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The Clinton family has made sporadic and often subdued appearances in the 18 months (538 days) since Hillary Clinton lost her presidential election. But we're about to see a lot more of them this spring:
Why it matters: This family has been on the national stage for 26 years — all or most of the lifetime of anyone under 50. Chelsea Clinton, now 38, was 11 when her father, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, announced his entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in October 1991. He was 45 then; is 71 now.
Climate change always takes a backseat to other issues even though political and corporate leaders say they care about it, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" energy column:
"A new wave of smaller vapes has swept through schools in recent months, ... replacing bulkier e-cigarettes from the past. It’s now common in some schools to find students crowded into bathrooms to vape, or performing vape tricks in class, AP's Collin Binkley reports:
Why it matters: "While high schools have typically faced the widest problems, some districts say it’s now spreading to middle schools."
"A group of immigrants from Central America, whose caravan north drew the ire of President Trump and became a flashpoint in the roiling debate over illegal immigration, converged at the California border [yesterday] to request asylum in a scene marked by emotion and theater," the L.A. Times reports:
U.S. says no room, per AP: "[N]early 200 Central American migrants attempting to seek asylum ... were stopped in their tracks when border inspectors said that a crossing facility didn't have enough space to accommodate them."
P.S. "Some Americans offer to open up their homes to Central American asylum seekers," the L.A. Times' Cindy Carcamo reports.
"South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said [today], as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders’ summit declaration," per AP:
"[W]ith only days left before the exemptions expire and punitive tariffs take effect, it’s dawning on foreign leaders that decades of warm relations with the United States carry little weight with a president dismissive of diplomatic norms," the N.Y. Times reports:
Why it matters, from Axios future editor Steve LeVine: Our eye is on the Chinese-U.S. trade talks. But the EU is our biggest trading partner, and we appear to be headed toward a precipice with them no one stopping it.
Some Republicans, antsy about the energy on the left heading into midterms, say Congress needs to pass more conservative legislation this year to bolster the case for why voters should keep the GOP in office, Axios' Caitlin Owens writes:
Scoop ... The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) gave Axios' Alayna Treene the details on an initial $60.2 million buy in 13 key cities:
"Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 students through college: Now universities around the country are forming a new, color-blind, Affirmative Action," — CBS News' "60 Minutes":
Frank Rich deep dive for New York magazine ... "The Original Donald Trump: The New York Establishment will ignore unscrupulous acts to serve its interests — just look how it treated Roy Cohn, onetime lawyer to the president":
"Our Cartoon President," from Stephen Colbert and Showtime, addressed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner by video, with appearances by cartoon Rachel Maddow, cartoon Wolf Blitzer and cartoon White House Correspondents’ Association president Margaret Talev.
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