Greetings from D.C., where I'm visiting the Axios Mothership this week. It's great to connect with colleagues and plan how we'll deliver more Smart Brevity™ about what matters in 2020! Stay tuned.

Situational awareness: NHTSA said today it will review a petition asking the agency to investigate 500,000 Tesla models over sudden unintended acceleration reports, per Reuters.

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