Good Morning, It’s Saturday, 25 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
Trumpcare failed. The plan–to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare)–never made it to the House floor for a vote. because the Republicans, who control both Houses of Congress and the White House, could not muster enough votes to pass the legislation. The bill was intensely unpopular with both Congressional members and the public. The failure was a massive loss for the new administration, the Republican Congress, and Speaker Paul Ryan. We’ll leave it to the pundits to dissect the loss but it’s not a positive start for an administration that had very aggressive plans for new legislation. Something was learned; we’ll see if it gets applied.
In NCAA basketball, Kentucky beat (upset?) UCLA, South Carolina won again, North Carolina won, and Florida beat Wisconsin in a buzzer-beater. Some very great games on Friday night. As predicted, Lonzo Ball of UCLA declared for the NBA draft right after his team lost to Kentucky. There are two more games tonight (Kansas/Oregon; Xavier/Gonzaga) and two more Sunday evening (UNC/Kentucky, Florida/South Carolina). By late Sunday night, the Final Four will be set. How’s your bracket?
Time, Inc.–once one of the most powerful publishing empires in America–is reportedly on the block (again) with a valuation in the $2.0 billion dollar range ($20 share). Fewer media voices are a problem for diverse views. What would Henry Luce think?
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