☕️ Good Monday morning from Hollywood.
A good rule for living, from an announcement inside the Dolby Theatre just before the Academy Awards began, tweeted by the N.Y. Times' Brooks Barnes: "When the teleprompter says wrap it up, wrap it the [heck] up."
Hollywood and Madison Avenue embraced #MeToo last night, blanketing the 90th Academy Awards with ads, speeches and tributes emphasizing women's rights, racial equality and social good, Axios' Sara Fischer writes:
Top Republicans sound increasingly resigned to losing a special House election in Pennsylvania Trump Country a week from today, after party-affiliated groups spent more than $9 million on a race that should be a "gimme."
We had a very clarifying conversation with an analyst who's reliably ahead of the curve, and he agreed to share his findings with Axios.
Chris Krueger, managing director of Cowen & Co.'s Washington Research Group, said he sees four "glaring red flags for the House GOP majority":
Go deeper: Cowen's Washington Macro Commentaries
Italy’s election continues the series of populist blows to the globe's establishments:
Steve Bannon emails me from Milan:
A nitrate film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the 1906 earthquake surfaced at the city's Alemany Flea Market, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Roger Bannister — who died Saturday at 88 in Oxford, England — crosses the tape at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. He was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, with a time of 3:59.4.
"Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier: How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia," by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker:
Reporting from Houston, Axios' Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" that the massive energy conference CERAWeek (executives pay $8,250 for the week) is focusing on new technologies helping big oil and gas companies cut costs and carbon emissions:
Go deeper on Amy's trip to this week's center of the global energy universe, with high-profile speeches and closed-door deal-makings.
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer spoke with AP Tech Writer Ryan Nakashima about changes in the way Facebook deals with fake news and foreign influence:
Go deeper ... See more of the Q&A.
"Google is reportedly close to reaching a $2.4 billion deal to add a landmark Meatpacking District building to its already substantial New York campus," AP's Karen Matthews reports:
P.S. "Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley" — Kevin Roose's "The Shift" column in N.Y. Times:
Nick Kristof on the boat he used to get around a police checkpoint (Courtesy Nick Kristof)
The N.Y. Times' Nick Kristof sneaked into sealed-off Rohingya villages in Myanmar and filed a column saying the U.S. government needs to "do more to name and shame the perpetrators, and to exert relentless pressure for humanitarian access":
"Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy," AP's Geoff Mulvihill reports from Cherry Hill, N.J.:
Vanity Fair's Oscar Party, which starts when the telecast ends, is a paradise for power people-watching: Chelsea Handler, winners toting their statuettes, Jon Hamm, James and Lachlan Murdoch, Preet Bharara, Tyler Perry, Danny Glover, Jeff Bezos chatting with Jared Leto, Evan Spiegel, Robert Kraft, and on and on.
Thanks for reading! Have a great week, and we'll update you all day on Axios.com ...