President Donald Trump instructed The Atlantic that Ivanka Trump would have been nice on the U.N. or the World Financial institution. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Photographs
DAUGHTER-IN-CHIEF … THE ATLANTIC’S ELAINA PLOTT profiles IVANKA TRUMP: “Inside Ivanka’s Dreamworld: The ‘first daughter’ spent years rigorously cultivating her picture. However she wasn’t ready for scrutiny”: “In our dialog, the president needed to be clear: He was very pleased with all his youngsters. ‘Barron is younger, however he’s bought fantastic potential,’ he mentioned. ‘And Tiffany’s doing extraordinarily properly. Don is, uh, he’s having fun with politics; really, it’s superb. And Eric is operating the enterprise together with Don, and likewise very a lot into politics. I imply, the kids—the kids have been very, superb.’
“[W]hile Don Jr. is perhaps successful at political rallies, Ivanka is the one little one the president ever thought-about for an administration publish. ‘She went into the entire helping-people-with-jobs, and I wasn’t positive that was going to be the perfect use of her time, however I didn’t understand how profitable she’d be,’ the president mentioned. ‘She’s created thousands and thousands of jobs, and I had no thought she’d be that profitable.’ …
“‘She’s a pure diplomat,’ Trump mentioned. ‘She would’ve been nice on the United Nations, for example.’ I requested why he didn’t nominate her. ‘If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it might’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. However she would’ve been unbelievable.’ Warming to the topic, he mentioned, ‘I even considered Ivanka for the World Financial institution … She would’ve been nice at that as a result of she’s superb with numbers.’” The Atlantic
WHAT THE … WAPO’S RACHAEL BADE and NICK MIROFF: “White Home proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, focusing on political foes”: “White Home officers have tried to stress U.S. immigration authorities to launch detainees onto the streets of ‘sanctuary cities’ to retaliate towards President Trump’s political adversaries, in line with Division of Homeland Safety officers and electronic mail messages reviewed by The Washington Submit.
“Trump administration officers have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at the least twice up to now six months — as soon as in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and once more in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.
“Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district in San Francisco was amongst these the White Home needed to focus on, in line with DHS officers. The administration additionally thought-about releasing detainees in different Democratic strongholds. … A White Home official and a spokesman for DHS despatched almost an identical statements to The Submit on Thursday, indicating that the proposal is not into consideration. ‘This was only a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any additional dialogue,’ the White Home assertion mentioned.” WaPo
MESSAGE SHIFT ON USMCA? … A number of days in the past, TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN mentioned this in regards to the president’s commerce cope with Canada and Mexico, per CNBC’s Kayla Tausche: “I hope the speaker brings it to the ground rapidly. … I don’t know why this has not been scheduled but.”
— THIS IS A MARKED CHANGE for the administration. The White Home had been saying it was as much as Pelosi when to place it on the ground. Now, the administration appears to be pressuring the Home speaker to maneuver — and rapidly. The White Home didn’t reply when requested whether or not this variation in tactic was purposeful, or whether or not Mnuchin was merely utilizing the fallacious speaking factors.
NEIN, NEIN, NEIN … BURGESS EVERETT: “‘Lack of enthusiasm’ leaves Herman Cain’s Fed nomination all however lifeless”: “Mitch McConnell on Thursday confirmed what’s turn out to be painfully apparent this week: There’s a ‘lack of enthusiasm’ amongst Senate Republicans to putting in Herman Cain on the Federal Reserve.
“The Senate Majority chief’s remarks to reporters got here as 4 GOP senators have signaled they might vote towards the previous businessman and presidential candidate both over his lack of expertise or due to sexual harassment allegations towards him.
“And Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) mentioned in a C-SPAN ‘Newsmakers’ interview with POLITICO that he was unlikely to assist Cain, basically leaving him with out a highway to the 50 votes wanted for affirmation within the Senate. ‘There was an absence of enthusiasm amongst a lot of our members about that individual nominee,’ McConnell mentioned of Cain.
“However the Kentucky Republican did publicly provide some blunt recommendation for the administration because it floats Cain and Stephen Moore for the Fed and immigration hard-liners Ken Cuccinelli and Kris Kobach to guide the Division of Homeland Safety. … ‘I’ve expressed my, shall I say, lack of enthusiasm, for considered one of them who was talked about in some story and that was Ken Cuccinelli, who used to run the Senate Conservatives Fund. And should run it,’ McConnell mentioned. ‘However once more, he hasn’t been nominated.’” POLITICO
— ABC’s Tara Palmeri and Katherine Faulders say Cain is anticipated to withdraw from consideration “within the coming days”: ABC
WORLD’S GREATEST DELIBERATIVE BODY … “Schumer, McConnell commerce blame as Senate declines,” by John Bresnahan, Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine: “Has the Senate lastly hit all-time low? Final fall’s brutal affirmation combat over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Courtroom affirmation led to such unhealthy blood that even previous mates weren’t speaking.
“Then got here an unsightly, 35-day authorities shutdown, the longest in U.S. historical past. Simply final week, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) triggered the ‘nuclear choice’ and weakened the Senate’s vaunted filibuster to steamroll over Democratic resistance to President Donald Trump’s nominees — the third time in six years the bulk celebration has unilaterally modified Senate guidelines.
“To prime all of it off, the Senate has now didn’t muster sufficient votes to move a easy disaster-aid invoice, one thing that was as soon as routine and is a failure that can have an effect on thousands and thousands of Individuals.” POLITICO
Individuals pay the very best drug costs on the planet whereas drug firms recreation the system to make billions. No surprise voters of all stripes assist bipartisan motion to create competitors and decrease prescription drug costs. President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Grassley, thanks for working collectively to guard us. https://www.aarp.org/Rx
THE DEM RETREAT …
— NYT’S EMILY COCHRANE in Leesburg, Va.: “After Inner Divisions, Pelosi and Home Democrats Search to Regroup”: “Home Democrats insisted on Thursday that they remained optimistic about potential compromises with the Trump administration on infrastructure, prescribed drugs costs and immigration, whilst they criticized the president’s potential Federal Reserve Board picks and his latest feedback about migrants and asylum seekers.
“The steadiness that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her deputies and new Democratic members sought to strike throughout an annual member retreat underscored the contradictions of their method to divided authorities.
“Whilst they’ve railed towards the president in pushing to broaden their agenda and numerous majority, the Democrats nonetheless have clung to the potential for compromise with President Trump and Senate Republicans to ship a few of their marketing campaign guarantees.
“A lot of the agenda that Democrats labored to spotlight on the three-day convention on the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in suburban Virginia — ‘placing examine marks subsequent to the to-do record,’ as Consultant Veronica Escobar, Democrat of Texas, put it — has but to succeed in the Senate flooring. And it’s not more likely to, with Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the bulk chief, in management.” NYT
— McConnell to Pelosi, per Burgess Everett on Thursday: “Congratulations Madam Speaker, you’ve bought a Freedom Caucus.”
— WAPO’S MIKE DEBONIS and RACHAEL BADE: “Talking on the Home Democratic Caucus retreat, [Federal Reserve Chairman Jay] Powell instructed Democrats about how he considered his function as Fed chief as apolitical in overseeing the nation’s financial system. Politics, he mentioned, don’t affect his selections on when to lift rates of interest. ‘We’re strictly nonpartisan,’ Powell mentioned. ‘We examine our political identification on the door.’ …
“Whereas he shied away from coverage questions nearly the complete night, Powell mentioned it might be ‘unthinkable’ that america would default on its debt ceiling funds — a remark some took as a warning to not play hen with the nation’s credit score.” WaPo
— HEATHER CAYGLE (@heatherscope): “After a Q&A with Fed Chair Jerome Powell — which numerous Democratic sources described as ‘dry’ and ‘boring’ — members are actually taking part in trivia and @AOC is killing it I’m instructed.” The trivia questions
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BRIAN FALER: “To get Trump’s tax returns, Democrats should present they’ve a superb purpose”: “A looming authorized showdown between Democrats and the White Home over lawmakers’ bid to vet President Donald Trump’s tax returns may activate a single query: Why do Democrats need them?” POLITICO
RECODE’S KARA SWISHER spoke with PELOSI: “‘Within the UK, as you understand, they’ve mentioned the period of self-regulation of those firms is over,” she instructed Kara Swisher on an upcoming episode of the Recode Decode podcast. ‘Is it over on this nation?’ Swisher requested. ‘It most likely needs to be,’ Pelosi mentioned. ‘I feel we’ve to topic all of it to scrutiny and cost-benefits and all that, however I do assume that it’s a brand new period.’” Recode
NEW … DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING an actual effort to attempt to snatch the late REP. WALTER JONES’ (R-N.C.) seat on the coast in North Carolina. A agency led by DAN SENA, who ran the Home Dems’ marketing campaign arm final cycle, is behind a brand new 30-second advert that RICHARD BEW is operating. Bew is a veteran, and the advert is thick with navy imagery. Air Station Cherry Level and Camp Lejeune are each within the district, which Jones received unopposed in 2018. Bew is understood in D.C.: He was the senior legislative aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees, and interfaced with plenty of lawmakers through the years. Bew is spending roughly $100,000 on the advert. The 30-second spot
HOT IN ATLANTA — “New Georgia ethics chief says he’ll subpoena Abrams marketing campaign data,” by James Salzer: “The brand new director of the state ethics fee plans to subpoena financial institution data from the marketing campaign of 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and teams that raised cash to assist her in final 12 months’s nationally watched race.” AJC
Each side agree that prescription costs are too excessive. Thanks, President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Grassley, for working collectively to decrease drug costs. https://www.aarp.org/Rx
WHAT THEY’RE UP TO NOW — KELLY AYOTTE will be part of Blackstone’s board of administrators Could 13. The previous New Hampshire senator additionally serves on the boards of Caterpillar, Information Corp, BAE Methods, Boston Properties, Blink Well being and Bloom Vitality.
TRUMP’S FRIDAY — The president will discuss 5G know-how at 2:25 p.m. within the Roosevelt Room, and at Three:15 p.m., he’ll meet with the Fraternal Order of Police government board within the Cupboard Room.
SPOTTED: Joe Biden, sporting sun shades and holding some papers, getting his sneakers shined Thursday at Union Station. Pic
PHOTO DU JOUR: President Donald Trump will get a cap from World Battle II veterans throughout a reception within the Oval Workplace on Thursday. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Picture
2020 WATCH — ALEX THOMPSON: “Elizabeth Warren: The Republican Years: She doesn’t like to speak about it, however for years the anti-corporate firebrand was a free-market conservative registered with the GOP”: “The story of Warren’s awakening—from a real believer in free markets to a business-bashing enforcer of truthful markets; from a average Republican who often missed an election to one of the liberal senators in America vying to guide the Democratic Occasion—breaks the mould of the standard White Home contender and is essential to understanding how she sees the world…
“Warren herself says that in her early tutorial work she was merely following the dominant concept of the time, which emphasised the effectivity of free markets and unrestrained companies, moderately than holding sturdy conservative beliefs herself. Nonetheless, she acknowledged in our interview that she underwent a profound change in how she considered public coverage early in her tutorial profession, describing the expertise as ‘worse than disillusionment’ and ‘like being shocked at a deep-down degree.’” POLITICO Journal
CHECKING IN ON ROGER STONE — “Roger Stone’s woes: He’s broke. Donald Trump doesn’t name. And his spouse broke her ankle,” by the Solar Sentinel’s Anthony Man: “In a large ranging interview with SiriusXM’s ‘Jim Norton and Sam Roberts’ on Thursday he mentioned[:] ‘I’ve to pay all the pieces I’ve to legal professionals. And I may not pay the hire within the property that I used to be in. I moved from a nine-bedroom home to a one-bedroom condo. Needed to do the transfer myself with my spouse renting a truck. On the final day of the transfer in sort of a freak accident the truck slips out of substances and rolls over my spouse’s ankle, breaking it.’” Solar Sentinel … The interview
CHICAGOLAND — “Chicago sues ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett over prices of police work regardless of dismissal of fees,” by Chicago Tribune’s Megan Crepeau: “Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration says it has gone to court docket to attempt to pressure Jussie Smollett to pay Chicago again for an alleged hate crime hoax although Cook dinner County prosecutors dropped all fees towards the ‘Empire’ actor.
“The lawsuit, filed late Thursday in Circuit Courtroom, comes after Smollett didn’t pony up $130,106 by a deadline imposed by town to cowl the price of the police extra time hours expended within the investigation into his allegations.” Chicago Tribune
THE ARAB SPRING IN ONE PHOTO — Following the latest ouster of dictators in Algeria and Sudan, The Economist’s @greggcarlstrom tweets: “9 years in the past, at an Arab summit in Libya. Everybody within the entrance row is now out of energy.”
Arab leaders pose for a photograph at an Arab League summit in Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 9, 2010. | Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Photographs
PYONGYANG WATCHERS observed a delicate shift in Trump’s feedback Thursday about North Korea. His earlier place on talks with Kim Jong Un, typically talking, had been this: You ditch your nukes, and solely then will we carry sanctions and enable you to develop your financial system. However on Thursday, Trump hinted he is perhaps open to the extra incremental method favored by many North Korea palms.
“There are numerous smaller offers that possibly may occur,” Trump mentioned. “You can work out, step-by-step, items. However at this second, we’re speaking in regards to the large deal. The massive deal is we’ve to get rid the nuclear weapons.” WaPo’s David Nakamura has extra.
President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Grassley: Thanks for working collectively to decrease drug costs. https://www.aarp.org/Rx
TOP-ED — JILLIAN SACKLER in WaPo, “Cease blaming my late husband, Arthur Sackler, for the opioid disaster”: “My late husband, Arthur Sackler, who died in 1987, has been discovered responsible by affiliation — together with the remainder of what’s referred to by the blanket designation ‘the Sackler household’ — due to some relations’ affiliation with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. But, like most households, the Sackler household is just not a monolith. Neither Arthur nor his heirs had something to do with the manufacture or advertising of OxyContin.
“Ideas that his philanthropy is now one way or the other tainted are merely false. Purdue Pharma in its present type was based by Arthur’s youthful brothers, Mortimer and Raymond, 4 years after his demise. Not one of the 1,600-plus lawsuits filed towards Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler household or others within the opioid enterprise names Arthur or his heirs as defendants.” WaPo
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MEDIAWATCH — THIS STORY IS BANANAS … “St. Louis reporter duped into writing Eric Greitens comeback story,” by Kansas Metropolis Star’s Jason Hancock: “CityScene STL — a information website targeted on actual property improvement within the St. Louis area — wrote Wednesday morning that seven nameless sources near the previous governor confirmed he was leaping into the 2020 Republican main to problem the person who changed him, Gov. Mike Parson. …
“Just some hours after it first revealed, Stritzel’s scoop started to unravel. … He pulled the story down as he started to appreciate not one of the sources had been really who they claimed to be.” Kansas Metropolis Star
— Is Julian Assange a journalist? The controversy is raging once more after the WikiLeaks founder was frogmarched out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday. Right here’s WikiLeaks alum James Ball arguing in The Atlantic that he’s a journalist. And right here’s CNN contributor Frida Ghitis countering that he isn’t.
Civil liberties teams and Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) warned Thursday that Assange’s arrest was a dire menace to First Modification freedoms, however POLITICO Journal’s Jack Shafer notes that he wasn’t charged with espionage — he was indicted for conspiring to hack.
— Mark Landler might be London bureau chief of the N.Y. Occasions. He at the moment covers the White Home. Present bureau chief Ellen Barry is returning to the U.S. to work on the nationwide desk. The memo
SUNDAY SO FAR …
“Face the Nation”: Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Sick.) … Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) … Brad Parscale
“Fox Information Sunday”: Panel: Wealthy Lowry, Anna Palmer, Kristen Soltis Anderson and Neera Tanden … Energy Participant: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, reflecting on his most well-known speeches
“Meet the Press”: Panel: David Brooks, Kasie Hunt, Danielle Pletka and Eugene Robinson
“State of the Union”: Panel: Andrew Gillum, Scott Jennings, Jen Psaki and Linda Chavez
“Inside Politics”: Panel: Eliana Johnson, Toluse Olorunnipa, Karoun Demirjian and Jeff Zeleny
SPOTTED: Al Sharpton exiting Penn Station at 11 p.m.
SPOTTED on the Bush Middle’s 2019 Discussion board on Management in Dallas: former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Invoice and Melinda Gates, Henry Kissinger, Robert Gates, Michael Chertoff, Don Evans, Paula Dobriansky, Anne Finucane, Dennis Muilenburg, Dan Gilbert, Ken Hersh, Ariane Cornell, Sean O’Keefe, Peter Altabef, Peter Tempo, Dylan Tete, Jan Langbein, Holly Kuzmich, Kevin Sullivan, Ed Gillespie, Kelly Craft, Joel Kaplan, Al Hubbard, Mark Langdale, Margaret Spellings, Craig Stapleton, Thomas Stephenson, Robert McCallum Jr. and Mike Rawlings.
PER MORNING MEDIA — “LAST NIGHT, The Hollywood Reporter celebrated its new ‘35 Most Highly effective Individuals in New York Media’ problem. Attendees included Gayle King, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Brian Kilmeade, Juan Williams, Andy Lack, Noah Oppenheim, Susan Zirinsky, Lawrence O’Donnell, Stephanie Ruhle, Katy Tur, Jesse Rodriguez, Trymaine Lee, Chris Licht, Invoice Owens, Tanya Simon, Samantha Bee, Michael Barbaro, Sam Dolnick, Lydia Polgreen, Noah Shachtman, Gabriel Sherman, Jane Mayer, Ann Coulter, Edmund Lee, Brian Stelter, Jamie Stelter, and Jeremy Barr.” The record
BIRTHWEEK (was Tuesday): Edelman’s Alexandra Hughes
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Woody Johnson, U.S. ambassador to the Courtroom of St. James, is 72. A enjoyable reality about Woody: “I as soon as spent a number of hours speaking to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as we shared a ship experience up the Hudson River. I discovered a lot listening to this unbelievable individual. Whereas she was, as you’ll count on, sometimes British in understating her accomplishments, it was wonderful to listen to historical past first hand from the girl who helped carry the UK out of its financial malaise and reassert itself as a frontrunner on the worldwide stage.” Playbook Plus Q&A
BIRTHDAYS: Fred Ryan is 64 … Peter Scher, chairman of the mid-Atlantic area and international head of company accountability at JPMorgan Chase (hat tip: Jon Haber) … Rachel Overboe … Mindy Myers … Amber Goodwin … Brad Elkins, deputy COS for Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) … Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is 68 … Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is 38 … Rep. Jesús García (D-Sick.) is 63 … Rita Braver, nationwide correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” … Bruce DeFrees … Katherine Rodriguez, managing director at DCI Group … Gretchen Andersen … Sindy Benavides … Anthony Bellmon … Meredith Friedman … Paula Helfer … Christian Datoc … Shayna Englin, CEO of 42 Comms … Jacob Hay … Eric Ortega, line producer for MSNBC’s “Up with David Gura” (h/t David) … Laly Rivera Perez (h/t Lizzie Ulmer) …
… Aaron Ament, president of the Nationwide Scholar Authorized Protection Community … Orrick’s Alessandra Grace … former South African President Jacob Zuma is 77 … former NATO Secretary-Normal George Robertson is 73 … Fb’s Tommy Schanzer … Ben Preis … Reed Galen (h/t Hagar Chemali) … Chip Sutherland … Nick Campbell … Shalla Ross … Carrie Camillo of WaPo … Jack Pandol Jr. is Three-Zero … Chris Harvey … Kimberly Casey … Corry Robb … Eric Leckey (h/ts Ed Money) … Diane Crawford … AARP’s Timothy Gearan … Patricia Duff … Julie Asher … Iliana María Such … Darryl Cowherd Sr. … Karen Williams … Audra McGeorge … Chris Gorud, legislative director for Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) … Nick Iacovella
If there’s one problem that unites Republicans and Democrats alike, it’s that the value of prescribed drugs is simply too excessive. Individuals pay the very best drug costs on the planet whereas drug firms recreation the system to allow them to rake in billions. Their grasping ways are forcing thousands and thousands of seniors and hardworking Individuals to decide on between shopping for meals and shopping for drugs. As soon as and for all, we should cease worth gouging by large drug firms. Voters overwhelmingly assist bipartisan motion that creates competitors and lowers prescription drug costs. AARP helps the continued efforts of President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Grassley to work collectively, together with different Republicans and Democrats, to find everlasting, commonsense options to decrease the value of prescribed drugs for all Individuals. https://www.aarp.org/Rx