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Thursday
Dec072017

POLITICS (National, Local/Atlanta): Atlanta mayoral runoff election, recount?: "Atlanta mayoral runoff: Bottoms claims victory; Norwood seeks recount"; "In an election about race, gentrification and party loyalty, Atlanta waits for a recount to determine its next mayor"; "Recount called for in Atlanta mayoral race"; "Atlanta Mayoral Race Poised to Move to a Recount" ....

Thursday
Dec072017

POLITICS (National): New book, "Let Trump be Trump": "Trump's campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries"; "Former aides reveal Trump's 'face-ripping' tantrums and gargantuan junk food binges on campaign trail"; "Lewandowski's new book describes what it was like to work for candidate Trump"; "McDonald's binges and screaming fits: new book reveals Trump's foibles" ....  

Thursday
Dec072017

AFTERNOON MEMOS: Housing, homelessness: "As housing costs rise, so does California's homelessness, report shows"; media, "Los Angeles Times journalists take steps to unionize newsroom"; also, "Wine country wildfire costs now top $9 billion, costliest in California history"; "FBI leading task force to investigate fraud after Northern California fires" ....  

***Various items this afternoon relating to the spectrum of politics and/or public policy....

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "As housing costs rise, so does California's homelessness, report shows"

* Los Angeles Times:  "Los Angeles Times journalists take steps to unionize newsroom"

***ALSO:

* Sacramento Bee:  "Wine country wildfire costs now top $9 billion, costliest in California history"

* Santa Rosa Press Democrat:  "FBI leading task force to investigate fraud after Northern California fires"

Thursday
Dec072017

SACRAMENTO: California State Senate, announcement, new President Pro Tem: "Toni Atkins will be first womanto lead Calfornia Senate"; "California Senate will be led by a woman for first time in history: Sen. Toni Atkins"; "Toni Atkins poised to become state Senate's first woman, LGBT president"; "San Diego's Toni Atkins is tapped as first woman leader of the California State Senate" .... 

Thursday
Dec072017

POLITICS (National): Donald Trump presidency, various reports: "FBI chief rejects Trump's claim of agency 'in tatters'"; "White House misremembers historical details on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day"; "'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches"; also, "Ethics Committee launches investigation into Fahrenthold sexual harassment allegations" ....

***Donald Trump presidency, various reports....

* POLITICO:  "'Holy crap': Experts find tax plan riddled with glitches" - "Some of the provisions could be easily gamed, tax lawyers say"

* POLITICO:  "FBI chief rejects Trump's claim of agency 'in tatters'"

* POLITICO:  "White House misremembers historical details on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day"

***ALSO:

* POLITICO:  "Ethics Committee launches investigation into Fahrenthold sexual harassment allegations"