Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 444 words, a 2-minute read.
Clockwise from top left: Mike Milken, Bernie Kerik, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Rod Blagojevich via Getty Images
Why it matters: Trump managed to mix men who committed financial or corruption crimes with a handful of women who were the faces of national clemency campaigns, Axios' Margaret Talev notes.
Between the lines: "Trump has also raised the prospect of commuting the sentence of Roger J. Stone Jr.," the N.Y. Times reports.
The bottom line: Trump's own party in Illinois has begged him not to pardon Blagojevich, who was in jail for exactly the corruption the president campaigned on ending.
Photo: Melvin Martin/Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tennessee, via AP
This drone photo provided by the Hardin County Fire Department shows flooding in Savannah, Tennessee.
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Have your open floor plan and Instagram it too: Entertainers and busy parents are increasingly embracing "second kitchens," which let them keep the messy part of kitchens away from public view, the WSJ reports.