Good Morning, It’s Monday, 8 May 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
Emmanuel Macron has won the French Presidential election and Marine Le Pen has lost. it wasn’t close–about a 2 to 1 margin of victory.
Sally Yates, former acting Attorney General, will testify before Congress today. Ms. Yates warned the White House about Michael Flynn’s Russian contacts in January. She was fired for refusing to enforce the Administration’s travel ban two weeks into Trump’s term. Flynn was fired a few weeks later. The Russian mess continues.
The Kushner family is soliciting investors in China, who basically “buy” a visa (EB-5) through a special program, for a $500,000 investment. In this case, the investment would be in Kushner family real estate and/or projects. The EB-5 Visa program is–as you might suspect–highly controversial. Jared Kushner, a member of the family, is a special advisor to President Trump and married to Ivanka Trump.
Republican Congressmen are facing hostile voters for their actions on Trumpcare. The Democrats have said the new program will be a disaster for the public and the Republicans who voted for it; the Republicans have the opposite point of view.
Two late night comedians, Bill Mahr and Stephen Colbert are under fire for tasteless jokes made about President Trump. Humor is a great equalizer in political disagreements but comments can be funny without being vulgar.
Coach has agreed to buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.
Sears, once the largest retailer in America, is now in a death spiral. It’s a sad ending for an American icon.
John Daly won the Insperity golf tournament on the Champions Golf Tour yesterday. It was his first tournament win since 2004. The Houston Rockets beat the San Antonio Spurs to even their playoff series at 2-2. The series continues next in San Antonio.
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The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1097 for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world.