The latest idea for bringing Trumpcare back to life offers a compromise to the Freedom Caucus: Rather than rolling back Obamacare's insurance regulations in the bill, Republicans would give Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price the power to let states do it. The idea, according to a congressional aide familiar with the plan, is to expand Price's authority so he can grant waivers to let states knock out some of the regulations the conservatives consider the most expensive.

The likely targets: The "essential health benefit" requirements, which define 10 categories of services insurers have to cover, and the "community rating" provision, which prevents insurers from charging higher rates to sick people. White House officials are hoping to finalize the text tonight.

Between the lines: The new approach is the reason White House officials and congressional Republicans are getting more hopeful about a breakthrough, although there's still a long way to go and they'd have to be sure the compromise actually picks up new Freedom Caucus votes. They also have to make sure it doesn't scare away moderates. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to meet with members of the moderate Tuesday Group this afternoon at 4 pm.

Why does the white cockatoo on the right in @steveosideways' weekend video sensation preen and bounce around to Elvis Presley's "Don't be Cruel" while his partner on the left is unmoved (other than a brief, seemingly affectionate touch halfway through)? White cockatoos are monogamous and pair up for life, and they can grow bored unless their human owners amuse them.

And the Elvis look for the parrot on the right? Male cockatoos extend their head crest feathers when they're surprised by loud sounds (like guitar twangs). But it's also a ritual to get a mate's attention. Sometimes it works. Other times, he dances to his own beat.

Sean Spicer told reporters Monday that President Trump will be donating his salary from the first quarter of 2017 ($78,333.32) to the National Park Service, fulfilling his earlier promise to donate his salary.

The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a vote of 11-9, sending him to the full Senate for a vote later this week.

What's next: The Democrats secured enough votes Monday to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination, so the Republicans are going to "go nuclear" to force Gorsuch through with a simple majority of 51.

New cars packed with high-tech safety gear designed to help prevent crashes are leading to soaring insurance costs, the Wall Street Journal found. Safety features, such as built-in braking systems and tech that prevents drivers from drifting out of lanes, are becoming increasingly available, but as the WSJ notes, "progress comes with a price":

  • "Enabling the safety tech are cameras, sensors, microprocessors and other hardware whose repair costs can be more than five times that of conventional parts. And the equipment is often located in bumpers, fenders and external mirrors—the very spots that tend to get hit in a crash."
  • Only a fraction of buyers are currently opting for the new tech, "as a result, replacement parts are disproportionately expensive… Insurance companies, unwilling to shoulder all the pain, are passing some of the cost off to buyers."

Why this matters: High-tech cars could make driving conditions safer, but as of now, the costs of repairs are not outweighing the benefits of their potential safety protections for insurance companies. Some insurers estimate 25% to 50% of all vehicles will have to integrate the new tech before accident rates decline enough to offset higher repair costs.

Mark Rosekind, the former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has joined Zoox, a secretive Silicon Valley startup building a fully self-driving car, according to Reuters. He will be its chief safety innovation officer.

Zoox, which has raised more than $200 million in funding, will undoubtedly benefit from having Rosekind's expertise in transportation regulation given its lofty ambition of rolling out self-driving cars that won't even require passengers to pay attention.

NHTSA diaspora: Rosekind isn't the first former NHTSA regulator to join the auto industry—in January, the agency's chief counsel, Paul Hemmersbaugh, joined General Motors. Additionally, Hemmersbaugh's predecessor, Kevin Vincent, joined Faraday Future in 2015, while Alphabet's Waymo has hired several NHTSA officials as consultants or employees, according to Reuters.

Chris Coons announced during the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch he intends to vote "no" on Gorsuch later this week, securing the 41-vote threshold to filibuster.

As Lindsay Graham told the committee earlier today, if the Democrats filibuster, the Republicans will "go nuclear" and force Gorsuch through with a simple majority, changing Senate rules in the process.

President Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the Oval Office this morning.

Sisi said he had "a deep appreciation and admiration of [Trump's] unique personality" and that POTUS had been "standing very strong" to counter the "evil ideology" of Islamic radicalism, per a pool report. Trump said that he and Sisi "agree on so many things" and will "be friends for a long, long period of time," specifically noting that he will work with Sisi to "fight terrorism and other things."

Worth noting: Sisi came to power in a coup, and was regarded by the Obama administration as a ruthless dictator. Trump, in contrast, has repeatedly expressed admiration for Sisi and views him as a potential ally.

Financials: Revenue last year climbed by 4.2% to nearly $4.8 billion, while net income fell by 2.5% to $146 million.

Shareholders: Panera's largest shareholders are: Capital Research & Management Co (9.43% of outstanding shares), Wellington Management (7.38%), Vanguard (7.29%), BlackRock (7.12%) and founder and CEO Ron Shaich (5.4%).