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🇺🇸 "The casket bearing the late president George H.W. Bush will arrive at the U.S. Capitol [tomorrow] evening and will be on public display as the 41st president lies in state in the Rotunda until Wednesday morning," per the WashPost.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
President Trump's status as one of the last holdouts on climate change has been decades in the making. And now the world is seeing the results, Axios' Amy Harder writes:
Why it matters: Trump's position has been years in the making.
Driving the news: The latest report, which the Trump administration released on Black Friday, is one in a string of consequential new reports reaffirming humans’ impact driving Earth’s temperature up, the consequences of that and how difficult it will be to reverse course.
Be smart: On climate science, one side is the scientific consensus, and the other is a small but vocal faction of people trying to fight it.
"The global economy is ... palpably weakening," the N.Y. Times' Peter Goodman reports from London:
"Even the United States, the world’s largest economy, and oft-trumpeted standout performer, is expected to decelerate next year as the stimulative effects of President Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut wear off."
Be smart: Slower growth is not going to make anyone feel more secure about the prospect of robots replacing human hands, or jobs shifting to lower-wage lands.
President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping "agreed to keep their trade war from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days," Bloomberg reports from the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Be smart, from Jonathan Swan: 90 days is a short time. Trump has hedged and could easily reverse.
"As the end neared on Friday night," the N.Y. Times' Peter Baker writes, "his son George W. Bush, the former president, who was at his home in Dallas, was put on the speaker phone to say goodbye. He told him that he had been a 'wonderful dad' and that he loved him."
Veteran Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer, on "CBS This Morning: Saturday," had colorful memories of President George H.W. Bush:
In 1988, running as vice president, "He'd lost in Iowa," Schieffer recalled:
"He probably had more friends than any president I ever knew.," Schieffer continued.
P.S. Grace note ... Here's the note President George H.W. Bush left in the Oval Office for his successor, President Bill Clinton, as part of a presidential tradition:
On March 4, 1980, George H.W. Bush and an unidentified woman peek around a partition with a poster of Ronald Reagan, one of his opponents for the Republican nomination, before he speaks in Columbia, S.C.
This aerial photo shows damage near Wasilla, Alaska, north of Anchorage, after earthquakes on Friday measuring 7.0 and 5.7.
"Rioters ran amok across central Paris [yesterday], torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and clashing with police in the worst unrest in more than a decade," Reuters reports.
Above, workers today are cleaning graffiti off the base of the Arc de Triomphe, including (in French) "Macron resignation" and "Yellow jackets will triumph."
Israeli police today recommended that the country's attorney general indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu, for alleged bribery due to their relationship with Israel's leading telecommunication tycoon, Barak Ravid of Israel's Channel 10 news writes for Axios.
What's new: "Case 4000" is the third time in the last year that the police recommended Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery.
What's next: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt, who was until few years ago Netanyahu's cabinet secretary, will decide in the next three to four months whether to indict Netanyahu and his wife in the three corruption cases.
Kate McKinnon, playing Rudy Giuliani on "Saturday Night Live,"' tells Alec Baldwin, playing President Trump:
Earlier, "Trump" brooded that he can't stop thinking about the Mueller investigation: "Sometimes it almost feels like he's coming after me."