🇨🇭 Good Monday morning from newly snowy Davos, in the Swiss Alps, where President Trump is to address global elite later this week, depending on the shutdown.
The Financial Times' Gideon Rachman says Trump's speech will be the World Economic Forum centerpiece ("Trump calls the tune at Davos party"): "If he can persuade the ... audience that all he is doing is demanding a level playing field, he might get a positive reception."
Unveiling the annual Edelman Trust Barometer in conjunction with tomorrow's opening of Davos, president and CEO Richard Edelman told me that that the U.S. has fallen to "an Iraq war level of trust" around the world.
Key takeaways from my interview with Edelman about his firm's study, which found the U.S. has suffered a "trust crash," internally and externally:
Be smart: These results show the limits of "America first" bravado, both internally and externally. With such a strong economy, the U.S. could be in a confident position in these times thanks to tectonic disruption.
Shutdown Day 3 ... Senate votes at noon on possible solution, as federal agencies carry out furlough plans:
What we're hearing about what's next:
P.S. "The Statue of Liberty will reopen [today], New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, ... vowing to use state funds." (Reuters)
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Sam Nunberg, a former campaign adviser to President Trump, on Trump’s management style:
A quadruple crown of juicy scoops by Jonathan Swan in his Sneak Peek newsletter (Sunday evenings, looking ahead to the week for both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue):
1. President Trump has put Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross out to pasture: Ross’s efforts to wheel and deal with the Chinese have left the president unimpressed. Another problem: He keeps falling asleep in meetings. (Details)
2. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has adamantly urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to make a "fresh start" with his core team, including replacing deputy director and Trump bête noire Andrew McCabe. (Details)
3. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has been talking with George Nader, a little-known Bannon associate who boasts of his well-placed connections in the Middle East. Swan could only find a few people who have met him. (Details)
4. Trump turns on his Interior Secretary: Ryan Zinke went “rogue,” and the president isn’t happy about it. Two weeks ago, Zinke made an announcement that surprised the White House: the waters around Florida would be exempt from his agency’s offshore oil and gas leasing program. (Details)
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Orla Dean, 5, attends yesterday's Time's Up Women's March in London.
"The Other Women’s March on Washington ... [R]ecord number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time" New York Magazine cover story by Rebecca Traister:
"It feels as if you are entering a subway station," the N.Y. Times' Nick Wingfield writes from Seattle. "A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone app."
The Amazon Go app is available for download now. Store opens 7 a.m. PT.
Facebook included a guest post from Harvard professor Cass Sunstein, the first of several outside contributors to the "Hard Questions" effort, who contends that “serendipity” in information discovery is a good thing: “Unplanned, unanticipated encounters are central to democracy itself."
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios
New York City and several California municipalities are suing big oil companies, alleging they concealed what they knew about climate change and are liable for billions of dollars of damage caused by rising global temperatures, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" column:
The global population is expected to balloon to nearly 10 billion people by 2050, with Africa’s population doubling in that time and five of the world’s six inhabited continents growing significantly.
Oddsmakers like Tom Brady's chance of winning a sixth Super Bowl, making his New England Patriots nearly a touchdown favorite over Philadelphia.
The Eagles are trying for their first Lombardi Trophy, at Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, per AP's Tim Dahlberg:
P.S. #Crisco cops ... Before the game, Philly police slathered Crisco on street poles to try to keep fans from climbing them, per N.Y. Times: "The city used this approach in 2008 before the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series."
At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got big applause during a conversation with NPR's Nina Totenberg, at the premiere of a documentary, "RBG," from CNN Films and Storyville Films:
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