Good Saturday morning.
Situational awareness: "Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Maria Shriver [Stephanie Ruhle, Kristen Welker] Kelly O’Donnell and more than 60 other women [signed a letter voicing] support for Tom Brokaw in the wake of sexual harassment allegations." (Variety)
North Korea's Kim Jong-un (left) and South Korea's Moon Jae, after signing their declaration at the Peace House, a conference center on the South Korean side of the border village of Panmunjom (Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images)
The two Koreas' "new era of peace" raises the bar for President Trump's summit with North Korea: He'll go in with credit and momentum, but now will want an even splashier accomplishment than yesterday's path to officially ending the Korean War.
Victor Cha — Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Trump's original choice to be ambassador to South Korea — told me the president "gets credit [for yesterday's denuclearization announcement] in the sense that the sanctions campaign has put enough pressure on the Kim regime to seek diplomacy as a way to relieve the pressure."
President Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the West Wing yesterday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
This is a worthy freeze-frame after a remarkable week in diplomatic history ... "Diplomatic norms undergo a rebranding: Trump makes himself the axis on which events in Asia, Europe spin," by WashPost's Anne Gearan:
Shot ... "GOP finds no proof Trump 'colluded'" — WashPost: "House Intelligence Committee Republicans ... released a redacted version of their final report from a year-long probe of Russia’s 'multifaceted' influence operation, generally clearing President Trump and his associates of wrongdoing."
Chaser ... CNBC: "Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower in 2016 on the premise of gathering dirt on Hillary Clinton, was more deeply connected to the Kremlin than previously known, NBC News reported."
Simba, a nine-month old lion, kicks back with Dominique and Juliette Cases, owners of a small private zoo in Casteil, southwestern France, yesterday.
"More customers are dropping cable TV as they turn toward streaming services like Netflix Inc., a fundamental shift in consumer behavior that was on display this week in painful earnings reports from cable and telecommunications companies," The Wall Street Journal's Shalini Ramachandran writes on A1 (subscription):
"The world’s largest oil companies this week posted some of their best earnings in years as they control costs and ride rising oil prices that are nearing $70 a barrel," the Houston Chronicle's Jordan Blum writes on the front page:
Next month, Bob Dylan, 76, and a partner "will introduce Heaven’s Door, a collection of three whiskeys — a straight rye, a straight bourbon and a 'double-barreled' whiskey," the N.Y. Times' Ben Sisario writes on the Sunday Business cover:
Have a great weekend. See you at the dinner tonight, and on Axios.com all weekend.