Good morning, and happy Super Sunday.
Situational awareness: "The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump's first full year in charge of the budget," per the WashPost. "That's almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017 ... the highest amount of borrowing in six years."
Tough week for Amtrak: "A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina [today] killed two people and injured about 70 others." (AP)
In April, Vice President Pence and his daughters look into North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette, near the truce village of Panmunjom in the DMZ. (Jung Yeon-Je / AFP / Getty Images)
Vice President Pence, leading the White House delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this week, plans to try to disrupt any normalization of North Korea amid the feel-good setting of the games:
Why it matters: With President Trump considering military options for North Korea, this message brings a hard edge to what's usually a diplomatic role.
Pence leaves for Asia midday tomorrow and returns next weekend, after stops in Japan and at the Olympics, for the Opening Ceremony and some first-day events:
"The war between the president and the nation’s law enforcement apparatus is unlike anything America has seen in modern times," the N.Y. Times' Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Benner and Peter Baker write for the front page:
FYI: "Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page bragged that he was an adviser to the Kremlin in a  letter ... that raises new questions about the extent of Page’s contacts with the Russian government over the years." (TIME)
P.S. "At FBI, fears of lasting damage" — WashPost front page:
Stunning series of interviews by Maureen Dowd, on the cover of N.Y. Times Sunday Review, "A Goddess, A Mogul And a Mad Genius ... Uma Thurman ... is finally ready to talk about Harvey Weinstein" — and Quentin Tarantino:
Harvey's oh-no-he-didn't response: He releases a series of pics of him in party settings with Thurman, which his team says “demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years.”
Fishermen arrive at their ice shanties for an evening of winter smelt fishing at Jim's Camps on the Cathance River in Bowdoinham, Maine.
Below, ice fisherman John Lesser of Gotham, Maine, watches his lines while waiting for a smelt to bite.
"As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested," by N.Y. Times' Dan Barry, Serge Kovaleski and Juliet Macur:
Baltimore holds "Ceasefire Weekend" after record murder rate in 2017:
Axios Expert Voices ... "Signs of progress in Trump's North Korea pressure campaign," by Ryan Hass, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings:
Digital 3D depiction of a Mayan archaeological site in Guatemala, using LiDAR aerial mapping technology (Canuto & Auld-Thomas/ Guatemala's Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation, PACUNAM / via AP)
"Laser Scans Reveal Maya 'Megalopolis' Below Guatemalan Jungle: A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought" — National Geographic:
On the "Saturday Night Live" cold open, "President Trump" (Alec Baldwin) calls in to "Fox & Friends" (per N.Y. Times: "Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner and Beck Bennett ... play chipper, clueless incarnations of the Fox News morning hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade")
Bonus YouTube: Jackie O comforts Melania — and Hillary bursts in: "It'll all be worth it when you're president." Then Michelle appears ...
Super Bowl storylines (6:30 p.m. ET on NBC, from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis; odds: Patriots over Eagles by 4½) ... "Making U.S. hate again: Sure, the Patriots are super, but enough is enough," by L.A. Times' Sam Farmer:
Easier than ever to watch free online, per AP: On Apple and Android phones, see the game — plus pre- and postgame — on NFL and Yahoo Sports apps.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the game. See you all day in the Axios stream ...