Good Morning, It’s Monday, 20 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament finished it’s first weekend of play. Upsets included Villanova (number 1 overall seed), Duke (No. 2 seed in the East), Virginia, USC, Minnesota. Next weekend, the Sweet 16 Play. That will also be something to look forward to.
James Comey is scheduled to testify before/confer with Congress today on Russian hacking in the American Presidential Election. He’ll probably also get a few words in on the alleged-but-not-proven wiretapping of Trump Tower. The full court press is on Congress for Trumpcare. Who knows what drama will roll out of Washington this week?
Jimmy Breslin, the legendary New York newspaper columnist died at 88. Breslin was one of a kind, equally comfortable on the street, in the newsroom, or at a bar and was considered one of the founders/guiding lights of “The New Journalism”. Newspapers in Breslin’s day were required reading and Breslin’s columns were mandatory. Perhaps, with the press’s newly aggressive attitude with investigative journalism, we shall see them rise once again. That would be a good thing.
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