We finally got an answer as to whether Trump knew about the Stormy Daniels payment

Michael Cohen’s lawyer denies Trump knew about the arrangement. But experts say that undermines it. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump taps his doctor to replace Shulkin at VA, choosing personal chemistry over traditional qualifications

The president announced the move on Twitter, calling his nominee, Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, “highly respected.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump’s Infrastructure Push | U.S. Credit Check | Nunes’s Rise | Tech Tremors

In today’s Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter: President Donald Trump pivots to infrastructure while lawmakers are on recess; the U.S.’s fiscal future; and how the shake-up of the president’s national-security team is likely to reshape the role played by Jared Kushner. Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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The Energy 202: EPA chief fires back on flight costs as #BootPruitt campaign revs up

Ten national environmental groups will begin a new campaign to remove Pruitt from office. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The Daily 202: How Zuckerberg’s Facebook is like Gutenberg’s printing press

A cautionary tale from historian Niall Ferguson. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Mueller just drew his most direct line to date between the Trump campaign and Russia

The filing says an aide of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates was tied to Russian intelligence “and had such ties in 2016.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump privately presses for military to pay for border wall

The president has told Speaker Paul Ryan that the military should finance it after Congress provided only $1.6 billion. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Faces High-Wire Act as Congress Scrutinizes Facebook

This is the web version of the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter. Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox. The Day Ahead President Donald Trump has lunch with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the most consequential member of his newly remade national-security team. Technology shares continue to fall amid concerns of increased regulatory…

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The Daily 202: How a conservative think tank is trying to tackle climate change

A George Shultz-led task force, an Obama alumnus and a retired admiral agitate for action. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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More white evangelicals believe Stormy Daniels, and that could have some long-term implications

Trump will probably keep the white evangelical vote, but not by much. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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