It’s an enormously risky idea, and there is a debate among Trump administration officials about whether it is feasible. Such a debate reflects how tense the situation remains, even though North Korea has scaled back the pace of its provocative actions in recent weeks and opened the door to diplomacy.” -- Alabama defeated Georgia in overtime at the college football national championship game.Chuck Culpepper reports: “[The last shock of the game] came from the hand of a freshman from Hawaii, Tua Tagovailoa, and as it went up the left sideline, many of the 77,430 lucky to occupy Mercedes-Benz Stadium probably gasped.

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Sonam Vashi and Marwa Eltagouri report: “Hours before, Trump, speaking to a group of farmers and ranchers in Nashville, again criticized athletes who do not stand for the national anthem. The Atlanta branch of the NAACP on Monday afternoon had encouraged those going to the game to wear white and wave white towels if they disagreed with Trump’s policies and statements, a move meant to mock conservatives who sometimes call liberals ‘snowflakes.’” The president left the epic matchup early to fly back to Washington.

Air Force One landed just as Alabama missed a field goal at the end of regulation that would have won the game.

Maryland’s attorney general argued the public university’s business with Trump National Doral golf resort represented a gift from a state government. -- But Washingtonians will start to see warmer temperatures today lasting for the rest of the workweek.

But the Orange Bowl Committee, not the university, chose the resort back in 2014. The Capital Weather Gang forecasts: “Morning clouds and areas of dense fog burn off after rush hour to make way for a mostly sunny situation and these near normal temperatures (mid-upper 40s) will feel like a big change compared to the past week of frigidity.” A BUNKER MENTALITY: -- Trump may be interviewed within the next several weeks as part of Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

They have also discussed the obligation of Mueller’s team to demonstrate that it could not obtain the information it seeks without interviewing the president.” -- Michael Wolff’s new book has thrust the topic of Trump’s mental acuity into the national spotlight, overshadowing the administration’s agenda and forcing the White House to confront the issue directly.

Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker report: “So far, Trump’s advisers have adopted a posture of umbrage and indignation. they attack the inquisitors for having the gall to ask.

Outside Washington, Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio after he was convicted of contempt of court for ignoring a federal judge's order to stop racially profiling spoke volumes to Hispanics who see the former Arizona sheriff as a boogeyman.

The president is also expected to travel later this month to look at prototypes of possible border walls, creating a visual that his base will love but will further galvanize Latinos.

For there, after all the plays, ran an Alabama receiver, De Vonta Smith, with space behind the defense. It had a fifth national title in the last nine seasons.

Smith reached ahead and grabbed it in the end zone. Somehow, after a 13-0 deficit at halftime, a 20-7 deficit in the third quarter and a quarterback who arrived at school only last January, Alabama had snared a 26-23 overtime win . It had [head coach Nick] Saban’s sixth title all told, which pulled him alongside Bear Bryant.” -- Trump attended the game and was greeted by protesters, while the president made a point to stand during the national anthem.

Meanwhile, many still don’t have power — and electricity might not be fully restored until May. -- Trump’s nativism may cost Republicans Senate seats this year in Arizona and Nevada, as well as several House seats across the Sun Belt.