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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston's immediate priorities are "housing, housing, housing," Mayor Sylvester Turner said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Turner said he asked President Trump for rapid repair assistance during Trump's visit this weekend.

  • FEMA director Brock Long on Harvey victims without flood insurance: "Individual assistance as offered up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is basically just a ray of hope. It's a bridge to kick start recovery ... Bottom line is that it's not going to be enough to make anybody whole."
  • "Many, many people have elected to stay in their homes. They're now dry, but they need to be repaired. In some cases, they may need to be rebuilt," Turner said.
  • But "the city of Houston is open for business. Anyone who is planning on a conference or convention or sporting event or concert coming to this city, you can still come. We want to you still come. We can do multiple things at the same time," he said.

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The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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Biden sets his sights on China

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images  

The new administration's first few moves and statements on China suggest that President Biden may continue some of the Trump era's most assertive policies.

Why it matters: China's severe domestic repression, its dramatic rise as a technological superpower, and its increasingly aggressive actions around the globe mean that the world expects the American president to take action.