Breakfast Briefing: Trump to pitch border wall in El Paso

Plus: Women run the Grammy Awards, and a key Republican comms aide moves to Blue Engine + JDA.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

President Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign-style rally in El Paso, Texas, tonight with the threat of another government shutdown just days away and border wall opponents set to hold a counter-rally. Local officials have pre-empted the Trump rally by issuing corrections to the president’s comments on border security in the area.

Executive time leak, part II. On the president’s mind on Monday is a second leak of his schedule to Axios, again showing large blocks of time carved out for "executive time." Administration officials are reportedly working frantically to hunt down the first schedule leaker.

Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was dominated by women, from Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance to Bebe Rexha showing up designers who refused to dress her for the event to country artist Kacey Musgraves winning Album of the Year for "Golden Hour." Childish Gambino’s "This Is America" won Song and Record of the Year, the first rap entry to do so.

A former key communications aide to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the last two Republican speakers of the House has joined Blue Engine + JDA, the firm formed by the acquisition of JDA Frontline by Blue Engine Message & Media last year. Brendan Buck has joined the DC-based agency as a partner.

Facebook is bolstering its fact-checking in India before the country’s general election. The company launched partnerships with five organizations that will review stories posted on the social network for accuracy. Their goal is to reduce circulation of stories found to be fake by 80%.

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