Thursday, December 13

ByKevin Sheekey

Hot on the Bloomberg Today:
Theresa May Returns to Brexit Front Line After Surviving Confidence Vote

Explainer of the Day: Your Guide to the Brexit Endgame (Bloomberg QuickTake)

First on the Bloomberg:
Germany Is Said to Intensify Deutsche Bank Plans With Potential Merger
Uber Selects Morgan Stanley to Lead 2019 IPO (Bloomberg)

Climate of Hope:
‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Documentary Offers Hope for the Planet (Physics Today) The just-released Bloomberg Philanthropies-produced film urges viewers to combat climate change at the local level and takes national leaders to task for promoting fossil fuels.

Watch ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Today! Starting today, the documentary is available for free on digital platforms on National Geographic’s website, Nat Geo TV App, Video On Demand and connected devices including Roku and AppleTV.

And for one week, the film will be available on National Geographic’s YouTube channel here starting today, December 13. Learn more at

Cities Seeking Tougher Car Pollution Rules Win EU Court Cases (Bloomberg)
Everytown for Gun Safety Claims Victory at Ballot Box, in Statehouses (Washington Post)

Kings of Debt: Paul Ryan Leaves Behind Big Budget Deficits and Ballooning Debt (Bloomberg)

Culture of Corruption:
Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence, Saying His Duty Was to Hide Trump’s ‘Dirty Deeds’
(Bloomberg) The judge in the case said Cohen’s particular crimes — breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress — “implicate a far more insidious harm to our democratic institutions. As a lawyer, Mr. Cohen should have known better.”

Flashback to April 9, 2018: Trump Denounces F.B.I. Raid on His Lawyer’s Office as ‘Attack on Our Country’ (New York Times)

While Working for Trump, Rudy Giuliani Courts Business Abroad (New York Times)

Future of Travel: Hertz and Clear Promise to Eliminate Car Rental Counter Hell With Biometric Checkout – Starting At Atlanta International Airport (Bloomberg)

And finally, from Bloomberg Politics…
’Tis the season for rebellion. While the U.K.’s May regroups, French President Macron’s budget concessions haven’t eased the anger of Yellow Vests, who are starting to enjoy the radical life. What began as a tax revolt has become a cultural movement united by contempt for his leadership style. France’s Yellow Vests Are Starting to Enjoy the Radical Life (Bloomberg)

Best of late night.

“Today was the big sentencing hearing for Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. He got 36 months in prison — or as Trump put it, ‘That’s, like, 20 years!’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Three years is a lot, but remember — Trump’s closest associate got life.”
— Seth Meyers, showing a photo of Melania Trump

On Michael Cohen’s statement to the court:

“He went on rather poetically, ‘The irony is today is the day I am getting my freedom back.’ Actually, the irony is that while you’re in prison for your crimes, the guy who ordered you to do the crimes will be at Mar-a-Lago sharing chocolate cake with Xi Jinping and Kid Rock.”
— Stephen Colbert

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