While in South Carolina Thursday: Mike Bloomberg Slams Trump’s Trade Policies (CNN)
Trade War Consequences? A 30-Year Boeing Client in China Is Said to Discuss Airbus Deal (Bloomberg)
2020 Watch: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Testing Political Waters in South Carolina (The State)
Mike Bloomberg was in South Carolina helping U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn raise money for the South Carolina Democrat’s re-election campaign. “I consider him to be one of those good people in this great country that is dedicated to helping us put things back on track,” said Clyburn, the No. 3-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House.
Will Trump Make New York Democrats the New Lords of Capitol Hill? (New York Times)
Rudy Giuliani said he could live with Mr. Bloomberg as president: “As an executive he would be a good president,” he said. “I can’t see how I could ever endorse him because of some of the positions I think he would bring into the government, and a lot of his people who are very left-leaning. But would I be comfortable that he is qualified to be president? Sure.”
Conspiracy Watch: Conservatives Mount Whisper Campaign Smearing Khashoggi in Defense of Trump (Washington Post)
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Invesco Bets $5.7 Billion That Active Management Has Future (Bloomberg)
Improving Health: Bloomberg Joins UK Movement to Change How Workplaces Think and Act Around Mental Health (Bloomberg press release)
Beyond Coal Matters: Fighting to Breathe in the Shadow of a Coal Power Plant (Esquire)
Esquire goes to Springdale, Pennsylvania, a small town that’s in the middle of a health crisis with a mortality rate in some areas that’s 87 percent above the national level. Read and watch the companion video here.
Feel Better Today: 23 Charts and Maps that Show the World is Getting Much Better (Vox)
Highlights: Extreme poverty has fallen, smoking is down, solar energy is getting cheaper and life expectancy is rising.
Rachel Brosnahan Narrating Climate Change Documentary ‘Paris To Pittsburgh’ (Deadline)
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Rachel Brosnahan will narrate Bloomberg Philanthropies’ upcoming climate change documentary Paris to Pittsburgh, which will premiere on National Geographic Wednesday, Dec. 12th. Paris to Pittsburgh follows the impassioned efforts of those individuals who are battling the threats of climate change.
Best of late night.
In Georgia, the Republican candidate for governor is also the secretary of state and has delayed the applications of tens of thousands of potential Georgia voters, including a disproportionately high number of black residents. Georgia is using a controversial method called “exact match,” under which voters’ names can be purged from the rolls for something as trivial as a missing hyphen.
“You’re telling me that some people won’t get to vote just because their voter name doesn’t match the name on file? It’s funny how this happens with voting, but it never stops the I.R.S. The I.R.S. is never like, ‘Oh, we had Trevok Noah, I guess you don’t have to pay taxes this year!’ No, they would be, like, ‘Trevor, hey, you misspelled your name, dumb*ss. And you owe us 20 grand!’”
— Trevor Noah
In other news:
“A man in New Jersey recently revealed that every single day of his life for the past 37 years, he’s eaten pizza for dinner. Some of us choose to not brag about it, but hey… This guy eats so much pizza, his doctor recently told him his arteries are stuffed crust.”
— James Corden
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