Tuesday, November 28

ByKevin Sheekey

It’s #GivingTuesday. Can someone give us some hope? In the meantime, if you want to help others in need here is one suggestion: usvirecovery.org

Five of the U.K.’s seven biggest banks have passed the Bank of England’s latest stress test, showing they have the strength to keep lending even during a “disorderly” Brexit. BOE Says Stress Test Shows Banks Can Withstand Disorderly Brexit (Bloomberg)


A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets. A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of an undercover sting operation (The Washington Post)


@jaketapper: Political activist prankster caught faking a sexual assault in an attempt to undermine real victims. Other than being a sexual predator, I’m not sure how much more ethically lost someone could be than that — but the night is still young.



Adding insult to injury: Trump took this dig in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson — the president who signed the Indian Removal Act into law, masterminded the “trail of tears” and disregarded a pro-Native American Supreme Court decision.


Before the Senate tax bill comes up for a vote later this week, it has to go through the Budget Committee, where key GOP lawmakers are raising objections. Stay up to date on the latest developments: Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (Bloomberg)


Told you so: In a letter to the editor, Rit Aggarwala argues that the failure of the State Legislature to enact Bloomberg proposed congestion pricing in 2007 could have prevented the current subway problems the city is facing today. Congestion Pricing (New York Times Opinion)


News from Bloomberg Philanthropies: After losing the EPA as the longtime sponsor of the annual Climate Leadership Conference to be held in Denver this February, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry will announce today that Bloomberg Philanthropies will be the headline sponsor of the Conference and accompanying Climate Leadership Awards, filling the void left by the departure of the EPA this summer.


Something you won’t see on Expedia: Hawaii is set to bring back a statewide nuclear attack siren, a relic of the Cold War that will notify islanders that a missile is headed towards them. Hawaii brings back Cold War-era nuclear warning sirens amid fears of North Korea strike (The Washington Post)

Twitter Maddness:

A remarkable series of tweets, the last of which is from Michael Hayden, a retired 4-star General and former Director of both the CIA and NSA.

@realDonaldTrump: @FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!


@jmclaughlinSAIS: If you favor CNN or Fox and are not dismayed by this, you may now be numb and no longer capable of outrage. Scary if that’s our new normal.


@GenMhayden: If this is who we are or who we are becoming, I have wasted 40 years of my life. Until now, it was not possible for me to conceive of an American President capable of such an outrageous assault on truth, a free press or the first amendment.