📺 Situational awareness: "The Oscars ended its four-year streak of dwindling viewership, reaching 29.6 million on Sunday to beat last year’s audience by 12 percent, but it still represents the second-smallest audience in the award show’s history." (AP)
📽️ D.C. readers ... You're invited: Join Axios' David Lawler tomorrow evening at 5 pm for a screening of "The Price of Free" and a panel discussion on the film.
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The three words to watch at President Trump's pair of summits over the next month: verifiable, measurable and enforceable.
The big picture: It’s hard to find anyone in government who believes North Korea or China are willing to make the dramatic shifts Trump believes he can bring about — complete denuclearization for North Korea and immense structural changes for China — Axios' Jonathan Swan emails.
China’s leaders are masters at playing the Americans. They’ve done so over multiple administrations — and they don’t even acknowledge that they steal U.S. intellectual property on a vast, state-sponsored scale.
North Korea’s leaders are even craftier than the Chinese negotiators. "No one has played [a hand of] two 2s better than they have," said a former senior U.S. official with extensive experience negotiating with North Korea.
The bottom line: Whatever wins Trump may tout in his post-summit rhetoric, check the fine print.
⚡ P.S.: "Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suddenly resigned late Monday night without warning," AP reports.
Glenn Close and Steven Spielberg pose for a selfie during the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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The latest round of White House Easter Egg roll photos, videos and memes is coming your way on April 22, the day after Easter, the White House announced today.
How to attend, via AP: "Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery scheduled to open Thursday at 10 a.m. EST and close March 4 at 10 a.m. EST. The White House says there’s no fee to enter the lottery and winners will be contacted by email by March 14."