The Nightshift: 26 April 2017

Editor’s Note: The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next couple of weeks due to outside scheduling commitments. Weekend editions will be full-pack, but weekday commentary will be very streamlined. 
Press Clippings:
Good Morning,  It’s Wednesday, 26 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
It’s go time in Washington as the White House organizes and outlines multiple agenda items, from tax cuts to another shot at Trumpcare. Will these items be finished before the “100 day” mark is up? Doubtful. Too much debate and fine tuning to be completed. Trump has criticized the “arbitrary” 100 day achievement guide(he’s not doing well by that metric) and he has a point. There’s another point though: that Presidencies end up the way they start out. If a new administration can’t push through key agenda items during its’ “honeymoon” phase (1st 100 days), how well can they do when the shine is off?  Trump’s running an unconventional White House. Maybe he will be the exception.
Former NSC head Mike Flynn–who resigned after the shortest tenure in the job in history–may not have fully disclosed all of the income and connections he had with Turkey and Russia prior to his selection to join the Trump administration. Flynn, who said he had a “story to tell” and would tell it if granted immunity, is going in the wrong direction to avoid serious legal issues.
Fox News, which has had its share of legal adventures, is now in the crosshairs of a racial discrimination lawsuit. The channel, which ruled cable news for over a decade, is facing a rebuilding period. Power and influence are diminishing at a high rate and in a series of very messy public relations nightmares.
Twitter posted unexpected increases in earnings and subscribers, boosting the stock.Overseas, luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH is taking over Dior in a $13.0+ billion deal.
Robert Pirsig, who wrote the surprising classic “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” has died at the age of 88. It’s a very good read and well worth your time.
Disney has announced projected release dates for some of their most popular films–the latest installments of “Star Wars”, “Frozen”, and “The Lion King”. Looks like 2019 will be a big year for Disney blockbusters.
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Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
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The Fine Print:  The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1082 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. p

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