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Friday
Dec152017

AFTERNOON MEMOS: "Trump disputes New York Times report he watches hours of TV each day"; "Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight"; "Why the #MeToo Movement Should Be Ready for a Blacklash" ....

***Various items this afternoon from across the spectrum of politics and/or public policy....

* POLITICO:  "Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight" - "Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pensions for hundreds of thousands of workers."

* POLITICO:  "Trump disputes New York Times report he watches hours of TV each day"

* POLITICO Magazine:  "Why the #MeToo Movement Should Be Ready for a Backlash" - "As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution."

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS (National, International/France): Donald Trump presidency, diplomacy, France?: "Jamie McCourt sworn in as U.S. ambassador to France"; also, "Promising to 'Make Our Planet Great Again,' Macron lures 3 U.S. climate scientists to France" ....

***Donald Trump presidenet, diplomacy, France?

* Los Angeles Times:  "Jamie McCourt sworn in as U.S. ambassador to France"

* Washington Post:  "Promising to 'Make Our Planet Great Again,' Macron lures 3 U.S. climate scientists to France"

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS/MEDIA: Firing, New Yorker political reporter Ryan Lizza: "New Yorker fires Ryan Lizza over alleged 'improper sexual conduct'"; "Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation"; "Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker fired for alleged 'improper sexual conduct'" ....  

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS/MEDIA (Los Angeles): Steve Edwards, firing, sexual harassment allegations?: "Steve Edwards, longtime Fox 11 'Good Day L.A. host, abruptly leaves on Monday"; "'Good Day L.A.' anchor Steve Edwards' Abrupt Ousting Prompts Rumors"; "'Good Day L.A.' Anchor Steve Edwards Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations" .... ....

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS (National, State/Minnesota): U.S. Senate, Al Franken replacement: "Minnesota governor names Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as Franken replacement"; "Minnesota Governor Picks Lt. Governor Tina Smith to Replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate"; "Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith named to fill Al Franken's Senate seat" ....