Situational awareness: Attorney General William Barr said in a letter to Congress that the nearly 400-page Mueller investigation report, once properly redacted, should be released by mid-April or before. Read the letter.
Here's how not normal things are: The White House economic adviser broke with tradition and waded into Federal Reserve rate setting today.
Driving the news: Larry Kudlow told Axios' Dion Rabouin in the Fox Business green room that he wanted "immediate" rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, citing 50 basis points (.5%) as a desirable target.
Kudlow then went on CNBC and reinforced his message:
Why it matters: Kudlow’s predecessor, Gary Cohn, knew full well that he shouldn’t comment on monetary policy, Axios' Felix Salmon emails.
What they're saying:
The bottom line: Markets barely budged, a sign that they aren't taking news from the White House as seriously as in the past, Axios' Dan Primack notes.
P.S. Kudlow to Dion on Fed nominee Stephen Moore: "He’s a brilliant guy. I’ve known him for three decades. He knows a lot about monetary policy, knows a lot about tax policy, is pro growth and he understands more people working at high wages that they earn is a good thing, not a bad thing. The Federal Reserve staff argues with that."
Above: Confetti falls in Los Angeles as Lyft's CEO Logan Green President John Zimmer ring the Nasdaq opening bell celebrating the company's IPO.
Below: The Lyft logo is shown on the screen at the Nasdaq offices in Times Square.
After a two-year hiatus, HBO's "Veep" is returning on Sunday for a final run that’s said to be more uncomfortable, biting, absurdist and uncanny than ever, Flipboard's Mia Quagliarello writes for Axios.
The bottom line: Louis-Dreyfus and Mandel took their cues from "Seinfeld" (where she played Elaine Benes and he was a writer) and sought to end the series on a creative high.