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Flip back through the clips, and you find: Reince in the doghouse ... Sean in the doghouse ... Bannon in the doghouse ... National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in the doghouse (Bloomberg last month: "Washington Loves General McMaster, But Trump Doesn't") ... White House Counsel Don McGahn in the doghouse.
Even son-in-law Jared Kushner, who's pretty close to untouchable, got a little chin music yesterday as the press pool got a glimpse of Trump's meeting with congressional leaders. Trump said, to laughter: "Jared has actually become much more famous than me — I'm a little upset at that."
So what's with the constant needling and belittling?
Read Axios' Shannon Vavra's guide to Trumpworld, perpetually on the verge of a reshuffle.
Almost now: How many jobs will robots actually take? New video with our Future of Work editor Steve LeVine.
How Silicon Valley has revolutionized the economy, in 1 chart ... The five most valuable companies in the U.S. are all technology firms that employ far fewer workers than their industrial predecessors, Axios' Chris Matthews reports.
P.S. Uber fires more than 20 employees in harassment investigation: "The housecleaning ... is just getting under way," per Bloomberg.
Trump pitches Republican leaders on a solar-paneled border wall, per Jonathan Swan:
"Inside the heaving, jostling Capitol media mob: 'We are one tripped senator away' from disaster" — WashPost Style section lead by Elise Viebeck and Ben Terris:
They stake out basement conference rooms, graze outside of Senate lunches, and pounce on politicians as they exit elevators. Once thought to be going the way of the dodo bird or zeppelin repairman, journalists of the Trump era are crowding legislative hallways ...
"We want to make you aware the Capitol has reached its capacity for reporters," the officials who oversee the Senate press gallery wrote in a letter to news organizations last month, as Republican infighting and the drama of the Trump presidency were suddenly ramping up the urgent need for scribes to "just get a quote" ... "Collectively, the press following Senators have become large and aggressive. We are concerned someone may get hurt."
"I'm not doing this," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in response to [one] journalist, who had scampered in front of her on an ascending escalator and was attempting to perch backward to ask her a question.
P.S. LA. Times lead story: "State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez was elected as Los Angeles' newest member of Congress on Tuesday, defeating attorney Robert Lee Ahn in a sharply contested battle [to replace Xavier Becerra] for the 34th Congressional District."
Nielsen conducted its first social media ratings study, including data from Twitter and Facebook to find which shows got the most social media attention, Axios' Sara Fischer scoops:
Maxim's 9 most powerful leading women in business today:
Portland, Ore., approves permit for first all-wood high-rise in U.S. — AP's Gillian Fallcus:
Construction on the 12-story building, called Framework, will break ground this fall in Portland's trendy and rapidly growing Pearl District and is expected to be completed by the following winter.
The decision by state and local authorities to allow construction comes after months of painstaking testing of the emerging technologies that will be used to build it, including a product called cross-laminated timber, or CLT.
To make CLT, lumber manufacturers align 2-by-4 boards in perpendicular layers and then glue them together like a giant sandwich before sliding the resulting panels into a massive press for drying. ...
The project materials also underwent extensive fire safety testing and met fire codes. State officials hope the building will stir greater interest in high-rise construction using mass timber and help revitalize the state's lagging logging industry.