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Scoop: President Trump has empowered new White House personnel chief Johnny McEntee — whom he considers an absolute loyalist — to purge the “bad people” and “Deep State," Jonathan Swan and Alayna Treene report.
In the last two months, Bernie Sanders has surged 20 points among college students to become the group's clear 2020 favorite, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll.
By the numbers: Sanders has risen from 15.5% in September to 22.5% in December and is now at 42.3%.
Why it matters: The numbers reflect the extent to which young Democratic voters are embracing socialism and rejecting moderate choices, Axios' Neal Rothschild reports.
Between the lines: An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll this week laid bare the weak support for moderate candidates among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents 45 and under.
Flashback: Recent polling shows that 70% of millennials would vote for a socialist, compared to 36% of baby boomers and 33% of the silent generation.
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Speaking of the youths, K-pop boy band BTS was in New York City.
It's not just movies: Gen X board games are getting a reboot too, Bloomberg reports.
The bottom line: “You see this in movies, Broadway, television: the constant rebooting of things from the past. Board games are really no different.”