Good Morning, It’s Thursday, 11 May 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
The Comey firing has roiled Washington, the Press, certain Republicans, lots of Democrats, and much of America (Trump’s approval rating is down to 36% and falling). Expect more–not less–leaks and more turmoil. The mess continues.
The obvious solution to the Russian meddling questions that so bother the Trump administration and the Republicans is simple: put a special prosecutor in place and let the investigation(s) begin in full force. The administration should endorse the idea of an investigation if it has nothing to hide. By doing so, they could put the questions about the entire Russian hacking/meddling/collusion scenario permanently and very publicly to bed and get on with their current highly-compromised agenda. So why haven’t they asked for such an investigation? What could they possibly have to hide.
Sears CEO is blaming the company’s probably terminal business operations on the “press”, following a major cultural trend by Americans who can’t deliver. When the company stopped being a retailer and became an “investment vehicle”, its’ days were numbered.
Snapchat lost a $2.2 billion in their first quarter as a publicly held company. As Ted Turner once said, “it ain’t as easy as it looks”.
Abercrombie & Fitch may put itself up for sale as the once highly successful clothier and culture maker has seen sales deteriorate.
The Houston Rockets face the San Antonio Spurs tonight in a key game in their playoff series. The Spurs are ahead in the 7 game series, 3-2. The game will be played in Houston. Pittsburgh’s Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 last night in the 7th game of the NHL Stanley Cup series. The Pens remain clutch in big games. Finally, in sports, the “fifth major” , the Players Championship, starts today–providing welcome sports relief just in time for the weekend.
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