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EXCLUSIVE: President Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to freeze more than $4B in foreign aid in a move that would have been another end run around Congress’ power of the purse.

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Bernie Sanders on Thursday released his plan to fight climate change, as he seeks to position himself as the most aggressive candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination on the issue. So, what would the plan do? @GavinBade  has got you covered:

DROPOUT WATCH -- With Inslee’s exit, there are now only 22 Dems running for president. Who’s next to go? According to @ZachMontellaro , there are three things to watch for: the fall debate stages, fundraising numbers & a candidate’s other political options.

🎙Why are the politics around climate change in the US so tricky? In the latest episode of POLITICO’s “Global Translations” podcast, presented by @Citi , we’ll look at the politics of climate policy in the US and other major power centers around the world.

Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but Andrew Yang is … surging? The entrepreneur & father who’s never run for any office before this, is one of 10 candidates who have qualified through polling & fundraising thresholds for the 3rd & 4th debates.

WEST WING WHIPLASH: Can’t keep up with Trump’s policy positions this week? We don’t blame you. Trump has backtracked — and in some cases, done a complete 360 — on a number of issues this week, from guns to Greenland. In today’s Huddle, we review the tape:


Feb. 5, 2013 – The day President Trump tweeted on his own for the very first time. Since then, he has never looked back. Read more from an interview with Trump’s former social media manager, Justin McConney here:

“Wednesday’s back-to-back hearings before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees will present a whole new set of challenges for Mueller and his team.” The latest from our resident Mueller experts, @dsamuelsohn  and @NatashaBertrand .

Julián Castro this week laid out a sweeping education plan, calling for everything from universal pre-K to free college and teacher raises. But how does his proposal work? @BenjaminEW  has got you covered.

Who won the week on social media? I’ll give you one guess... By @Hadas_Gold 

TRENDING -- & say that Trump's Saturday night massacre is happening right before our eyes. #RussiaInvestigation