Friday, September 21

ByKevin Sheekey

Internal GOP Poll: Nancy Pelosi Beats Donald Trump in a Head-to-Head Matchup, 50% to 45% (Bloomberg)

The GOP’s Growing Identity Crisis (Axios)
The Republican Party is suffering an identity crisis that poses acute short- and long-term risks: President Trump, with 38% approval in Gallup, is giving the party a constricted appeal, with the danger of continuing high-profile defections. Why it matters: In a 50-50 nation, marginal defections can incapacitate a party.

Theresa May Doubles Down: Demands Respect from EU as Brexit Talks Hit Impasse (Bloomberg)

Supreme Court Latest:
-Kavanaugh’s Accuser Seeks Concessions From GOP Over Testimony
-Women Waiting in Wings if Kavanaugh Nomination Fails (Bloomberg Law)

First on the Bloomberg: Emirates Said to Explore Etihad Deal to Forge World’s Biggest Airline (Bloomberg)

Apple Always: iPhone XS Buyers Undeterred by Eye-Watering Prices, Few Upgrades (Bloomberg)

Headlines from around the world.

Weekend section.

Last Chance: The London Mastaba by Christo is only on view until Sunday in Hyde Park, London. As Mike Bloomberg tweeted this week, “Like all great public art, it has sparked imaginations and dialogue & added even more energy to London this summer.”

The Great Reinvention of City Intersections (The Guardian)
Across the world, urban intersections are being slowly transformed from grim, car-oriented hazards to bright and pedestrian-friendly spaces, with help from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety.

Holiday Planning: Tiny Villages in Italy and Spain are Turning Into Resorts to Save Themselves from Becoming Ghost Towns (Bloomberg)

Best of late night.

“Today Facebook began testing its new product, Facebook Dating. And if the test goes well it could come to your phone soon. Facebook Dating — or as it’s already known, ‘stalking.’”
— James Corden

“Amazon is working on a whole new way to make humans obsolete. Over the next three years, Amazon is reported to have a plan to open 3,000 cashier-free stores called Amazon Go. You know how Amazon lets you buy whatever you want from your house? Well now you can get in the car, drive to the store, park, buy the stuff, get back in the car, and bring it all to your home all by yourself. It’s a great idea. This would be like Netflix opening a chain of Blockbuster video stores with no cashiers.”
— Jimmy Kimmel

“Trump is campaigning for the midterms in Las Vegas, and out of habit the moment he walked into a casino, it went bankrupt.”
— Jimmy Fallon

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