⚖️ Day 1 of President Trump's impeachment trial ended at 1:50 a.m.
Researchers at Brandeis University used factors like poverty rate and green space to assign an "opportunity score" for what it's like to grow up in all 72,000 neighborhoods in the U.S, Axios' Erica Pandey writes.
The researchers' Child Opportunity Index finds whopping differences even within metro areas.
Of the close to 10 million kids living in low-opportunity neighborhoods, 4.5 million are Hispanic and 3.6 million are black.
We’re all going to be flooded with information and distractions over the course of the impeachment trial. Here’s what deserves your attention, narrated by Axios editors David Nather and Margaret Talev:
1. The rules of engagement: It matters how much time House impeachment managers get to present their case, how long Trump’s legal team gets to respond — and what evidence is allowed.
2. The new facts: We’ve learned some new information since the House impeachment vote, such as the Government Accountability Office's conclusion that White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law by withholding military aid to Ukraine.
3. Chief Justice John Roberts' role: Things likely would have to go pretty far off the rails, even by 2020 standards, for Roberts to end up having much of a substantive impact on the proceedings, Axios’ Sam Baker reports.
4. What Trump does: He has a legal team to fight for him — as long as he doesn’t say anything that causes himself more problems.
Sen. Doug Jones, running for re-election in deep-red Alabama, is being targeted during the impeachment trial with a $1 million ad campaign by the pro-Trump group America First Policies.
Two other Democrats who could flip:
Here's what mattered yesterday, Axios' Alayna Treene reports from the Senate chamber:
It wasn’t a total defeat for Democrats, who used each debate to their advantage, and took their time to argue to subpoena documents and witnesses.
Trump’s team chose to treat this solely as a procedural process, and rejected extra time to defend the president.
What it's like: Senators' desks are piled high with papers, binders, and notepads. Many senators scrawled copious notes.
Not on camera: To get around the rule of silence, senators flashed each other notes, grade-school style.
"Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant that Washington views as a global security threat, is scrambling to stockpile up to a year's worth of foreign supplies for its core telecoms equipment business," Nikkei Asian Review reports.
Democratic women say they're more interested in this election than they were in 2016, according to a new survey by American University's Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, provided exclusively to Axios' Alexi McCammond.
By the numbers: 39% of Democratic likely women voters said they'd be more involved in this year's political issues or campaigns. That compares with just 23% of Republican women.
With the China trade deal signed, asset managers now say November's election is the top market risk, Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin reports from the Bank of America Securities' latest global fund manager survey.
Elon Musk and Tesla face "an informal yet obsessive global fraternity of accountants, lawyers, hedge fund managers, former Tesla employees, and some randos who just love trolling," writes Dana Hall for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Marine One ferries President Trump to the Davos landing zone on Tuesday. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP
Officials in Davos are close to a deal between the U.S. and France on taxing Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook, per AP.
The global elite pouring into Davos on private jets have a fuel option available that's designed to be at least a bit more green, reports Bloomberg's Tara Patel.
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