Jan 22, 2018

Axios PM

1 big thing: Shutdown on ice

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Democrats have agreed to end the shutdown in exchange for a six-year extension of CHIP and a promise that they'll get a DACA vote within the next few weeks.

The bottom line, from Axios' Caitlin Owens: No one knows what the White House wants on immigration. So while Democrats may be taking the short-term sting from an angry base, the bigger fight comes in three weeks.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor:

  • "Today, we drink seltzer."
  • "Since our meeting in the Oval Office on Friday, the president and I have not spoken."
  • "The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines."
  • "Trump turned away from not one, but two, bipartisan compromises."
  • "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating..."
  • "The Republican majority now has 17 days to prevent the Dreamers from being deported."

How it's playing:

  • The headlines: "Democrats get rolled" (Politico); "Shutdown Shut Down" (HuffPost); "They're Back" (Drudge, linking to a Washington Times headline of "Dems give up on shutdown fight")
  • "Stocks closed higher on Monday, erasing slight losses from earlier in the session, as U.S. lawmakers reached a deal that would resume government operations." (CNBC)
  • Sarah Sanders to reporters: Trump is "pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses... what the president did clearly worked."
  • Kristen Gillibrand: "I want to see the government re-open as much as anyone, but this bill fails to fix the moral issue we must solve."
  • Elizabeth Warren: "We don't need new promises. We need new laws."
  • 18 senators voted against the deal. (Full list)
2. What you missed
  1. Scoop du jour: Axios' Jonathan Swan got his hands on a draft White House infrastructure plan. Read it ... Breakdown of the plan
  2. The TSA has issued an emergency order for more intense scrutiny on U.S.-bound air cargo on flights departing from 5 majority-Muslim countries. List.
  3. Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers a carriage fee for their content, similar to the model adopted between cable companies and TV networks. Full statement.
  4. Uber CEO talks shop: "Business is actually surprisingly good for everything that the company went through... The part of the business that is not going well is the profitability part." More.
  5. Pope Francis apologized to victims of clerical sex abuse, stating that he was sorry for having "wounded many". Details.
3. 🇨🇭 1 Davos item
The soon-to-be-overrun village of Davos, in the Swiss Alps, got more snow than usual ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the World Economic Forum, which will draw 3,000+ participants from more than 110 countries — 21% are women. About 70 heads of state and government (including President Trump) and 1,900+ business leaders. Photo: Mike Allen / Axios
  • Happening tonight: “[A]ctress Cate Blanchett, singer Elton John and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan kick off the WEF with the Crystal Award ceremony … They join the ranks of Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Matt Damon. (Bloomberg
  • "Security is conspicuous in Davos and it's meant to be. Soldiers and snipers can be seen patrolling the streets and security checks take place throughout the town — on its transport routes, outside its hotels and at the Forum's venues, most prominently, within the main Congress Center itself.” (CNBC