notes about the data: Fox News has boycotted Twitter since November, when Tucker Carlson's home address was shared online, and his house was attacked. And remember that bots can account for significant Twitter activity.
"President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including on at least one occasion taking possession of the notes of his own interpreter," the WashPost's Greg Miller reports:
This is wild: "[O]fficials at times have had to rely on reports by U.S. intelligence agencies tracking the reaction in the Kremlin."
Update ... Sarah Sanders says in a statement: "The Washington Post story is so outrageously inaccurate it doesn’t even warrant a response."
President Trump is flanked by Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz near the Rio Grande on Thursday. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
A WashP0st/ABC News poll shows that support for a border wall has risen eight points in the past year to 42%.
Other scenes from the shutdown:
Above: Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement for president in his hometown of San Antonio, less than 200 miles from the border. (San Antonio Express-News)
Below: Elizabeth Warren introduced her golden retriever, Bailey, during remarks yesterday at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire. She's trying to use her early start to poach Bernie Sanders' base. (Boston Globe)
"Millennial women are participating in the American job market at levels last seen in 2000," per Bloomberg's Jeanna Smialek:
Men have "posted a comparatively weak labor-market rebound":
Be smart: This is part of an increasing gender gap that's empowering women, including attending college, voting, donating to campaigns and running for office — and winning.
"Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical 'Hamilton' to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise millions of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria," AP's Danica Coto reports from San Juan:
"[D]uring the curtain call he wiped away tears and wrapped himself in a large Puerto Rican flag as he briefly addressed the crowd in Spanish and English."
"Opening night drew more than 1,000 people who bought tickets ranging from $10 to $5,000."