“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays. I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government.” So said President Trump as he announced an executive-led SWAT team to fix government with business ideas. The White House Office of American Innovation will be led by Jared Kushner. (He should have stuck with fixing the Middle East. It’s less complicated…)

+ NYT with a reminder of the cloud that seems to shadow every White House announcement: Senate committee to question Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians.

+ The story of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes going to the White House to share information with the president just got weirder. It turns out he was also at the White House the day before, where he got the information he’d share the next day.

+ Meanwhile, the White House is still reeling from last week’s shocking health care bill defeat. Sean Spicer said his boss “left everything on the field.” What he left on the field was his homework. Here’s my take on the story: The Emperor Has No Scrubs.

+ A reminder that not everyone sees Trump’s mamagement and communication styles in the same way. “He’s ruffling every feather in Washington that he can ruffle. These guys are scrambling. So: yeah! I like it. I think it’s a good thing. I want to see them jump around a little bit.” The Toronto Star on the voters who like Trump’s lies.