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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“Dear Abby” is apologizing for her controversial advice on guns.
The anti-vaccination movement has really gone to the dogs.
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There’s a series of 19th century books that feature a boy named “Baron Trump.”
Harry Potter lingerie is apparently a thing now.
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A “Sweet Valley High” movie adaptation is in the works.
This Austrian festival takes bodypainting to a whole new level.
Please meet this cow that looks just like Gene Simmons.
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