Good Tuesday morning. Situational awareness: The death of former U.Va. student Otto Warmbier puts the U.S. on the spot to confront North Korea over his coma. Polls open at 7 in Georgia for what the N.Y. Times' Jonathan Martin and Nate Cohn call "quite possibly the most consequential special election since Watergate." And Speaker Ryan gives a speech on "transformational tax-reform" in which he promises: "We are going to get this done in 2017."
Tech companies still want a seat at Trump's table despite their disagreement, and the internal blowback the CEOs get for engaging with this White House. And Axios' David McCabe writes that it may be paying off: On the issue of high-skilled immigration, it seems Trump has moved over to tech's side.
Takeaways from yesterday's tech summit at the White House:
"Voters' personal data left exposed for days: Security experts say it is 'staggering,' and too common, that such a detailed political file would be vulnerable," per Evan Halper and Paresh Dave on L.A. Times front page:
David Brooks in N.Y. Times, "Let's Not Get Carried Away": "In retrospect Whitewater seems overblown. And yet it has to be confessed that, at least so far, the Whitewater scandal was far more substantive than the Russia-collusion scandal now gripping Washington."
"[A]s the Trump-Russia story has evolved, it is striking how little evidence there is that any underlying crime occurred — that there was any actual collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians."
"The politics of scandal drives a wedge through society. Political elites get swept up in the scandals. Most voters don't really care."
Poll by Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research: "Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy."
Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs: "Trump's most visible spokesman, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, may move into a more senior role focused on strategy that will take him away from the briefing room podium -- and Trump may hire a new press secretary."
Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, tells Axios' Steve LeVine about a field that could have a massive, quick effect: engineered organs that will not be rejected by the body.