Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice President Mike Pence hailed the accomplishments of the Trump administration and stressed the importance of the 2018 midterm elections to the conservative movement, while also railing against Democrats and the media for being out-of-touch with the American people.

One big quote: "The other side is motivated. They’re mobilized... Let this be the day we as a movement decided to deliver another victory for the American people in 2018... Tell [your communities] what they don’t hear in the media. Confidence is back, jobs are coming back… just tell them America is back."

The highlights:

  • On CPAC: "I’m here because I stand with President Trump. I'm here because we stand with the conservative movement. And come to think of it it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well...2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement."
  • On immigration: "President Trump promised to enforce our laws, secure our borders, and today, illegal crossings at our Southern border have been cut nearly in half. And make no mistake about it — we're going to build that wall."
  • On North Korea: "For all those in the media who think I should've stood and cheered with the North Koreans, I say: The United States of America doesn't stand with murderous dictatorships — we stand up to murderous dictatorships."
  • On Nancy Pelosi: "She keeps saying that $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than crumbs...I come from the JoS. A. Bank wing of the West Wing. When our kids were little, we had a term for another $1,000 in our paycheck at the end of the year. Christmas."

Go deeper

Trump ramps up culture war attacks

Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

President Trump's attacks are spreading to sports that are cornerstones of rural, conservative white American life.

Why it matters: The culture war that engulfed the NBA and NFL is reaching other major leagues, with teams that stonewalled activists for years suddenly showing a willingness to listen.

Foreign students could be forced to leave U.S. if colleges move online

Harvard University campus in April 2020. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Foreign college students could be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer schools if their universities move classes entirely online this fall, according to guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday.

Why it matters: Several U.S. colleges and universities — most recently Harvard — have announced plans to move most or all courses online this fall due to coronavirus concerns. Many institutions rely heavily on tuition from international students.

Updated 53 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 11,520,461 — Total deaths: 535,453 — Total recoveries — 6,231,052Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 2,911,888 — Total deaths: 130,090 — Total recoveries: 906,763 — Total tested: 35,512,916Map.
  3. Public health: Case growth outpacing testing in hotspots.
  4. States: West Virginia becomes latest state to mandate facial coverings in public.
  5. Politics: Cuomo accuses Trump of "enabling" the coronavirus surge — Sen. Chuck Grassley opts out of attending GOP convention over coronavirus concerns.