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Situational awareness ... DACA reprieve: "The Supreme Court handed President Trump a significant defeat, ... turning down the administration's plea for a quick ruling that would have upheld the president's power to end special protections for so-called Dreamers." (L.A. Times)
President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House in October. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
A culture clash between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue that Jonathan Swan and I detected during our conversations with the Hill and White House:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to focus this year on
steady work like confirming judges, while the White House and some younger senators would like him to be more aggressive up taking up new legislation.
The impatient folks’ rationale: Who knows what’s going to happen in November, and who knows how much longer the Republican Party holds the House, Senate and White House?
A McConnell aide blasts back: "Confirming judges to lifetime appointments, passing big legislation like the Crapo Dodd/Frank reform bill, or important measures like the Portman anti-trafficking bill (both are in the pipeline), is not a 'minimalist approach.' No one is advocating a 'minimalist approach.'"
Be smart: Mitch McConnell's memoir, published in 2016, is called "The Long Game." Presidents come and go, but he remains.
Hillary Clinton tweeted yesterday:
Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign's digital director, had tweeted: "We had CPMs [cost per thousand impressions] that were pennies in some cases. This is why @realDonaldTrump was a perfect candidate for FaceBook."
The Hill's confusion and lack of a clear direction on guns mirrors the White House, Axios' Caitlin Owens writes:
P.S. Trump says he would have stormed in to stop school shooter ... In remarks to the nation's governors at the White House yesterday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: "The school deputy who drew national condemnation for failing to confront the Stoneman Douglas shooter fought back [through his lawyer], arguing that his decision to not enter the building was made not out of cowardice but from his best assessment of the situation."
Fireworks light the sky and a message saying "See you again" in different languages is displayed in the stands during the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Behind the curtain ... David Brooks, Axios CEO Jim VandeHei and I had a worthy email exchange last night about David's column in today's New York Times, "A Generation Emerging From The Wreckage":
VandeHei, a father of two, read the column on a flight, and batted out this response on his iPhone while we were landing:
Brooks almost instantly wrote back, and kindly gave me permission to share his thoughts:
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios
The newspaper industry is working with Facebook to launch a new project to help local newspapers beef up their digital subscription efforts, Axios' Sara Fischer has learned:
The Rev. Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s eldest son, explains his unstinting support of President Trump in a New York Times front-pager, "Partisanship From the Pulpit Splits Evangelicals":
President Trump will host the first state dinner of his presidency on April 24, with French President Emmanuel Macron (AP pronouncer: eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN').
... under editor Radhika Jones, formerly a books editor at the N.Y. Times, following Graydon Carter's 25-year run.
The issue will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A., and on the iPhone, Kindle, and other devices, on Thursday, and on newsstands nationally on Tuesday, March 6.
... on Feb. 27, 1968, Walter Cronkite — anchorman of the "CBS Evening News," and known as "the most trusted man in America — delivered an analysis, at the end of a special broadcast on the Tet Offensive, that changed America's perception of the Vietnam War:
Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down" and “Hue 1968," writes in a New York Times Op-Ed, "Cronkite’s ‘Stalemate'":
Dan Primack tweeted after interviewing Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors yesterday at our Smarter Faster Revolution event in Manhattan:
P.S. NBA champs skipping Trump visit, per AP: "The Golden State Warriors are heading to Washington, just not to the White House."
Thanks for reading. See you all day on Axios.com ...