Friday, September 28

ByKevin Sheekey

Supreme Battle: Brett Kavanaugh Nears Key Committee Vote While Republicans Race Toward Approval (Bloomberg)

The Bloomberg View: Kavanaugh Hearing Calls for One Thing: An Investigation (Bloomberg Opinion)
The Senate shouldn’t vote until one has been conducted.

Flashback to Monday – Mike Bloomberg’s speech at Emily’s List luncheon: “Until a thorough investigation occurs, the only Senate vote that would respect women and the rule of law is: No.” — Mike Bloomberg

American Bar Association Urges F.B.I. Inquiry Into Kavanaugh (New York Times)

Fortune: Michael Bloomberg Is Giving Even More Than He Planned to House Democratic Candidates, Half to Women Candidates

World Health Organization Reappoints Mike Bloomberg Non-Communicable Diseases Ambassador (Premium Times)
Read his keynote he delivered at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases Thursday here.

Hot on the Bloomberg:
Tesla’s Board Backs Musk After SEC Sues, Seeks His Ouster
(Bloomberg)

Breaking from Bloomberg: Secret Hedge-Fund Polls Imperil Market Integrity, U.K. MP Nicky Morgan Warns

He’ll know for sure it’s his last day when he gets in the back seat of his car and it doesn’t move: How Lloyd Blankfein Spent His Last Night as Goldman Sachs CEO (Bloomberg)
Blankfein said at a reception this week: “It’s weird, I’ve been at Goldman Sachs so long, I always wondered, ‘If I peeled Goldman off my face, is there anything under it?’ But I’m looking forward to finding out. No reasonable suggestion will be ignored.”

Michael Lewis reveals how Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House. I do wish the world had more Max Stier’s – he is a bright light in the darkness. ‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team (The Guardian)


Weekend section.

Set your DVR: Saturday Night Live returns Saturday – Send me your predictions for who plays Brett Kavanaugh.

The New York Film Festival, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, starts today and runs through October 14. Get tickets here.

Also Coming to the Big Screen on Wednesday: Moynihan, the film, opens on October 3rd at Film Forum in New York for a two-week run. The nation’s best thinker among politicians since Lincoln, and the nation’s best politician among thinkers since Jefferson. See the trailer here.


Best of late night.

“Kanye West was recently spotted wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt. And yet somehow it’s still the least confusing thing Kanye has ever done.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Shia LeBeouf and his wife are divorcing after a relatively short marriage. Yeah, the marriage ended when the wife said ‘Wait! You’re *that* Shia LaBeouf?’”
— Conan O’Brien

“In other news, it’s Fashion Week in Paris right now; Gucci debuted a pair of leather underwear for men. Leather underwear. Designers were like ‘how can we make the human day a thousand times worse?’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“At a zoo in California, a man tried to climb into a lion enclosure, and was bitten in the foot by the lion. The man was taken to the hospital where his condition was listed as stupid.”
— Conan O’Brien

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