Friday, August 17

ByKevin Sheekey

Happy Anniversary: One Year of the Sheekey Daily Read!

A year ago, we started the Sheekey Daily Read to highlight stories important to our company, our industry and our employees. We’ve grown to reach more than 20,000 subscribers who share an interest in the world of Bloomberg.

To mark this anniversary, I wanted to highlight the most popular headlines in the Daily Read. You’ll likely notice a pattern. If you like what you see, please spread the word to colleagues, family and friends who can sign up at SheekeyDaily.com. As always, I welcome your feedback.

Thank you for reading!

Top 5 Most Popular Sheekey Daily Read Headlines:
1. Bloomberg Eyes 2020 Presidential Run as a Democrat – The Guardian
2. Mike Bloomberg sums up thoughts on environment: “We’re in deep s—.”
3. Social Justice Lawyer: The Nightmare of Working in de Blasio’s Government
4. The Mike Bloomberg Effect: Bad News for Trump – Rising Chance of Republicans Losing U.S. House of Representatives
5. Michael Bloomberg: Google Walks Away From America’s Security

Click here for the Top 25 headlines, including this gem of Mike Bloomberg piloting a Spitfire fighter plane from the Imperial War Museum in London in June.

Most Read on the Bloomberg Terminal (Last 8 Hours):
Tearful Musk Tells NYT Nobody Reviewed Tesla Funding Tweet
(Bloomberg)

Breaking Today: Trump Seeks SEC Study of 6-Month Reporting Instead of Quarterly (Bloomberg)

Trump Wages War Against New York (Politico)
I was asked for comment: “Too busy focused on taking the House to comment at this point,” Bloomberg adviser Kevin Sheekey said in an email, signing off with a smiley face emoji.

Smart Take: Trump Is Not Trying to Silence John Brennan. (Bloomberg Opinion – Eli Lake)
It’s the opposite: to make the former CIA director more prominent and use him as a foil.

Happening Saturday: Angela Merkel Hosts Vladimir Putin in Marriage of Convenience Made by Trump (Bloomberg)

Two Coup-Plotting Groups Met Weeks Before Venezuela Drone Attack (Bloomberg)

Mourning the Queen of Soul:
How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became an Anthem for Civil Rights and Feminism
(Washington Post)
Add to your playlists: Aretha Franklin’s 20 Essential Songs (New York Times)

@MikeBloomberg tweeted: I got an honorary degree from Harvard in 2014, along with Aretha. I’ll let you guess who got the biggest ovation. She earned that respect – from generations. She was an American treasure, and we’ll miss her.

Mike Aretha


Best of late night.

In a speech on Wednesday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo mocked Donald Trump’s Make America Great catchphrase by saying, “We are not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”

“That is the dumbest thing you can say as a politician. That’s like closing your speech with, ‘Apple pie sucks, I’m lukewarm on the troops and those stripes make the American flag look fat! Thank you, I hate my mother.’”
— Stephen Colbert

Former Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released a recording of a conversation with Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, who is heard offering Manigault Newman a salary of $180,000 in exchange for staying quiet about sensitive topics. Jimmy Fallon said Lara Trump must be mortified.

“In response Lara Trump said, ‘I am so embarrassed about this tape. Now everyone will know that I’m married to Eric Trump.’”
— Jimmy Fallon

For more Best of Late Night from the New York Times, click here.