1. Trump's "major" announcement
As predicted in Axios AM, President Trump's big announcement was a wrap from his Asia trip.
- The big picture: Our "standing in the world has never been stronger."
- Trump said he's working on the "disastrous" trade deal with South Korea.
- His priority on the "twisted dictatorship" of North Korea is to denuclearize the regime, working with China and Russia.
- No comment from Trump on Roy Moore.
- A source familiar with the speech: "America First has been vindicated on the world stage."
One fun thing: Trump paused twice to drink water during his remarks. He memorably mocked Marco Rubio during the campaign for a similar moment. Video.
2. What you missed
- The "Me Too" Act: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a bill today aimed at streamlining the response to sexual harassment in Congress. More.
- The first "no" (for now) on tax cuts: Senate Republican Ron Johnson says he is opposed to the deal for treating corporations differently than pass-through entities. He added in a statement that he hopes to fix the issue to be able to eventually come around on the bill. Details.
- Cordray is out: CFPB head Richard Cordray will exit at the end of this month.
- Almost 1.5 million have signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov in the first two weeks of this year's open enrollment period — up from just over 1 million at the same point in the last enrollment window. Details.
- Potential innovation threat: New international enrollment at U.S. colleges is down for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new report.
3. Photo du jour
That photo is real.