Good Morning. It’s Tuesday, 7 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
More fallout from the President’s weekend tweet-fest. Predictably, the White House doubled-down on what seems like a giant mistake. There’s no evidence to back up the President’s assertion that Obama wire-tapped his phones; if he can produce some evidence, the tide might turn in his favor. If he can’t–it’s going to get very dark. The U.S. responded to the most recent North Korean missile test by sending a missile defense system to South Korea–the Chinese immediately called that action (but not the firing off of banned ballistic missiles by North Korea), a “provocation”. Looks like Obama was right: the first Presidential crisis the current White House will face will be North Korea.
NCAA Conference Championships start this week. Winners get an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship tournament. Wall Street was down yesterday; the Administration released details of their new travel ban/immigration program; and the outlines of the GOP’s planned replacement for the Affordable Care Act were announced to no applause. They’ve got some work to do. The Geneva Auto Show opens today with most of the worlds’ major automakers unveiling new models and designs. Ferrari’s new flagship “812 Superfast” goes zero-to-sixty in 2.9 seconds, which is slower than a Tesla Model S P100D (2.29 seconds). The message: speed is no longer an exclusive commodity in today’s automotive industry.
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