Good Morning. It’s Saturday, 11 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The Justice Department has asked for the resignations of 46 Federal Prosecutors who were political appointments of the Obama administration. At this point, the career attorneys in the Department are not affected. The official line is that this is standard business for an incoming administration; the unofficial line is that it’s attempt by the administration to stop the flow of information leaks from the new Administration. Good luck with that.
Mike Flynn, the former National Security Advisor–who resigned under fire and/or was fired just three weeks into his job with the new administration–had a second job as a registered foreign agent for Turkey while he was receiving intel briefings as NSA. Good to know he was 100% focused on his new national security position.
Duke beat Carolina with an incredible comeback after being down as much as 13, in the ACC semi-finals. Carolina has lost two of three to Duke this season. Carolina was hampered by the loss of point guard Joel Berry for 10 minutes in the second half, but, let’s face it, they fell apart when the Duke ran began. Next stop for both teams is the NCAA Tournament.
Keep your sweaters and jackets handy because a late winter storm is bearing down on the Northeast. Also, tomorrow most of the USA switches to Daylight Saving Time. You’ll get adjusted to it sooner or later.
Finally, as the Geneva Auto Show wraps up the big news is that the station wagon, whose family and gear hauling function was replaced by the SUV, is back, with Porsche, BMW, VW, and others announcing new models. Is this the start of something big? Find out in the carpool line at school next fall.
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