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Is Tax Reform A Done Deal? This Is What Wall Street Thinks

(Zero Hedge)  Following the backing of Sen. John McCain on the GOP tax reform bill, markets have surged to new all time highs with Bloomberg reporting that odds for the tax bill’s passage may increase to “near-certainty” if the Senate can finish its version in the days ahead, citing Evercore ISI.  And speaking of banks, the […]

Technology U.S. News

Trump admin to Supreme Court: No warrant needed for cellphone records

(Washington Times)  The Trump administration told the Supreme Court Wednesday that cellphone records belong to telecom companies, not to their customers, as they sought to defend the ability of police to track Americans’ whereabouts without having to first get a warrant. The case is shaping up as one of this term’s blockbusters, as the high court continues to grapple […]

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Matt Lauer fired from NBC News after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

(CNN Noney)  Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced. Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show. “We are devastated,” she said. The “Today” show is one of the most popular and most profitable franchises […]

World News

North Korean missile lands in waters off Japan’s coast: Japanese PM

(CNBC)  North Korea fired a missile that was believed to have crashed into the waters off Japan, the Japanese prime minister’s office said early Wednesday local time (Tuesday afternoon ET). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered an emergency meeting of Cabinet ministers after North Korea’s first ballistic missile launch since Sept. 15, when one flew over […]

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National Gun-Carry Reciprocity Bill Moves to Mark Up in the House

(Washington Free Beacon)  The national gun-carry reciprocity bill will enter the next phase of the lawmaking process on Wednesday when it enters markup in the House. The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday it will mark up the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill would require states to acknowledge the legality of each other’s […]

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Justices to weigh cell phone privacy in landmark case

(The Hill)  The privacy of emails, photos stored in the cloud, even heart rate history from a smartwatch could be at stake, according to civil libertarians, as the Supreme Court takes up a potential blockbuster case after Thanksgiving. When they return to the bench after the holiday, the justices will weigh whether the history of […]

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As he investigates Trump’s aides, Robert Mueller’s record shows surprising flaws

  (LA Times)  When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The accolades squared with Mueller’s valor as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam […]