Good Morning, It’s Saturday, 6 May 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
The French Presidential election runoff is this weekend. Macron, a centrist and one of the two candidates involved in the runoff (Le Pen is the other) said that his election headquarters was the victim of a massive hacking attack. Initial suspicion is that the attack came from and was directed by Russia. Anything about that scenario sound familiar to Americans?
The Trump Administration has been celebrating its’ first major legislative victory: the passing through the House of Representatives of a bill designed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. As Politico has pointed out, now the Republicans have to answer for every problem with health care; in other words, by winning (short term) they could have lost (long term). This weekend, President Trump will take another break by staying at his golf club in New Jersey.
Meanwhile, the Senate committee investigating the alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. Presidential election has told Carter Page, a sometime in/sometime out member of the Trump campaign to willingly turn over documents related to his interactions and activities with Russia or face a subpoena to force the disclosure.
A U.S. Navy Seal was killed in an operation in Somalia, the first American casualty there in over a decade. There is increasing concern in the military about the overuse of “special operations” forces. The constant activity by America’s most elite warriors is stressing the training and resources of these elite fighting units.
China’s newest jetliner, the Comac C919 has taken its’ maiden flight as the Asian country tries to gain a foothold in the international jet market currently dominated by Boeing and Airbus. In other business news, the U.S. economy’s jobless rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest it has been in over a decade.
The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby is today. The weather is expected to be cold and there is a 40% chance of more rain. Get a pre-race briefing from the NY Times (post time is 6:35PM ET)
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The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1095 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.