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August 18th, 2017
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Can you afford not to? 

Bannon’s out

A top White House aide says Steve Bannon is out, according to the New York Times, BBC, Politico, Washington Post, the AP, CNBC, the New York Post, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and Axios.

“Bannon going - admin officials say it was Trump, people close to Bannon insist he resigned,” Maggie Haberman tweeted.

“Bannon gets the boot!” Joe Kemp said.

“Happy Friday.” Katie Hommes added.

White Commissions aren’t faring much better

“Scoop-ish: members of commerce department digital economy board of advisers are resigning. got letter from co-chair,” Noah Kulwin tweeted. Here’s the piece–Members of Trump’s “digital economy” advisory board are quitting– that Keegan Hamilton, Tess A. Owen, Noah Kulwin wrote in Vice today.

“Yet another White House commission is disbanding in the wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments,” Ed O'Keefe wrote. This time, it’s the Members of the White House presidential arts commission who are resigning to protest Trump’s comments, which O’Keefe wrote about in the Washington Post.  

What else?

“I made a Twitter account, @trumps_feed, that shows what Trump sees in his timeline,”  Philip Bump at the Washington Post tweeted. And yes, now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter.

“Scoop! Special counsel focuses on Trump’s son, Don Jr. Bonus: smart legal analysis,” Mark Schoofs tweeted. He’s referring to Aram Roston’s piece in BuzzFeed that a Special Counsel Focuses On Trump’s Son.Speaking of sons, James Murdoch Pledged $1 Million to the Anti-Defamation League as a Trump Protest. As Maggie Haberman writes in the New York Times, Murdoch is now CEO of 21st Century Fox and the son Rupert Murdoch, “a frequent ally of President Trump’s.” “The embedded email language is damning to Trump,” Lara Jakes added. “Because @maggieNYT is a well of info,” Yamiche Alcindor tweeted.

“ACLU will no longer defend hate groups protesting with firearms,” Miguel Gonzalez tweeted. He’s referring to this piece in the Wall Street Journal by Joe Palazzolo.

Some choice op-eds

We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill,” Jeff Flake wrote in the New York Times. “You don't usually expect an op-ed by a Republican senator to bring a tear to your eye, but this one did,” Jack Ewing wrote. “YES. Thank you,” Elmira Bayrasli added.

In another op-ed in the Times, there’s I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It from Julius Krein. “Holy cow. The guy who created the intellectual Trump quarterly American Affairs regrets his support for Trump,” John Podhoretz tweeted. “We deserved it tbh,” Maira Garcia tweeted. She’s referring to this piece from the New York Times: Our Readers Call Us Out Over Bubble Tea. They Are Right.

Other things to know

“Big Banker is watching you, Barclays employee...,” Adam Blenford tweeted. They’re referring to a piece from Bloomberg that Barclays Put in Sensors to See Which Bankers Are at Their Desks. It was reported by Stephen Morris, Donal Griffin, Patrick Gower.

Fred Barbash found out that Robert E. Lee discouraged monuments. They ‘keep open the sores of war,’ he wrote. You can read more about it in the Washington Post.

One good thing

Nicole Hong says Zoos Are Clambering to Give the People What They Want: More Sloths in the Wall Street Journal.

She also tweeted: “I wrote an entire story about how much people love sloths.” Meanwhile, Ashby Jones tweeted: “Looking for a break from, well, everything? Read this story about sloths. Trust me.”

Question of the Day

Yesterday, we asked: Break out your best chicken dance, because “Arrested Development” returns in 2018. Creator Mitch Hurwitz says the idea of a “riches to rags” family was largely inspired by what corporate scandal?

Answer: That would be the Enron scandal.

Congrats to Dagmar Ebaugh for being the first to tweet in correctly.

Your question of the day for today is…During his time in Barcelona, Pablo Picasso was commissioned to draw the menu for a restaurant that was a famed artist hangout at the time?

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