The Nightshift: 10 January 2018

Press Clippings:

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, 10 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .

Welcome to 2018.
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This is what they call a major news day: Senator Dianne Feinstein released the Fusion GPS testimony given to the Senate Judiciary Committee, after Republican Senators Grassley and Graham unilaterally–without consent or initial agreement with the other members of the committee–sent an ill-conceived “referral” for criminal charges to the Justice Department for one of the researchers involved in creating the dossier, former British MI6 spy and Russia expert Christopher Steele. The head of Fusion GPS had endorsed the release of the behind closed doors testimony because he felt that the Republicans were releasing only selective parts of his 10 hour testimony. The transcript will be the topic of much debate over the new few weeks (it’s approximately 300 pages long) as commentators review and parse it for details. One key point: the information in it is accurate.

Former Trump key strategist and campaign director Steve Bannon is out at Breitbart, completing the fall from grace and power that started when he was fired from the White House staff in August. It’ll be much harder for Bannon to influence anything without a platform for his viewpoints.

The debates over Michael Wolff’s book on the Trump White House continue  to be the most highly televised news events of the week. 

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It never stops: Now California has been plagued by a series of mudslides. Thirteen people have died so far in the latest catastrophe from the previously Golden State, now burned, singed, and muddied.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake occurred last night off the coast of Honduras.
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The annual Consumer Electronics Show is on in Las Vegas. This industry trade show sets the digital direction for much of the world, once a year.

The Daily Grope: Actor Michael Douglas denied in advance rumors that he might have been involved in inappropriate sexual conduct. James Franco, honored on Sunday at the Golden Globes awards, is also facing accusations of inappropriate behavior.

Transitions: Ray Thomas, a founding member of the Moody Blues rock band has died at age 76. Last week, we lost astronaut John Young, who led the first space shuttle mission. America without astronauts is a much less adventurous country.

Today is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Start by turning down the heat, end by comparison shopping for new energy suppliers.

What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 

The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.

Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.

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) (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)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

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