The Nightshift: 4 May 2017

Editor’s Note: As things intensity in the various investigations surrounding the Trump/Russia collusion/hacking allegations, now’s a good time to take a look back at some of the events that brought us to this point. 
 
Press Clippings: 

Good Morning,  It’s Thursday, 4 May 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift: the world’s overnight news feed.
Jame Comey, Director of the FBI, testified in Congress yesterday. He stood by his decision to reveal a new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just weeks before the national election. Still no explanation about why he didn’t reveal a parallel investigation into Russian hacking and the Trump campaign. The full story of the decision making may never be known. It’s a mess. Comey will be back in Congress today for private talks. There is in Congress increasing pressure for an independent investigation–not one conducted by Congress and not one conducted by the FBI–of the whole Russia/Hacking/Election Meddling issue.
The White House is back for another run at repealing Obamacare. This time, they say they have modified their “repeal and replace” program and have the votes…in the House. Still doubtful that they have the necessary support in the Senate. It won’t take long to find out; the House vote is expected today.  The new bill continues a disturbing trend with bills presented for a vote that have not been read or fully vetted (Obamacare was passed without being read by all members of Congress). No matter which side of the political world you’re on, this is a bad trend and it should stop. Read the bills, understand the bills and their implications, and vote accordingly.
Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip will no longer engage in public appearances starting this fall. He will turn 96 this year. He’s been in public life for over 65 years.
Macron and Le Pen, the two candidates for the Presidency of France, engaged in a vicious debate last night. The French election is this weekend. North Korea remains a confrontational mess with no immediate solution in sight.
Brent Crude, one of the benchmarks of the oil industry, dropped below $50 for the first time since March. How long before that decline shows up at the pump?
The San Antonio Spurs bounced back from a huge loss on Monday night to the Houston Rockets to a large win on Wednesday night against the same team. The series now moves to Houston, but one key ingredient for San Antonio will probably be missing: Tony Parker, the Spur’s All-Star guard was carried off the court with a knee injury sustained in the second half. If anyone can figure out how to compete without one of his best players, it’s San Antonio Coach Greg Popovitch.
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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
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