HuffPost Morning Email: August 2nd, 2017

HuffPost Morning Email: August 2nd, 2017: Anthony Scaramucci is speaking out.

Wednesday, August 2

Ariel Edwards-Levy here, filling in for Lauren Weber through today.


ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI SPEAKS OUT After a brief and colorful stint as White House Communications Director, he’s planning to “go dark.” [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]


THERE’S A NEW HITCH IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLANS TO DERAIL OBAMACARE Namely, a court ruling on the administration’s threats to halt payments to insurance companies. [HuffPost]


DEA CHIEF CONDEMNS DONALD TRUMP’S POLICE BRUTALITY COMMENTS In an all-staff email, Chuck Rosenberg expressed concerns that Trump had “condoned police misconduct” while speaking to law enforcement. [HuffPost]


CHRISTOPHER WRAY CONFIRMED AS FBI DIRECTOR In his confirmation hearing, the former Justice Department lawyer vowed to stay independent. [Reuters]


THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS GEARING UP TO FIGHT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS It’s a newly conservative direction for the department’s civil rights division. [NYT]


THE WHITE HOUSE WILL BYPASS ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS To expedite construction of a 15-mile section of the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall. [HuffPost]


TRUMP THINKS THE BOY SCOUTS LOVED HIS SPEECH Just one tidbit from the president’s sitdown with the Wall Street Journal. [HuffPost]


‘SNL’ IS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE IN THE TRUMP ERA “I felt like I was on one show for eight years and another for one year.” [HuffPost]


FOX NEWS IS FACING A LAWSUIT Over claims the network worked with the White House to cook up conspiracies about a DNC staffer’s death. [HuffPost]


MEET THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW THINK TANK THAT SAYS IT’S ADVISING THE WHITE HOUSE ON QATAR Led by a man who warned a high schooler’s clock was “half a bomb.” [HuffPost]


MY, WHAT BIG LEGAL PROTECTIONS YOU HAVE Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region will still be protected by endangered species laws. [HuffPost]


THE PLANET HAS A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE Of avoiding a 2 degrees celsius rise in global temperature by 2100, according to a new study. [HuffPost]


NEED SOME SIGHTSEEING INSPIRATION? National Geographic’s Travel Photograph of the Year contest winners are giving us serious wanderlust. [HuffPost]



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