Situational awareness: As of the end of May, 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the “zero-tolerance” policy at the southern border. Go deeper.
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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's scandal list started with excess bodyguards and first class flights, and has reached the level of farce, leaving him battered by almost daily scoops on his requests for favors and questionable uses of federal resources.
Why it matters: I've been saying this a lot, but this isn't normal.
Over the past two weeks, press reports revealed Pruitt:
The big picture: Former aides told the NYT that "Pruitt told them that he expected a certain standard of living akin to wealthier Trump cabinet members. The aides felt as if Mr. Pruitt — who is paid about $180,000 a year — saw them as foot soldiers in achieving that lifestyle."
Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse today ahead of a hearing where his bail was revoked. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Each Friday in Axios PM this summer, I'm unveiling a book I've just read and recommend, or one that I'm excited to dive into over the coming weekend.