⚡White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney tells Fox News Sunday that Democrats are "never" going to get President Trump's tax returns. (Video)
🌸 Good Sunday morning, and congrats to runners in D.C.'s Cherry Blossom 10-miler.
The modern version of America capitalism seems destined to change — perhaps profoundly — for the first time in our lifetimes, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei writes.
Ray Dalio, the billionaire capitalist, argues that the rich vs. everyone else divide is an existential threat.
The flashing signals are everywhere:
The Democratic debate is less about Trump and more about redistribution, government intervention and huge safety nets.
There’s also a healthy debate about how we judge whether something is a monopoly. Right now, antitrust law focus on whether concentrated power results in higher prices for consumers.
What's next: This may manifest on the campaign trail as referendum not only on reversing the tax cuts and implementing a Green New Deal, but then moving in the exact opposite direction — Trump as the last gasp of trickle-down economics, Axios' Dan Primack notes.
Be smart: It's hard to imagine a more worthy debate at a more important time for America. It's tempting to fixate on Trump. But the real action is the policy and philosophical debate unfolding before us.
What's new: Federal officials estimate in court papers that it will take at least one year — and possibly two — to identify what could be thousands of immigrant children separated from their families, the N.Y. Times' Julia Jacobs reports.
Why it matters: "The family separations were a central part of the Trump administration’s effort to deter migrant families..."
The book out Tuesday by Politico's Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, "A Hill to Die On," is full of juicy nuggets about Congress from Election Day '16 through the shutdown (some gleaned from phone calls they were allowed to eavesdrop on).
Here's a sneak peek at one of my favorite recurring themes — the fraught relationship between President Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan:
As Election Night wore on, Ryan thought: "Oh my God ... This guy might've done it."
A screaming match between Trump and Ryan followed the president's revelation to "Axios on HBO" that he wanted to change birthright citizenship.
When Ryan announced a year and a half later that he wouldn't run for re-election, Jake and Anna write: "You couldn't help but get the sense ... that Ryan was just tired of Donald Trump. Couldn't-take-it-anymore tired."
Think of all the kids who spent 10,000 hours in practice, hoping for this moment.
🏀 Lookahead: The Virginia Cavaliers and Texas Tech Red Raiders, with two of the three best defenses in the nation, will meet for the title Monday night — the first appearance in the final for each program. (AP)
What's new: One of the world’s most intractable health threats is the rise of drug-resistant infections, the N.Y. Times' Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs write.
Why it matters: "Resistant germs are often called 'superbugs,' but ... they are most lethal to people with immature or compromised immune systems, including newborns and the elderly, smokers, diabetics."
As his sensitivity consultant (Kate McKinnon) looks on in dismay, "Joe Biden" (Jason Sudeikis) greets a voter from Wisconsin (Aidy Bryant):
His proposed slogan: "Let’s hug it out, America — Biden and some woman in 2020."