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Primaries today in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah (Mitt Romney). Runoffs in Mississippi and South Carolina.
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For President Trump's first term, the domestic agenda appears to be all but over, Jonathan Swan writes:
Congress has little chance of doing anything notable before the election, beyond confirming judges.
The biggest domestic accomplishment, tax reform, is behind him.
Be smart: Trump wants to make his mark on world affairs — and he’s doing so, unbound by history or basic rules of diplomacy. At home, it'll likely be all talk for years to come.
American allies abroad, NATO allies in particular, tell Jonathan Swan privately that they're rattled by Trump — but love working with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and are encouraged by the early signs they’re seeing from new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Over the past month, Swan has spent time with more than half a dozen top officials from some of America’s closest allies, and all say the same thing:
That feels like an overstatement. But relations with Germany are especially bad:
Be smart: While transatlantic relationships are strained, Trump’s Middle Eastern relationships — with the deliberate exception of Iran — are flourishing.
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"Geotechnology today is what geopolitics were to the 19th and 20th centuries," the D.C.-based think tank says in the report, provided first to Axios.
Robert Manning, the report’s lead author, tells Axios:
Be smart: There are numerous serious competitors for parts of the tech revolution, including surprising players, like Sweden, Israel, Japan, India and South Korea. But, as Axios and numerous others have reported, China, with more resources than anyone but the U.S., has already declared an effective Sputnik moment with its Made in China 2025 and Belt and Road initiatives.
Go deeper: AI is the new battleground in geopolitics.
Trump supporters shout behind CNN's Jim Acosta before the president speaks at a campaign rally last night in West Columbia, S.C.
How it's playing ...
Charles Cooke, editor of National Review Online, amid the Red Hen cackling ...
Gateways to the secret digital lives many of today’s teens are living, per AP's Martha Irvine:
And don't forget Finstas ... fake Instagram feeds to fool parents.
Be smart: "Many parents are just plain overwhelmed — and often far too trusting."
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in San Francisco last evening that the company will continue speaking out on issues that include education, privacy, human rights, immigration and the environment because the company has special expertise and "something to offer in those spaces."
Jocelyn Moore is named the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs, succeeding Joe Lockhart, per a release:
P.S. "Sean Spicer, arguably the world’s most famous White House press secretary, is developing a talk show with the tentative title of 'Sean Spicer’s Common Ground,' in which [he] interviews notable people in an informal setting," per the N.Y. Times' Michael Grynbaum and Maggie Haberman.
First look: The Democracy Project ... Results of a national survey jointly commissioned by the George W. Bush Institute and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, working together with Freedom House.
In Kennebunkport, Maine, former President George H.W. Bush is welcoming Sully, a yellow Labrador retriever who'll be his first service dog, AP reports:
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