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President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday President Trump's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was "reality show foreign policy." 

This was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history in a long time."

The big picture: Trump on Sunday became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea. He and Kim agreed afterward the U.S. would restart stalled nuclear talks.

  • The encounter reflects Trump's instinct for stagecraft and spontaneous diplomacy. But Schumer dismissed the president's action as a "photo op." He told CNN host Anderson Cooper Trump was getting nothing in return and that "praising dictators" would hurt the U.S. in the long run.

Go deeper: 2020 Democrats condemn Trump for "photo op" meeting with Kim

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Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with CNN on Thursday for their first joint interview since the election.

The big picture: In the hour-long segment, the twosome laid out plans for responding to the pandemic, jump-starting the economy and managing the transition of power, among other priorities.

The quick FCC fix that would get more students online

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

As the pandemic forces students out of school, broadband deployment programs aren't going to move fast enough to help families in immediate need of better internet access. But Democrats at the Federal Communications Commission say the incoming Biden administration could put a dent in that digital divide with one fast policy change.

State of play: An existing FCC program known as E-rate provides up to $4 billion for broadband at schools, but Republican FCC chairman Ajit Pai has resisted modifying the program during the pandemic to provide help connecting students at home.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

America's hidden depression

Biden introduces his pick for Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, on Dec. 1. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President-elect Biden faces a fragile recovery that could easily fall apart, as the economy remains in worse shape than most people think.

Why it matters: There is a recovery happening. But it's helping some people immensely and others not at all. And it's that second part that poses a massive risk to the Biden-Harris administration's chance of success.