Feb 9, 2018

Axios PM

By Mike Allen
Mike Allen

Situational awareness: Trump has floated 3 potential Kelly replacements, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.

The list: Kevin McCarthy, Mick Mulvaney and businessman Tom Barrack.

1 marvelous thing: Tonight's Opening Ceremony

Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States leads the team during the Opening Ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Amin Mohammad Jamali / Getty Images

It's been a long week, so we're ending it on a mostly-positive note with a visual preview from the Opening Ceremonies, which streamed live this morning and broadcast nationally at 8pm EST tonight on NBC.

The Olympic Cauldron is lit. Photo: Pool / Frank Fife / Getty Images
President of North Korea Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, sister of President of North Korea Kim Jong-un, behind U.S. V.P. Mike Pence. Photo: Jean Catuffe / Getty Images
Performers entertain the crowd during the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Matthias Hangs / Getty Images

Go deeper with more pics.

2. What you missed

Photo: Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

  1. Wall Street had another volatile trading day, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average experiencing massive swings before closing up 330 points. More.
  2. Trump said today that former White House aide Rob Porter, who faces domestic abuse allegations, including photographic evidence, "will have a great career" ahead of him and that he wishes him well. Trump didn't mention the alleged victims. Watch.
  3. Waymo stunned a packed courtroom this morning by announcing that it and Uber have settled their legal dispute. Details.
  4. Amazon plans to launch its own shipping service for businesses, setting it up to directly take on shipping giants UPS and FedEx. Details.
  5. Facebook is testing a "downvote" button for comments. A Facebook spokesperson said the feature is not a dislike button. Check it out.
3. Quote of the day
“The top seven stories today are all guys getting blown up... And these are not small guys... I think it’s going to unfold like the Tea Party, only bigger... It’s not Me Too. It’s not just sexual harassment. It’s an anti-patriarchy movement. Time’s up on 10,000 years of recorded history. This is coming. This is real.”
— Steve Bannon watched the State of the Union with Bloomberg View's Michael Lewis
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