Situational awareness: Uber's quarterly financials are out, likely their last before formally filing to go public.
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Remember how we told you this morning that President Trump pushes for decisions like a national emergency because he wants a maximalist fight that's easy to sell?
Here's how he described what's coming next during today's Rose Garden speech announcing the emergency:
"So the order is signed, and I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling and then we will get another bad ruling, and then we will end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we will get a fair shake and win in the Supreme Court, just like the [travel] ban—they sued us in the Ninth Circuit, and we lost, and then we lost in the appellate division, and then we went to the Supreme Court and we won."
Why it matters: Democrats are already repeating the "see you in court" language from the travel ban, a version of which was held up by the Supreme Court.
Axios' Jonathan Swan emails... The emergency achieves two objectives: it opens up more money and it dramatizes the stakes in the minds of voters.
P.S. Another court fight is coming...
A Central American migrant walks along the Rio Grande (also Rio Bravo), the river on the U.S.-Mexico border that divides the cities of Piedras Negras in Mexico's Coahuila State and Eagle Pass in Texas.
"A first-run copy of the Nintendo Entertainment System game sold in a private transaction earlier this month for $100,150, and the people involved in the deal say it’s the first six-figure transaction for a single collectible game," Kotaku reports.
Why it matters: That's a ton of $$$.