Good Tuesday morning. President George H.W. Bush is 94 today.
Situational awareness: Primaries are being held today Tuesday in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia, bringing the number of states that have held 2018 primaries to 21.
President Trump declared in Singapore at 4 a.m. ET that "real change is indeed possible," after a stunning summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that was much longer on symbolism than substance.
Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group tells me, with his trademark punctuation, that the summit "benefits north korea more than the united states ... this is the same fuzzy formulation on 'denuclearization' that they promised the south koreans during their two summits."
Before heading to the airport, Trump began an hour-long news conference by saying: "It’s my honor today to address the people of the world … I stand before you as an emissary of the American people to deliver a message of hope and vision, and a message of peace."
Trump said he showed Kim a video (he originally called it a cassette) on an iPad painting a picture of the future that was possible for North Korea ("super everything"). That movie trailer-style video, ending with the declaration "The future remains to be written," played in Korean and English before the presser.
Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in Singapore, in an interview airing at 9 p.m. ET: “We are now we are going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea ... I believe that he’s going back and will start it virtually immediately."
Be smart: This is a long way from the "Little Rocket Man" and "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" insults of last year, and the legit fear inside the West Wing that America could be on the brink of war. But the summit bought Trump time, rather than guaranteeing denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The flash commentary called the joint statement signed by both leaders a home run for Kim, with Trump basically signing a weak memorandum of understanding:
A source close to President Trump told me after the summit that today was about "the longer play":
The source, an experienced judge of Trump's body language, said the president "looked in control and at ease":
From a Trump interview by Fox News' Sean Hannity, airing in full at 9 p.m. ET:
Trump also was scheduled to talk in Singapore with Greta Van Susteren for Voice of America.
"White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow [age 70]... was in good condition in a Washington-area hospital after suffering a heart attack, the White House said," per Reuters:
"Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ... brought in at least $82 million in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers during 2017, according to financial disclosure forms," the WashPost reports on A1:
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A federal judge will decide at 4 p.m. today whether AT&T can acquire Time Warner for $85 billion, report Axios' Sara Fischer and David McCabe.
A range of possible outcomes:
Between the lines: A win for AT&T would probably make it easier for TV networks to merge with a tech or telecom company — essentially fusing the content delivery systems with the content itself.
Coming in Sunday's WashPost ... "The Quest of Laurene Powell Jobs: She’s inventing a new brand of philanthropic power ... investing in media, education, sports and more," by David Montgomery:
"'Hamilton' is finally coming to the nation's capital, and the city is preparing in ways that only Washington can," AP reports:
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