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Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. Photo: Photo: Paul Drinkwater / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes instantly made waves across America, sparking a rush of enthusiasm for her to pursue a presidential bid. But in a newly released InStyle interview, which took place just three weeks before the awards ceremony, Oprah said a 2020 run isn't in the cards:

I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.

Yes, but: Despite Winfrey saying that being president "isn't for me," don't rule out a 2020 run just yet. This interview came before the country exploded with #Oprah2020, and the powerful response she received may change things. Keep in mind that after the awards ceremony her partner Stedman Graham told the Los Angeles Times that "she would absolutely do it."

Why it matters: In the wake of the #MeToo movement that has swept the country, Oprah hits all the right notes. As Axios' Shane Savitsky wrote after her striking speech, "She’s not a white man, she’s liberal, she’s flirted with the notion of running, she’s a voice for women and the abused in a sullied Hollywood industry, she’s famous."

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Thousands of John Deere workers hit the picket line this week after the union smacked down a new worker contract from the farm and equipment maker.

Why it matters: There’s a wave of worker angst spreading across the country. They wield new power that’s come with a historic worker shortage.

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Better sensors, more intelligent AI, and the coming wave of 5G wireless could finally fulfill the promise of the smart city.

Why it matters: How we organize, run and power our cities will be increasingly important in the years ahead, as urbanization expands and the damaging effects of climate change compound.

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A pillar of Democrats' plans to speed deployment of zero-carbon electricity is likely to be cut from major spending and tax legislation they are struggling to move on a party-line vote, per multiple reports and a Capitol Hill aide.

Driving the news: The New York Times, citing anonymous congressional aides and lobbyists, reports that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D) has told the White House he "strongly opposes" the Clean Electricity Performance Program.