Tuesday, October 16

ByKevin Sheekey

Liberal shock: Ralph Nader Touts Bloomberg 2020 (MSNBC)
Political activist and Green Party Presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, who is known for being tough on Democrats tells MSNBC it would be good for Mike Bloomberg to run against Trump as a Democrat in 2020, saying “Wall Street is his weakness” but that “he could shake up the Democratic Party.” Nader also slams Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez for refusing to answer his calls and emails.

The 2020 Campaign has begun: Senator Elizabeth Warren DNA Test Offers Far-Off American Indian Heritage (Bloomberg).
Warren has posted an ad on YouTube and Trump has already attacked this morning with this tweet:

“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!”

And then two more, here and here.

Saudis May Admit Khashoggi Was Killed in Interrogation by Mistake (New York Times)

Donald Debt: Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Rises to a Six-Year High of $779 Billion (Bloomberg)

Hot on the Bloomberg:
-Morgan Stanley Tops Rivals With Jumps in Both Trading, Deal Fees
(Bloomberg)
-Goldman Bankers Deliver Surprise Gain for New CEO David Solomon (Bloomberg)

Trump Says Sears Was Mismanaged. Mnuchin Was on Its Board for Years (Bloomberg)

Paul Allen, Billionaire Who Co-Founded Microsoft, Dies at 65 (Bloomberg)

Hot World: This Year “Almost Guaranteed” to be Earth’s 4th-Warmest Year on Record (Axios)

Hot Media: TicToc by Bloomberg is the Hottest Social Media Presence and Bloomberg Businessweek is the Hottest Business Magazine in 2018 (Adweek)
In their annual HotList issue, Adweek says TicToc “has had a quick rise” and “its reach is expansive.” In calling Businessweek the hottest business magazine of 2018, Adweek praises “groundbreaking investigations into the data-mining firm Palantir to scoopy pieces on Facebook, Amazon, Uber and Tesla” and says the magazine “remains a must-read for business leaders, techies and legislators alike.”


Best of late night.

“Speaking of New York, there’s a hospital here that keeps a Spotify playlist full of songs with beats that match up with CPR compressions. Because when you’re having a heart attack, who doesn’t want to hear their Doctor say ‘so what do you think, Drake or Migos?’”
Jimmy Fallon

“A cheating scandal has rocked the world of wine tasting. A cheating scandal! It came out that some tasters were given the answers to an exam. The wine tasters say that they are embarrassed, a little humiliated, and there’s a hint of shame.”
Jimmy Fallon

Senator Elizabeth Warren last week received the results of a DNA test that showed her to have a small amount of Native American blood and released the results yesterday.

“This test accurately reveals, with high confidence, that Elizabeth Warren is running for president.”
Stephen Colbert

And a must watch: Stephen Colbert did his own “wide-ranging interview of Lesley Stahl’s wide-ranging interview” of Donald Trump from CBS 60 Minutes Sunday. Watch here.