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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 25 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.
Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) has announced that he will not seek re-election in the 2018 elections. Flake made the announcement in a scathing speech delivered on the Senate floor, in which he denounced in very strong terms the leadership and character of President Trump. Flake joins Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), who had previously announced that he would not seek re-election and who is also a blistering critic of the President. The question now: how many other republicans will break from the ineffectual “Republican pack” and try to get the government headed in the right direction.
The Washington Post has reported that the Clinton campaign and the DNC participated in the funding of the scandalous “Trump Dossier”. Another Washington hot mess, this time coming from the Democrats.
Mike Pence has cast a vote breaking a tie to enable repeal of a banking rule that would allow class action suits against banks and credit cards instead of forcing plaintiffs to go to mandatory arbitration. The repeal of the law was good news for financial institutions, bad news for consumers.
The Daily Grope: Leon Weiseltier, an editor at The New Republic, admitted to inappropriate behavior while working at that publication and paid an immediate and heavy price: a new publication he was planning, backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, and funded through her Emerson Collective for-profit organization, lost the funding and the plug has been pulled on the enterprise, effectively killing it.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 last night in one of the shortest World Series games on record. The teams play again tonight in Los Angeles.
Today is National Greasy Food Day. Can’t eat healthy all the time–pass the burgers.
Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
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)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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