1. what works

    OUT TODAY: POLITICO's What Works: The Transportation Issue

    The people who run America’s cities have been grinding their teeth over what to do about cars ever since 1899, when Henry Bliss was run over by a motorized taxicab on the corner of Central Park West and 74th Street in New York City. Cars changed everything about urban life, turning dirt to pavement and giving cities their dynamism. They also strained municipal budgets, which groaned to meet relentless demands for new roads and repairs for old ones. With the passage of time, cars have become far and away the No. 1 means of getting us to our daily jobs; three-quarters of the people who drive to work drive alone, and that number is going up. But those same ever-lengthening commutes have become a time sink that threatens to put the brakes on our economies and our productivity. Ask mayors of big cities what keeps them up at night. Chances are, it’s not the threat of terrorism. It’s gridlock.

    In the latest issue of What Works, presented by JP Morgan Chase &Co. communities come together to think through innovative solutions to solving the transportation issues that affect cities across the country.

    HAS SEATTLE FOUND THE SOLUTION TO DRIVING ALONE TO WORK?: How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock. In this issue, veteran What Works correspondent Erick Trickey explores Seattle’s dramatic success story in actually reducing traffic while its economy and population grew.

    NEW YORK EXPERIMENTS WITH A 'HOLY GRAIL' TO END GRIDLOCK: The first American city is about to try congestion pricing. Will it be a miracle or meh? Veteran What Works correspondent Erick Trickey spent time unpacking New York's first-in-the-nation decision to impose congestion pricing on vehicles entering its downtown business district.

    'THE LAST THING WE NEED IS MORE VEHICLES': San Francisco plans to shut out cars on one of its major streets. Lastly, POLITICO's Supriya Sridhar offers a preview of San Francisco’s upcoming plan to ban private vehicles from its central artery—a long-in-the-making experiment to reshape one of its busiest thoroughfares away from the car.

    CARLESS CITIES: 5 TAKEAWAYS: To fight the gridlock that plagues American cities, some mayors and city councils are taking a new tack: Rather than adding more lanes and more pavement, they're trying to reduce car traffic, or even eliminate it entirely. What can urban leaders learn from city experiments in going carless? Five big lessons from cities across the country—and a surprise.

    READ THE LATEST WHAT WORKS ISSUE HERE.

    SOLVING CAR CONGESTION: Our latest series looks at innovative ways cities are trying to solve transit problems, from density-focused light rail to congestion pricing to an outright car ban on one the busiest streets. Now it’s your turn: If you could get one thing changed to improve transportation in your city – anything at all – what would it be? Tell us HERE and we’ll publish the most thoughtful responses.

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    "What Works" is a reported series from POLITICO Magazine, featuring innovative ideas from cities across the United States at a time of unprecedented urban reinvention. Now entering its sixth year, our award-winning What Works series continues its focus on urban innovation—but with a new twist. Instead of focusing on a single city each month, this year, we’ll tackle one big idea at a time, sending reporters every other month to a variety of American cities to find out how they’re solving common problems regarding issues such as housing, sustainability, economic inequality, access to education and health care.

  2. Women Rule

    ARLINGTON, VA - In the latest episode of the Women Rule podcast, Women Rule Editorial Director Anna Palmer chats with Piera Gelardi, Co-Founder of Refinery29, about the lessons she's learned on her journey from a former art-school student to becoming a heavy hitter in the online publishing world.

    Palmer explores Refinery29's mission to elevate women's voices, change the way women feel about themselves, and increase the representation of women in media. Gelardi also discusses her struggle with "imposter syndrome," the psychological phenomenon that makes it difficult to recognize one's own self-worth and accept that they are good enough and deserve success.

    Some highlights:
    On the value of asking questions: "So I started going into the meetings and if someone said something I didn’t understand, I would just ask a clarifying question or ask what the acronym meant. And what was interesting is every time I did it, I thought, oh my god. Everyone’s going to think I’m such an idiot. And what actually happened was that people started to lean in, and they were really attentive to the answers. And then after the meetings, people would come up and say, “Wow. Thank you so much for asking that question. I didn’t know what that person was saying." And so instead of deteriorating my credibility, it actually built my credibility. And it started to just create this new framework for me as a leader, to realize that I could take my strengths and bring them into areas that were more uncomfortable or more unfamiliar and really use them kind of as armor to go into the new territory. And it also started to show me that there isn’t one way to be a leader, that I could create my own image of myself as a leader and really build that for myself."

    On her advice for managing work-life balance: "I think for me, work-life balance is always shifting. What I try and do at the beginning of the year is to—I keep a journal that’s really kind of documenting each day the things that were triumphs, the things that were challenges. And I look back at it at the end of every year, and I really identify what worked for me that year and what didn’t serve me. And then I just try and use that as the roadmap as I’m making choices in my day-to-day life of what to prioritize and what to not prioritize."

    On not having a "master plan": "So I think as a person, I am not someone that has a long-term plan for myself. That’s just not how I operate. I’m very intuitive. It’s like I experience things and then I respond to them, and that series of experiencing, responding is leading me in a direction—it’s just not one that I’m strategically putting out there. And I always thought that I was doing something wrong because I didn’t have that ten-year plan. And then I realized that that’s just how I operate and that that works as well. I’m doing all right for myself. And since I was little, that’s been how I operated. I try things, I see what works for me, what doesn’t work for me, and I recalibrate. So for me, it’s more about the values and the types of experiences that I want to be having."

    Listen to the podcast here.

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    Arlington, VA — According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 6 in 10 voters (61%) think that Democratic presidential candidates should appear on town-hall style programs on the Fox News Channel. Fewer than 2 of 10 respondents say that doing so is inappropriate. Both Democratic and Republican voters share this view. The poll, conducted May 17-19, follows recent town hall appearances by three 2020 contenders: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar.

    “Democratic presidential hopefuls who hold Fox News town halls can expect their primary voters to approve of the forums on the hot-button network,” said Morning Consult vice president Tyler Sinclair. “Notably, 64 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of self-identified liberals say it’s appropriate for 2020 candidates to appear on Fox News town hall programs, compared with 17 percent of Democrats and 18 percent of liberals who say it’s inappropriate.”

    The president’s approval rating has slightly ticked up, with forty-two percent approval compared to fifty-six percent disapproval. Despite underwater approval ratings, it is noteworthy that voters expect President Trump to be re-elected. Fifty percent of voters believe it is likely that Trump will win re-election versus forty percent of voters who say it that he will not.

    When it comes to free trade, forty-four percent of voters say that it has had a positive impact on the U.S., while twenty-three percent of voters disagree. Forty-one percent of respondents believe the economy benefits from reducing tariffs and promoting free trade, with twenty-eight percent of voters who say the opposite. When asked if voters support or oppose imposing tariffs on foreign-made goods that compete with goods made in the U.S., forty-five percent indicated their support compared to thirty-three percent who noted they oppose.

    For more details on the poll and its methodology:

    Toplines: https://politi.co/2VTyhqJ Crosstabs: https://politi.co/2VHMKB4

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    ARLINGTON, VA – POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, today announced a media partnership with Collision Tech. The partnership is centered on the Collision Conference 2019, the fastest-growing tech conference in North America, and one of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors, multinationals from more than 170 different countries.

    “Every day, POLITICO journalists connect the global conversation about emerging technologies – and how they will or won’t be governed – in power centers around the world from Washington and Sacramento to Brussels and Hong Kong,” said Luiza Ch. Savage, POLITICO’s editorial director of cross-platform content and executive director of POLITICO Pro Canada. “We are thrilled to join Collision’s high-level gathering of tech leaders in Toronto, a growing global tech hub, as we continue to build our new cross-border policy intelligence service, POLITICO Pro Canada.”

    "For its first year in Toronto, this year's Collision, with a full exhibition floor and an incredible line-up of speakers, has definitely exceeded all expectations." said Paddy Cosgrave, Founder and CEO of Collision. "We're delighted to have POLITICO on board this year, showing that tech really does touch politics and policy, such as tech and governance and privacy regulations."

    POLITICO and Collision Tech will join forces for the Collision Conference 2019, taking place in Toronto, Canada at the Enercare Center from May 20-23, 2019. Conference participants will partake in a four-day series of conversations and thought-provoking discussions with tech stakeholders, influencers, and visionaries.

    Additional information can be found here.

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    About POLITICO and Pro Canada
    POLITICO is the dominant source for politics and policy news and information with more than 250 journalists across the U.S. POLITICO Pro Canada is a new subscription service covering policy trends and political developments that shape the deeply-integrated Canada-U.S. relationship. Created for business leaders and policy makers, POLITICO Pro Canada’s exclusive coverage focuses on federal and state policies that affect bilateral economic interests and government relations.

    About Collision
    Known by Inc. Magazine as the “fastest growing tech conference in North America." Now in its fifth year, Collision has grown to over 25,000 attendees and is in for a big change in 2019. Following three sunny, jazz-filled years in New Orleans, Collision is moving to Toronto. The event will be held from May 20 - 23 at the Enercare Centre.

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    Arlington, VA — According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, seventy-three percent of Democratic voters say that Vice President Joe Biden’s experience makes them more likely to back him in the Democratic primary. Nearly 3 in 10 Democrats, however, say that they are turned off by his vote for the Iraq War, and more than 40 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 say that they are less likely to support him because of it. Additionally, 9 percent of Democrats say that Biden's vote for trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership make them less likely to back him. The poll, conducted May 10-12, follows the former Vice President 's entry into the 2020 presidential campaign.

    “Joe Biden’s 2002 vote in favor of authorizing military force against Iraq could hurt his support among the crucial younger voting bloc in the Democratic primary,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “Notably, 42 percent of young voters 18-29 say they are less likely to support Biden because of his vote for the Iraq war, compared with 14 percent who say they are more likely and 18 percent who say his decision makes no difference at all.”

    The poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating slipping to 41 percent, down from 43 percent last week. A majority of voters, 56 percent, disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Fifty percent of respondents say that Congress should not begin impeachment proceedings against the President, compared to thirty-five percent of voters who say Congress should do so.

    Voters offer a mixed bag when it comes to which party they trust more to handle some of the most pressing issues. By a 45-37% margin, voters trust Democrats in congress more than Republicans on health care. The numbers flip when it comes to handling the economy, with voters siding with Republicans over Democrats by a 42-35% margin. The GOP holds a slight edge on both immigration (40-39%) and gun policy (40-38%), while Democrats have a large trust advantage on handling energy (42-33%) and the environment (51-25%).

    For more details on the poll and its methodology:

    Toplines: https://politi.co/2vYqqsl | Crosstabs: https://politi.co/2HjvzSv

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    ARLINGTON, VA - In the latest episode of the Women Rule podcast, Women Rule Editorial Director Anna Palmer sits down with Katie Sturino, the founder of Megababe and “The 12ish Style,”a small style empire that focuses on the women who are often ignored by the fashion industry.

    Palmer explores Sturino's career path from "mom-ager" to her model dog named Toast, to body inclusive blogger, businesswoman, and thought leader.

    Some highlights:
    On how she decided to start "The 12ish Style": "I read the comments of women, and they said, 'Oh, my god, I’ve never seen my body on a fashion blog.' 'Oh, my god, I’m a size 14, and I didn’t think I could wear shorts.' It was this thing where I realized that it was my job, this was—I was being called to this, and I had to go do it."

    On sharing your life on Instagram: "So I think that what we’re finding in Instagram now is it used to be all about like the perfect photo of your avocado toast, and we’re beyond that as a people. We’re evolving past this perfectly styled photo of your life, and we’re getting more into what matters and issues and people are gravitating more towards people who can speak to the truth."

    On how #MakeMySize started: "So I zipped up a Diane von Furstenberg skirt. It was about two feet wide in the back, open, the zipper was—that’s how far it was from closing. And I posted it, and I said, 'Hey, I love this skirt. I want to wear it every day.' You know, #makemysize. Because I think that there’s this misconception with designers, where you’ve got 12 people sitting around a boardroom. None of them are over a size six. And they’re like, 'We’re dressing all women. Like this is—we’re doing it.' And I really do—that is how they think. So I wanted to show them, just by putting it on my physical body, just how far away you are from dressing this person who you think you’re making clothes for."

    Listen to the podcast here.

    Women Rule is a community of influential women devoted to expanding leadership opportunities for all women. The Women Rule series aims to inform, empower and connect women across diverse sectors and career levels to have an impact. Produced by POLITICO in partnership with our founding partners Google and the Tory Burch Foundation, Women Rule brings together rising stars, accomplished professionals and VIPs at the pinnacle of their careers for large-scale summits, newsmaker interviews, networking events, podcasts and original reporting.

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    Arlington, VA — According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, fewer than 3 of 10 voters (29%) approve of the way Attorney General William has handled the release of the Mueller report. Less than 4 of 10 voters (39%) disapprove, and nearly a third of voters (32%) expressed no opinion. Voters remain divided on whether Barr’s primary goal in releasing information from the investigation was to inform the public of Mueller’s findings or to limit scrutiny of President Trump’s actions. While 35 percent say Attorney General Barr has mostly worked to protect Trump, another 32 percent say Attorney General Barr has mostly tried to inform the American people; 32 percent were undecided.

    The poll, conducted May 3-6, follows the Attorney General's release of a four-page memo which concluded that President Donald Trump did not conspire with the Russian government to influence the 2016 elections, and the revelation that special counsel Robert Mueller had written a letter to Attorney General Barr expressing concern that the memo had not captured the "context, nature, and substance" of his investigation.

    “Democratic voters are more likely to view Attorney General William Barr unfavorably in the aftermath of his contentious battle with congressional Democrats,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult's vice president. “Two weeks ago, before his Senate Judiciary [Committee] hearing, 44 percent of Democrats had an unfavorable opinion of Barr, compared with 54 percent who said the same in this week’s poll.”

    As the field of 2020 candidates grows, sixty-six percent of voters think the Republican party should nominate President Trump again. If the presidential election were held today, more than half of voters (53%) said they would 'probably' or 'definitely' vote for someone else, with nearly 4 of10 (37%) voters saying they 'probably' or 'definitely' vote to re-elect President Trump.

    For more details on the poll and its methodology:

    Crosstabs: https://politi.co/2VzLnse Toplines: https://politi.co/2PEjgCP

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    Q&A: Meet the New Authors of POLITICO’s Westeros Playbook

    There’s a new Playbook in town. POLITICO’s Westeros Playbook, authored by Cristiano Lima and Zack Stanton, is the must-read guide to what’s happening in the final season of Game of Thrones. Each week, they break down what happens through the POLITICO lens while adding a unique touch.

    We sat down with Zack and Cristiano for a quick Q&A on their latest gig.

    What was the inspiration for Westeros Playbook?

    Cristiano: The project is the brainchild of our POLITICO Europe colleagues. They sent a raven all to the great lords and ladies of this newsroom across our many kingdoms seeking reinforcements for a Game of Thrones-themed project, which turned out to be the Westeros Playbook. Zack & I quickly expressed interest. Needless to say, and so our watch began.

    What is your process for writing each week?

    Cristiano: Furiously taking notes during the episode, sipping on a glass of wine to channel my inner Cersei, decompressing for a few minutes after the chaos of the latest show, and then immediately turning to what political puns I can think up.

    Zack: After a new episode ends on Sunday nights, sometime between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., Cristiano and I start to nail down what we see as the main storylines, with an eye for Playbook-style political maneuvering. Generally, between the two of us, we’ll have it in decent shape by 1 a.m.

    Cristiano: Because that's what normal people do on Sunday nights, right?

    Zack: Come morning, I’ll get into work, put in my earplugs, and build out a few things I hadn’t thought of the night before, finalize the headline and section heads, and edit the article, passing it back to Cristiano around 10:30 a.m.

    Cristiano: Then, final tweaks and edits in the morning and we're off!

    When did you start watching?

    Zack: I’ve been watching “Game of Thrones” since shortly after it started airing, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

    Cristiano: I started watching the show pretty much immediately after it came out and became instantly obsessed. I've always been a huge fan of fantasy. The mix of world building and brutal realism with a dose of dragons just right away got me hooked. Oh, and the sword fighting is pretty cool too. Easily one of my favorite all-time shows.

    Who is your favorite character and why?

    Zack: It’s almost impossible to choose, but I’m pretty loyal to House Stark, so either Arya or Sansa. Though the Hound is pretty great, too. Or Tyrion. Or Jaime. Or Margaery Tyrell, in the scenes where she’s undercutting Cersei. Or anyone of a dozen or so other characters.

    Cristiano: Oberyn Martell, easily. He was by far the coolest character introduced in the series, and his story arc was, although short, just perfect. I will never get over his death scene ("Say her name! Elia Martell!"). It was both incredibly tragic and totally in character, which I think shows what the series does best -- giving characters what's coming to them, no matter how painful. Next favorites are Tyrion and the Queen of Thorns, because I love a good clap back.

    Who do you think will end up on the iron throne?

    Zack: Who will end up on the throne: I think the throne is going to be destroyed, and that we’ll have some mind-blowing ending with nobody ruling Westeros. Who should end up on the throne: Without a doubt, Sansa Stark is the most competent governor and savviest strategist on the scene.

    Cristiano: Beats me. My best guess is just Dany, though I think it will come at a great cost to her, maybe with the loss of Jon or her children (dragons or an unexpected pregnancy)? But I think part of the point is that it doesn't really matter in the end. The high lords will play their little games while the commoners will continue to suffer.

    What are the similarities and differences between DC and Westeros?

    Cristiano: People in D.C. act like every winter is The Long Night. I'd guess the Starks wouldn't be so thrown off by a few inches of snow on the roads every once in a while. But I digress. Westeros seems like far too monolithic a place. I love DC for how multicultural and international a city it is. Also, we have a place that makes sushi in burrito form, so that's pretty different.

    Zack: In terms of similarities, I think everyday people are often disconnected from the game of thrones — that is, the squabbling for more power. And there’s a whole lot of honorable, important work being done by people whose names we don’t know. As for differences, D.C. has less magic, fewer dragons and direwolves, lower stakes, a higher cost of living and — thankfully — more racial diversity and less sexism. (Though now that I say that, I’m remembering that Westeros is, for the moment at least, actually ruled by a woman, with another woman as her top competitor for the throne.)

    What are the similarities and differences between politics in Westeros and politics in DC?

    Cristiano: In Washington there's fewer beheadings. Maybe that's it for differences? In all seriousness though, if you have a hard time keeping track of all the characters vying for power on Game of Thrones, try spending a day on Capitol Hill. Or on K Street. The plots may not be as sexy as military rebellions or secret royal weddings, but they are far more layered and complex.

    Zack: Westeros politics and DC politics are similar in that some people treat chaos as a ladder, to use Littlefinger’s phrase. The most honorable people aren’t always the ones who thrive politically. Power is frequently dynastic and often correlates to those with the most wealth. And big, existential threats to life are ignored until they’re on the doorstep. In terms of differences, the real world has regular elections, some semblance of accountability and terms of office. The rule of law is a big difference. Mass media changes things. Also, the world of major political players is so much smaller in Westeros, even if it can be hard to keep track of everyone.

    What do you think Westeros politicians could learn from DC politicians?

    Cristiano: How to balance the budget. Just kidding. Obviously imparting the whole democracy thing on them would be good. But I also think not enough characters on the show understand the power of public support, even in a feudal society. The few characters who have struck a populist note in the series -- Margaery Tyrell, the High Sparrow, in another time Prince Rhaegar Targaryen -- fared rather well for themselves. Well, before all being brutally murdered anyway.

    Zack: As Cristiano noted, the value of a constitutional democracy with checks and balances, terms of office and coequal branches of government, rather than rule by fiat from a monarch with a big army.

    What are the similarities and differences between covering DC politics and Game of Thrones?

    Cristiano: Well, we don't need to worry about Dany abruptly firing her top advisers on Twitter, so that's comforting from a coverage perspective. I do think for both it's important to keep an eye on the big picture, and not get sidetracked by minor, less impactful plots. And there are many in both. But the big challenge in covering DC politics and policy is how to make the stories that matter appealing to readers. With Game of Thrones, a lot of it writes itself.

    Zack: In both DC politics and Game of Thrones, the big story often requires you to step back and add context. People are complex, and generally aren’t purely good or purely bad. Everything has a backstory and events are frequently interwoven — often in ways you don’t realize until after the fact.

    Describe Westeros Playbook in 3 Words.

    Zack: Fun, Nerdy, Smart.

    Cristiano: Unscripted. Unsourced. Unstoppable.

    Sign up for POLITICO’s Westeros Playbook here.

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    Washington Life's May 2019 issue features POLITICO 'News Makers' Robert Allbritton, Patrick Steel, and Carrie Budoff Brown in their Power 100 list. The May 2019 Power 100 issue of Washington Life "shines the spotlight on the city's most dynamic and powerful residents — from Capitol Hill and the White House to business trailblazers, cultural phenoms and eclectic tastemakers."

    "The online juggernaut maintains its reputation for fast, penetrating political Washington coverage, and a respectable footprint in Europe and Canada." - Washington Life

    The issue also features pictures from Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer's book party for their New York Times bestseller, "The Hill to Die On," which tells the inside story of President Trump’s first two years from the perspective of Capitol Hill.

    Read Washington Life's Power 100 issue here.

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    Arlington, VA — According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, nearly half of voters (46%) say President Trump’s Twitter use could hurt his reelection campaign, while just over one in five voters (22%) believe it will help him win a second term.

    The poll, conducted April 28-29, followed a particularly active week for President Trump on Twitter, with the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and former Vice President Joe Biden's entry into the 2020 presidential race. Sixty percent of voters say Trump’s use of Twitter is “a bad thing” compared to 19 percent who say it is “a good thing.” A majority of voters, 70 percent, believe the President tweets "too much," while virtually no voters (1%) say that Trump does not tweet enough.

    “President Trump’s breakneck use of Twitter is increasingly viewed by his base in a favorable light despite the divisiveness of some of his tweets,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “Fifty-one percent of Republican voters say President Trump uses Twitter too much, compared with 58 percent who said the same in May 2018. Among the same group, 38 percent say his use of the social network will help his reelection efforts, while only 25 percent say it will hurt those efforts.”

    Looking to 2020, forty-eight percent of voters indicated if the election were held today, they would "definitely vote for someone" other than President Donald Trump. Voting intensity is extremely high. When asked how likely they are to vote in the 2020 presidential primary or caucus, more than 7 in 10 voters say they are "absolutely certain to vote" in their state.

    For more details on the poll and its methodology:

    Crosstabs: https://politi.co/2VzLnse Toplines: https://politi.co/2PEjgCP

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    OUT TODAY: POLITICO MAGAZINE - THE MEDIA ISSUE

    Washington is girding itself for another White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and there are no signs that relations between the press and the president are improving: Donald Trump has been firing off an unprecedented number of media attack tweets, and he’s skipping this year’s to stage a counter-rally in the Rust Belt. As we do each year, Politico Magazine uses this moment of Washington pomp, schmoozing and self-examination to scrutinize the state of the media writ large—a landscape changing every bit as fast as the political universe it covers.

    “Print is dead” is now a cliché, but what does it mean for the respected newspaper tasked with covering the presidential caucuses in the all-important state of Iowa? And as 2020 gets underway, how are more cutting-edge publications approaching the race? The Intercept offers one fascinating example of how an outlet can carve out a space for itself, as the loudest journalistic voice attacking Democrats from the left. What are Americans talking about outside the Beltway? AM radio might be slowly dying business, but it’s the beating heart of some communities across the country—and a revealing window into the issues people actually care about day to day. “I am convinced that the governor, the mayor, the senators assign staff people to listen to what our community thinks,” one popular AM host in Baltimore told us.

    HOW TRUMP TOOK THE SHINE OFF WASHINGTON'S GLITZIEST NIGHT: As reporters in Washington drag out their once-a-year tuxedoes and gowns, they face a paradox, write Politico’s John Harris and Daniel Lippman: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is reverting to its roots, transforming back into the more subdued and earnest event journalists have long claimed to desire. But as the evening once again becomes a dry professional awards ceremony, it’s Donald Trump, the most celebrity-oriented and raucously irreverent president in history, who can take much of the credit.

    DONALD TRUMP'S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER WORKS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES: The New York Times’ Doug Mills has captured iconic photographs of presidents going back to Ronald Reagan. But he has found a new, perhaps surprising, admirer in Donald Trump, who, for all his attacks on the Times and cries of “fake news,” has singled out Mills for his talents. Trump has requested prints of Mills’ photos and even brags about his work to world leaders. Politico reporter Christopher Cadelago explores how Mills captured the attention of the image-obsessed 45th president.

    INSIDE THE SHRINKING NEWSROOM OF THE PAPER THAT SHAPES THE PRIMARIES: The Des Moines Register plays an outsized role in narrating the path to the White House. But a decades’ worth of layoffs and buyouts has gutted the staff, and a potential hedge fund takeover could make matters worse, leaving a shrinking team of reporters to hustle across all 99 Iowa counties covering the 2020 presidential candidates. How is this small-city, big-impact newspaper faring at a time of media disruption? Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta, reports from Des Moines.

    HOW THE INTERCEPT IS FUELING THE DEMOCRATIC CIVIL WAR: The 5-year-old news site made its name on national security scoops in the Edward Snowden era. But it has found fresh energy as a savvy, progressive attack dog in covering national politics as it takes on the Democratic establishment and its leadership, writes Steven Perlberg. But is the site undermining its own side?

    THE LO-FI VOICES THAT SPEAK FOR AMERICA: POLITICO photography director M. Scott Mahaskey and Politico Magazine’s Zack Stanton take takes readers on a visual and audio tour of some of the most interesting AM radio stations across the country to find out what Americans outside the bubble are talking about and which hosts are driving the conversation, from rural Nebraska to the Navajo Nation.

    COMING NEXT WEEK - I WATCHED ALL 51 EPISODES OF BERNIE SANDERS' 1980s TV SHOW: Believe it or not, Bernie Sanders once had his own TV show. Politico campaign reporter Holly Otterbein watched all 51 episodes and survived to tell the tale.

    Read the full issue here.

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    ARLINGTON, VA – POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, today announced its presence at the Milken Institute's 2019 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California. As part of an ongoing partnership with the Milken Institute, POLITICO’s Ben White will write a special edition of the Morning Money newsletter that will detail the top conversations, major takeaways, and buzzy VIP sightings straight from one of the most influential yearly gatherings of the world’s foremost and leading minds in business, technology, government, media, philanthropy, health care, and entertainment. In addition, POLITICO journalists and executives will moderate a series of conversations ranging from the historic wave of women in U.S. politics to how to better prepare communities to be resilient in the face of natural disaster.

    "The Milken Institute's Global Conference convenes the world's leading minds to facilitate discussions and discuss solutions to the most pressing global issues our time," said Patrick Steel, CEO of POLITICO. "POLITICO is thrilled to partner with the Milken Institute, and we look forward to keeping Global Conference attendees up to speed with a special edition Morning Money newsletter detailing the day's leading conversations, key takeaways, and buzzy VIP sightings."

    In addition to the special edition Morning Money newsletter and audio briefing, POLITICOs will also participate in the following conversations:

    • Women in Government: Creating More Pathways to Leadership: Join POLITICO Playbook co-author Anna Palmer as she moderates a conversation on the historic wave of women who entered U.S. politics in 2018, and how to further enable a pipeline of women in leadership.
      • Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
      • Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former CEO, Center for a New American Security; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
      • Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, the Wilson Center; Former Congresswoman
      • Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
      • Anna Palmer, Co-Author of POLITICO Playbook and Editorial Director for Women Rule *Moderator
    • Economic Prosperity in the Americas: Join POLITICO Editor in Chief Matt Kaminski as he moderates a conversation on the critical position of the Americas in working to find solutions to address the economic challenges facing their respective regions.
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      • Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate
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